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Solosmasthana

16 DAYS / 15 NIGHTS(SOLOSMASTHANA)

Day 1 Airport / Negombo

Welcome on arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Negombo.

Dinner and overnight stay in Negombo

Day 2 Negombo/Anuradapura



Early morning, proceed to Anuradapura

Anuradhapura and start the city tour of ancient city (3rd century B.C to 10th century A.D).

Schedule

•  We take an early breakfast and a proceed to Anuradapura ancient city (3rd century B.C to 10th century A.D).
•  Visit Sri maha bodhi (The oldest tree in the world with a written history and it is a sapling from the original tree which the    Buddha attained enlightment under it).
•  Visit Thuparama Stupa(oldest Stupa built in the 3rd century B.C,the right color borne of Buddha is deposited),
•  Visit Jethavanarama Stupa ( the Biggest Stupa in sri lanka)
•  Visit Ruwanveli seya dagoba (The most famous stupa in sri lanka),

Dinner and overnights stay in Anuradapura

Day 3 Anuradapura

After breakfast Leave to visit Anuradapura

Schedule
•  Visit Abhayagiriya monastery (The Biggest Monastery in sri lanka and Relics of Lord Buddha, and the Tripitaka inscribed  in gold leaves are said to be enshrined here).
•  Visit Mirisawetiya Stupa
•  Visit other ancient monument in Anuradapura

Dinner and overnight stay in Anuradapura

DAY 04 Anuradapura /jaffna.

After Breakfast proceed to Jaffna,

Schedule
•  After Breakfast proceed to Jaffna.
•  In the evening Jaffna city tour

Dinner and overnight stay in Jaffna.

Day 5 Jaffna

After breakfast, proceed to Nainative Island.

Nagadipa Purana Vihara - Nainativu Island (Jaffna District)
Constructed at the site where Buddha visited Lanka for the second time, five years after attaining Enlightenment. He intervened and mediated in settling a dispute between warring Naga kings, Chulodara and Mahodara, over the possession of a gem-studded throne. This precious throne which was offered to the Buddha, was returned to the Naga Kings and was later enshrined in this stupa.

Schedule

•  Visit Nagadipa Purana Vihara - Constructed at the site where Buddha visited Lanka for the second time, five years after attaining Enlightenment .Nainativu Island (Jaffna District)
 Dinner and overnight stay in Jaffna

Dinner and overnight stay in Jaffna

Day 6 Jaffna/Anuradapura

Mihintale is the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It was here that in the 3rd Century BC. Arhant Mahinda met King Devanam Piyatissa who was out hunting, and converted him to Buddhism. Mihintale became theabode of Arhant Mahinda and 3,000 monks. Hundreds of shrines and caves where the monks lived can be seen at the Mihinthale rock and the stairway of 1840 wide steps leads from the bottom of the rock to the summit.

Schedule
•  Visit The Sela Catiya, The Kantahka Cetiya, Ambasthale Dagoba, Maha Seya and Indikatu Seya are all in this temple complex.
The Urna Lome, the sacred hair relic between the eyebrows, is said to be enshrined in Sela Cetiya.
•  Visit other ancient monuments in mihintale

Dinner overnight stay in Anuradapura

Day 7 Anuradapura/kandy

Early morning proceed to kandy

Kandy city has been declared by UNESCO as a Living World Heritage Site. The last capital of Sinhala kings, Kandy is remarkable for the natural beauty of its setting in a peaceful natural surrounding with an artificial lake. A British Governor has said that Kandy was the most beautiful city in the most beautiful country in the world. The palace buildings shrines, and the British period buildings give it a special character, while the religious importance of the Tooth Relic and the annual procession or the Dalada Perehera contribute a dynamism and unique cultural importance to the historic hill capital

Schedule


•  Early breakfast proceed to kandy.
•  In the evening kandy city tour with kandy tooth temple.
Dinner overnight stay in hotel kandy


Day 8 Kandy/Maiyanganaya.

After Breakfast proceed to Maiyanganaya.
Mahiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya (Badulla District)
The Mahiyangana stupa is said to have been built during the lifetime of Lord Buddha enshrining the lock of hair given by Him to God Saman when the Buddha first visited to Sri Lanka and preached to the primitive people living there. It is the first ever stupa to be constructed in Sri Lanka.

Schedule

•  After Breakfast proceed to Maiyanganaya.
•  Visit Mahaiyangana Raja maha viharaya (when the Buddha first visited to Sri Lanka and preached to the primitive people living there)
•  Dinner and overnight stay in Maiyanganaya

Day 9 Maiyanganaya/Badulla

Muthiyangana Raja Maha Vihara, Badulla.

Devanampiya Tissa enshrining the relics of Lord Buddha. The site has been consecrated by Lord Buddha, who spent a few moments absorbed in ecstatic meditation.

Schedule

•  After breakfast proceed to Badulla.
•  Visit temple of Muthiyanganaya

Dinner and overnight stay in hotel


Day 10 Badulla

Early morning proceed to Digawapiya
Dighavapi Raja Maha Vihara, Dighavapiya (Ampara District)
The stupa constructed by King Saddha Tissa In 137 BC.at the site where Lord Buddha spent some time with Arhants absorbed in ecstatic meditation, during his final visit. Enshrined are the relics of Lord Buddha.

Schedule
•  After early breakfast proceed to Dighavapiya
•  Visit Digawapiya stupa
Dinner overnight stay in Badulla.

Day 11 Badulla/Tissamaharama

Kiri Vehera, Kataragama (Moneragala District)

First built by a local ruler called Mahasena, upon a site hallowed by a visit of Lord Buddha, it is said to have enshrined in it the golden seat, from which Lord Buddha delivered the sermon, a lock of hair and the royal sword used by Prince Siddhartha to cut off his hair at the time of the Great Renunciation

Schedule


•  After Breakfast proceed to Tissamaharama.
•  Visit katharagama Kiri vehera.

Dinner and overnight stay in Katharagama

Day 12 Tissamaharama.

After breakfast proceed to tissamaharama.
Tissamaharama Raja MahaVihara, Tissamaharama (Hambantota District)
One of the largest Dagobas (Stupas) in Ruhuna is situated in the temple which is said to have been built by king Kavantissa in the 2nd Century BC. The Silpasena Pirivena has been at this site.

Schedule
•  After Breakfast proceed to Tissamaharama.
•  Visit Tissamaharama stupa.

 

Day 13 Tissamaharama /Rathnapura

After break fast proceed to Diva Guhava
Diva Guhava (Ratnapura District)

The cave in which Lord Buddha spent the day after placing the footprint on Sri Pada and it is now believed this cave is near by the Sri Pada mountain in Ratnapura district.

Schedule
•  After breakfast proceed to Diva Guhava
•  Visit Diva Guhava Cave in Rathnapura

Dinner overnight stay in Rathnapura

Day 14 Rathnapura/Sri pada(Adam’s Peak)

Sri Pada (Ratnapura District)

It is believed that Lord Buddha placed his footprint on the summit of this sacred mountain during his third visit to Sri Lanka. The mountain is 7,360 feet high; it is the fifth highest mountain in the country and has several approaches, the main ones being through the Hatton town and Ratnapura District. During December and April thousands of devotees climb the mountain to pay obeisance.

Schedule

•  After Breakfast proceed to Sri Pada.
•  In the evening climb the mountain to pay obeisance.

Dinner and overnight stay in Nallathanniya

Day 15 Nallathanniya /Colombo

After breakfast proceed to Colombo
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, Kelaniya (Gampaha District)
Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya is Situated about 10 km from Colombo on the Kelani River valley. This temple was hallowed during the third and final visit of Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka, eight years after gaining enlightenment. Its history goes back nearly 2,566 years. The Mahawansa records that the original Dagoba at Kelaniya enshrined a gem studded throne on which the Buddha sat and preached. The annual Kelani Duruthu Perahera is held in the month of Ja

Schedule
•  After Breakfast proceed to colombo.
•  In the evening visit Kelani temple.( This temple was hallowed during the third and final visit of Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka, eight years after gaining enlightenment)

Dinner and overnight stay in Nallathanniya

Day 16 Colombo/Beach or air port

Schedule

After Breakfast proceed to Beach or Air port

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