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Scenic Sri Lanka

Scenic Sri Lanka

Itinerary

Day 01: Colombo- Kandy

Arrival Colombo and drive towards Kandy. (120 Kms / 3 Hrs)
En route visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - Started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded, the orphanage has grown to be a big family today. A unique experience never to be missed. Check into the hotel. Later in the evening Witness of cultural Show. Overnight stay at Kandy.

Day 02: Kandy- Nuwara Eliya

Breakfast at the hotel

In the morning commence city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. (3 Hrs)

* Kandy - the hill capital. Venue of the annual Perahera. 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.

* 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 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.

* Royal Botanical Gardens - Peradeniya - 147 acres in extent; Started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy. There are more than 5,000 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.

Drive towards Nuwara Eliya (77Kms / 2 Hrs). Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.

Day 03: Nuwara Eliya- Colombo

Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning commence city tour of Nuwara Eliya. (2 hrs)

* 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 coldest places on the island, but 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.

Drive towards Colombo. (190 Kms / 5 Hours), Check in to hotel Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 4 : Colombo

Breakfast at the hotel

Commence city tour of Colombo.

* Colombo is a 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 Goldsmiths quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also 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.

Transfer to airport to connect with the departure flight (40Kms / 1 hrs).

Cost Includes & Excludes

Cost per person is Rs 28,999/- on twin sharing

Cost Includes

  • Economy Airfare from Chennai- Colombo- Bangalore
  • Accommodation in 3 star hotels.
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Complimentary 1 dinner
  • All sightseeing and transfers in A/c Coach
  • Visa Charges
  • All applicable taxes

 

Cost Excludes

  • All entrance fees should pay direct by the clients.
  • Lunch on tour
  • Camera & Video permits.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned above.
  • Tips & Portages.
  • Any compulsory room / Peak period supplements during the tour.
  • Late Check outs & Early check in charges.

Hotel Used / 3 Star

Day 01 Swiss residence Kandy

Day 02 Galway Forest Nuwaraeliya

Day 03 Global Towers Colombo

Flight details:

UL 122 CHENNAICOLOMBO 1000 1115

UL 171 COLOMBOBANGALORE 1845 2005

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