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Mahayana Pilgrimage Tour

Make a Pilgrimage to Sacred Sites of Sri Lanka

buddhist pilgrimage sri lankaSri Lanka is one of the world’s most revered destinations for Buddhist Pilgrims today.

Buddhism has been kept alive in Sri Lanka continuously since 250 BCE. That was the year when the Indian King Ashoka sent his son to to take the Buddha Dharma to Sri Lanka.

It is less well known, some would say —it is a hidden secret— that Sri Lanka has a significant and rich mixed Buddhist past.

Many of the historic early Buddhist schools sites have only been acknowledged recently. In fact, the biggest stupa on the island has just been recovered from the jungle — scaffolding was removed in 2015.

If you would like to visit these holy sites for yourself, Tara Lanka is proud to offer two excellent guided Pilgrimages that reveal historic facts of these ancient sites.

  • TOUR ONE: 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • TOUR TWO: 10 Days / 9 Nights

All Tours can be customised to allow for breaks and holiday extensions.

TOUR ONE: 7 Days / 6 Nights
>> Day 1: Arrive and be greeted at Negombo airport then be driven to Anuradhapura
>> Day 2: Anuradhapura — Explore monastic and archaeological sites
>> Day 3: Anuradhapura / Polonnaruwa — Ancient Buddhist statues
>> Day 4: Sigiriya / Dambulla / Matale / Kandy — Lion Rock, Cave temple
>> Day 5: Kandy / Nuwaraeliya / Ella — Temple of The Tooth, Colonial era architecture
>> Day 6: Ella / Buduruwagala / Unawatuna — Statues carved into rock face
>> Day 7: Unawatuna / Colombo / Airport — Swethamalee Chaitiya (Stupa), Beaches, visit Gangarama temple in the city, Shopping, National Museum

Tara Lanka has partnered with one of Sri Lanka’s leading tour operators to bring you these Pilgrimages at the best price and quality. They are able to arrange transport, meals and 5 star hotel accommodation —and all that goes with it— at the best possible rates.

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Contact Tara Lanka and we will put together a great package for you and your party. Remember that cheaper rates are available during the non-peak period and for larger parties. Transport, twin shared 5 star accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in your Package. You will only need to allow for your personal incidentals such as shopping and any out of pocket special purchases that you might want to make. Otherwise, you may choose to spend nothing extra beyond airfares to and from Sri Lanka. We can also provide you with additional Tours if you would like to extend your stay so you can see some of Sri Lanka’s many other sights, treasures and luxury holiday destinations.

Click here to email us at pilgrimage@taralanka.org

We will send you a more detailed PDF of the Pilgrimage itinerary. For the latest prices, please give us the following information:

  1. How many people will be in your Pilgrimage Party?
  2. When will you arrive at the Airport in Sri Lanka?
  3. Do you want the 7 Day or 10 Day Pilgrimage?