Tour Highlights: Visit Pinnawala. En route, experience the beauty of Landscapes,
Welcome on arrival by Kausalya Trip Representative at Colombo Airport …. Travel to Kandy, the last kingdom of Sri Lanka. En route visit Elephant orphanage and then proceed to Kandy and check-in at hotel.
Evening witness a Cultural dance show (Optional),
Hotel: Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kandy
Sightseeing Places :
Elephant Orphanage - Started in 1975 to house the abandoned and wounded elephants; the orphanage has grown to be a big family today and provides visitors with the best chance of seeing a large number of elephants at close range. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their calf’s born in the same location. The great attraction is to visit at the feeding time (09:15am & 13:15am) to see the baby elephants being bottle fed and the entire herd taken for a bath thereafter to the river nearby. A unique experience never to be missed,
Kandy- was the last kingdom of Sri Lanka and it’s recognized as a world Heritage Site by the United Nations. The name 'Kandy' conjures visions of splendour and magnificence. When you are in Kandy, you can go to the world famous Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and see the religious activities followed by a visit to the museum. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive in this city. Also Kandy is the venue of the annual Temple Perahera (pageant). The last stronghold of 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.
Tour Highlights: Temple of the sacred tooth relic, Peradeniya botanical gardens,
Tea plantation and a Tea factory where the best Tea in the world is produced.
After breakfast commence city tour of Kandy, start with visiting Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Later drive around the Kandy Lake including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square to visit the bazaar, arts & crafts centre and the Gem museum. Later travel to Nuwara eliya hill station, on the way visit the Botanical Garden at Peradeniya, and then visit a Tea factory and a Tea Garden, Sri Bhaktha Hanuman Temple as well as a water fall at Ramboda. Then continue your journey to Nuwara eliya. Evening at leisure....... Hotel: Overnight stay at a Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
Sightseeing Places :
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 Orison 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.
Royal Botanical Gardens- Peradeniya, Sixty Seven hectares of exquisite beauty and botanical treasurers containing more than 4000 species, this is haven not only for Scientists but to every nature lover as well. It was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and then was expanded by the British during the Colonial times. It is a walker’s paradise with extensive well-kept lawns, pavilions, an octagon conservatory, fernery, a giant Javan fig tree and numerous flower beds. The best attraction of this garden is the exotic orchid house. Activities: You could Buy the beautiful product famoush all the world marble handicraft.
Tea Factory and Garden- Here you could observe all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. You can also buy fresh Tea if you prefer.
Nuwara Eliya - The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is Sri Lanka's most popular hill resort and supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island, and 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. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka's tea production, producing a significant share of the world's best tea. Sri Lanka's highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8,282 feet) is also located here and the city is renowned for having one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia.
Seetha Amman temple at Seetha eliya – the little Kovil dedicated to Seetha with statue of Rama, Lakshmana and Hanuman.
Tour Highlights: Witness the excitement of River rafting and enjoy the beauty of nature
After breakfast at hotel check-out and visit Gayathri Peedam temple in Nuwara eliya, take part in your pooja and then travel to Bentota via Kithulgala water rafting village. You may have the option of enjoying a Water rafting activity with the help of a trained guide on board. Later continue your journey to Bentota.
Hotel: Overnight stay at a hotel in Bentota,
Sightseeing Places :
* Kithulgala- is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka famous for white water rafting. The Kelani River (the second broadest river in Sri Lanka) flows through Kithulgala, and it was the main location where the Oscar winning movie 'The Bridge over the River Kwai' was filmed. On the hill above this town, a prehistoric cave was recently discovered containing skeletal remains from some unknown civilization.
Tour Highlights: River cruise in Madu River by boat, Enjoy sea turtle hatcheries, Enjoy Colombo city tour and observe the beauty of Colombo’snatural greenery and abundant waterways.
After breakfast at hotel, you have the option to travel to Balapitiya and enjoy a Journey by boat through the Madu Ganga Wet lands, later proceed to visit a turtle farm nearby at Kosgoda. On conclusion travel to Colombo, check in at hotel and proceed to enjoy the City and shopping tour of Colombo, evening is free at your leisure.
(Or you can enjoy the morning on the beach or with water sports at Bentota river, then by afternoon travel to Colombo)……
(After City tour you will be dropped at hotel and you may have your own free time to enjoy the night life in Colombo, easy access to all night life activity canters from your hotel) Hotel: Hotel: Overnight stay at a hotel in Colombo,
Sightseeing Places :
Madu Ganga (River)- ) is one of the remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forest in Sri Lanka. Sail past traditional fishermen, farms and small cottages. Visit a cinnamon farm before continuing to turtle hatchery.
Kosgoda- Is a small village located in the west coast of Sri Lanka. It is most popular for its Sea Turtle hatcheries, operated by the Wildlife Protection Society of Sri Lanka. Here you will feast your eyes upon the amazing site of many species of turtles, especially the endangered hawksbill, laying their eggs along the beaches. The many hatcheries that are operated locally provide a safe haven for these sea turtles. You may visit these hatcheries to have a look at many huge tanks filled with new born turtles that, once grown, are released to the sea.
Colombo- like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its own phase. Yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained. 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 you can shop for bargain, a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749, the historic Dawatagaha Mosque and the former Eye Hospital are two buildings in Cinnamon Gardens worth looking at. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independence Square. You can be highly entertained by the blend of unique bazaar style pedestrian stalls, barrow boys, branded outlets and a number of dramatic and awe-inspiring religious monuments.
Breakfast at hotel, morning free on your own in Colombo........
As every good holiday come to an end, by noon your chauffeur guide will direct you to airport for a safe return journey home.
(30 km`s – approx: 1 hour drive)
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