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We care about the nature and its habitants. Therefore we believe in green concepts when it comes to our business. From campaigning to the destination of your tour, we will ensure a minimum impact on our dear environment.

From Dondra to point Pedro, from Colombo to Sangaman Mountain point we will ensure our clients explore every bit of this Paradise Island of Sri Lanka, enjoy the company and the hospitality of dear Sri Lankans.

3 Nights Sri Lanka Tour (GLT3N4DSL)

You will be able to travel to the hill Capital City of Kandy, then Nuwaraeliya which is known as "Little England" due to its cold weather and finally ending your trip from the Capital City of Colombo and bid farewell...

Day 01 : Airport – Kandy

Arrive in Sri Lanka and you will be met by our representatives paging your name. Thereafter will proceed to the Car/ Coach park to transfer you to Kandy. Evening commence short city tour of Kandy. Including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Temple of the Tooth Relic.

Kandy

Kandy - the hill capital is another “World Heritage Site”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.

Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace (“Maha Wasala”), “Palle Wasala”- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, “Meda Wasala” where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, Natha Devala and Vishnu Devala are situated close by. The Bathing Pavilion (“Ulpenge”) is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called “Kiri samudraya” (Milk white ocean) used by the kings as the summerhouse.

Today it is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture.

Visitors can see these Dance & Music at the daily Cultural Performances held at several places in the city.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Ever since 4th Century A.D, when Lord Buddha's Sacred 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.

Late evening Witness a Kandyan Cultural Show. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02 : Kandy – Peradeniya – Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast visit Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya and Gem Museum.

Royal Botanical Garden

147 acres in extent; Started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy. There are more than 4,000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some rare and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the gardens. Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists.

There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest Palm Avenue (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.

Thereafter proceed to Nuwara Eliya visiting a tea estate & factory en route. Evening commence city tour in Nuwara Eliya

Nuwaraeliya

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 influence, 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.

Seasons may be absent elsewhere in Sri Lanka, but here you can read them by the flowers, which bloom in the spring (march to May) and the fall (August and September). These are the “seasons” when low-country folk flock to Nuwara Eliya to escape the sea level heat and humidity.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

Day 03 : Nuwara Eliya – Colombo

After breakfast transfer to Colombo and commence city tour.

Colombo

Colombo is the business and commercial center and the new capital is Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte, only a few miles away. Colombo was only a small seaport, which came into prominence in the 16th Century with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 and the development of it as a major Harbour took place during the British period. Colombo became the capital of Sri Lanka in 1815 after Kandyan Kingdom was ceded to the British.

The remains of the buildings during the period of the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule are found in every area of the city. None of the Portuguese & Dutch fortifications are found today but some of their buildings and churches could be seen in the Fort & Pettah areas.

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 there is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, the Kayman’s Gate with the Belfry at the original gate to enter the Fort, the Dutch Church of Wolfendhaal dating back to 1749, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple dating to 6th C.B.C., Davatagaha Mosque, Colombo Museum and the Natural History Museum are some of the sites to be visited. Also visit the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall), see the replica of Avukana Buddha in front and the Independence Memorial.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04 : Colombo - Airport

Morning after breakfast transfer to Airport for departure.

5 Nights Tour in Ancient Kingdoms (GLT5N6DSLAK)

Travel through the ancient Kingdoms of Sri Lanka visiting the ruins of magnificent Ancient Sri Lankan Structures like Seegiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura and Kandy

Day 01 : Airport– Sigirya

Arrive in Sri Lanka and you will be met by our representatives paging your name. Thereafter will proceed to the Car/Coach park to transfer you to Sigiriya. Evening visit Sigiriya rock fortress.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya Rock Fortress - is a “UNESCO World Heritage Site” and 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 Palace on the summit of the 600-foot high rock. On its summit are the foundations of the Royal Palace, Water Tanks to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges the guardhouses. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of 21 life sized damsels still shining in their original colours.

The Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, Summerhouses, Boulder Gardens and the Caves within the enclosed area should not be missed.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02 : Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa –Dambulla - Sigiriya

Breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter proceed to Polonnaruwa for sightseeing.

Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa - is another “UNESCO World Heritage Site” was the Capital of Sri Lanka from 11th - 13th Centuries, contains some splendid and spectacular statues.

Lankatilake, Tivanka and Thuparama are the most beautiful and largest Image Houses and Tivanka has the best examples of frescoes of the Polonnaruwa period. Rankoth Vehera and Kirivehera are well preserved large stupas, and Gal Vihare - a rock shrine, has four Buddha statues, two seated, one standing and one reclining and Parakrama Bahu statue are examples of Sinhalese stone carver. The Vata-da-ge is a unique creation of the Sri Lankan artists.

The medieval capital, Polonnaruwa was fortified with inner & outer moats and inner & outer walls. The Parakrama Samudra is on the western side of the city. The Royal Palace, Audience Hall and other buildings in the inner city were enclosed by another tall wall.

Evening visit to Dambulla Cave Temple.

Dambulla Cave Temples

Dambulla Cave Temples is a vast isolated rock mass 500 feet high and a mile around the base. Here is found the famous Rock Temple dating to the First Century B.C. The caves of Dambulla sheltered King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built the most magnificent of Rock Temples to be found in the Island.

In the first Cave is a recumbent image of the Buddha 47ft long cut out of the Rock. There are images of deities associated with Buddhism all around. The frescoes on the walls and the ceiling are the oldest here but they are over painted in the Kandy period.

In the Second Cave, the finest and the largest of all, there are 150 life-size statues of the Buddha in various postures with few statues of Gods and Kings. The ceiling is also covered with frescoes, which depict great events in the life of the Buddha and landmarks in the history of the Sinhalese people..

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

Day 03 : Sigiriya – Matale - Kandy

After breakfast proceed to Kandy en route visiting a spice Garden in Matale. On the way visit a Batik Factory where you can see the manufacture of beautiful Batik prints. The shop contains a wide variety of Batik items. A spice Garden, Spice Garden at Matale and see the luscious Cinnamons, Cardamoms, Pepper plants etc. You can also purchase your requirements of spices. Evening commence short city tour of Kandy. Including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Temple of the Tooth Relic.

Kandy

Kandy - the hill capital is another “World Heritage Site”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.

Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace (“Maha Wasala”), “Palle Wasala”- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, “Meda Wasala” where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, Natha Devala and Vishnu Devala are situated close by. The Bathing Pavilion (“Ulpenge”) is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called “Kiri samudraya” (Milk white ocean) used by the kings as the summerhouse.

Today it is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture.

Visitors can see these Dance & Music at the daily Cultural Performances held at several places in the city.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Ever since 4th Century A.D, when Lord Buddha's Sacred 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.

Late evening Witness a Kandyan Cultural Show. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04 : Kandy – South Beach

After breakfast visit Gem Museum. Transfer to South beach en route visit Tea factory. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05 : South beach - Galle

After breakfast transfer to Galle and visit Dutch Fort.

Galle

Sri Lanka’s most historically interesting town is Galle. It was a major port until about 100 years, but today still handles shipping and sailing boats in the natural harbor. Stroll around the lighthouse and harbor or visit the old town where you can see the traditional lace makers and wood carvers and purchase some the finest souvenirs.

Galle Dutch Fort

The South Coast’s major city is Galle, whose oldest landmark is the massive Portuguese and Dutch Fort which is a “World Heritage Site” in which the central city is contained. But the city may be much older. Some scholars believe it to be the “Tarshish” of the Old Testament, to which King Solomon sent his merchant vessels, and to which Jonah fled from the Lord.

Today, the 90-acre Galle Fort shows no evidence of the Portuguese founders. The Dutch incorporated the Portuguese northern wall in a great rampart in 1663. A second, taller wall was built inside of it. Between the two walls, a covered passage connected the central bastion with the Fort’s two half bastion’s overlooking the sea.

The Dutch also installed a sophisticated drainage system, complete with brick-lined underground sewers that were flushed twice a day by the high and low tides. The original gate to the fort was by the harbour. It is still there, marked by the British Coat-of-arms on the front and the Dutch V.O.C. (Vereenigde Oost Indische Compagnie) with the Coat-ofarms with a rooster crest, is on the inner side of the Fort.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Galle.

Day 06 : South Beach – Colombo – Airport

After breakfast transfer to Colombo and commence city tour.

Colombo

Colombo is the business and commercial center and the new capital is Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte, only a few miles away. Colombo was only a small seaport, which came into prominence in the 16th Century with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 and the development of it as a major Harbour took place during the British period. Colombo became the capital of Sri Lanka in 1815 after Kandyan Kingdom was ceded to the British.

The remains of the buildings during the period of the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule are found in every area of the city. None of the Portuguese & Dutch fortifications are found today but some of their buildings and churches could be seen in the Fort & Pettah areas.

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 there is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, the Kayman’s Gate with the Belfry at the original gate to enter the Fort, the Dutch Church of Wolfendhaal dating back to 1749, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple dating to 6th C.B.C., Davatagaha Mosque, Colombo Museum and the Natural History Museum are some of the sites to be visited. Also visit the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall), see the replica of Avukana Buddha in front and the Independence Memorial.

After transfer to the airport for departure.

5 Nights Sri Lanka Cocktail Tour (GLT5N6DSLCT)

Visit the Ancient Kingdoms, Magnificient Structures, Elephant Orphanage, National Sanctuaries and Beaches around Sri Lanka

Day 01 : Airport – Pinnawela – Sigirya

Arrive in Sri Lanka and you will be met by our representatives paging your name. Thereafter will proceed to the Car /Coach park to transfer you to Sigiriya. En route visit Pinnawela Elephant orphanage.

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 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.

Evening visit Sigiriya rock fortress.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya Rock Fortress - is a “UNESCO World Heritage Site” and 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 Palace on the summit of the 600-foot high rock. On its summit are the foundations of the Royal Palace, Water Tanks to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges the guardhouses. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of 21 life sized damsels still shining in their original colours.

The Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, Summerhouses, Boulder Gardens and the Caves within the enclosed area should not be missed.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02 : Sigiriya – Dambulla – Kandy

After breakfast proceed to Kandy en route visiting Dambulla Cave Temples, Batik Factory and a spice Garden in Matale.

Dambulla Cave Temples

Dambulla Cave Temples is a vast isolated rock mass 500 feet high and a mile around the base. Here is found the famous Rock Temple dating to the First Century B.C. The caves of Dambulla sheltered King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built the most magnificent of Rock Temples to be found in the Island.

In the first Cave is a recumbent image of the Buddha 47ft long cut out of the Rock. There are images of deities associated with Buddhism all around. The frescoes on the walls and the ceiling are the oldest here but they are over painted in the Kandy period.

In the Second Cave, the finest and the largest of all, there are 150 life-size statues of the Buddha in various postures with few statues of Gods and Kings. The ceiling is also covered with frescoes, which depict great events in the life of the Buddha and landmarks in the history of the Sinhalese people..

Afterwards visit a Batik Factory where you can see the manufacture of beautiful Batik prints. The shop contains a wide variety of Batik items. A spice Garden, Spice Garden at Matale and see the luscious Cinnamons, Cardamoms, Pepper plants etc. You can also purchase your requirements of spices. Evening commence short city tour of Kandy. Including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Temple of the Tooth Relic.

Kandy

Kandy - the hill capital is another “World Heritage Site”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.

Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace (“Maha Wasala”), “Palle Wasala”- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, “Meda Wasala” where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, Natha Devala and Vishnu Devala are situated close by. The Bathing Pavilion (“Ulpenge”) is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called “Kiri samudraya” (Milk white ocean) used by the kings as the summerhouse.

Today it is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture.

Visitors can see these Dance & Music at the daily Cultural Performances held at several places in the city.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Ever since 4th Century A.D, when Lord Buddha's Sacred 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 a Kandyan Cultural Show. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03 : Kandy – Peradeniya – Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast visit Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya and Gem Museum

Royal Botanical Garden

147 acres in extent; Started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy. There are more than 4,000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some rare and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the gardens. Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists.

There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest Palm Avenue (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.

Thereafter proceed to Nuwara Eliya visiting a tea estate & factory en route. Evening commence city tour in Nuwara Eliya

Nuwaraeliya

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 influence, 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.

Seasons may be absent elsewhere in Sri Lanka, but here you can read them by the flowers, which bloom in the spring (march to May) and the fall (August and September). These are the “seasons” when low-country folk flock to Nuwara Eliya to escape the sea level heat and humidity.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

Day 04 : Nuwara Eliya – Horton Plains - Yala

Excursion to Horton Plains with pack breakfast, (Pick up at 0530 hrs.)

Horton Plains

20 miles (32 km) from Nuwara Eliya via Ambewela and Pattipola, is the Horton Plains only 3160 hectares in extent. Known to Sri Lankans as Mahaeliya, it became Horton Plains after Sir Robert Horton, British Governor from 1831- 1837. Horton Plains became a Nature Reserve in 1969 and upgraded as a National Park in 1988 due to its unique watershed and bio-diversity values.

Its flora has high level of endemism. The hills are covered with diverse wet low evergreen forest with even large trees grown flattened to the ground on the higher windswept slopes. Horton Plains harbours 52 species of resident birds and 11 species of migrant birds.

More then 2,000 to 3,000 Sambhur, Bear Monkey, Leopard, Barking Deer, Giant Squirrel, Fishing Cat, Wild Boar and Hares roam in the forests and grasslands but only seldom they could be seen other than the Sambhur in the evening and morning.

Two escarpments- “World’s End” and “Little World’s End” falling from the Horton Plains 1000 feet and 3000 feet respectively, to the land below and the Baker’s Falls are places you should visit. This is the only National Park where visitors could walk on their own in the designated tracks.

Afternoon transfer to Yala. En route visit Seetha amman Hindu temple and Ravana Falls Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05 : Yala - Galle

After Safari at Yala National Park by jeeps.

Yala National Park

the Ruhunu National Park covers 126,786 hectares Including the Strict Natural Reserve (Block II). The most familiar is Block I (14,101 hectares) and this block was established in 1938. Yala is famous for its big herds and large number of Elephants, Leopards, Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Crocodiles, Mongoose, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo, and many other animals.

More than 130 bird species are recorded which includes the resident and winter visitors. There are 7 Bungalows inside the Park with few Camp Sites.

Afternoon transfer to Galle.

Galle

Sri Lanka’s most historically interesting town is Galle. It was a major port until about 100 years, but today still handles shipping and sailing boats in the natural harbor. Stroll around the lighthouse and harbor or visit the old town where you can see the traditional lace makers and wood carvers and purchase some the finest souvenirs.

Galle Dutch Fort

The South Coast’s major city is Galle, whose oldest landmark is the massive Portuguese and Dutch Fort which is a “World Heritage Site” in which the central city is contained. But the city may be much older. Some scholars believe it to be the “Tarshish” of the Old Testament, to which King Solomon sent his merchant vessels, and to which Jonah fled from the Lord.

Today, the 90-acre Galle Fort shows no evidence of the Portuguese founders. The Dutch incorporated the Portuguese northern wall in a great rampart in 1663. A second, taller wall was built inside of it. Between the two walls, a covered passage connected the central bastion with the Fort’s two half bastion’s overlooking the sea.

The Dutch also installed a sophisticated drainage system, complete with brick-lined underground sewers that were flushed twice a day by the high and low tides. The original gate to the fort was by the harbour. It is still there, marked by the British Coat-of-arms on the front and the Dutch V.O.C. (Vereenigde Oost Indische Compagnie) with the Coat-ofarms with a rooster crest, is on the inner side of the Fort.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Galle.

Day 06 : Galle – Colombo – Airport

Breakfast at the hotel and afterwards transfer to Colombo for City tour and Shopping.

Colombo

Colombo is the business and commercial center and the new capital is Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte, only a few miles away. Colombo was only a small seaport, which came into prominence in the 16th Century with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 and the development of it as a major Harbour took place during the British period. Colombo became the capital of Sri Lanka in 1815 after Kandyan Kingdom was ceded to the British.

The remains of the buildings during the period of the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule are found in every area of the city. None of the Portuguese & Dutch fortifications are found today but some of their buildings and churches could be seen in the Fort & Pettah areas.

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 there is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, the Kayman’s Gate with the Belfry at the original gate to enter the Fort, the Dutch Church of Wolfendhaal dating back to 1749, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple dating to 6th C.B.C., Davatagaha Mosque, Colombo Museum and the Natural History Museum are some of the sites to be visited. Also visit the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall), see the replica of Avukana Buddha in front and the Independence Memorial.

After transfer to the airport for departure.

5 Nights Sri Lanka Whale Watching Tour (GLT5N6DWW)

Start from the famous Elephant Orphanage and travel to the eastern coast to witness the wonderful whales swiiming through the deep blue oceans

Day 01 : Airport – Pinnawela – Sigirya

Arrive in Sri Lanka and you will be met by our representatives paging your name. Thereafter will proceed to the Car /Coach park to transfer you to Sigiriya. En route visit Pinnawela Elephant orphanage.

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 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.

Evening visit Sigiriya rock fortress.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya Rock Fortress - is a “UNESCO World Heritage Site” and 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 Palace on the summit of the 600-foot high rock. On its summit are the foundations of the Royal Palace, Water Tanks to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges the guardhouses. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of 21 life sized damsels still shining in their original colours.

The Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, Summerhouses, Boulder Gardens and the Caves within the enclosed area should not be missed.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02 : Sigiriya – Trincomalee

Breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter proceed to Trincomalee.

Trincomalee

If you are visiting the east coast of Sri Lanka Trincomalee is a must visit town. Because of the war, it wasn’t accessible for many years, but after the war, it has become one of the most visited places in Sri Lanka. The tourist industry is booming and hotels and resorts are coming up at a rapid rate..

Evening City Tour of Trincomalee.

Koneswaram temple

Koneswaram temple is a classical-medieval Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in Trincomalee, Eastern Sri Lanka. The temple is situated atop Konesar Malai, a promontory from where overlooking of large body of Indian Ocean, nearby eastern coast.

Dutch Fort

The entrance to the roadway leading to Koneswaram is actually the entrance to what used to be Fort Fedrick. The fort was built in 1623 by the Portuguese and captured in 1639 by the Dutch. It then went through a phase of dismantling and reconstruction and was attacked and captured by the French in 1672.

Beaches

Trincomalee has some of the most picturesque and scenic beaches found in Sri Lanka, relatively unspoilt and clean. The area is famous for bathing and swimming, owing to the relative shallowness of the sea, allowing one to walk out over a hundred meters into the sea without the water reaching the chest.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

Day 03 : Whale watching - Pigeon Island - Trincomalee

Early morning proceed for Whale watching and where you can have your breakfast in the boat.

Whale watching

Eastern coast season in Sri Lanka is from May to Oct, Trincomalee, 257km East of Colombo has become one of the largest animal to inhabit earth. With resident and migratory colonies being spotted off the island’s south west coast, Sri Lanka is fast becoming a top spot to watch Blue Whales, Sperm Whales and Dolphins. The month of July has been extremely good for Blue Whale sightings in Sri Lanka. So, if you are heading towards the southern coast, jump on aboard a whale watching expedition in Sri Lanka for an exhilarating experience.

Thereafter proceed to Pigeon Island.

Pigeon Island

Pigeon Island is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka, encompassing a total area of 471.429 hectares. The national park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs Sri Lanka. Pigeon Island consists of two islands; large pigeon island and small pigeon island. The large pigeon island is fringed by a coral reef, and is about 200 m long and 100 m wide. Its highest point is 44.8 m above mean sea level. The small pigeon island is surrounded by rocky islets.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04 : Trincomalee – Dambulla – Kandy

After breakfast proceed to Kandy en route visiting Dambulla Cave Temples, Batik Factory and a spice Garden in

Dambulla Cave Temples

Dambulla Cave Temples is a vast isolated rock mass 500 feet high and a mile around the base. Here is found the famous Rock Temple dating to the First Century B.C. The caves of Dambulla sheltered King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built the most magnificent of Rock Temples to be found in the Island.

In the first Cave is a recumbent image of the Buddha 47ft long cut out of the Rock. There are images of deities associated with Buddhism all around. The frescoes on the walls and the ceiling are the oldest here but they are over painted in the Kandy period.

In the Second Cave, the finest and the largest of all, there are 150 life-size statues of the Buddha in various postures with few statues of Gods and Kings. The ceiling is also covered with frescoes, which depict great events in the life of the Buddha and landmarks in the history of the Sinhalese people..

Afterwards visit a Batik Factory where you can see the manufacture of beautiful Batik prints. The shop contains a wide variety of Batik items. A spice Garden, Spice Garden at Matale and see the luscious Cinnamons, Cardamoms, Pepper plants etc. You can also purchase your requirements of spices. Evening commence short city tour of Kandy. Including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Temple of the Tooth Relic.

Kandy

Kandy - the hill capital is another “World Heritage Site”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.

Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace (“Maha Wasala”), “Palle Wasala”- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, “Meda Wasala” where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, Natha Devala and Vishnu Devala are situated close by. The Bathing Pavilion (“Ulpenge”) is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called “Kiri samudraya” (Milk white ocean) used by the kings as the summerhouse.

Today it is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture.

Visitors can see these Dance & Music at the daily Cultural Performances held at several places in the city.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Ever since 4th Century A.D, when Lord Buddha's Sacred 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 a Kandyan Cultural Show. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.Matale.

Day 05 : Kandy – Peradeniya – Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast visit Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya and Gem Museum

Royal Botanical Garden

147 acres in extent; Started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy. There are more than 4,000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some rare and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the gardens. Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists.

There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest Palm Avenue (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.

Thereafter proceed to Nuwara Eliya visiting a tea estate & factory en route. Evening commence city tour in Nuwara Eliya

Nuwaraeliya

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 influence, 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.

Seasons may be absent elsewhere in Sri Lanka, but here you can read them by the flowers, which bloom in the spring (march to May) and the fall (August and September). These are the “seasons” when low-country folk flock to Nuwara Eliya to escape the sea level heat and humidity.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

Day 06 : Nuwara Eliya – Colombo – Airport

After breakfast transfer to Colombo and commence city tour.

Colombo

Colombo is the business and commercial center and the new capital is Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte, only a few miles away. Colombo was only a small seaport, which came into prominence in the 16th Century with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 and the development of it as a major Harbour took place during the British period. Colombo became the capital of Sri Lanka in 1815 after Kandyan Kingdom was ceded to the British.

The remains of the buildings during the period of the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule are found in every area of the city. None of the Portuguese & Dutch fortifications are found today but some of their buildings and churches could be seen in the Fort & Pettah areas.

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 there is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, the Kayman’s Gate with the Belfry at the original gate to enter the Fort, the Dutch Church of Wolfendhaal dating back to 1749, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple dating to 6th C.B.C., Davatagaha Mosque, Colombo Museum and the Natural History Museum are some of the sites to be visited. Also visit the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall), see the replica of Avukana Buddha in front and the Independence Memorial.

After transfer to the airport for departure.

6 Nights Sri Lanka White Water Rafting Tour (GLT6N7DWR)

Travel to the Ancient Kingdoms and the Misty mountain and experience an adventure of a lifetime in the Kitulgala with White Water Rafting.

Day 01 : Airport – Pinnawela – Sigirya

Arrive in Sri Lanka and you will be met by our representatives paging your name. Thereafter will proceed to the Car /Coach park to transfer you to Sigiriya. En route visit Pinnawela Elephant orphanage.

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 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.

Evening visit Sigiriya rock fortress.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya Rock Fortress - is a “UNESCO World Heritage Site” and 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 Palace on the summit of the 600-foot high rock. On its summit are the foundations of the Royal Palace, Water Tanks to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges the guardhouses. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of 21 life sized damsels still shining in their original colours.

The Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, Summerhouses, Boulder Gardens and the Caves within the enclosed area should not be missed.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02 : Sigiriya – Habarana Village tour – Minneriya – Sigiriya

Breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter proceed to Village tour in Habarana. Here you can experience, in the form of a traditional Bullock cart ride. This program designed for you to experience the real traditional Sri Lankan rural village style, where you will travel in a Bullock cart to a rural village though lush green paddy fields where you will be served tea and “juggery” along with lunch made to authentic Sri Lankan style. Traditional cooking methods, and a visit to paddy field to see how the local farmers protect their crops from the wild animals, will be demonstrated. The final of this tour will be a traditional canoe ride in a lake in Habarana. Evening safari at Minneriya National Park.

Minneriya Natinal Park

Circling the beautiful Minneriya Tank (3c A.D.), the green surrounding are strikingly different to the arid landscape. Being part of the elephant corridor which joins up with Kaudulla and Wasgomuwa you are sure to sight elephants. During the months of August/ September one of the most awesome wildlife spectacles “The Gathering”, ranked sixth in the Lonely Planet’s ten greatest wildlife spectacles take place. Over 300 Elephants coverage to enjoy the tank with the receding water level to play and make merry. A variety of bird life could be spotted including some endemic to Sri Lanka.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

Day 03 : Sigiriya – Dambulla – Kandy

After breakfast proceed to Kandy en route visiting Dambulla Cave Temples, Batik Factory and a spice Garden in Matale.

Dambulla Cave Temples

Dambulla Cave Temples is a vast isolated rock mass 500 feet high and a mile around the base. Here is found the famous Rock Temple dating to the First Century B.C. The caves of Dambulla sheltered King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built the most magnificent of Rock Temples to be found in the Island.

In the first Cave is a recumbent image of the Buddha 47ft long cut out of the Rock. There are images of deities associated with Buddhism all around. The frescoes on the walls and the ceiling are the oldest here but they are over painted in the Kandy period.

In the Second Cave, the finest and the largest of all, there are 150 life-size statues of the Buddha in various postures with few statues of Gods and Kings. The ceiling is also covered with frescoes, which depict great events in the life of the Buddha and landmarks in the history of the Sinhalese people..

Afterwards visit a Batik Factory where you can see the manufacture of beautiful Batik prints. The shop contains a wide variety of Batik items. A spice Garden, Spice Garden at Matale and see the luscious Cinnamons, Cardamoms, Pepper plants etc. You can also purchase your requirements of spices. Evening commence short city tour of Kandy. Including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Temple of the Tooth Relic.

Kandy

Kandy - the hill capital is another “World Heritage Site”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.

Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace (“Maha Wasala”), “Palle Wasala”- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, “Meda Wasala” where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, Natha Devala and Vishnu Devala are situated close by. The Bathing Pavilion (“Ulpenge”) is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called “Kiri samudraya” (Milk white ocean) used by the kings as the summerhouse.

Today it is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture.

Visitors can see these Dance & Music at the daily Cultural Performances held at several places in the city.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Ever since 4th Century A.D, when Lord Buddha's Sacred 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.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04 : Kandy – Peradeniya – Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast visit Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya and Gem Museum

Royal Botanical Garden

147 acres in extent; Started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy. There are more than 4,000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some rare and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the gardens. Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists.

There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest Palm Avenue (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.

Thereafter proceed to Nuwara Eliya by Up-country train. Visiting a tea estate & factory in Nuwara Eliya. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

Day 05 : Nuwara Eliya – South Beach

Breakfast at hotel. Evening commence city tour in Nuwara Eliya,

Nuwaraeliya

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 influence, 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.

Seasons may be absent elsewhere in Sri Lanka, but here you can read them by the flowers, which bloom in the spring (march to May) and the fall (August and September). These are the “seasons” when low-country folk flock to Nuwara Eliya to escape the sea level heat and humidity.

Proceed to South beach via Kithulgala.

Kithulgala

It is one of the most famous places for White Water Rafting adventures. However there are many more reasons why this spot, just 100 kms from the capital Colombo, is well worth visiting. Chief among these are the historic Beli Lena from the main road through the Kitulgala tea estate.

David Lean’s epic war film “Bridge on the River Kwai” was filmed in this area of the Kelani River, which runs through Kitulgala, and the ruins of the bridge still remains. Caves where the pre-historic Balangoda Man supposed to have lived. The caves are reached after a short 10km drive

Overnight stay in South beach hotel.

Day 06 : South beach - Galle

After breakfast transfer to Galle and visit Dutch Fort.

Galle

Sri Lanka’s most historically interesting town is Galle. It was a major port until about 100 years, but today still handles shipping and sailing boats in the natural harbor. Stroll around the lighthouse and harbor or visit the old town where you can see the traditional lace makers and wood carvers and purchase some the finest souvenirs.

Galle Dutch Fort

The South Coast’s major city is Galle, whose oldest landmark is the massive Portuguese and Dutch Fort which is a “World Heritage Site” in which the central city is contained. But the city may be much older. Some scholars believe it to be the “Tarshish” of the Old Testament, to which King Solomon sent his merchant vessels, and to which Jonah fled from the Lord.

Today, the 90-acre Galle Fort shows no evidence of the Portuguese founders. The Dutch incorporated the Portuguese northern wall in a great rampart in 1663. A second, taller wall was built inside of it. Between the two walls, a covered passage connected the central bastion with the Fort’s two half bastion’s overlooking the sea.

The Dutch also installed a sophisticated drainage system, complete with brick-lined underground sewers that were flushed twice a day by the high and low tides. The original gate to the fort was by the harbour. It is still there, marked by the British Coat-of-arms on the front and the Dutch V.O.C. (Vereenigde Oost Indische Compagnie) with the Coat-ofarms with a rooster crest, is on the inner side of the Fort.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Galle.

Day 07 : Galle – Colombo – Airport

Breakfast at the hotel. After transfer to Colombo for City tour and Shopping.

Colombo

Colombo is the business and commercial center and the new capital is Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte, only a few miles away. Colombo was only a small seaport, which came into prominence in the 16th Century with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 and the development of it as a major Harbour took place during the British period. Colombo became the capital of Sri Lanka in 1815 after Kandyan Kingdom was ceded to the British.

The remains of the buildings during the period of the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule are found in every area of the city. None of the Portuguese & Dutch fortifications are found today but some of their buildings and churches could be seen in the Fort & Pettah areas.

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 there is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, the Kayman’s Gate with the Belfry at the original gate to enter the Fort, the Dutch Church of Wolfendhaal dating back to 1749, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple dating to 6th C.B.C., Davatagaha Mosque, Colombo Museum and the Natural History Museum are some of the sites to be visited. Also visit the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall), see the replica of Avukana Buddha in front and the Independence Memorial.

After transfer to the airport for departure.

7 Nights Sri Lanka Whale Watching Tour (GLT7N8DSLWW)

Extend the Package #4 towards the southern sea shores and travel all around Sri Lanka in this one week long stay

Day 01 : Airport – Pinnawela – Sigirya

Arrive in Sri Lanka and you will be met by our representatives paging your name. Thereafter will proceed to the Car /Coach park to transfer you to Sigiriya. En route visit Pinnawela Elephant orphanage.

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 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.

Evening visit Sigiriya rock fortress.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya Rock Fortress - is a “UNESCO World Heritage Site” and 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 Palace on the summit of the 600-foot high rock. On its summit are the foundations of the Royal Palace, Water Tanks to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges the guardhouses. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of 21 life sized damsels still shining in their original colours.

The Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, Summerhouses, Boulder Gardens and the Caves within the enclosed area should not be missed.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02 : Sigiriya – Trincomalee

Breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter proceed to Trincomalee.

Trincomalee

If you are visiting the east coast of Sri Lanka Trincomalee is a must visit town. Because of the war, it wasn’t accessible for many years, but after the war, it has become one of the most visited places in Sri Lanka. The tourist industry is booming and hotels and resorts are coming up at a rapid rate..

Evening City Tour of Trincomalee.

Koneswaram temple

Koneswaram temple is a classical-medieval Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in Trincomalee, Eastern Sri Lanka. The temple is situated atop Konesar Malai, a promontory from where overlooking of large body of Indian Ocean, nearby eastern coast.

Dutch Fort

The entrance to the roadway leading to Koneswaram is actually the entrance to what used to be Fort Fedrick. The fort was built in 1623 by the Portuguese and captured in 1639 by the Dutch. It then went through a phase of dismantling and reconstruction and was attacked and captured by the French in 1672.

Beaches

Trincomalee has some of the most picturesque and scenic beaches found in Sri Lanka, relatively unspoilt and clean. The area is famous for bathing and swimming, owing to the relative shallowness of the sea, allowing one to walk out over a hundred meters into the sea without the water reaching the chest.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

Day 03 : Whale watching - Pigeon Island - Trincomalee

Early morning proceed for Whale watching and where you can have your breakfast in the boat.

Whale watching

Eastern coast season in Sri Lanka is from May to Oct, Trincomalee, 257km East of Colombo has become one of the largest animal to inhabit earth. With resident and migratory colonies being spotted off the island’s south west coast, Sri Lanka is fast becoming a top spot to watch Blue Whales, Sperm Whales and Dolphins. The month of July has been extremely good for Blue Whale sightings in Sri Lanka. So, if you are heading towards the southern coast, jump on aboard a whale watching expedition in Sri Lanka for an exhilarating experience.

Thereafter proceed to Pigeon Island.

Pigeon Island

Pigeon Island is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka, encompassing a total area of 471.429 hectares. The national park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs Sri Lanka. Pigeon Island consists of two islands; large pigeon island and small pigeon island. The large pigeon island is fringed by a coral reef, and is about 200 m long and 100 m wide. Its highest point is 44.8 m above mean sea level. The small pigeon island is surrounded by rocky islets.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04 : Trincomalee – Dambulla – Kandy

After breakfast proceed to Kandy en route visiting Dambulla Cave Temples, Batik Factory and a spice Garden in

Dambulla Cave Temples

Dambulla Cave Temples is a vast isolated rock mass 500 feet high and a mile around the base. Here is found the famous Rock Temple dating to the First Century B.C. The caves of Dambulla sheltered King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built the most magnificent of Rock Temples to be found in the Island.

In the first Cave is a recumbent image of the Buddha 47ft long cut out of the Rock. There are images of deities associated with Buddhism all around. The frescoes on the walls and the ceiling are the oldest here but they are over painted in the Kandy period.

In the Second Cave, the finest and the largest of all, there are 150 life-size statues of the Buddha in various postures with few statues of Gods and Kings. The ceiling is also covered with frescoes, which depict great events in the life of the Buddha and landmarks in the history of the Sinhalese people..

Afterwards visit a Batik Factory where you can see the manufacture of beautiful Batik prints. The shop contains a wide variety of Batik items. A spice Garden, Spice Garden at Matale and see the luscious Cinnamons, Cardamoms, Pepper plants etc. You can also purchase your requirements of spices. Evening commence short city tour of Kandy. Including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Temple of the Tooth Relic.

Kandy

Kandy - the hill capital is another “World Heritage Site”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.

Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace (“Maha Wasala”), “Palle Wasala”- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, “Meda Wasala” where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, Natha Devala and Vishnu Devala are situated close by. The Bathing Pavilion (“Ulpenge”) is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called “Kiri samudraya” (Milk white ocean) used by the kings as the summerhouse.

Today it is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture.

Visitors can see these Dance & Music at the daily Cultural Performances held at several places in the city.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Ever since 4th Century A.D, when Lord Buddha's Sacred 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 a Kandyan Cultural Show. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.Matale.

Day 05 : Kandy – Peradeniya – Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast visit Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya and Gem Museum

Royal Botanical Garden

147 acres in extent; Started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy. There are more than 4,000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some rare and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the gardens. Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists.

There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest Palm Avenue (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.

Thereafter proceed to Nuwara Eliya visiting a tea estate & factory en route. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

Day 06 : Nuwara Eliya – South Beach

Breakfast at hotel. Evening commence city tour in Nuwara Eliya

Nuwaraeliya

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 influence, 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.

Seasons may be absent elsewhere in Sri Lanka, but here you can read them by the flowers, which bloom in the spring (march to May) and the fall (August and September). These are the “seasons” when low-country folk flock to Nuwara Eliya to escape the sea level heat and humidity.

Proceed to South beach via Kithulgala. Overnight stay in South beach hotel.

Day 07 : South beach - Galle

After breakfast transfer to Galle and visit Dutch Fort.

Galle

Sri Lanka’s most historically interesting town is Galle. It was a major port until about 100 years, but today still handles shipping and sailing boats in the natural harbor. Stroll around the lighthouse and harbor or visit the old town where you can see the traditional lace makers and wood carvers and purchase some the finest souvenirs.

Galle Dutch Fort

The South Coast’s major city is Galle, whose oldest landmark is the massive Portuguese and Dutch Fort which is a “World Heritage Site” in which the central city is contained. But the city may be much older. Some scholars believe it to be the “Tarshish” of the Old Testament, to which King Solomon sent his merchant vessels, and to which Jonah fled from the Lord.

Today, the 90-acre Galle Fort shows no evidence of the Portuguese founders. The Dutch incorporated the Portuguese northern wall in a great rampart in 1663. A second, taller wall was built inside of it. Between the two walls, a covered passage connected the central bastion with the Fort’s two half bastion’s overlooking the sea.

The Dutch also installed a sophisticated drainage system, complete with brick-lined underground sewers that were flushed twice a day by the high and low tides. The original gate to the fort was by the harbour. It is still there, marked by the British Coat-of-arms on the front and the Dutch V.O.C. (Vereenigde Oost Indische Compagnie) with the Coat-ofarms with a rooster crest, is on the inner side of the Fort.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Galle.

Day 08 : Galle – Colombo – Airport

Breakfast at the hotel. After transfer to Colombo for City tour and Shopping.

Colombo

Colombo is the business and commercial center and the new capital is Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte, only a few miles away. Colombo was only a small seaport, which came into prominence in the 16th Century with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 and the development of it as a major Harbour took place during the British period. Colombo became the capital of Sri Lanka in 1815 after Kandyan Kingdom was ceded to the British.

The remains of the buildings during the period of the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule are found in every area of the city. None of the Portuguese & Dutch fortifications are found today but some of their buildings and churches could be seen in the Fort & Pettah areas.

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 there is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, the Kayman’s Gate with the Belfry at the original gate to enter the Fort, the Dutch Church of Wolfendhaal dating back to 1749, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple dating to 6th C.B.C., Davatagaha Mosque, Colombo Museum and the Natural History Museum are some of the sites to be visited. Also visit the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall), see the replica of Avukana Buddha in front and the Independence Memorial.

After transfer to the airport for departure.

04 Nights Sri Lanka Kandy Perehera Tour

Travel through the ancient Kingdoms of Sri Lanka visiting the ruins of magnificent Ancient Sri Lankan Structures like Seegiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura and Kandy

Day 01 : Airport– Sigirya

Arrive in Sri Lanka and you will be met by our representatives paging your name. Thereafter will proceed to the Car/Coach park to transfer you to Sigiriya. Evening visit Sigiriya rock fortress.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya Rock Fortress - is a “UNESCO World Heritage Site” and 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 Palace on the summit of the 600-foot high rock. On its summit are the foundations of the Royal Palace, Water Tanks to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges the guardhouses. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of 21 life sized damsels still shining in their original colours.

The Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, Summerhouses, Boulder Gardens and the Caves within the enclosed area should not be missed.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02 : Sigiriya – Dambulla - Matale - Kandy

After breakfast proceed to Kandy en route visiting Dambulla Cave Temple & a spice Garden in Matale.

Dambulla Cave Temples

Dambulla Cave Temples is a vast isolated rock mass 500 feet high and a mile around the base. Here is found the famous Rock Temple dating to the First Century B.C. The caves of Dambulla sheltered King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built the most magnificent of Rock Temples to be found in the Island.

In the first Cave is a recumbent image of the Buddha 47ft long cut out of the Rock. There are images of deities associated with Buddhism all around. The frescoes on the walls and the ceiling are the oldest here but they are over painted in the Kandy period.

In the Second Cave, the finest and the largest of all, there are 150 life-size statues of the Buddha in various postures with few statues of Gods and Kings. The ceiling is also covered with frescoes, which depict great events in the life of the Buddha and landmarks in the history of the Sinhalese people..

On the way visit a Batik Factory where you can see the manufacture of beautiful Batik prints. The shop contains a wide variety of Batik items. A spice Garden, Spice Garden at Matale and see the luscious Cinnamons, Cardamoms, Pepper plants etc. You can also purchase your requirements of spices.

Kandy

Kandy - the hill capital is another “World Heritage Site”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.

Late evening you can enjoy with Kandy Perehera. Today you can have packed dinner in the Perehera premises.

The Kandy Esala Perahera

The Kandy Esala Perahera - is a grand festival celebrated with elegant costumes and is held in July and August in Kandy. This historical procession is held annually to pay homage to the Scared Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, which is housed at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. The Kandy Perehera is followed in order by those of the Natha, Vishnu, Kataragama and Pattini ‘Devales’ (Temples dedicated to these Gods) which are situated in the vicinity of the Kandy Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth). A unique symbol of Sri Lanka, the procession consists of many traditional local dances such as fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandyan dances and various other cultural dances, in addition to the elephants who are usually adorned with lavish garments.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03 : Kandy – South Beach

After breakfast morning commence short city tour of Kandy. Including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Temple of the Tooth Relic.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Ever since 4th Century A.D, when Lord Buddha's Sacred 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.

Transfer to South beach en route visit Tea factory. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04 : South beach - Galle

After breakfast transfer to Galle and visit Dutch Fort.

Galle

Sri Lanka’s most historically interesting town is Galle. It was a major port until about 100 years, but today still handles shipping and sailing boats in the natural harbor. Stroll around the lighthouse and harbor or visit the old town where you can see the traditional lace makers and wood carvers and purchase some the finest souvenirs.

Galle Dutch Fort

The South Coast’s major city is Galle, whose oldest landmark is the massive Portuguese and Dutch Fort which is a “World Heritage Site” in which the central city is contained. But the city may be much older. Some scholars believe it to be the “Tarshish” of the Old Testament, to which King Solomon sent his merchant vessels, and to which Jonah fled from the Lord.

Today, the 90-acre Galle Fort shows no evidence of the Portuguese founders. The Dutch incorporated the Portuguese northern wall in a great rampart in 1663. A second, taller wall was built inside of it. Between the two walls, a covered passage connected the central bastion with the Fort’s two half bastion’s overlooking the sea.

The Dutch also installed a sophisticated drainage system, complete with brick-lined underground sewers that were flushed twice a day by the high and low tides. The original gate to the fort was by the harbour. It is still there, marked by the British Coat-of-arms on the front and the Dutch V.O.C. (Vereenigde Oost Indische Compagnie) with the Coat-ofarms with a rooster crest, is on the inner side of the Fort.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Galle.

Day 05 : South Beach – Colombo – Airport

After breakfast transfer to Colombo and commence city tour.

Colombo

Colombo is the business and commercial center and the new capital is Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte, only a few miles away. Colombo was only a small seaport, which came into prominence in the 16th Century with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 and the development of it as a major Harbour took place during the British period. Colombo became the capital of Sri Lanka in 1815 after Kandyan Kingdom was ceded to the British.

The remains of the buildings during the period of the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule are found in every area of the city. None of the Portuguese & Dutch fortifications are found today but some of their buildings and churches could be seen in the Fort & Pettah areas.

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 there is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, the Kayman’s Gate with the Belfry at the original gate to enter the Fort, the Dutch Church of Wolfendhaal dating back to 1749, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple dating to 6th C.B.C., Davatagaha Mosque, Colombo Museum and the Natural History Museum are some of the sites to be visited. Also visit the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall), see the replica of Avukana Buddha in front and the Independence Memorial.

After transfer to the airport for departure.

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