Culture & heritage expeditions

Sri lanka’s historical and cultural heritage covers more than 2000 years. Known as Srilanka – the “resplendent land” – in the ancient Indian epic Ramayana, the island has numerous other references that testify to the island’s natural beauty and wealth. Srilanka is home to some of south Asia’s most intriguing religious and cultural attractions, featuring elaborate art and architecture, and spectacular festivals, revealing the essence of the island’s fascinating history and rich cultural heritage.

Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle is situated in the centre of the island and covers an area which includes the world heritage culture sites of the sacred city of Anuradhapura, the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla and sacred city of Kandy. These sites are visited by many pilgrims, both layman and the clergy, as well as by local and foreign tourists.

According to the ancient highlights, Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capital of Sri Lanka, famous for its well- preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization. The second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms, Polonnaruwa has declared a world heritage site. You will see lot of ancient temples at there. Rich in history and tradition, the Sri Dalada Maligawa is a religious center where daily worship is a colourful and joyful way of everyday life. The Kandy Esala perahera also known as the festival of the Tooth/Kandy temple is grand festival celebrated with elegant customs and is held in July and August in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Dambulla cave temple also known as the Garden temple of Dambulla is a world heritage site in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. The Buddhist mural paintings are of particular importance, as one the 157 statues. Join with Friends Holidays cultural and heritage tours and enjoy your leisure.