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BEST OF SRILANKA ! BEYOND INDIA

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BEST OF SRILANKA ! BEYOND INDIA

This is a culturally rich and environmentally diverse country, with nine World Heritage Sites (the oldest dating back to the 3rd Century BC); 86 species of mammals (including elephant and leopard) and more than 400 bird species (including 26 endemics); a colorful array of flowering plants and trees, and a Hill Country famous for tea; 14 National Parks out of 100 areas protected by the government.

DAY 1

ARRIVAL COLOMBO - ANURADHAPURA

Arrival at Colombo International Airport: Here, you will be met by our representative . After the formalities at the airport you will be escorted to your air conditioned vehicle. Next, transfer to Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura, 2 Nights
DAY 2

ANURADHAPURA / MIHINTALE / ANURADHAPURA

After breakfast proceed to Mihintale On completion return to Anuradhapura and do a sightseeing tour Visit the ancient city of Anuradhapura which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located just 20 minutes away from the resort. It was the first capital (5th century BC - 9th century AD), the centre of the island's Buddhist civilization and undoubtedly the grandest city of ancient Sri Lanka. In antiquity and the interest, it is the equal of any ancient 'buried city' in the world. Return to the hotel and relax Read more

Anuradhapura, 2 Nights
DAY 3

ANURADHAPURA / POLONNARUWA / MINNERIYA

After breakfast proceed to Polonnaruwa and do a sightseeing tour .The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 CE to reunite the country once more under a local leader. Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned Archeological relic sites in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom's first rulers. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. On completion proceed to Minneriya National park and do a safari tour . Minneriya National Park, Located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa isthe 8890 hectares of Minneriya National Park which is an ideal eco tourism location in Sri Lanka. The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka's favorites such as sambar deer, leopards and elephants. However the central feature of the park is the ancient Minneriya Tank (built in 3rd century AD by King Mahasena). This tank is generally known as a place to observe the elephants who come to bathe and graze on the grasses as well as the huge flocks of birds (cormorants and painted storks to name but a few) that come to fish in the shallow waters. Proceed to Habarana and relax Read more

Habarana , 1 Night
DAY 4

HABARANA /SIGIRIYA / DAMBULLA / KANDY

After breakfast visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress .The Sigiriya Rock Fortress is known as the 8th wonder of the world. This rock fortress was built by King Kasyapa in the 5th century A.D. and was a royal citadel for more than 18 years. In a sheltered a pocket, approached by a spiral stairway, are the famous frescoes. The summit of the rock, with an area of nearly one hectare was the site of the palace and the outer wall was built on the very brink of the precipice. The UNESCO sponsored Central Cultural Fund has restored Sigiriya 5th century water gardens to their former glory On completion proceed to Dambulla and visit Dambulla cave temple Dambulla Cave Temple is a vast isolated rock mass and it was here that king Valagambahu took refuge in the 01st century B.C. when fleeing from his enemies. He later turned the caves into a rock temple. The Golden Temple of Dambulla has been the centre of pilgrimage for Buddhists and Hindus alike for 22 centuries. It is Sri Lanka’s most popular historic site. The Cave monastery, home to Buddhist monks is covered with exquisite 2,000 year-old murals depicting the life and times of the Lord Buddha. The shrines also house a collection of 157 statues of Buddha in various sizes and poses, including a 15 meter long reclining Buddha and vividly coloured frescoes on the walls and ceiling, making this the largest antique painted surface in the world. Thereafter proceed to Kandy and check into the hotel (Approx. Transfer time: 02 - 02 1/2 minutes) Evening witness a Cultural Dance performance. These classical dance forms are associated with the performance of various rituals and ceremonies which are centuries old and are based on the folk religion and folk beliefs going back to times before the advent and acceptance of Buddhism by the Sinhalese people in the third century B.C. Return to the Hotel. Return to the hotel and relax Read more

Kandy, 2 Nights
DAY 5

KANDY CITY TOUR

After breakfast do a city tour of Kandy Afternoon continue with the sightseeing in Kandy. The Temple of the Tooth Relic is located in the royal palace complex which houses the Relic of the tooth of Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sinhalese kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to the temple. On completion visit Bahirawa kanda Return to the hotel and relax Read more

Kandy, 2 Nights
DAY 6

KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Nuwara Eliya. On the way to Nuwara Eliya visit famous Ramboda Water falls -109m high and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 729th highest waterfall in the world. It is situated in Pussellawa area, on the A5 highway at Ramboda Pass. It formed by Panna Oya which is a tributary of Kothmale Oya. Altitude of the falls is 945m above sea level. En route To Nuwara Eliya visit Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre, situated approximately 1500 meters above sea level in the heart of Labookellie Estate, one of the finest tea plantations in Sri Lanka, is today a popular stop in an international travelers itinerary providing an opportunity to experience Mackwoods Tea at its best in the salubrious hill country clime as well as providing an instructive glimpse of the manufacture of Ceylon Tea. The Labookellie Tea Centre which has for long been a popular land mark amongst both locals and tourists. This Tea Centre has been expanded and refurbished to give its many visitors & customers better service in a more comfortable setting. Mackwoods provides visitors with a free guided tour of Labookellie tea factory, an educational experience in the tea cultivation and manufacturing process. Thereafter travel to Nuwara Eliya and do a sightseeing tour. Nuwara Eliya is a city, in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The city name meaning is "city on the plain (table land)" or "city of light". The city is the administrative capital of Nuwara Eliya District, with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. The city is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. Thereafter check in to the hotel and relax. Overnight in Nuwara Eliya Read more

Nuwara Eliya, 2 Nights
DAY 7

NUWARA ELIYA / HORTON PLAINS

After breakfast at the hotel do an excursion to Horton Plains. 6500ft above sea level lies Sri Lanka’s highest and most isolated plateau. Nature lovers will revel in this wide, patna-grass covered plain, the haunt of many wild, yet harmless, animals and the home of many species of birds. Bridle paths will take you to the precipice known as World’s End – a sheer drop of 1,050 meters. Waterfalls are seen and heard everywhere in this hill country. On completion return to the hotel and relax Read more

Nuwara Eliya, 2 Nights
DAY 8

NUWARA ELIYA/ AIRPORT

After breakfast continue to airport accompanied with all the happy memories of the tropical isle; Sri Lanka once known as TAPROBANE.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Anuradhapura
Day 3
Location Habarana
Day 4
Location Kandy
Day 6
Location Nuwara Eliya

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 7N Accommodation on Bed and breakfast basis in hotel specified or similar commencing with Breakfast on Day 02 and ending with Breakfast on the last day
  • Private transportation in an air-conditioned Car/Micro van with an English speaking Chuffer guide

Package excludes

  • Lunch / Mineral Water
  • peak period and Perahera supplements
  • All Entrance Fees (Given above separately)
  • Camera/video permits
  • Early check-in & Late Check-out
  • Any expenses of a personal nature
  • Tips / Portage
  • Air Tickets

More information

  • Please note that standard check-in time is 1400hrs and standard check-out time is 1200hrs.
  • - Sri Lanka being a tropical county, ideal clothing would be cotton and comfortable clothing. Shorts and T shirts are ideal other than when visiting the temples. Ladies are required to cover the shoulders as well.
  • - Temperature throughout the year in lowland areas ranges between 25 to 35 C and in hill country between 20 to 25 C during day time. During the nights it can drop little below 15 C in certain months of the year.
  • - Liquor will NOT be served on Poya days and on any other Religious holidays. These are considered dry days. There is a Poya day for each calendar month.
  • - All major credit cards will be widely accepted in all reputable outlets (restaurants / shops etc.)
  • - Tipping is customary, but not obligatory. But if you are keen to know what is acceptable in local terms, it ranges between US$.5/- per day up to US$.25/- per day depending on the level of satisfaction of your dr

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

CAYLA, Canada

I'm now back in canada after a more than 3 weeks of a much enjoyable trip in south india. I wanted to thank you very sincerely for your very good and truly efficient organization which has definitely contributed to the perfect smoothness of this trip. Everything was perfect: a very efficiently planned schedule, an itinerary perfectly adapted to what I wanted to see... Read more

MORS MARIA, Poland

We would like to thank you and everyone involved for organising our recent tour to India. Our driver Saravanan was marvellous. His driving skills were meticulous and he was interesting companionship. We found the tour to be a perfect pace for us and the upgrade to the Innova the right choice. The guides all provided very comprehensive and interesting commentaries together with some humour thrown in.. Read more

Gertie Rutten, Belgium

Thank you so much for introducing me to India. It has been a wonderful experience in so many ways – the countryside, the temples, the food, the company of like-minded travellers. Your care and spirituality allowed me to open up to it all.

Passionate about India & travel!!

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