The Cultural Train

From
590
USD
Per Person
  • Train
  • 11 Night / 12 Days
  • Anuradhapura/Bentota | Beruwela/Colombo/Galle/Polonnaruwa/Sigiriya

The Cultural Train

Motives for Train Rides
·      Journey of Zero Stress
Train set it the atmosphere to enjoy every stop without a hesitation for any stranger to the country. Every view pass by is just like traveling by own vehicle city to city.
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The best in economy is train. Choose own service choice from first, second or third class and just be seated and go
·      The Space
Not like in any other travel modes the trains make space for you and your big luggage more than enough.
·      The Old Charm
There’s something refreshingly conventional about taking a train, especially in case You’re voyaging over a long, multi-night course. the capacity to unwind in moderate pace and appreciate the tranquillity while during the day, many train voyagers read books, play a game of cards or just appreciate the view hurrying by and this is exclusively an old charm.
·      Comfort and Relaxation
Train adventures are one of the least distressing types of transportation out there: another person does the driving; you'll have more legroom than on a plane and possible to move around as wish.
·      Not Just Another Transport Mode
It just not takes the traveller letting to yawn during the journey. The start to end it stitches various stops decorated with lakes, mountains, caves, waterfalls, sea and sandy beaches which not so easy at other modes.
 
We are awaiting to welcome you with your friends, families and well-wishers to this amazing destination. The tour is privet & fully customised. All our tours are compatible with National and International Post Covid 19 guidelines and regulations. 

Day 01 - Colombo upon arrival

Arrival- Pick up |Colombo

Meet your representative with heartwarming greeting, Ayubowan! (May You Live Long!), the exclusive Sri Lankan blessing. Enjoy a refreshingly cup of refreshing Ceylon Tea and proceed to Colombo.

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Day 02 - Pulasthi, Intercity Train ride

Polonnaruwa

Be lucky enough to take the new railway ride via "Pulathisi" the intercity train ride to Polonnaruwa. The ride is to the 2nd grandeur kingdom of Sri Lanka where still the ancient glory reflects.
The prosperous period in the irrigation industry and agriculture of Sri Lanka is witnessed during the kingdom of Polonnaruwa. Beyond the traditional concept of tank, a mix of six Parakrama Samudraya Reservoirs built on a marine concept is a best of the exemplary. The present Polonnaruwa’s land area is 3,293 km⊃2; and 227km distant from Colombo.

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Day 03 - Cycling tour through ancient ruins

Polonnaruwa

The ancient city of Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka's second kingdom holding cultural treasure. The royal capital in the North Central is a UNESCO world heritage site too. Royal Palace of King Parakramabahu, Council Chamber of King Nissankamalla, Potgul Vehera Statue, Gal Viharaya, The Sacred Quadrangle, Medirigiriya Watadageya, Thivanka Image House, Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Pond), Alahana Pirivena, Lankathilaka Image House, Baddasima Prasada, Ancient Hospital are just few monuments in Polonnaruwa and much more collection exploration is a better journey through cycling. Not only monuments but also around tanks en-route is just a moment of time back to kings.

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Day 04 - Excursion to Sigiriya | Pidurangala

Dambulla  |Sigiriya

Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the royal palace is situated in the core of the island between the towns of Dambulla and Habarana on a gigantic rock plateau-shaped from magma of a wiped-out spring of gushing lava, is 200 meters higher than the encompassing wildernesses. Its view dumbfounds the guests with an excellent combination of nature and human creativity. The complex incorporates remainders of a demolished royal residence, encompassed by a broad system of fortresses, gardens, lakes, alleys, canals, and fountains. The encompassing regions of Sigiriya were repressed for several thousand years.
Just after the Sigiriya climb visit to the Sigiriya village nearby. Take a ride on an oxen cart, a catamaran safari, be a witness in a cooking demonstration and enjoy a delicious authentic village lunch. Pick fresh lotus flowers, wear a cap of lotus leaves and don't forget the flower garden.
The move up to the summit of Pidurangala is so unquestionably harder than handling Sigiriya Rock. When you arrive at the finish of the stairs, there is a leaning back statue of Buddha hidden away, accepted to have been among the biggest brick statue of the past. Continue further, this time however with no means so you'll end up pressing through and scrambling over rocks for this last piece. When you arrive at the level summit, the perspectives will be stunning and the pressure of the trip will be a relic of past times.

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Day 05 - Anuradhapura by local bus

Anuradhapura

Polonnaruwa to Anuradhapura is exactly the linkage of the very first and the second capitals of ancient Sri Lanka. Spend the evening at leisure.

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Day 06 - First Kingdom of Sri Lanka

Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura, the pride of a civilization, first organized capital city of ancient Sri Lanka as well as one of the five largest cities of its time in South Asia. Anuradhapura city has a multitudinous count of historical remaining both well preserved and ruins which are worthy and luckily to watch for. Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Ruvanvelisaya Dagoba, Isurumuniya, Royal Pleasure Garden (Ranmasu Uyana), Samadhi Buddha Statue, Jethawanaramaya Stupa, Abhayagiri Dagaba, Kalu Diya Pokuna Natural Black Water Pond, Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), Vessagiriya Ruins, Mirisaveti Stupa, Lankarama Sthupa, Lovamahapaya, Vessagiri, Tissa wewa, Kala wewa are some other sites to be visited when journeying around Anuradhapura. Visit some selected places in the city tour.
These are words heard thousand years ago at Mihintale. "Oh! Great King, the birds of the air & the beasts have an equal right to live & move about in any part of this land as thou. The lands belong to the peoples & all other beings & thou art only the guardian of it" said by Arahath Mahinda thero to king Devanampiyatissa revealing a doctrine where everyone’s life security praised with immense importance. Now you are here. Where a great compassion revealed.
That significant historical incident happened in Mihintale which is one of the sixteen sacred sites in Sri Lanka according to Buddhism and can be known to the cradle of Buddhist civilization in Sri Lanka. Mihintale holds immense importance in culture, history as well as archaeology. The stupa or Dagoba, the rock and caves structures have compacted the Mihintale site. Enchanted environmentally, spiritually and famed from the 307 BC.

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Day 07 - Colombo Train

Colombo

At each train station in transit, the train lodges get loaded up with sellers hustling treats like newly cut pineapple and mango with cinnamon, corn with salty spread, rice and curry, bean stew wade, and crispy papadums. Yummy!!

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Day 08 - Story of Colombo

Colombo

It is extremely diversified, the Colombo city tour. Bet it the charm is everlasting. The commercial capital of Sri Lanka expertise in leisure, dining spots with world taste compactness and authentic Sri Lankan, shopping and accommodation. Colombo boundaries are marked with ancient Sri Lankan and colonial influence including Dutch to British architecture. During a city tour the  President’s House and Chatham Street Clock Tower, Old Dutch Hospital now converted to a shopping and dining complex, Galle Face Green, the colourful Pettah shopping bazaar, the Gangaramaya Temple housing Buddhist artefacts from all over the world, National Museum depicting Sri Lanka’s historical and cultural heritage, the Independence Memorial Hall designed in the typical style of a medieval Kandyan audience  hall, the Independence Museum and the iconic Town Hall Building. Art fests, cultural shows, exhibitions, and music, drama and food festivals boost up in various venues. The list is not ended. It goes on.

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Day 09 - Beach by Train

Bentota | Beruwela

The Beruwala shoreline is a flawless of brilliant golden sand, surrounded by palm grows spread along the beach front stretch. The wide shoreline that lounges in the brilliant tropical sun from the course of the sea is all around concealed with the lavish greenery of the landside. Beruwala water sport facilities are excellent as parasailing, water skiing, water scooter rides, wind surfing. The sound shoreline is alright for swimming at whatever month consistently, it likewise manages open door for Deep-ocean Fishing and Wreck and Coral Reef Diving. A stroll around the Beruwala angling port in the early morning bears seeing anglers offload the morning's catch from brilliantly shaded outrigger canoes and angling boats that has come back from night angling in the remote sea.

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Day 10 - Excursion to Galle & Sea Turtles

Galle

The city of Galle, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, covers an area of 6.5 square miles. Cinnamon was exported from Sri Lanka prior to 1400 BC and the Galle Port has been used as the main commercial venue for the export market. Since the sixteenth century through Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial era the city was molded and at our present occasion is an archaeological reserve as well as a living world heritage site. Galle has its attractions as Galle fort, Galle museum, Dutch church and much more.
Unawatuna beach is a noteworthy vacation spot beach famous for its delightful shoreline and corals. Beach is a suburb of Galle, approximately 108 kilometers south of Colombo. Unawatuna shoreline is a beautiful semi roundabout narrows shoreline that extends close to one kilometer. Like the various other fine shores in the South-Western and southern coastline of Sri Lanka, Unawatuna too is bordered by lavish forests of coconut palm trees. Anyway, it has a rare geological event: on either end of the inlet can see headlands.


 Habaraduwa Turtle Hatchery is a NGO admired by the nature lovers. In conserving turtles and other marine species, it was started in 1986. Since then they take care of new born turtles. The baby turtles must be released to the sea at the heel of 4 days. Therefore, the tourists receive the rare chance of releasing them. Additionally, the hitchery conserve injured turtles. A nearby small sand climb conserve eggs with labeling date and number of eggs. The venue is a wonderful work towards saving the nature assets as since it started over 500,000 sea turtles have released to the ocean.

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Day 11 - Beach day

Bentota | Beruwela

Spend the day leisurely.

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Day 12 - Departure

Colombo

Proceed to the Colombo International Airport (CMB) to the return flight.

THINGS TO DO

  • Feel like a local
  • Experience the Sri Lankan local transportations
  • Enjoy the Train rides
  • Must see Lion rock & Polonnaruwa ruins
  • Explore the 1st Kingdom of Sri Lanka
  • Finding the local transport options to hotels /from hotels
  • Arrange tuk tuk rides
  • Stay on the south west Beach
  • Explore UNESCO heritage in Galle

INCLUSIONS

  • A personalized welcome at the Colombo international airport
  • The service of an qualified guide on historical places (you may request your Language)
  • Train Tickets
  • 3*Star accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Guided excursions and activities with entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • All applicable taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  • Air fares and Visa fees
  • Travelers insurance
  • Meals not specified
  • Detours and optional excursions
  • Camera and video charges if applicable
  • Tips, porterage and expenses of any personal nature
  • Transfers between Hotel and Train Station
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