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Discover Sri Lanka Tour (5 days / 4 nights)

This tour is designed for Travellers who want to experience as many attractions during five days. This is a fast paced tour designed for site seeing and will take you to a new city daily.

Day 1 (Arrival-night in Negambo)

We will pick you up from the Airport and transfer you to the hotel in negombo.Negombo is a city of about 121,933, approximately 37 km north of Colombo, in Sri Lanka. The name "Negombo" was first used by the Portuguese, a corruption of the Sinhala name Migamuva . It is located at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon, about 7 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport. Negombo has a moderate port (used during the periods of Portuguese and Dutch colonization), and its economy is mainly based on tourism and its centuries-old fishing industry, though it also produces cinnamon, ceramics, and brass ware

You can opt to go out for a fun night out or rest at the hotel. At close proximity to the hotel are many activities that you can enjoy, such as Dancing, Bar-Lounge, Karaoki, Spa, and Casinos.

Day 2 (Kandy)

After breakfast, proceed to Kandy. Kandy is a city in the center of Sri Lanka. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is one of the most scenic cities in Sri Lanka; it is both an administrative and religious city. It is the capital of the Central Province (which encompasses the districts of Kandy, Matale and Nuwara Eliya) and of Kandy District.

Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most venerable places for the Buddhist community of Sri Lanka and all around the world. UNESCO declared it as a world heritage site in 1988. Kandy is still the home of the arts and crafts, music, dance, and songs that flourished under the patronage of the Kandyan Kings.

Day 3 (Nuwara eliya)

Nuwara Eliya meaning "city on the plain (table land)" or "city of light", is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. The town is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka.also known as 'Little' England', was the favourite hill station of the British who tried to create Nuwara Eliya into a typical English Village.

Highlights: Gregory's Lake -Nuwara Eliya, Hakgala Botanical Gardens, Horton Plains, Devon Falls, The Ceylon Breweries, The Nissangala Lena on the road to Adam's Peak.

Day 4 (kalutara)

Days at leisure. You can enjoy everything from jet skiing and windsurfing, to wakeboarding and canoeing. Boat trips up the river and deep sea fishing trips depend on weather conditions. Many independent diving schools operate along the beach front during diving season

Day 5

Proceed to the airport on the final journey along the coast with beautiful scenes of Ocean, People, Fisherman and many cities along the way.

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4-5 Star Hotels or boutique hotels.

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Terms and Condition

Costs included with the Package:

Accommodation-Double occupancy with breakfast on hotel specified or similar category (Includes dinner if upgraded to Half Board.)

All transfers in Newer air-conditioned Car-Fuel, driver fees, Insurance, and parking included

English speaking Chauffeur Guide during the Tour

Government tax of 12% V.A.T. 2% NBT Tax

Costs not included with the Package:

Lunch and dinner during the tour (add dinner with half board upgrade)

Activities not specified above

Porterage at hotels

Tips of personal nature

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Discover Sri Lanka Tour (8 days / 7 nights)

This tour is designed for Travellers who want to experience as many attractions during six days. This is a fast paced tour designed for site seeing and will take you to a new city daily. You will see all major attractions in Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala and Bentota

Day 1 (Arrival-night in Negambo)

We will pick you up from the Airport and transfer you to the hotel in negombo.Negombo is a city of about 121,933, approximately 37 km north of Colombo, in Sri Lanka. The name "Negombo" was first used by the Portuguese, a corruption of the Sinhala name Migamuva . It is located at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon, about 7 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport. Negombo has a moderate port (used during the periods of Portuguese and Dutch colonization), and its economy is mainly based on tourism and its centuries-old fishing industry, though it also produces cinnamon, ceramics, and brass ware

You can opt to go out for a fun night out or rest at the hotel. At close proximity to the hotel are many activities that you can enjoy, such as Dancing, Bar-Lounge, Karaoki, Spa, and Casinos.

Day 2 & 3 (Sigiriya)

Sigiriya (Lion's rock,) is a large stone and ancient rock fortress and palace ruin in the central Matale District of Sri Lanka, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures. A popular tourist destination, Sigiriya is also renowned for its ancient paintings (frescos),[1] which are reminiscent of the Ajanta Caves of India. It is one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.

After 1 st day breakfast

Will pick you to climb the lion's rock. After lunch will visit to Polonnaruwa the second ancient kingdom in sri lanka.

After 2 nd day breakfast

Will take to Dambulla the largest and best preserved cave temple complex of Sri Lanka.Also will travel to Anuradhapura The first anction kingdom in sri lanka

Day 4 (Kandy)

After breakfast, proceed to Kandy. Kandy is a city in the center of Sri Lanka. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is one of the most scenic cities in Sri Lanka; it is both an administrative and religious city. It is the capital of the Central Province (which encompasses the districts of Kandy, Matale and Nuwara Eliya) and of Kandy District.

Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most venerable places for the Buddhist community of Sri Lanka and all around the world. UNESCO declared it as a world heritage site in 1988. Kandy is still the home of the arts and crafts, music, dance, and songs that flourished under the patronage of the Kandyan Kings.

Day 5 (Nuwara eliya)

Nuwara Eliya meaning "city on the plain (table land)" or "city of light", is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. The town is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka.also known as 'Little' England', was the favourite hill station of the British who tried to create Nuwara Eliya into a typical English Village.

Highlights: Gregory's Lake -Nuwara Eliya, Hakgala Botanical Gardens, Horton Plains, Devon Falls, The Ceylon Breweries, The Nissangala Lena on the road to Adam's Peak.

Day 6-7 (Gall / Hikkaduwa or Bentota)

Days at leisure. You can enjoy everything from jet skiing and windsurfing, to wakeboarding and canoeing. Boat trips up the river and deep sea fishing trips depend on weather conditions. Many independent diving schools operate along the beach front during diving season.

Day 8

In the Morning cruise up the Bentota River in a boat safari, meandering through the mangrove swamps. Proceed to the airport on the final journey along the coast with beautiful scenes of Ocean, People, Fisherman and many cities along the way.

Accommodation

Boutique

Green boutique or luxery boutique hotels

Premium

4-5 Star Hotels or boutique hotels.

Delux

3 Star Hotels or boutique hotels

Standard

2-3 Star Hotels or boutique

* Prices are per person

Terms and Condition

Costs included with the Package:

Accommodation-Double occupancy with breakfast on hotel specified or similar category (Includes dinner if upgraded to Half Board.)

All transfers in Newer air-conditioned Car-Fuel, driver fees, Insurance, and parking included

English speaking Chauffeur Guide during the Tour

Government tax of 12% V.A.T. 2% NBT Tax

Costs not included with the Package:

Lunch and dinner during the tour (add dinner with half board upgrade)

Activities not specified above

Porterage at hotels

Tips of personal nature

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Discover Sri Lanka Tour (15 days / 14 nights)

This leisurely tour offers exceptional value for money and covers the best that Sri Lanka has to offer and still allows a time for you to relax and enjoy.

Day 1 (Arrival-night in Negambo)

We will pick you up from the Airport and transfer you to the hotel in negombo.Negombo is a city of about 121,933, approximately 37 km north of Colombo, in Sri Lanka. The name "Negombo" was first used by the Portuguese, a corruption of the Sinhala name Migamuva . It is located at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon, about 7 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport. Negombo has a moderate port (used during the periods of Portuguese and Dutch colonization), and its economy is mainly based on tourism and its centuries-old fishing industry, though it also produces cinnamon, ceramics, and brass ware

You can opt to go out for a fun night out or rest at the hotel. At close proximity to the hotel are many activities that you can enjoy, such as Dancing, Bar-Lounge, Karaoki, Spa, and Casinos.

Day 2,3 & 4 (Sigiriya)

Sigiriya (Lion's rock,) is a large stone and ancient rock fortress and palace ruin in the central Matale District of Sri Lanka, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures. A popular tourist destination, Sigiriya is also renowned for its ancient paintings (frescos),[1] which are reminiscent of the Ajanta Caves of India. It is one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.

After 2nd day lunch will visit to Polonnaruwa the second ancient kingdom in sri lanka.

After 3rd day breakfast will take to Dambulla the largest and best preserved cave temple complex of Sri Lanka. as soon as lunch will visit to Anuradhapura The first ancient capitals of Sri Lanka.

After 4th day breakfast will pick you to climb the lion's rock. After 3 lunch will take you to Minneriya National Park for the wild life safari. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts.

Day 5 & 6 (Kandy)

After breakfast, proceed to Kandy. Kandy is a city in the center of Sri Lanka. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is one of the most scenic cities in Sri Lanka; it is both an administrative and religious city. It is the capital of the Central Province (which encompasses the districts of Kandy, Matale and Nuwara Eliya) and of Kandy District.

Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most venerable places for the Buddhist community of Sri Lanka and all around the world. UNESCO declared it as a world heritage site in 1988. Kandy is still the home of the arts and crafts, music, dance, and songs that flourished under the patronage of the Kandyan Kings.

Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) The temple which houses the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha is one of the holiest shrines in the entire Buddhist world.

Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

Udawattekele Sanctuary is a historic forest reserve on a hill-ridge in the city of Kandy.

New Ranweli Spice Garden

Day 7 & 8 (Nuwara eliya)

Nuwara Eliya meaning "city on the plain (table land)" or "city of light", is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. The town is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka.also known as 'Little' England', was the favourite hill station of the British who tried to create Nuwara Eliya into a typical English Village.

Highlights: Gregory's Lake -Nuwara Eliya, Hakgala Botanical Gardens, Horton Plains, Devon Falls, The Ceylon Breweries, The Nissangala Lena on the road to Adam's Peak.

And we will travel to billow places

- Boat ride in Gregory Lake

- The first Tea factory of Sri Lanka and Games Tailor museum

- Horton Plane Horton Plane is a treasure of flora and fauna. Few major rivers of Sri Lanka are started from this place. Most of the time it is covered with mist

- Waterfalls of Nuwara Eliya

Day 9 & 10 (Sinharaja Forest Reserve)

sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests ecoregion, was saved from the worst of commercial logging by its inaccessibility, and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1988. The reserve's name translates as Kingdom of the Lion.The reserve is only 21 km (13 mi) from east to west, and a maximum of 7 km (4.3 mi) from north to south, but it is a treasure trove of endemic species, including trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.Because of the dense vegetation, wildlife is not as easily seen as at dry-zone national parks such as Yala. There are about 3 elephants and the 15 or so leopards are rarely seen. The commonest larger mammal is the endemic Purple-faced Langur.An interesting phenomenon is that birds tend to move in mixed feeding flocks, invariably led by the fearless Greater Racket-tailed Drongo and the noisy Orange-billed Babbler. Of Sri Lanka's 26 endemic birds, the 20 rainforest species all occur here, including the elusive Red-faced Malkoha, Green-billed Coucal and Sri Lanka Blue Magpie.Reptiles include the endemic Green pit viper and Hump-nosed vipers, and there are a large variety of amphibians, especially tree frogs. Invertebrates include the endemic Common Birdwing butterfly and the inevitable leeches

TOUR PLANE

- Visit in to sinharaja forest

- Has to stay over in the hotel situated inside or near the forest.

Day 11,12 & 13 (Gall / Hikkaduwa or Bentota)

Days at leisure. You can enjoy everything from jet skiing and windsurfing, to wakeboarding and canoeing. Boat trips up the river and deep sea fishing trips depend on weather conditions. Many independent diving schools operate along the beach front during diving season.

And we will travel to billow places

- Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

- Jetwing Whale and Dolphin Centre

- Boat ride at Madu river

- Thotagamuwa Rajamaha Viharaya (an ancient buddhist temple)

Day 14

Proceed to the airport on the final journey along the coast with beautiful scenes of Ocean, People, Fisherman and many cities along the way.

Accommodation

Boutique

Green boutique or luxery boutique hotels

Premium

4-5 Star Hotels or boutique hotels.

Delux

3 Star Hotels or boutique hotels

Standard

2-3 Star Hotels or boutique

* Prices are per person

Terms and Condition

Costs included with the Package:

Accommodation-Double occupancy with breakfast on hotel specified or similar category (Includes dinner if upgraded to Half Board.)

All transfers in Newer air-conditioned Car-Fuel, driver fees, Insurance, and parking included

English speaking Chauffeur Guide during the Tour

Government tax of 12% V.A.T. 2% NBT Tax

Costs not included with the Package:

Lunch and dinner during the tour (add dinner with half board upgrade)

Activities not specified above

Porterage at hotels

Tips of personal nature

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Golden Beach (10 Days / 9 Nights)

This special tour we has arranged in north and east beach areas. North & east province in Sri Lanka under the civil war for nearly 35 years After the war sri Lankan government has develop these areas & build up lot of beautiful hotels along the beach. Therefore, you can enjoy your vacation, relax and watch bit deferent Sri Lankan culture during your vacation. Even you can see some war ruins as well.

Day 1 (Marawila)

Travel North away from the airport up the bustling main road that runs parallel to the coast, (although it is not possible to see the ocean as buildings, plantations and jungle obscure any view), passing through conurbations with such names as Nainamadama and Katuneriya eventually after some 35 Kilometres we turn towards the sea along small un-adopted lanes to reach the small fishing settlement at Marawila. Here you will often see the men mending their nets or boats, preparing themselves to venture out onto the Ocean in their oruvas, an outrigger like canoe with distinctive sails. The area has been heavily influenced by various foreigners over centuries and many of the local population are catholic, so don’t be surprised to see a few large churches in this area fondly known locally as little Rome. The local folk still derive their meagre income from the sea and small holdings, although increasingly many commute to the small factories that are springing up providing much needed work. The area is rural with dense jungle attracting many rare species of migrant birds – there is a protected nature reserve close by. The beach along this stretch of coast is sandy and wide, ideal for sun worshipping and beach games.

Day 2, & 3 (Jaffna)

Jaffna or the City of Jaffna is the capital city of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. It is the administrative headquarters of the Jaffna district located on a peninsula of the same name. Jaffna is approximately six miles away from Kandarodai which served as a famous emporium in the Jaffna peninsula from classical antiquity. Jaffna's suburb, Nallur served as the capital of the four centuries-long medieval Jaffna kingdom. Prior to the Sri Lankan civil war, it was Sri Lanka's second most populated city after the commercial capital Colombo. Since the 1980s insurgent uprising, military occupation, extensive damage, expulsion and depopulation has happened. Since the end of civil war in 2009, refugees and internally displaced people are returning to their homes and government and private sectorreconstruction has begun.

Historically, Jaffna has been a contested city. It was made into a colonial port town during the Portuguese occupation of the Jaffna peninsula in 1619. It changed hands to the Dutch colonials, who lost it to the British in 1796. Jaffna was occupied by the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 1986 and from 1989 until 1995. Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) briefly occupied the city in 1987. The Sri Lankan military gained control in 1995.

TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN JAFFNA

Jaffna Nallur Kovil - a sacred destination of Hindu's, The Nallur kovil is about 1KM from the Jaffna town. There are some beautiful paintings and statues inside the kovil and outside the temple on top of the entrance you can see some beautifully carved statues. The carvings outside the kovil are not as colorful as the ones you normally see in Hindu kovils, which is a bit disappointing. Don't forget to try out ice creams from the famous ice cream shop nearby when you visit there.

Jaffna Library - The Jaffna library was one of the best in Asia before being burned down by terrorist . Now most of it is restored and part of it is open for public viewing. It is one of the monumental building in Jaffna and very close to the town.

Jaffna Fort - Jaffna fort is a place where bitter battles took place among LTTE and the Sri Lanka army. Originally build by the Portuguese there are still remains of the fort and from our local guide or a person serving in the armed forces you can learn some fascinating stories about the battles and the fort.

Nagadeepa Island - Nagadeepa island is one of the three places in Sri Lanka where Lord Buddha has visited so Nagadeepa viharaya is an important destination for Buddhist pilgrims. There is also a popular Hindu kovil there

Must visit places in the Jaffna Peninsula

Although not very close to Jaffna, below mentioned are few more must visit places in Jaffna Peninsula.

Point Pedro - This is quite a bit away from Jaffna, but this is the top most corner of Sri Lanka, so if you are visiting Jaffna you might consider visiting there. There is nothing much to see, just a big Sri Lankan flag, but you can boast that you have being to the furthest corner of Sri Lanka.

Dambakola Patuna - An ancient port in Sri Lanka, this is where Sangamiththa theraniya landed while bringing the Bo saplings used at Sri Maha Bodiya. There is a temple and a statue of Sangamiththa theraniya.

Keerimalai - Keerimalai is renowned for its natural water spring where illnesses and sicknesses are cured miraculously after bathing in it. Only a stone wall separate the pool from the sea but the water is fresh water coming from a spring. There is a Hindu kovil as well, very popular among Hindu's.

Day 4,5 & 6 (Trincomalee)

Trincomalee is a port city in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka and lies on the east coast of the island, about 113 miles south of Jaffna. It has a population of approximately 100,000. The city built on a peninsula, which divides the inner and outer harbors. Overlooking the Kottiyar Bay, Trincomalee is one of the main centers of Tamil speaking culture on the island. The city is home to the famous ancient Koneswaram temple alluded to in its historic Tamil name Thirukonamalaifrom which its anglicized name is derived, and has been a sea port that has played a major role in the maritime and international trading history of Sri Lanka. It is referrers to as Gokanna in Pali or Gokarna in Sanskrit.

The Bay of Trincomalee's harbor is renowned for its large size and security; unlike every other in the Indian Sea, it is accessible to all types of craft in all weathers. The beaches are using for surfing, scuba diving, fishing and whale watching. The city also has the largest Dutch fort in Sri Lanka. It is home to major Sri Lankan naval bases and a Sri Lankan Air Force base.

PLACES TO VISIT IN TRINCOMALEE

Below is a list of must visit places in Trincomalee with a brief description of each place.

Nilaveli Beach - Considered one of the purest white sand beaches in Asia. Nilaveli beach is a great place to take a sea bath and to have a relaxing evening. You have easy access to the Nilaveli beach and even from the Trincomalee town it is about 15 minutes drive.

Koneswaram Hindu Temple - Koneswarm Kovil is on top of the Swami rock, which can be considered the highest place in Trincomalee. Once you reach the temple you have a beautiful view of the surrounding area and if you can make it in the morning you can watch and take photos of a beautiful sunrise. As in most Hindu kovils you have beautiful and colorful carved figures. There is a sacred bo tree as well but reaching it is a bit difficult since it is near a steep rock slope. Just below you can see some of the most crystal blue waters you can find anywhere in Sri Lanka.

Lovers Leap - As the name suggests this place is famous for couples committing suicide. There is a monument built for a lady that has committed suicide here but the historical facts suggest that the mentioned lady has actually lived, married and had children. This is just beside the Koneswaram temple so you want miss it if you are visiting the Koneswaram hindu kovil.

Fort Fredrick - Sometimes mentioned as the Trinco fort, this is an old fort built by the Portuguese. Currently it is used as an army base but you have the freedom to explore some parts inside the fort. You can still see the remains of some old building and guns and you can see various crested in some building as well. There are some administrative buildings inside the fort as well.

Kanniya Hot Water Wells - This is around 30 minutes ride from Trincomalee early you get there the better. There are seven wells built on top of hot water springs and the temperature varies from well to well.

Pigeon Island - A small island near Trincomalee which is a national park as well. The island got its name because of hundreds of pigeon that gather in the island. There is a coral reef there with many species so it is a great place to go snorkeling or diving. There are two beaches in the island as well where you can have a relaxing time.

Marble Beach - A very beautiful beach near Trincomalee, where you can enjoy a bath in relatively shallow water. There is a restaurant maintained by the Air Force so you can enjoy a meal by the sea as well. There is a small charge per person and you need prior approval to visit this beach, which can be obtained from the nearby Air Force base

Naval Base Tour - One of the lesser known attractions in Trincomalee. Trincomalee has one of the largest naval bases in Sri Lanka and you can visit many places of interest as well. There is the naval museum where you can learn about the history of Sri Lanka navy, watch captured LTTE boats, learn about sea mines, boat engines, radar and get a great view of the Trincomalee harbor as well. Then you can visit the beautiful coral drove beach, Elephant point and finally you can end the tour by going on a boat ride in the Trincomalee harbor area where you can see Prima factory Mitsui cement factory and a whole lot more.

THINGS TO DO IN TRINCOMALEE

Whale and Dolphin Watching - Trincomalee is one of the few places in Sri Lanka where you can spot Whaled and Dolphins. The boat ride takes a while and it will cost you a considerable amount. You want always spot Dolphins so don't have high expectations when you are going there because you will feel bitterly disappointed.

Snorkeling - As I mentioned previously there is a huge coral reef near the pigeon island so you can go snorkeling or diving near the reef. There are plenty of marine life there so you can sure to get a glimpse of some beautiful fish and Turtles if you are lucky.

Sea bathing and sun bathing - Nilaveli beach is the best place to do this but there are plenty other areas with access to the beach in Trincomalee. Not all areas are safe for sea bathing. Most small hotels near the beach have facilities for sunbathing.

Day 7 & 8 (Pasikuda)

Pasikudah or Pasikuda ( Pronounced Paasi-Kudah, Tamil translation Green-Algae-Bay) is a coastal resort town located about 35 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa, Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka. It used to be a popular tourist destination, however due to 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and Sri Lankan Civil War tourist numbers have declined. Pasikudah and Kalkudah are located few km apart.

Since the end of the civil war in 2009 and the completion of Tsunami rehabilitation projects, Pasikudah has become a popular tourist destination amongst locals and foreigners alike. This is because Pasikudah is known to have one of the longest stretches of shallow coastline in the world. In other words, people walk kilometers into the sea because the water is only a few inches deep and the current is relatively weak compared to the rest of Sri Lanka's coasts.

Pasikudah is fast becoming an investors hub as foreign and local investors have shown interest in developing tourism along the beach. The Sri Lankan government's strict environmental policies have prevented certain plans for mass development, however at the same time the government's strong economic policies have promoted the development

Day 9 (Sigiriya)

Pasikudah or Pasikuda ( Pronounced Paasi-Kudah, Tamil translation Green-Algae-Bay) is a coastal resort town located about 35 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa, Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka. It used to be a popular tourist destination, however due to 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and Sri Lankan Civil War tourist numbers have declined. Pasikudah and Kalkudah are located few km apart.

Day 10

Pasikudah or Pasikuda ( Pronounced Paasi-Kudah, Tamil translation Green-Algae-Bay) is a coastal resort town located about 35 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa, Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka. It used to be a popular tourist destination, however due to 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and Sri Lankan Civil War tourist numbers have declined. Pasikudah and Kalkudah are located few km apart.

Accommodation

Boutique

Green boutique or luxery boutique hotels

Premium

4-5 Star Hotels or boutique hotels.

Delux

3 Star Hotels or boutique hotels

Standard

2-3 Star Hotels or boutique

* Prices are per person

Terms and Condition

Costs included with the Package:

Accommodation-Double occupancy with breakfast on hotel specified or similar category (Includes dinner if upgraded to Half Board.)

All transfers in Newer air-conditioned Car-Fuel, driver fees, Insurance, and parking included

English speaking Chauffeur Guide during the Tour

Government tax of 12% V.A.T. 2% NBT Tax

Costs not included with the Package:

Lunch and dinner during the tour (add dinner with half board upgrade)

Activities not specified above

Porterage at hotels

Tips of personal nature

Reserve now >

Heritage-culture tour (6 Days / 5 Nights)

This 6 Day / 5 Night Sri Lanka Culture tour is designed to cater to the traveler who seeks insights in to Sri Lanka's unique heritage of a Kingdom that was throbbing with vitality, construction, irrigation and well-ordered civilization, six centuries before Christ. Vestiges of this ancient civilization are abundantly existent today. Discover the cultural and heritage attractions of Sri Lanka and explore the glorious past and historical myths that surround this island with a documented history of over 2500 years with this Sri Lanka tour.

Day 1,2 & 3 (Dambulla)

The city of Dambulla is situated in the Matale District in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated 148 km north-east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy.

Major attractions of the city include the largest and best preserved cave temple complex of Sri Lanka, and the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, famous for being built in just 167 days. The city also boasts to have the largest rose quartz mountain range in South Asia, and the Iron wood forest, or Namal Uyana.

Ibbankatuwa prehistoric burial site near Dhambulla cave temple complexes is the latest archaeological site of significant historical importance found in Dambulla, which is located within 3 kilometers of the cave temples providing evidence on presence of indigenous civilisations long before the arrival of Indian influence on the Island nation.

Day 4 & 5 (Kandy)

Kandy is a city in the center of Sri Lanka. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is one of the most scenic cities in Sri Lanka; it is both an administrative and religious city. It is the capital of the Central Province (which encompasses the districts of Kandy, Matale and Nuwara Eliya) and also of Kandy District. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most venerable places for the Buddhist community of Sri Lanka and all around the world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.

Places to visit in kandy

- Nalanda

A well preserved 7th-10th Century Hindu shrine with stone sculptures (some of them 'erotic') in a very pretty forest location.

- Kandy And The Temple Of The Tooth

Beautifully located in a valley surrounded by hills, Kandy was the last capital of the ancient Sri Lankan kings. The Temple Of The Buddha’s Tooth is the holiest and most revered temple in Sri Lanka and one of Buddhism’s great places of worship. Enshrined within the temple is said to be the ‘Tooth Relic’ of the Buddha and the object of great veneration. Its main features are an entrance moat, the Octagon (1810) and the central ‘Relic Chamber’ with a gilded golden roof. The interesting Audience Hall (1784) of the Kandyan Kings contains excellent carved pillars. Another exquisite building is the Queen’s Bathing Pavilion, which juts out onto the enchanting Kandy Lake.The small but very interesting Hindu shrines in the temple enclosure house deities of Natha and Pattini and are a haven of tranquility in the evenings.Kandy’s historic Old Quarter has a collection of very early British colonial and Kandyan period buildings that are unique and interesting in character. UNESCO has declared the whole area a World Heritage Site.

- Gadaladeniya Temple (1344 A.D.)

Gadaladeniya Temple is set in a beautiful hilltop location surrounded by rice fields. Lankatilaka Temple (1340 A.D.) has a 2 storied building containing some rare and well-preserved frescoes. The Embekke Temple stands in a lovely rural setting and is justly famous for its hall of intricately carved wooded pillars

- Degaldoruwa Temple

Degaldoruwa Temple (18th Century) contains famous cave paintings and murals with unique depictions of the everyday rural life of Kandyan peasantry as well as traditional Buddhist 'Jataka' stories.

Day 6

Take a city tour of sweet Kandy, tour the Peradeniya Botanical Garden famous for its magnificent fauna and flora (1 hour drive)

Drop off at the airport (3 hour drive) En route Stop over at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, home to the worlds largest collection of orphans

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Sri Lanka wild life tour (8 Days / 7 Nights)

This special tour we has arranged in north and east beach areas. North & east province in Sri Lanka under the civil war for nearly 35 years After the war sri Lankan government has develop these areas & build up lot of beautiful hotels along the beach. Therefore, you can enjoy your vacation, relax and watch bit deferent Sri Lankan culture during your vacation. Even you can see some war ruins as well.

Day 1 & 2 (Anuradhapura)

Anuradhapura, is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization.It was 3rd capital of the Kingdom of Rajarata after Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara.The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies 205 km north of the current capital Colombo in Sri Lanka's North Central Province, on the banks of the historic Malvathu Oya. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.The Bodhi Tree, also known as Bo (from the Sinhalese Bo), was a large and very old Sacred Fig tree (Ficus religiosa) located in Bodh Gaya (about 100 km (62 mi) from Patna in the Indian state of Bihar), under which Siddhartha Gautama, the spiritual teacher later known as Gautama Buddha, is said to have achieved enlightenment, or Bodhi. In religious iconography, the Bodhi tree is recognizable by its heart-shaped leaves, which are usually prominently displayed

Tour plan

Visit to willpattu national park

Visit to ancient cety & Buddhist holy places

About willpattu national park

Climate

The Annual Rainfall is about 1000mm and the annual temperature is about 27.2 degrees. Inter-monsoonal rains in March and the northeast monsoon (December – February) are the main sources of rainfall.

Flora

There are many types of vegetation to be found in Wilpattu; Littoral vegetation, including Salt grass and low scrub monsoon forest with tall emergents, such as Palu (Manilkara hexandra), and Satin (Chloroxylon swietenia), Milla (Vitex altissima), Weera (Drypetes sepiaria), Ebony (Disopyros ebenum) and Wewarna (Alseodaphne semecapriflolia).

Fauna

31 species of mammals have been identified within Wilpattu national park. Mammals that are identified as threatened species living within the Wilpattu National Park are the elephant (Elephas maximus), Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus), leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) and water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). Sambhur, spotted deer, mongoose, mouse and shrew are more of Wilpattu's residents.

Birds

The painted stork, the open bill, little cormorant, Sri Lanka Junglefowl (Gallus lafayetii) along with many species of owls, terns, gulls, eagles, kites buzzards are to be found at Wilpattu National Park. Wetland bird species that can be senn in Wilpattu are the Garganey (Anas querquedula), Pin tail (Anas acuta), Whistling teal (Dendrocygna javanica), Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), White ibis (Threskiornis malanocephalus), Large white egret (Egretta alba modesta), Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) and Purple heron (Ardea purpurea).

Reptiles

The most common reptiles found in the park are the Monitor Lizard (Varanus bengalensis), Mugger crocodile (Crocodylus palustris), Common cobra (Naja naja), Rat snake (Ptyas mucosus), Indian python (Python molurus), Pond turtle (Melanonchelys trijuga) and the Soft shelled turtle (Lissemys punctata) who are resident in the large permanent Villus.

Day 3 & 4 (Polonnaruwa)

Polonnaruwa was an ancient kingdom in Sri Lanka.The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 AD to reunite the country once more under a local leader.The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage Site.

Tour plan

Visit to Minneriya national park

Boat ried in girithele lake

Visit to dambulla cave temple the largest and best preserved cave temple complex of Sri Lanka.

Visit to lions rock sigiriya

About Minneriya national park

Large numbers of Sri Lankan elephants are attracted to grass fields on the edges of the reservoir during the dry season. The Minneriya tank contributes to sustain a large herd of elephants. Individuals of elephants gathered here is numbering around 150-200. Some reports account number of elephants to as high as 700. They migrate here from Wasgamuwa National Park and benefited from food and shelter of the park's forest. Tourists visit Minneriya largely because of elephants, especially in dry season.

The park is also important habitat for the two endemic monkeys of Sri Lanka, Purple-faced Langur and Toque Macaque. Large herbivorous mammals such as Sri Lankan Sambar Deer and Sri Lankan Axis Deer also frequent the park. Rare and endangered species such as Sri Lankan Leopard and Sri Lankan Sloth Bear also inhabit in Minneriya. Minneriya is one of areas that the Gray Slender Loris is reportedly found in Sri Lanka.

The Minneriya reservoir is an important habitat for large water birds such as Lesser Adjutant, Painted Stork, and Spot-billed Pelican. Minneriya is a dormitory for many resident as well as migrant bird species. Instances of occurring a flock of 2000 Little Cormorants have been reported. Great White Pelican, Ruddy Turnstone, and Grey Heron are the other water birds can be seen here. Among the endemic birds are Sri Lanka Junglefowl, Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot, Brown-capped Babbler,Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill, Black-crested Bulbul and Crimson-fronted Barbet. Number of threatened birds recorded from national park is 11.

Amphibians of Fejervarya pulla and Polypedates cruciger have been recorded from the area. There are eight species of endemic reptiles and all of them are considered threatened. Painted-lip Lizard and Lankascincus fallax are among them. Saltwater Crocodile, Indian python, Water monitor, and Bengal monitor are among the other reptiles. Four of the fresh water fishes recorded from Minneriya is endemic to Sri Lanka.

Day 5 (Nuwara eliya)

Nuwara Eliya meaning "city on the plain (table land)" or "city of light", is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. The town is overlooked byPidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka.also known as 'Little' England', was the favourite hill station of the British who tried to create Nuwara Eliya into a typical English Village.

Tour plan

Visit to Horton Plains National Park

ABOUT HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK

Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. This plateau at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 metres (6,900–7,500 ft) is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region. This region was designated a national park in 1988. It is also a popular tourist destination and is situated 32 kilometres (20 mi) from Nuwara Eliya.

The Horton Plains are the headwaters of three major Sri Lankan rivers, the Mahaweli, Kelani, and Walawe. In Sinhala the plains are known as Maha Eliya Plains.Stone tools dating back to Balangoda culture have been found here. The plains' vegetation is grasslands interspersed with montane forest, and includes many endemic woody plants. Large herds of Sri Lankan Sambar Deer feature as typical mammals, and the park is also an Important Bird Area with many species not only endemic to Sri Lanka but restricted to the Horton Plains. Forest dieback is one of the major threats to the park and some studies suggest that it is caused by a natural phenomenon. The sheer precipice of World's End and Baker's Falls are among the tourist attractions of the park.

Day 6 (Sinharaja Forest Reserve)

sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests ecoregion, was saved from the worst of commercial logging by its inaccessibility, and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1988. The reserve's name translates as Kingdom of the Lion.The reserve is only 21 km (13 mi) from east to west, and a maximum of 7 km (4.3 mi) from north to south, but it is a treasure trove of endemic species, including trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.Because of the dense vegetation, wildlife is not as easily seen as at dry-zone national parks such as Yala. There are about 3 elephants and the 15 or so leopards are rarely seen. The commonest larger mammal is the endemic Purple-faced Langur.An interesting phenomenon is that birds tend to move in mixed feeding flocks, invariably led by the fearless Greater Racket-tailed Drongo and the noisy Orange-billed Babbler. Of Sri Lanka's 26 endemic birds, the 20 rainforest species all occur here, including the elusive Red-faced Malkoha, Green-billed Coucal and Sri Lanka Blue Magpie.Reptiles include the endemic Green pit viper and Hump-nosed vipers, and there are a large variety of amphibians, especially tree frogs. Invertebrates include the endemic Common Birdwing butterfly and the inevitable leeches

Tour plan

VISIT IN TO FOREST

Has to stay over in the hotel situated inside the forest.

Day 7 (Bentota)

Days at leisure, you can enjoy everything from jet skiing and windsurfing, to wakeboarding and canoeing. Boat trips up the river and deep sea fishing trips depend on weather conditions. Many independent diving schools operate along the beach front during diving season.

You can enjoy and relax in the natural beach.

If you like we can visit to above places.

Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

Jetwing Whale and Dolphin Centre

Boat ride at Madu river

Thotagamuwa Rajamaha Viharaya (an ancient Buddhist temple)

Day 8

Proceed to the airport on the final journey along the coast with beautiful scenes of Ocean, People, Fisherman and many cities along the way.

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Accommodation-Double occupancy with breakfast on hotel specified or similar category (Includes dinner if upgraded to Half Board.)

All transfers in Newer air-conditioned Car-Fuel, driver fees, Insurance, and parking included

English speaking Chauffeur Guide during the Tour

Government tax of 12% V.A.T. 2% NBT Tax

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Temple Tour of Sri Lanka (9 Days / 8 Nights)

This unique tour takes you to every single site of major historic interest that lies within Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle. Recommended For: Anyone with a special interest in history, archeology and Buddhism may wish to consider a Temple Tour of Sri Lanka’s fascinating historical sites.

Day 1,2 & 3 (Anuradhapura)

Anuradhapura, is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization.It was 3rd capital of the Kingdom of Rajarata after Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara.The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies 205 km north of the current capital Colombo in Sri Lanka's North Central Province, on the banks of the historic Malvathu Oya. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.The Bodhi Tree, also known as Bo (from the Sinhalese Bo), was a large and very old Sacred Fig tree (Ficus religiosa) located in Bodh Gaya (about 100 km (62 mi) from Patna in the Indian state of Bihar), under which Siddhartha Gautama, the spiritual teacher later known as Gautama Buddha, is said to have achieved enlightenment, or Bodhi. In religious iconography, the Bodhi tree is recognizable by its heart-shaped leaves, which are usually prominently displayed

Places to visit in Anuradhapura

1.Sri Maha Bodhiya, Anuradhapura.

Sri Maha Bodhi Tree is the oldest historically authenticated tree in the world (2,200 years). It is the right branch of the very tree beneath which, at Buddha Gaya in North India, Lord Buddha gained enlightenment, and was brought to Sri Lanka in the 3rd Century BC by Princess Sanghamitta, sister of the Arhant Mahinda, who brought Buddhism to Sri Lanka.

2. Mirisawetiya Vihara, Anuradhapura

The first religious edifice built by King Dutugemunu (161-137 BC), and according to the Mahavansa, the relic studded sceptre of the King is deposited in the Dagoba.

3. Swarnamali Vihara (Ruwanvelisaya - Maha Stupa), Anuradapura.

Building of the Maha Stupa was commenced by King Dutugemunu and completed by King Sadda Tissa (137-119B.C.) For the relic enshrinement ceremony Arahants had been present from all Buddhist countries at the time, which included India, Kashmira, Persia, Alexandria. Of the 6 dronas (a certain measure of capacity), of ‘the bodily relics of Lord Buddha, one drona of sacred relics is ensbrined here. The Cetiya is 338 feet high.

4.Thuparama Vihara, Anuradhapura

It is the first cetiya to be erected after the establishment of the Buddha Sasana in Sri Lanka was built by King Devanampiyatissa in the form of a paddy heap. The sacred right clavicle bone of Lord Buddha is said to be enshrined here. The pillars capped with sculptured capitals ranged in concentric circles round the dagoba indicate that it was roofed over originally.

5.Abhayagiri Vihara, Anuradhapura

Built by King Valagambahu (89-77 BC) on a site which too has been hallowed by Lord Buddha. Relics of Lord Buddha, and the Tripitaka inscribed in gold leaves are said to be enshrined here.

6.Jetavanarama, Anuradhapura

The waist-band used by Lord Buddha is said to be enshrined here. It was constructed by King Mahasena (276-303,CE) the last King of the Mahavamsa Chronicle of Sri Lanka.

7.Lankarama

Lankarama is a stupa built by King Valagamba, in an ancient place at Galhebakada in the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Nothing is known about the ancient form of the stupa, and later this was renovated. The ruins show that there are rows of stone pillars and it is no doubt that there has been a house built encircling the stupa (vatadage) to cover it. The round courtyard of the stupa seems to be 10 feet (3 m) above the ground. The diameter of the stupa is 45 feet (14 m). The courtyard is circular in shape and the diameter is 1332 feet (406 m).

Day 4 & 5 (Polonnaruwa)

The history Polonnaruwa goes as far as 6th century BC when a minister of the king Vijaya (From whom the Sinhalese race was born) established a town called “Vijitha Grama” on the area now called Kaduruwela. This is also the place for the famous “Battle of Vijithapura” between the Great King Dutugamunu (161-131 BC) and the Tamil invader Elara in his effort to re-unite the country under one Sinhalese King. This area was gradually developed as an influential agricultural town with large irrigation tanks and complex waterways built by various kings who ruled from Anuradhapura.

The selection of Polonnaruwa as the capital was not random choice by the invaders but a strategic choice. Polonnaruwa was developed to be the next kingdom by the Sri Lankan kings from the fifth century BC itself and even during the Anuradhapura era some kings chose this area to rule from whenever the Anuradhapura was under siege.

Anuradhapura was first kingdom in Sri Lanka and lasted for over 15 centuries from the 4th century BC. The last king of Anuradhapura was the king Mahinda V who was captured by Chola Invaders from South India in 993 and took him prisoner and was taken to India. Later he died in India itself. The Chola Invaders destroyed everything in Anuradhapura and took their ruling capital to Polonnaruwa in 1017 which they called “Jananathapuram”. During this period most of the Sinhalese in these areas migrated to the south to escape the cruelties of this Tamil ruler. After the death of King Mahinda in 1029 in India, the Sinhalese started a definite revolution stating from the South. This revolt was headed by the youngest son of King Mahinda who died unexpectedly. Ten years later a prince by the name of Keerthi made the final attack on Polonnaruwa in 1070 and defeated the “Soli” king who reigned the area for almost 75 years. He held his consecration in Anuradhapura as king Vijayabahu (see The Royal palace of King Vijayabahu I in Anuradhapura) and made his ruling capital Polonnaruwa.

Places to visit in Polonnaruwa

- Gal Viharaya

The most famous tourist attraction in Polonnaruwa and a must visit place if you go to Polonnaruwa. It is a Buddhist shrine where four statues of Lord Buddha are carved out of the rock. The skill shown here is amazing since there is hardly room for error when your carving out statues from pure rock. There are some beautiful patterns carved out in the stone as well around the Buddha statue that is in a seated position. There are four Buddha statues, one standing up, one in a reclined position and other in a seated position. There are lots of historic tales about the place and if you happen to find a good guide you can hear most of them. Please make sure not to turn your back towards the statues when taking photographs as a mark of respect.

- Polonnaruwa Museum

This is a great place to learn about the various must visit sites in Polonnaruwa. If you are hoping to explore the city in detail then this is the best place to start. Various attractions are clearly market here so you can plan your trip accordingly. There is a visitor information center as well so you can get help in planning your trip.

- Nissanka Latha Mandapaya

One of the most well preserved buildings in Polonnaruwa, the place got it name from the king who built it, King Nissanka Malla. This was used by the king to listen to "Pirith". This is a beautiful building with some unique carvings and well preserved stone columns. The stone columns must have supported a roof during that time. This is a unique building so it is advisable to add this to your itinerary if you are visiting Polonnaruwa.

- Lankathilaka Temple

An impressive building around 18M in height, this was built by King Parakramabahu. There is statue of Lord Buddha inside the temple although the head is missing in the statue. Other than that there are lots of beautiful carvings in the temple walls. Some well preserved guard stones can also be found here.

- The Royal Palace

Another building built by King Parakramabahu during the golden age of Polonnaruwa. Although the stone walls of the lower level is remaining it is believed that the palace was seven stories high one of the most beautiful buildings in Polonnaruwa. Stone lion carving and walls with elephants carved in them can be found here.

Day 6 (Dambulla)

The city of Dambulla is situated in the Matale District in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated 148 km north-east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy.

Major attractions of the city include the largest and best preserved cave temple complex of Sri Lanka, and the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, famous for being built in just 167 days. The city also boasts to have the largest rose quartz mountain range in South Asia, and the Iron wood forest, or Namal Uyana.

Ibbankatuwa prehistoric burial site near Dhambulla cave temple complexes is the latest archaeological site of significant historical importance found in Dambulla, which is located within 3 kilometers of the cave temples providing evidence on presence of indigenous civilisations long before the arrival of Indian influence on the Island nation.

Places to visit in Dambulla

- Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Mystery and controversy rages over the history and purpose of this fantastical site, which is easily the most impressive in Sri Lanka. What we do know is that a monastery existed here for many centuries until the infamous King Kasyapa known as ‘The God King’ built a fortress and palace on this 650 ft high rock around 480 A.D. He held court at Sigiriya for a brief but brutal period of 18 years.

The site is entered via a water-filled moat that leads to The Royal Pleasure Gardens. Only recently excavated with help from UNESCO, these gardens have proved to be one the oldest in the world. An ingenious system of pipes and channels fed water to fountains and water pools where islands with pavilions were constructed.

During the ascent of the rock a hidden cave reveals The Sigiriya Frescoes. This is Sri Lanka’s premier artistic treasure and is a must for all visitors. An old iron staircase spirals its way to a cave where 21 exquisite frescoes are still to be found. Originally the gallery is thought to have contained over 500 such paintings!

Day 7 & 8 (Kandy)

Kandy is a city in the center of Sri Lanka. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is one of the most scenic cities in Sri Lanka; it is both an administrative and religious city. It is the capital of the Central Province (which encompasses the districts of Kandy, Matale and Nuwara Eliya) and also of Kandy District. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most venerable places for the Buddhist community of Sri Lanka and all around the world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.

Places to visit in Kandy

- Nalanda

A well preserved 7th-10th Century Hindu shrine with stone sculptures (some of them ‘erotic’) in a very pretty forest location.

- Kandy And The Temple Of The Tooth

Beautifully located in a valley surrounded by hills, Kandy was the last capital of the ancient Sri Lankan kings. The Temple Of The Buddha’s Tooth is the holiest and most revered temple in Sri Lanka and one of Buddhism’s great places of worship. Enshrined within the temple is said to be the ‘Tooth Relic’ of the Buddha and the object of great veneration. Its main features are an entrance moat, the Octagon (1810) and the central ‘Relic Chamber’ with a gilded golden roof. The interesting Audience Hall (1784) of the Kandyan Kings contains excellent carved pillars. Another exquisite building is the Queen’s Bathing Pavilion, which juts out onto the enchanting Kandy Lake.The small but very interesting Hindu shrines in the temple enclosure house deities of Natha and Pattini and are a haven of tranquility in the evenings.Kandy’s historic Old Quarter has a collection of very early British colonial and Kandyan period buildings that are unique and interesting in character. UNESCO has declared the whole area a World Heritage Site.

- Gadaladeniya Temple (1344 A.D.)

Beautifully located in a valley surrounded by hills, Kandy was the last capital of the ancient Sri Lankan kings. The Temple Of The Buddha’s Tooth is the holiest and most revered temple in Sri Lanka and one of Buddhism’s great places of worship. Enshrined within the temple is said to be the ‘Tooth Relic’ of the Buddha and the object of great veneration. Its main features are an entrance moat, the Octagon (1810) and the central ‘Relic Chamber’ with a gilded golden roof. The interesting Audience Hall (1784) of the Kandyan Kings contains excellent carved pillars. Another exquisite building is the Queen’s Bathing Pavilion, which juts out onto the enchanting Kandy Lake.The small but very interesting Hindu shrines in the temple enclosure house deities of Natha and Pattini and are a haven of tranquility in the evenings.Kandy’s historic Old Quarter has a collection of very early British colonial and Kandyan period buildings that are unique and interesting in character. UNESCO has declared the whole area a World Heritage Site.

- Degaldoruwa Temple

Degaldoruwa Temple (18th Century) contains famous cave paintings and murals with unique depictions of the everyday rural life of Kandyan peasantry as well as traditional Buddhist ‘Jataka’ stories.

Day 9

Colombo Or Sri Lanka’s Beaches

Continue to Sri Lanka’s beach resorts to add a beach stay to your tour or a stopover night at negambo or near the Airport prior to your departure. The beach resorts of Waikkal, Marawila, Mount Lavinia, Wadduwa and Kalutara are easiest to reach from Kandy.

NOTE:You can choose as many beach nights as you require.

NOTE:If you do not require a beach stay, you need to add a stopover night at Colombo or near the Airport prior to your departure.

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All transfers in Newer air-conditioned Car-Fuel, driver fees, Insurance, and parking included

English speaking Chauffeur Guide during the Tour

Government tax of 12% V.A.T. 2% NBT Tax

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Lunch and dinner during the tour (add dinner with half board upgrade)

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