Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), a tiny island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean, is a rugged land of rainforest, diverse wildlife and endless beaches. It’s famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes, and the sacred city of Anuradhapura. Its flavorful cuisine reflects its history as a maritime hub and cultural melting pot.
Sri Lanka is an idyllic landscape and a mercurial mix of opportunities, that makes it the ultimate holiday destination. Here you can experience the nation’s glittering tapestry of culture, and the rich abundance of nature. The entire island is teeming with bird life & exotics like elephants & leopards. It is a original paradise with amid scenes as beautiful as the hand of God ever created.
Day 1 Colombo – Pinawala – Dambulla
Welcome to Colombo – capital city of Sri Lanka. We then proceed to Pinnawala – well known for its elephant orphanage. We visit Pinnawala elephant orphanage – an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants. In the evening, we arrive in Dambulla. On arrival we visit the Golden temple of Dambulla – the ancient cave temple and the tallest Buddha statue.
Day 2 Dambulla – Sigiriya – Matale – Kandy
Today we proceed to Sigiriya where we visit Sigiriya rock fortress (also known as Lion rock) the famous Frescoes of the Heavenly Maidens and the archaeological wonder and we visit Spice gardens at Matale. Later we proceed to Kandy – home of the Temple of the Tooth Relic.
Day 3 Kandy – Peradeniya
Today we visit Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy Lake and Kandy Town, Bazaar, Arts and Crafts centre, Gems Gallery and Lapidary. Later we visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. Enjoy traditional Sri Lankan dance show in the evening.
Day 4 Kandy – Anjaneyar – Ashok Vatika – Nuwara Eliya
Today we visit the Anjaneyar (Hanuman) temple of Ramayana Trail in Ramboda, followed by a visit to Tea factory. Later we proceed to Hakgala and visit the Sita Amman Temple – according to tradition, the site is associated with Sita of the Ramayana epic, ancient statues of Rama and Sita can be seen on a side of the temple. Then we visit the Hakgala Botanical Gardens (Ashok Vatika) – one of the pleasure gardens of King Ravana. In the evening we arrive Nuwara Eliya – most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka.
Day 5 Nuwara Eliya – Kelaniya – Colombo
Today we proceed to Colombo. On arrival we proceed to Kelaniya – known for its Buddhist temple situated on Kelani river. we visit Kelaniya Temple a shrine dedicated to king Ravana’s brother – Bibhishana.
Day 6 Colombo – Kelaniya – Departure from Colombo
Today we enjoy city orientation tour of Colombo which includes Buddhist temple, 100 years old Clock tower, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall and British built colonial buildings and free time for shopping at Odel shopping Centre. It’s time now to say goodbye to our travel companions. Let us be in contact with each other through email, Facebook, and meet again on one more memorable tour. See you all!! Guests will proceed to Airport at scheduled flight departure time and take a return flight to their home town.
——–Tour ends with Sweet memories———