Heritage & Culture tour, Sri Lanka

Heritage & Culture

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

Heritage & Culture

Immerse yourself in the colorful and dynamic culture of Sri Lanka. The Island boasts 3000 years of history, and it has plenty of ancient ruins, temples, and forts which will leave you in awe. Find yourself lost in the crowd of Dhaladha perehara "one of the oldest and most colorful processions in the world, from fire dancers to elephants and whip lashers to drummers, it is truly a spectacle to witness. Sri Lanka's colonial history is still alive and well in its architecture. Experience, that perfect colonial era lifestyle in bungalows overlooking tea plantations, while sipping that perfect Srilankan tea or take a tour around the cities observing the Dutch and English inspired architecture all around the nation.

Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of North Central Province, Sri Lanka and the capital of Anuradhapura District.

Abhayagiri Dagaba
Isurumuniya
Jetavanaramaya
Lankaramaya
Lovamahapaya
Mirisawetiya Stupa
Sri Maha Bodhi Viharaya
Thuparamaya Dagaba

Chilaw

Chilaw is a large town in Puttalam District, North Western Province, Sri Lanka. It's governed by an urban council.

Manavari Kovil
Munneshwaram Kovil

Colombo

Sri Lanka’s capital and largest city, Colombo.Offers confusingly busy bustling streets, Modern building and Old ones with Portuguese, Dutch and English influenced architecture and cultural melting pot. But once you look past the hustle and bustle, Colombo is a city with beautiful Buddhist temples, amazing restaurants and a buzzing vibrant night life scene.

Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya Temple
Old Colombo Lighthouse
National Museum of Colombo
Pettah Market
Red Mosque
Viharamahadevi Park
Dehiwala Zoological Garden

Dambulla

Lying at the heart of the Cultural Triangle is the little town of DAMBULLA is famous for its remarkable cave monasteries: five magical, dimly lit grottoes crammed with magnificent statues and decorated with some of the finest murals in the country, offering a picture-perfect snapshot of historical artistry at its finest.

Dambulla Cave Temple
Pidurangala Rock
Rose Quartz Mountain
Sigiriya Lion Rock

Galle

Galle is a one of a kind city where you can travel into the dutch colonial era in an instance. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this historic city is an absolute pleasure to explore, with surprises hidden in every corner. The city is dotted with imposing Dutch-colonial buildings, ancient mosques and churches, grand mansions and museums. Wandering its narrow lanes you'll pass stylish cafe's, boutiques and impeccably restored hotels owned by local and foreign artists, writers, photographers and designers.

Galle Dutch Fort
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Maritime Archaeology Museum
Galle National Museum

Jaffna

Jaffna is a city on the northern tip of Sri Lanka. Nallur Kandaswamy is a huge Hindu temple with golden arches and an ornate gopuram tower. By the coast, star-shaped Jaffna Fort was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century and later occupied by the Dutch and British. Jaffna Public Library is a symbol of the city’s post-war regeneration. Jaffna Archaeological Museum has Dutch cannons and pre-colonial artifacts.

Dutch Fort
Keerimalai Naguleswaram Kovil
Nagadeepa Rajamaha Viharaya
Nainativu
Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil

Kandy

Hidden away amid lush green hills at the heart of the island, KANDY is Sri Lanka’s cultural capital, home to the Temple of the Tooth, the country’s most important religious shrine. Known to be last independent bastion, the Kingdom of Kandy clung onto its freedom long after the rest of the island had fallen to the Portuguese and Dutch, preserving its own unique customs and culture which live on today in the city’s unique music, dance and architecture.

Bogambara Lake
Kandy Gem Museum
Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance show
National Museum
Kandy perahera
Royal Botanic Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha

Matale

Matale often written as Mathale, is the largest town of the Matale District of the Central Province, of Sri Lanka. It is 142 kilometres from Colombo and near Kandy.

Aluvihara Rock Cave Temple
Bambarakiri ella water fall
Knuckles
Mini World's End
Riverston
Sembuwatte Lake
Sera Ella (Water Fall)
National Spice Garden
Sri Muthumariamman Kovil Temple

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is a city in the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka. The naturally landscaped Hakgala Botanical Gardens displays roses and tree ferns, and shelters monkeys and blue magpies. Nearby Seetha Amman Temple, a colorful Hindu shrine, is decorated with religious figures. Densely forested Galway's Land National Park is a sanctuary for endemic and migratory bird species, including bulbuls and flycatchers.

Adam's Peak
Ambewela Dairy Farm
Devon Water Fall View Point
Nuwara Eliya Golf Club
Gregory Lake and Park
Hakgala Botanical Gardens
Horton Plains & Baker’s fall
Lover's leap Waterfall
Moon Plains
Seetha Amman Temple
St. Clairs Falls
Strawberry Farm
Victoria Park

Polonnaruwa

Poḷonnaruwa is the main town of Polonnaruwa District in North Central Province, Sri Lanka. Kaduruwela area is the Polonnaruwa New Town and the other part of Polonnaruwa remains as the royal ancient city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa.

Gal Viharaya
Lankatilaka Vihara
Royal Palace of King Parakramabahu
Parakrama Samudra
Pothgul Vehera (Ancient Library)
Maha Parakkramabahu Statue
Thivanka Image House

Trincomalee

Trincomalee is a port city on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka. Set on a peninsula, Fort Frederick was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century. Within its grounds, the grand Koneswaram Temple stands on Swami Rock cliff, a popular vantage point for blue-whale watching. The holy complex contains ornate shrines and a massive statue of Shiva. Nearby Gokanna Temple has panoramic views over the city and the coastline.

Trincomalee Beach Activities
Commonwealth WAR Cemetery
Trincomalee Whale and Dolphin Watching
Fort Frederick - ෆෙඩ්රික් කොටුව
Hoods Tower Naval Museum
Kanniya Hot Water Well
Koneswaram Kovil
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple