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Hindu Religious site tour of 7 days

Hindu Sites in Sri Lanka

Day-01-Air Port / Chilaw / Negombo
Arrive at the Bandaranaike International airport, Katunayake. You will be met and assisted on arrival. Transfer to hotel in Negombo and leave for Chilaw. Visit the Munneswaram Temple Complex dedicated to God Siva and built in the traditional Hindu style, and the seaside shrine complex at Udappuwa. Both these emples are visited by people of all faiths seeking favors and to give thanks for favors granted.
Overnight stay at in Negombo.

Day-02- Negombo / Colombo / Mt: Lavinia
After the Breakfast at hotel and Leave for Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. In Kochchikade, visit the Sri Ponnambalam Ramanathan Sivan Temple, the popular Captain's Garden Temple, the Murugan Temple at Ginthupitiya devoted to God Skanda, the Kathiresan Kovil at Bambalapitiya, and other places of interest.
Overnight stay at Mt: Lavinia

Day-03- Mt: Lavenia / Pinnawala / Kandy
Breakfast and Leave for Kandy, Sri Lanka's hill capital and last free kingdom before it was captured by the British in 1815 AD. En route visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, the Embekke temple famous for its intricate wood carvings and dedicated to God Skanda (14th-century AD), and the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya.
City tour of Kandy including the Ganapathi Temple and other places of religious interest to all faiths, which reveals the religious harmony in the country: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, St. Paul's Church and the mosque which are in close proximity to each other.
In the evening watch a performance of traditional Kandyan dancing and drumming which will include devotional fire-walking.
Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy.

Day-04- Kandy / Nalanda / Polonnaruwa
Breakfast and Leave for Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka's medieval capital (11th-12 century). En route visit the Muthu Mari Amman temple in Matale and the Nalanda Gedige, with the ancient Pallava style of architecture. In Polonnaruwa, visit 11th-12 century monuments including the two Siva Temples, and the moonstone sculptures which show the influence of Hinduism.
Overnight stay at,Polonnaruwa or Giritale.

Day-05- Polonnaruwa / Mahiyangana / Badulla / Ella
Breakfast and Leave for Ella via Mahiyangana and Badulla. In Badulla, visit the beautiful temple devoted to God Skanda, and the Kali Temple which houses the statue of Goddess Kali which was brought from Kerala, India during the Colonial era.
Dinner and overnight stay at Ella.

Day-06- Ella / Nuwara-Eliya
Breakfast at the Hotel and Leave for Nuwara Eliya. Visit the Sita Amman temple, the focal point of the Rama/Sita episode in the epic Ramayana and other related places of interest. Sightseeing, including a visit to the Tea plantation and a Tea Factory, to witness the manufacturing process of world famous Ceylon Tea.
Dinner and overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

Day-07-Embilipitiya / Kataragama / Tissamaharama
Breakfast and Leave for Embilipitiya and embark on a jeep safari to the Udawalawe National Park to view herds of wild elephants. Leave for Tissamaharama. In the evening, visit the Kataragama shrine complex devoted to God Skanda and venerated by people of all faiths, and visit various temples in the surrounding area. Participate in the Pooja (offerings) in the evening.
Dinner and overnight stay at Tissamaharama

Day-08- Tissamaharama / Devinuwara / Colombo
Breakfast at hotel and Leave for Colombo. En route, visit the Vishnu temple in Devinuwara, 17th-century Galle Dutch fort which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the Murugan Temple dedicated to God Skanda.
Dinner and overnight stay at Colombo

Day-09- Colombo / Air Port
Breakfast at the hotel and the city tour of Colombo . Observing the old Parliament, the residential areas and the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall) and visit Fort. Also, visit the Ceramics Corporation Showroom, Majestic City shopping complex and the ODEL Unlimited Dress Boutique. Evening transfer to the Air Port for departure.

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