Sri Lanka boasts a written history of 2,500 years, and it is supported by a trail of impressive ancient ruins dating back to prehistory. In turn, her people value their heritage, and Sri Lankan culture is born out of legendary stories and awe-inspiring monuments. Doubtlessly, all cultural tours in Sri Lanka include at least one Sri Lankan historical site.
Sri Lankan heritage and cultural tours focus mainly on “the cultural triangle.” The cultural triangle connects three ancient world heritage cities, namely Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, and Kandy. The cultural triangle has thousands of rural villages where authentic Sri Lankan culture mingles with many more mini heritage sites.
Why are Cultural Tours in Sri Lanka so Famous?
It is a rare attraction where true Sri Lanka is still savored. Sri Lanka is one of the best destinations in the world with its vast cultural diversity. Sri Lankan culture is rich in customs and rituals, more than 2000 years old, handed down from generation to generation. Sri Lankan culture has been reflected in art, architecture, colorful festivals, sculptures, foods, drinks, etc.
Sri Lanka was crowned as “Asia’s Leading Destination” at the World Travel Awards – 2017 by defeating 47 countries in Asia. Sri Lanka has UNESCO listed six cultural heritages and two natural heritages. Altogether, eight world heritage sites suggest that Sri Lanka cultural tours have so much to give you.
Cultural Tours in Sri Lanka – UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- The Sacred City of Anuradhapura (1982) ,
- The ancient city of Polonnaruwa (1982),
- The ancient city of Sigiriya (1982), The
- The Golden Temple of Dambulla (1991),
- The Sacred City of Kandy (1988)
- The old town of Galle and its fortifications (1988)
Anuradhapura is the first and one of the most ancient cities in Sri Lanka. Polonnaruwa is recognized as the second ancient capital of Sri Lanka. Sigiriya, considered by some people as the eighth wonder of the world, Galle, popular for its fortification, Dambulla cave temple, famous as the Golden Temple of Dambulla, and Kandy, with its temple of sacred tooth relics. All these iconic tourist attractions make cultural tours in Sri Lanka legendary. Buddhism heavily influences Sri Lanka’s culture. Many Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka and many mosques, Hindu temples, and Christian churches, all situated across the island. Plan your next holiday with us. You can discover an authentic Sri Lanka which lies away from the typical tourist trail. We assure you it will be a memorable experience for you.
Sri Lanka Cultural Tours with Overa Tours
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