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Sri Lanka Delight

Sri Lanka, Kandy , Colombo
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Duration

5 Nights 6 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days

Destinations : Sri Lanka – Dambulla – Kandy  – Nuwara Eliya – Colombo

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive Sri Lanka

On arrival you will be blessed to get your frst taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality. A representative will welcome you at the Airport and will guide you to the transportation arranged for you for transfer to your frst destination. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – Approx. 55 miles from Colombo, of the Colombo – Kandy road is Pinnawela. Here an orphanage was started in 1975 to house abandoned and wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including baby elephants brought from various parts, as well more than 25 babies born as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0915-0945 hrs and 1415-1445 hrs and the bathing time from 1000- 11.00 hrs and 1500-1600 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by. Overnight at the hotel in Dambulla.

Day 2 : Dambulla – Sigiriya Rock Fortress – Dambulla

This morning after breakfast proceed to Sigiriya Rock, after you will enjoy a nice trip in the Jungle while riding the Elephant. Sigiriya Rock Fortress 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. Overnight at the hotel in Dambulla. (B)

Day 3 : Dambulla – Kandy

After breakfast proceed to Kandy. Once you arrive to Kandy, visit the Temple of Tooth Relic.Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Arts & Crafts Centre, Gem Museum & Temple of Tooth Relic. Kandy the hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was fnally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism's infuence 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. By the night experience a colourful show where you will be taken to mind blowing Sri Lankan culture extravaganza. Get ready for Heavy drumbeat and acrobatic act. Overnight at the hotel in Kandy. (B)

Day 4 : Kandy – Nuwara Eliya

Today after Breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya, en route visit the botanical Garden in Peradeniya. (Optional) Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya This majestic botanical garden is 147 acres in extent and was started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy. There are more than 5,000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some which are rare and endemic, as well as fora from the tropical world are found in the gardens. The Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists.There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest, Royal Palm Avenue, was planted in 1905 and the Double Coconuts from the Seashells Island, with the largest seed of all plants in the world, is one such avenue. 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 coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British infuence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. The Victoria Park, in the middle of the town, is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic and is also good for Birding as you get some rare birds in this Park. Overnight at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya. (B)

Day 5 : Nuwara Eliya – Colombo Shopping & city Tour

This morning after breakfast proceed to 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 centre and military garrison, Sea Street – the Goldsmiths quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha & the Independence Square. Start shopping in Colombo, Visit ODEL, House of Fashion, Arcade Independence square, Race Course, and Beverly Street, visit bargain market in Colombo Pettah. Overnight at the hotel in Colombo. (B)

Day 6 : Depart Colombo

Today transfer to the airport to connect with the departure fght with wonderful memories. (B)

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Sri Lanka, Kandy , Colombo

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