Classical Sri Lanka 07 Nights & 08 Days
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- 8 days
- Location Start:
- Colombo Airport
- Location Finish:
- Colombo Airport
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Last updated: 06/18/2007
This tiny drop-shaped island has a documented history dating back to 500 years BC, a rich cultural heritage, and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes from lowland to mountains, and palm fringed golden
Arrive at Bandaranayake International Airport in the morning flight. Warmly meet and greet with Araliya garlands by a representative of Lion's Paradise Travels and transfer to hotel in Colombo. Afternoon commence city tour of Colombo.
Dinner & Overnight @ Hotel Galadari, Colombo. (5 Star)
Colombo : A drive through the city will take you to the Fort and Pettah : the commercial area of the city and tree : lined Colombo-07 Cinnamon Gardens. Colombo 3, 4, 5, 8 are the prime residential area of the city. Visit Independence Hall, B.M.I.C.H, see the replica of Avukana Buddha statue, Gangarama Temple, Hindu Kovil at Sea Street and the old Parliament. Shopping in Colombo - Visit the Mlesna exquisite tea boutique, all sorts of ready-made garments at ARENA, ODEL, and visit BEVERLY STREET 24 hours shopping arcade (garments only) and Lakmadura at Colombo 03.
After breakfast proceed to Polonnaruwa and make sightseeing tour of Polonnaruwa. Evening experience complimentary Elephant ride @ Habarana through Jungles, footpaths and crossing lakes etc.
Dinner & overnight at Amaya Lake Resort, Dambulla. (4 Star)
Polonnaruwa - Is another World Heritage Site was the capital of Sri Lanka from 11th : 13th centuries, contains some splendid spectacular statues. Lankatilaka, Tivanka & Thuparamaya are the most beautiful and largest image houses and Tivanka has the best example of frescos of the Polonnaruwa period. Rankoth Vehera and Kirivehera are well-preserved large stupas, and Galviharaya : 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 Vatadage is a unique creation of the Sri Lankan artists. Polonnaruwa the medieval capital was fortified with inner & outer moats and inner & outer walls. The Parakrama Samudra - a huge man made lake, is on the western side of the city. Another tall wall encloses the Royal Palace, Audience Hall and other buildings are in the inner city.
After early breakfast visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress and proceed to Kandy. En-route visit Cave Temple at Dambulla & a spice garden at Matale to see a variety of luscious plants including cinnamon, cardamoms, pepper and etc. You can also purchase locally grown spices. Evening visit city of Kandy including Upper Lake Drive, Market square, Batik Factory & Museum, Gem Lapidary and etc.
Dinner & overnight at Hotel Topaz,Kandy. (3 Star)
Sigiriya - Is home to the 5th century Fortress in the Sky which is the fantastic single wonder of the Island. t is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge Lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within its triple-moated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 600ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways, the only known ancient work of Sinhalese secular painting which has survived in the form of Frescos of life-sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour
Cave Temple : Is a vast isolated rock mass 500ft high and a mile around the base. Here is found the famous Rock Temple dating to the 1st century B.C. The caves of Dambulla sheltered the 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 on the island.
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 ceiling date back to the 15th -18th centuries. In the second cave the finest and the largest of all, there are 150 life-size statues of gods from the
Buddhist religion along with numerous images of the Lord Buddha himself. 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. Evening - Relax at the resort.
Kandy - No visit to Sri Lanka is complete without seeing Kandy, the ancient hill capital and domain of the last king of Sri Lanka. Situated at an elevation of 488m, Kandy is rich in tradition and is the spiritual home of Sri Lanka. Perhaps best known for it's Dalada Maligawa, the temple that houses the tooth relic of Lord Buddha. Kandy is steeped in history and many of Sri Lanka's arts and craft flourish here, particularly the silver and brass craftsmanship as well as jewellry in traditional design. It is convenient base of operations for those who wish to see more of the hill country since it affords easy access to many other destinations of interest.
After early breakfast an excursion to Elephant Orphanage. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Kandy including Temple of the Tooth Relic, Evening witness a cultural show featuring various types of dance from Sri Lanka.
Dinner & overnight at Hotel Topaz,Kandy.(3 Star)
Elephant Orphanage - This orphanage was established to feed nurse & house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers. Often the young ones fall into pits and ravines in their request for water during drought period. The morning feeding could be observed at 9.15 a.m. where frolicking young ones are bottle-fed milk. Soon after at 10.00 a.m. 65 : 70 Elephants are taken to a nearby river for their morning bath, which is a popular attraction for visitors.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - Ever since 4th century A.D. when the Lord Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orison 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.
After breakfast, proceed to Nuwara-Eliya. En-route visit Royal botanical garden and a tea plantation and a factory at Labukale where the best tea in the world is produced. You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. Dinner and overnight at Galaway Forest Lodge, N'-Eliya.(3 Star+)
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 500 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some rare and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the gardens. The Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with visitors.
There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and the tallest Palm Avenue (Royal Palm Avenue) was planted in 1905 and the double coconuts from the Seashells Island, with the world's largest plant seed in one such avenue.
Nuwara Eliya - The Little England of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and tea plantation. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places on 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, country cottages or Queen
Anne style mansions.
After breakfast proceed for a fantastic beach stay at Beruwala via Kitulgala. Kitulgala is famous for White Water Rafting in Sri Lanka and also it was the film location of The Bridge on The River Kwai. En-route stop at St. Claire's waterfall and Devon Falls for a short break.
Dinner and overnight at Riverina Resort, Beruwala. (4 Star)
After breakfast leisure at the beach or free for any optional activity.
Dinner and overnight at Riverina Resort, Beruwala. (4 Star)
After breakfast transfer to airport for departure.
- Inclusions -
- Hotel accommodations in specified hotels or similar on Half Board sharing DBL basis. (Inclusive Dinner & Breakfast at all hotels)
- Exclusions -
- Expenses of personal nature
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