After breakfast, depart for Colombo. Check in to your hotel before visiting Kelaniya Temple. Buddhists believe the temple to be a hallowed by Lord Buddha during his third and final visit to Sri Lanka, eight years after gaining enlightenment. Its history would thus go back to before 500 BCE. Also, join a city tour of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital and its largest city. The traders and settlers over the years—the Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch and the British, have left in their wake churches and monuments, names and religions, costumes and food and smatterings of their languages that have been absorbed into the Sri Lankan language. The places of interest are the beautiful Gangaramaya Temple, the historic Wolfendhal church and Independence Square.