Shri Lanka (6N/7D)

Enjoy, experience and explore

Kandy: Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala , Tooth Relic Temple , Sri Dalada Maligawa - most prominent and sacred Buddhist shrine in Sri Lanka , Peradeniya Botanical Garden - Sri Lanka’s largest garden an elegant and spacious 147-acres (60-hectares).
Nuwara Eliya: Tea plantation and tea factory , Nuwara Eliya situated at around 2000m above sea level and surrounded by lush tea plantations , Gregory Lake , Hakgala Botanical garden , Seetha Amman temple.
Bentota: Bentota Beach , Professional Touristic Infrastructure.
Colombo: Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city.

Tour Itinerary

Day1: Arrival at the Bandaranayake International Airport, meet and transfer to the first hotel in Kandy. On the way visit the Famous Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala. It is established in 1975 as place for shelter and cares the wounded elephants and abandoned baby elephants found in jungle. This is covered an area over 24 acre land. It was under the department of Department of Wildlife but now under the National Zoological Garden. The main daily activities taken place in the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage are feeding milk to baby elephants and the bathing sessions. Proceed to Kandy.
Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy is the most prominent and sacred Buddhist shrine in Sri Lanka, even in the world. The relic of the tooth is kept in a two-story inner shrine fronted by two large elephant tusks. The relic rests on a solid gold lotus flower, encased in jeweled caskets that sit on a throne. The temple is joined to the Pattiripuwa (Octagon) tower, built in 1803, that was originally a prison but now houses a collection of palm-leaf manuscripts. The king's palace is also in the temple compound. In the evening you will watch cultural dance show of fire dancers and Kandyan Dancers. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kandy.
Day2: After breakfast you will visit the Peradeniya Botanical Garden. Botanical Garden in Peredeniya is Sri Lanka’s largest garden an elegant and spacious 147-acres (60-hectares) plenty of time is needed to stroll Peradeniya’s imposing Avenue of Royal Palms. There are some 4,000 different species of plants at Peradeniya Gardens. The 10,000 or so trees, which are the stars, are mature, lofty giants, many of them tropical timber trees. Highlights of the collection include the Giant Bamboo of Burma, capable of growing to 40 meters height (130 feet) with a 25-centimetre (10-inch) stem diameter. And it can grow by a rapid 30 centimeters a day (12 inches). Absolutely sensational is the century old giant Javan fig tree, its tentacle like roots spread across the enormous area of about 1,800 square meters (19,375 square feet) a massive central trunk beneath the tree’s vast canopy ‘umbrella’. The Cannonball tree is also intriguing, with its cannonball-like fruit hanging off the trunk and large open, waxy pink-white flowers. So is the Double Coconut Palm, one of 200 types of palms displayed at Peradeniya – originating from the Seychelles, this tree produces the largest seed known. Its fruits take five years to mature. The gardens showcase all of Sri Lanka’s flora and representative species from around the tropical world. Luminaries as varied as Queen Elizabeth II, Marshal Tito and Yuri Gugarin have planted trees to mark their visits to the garden.Proceed back to your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kandy.
Day3: After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya. You will visit tea plantation and tea factory. No visit to the hill country is complete without a visit to a tea estate, where you can view the vibrant green fields of tea which for so many people epitomize the image of Sri Lanka. Surrounded by the breathtaking, idyllic landscape, you will also get a chance to taste and purchase some of the world’s finest tea. Nuwara Eliya situated at around 2000m above sea level and surrounded by lush tea plantations. Nuwara Eliya is the main hill resort of Sri Lanka and the heart of the tea industry. This city with an elevation of 6200 meters is the highest in Sri Lanka. Once a pleasure retreats of the European planters the town is still very much an English town with many English style bungalows and buildings. Some of the finest teas in the world are produced here, and a visit to a tea factory and a tea plantation is a must. The process is unchanged from Victorian times, and you can follow it through from picking, drying and crushing to fermenting, packing, and especially tasting and buying. In the afternoon you will visit Gregory Lake. Gregory Lake is located about one kilometer away from Nuwara Eliya town and built during the year 1874 by the governor Gregory. By stopping the “Thalagala” stream which starts from the “Piduruthalagala” mountain. It is believed that the main intention of building this Lake is to generate Electricity to the town. The water was taken away up to a place called “black pool” using a tunnel and has generated Electricity there. Proceed back to your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day4: After breakfast visit Hakgala Botanical garden. Hakgala Botanical Garden is situated on the Nuwara EliyaBadulla main road, 16 km from Nuwara Eliya. The garden has a cool temperate climate because of altitude is 5,400 feet above the sea level. The mean annual temperature ranges between 16 °C to 30 °C during course of a year. From December to February it has a cold climate, while the warm climate persists from April to August. The garden was established in 1861, under George Henry Kendrick Thwaites as an experimental cultivation of Cinchona, a commercial crop thriving at the time. Once after the Tea replaced the Cinchona, it was turned into an experimental Tea cultivation. In 1884 it transformed to a garden. Since then many sub tropical and some temperate plants were planted in the gardens. In the folklores, it says Sri Lankan demon King Ravana after abducting Sita, kept her hidden in this area and area was offered to Sita as a pleasure garden, the place finds mention in the Ramayana as Ashok Vatika. The area was named as "Sita Eliya" and "Sita Amman Temple" was built on the site. There are over 10,000 species of flora planted here and during the Spring season in Nuwara Eliya thousands of visitors come to see the blooms here. Number of annual visitors are around 500,000. The garden is famous for number of species of Orchids and Roses are planted there. Visit the Seetha Amman temple. Seetha Amman Temple is located approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from Hakgala Botanical Garden and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Nuwara Eliya. The temple is located in the village of Seetha Eliya (also known as Sita Eliya). This place is believed to be the site where Sita was held captive by (Vikram) king Ravana, and where she prayed daily for Rama to come and rescue her in the Hindu epic, Ramayana. On the rock face across the stream are circular depressions said to be the footprints of Rawana’s elephant. Proceed back to your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day5: After breakfast leave for Bentota via Kithulgala. Facing the Indian Ocean, a tropical lagoon and a major river, Bentota Beach offers water sports possibilities nowhere else to be found in Sri Lanka. Apart from swimming, body-surfing or diving in the sea, you can jet-ski, windsurf, parasail or enjoy a river safari on the river and lagoon. Being one of the most established beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Bentota is known for its professional touristic infrastructure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Bentota.
Day6: After breakfast leave for Negombo. On the way visit Colombo. Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka. It is the financial centre of the island and a popular tourist destination. In Colombo you will see a fascinating mix of old and new, with a central cluster of high-rise office blocks and hotels overshadowing red-tiled colonial-era buildings and sprawling street markets which overflow with high piled fruit and vegetables, colorful silks and cottons, and deliciously fragrant spices. In Colombo you can see the colorful street markets, colonial- era buildings, museums and galleries, churches, mosques and temples. After your visit proceed to Negombo. Overnight stay at the hotel in Negombo.
Day7: After breakfast transfer back to the airport for departure

Tour Cost Includes

Accommodation on half basis (dinner + breakfast) for 06 nights from dinner on day 01 to breakfast on day 07 at hotels specified or similar standard (Include 06 dinners & 06 breakfasts)
Sightseeing without entrance fees
Private transport from airport to airport in an A/C luxury vehicle with the service of an English speaking Chauffeur guide

Tour Cost Excludes

Visa fees and international / domestic flights
Medical Insurance
Anything not specified in the package inclusions
Meals other than specified
Entrance fees
Items of personal nature
Tipping and porterage

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