Negombo - Pinnawala - Yapahuwa - Anuradhapura
After breakfast leave for Anurahdapura.
On the way to Anuradhapura visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage,
is an orphanage and breeding ground for wild elephants.
Then visit Yapahuwa rock fortress. Yapahuwa served as the capital of
Sri Lanka in the latter part of the 13th century (1273-1284).
Built on a huge, 90 meter high rock boulder in the style of
the Sigiriya rock fortress,
Yapahuwa was a palace and military stronghold
against foreign invaders.
Evening do a sightseeing tour in ancient city
Anuradhapura , From the 4th century BC, it was the capital of
Sri Lanka until the beginning of the 11th century AD.
The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world,
is today surrounded by monasteries covering an area of over sixteen
square miles (40 km²). Anuradhapura is a City of archaeological and
historical interest including Isurumuniya - the first temple to be
built in the island, Sri Maha Bodhi Tree- with an authenticated history of
more than 2300 years which has been planted from a sapling from the
original tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment,
Ruwanveliseya - the largest stupa in the island,
Jethawanaramaya and Abhayagiriya - which in their original form
have been equivalent in size to the Great Pyramids in Giza and
have thus been declared as World Heritage Sites , Twin Ponds,
Thuparamaya- the first Stupa to be built in Sri Lanka enshrining the
left collar bone of the Buddha,
the Samadhi Statue - meditating posture etc.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Anuradhapura .