Kandy- Nuwara Eliya- Colombo
What is included in the tour
· Arrival assistance at the Colombo Airport.
· The accommodation in the hotels mentioned or similar. Check-in / Check-out 1200 noon
· Stay at DBL / TPL Sharing or SGL room stay Basis
· Meals on Breakfast and Dinner basis at Hotel (B5, D5)
. Day excursion to Bentota without entrance ticket
. Complimentary Gem Gallery Visit
. Complimentary Spice Garden visit
. All Transfers by Air-conditioned private vehicles with an English-Speaking Tour Guide
· Fuel and Local insurance for the vehicle
. Two complementary water bottle (500ml) each person each day
. All applicable tax (Sri Lankan government Taxes Only)
What is NOT included in the tour
. Entrance fees other than mention in Inclusion
. Flight / Train Tickets
. Safari Jeep or Jeep for Horton Plains
. Video and Camera permits at sights
. Meals Outside of the stated meal plan
. Tuk Tuk Charges
. Use of vehicle other than the specified itinerary
. Expenses of personal nature
. Any other services not specified above
. Early check in & Late check out at the hotels (Check in &check out time 12.00 to 12.00 Noon)
. International Bank Transfer charges
Day 01: - Airport – Kandy:- Meeting and Greeting at the Airport by Travel Times representative.
Transfer from Airport to Hotel in Kandy
En- Route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage:-
Pinnawala orphanage is situated in Rabukkana, northwest of the town Kegalla, half ways between the present capital Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy in the hills of central Sri Lanka. It was established 1975 by the Sri Lanka Wildlife department. This 24-acre large elephant orphanage is an also breeding pace for elephants, the first elephant baby was born in 1984, and it has the greatest herd of elephants in captivity in the world. Between 1975 and 2012, 67 animals were born here. Cultural Show at Kandy – (IF TIME PERMITTED).
Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy.
Day 02: - Kandy – Nuwara Eliya: - Breakfast at the Hotel, Visit Temple of Tooth relic
Temple of Tooth Relic
Located in Kandy, long a centre of the Buddhist faith, the stunning 17th-century Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) is believed to house the left upper canine tooth of the Lord Buddha himself. This precious relic attracts white-clad pilgrims, bearing lotus blossoms and frangipani, every day.
According to legend, the tooth was taken from the Buddha as he lay on his funeral pyre. It was smuggled to Sri Lanka in 313 AD, hidden in the hair of Princess Hemamali who fled the Hindu armies besieging her father's kingdom in India. It immediately became an object of great reverence and was enshrined in a series of nested jeweled reliquaries. The tooth was brought out for special occasions and paraded on the backs of elephants, which are sacred to the Buddha. Where it survived numerous attempts to capture and destroy it.
When the capital was moved to Kandy, the tooth was taken to the new city and placed in temples built to honor it. The temple was originally built under Kandyan kings between 1687 and 1707 City Tour at Kandy (Lake Drive, Gem Museum, Silk shop, Batik etc…..) Transfer from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya.
Visit Hanuman Temple
The Ramboda area is believed to be where Rama's forces were gathered against Ravana. Rampadai means Rama's Force. The hills of Ramboda are also believed to be where Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi. A Chinmaya mission has built an Anjaneyar temple in Sri Lanka with Hanuman as its presiding deity. The temple is called Sri Baktha Hanuman temple and the image of Hanuman here is 16 Feet tall. The service times at the Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple are between 7:00 am to 12:00 noon & again 30.30 to 6.30 pm.
Ramboda Falls is 109 m (358 ft) high and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 729th highest waterfall in the world. It is situated in Pussellawa area, on the A5 highway at Ramboda Pass. It formed by Panna Oya which is a tributary of Kothmale Oya. Altitude of the falls is 945 m (3,100ft) Above sea level
Sri Lanka is an island made for tea. The country produces tea throughout the year and the total tea production is about 340 million kilograms per annum. Sri Lanka’s tea-growing areas are mainly concentrated in the central highlands and southern inland areas of the island.
At present, a larger portion of the country’s tea is exported as Ceylon Black Tea, while the country also produces Ceylon Green Tea, a type developed from Assamese seedlings. Ceylon White Tea, namely silver and golden tips is celebrated around the world for their finest flavour and are among the most expensive tea varieties in the world.
Named after Sir William Gregory in 1873, this is a prominent attraction used for water sports and recreational activities. Lake Park, Boat Rides are available. Travellers can be reached by sea plane which takes only 30 minutes from Colombo. At the southern end of the town is Gregory Lake where the holiday makers can enjoy a leisurely walk on the paved walk ways, with swan shaped paddle boats for the more adventurous. There are pony rides round the lake for the kids and even adults, with plenty of fast-food stalls located in a separate area where one can enjoy a meal or a snack.Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 03: Nuwara Eliya: - Breakfast at the Hotel.
Horton Plains was declared a National Park in 1988 and covers 3,160 hectares of grasslands interspersed with forest and forms an undulating plateau more than 2,000 m (6,600 ft) high. The best time to visit these strangely exotic moorlands above Nuwara Eliya is in the early morning.
You rise through the wooded countryside on winding lanes. If you are lucky, you may get a glimpse of Adam’s Peak in the distance to your right shortly before you reach the open uplands of Horton plains. Arriving at the entrance gate, you start your walk. The trail is clear throughout, reaching 'Little World's End' in 45 minutes, walking through woodland, then 15 minutes later, the greater drop of World’s End. On a clear day, the view is incredible.
From this point, you can either return to the entrance the same way you came or continue on an open pathway (no more shade) around hillsides until a short climb brings you to the ridge just above Baker’s Falls, where a track leads down to the water. The falls are about 20 metres high, and are worth visiting if you are a keen walker and prepared to do the longer circuit.
Returning to the entrance gate is along another open path and takes around 45 minutes. The entire walk is around 8 km if you walk to World’s End and back, or around 9 km (5.6 miles) if you do the full circuit.
Located in the hill station known as Ambewela (also fondly called ‘Little New Zealand’) is the famous Ambewela Farm. About 17km away from Nuwara Eliya, the farm seems rather out of place compared to the rest of Sri Lanka. The climate of the region can get rather cool, with annual temperatures capable of dropping below 17°C, but usually, it’s not too cold, but the crisp breezes are sure to lull you into a state of utter relaxation.
The farm is usually open from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. every day, but it’s best to call and check if they’re open before you head on over there as they sometimes close down the farm for extended periods.
The entrance ticket is about Rs. 100 per person, and you can purchase the farm’s products at an onsite outlet, so make sure to help yourself to some Sri Lankan cheese and yoghurt!
Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 04: Nuwara Eliya- Colombo: - Breakfast at the Hotel.
Seetha Amman Temple
Epic Related to Seetha Amman temple
With reference to the Ramayana proof of Sri Lanka it is believed that the Seetha devi was kept captive at this site by King Ravana. There is a stream by the side of the temple where that runs from the hill, catered to the needs of Seetha Devi during her stay at Ashok Vatika. She is also said to have bathed in this stream. About centuries ago of three idols were discovered in the stream. Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo
En – Route Visit Spice Garden:- Sri Lanka is world renowned for its valued spices and healing herbs. Our lush spice and herbal gardens feature many important herbs such as Sandalwood, Margosa, Cocoa, Citronella, Almond, Jasmine and Coconut. When visiting us, make the most of the chance to experience first-hand how cloves, pepper, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and saffron are grown in their natural surroundings.
At Regent 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.Late evening at Galle face Green. Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel in ColomboThey might attend for nightlife (Client Own Transport).
Day 05: Colombo- Bentota- Colombo: Breakfast at the Hotel - Day excursion to Bentota
Experience Madu River Safari.
Madu River Safari
Madu ganga flows across Balapitiya (approx. 80kms down south of Colombo) and is one of the rarely visited, unspoiled attractions any nature lover can find in Sri Lanka. She boasts of having a cluster of 64 small islands scattered along her path and the most of which are covered with mangroves and uninhabited. The largest island is known as "Ma Doowa" is the largest inhabited island within the country where about 300 families live. The smallest islet of the lot is called "Satha Paha Doowa" where there is a tiny shrine with a statue built in respect of the gods of Kataragama.Visit Turtle Hatchery
Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project ("KSTCP")
Dudley Perera's project has been underway since 1988. The main aim of the project is to monitor local sea turtle activity and conserve the local nesting sites. We aim to make the public more aware of how endangered these beautiful creatures are and just how important it is to help protect them before it is too late.
One of the most important activities of the project is its hatchery. Within the sanctuary of the project, collected and rescued eggs can hatch safely away from predators before being released into the sea at night-time. In addition, a certain number from each hatching are kept back for a short period for 'head starting' before release. The hatchery program is designed to maximize the number of hatchlings reaching the sea and surviving through the critical stages of their early life. Only a few hatchlings from each batch will ever make it to adulthood. Therefore, every nest-ground, every egg, every hatchling and every turtle is crucial to the survival of the species. Unfortunately, sea turtles face many dangers
Water Sport at Bentota,Return from Bentota to Colombo.Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel in Colombo
They might attend for nightlife (Client Own Transport).
Day 06: - Colombo – Airport: - Breakfast at the Hotel.
Colombo city tour & Shopping (If time permitted)
Colombo - visit fort and Pettah areas and drive past the 100-year-old clock tower, the old parliament and several British built, colonial buildings. Other places of interest are, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Colombo Museum, the Bandaranaike memorial international conference hall (BMICH). visit the ceramics corporation showrooms, the ODEL unlimited dress boutique and the majestic city shopping complex. Overnight stay at your hotel in Colombo. Transfer from Colombo to Airport for Departure flight.