Sri Lanka at a Glance Tour - 6 Days / 5 Nights

Sri Lanka at a Glance Tour - 6 Days / 5 Nights

Day 01 - Airport - Sri Dalada Maligawa Kandy

Arrival Bandaranayke International in Colombo. We welcome you by our Trans Sri lanka respresentative and with our worm hospitality & transfer to Kandy en - route visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden ,Pinnawala Elephant orphanage and proceed to kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth ) & do city tour.

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.

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.

Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth)

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.

Over Night Stay at Kandy.

Day 02 - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

Morning Proceed to Nuwara Elliya , En -Route Visit Macwood tea plantation, Davon water fall, Ramboda water fall.

Nuwara Elliiya

Nuwara Elliya is often referred to by the Sri Lankan tourist industry as 'Little England'. While most British visitors struggle to recognise modern England in Nuwara Eliya, the toy-town ambience does have a rose-tinted English country village feel to it, though it comes with a disorienting surrealist edge. Three-wheelers whiz past red telephone boxes. Water buffalo daubed in iridescent dye for the Tamil Thai Pongal festival mingle outside a pink, brick Victorian post office. A well-tended golf course morphs seamlessly into a rolling carpet of tea plantations. The dusty and bustling centre of town is a thoroughly Sri Lankan tangle, but scratch the surface a little to reveal colonial bungalows, well-tended hedgerows and pretty rose gardens.

In earlier times, Nuwara Eliya (meaning 'City of Light') was the favoured cool-climate escape for the hard-working and hard-drinking English and Scottish pioneers of Sri Lanka's tea industry. A rainy-day, misty-mountain atmosphere blankets the town from November to February so don't come expecting tropical climes. But during April's spring release, the town is crowded with domestic holidaymakers enjoying horse racing and sports-car hill climbs, and celebrating the Sri Lankan New Year.

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.

Ramboda Falls

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.

Over Night Stay at Hotel.

Day 03 - Nuwara Elliya - Horton Plains

Morning Proceed to Horton Plains En - Route visit Hakgala Botanical Garden , Gregory lake , Golf club ,& City Tour in Nuwara Elliya Town.

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.

Gregory lake

Lake Gregory is one of the significant tourist attractions in Nuwara Eliya. With recent upliftment in Nuwara Eliya area, many recreation facilities introduced around the Gregory lake area. You can buy a ticket and visit the Lake Park and enjoy your evening by the lake.

Need a boat ride. They are there for you to offer a ride to get an unforgettable experience. Swan Boats are there to hire if you need a ride on your own.

Sri Lankan air taxis are available for you to reach to Nuwara Eliya in about 30 minutes from Colombo. All those sea planes land on the Gregory Lake.

Gregory Lake Inn is just a working distance from the Gregory Lake if you wish to stay there.

Golf club in Nuwara Elliya

The Nuwara Eliya golf course was constructed in 1889 by a Scottish soldier of the Gordon Highlanders for the British servicemen and officials who were posted at Nuwara Eliya. The course covers approximately 40.5 hectares (100 acres) of land and was originally built amidst the tea plantations of this central highland region. The course is located at an altitude of 1,830 metres (6,000 ft) above sea level. It is an 18 hole, 5,550 m (6,070 yd), Par 70 layout - the scorecard is in metres however the distance from the yardage markers to the edge of the green are measured in yards.

The golf club currently has over 2,000 members.

Over Night Stay at Hotel.

Day 04 - Nuwra Eliya - Hikkaduwa Coral Reef

Morning Proceed to Hikkaduwa Coral Reef & doing City Tour with shopping in Hikkaduwa & Evening enjoy on the beach.

Hikkaduwa coral reef

Coral Reef is a typical shallow fringing reef with an average depth of around 5 metres (16 ft). The coral reef reduces the coastal erosion and forms a natural breakwater. The coast of the national park extends four km. Generally the coast is narrow, ranging from 5-50m according to the climatic conditions of the year. Scuba diving is a popular recreation here.

Over Night Stay at Hotel.

Day 05 - Hikkaduwa - Colombo

Morning Proceed to Colombo En- Route Visit Madu Gaga Boat Safari, Kaluthara Temple, Mt. Lavinia Beach & in the evening Doing Colombo City Tour.

Madu Gaga Boat Safari

Somewhere near to balapitiya you will be finding one of the tourist attractive place for doing river safari. 64 Naturally discovered islands with lots of passion. also mangrove caves are stunning when you go through them. Fishing nets and foot massage from the colorful fish was fantastic bit costly but very very interesting place to visit when you travel to the south coast of srilanka.

Kaluthara Temple

Kalutara is historically important due to the fact that it was one of the 32 places indicated by Arahant Mahinda Thera to the king Devananpiya Tissa in the 2nd century B.C. as a place where one of the thirty two saplings of the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi tree in Anuradhapura be planted, to which the King extended his patronage. It is recorded in the Sinhala Maha Bodhi Wansa that until such time when the maritime provinces were subjugated by the Portuguese in 1505 A.D., the historic Kalutara Bodhiya exited intact. In the 16th century this sacred site was turned in to a Portuguese fort. Though no harm is supposed to have done to the Bodhi it was not venerated by the people during that period. It was after the planting of a Bodhi in lower terrace of Pahala Maluwa by an Indian Prince from the Pandya country named Wickrama Pandya in 1042 A.D. that the public began to venerated and consider the site as a sacred place. This prince from Indian became a viceroy in the Kalutara area.

Mount Lavinia Beach

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.

Over Night Stay at Hotel.

Day 06 - Airport

Morning proceed to Bandranayake international Airport to the Departure.

Observe: Kandy / Nuwara Eliya / Hortan Plains / Hikkaduwa / Colombo
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
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