A stone carved statue of Buddha at the ‘Gal Viharaya’ [stone temple] in Polonnaruwa
Day 4 – The city of Polonnaruwa
Travel to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, yet another one of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage sites for the day. Polonnaruwa was once a great historic capital of Sri Lanka. Visit the many ruins scattered across the city including the Royal Citadel, the audience hall, the Vatadage temple, Relic chambers, Kovils and statues carved out of stone.
Day 5 – Kandy, the Hill Capitol
Travel to the Kandy City and have some refreshing herbal tea at the spice gardens in Matale on the way. Once in Kandy, check out ‘Dalada Maligawa’, the Temple that houses the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha and take a stroll across this small lakeside town cradled among the misty hills.
Soak in some rich and vibrant Sri Lankan culture and tradition by watching a cultural show in the evening that features traditional music, drumming and dancing.
Day 6 – Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Visit the Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya that was once the pleasure garden of the Kandyan Queen and afterwards, travel to Pinnawala to watch elephants being bathed in the river at the Elephant orphanage in the afternoon.