Pinnawela Elephant orphanage,Dambulla cave Temple,Sigiriya Rock fortress ,Ancient capital of Hills – Kandy,Temple of the Tooth relic & Kandyan cultural dance performances,Tea Factory and Tea Plantations ,Train Travel to Hill country,Hill station of Nuwara Eliya,National Park,Luxury in the beach beach stay in Sri Lanka south coast.
Your Itinerary – 8 Days/7 Nights
Airport – Negombo – (20 Minutes)
Our representative will meet you personally on arrival. After introducing the chauffeur guide, And transfer to Negombo
Full day free for leisure at the beach and enjoy the Negombo
Overnight stay at Hotel at Negombo
Negombo – Pinnawela – Habarana- (approx 04 hour – 148 Km’s)
After breakfast transfer to Sigiriya en-route visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage in time to witness the bottle-feeding of the baby elephants. The orphanage is home to nearly 90 abandoned or injured Elephants who are looked after with affection. The Elephants at the orphanage are bathed daily in a river located nearby .Thereafter proceed to Habarana, If time permits visit to Dambulla cave temple.
Dambulla – 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.
Overnight stay at Habarana or Dambulla
Habarana – Sigiriya – Kandy
Early morning climb to the top of the UN World Heritage Site of Sigiriya. An ancient rock fortress from the 5th Century, amazing views of the cultural triangle! A must do! Also you can visit the Sigiriya Museum.
There after transfer to Kandy en-route visit Hindu Temple & Specie Garden.
In Kandy enjoy a city tour of the UNESCO World Heritage city which could include Kandy’s rich ancient arts & craft including drum making, dumbara mat waving, crafting Kandyan jewelry, local dancing school etc. The Temple of the Tooth, the palace complex and the holy city of Kandy are associated with the history of the dissemination of one of the most important religions of humanity, Buddhism. The Temple of Kandy is the product of the last peregrination of the relic of the tooth of Lord Buddha. Religious services (pooja) with traditional music and drumming are held daily at dawn, mid-day and in the evening where guests can participate.
Evening witness the cultural performance.
Overnight stay at Kandy.
Nuwara Eliya- Kandy
After breakfast, drive to Nuwara Eliya and en route visit to Tea Factory and Tea Plantations
Optional : You can joy the train travel to Nuwara Eliya by Train, which is start at 0838Hrs from kandy and adrrival in Nanu oya station by 1230Hrs. Your chauffeur will pick you from the station.
Nuwara Eliya – The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British 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.
Afternoon city of Nuwara Eliya
Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast visit to Sitta Amman Temple, which is known to be the part of “Ramayana Trail”. There after drive to Udawalawe.
Udawalawe National Park – covers an area of 230,821 hectares and was declared in 1972. It is only 115 miles from Colombo via Ratnapura and Pelmadulla.
This Park is rich in Elephant population as the Park has about 500 Elephants. Wild Buffalo, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Sambhur, Hare, Mongoose, Crocodile and 30 species of Snakes are recorded.
Three Circuit Bungalows are available at Seenuggala, Weheragolla, and Thimbiriyamankada and 2 Camp sites are at Weheramankada and Pransadara.
50 species of Butterflies and many species of Birds are found in the Park.
Afternoon jeep safari at Udawalawe National Park
Overnight stay at Udawalawe.
Udawalawe – Mirrissa
After breakfast transfer to beach for beach stay for two nights in south of Sri Lanka.
Overnight stay at the beach Resort.
Full day leisure at the beach
Optional:You can do the whale watching tour in Mirrissa, Paying locally.
Overnight stay at the beach Resort
Beach Resort – Airport
After breakfast Transfer to the airport for the departure flight. Journey takes approx 2 ½ hrs to reach Airport by southern highway express.
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