Sri Lanka is a beautiful island nation located in South Asia, known for its stunning beaches, ancient ruins, lush rainforests, and vibrant culture. It is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world. Some of the popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka include: Sigiriya: A UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most famous tourist attractions in Sri Lanka, Si giriya is an ancient rock fortress that dates back to the 5th century.
Kandy: A cultural city located in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, Kandy is known for its beautiful temples, traditional dance and music, and scenic train rides.
- Fortress in the Sky
- Spice Garden at Matale
- Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
- Royal Botanical Gardens
- Nuwara Eliya
- City tour & Shopping in Colombo
PINNAWELA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE- App. 55 miles from Colombo,off the Colombo - Kandy road is Pinnawela, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more then 25 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by. Sigiriya - is home to the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within its triple-moated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour.
En-route visit a Spice Garden at Matale and see the luscious Cinnamons, Cardamoms, Pepper plants etc. You can also purchase your requirements of spices. Afternoon city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Arts & Crafts Centre, Gem Museum and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Kandy - the hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. The last strongholdof the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism's influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple's shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere. Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess' hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka's most prized possession. Evening witness the Kandy Cultural Dance Performance . Overnight stay at hotel in Kandy.
Royal Botanical Gardens - 147 acres in extent: started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the King’s of Kandy. There are more than 5000 species of tree and plants. Some and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world. Spice garden and Orchid House are popular with Tourists. Thereafter proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Visit Hanuman Temple and Seetha Amman Temple. Evening commence city tour in Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya - The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night.All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence. Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. Overnight stay at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
En route visit Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. Overnight stay at the hotel in or around Bentota.
En route Boat Ride in Madu Ganga. City tour & Shopping in Colombo. Colombo - a drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfe dhal dating back to 1749. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and Independence Square.
After Breakfast leave to airport for departure according to the flight schedule.
The Trip Cost Includes
- Accommodation on HB basis at hotels specified or similar.
- Meet and Greet at the Airport by the English Speaking Chauffer Guide.
- Transportation in an Air conditioned Vehicle.
- Sightseeing tours as per the programme.
- Departure Transfer cost V.A.T.(Value add tax )
The Trip Cost Excludes
- Camera and video permits.
- Embarkation tax.
- Any expenses of a personal nature.
- Tips and porter age.
- Entrance fees where applicable.