09 nights / 10 days tour in Sri Lanka
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09 nights / 10 days tour in Sri Lanka

 

DAY 01

    AIRPORT / PUTTALAM / ANURADHAPURA (184 Kms)

 

Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport. Welcome and assistance, transfer to hotel in Anuradhapura via Puttalam.

 

Arrive in Anuradhapura.

 

The ancient city of Anuradhapura is located at a distance of 206 km from Colombo. The city lies in the northern part of Sri Lanka and is the capital of north-central province. The city of Anuradhapura was established in the 4th century B.C and was the first capital of Sri Lanka. Anuradhapura is an archeological delight as it contains monuments and structures of historical importance. The city is the abode of the largest Dagobas in the country and is considered as sacred by the Buddhist.

Overnight at  hotel in Anuradhapura.

 

DAY 02

     ANURADHAPURA / POLONNARUWA (121 Kms)

 

After breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa.

 

Arrive in Polonnaruwa.

 

Polonnaruwa is the medieval capital of Sri Lanka from 11th AD to 13th AD. Polonnaruwa was built more than a millennium ago in 11th century A.D. This ancient town is better preserved than most other old cities of Sri Lanka. Polonnaruwa is about 140 km from Kandy. The ruins of this ancient town belong to the 10th century. Polonnaruwa took over Anuradhapura as the capital city of Sri Lanka because of the invasion of South India.

Polonnaruwa got the status of a World Heritage Site under the cultural criteria of UNESCO. Polonnaruwa is an ancient city with its well-preserved Dagobas, moonstones, beautiful parks, massive buildings, interesting statues.

 

Overnight at  hotel in Polonnaruwa.

 

DAY 03

     POLONNARUWA / HABARANA (50 Kms)

 

After breakfast leave for Habarana.

 

Arrive in Polonnaruwa.

 

 Dambulla Cave Temple

Dating back to the 1st Century BC, this is the most impressive cave temple in Sri Lanka. It has five caves under a vast overhanging rock, carved with a drip line to keep the interiors dry. In 1938 the architecture was embellished with arched colonnades and gabled entrances. Inside the caves, the ceilings are painted with intricate patterns of religious images, following the contours of the rock. There are images of the Lord Buddha and bodhisattvas, as well as various gods and goddesses.

 

Sigiriya is 169 kms from Colombo . It's on the way to Polonnaruwa. Sigiriya rock was a royal citadel for nearly twenty years and is nearly one hectare in extent. It is said to build by King Kashyapa who killed his father to gain his wealth. But many historians of present challenge it. Dr Lal Sirinivas of Bangalore a historian states that it was the abode of King Kuvera but later won over by Ravana and was called Chirakuta. This wonderful fortress is a masterpiece of artistry.

 

Overnight at  hotel in Habarana.

 

DAY 04

     HABARANA / MATALE / KANDY (94 Kms)

 

After breakfast leave for Kandy via Matale.

 

Spice and Herbal Garden you can learn of their medicinal healing properties and how to use them in your day to day needs. Used worldwide in many medicines, the healing powers of spices have been respected from the time of the Pharaohs and Chinese Dynasties, while our herbs are used in Ayurvedic concoctions.

 

Kandy city is the Hill Capital of Sri Lanka and was the last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings. It still retains an aura of grandeur which has been unaffected by time. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its center, it is the site of the renowned “Temple of the Tooth” and the Royal Botanical Gardens - home to one of Asia’s best Orchid collections. Kandy and its satellite villages are the center of the island’s handicraft industry and it’s traditional dances are the most lively and spectacular in the country.

Royal Botanical Gardens - once a pleasure garden of our ancient Queens, it has a wide and rare collection of tropical and temperate, exotic and indigenous flora. The garden’s specialty is an Orchid House which contains one of the largest collections in Asia.

Also, explore the Arts & Crafts workshops, Market Places and Bazaar areas

 

Overnight at  hotel in Kandy.

DAY 05

     KANDY /  PINNAWALA / NUWARA ELIYA (140 Kms)

 

After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya via Pinnawala.

 

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanagenursery and captive breedingground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km (8.1 mi) northwest of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawalla is notable for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. In 2011, there were 88 elephants, including 37 males and 51 females from 3 generations, living in Pinnawala.

 

Nuwara Eliya is the heart of Sri Lankan hill country, it is the home of the famous Ceylon Tea and the rolling mountains are a carpet of velvety green tea plantations, interspersed with gushing streams and tumbling waterfalls. The salubrious climate, misty glens and the decidedly British character make Nuwara Eliya a must on any Sri Lankan travel industry.

 

Overnight at  hotel in Nuwara Eliya

  

DAY 06

     NUWARA ELIYA / ELLA / BANDARAWELA (58 Kms)

After breakfast leave for Ella.

 

Ella is blessed with some of the most beautiful views, you could find in Sri Lanka.Only 8 km from Bandarawela, this small town is used as a base for plenty of trekking expeditions to the surrounding countryside. A taste of the breathtaking scenery of Ella could be had, if you just walk into the Garden of the Grand Ella Motel (Formerly Ella Rest House), where you seem to be standing at the edge of the world, and everything around you seems to disappear at your feet.
Another fine view is from the Ambiente Hotel, where the wide doorway, opens out to the mountains, creating a dramatic cinematic like experience, on entry.

 

Overnight at  hotel in Bandarawela.

 

DAY 07

     BANDARAWELA / BENTOTA (181 Kms)

 

After breakfast leave for Bentota.

 

Ratnapura "Ratna" means Gems "Pura" means City in Sinhalese, so it is the “City of Gems”. It is the city that supplied gems to the entire world since pre history. The main plantation is Rubber but there are tea estates and tea factories. Ratnapura is at the foot of the Sacred Adam's Peak . There are many pre historic artefacts found from the gem pits which speaks of a highly civilised civilisation of Sri Lanka.

 

Arrive in Bentota.

 

Overnight at  hotel in Bentota.

 

DAY 08

     BENTOTA / GALLE / BENTOTA (70 Kms)

After breakfast leave for Galle.

Galle Fort

The port town of Galle is Sri Lanka's fourth biggest town with 80,000 people. The history of Galle dates back to 1505 when a Portuguese fleet bound for Maldives was blown off course and took shelter in the Galle Harbour. This arrival drastically changed the course of Sri Lankan history. In 1598, the Portuguese built a small fort which was later extended. However, when the Dutch took over in 1640, they destroyed all traces of the Portuguese presence. In 1663, the Dutch built the 36-hectare Fort, which is now a World Heritage Site.

 

Kosgoda is famous for its turtle hatchery- operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka's turtles from extinction. The hatchery pays fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the sandy beach. Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.

 

Return to Bentota

 

Overnight at  hotel in Bentota.

 

DAY 09

     BENTOTA

 

After breakfast leave for water sports.

 

Bentota is the water-sports capital of Sri Lanka. Our comprehensive water sports centre is equipped with jet skis, water skis, surf boards, speed boats and much more. The sports centre attendants have plenty of tips and information to aid you. Whether you want to enjoy yourself with your friends on a banana boat or experience an adrenaline rush on a speed boat. 

 

Overnight at  hotel in Bentota.

 

DAY 10     

      BENTOTA / AIRPORT (110 Kms)

 

After Breakfast Check out and transfer to Airport for departure.

 

Colombo city tour

City tour of Colombo including visits to the Residential, Commercial and Bazaar areas – the tour also includes visits to well known Departmental stores such as “House of Fashion” and “ODEL”, which has Internationally recognized “Designer” brands of clothing at an unbelievable price.

 

 

 

End of the tour

 

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