Visit Sri Lanka Tour - 7 Days / 6 Nights

Visit Sri Lanka Tour - 7 Days / 6 Nights

Day 01 - Airport - City Tour in Colombo

Welcome & assistance at Bandaranayke International Airport & met our Trans Lanka Travels guide on arrival Terminal & Transfer to Hotel in Colombo, and relax at the hotel, in the evening doing city tour.

Over Night Stay at Hotel.

Day 02 - Colombo - Kandy

Early Morning leave to Kandy En-Route visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Botanical garden at Peradeniya, in the evening visit most significant & venerable place Sri Dalada Maligawa (temple of the tooth relic) , after you'll have the opportunity to see a dance performance, where you will see the famous Kandyan dances.

Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa

Kandy became the capital city of the last remaining independent kingdom in Sri Lanka after the coastal regions had been conquered by the Portuguese. Invasions by the Portuguese and the Dutch (16th, 17th and 18th century) and also by the British (most notably in 1803) were repelled.

The last ruling dynasties of Kandy were the Nayaks of Kandy. Kandy preserved its independence until it finally fell to the British in 1815. The British deposed the king, Sri Wikrama Rajasingha, and all claimants to the throne, thus ending the last traditional monarchy of Sri Lanka, and replaced it with their monarchy.

The Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a temple in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. It was built within the royal palace complex which houses the only surviving relic of Buddha, a tooth, which is venerated by Buddhists. The relic has played an important role in the local politics since ancient times, it's believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country, which caused the ancient kings to protect it with great effort. Kandy was the capital of the Sinhalese Kings from 1592 to 1815, fortified by the terrain of the mountains and the difficult approach. The city is a world heritage site declared by UNESCO, in part due to the temple.

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to many of the orphaned unweaned wild elephants found wandering in and near the forests of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife Conservation Afterwards drive to Sigiriya through the countryside - Experience the Diversity, People, Lifestyle, Paddy fields, Fresh fruits etc.

Botanical garden at Peradeniya

It is the largest botanical garden on the island. It is renowned for the collection the variety of Orchids, and has more than 300 varieties of Orchids, more than 5000 spices, medicinal plants and palms trees attach it is the National Herbarium .

Kandyan Dancing most beautiful form of Sri Lankan traditional dancing

The Kandyan dance has become most distinctively Sinhalese and is readily associated with the idea of a National Dance. This development can be explained by the fact that the Kandyan Kingdom was the last of the Sinhala kingdoms to fall under foreign rule (1815). Whilst elsewhere in the Island the Dance sank into indifference encouraged by neglect or began to manifest symptoms of corrupt form and body, in the Kandyan kingdom, the Dance flourished under Royal patronage and, like other crafts, was cared for with great interest. The systematization of the dance forms was possible and the oral tradition had time to spread amongst the villages. The Dance, apart from being kept alive, also maintained a purity which gives it its unique quality. This same purity, however, did not make the Dance an adequate vehicle for theatrical modes of presentation, confrontation and entertainment.

One might also observe that the religious organization and institutionalization of the clergy and their code of conduct prohibits the encouragement of worldly arts such as music & dancing. This same discipline was encouraged amongst the pious laity too. Thus Buddhism remains the religion amongst the great religions that does not encourage either dance or music. In this way the Dance developed away from the devotional system of, for instance, the Indian classical dance forms. However, the close link maintained between the Court and the Clergy made it inevitable that the Sclergy should indirectly condone the encouragement of the Dance by the kings. The Sinhalese tradition was thrown back onto a social factor prior to its Buddhist conscience but developed with it, through it, around it and also by-passed it.

Over Night Stay at Hotel.

Day 03 - Kandy - Nuwara Elliya

Morning doing Kandy city tour and proceed to NuwaraElliya, En- Route visit Spice Garden , Aluviharaya Temple ,Macwood Tea Factory , Ramboda waterfall ,Devon waterfall and do City tour in NuwaraElliya Town.

Nuwara Eliya

To Nuwara Eliya, is the heart of the hill country. The Central Highlands of Sri Lanka offer a salubrious cool climate. The mountain slopes are covered with acres and acres of tea with its fragrant aroma mingling with the fresh air. Nestled among the mist covered central hills in a cool basin Nuwara Eliya, the hill resort, resemble a little English village. Road leading to this hill station winds through miles and miles of 'green carpet' of tea bushes where tea pluckers are seen busily picking the 'bud and two leaves' that go to form the most popular brew in the world, the 'Ceylon Tea'.

Matale spice Garden

During Past history Sri Lanka known as Taprobane, was world renowned for its Quality Spices. During ancient times the Greeks, Romans and the Arabic maintained their links with Sri Lanka through the spice trade. In the 16th century Ceylon, as it was then known, was discovered by Portuguese who soon began trading in cinnamon and other spices. The Dutch and British followed bringing with them their own history and influences, forming a strong Western presence which created a history of food expressed with spices which can be tasted in the dishes today.

Spices are an essential element of the cuisine of Sri Lanka and the Ayurvedic tradition and a visit to a garden specializes in the cultivation of these substances and an excellent way for purposes of new uses of certain ingredients that perhaps though they knew well. Find cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, cardamom and black pepper, to name a few. Europeans can buy the products in their natural state or in the form of oils and potions that are used by Ayurvedic medicine, during the Dutch, very famous spices of Sri Lanka and we export to different countries. That has earned the country the name of "Island of the spices".

Mathale Aluviharaya Temple

The Aloka Vihara became Aluvihara. Folklore has many meanings to the name Aluvihara. One is that the Pali word Aloka was Alu (light) in ancient Sinhala and as it was the abode of Theras, it was a Viharaya. Hence the two words have been coined to make it Aluvihara.

Another view is that although there is a huge rock, east of the main rock cave, it has not cut off the light . Therefore it was known as the Aloka lena (cave with light.Surrounded by hills, the famous Aluvihara cave temple 30 km south of Kandy on the Matale-Dambulla road is of great historic importance. The history of Aluvihara is traced back to the 3rd Century B.C in the reign of King Devanampiyatissa. It is believed that the King built the dagoba and planted the Bo sapling.

Mackwoods Plantations

Mackwoods is a pioneer in the management of tea estates and, has been involved since the inception of tea plantations in Sri Lanka. In recognition of the Company's proven track record in plantation management, the Company was appointed as Advisors to the Government of Zambia in respect of the agricultural and management aspects of the Zambian tea estates in the early 1970's and was also subsequently successful in its competitive bid to manage a plantation Company again when Mackwoods was selected to manage Agalawatte Plantations Ltd, consisting of 17 tea and rubber estates, spanning 27,000 acres. Each estate is run as a separate Strategic Business Unit, each with a staff of over 500 inclusive of all housing, welfare, health, and education facilities, a substantial factory and production and processing facility. Mackwoods successfully turned around this Company into a profitable enterprise within one & a half years of management and subsequently acquired controlling interest in the Company.

Ramboda Ella

Ramboda Ella is the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and located by the Pussellawa, the A5 highway( Pussellawa- Nuwara Eliya road). If you are coming from Peradeniya , when you just pass the Ramboda Tunnel, you will came a cross a bridge. The water fall located by it.

Devon Falls

Devon Falls is a waterfall in Sri Lanka, situated 6 km west of Talawakele, Nuwara Eliya District on A7 highway. The falls is named after a pioneer English coffee planter called Devon, whose plantation is situated nearby the falls. The Waterfall is 97 metres high and ranked 19th highest in the Island. The Falls formed by Kothmale Oya, a tributary of Mahaweli River. Altitude of Devon falls is 1,140m above sea level.

Over Night Stay at Hotel.

Day 04 - Nuwara Eliya - Horton Plains

Morning leave to Hakgala Botanical Garden & Horton Plains, En - Route visit sitha Amman Hindu Kovil.

Hakgala Botanical Gardens

The Hakgala Botanical Gardens is the second largest botanic garden in Sri Lanka and is located in a scenic part of Nuwara Eliya along the Badulla Road. Steeped in legend, often cloaked in a soft mist and always filled with colour and fragrance is the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, located around 10kms southeast of Nuwara Eliya. Tours to the gardens are a popular activity if holidaying in Nuwara Eliya, and while the Gardens are open year-round, the best time to visit and enjoy the beautiful blooms are from April to August, during the relatively dry and warmer period of year.

Horton Plains

The Horton Plains area is considered one of the richest biodiversity hotspots in Sri Lanka and was declared a National Park in 1988. It was added to the World Heritage List in 2010 along with two other mountainous nature reserves in the Central Highlands of the country.

Horton Plains National Park at 200m, is the highest plateau in the island and is located at the foot of two of Sri Lanka's tallest mountains, the Totapola (2359m) and Kirigalpotta (2395m). Situated about 32kms from Nuwara Eliya and 8kms from Ohiya, Horton Plains Park covers around 3,160 ha in total. The highland plateau is undulating and covered with grassland, patches of thick forest, waterfalls, streams and rocky outcrops. The Plains are a beautiful, silent, strange world with some excellent soft and hard trails.

Seetha Amman Temple

is located approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from Hakgala Botanical Garden and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) fromNuwara Eliya. The temple is located in the village of Seetha Eliya (also known as Sita Eliya). This place is believed to be the site whereSita was held captive demon king Ravana, and where she prayed daily for Rama to come and rescue her in the Hindu epic,Ramayana. On the rock face across the stream are circular depressions said to be the footprints of Rawana's elephant.

Over Night Stay at Hotel.

Day 05 - Yala National Park - Hikkaduwa

Morning leave to Hikkaduwa, En - Route visit Yala National Park, Gall Fortress, Turtle Hatchery & Spend the evening by the Golden beach in Hikkaduwa.

Yala Natioanl Park

Ruhuna National park or more affectionately known as Yala, has been the most celebrated wildlife park in Sri Lanka for over a century, along with its first self appointed Boer prisoner of war game warden H.E.Engelbrecht, quiet a story in itself. "Yalagama" as it was known at the turn of the century, was in effect the "Resident sportsman's" shooting reserve! A wild country reserved for the "Sporting pleasure" of the British residents in Sri Lanka. It is located in a tract of land covering approximately 1260 km2, between Kumbukkan River & Menik River, and shares its borders with Yala strict nature reserve, Kumana, Kataragama, Katagamuwa and Nimalawa sanctuaries. The climate is semi-arid and dry with scrub jungle unique to this area along with rocky outcrops like kotigala, Jamburagala & Patalungala (Pattangala) strewn about the park, while several fresh and brackish water lagoons dot the park.

Galle Fort

in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.

The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

Turtle Farm & Hatchery

The "Sea The "Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery" is a non - profitable organization which is maintained for the survival of Sea Turtles for the next generation. The "Turtle Farm" is situated in Habaraduwa (southern part of Sri Lanka - Galle District) near to the beautiful beach. That is 5m from the Galle - Matara main road. The center was started in 1986 and up to now we have released more than 500,000 Sea Turtles to the ocean.

Over Night Stay at Hotel.

Day 06 - Hikkaduwa - Mount Lavinia

Morning leave to Mount Lavinia En - Route visit to do Madu River boat safari & ancient temple in aluthgama addressed KandeViharaya , after proceed Kaluthara Temple & Mt- Lavinia to do city tour.

Madu River Boat Safari - boat ride - Sri Lanka

The Maadu River is a paradise of nature. This river is found on your way to Galle in the southern province. A beautiful river mixed with sea water. The both banks of the river covered with mangroves and Species of various plants. you can see beautiful small islands speeded over the area. While doing this safari you can visit a temple also with a tall Buddha statue in standing posture in an Island named "koth Duwa" A little break at the temple. The peeling of cinnamon also can be seen in one of the Island.

Very rarely you will find crocodiles but a large number of water monitors and beautiful birds are seen beautiful in these Islands. You will see how to true the prawn using the traditional ways of trapping. from the main Colombo Galle road the boat riders will take you through the net groves of mangroves in which you can see water monitors king fisher's, wood peckers, megalaima rubricapilla (crimson frontea Barbex) Black - hooded oriole and large number of birds in flocks. On your way you also will see a fish breeding center in the middle of the river.

Kande Viharaya

Kande Viharaya is located in Aluthgama, Kaluthra district not much far away from Colombo Galle main road. This temple got its name "Kande Viharaya" (temple on the hill), because it is located at a top of a hill. Kande Viharaya Temple was established in year 1734 and became the regional Buddhist center.

The Kalutara Bodiya

The Kalutara Bodiya which is venerated by all Buddhists in this country and specially the ones that travel to and from the South, compels every one of them to stop over at the Sacred Shrine to pay their respects by way of worshipping and offerings.

The giant Dagoba and Bo-Tree that has spread out and stands up to a height that is visible from a vast distance as one approaches the Shrine from Colombo, The Bo-Tree is believed to be a sapling of the Sacred Sri Maha Bodhiya of Anuradhapura.

Mount Lavinia

The town is largely a middle class and mostly residential suburb that had until now escaped most of the damaging industrialisation of neighbouring cities and urban centres. Famed for its "Golden Mile" of beaches, it has often been a hot spot for tourism and laid back nightlife. It is one of the most liberal regions in Sri Lanka and plays host to the island's annual gay pride and Rainbow Kite Festival.

The city's name is built up around the original residence of Sir Thomas Maitland who was the Governor of Ceylon from 1805-1811. At a welcoming party held in his honour on his arrival in the island he saw Lovina, a local mestizo dancer, whose father was the headman of the troupe. Sir Thomas was smitten by her smile and charms and soon found himself obsessed by her and took every measure possible to see more of her.

Over Night Stay at Hotel.

Day 07 - Mount Lavinia - Airport

Transfer to Bandaranayke International Airport to the departure.

Observe: Colombo / Kandy / Nuwara Eliya / Horon Plains / Yala / Hikkaduwa / Mount Lavinia
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
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