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Echelon Square
Colombo 01
Sri Lanka.
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Perfect Holiday ( 8 Nights / 9 Days )
 
     
 
 


DAY
01

 
 

Meet and assist at the Airport, then proceed to Habarana.Enroute visit to the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela

Pinnawela orphanage is situated northwest of the town Kegalle, halfways between the present capitol Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy in the hills of central Sri Lanka. This 24 acres large elephant orphanage is a also breeding pace for elephants, twenty elephants were born since 1984, and it has the greatest herd of elephants in captivity in the world.

The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage was started in 1975 by the Department of Wildlife on a twenty five acre coconut property on the Maha Oya river at Rambukkana. The orphanage was primarily designed to afford care and protection to the many baby elephants found in the jungle without their mothers. In most of these cases the mother had either died or been killed. In some instances the baby had fallen into a pit and in others the mother had fallen in and died.

Afternoon check in at Habarana Village hotel.

PM Leisuir at hotel / optional Elephant ride.

Dinner and overnight at Habarana Village Hotel.
 
 
 


DAY
02

 
 

After breakfast leave for Anuradhapura, visit the ancient sites.

Anuradhapura About 205 km north of Colombo is Anuradhapura, the first capital of Sri Lanka established in the 4th century BC that  remained the Royal Capital for over ten centuries. Several magnificent Dagobas, buildings, monasteries, ponds, irrigation tanks spanning one thousand five hundred years bear testimony to a glorious and technically advanced civilization. Ruvanveli, Jetavana, and Abhayagiri are huge Dagobas that stand majestically having withstood the battering of elements for over fifteen centuries.

Foremost among the numerous historical monuments in Anuradhapura is the Sacred Bo Tree - Sri Maha Bodhi, grown from a branch of the Bodhi tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment. A mass of stone pillars close to the Sri Maha Bodhi identified, as the Brazen Palace was once a nine-storied building. Isurumuniya is famous for its beautiful stone carvings. Samadhi Buddha image is a masterpiece of sculpture. Among the extensive ruins covering the city of Anuradhapura are Buddha images, temples, palaces, bathing ponds, monasteries, hospitals, alms halls and beautiful stone carvings and irrigation tanks.

A Dagobais a dome enshrining sacred relics or the bodily remains of the Buddha, or articles used by Him like the alms bowl and other objects of veneration. It is built in different sizes on a pedestal with a spire on top crowned with a pinnacle.

PM Visit Mihinthale Temple .

Mihinthale Thirteen kilometers from Anuradhapura is Mihintale, the site of introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka in the year 247 BC. The King of Sri Lanka having embraced Buddhism established the world's first fauna and flora sanctuary at Mihintale in the 3rd century BC. Monasteries, an ancient hospital, dagobas, ponds, caves in which Buddhist monks lived are among the many places of interest that the visitor should see.

Dinner and overnight at Habarana Village Hotel.
 
 
 


DAY
03

 
 

After breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa and visit the Magnificent ancient culture.

Polonnaruwa the mediaeval capital of the Island about 216 km, south east of Colombo . Polonnaruwa used by the Sri Lankan kings as a ‘country residence’ from the 7th century became the Island ’s capital in the 11th century AD.

Within the ramparts of the Royal Citadel are the ruins of the King's palace, the Council Chamber and the Royal Bath. The Buddha images at the Gal Vihara or the Rock Temple are masterpieces of stone sculpture. Parakrama Samudra or the Sea of Parakrama is a giant man made irrigation reservoir.

PM Safari at Minneriya National Park .

Minneriya National Park approximately 8900 hectares in extent is in the Central North region of the country. This is one of the newest parks in Sri Lanka with a resident wild elephant population of nearly 200. Forest with high canopy provides an ideal habitat conditions for purple-faced leaf monkey and toque monkey. Minneriya is also a paradise for samba and spotted deer. The surrounding wetlands is inhabited by a large number of aquatic bird species and it is not too rare a scene to view 2000 little cormorants diving into the waters of the Minneriya reservoir.

Dinner and overnight at Habarana Village Hotel.

 
 
 


DAY
04

 
 

After breakfast leave for Sigiriya. Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya is an important Buddhist site in central Sri Lanka , about 100 miles (161km) northeast of Colombo . The remains of an ancient royal fortress and city dating from 477AD stand on a vast rock, which rises 600ft (180m) above the surrounding plain.

King Kasyapa built it to safeguard against attack from his brother, Mogallana from whom he had stolen the throne after having killed their father. The only way into the city it through the massive carved jaws of a lion - the name Sigiriya is taken from 'Griya', meaning 'jaws and throat' and 'Sinha' meaning 'lion'.

The site is one of the best-preserved first-millennium City centers in Asia and is also renowned for its 5th-century rock paintings and its magnificent, symmetrical water gardens

PM Proceed to Kandy , enroute visit to Dambulla Cave Temple . Also visit a Spice Garden in Matale.

Dambulla Rock Temple is a magnificent gallery of Buddha images and wall and ceiling paintings not seen anywhere else in the Island . It is a complex of five cave temples with its origin going back to the Anuradhapura period (1st century BC). However due to additions and restorations done by various rulers over the past two thousand years what now remains are mostly the works of the Kandyan period (18th century).

Dinner and overnight at Tree of LifeHotel.

 
 
 


DAY
05

 
 

AM: Relax with “Ayruvedic” Treatment at hotel.

PM: Visit Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic.

Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy is the most venerated place of worship for Buddhists throughout the world. Built in the 16th century this temple houses the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha brought to Sri Lanka from the Kalinga province in ancient India in the 4th century AD. Several buildings have been added to the temple complex by successive rulers, the latest being the Golden Canopy over the inner shrine where the Tooth Relic is placed.

Evening Observe a Cultural Dance show.

Dinner and overnight at Tree of Life Hotel.

 
   
 


DAY
06

 
 

After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya. Enroute visit to Peradeniya Botanical gardens.

This Royal city sheltered by the hills and looped by the Mahaweli River, Sri Lanka’s longest river, still holds religious and cultural significance. A scroll around the sleepy but serene Kandy lake, where baimy winds waft across, a walk through the Royal Botanical gardens located at Peradeniya and a visit to the Peradeniya university – the spacious green campus laid out near the banks of the Mahaweli is a must for any visitor to Kandy .

Nuwara Eliya In 1819, during the British colonial era, a few British people on a hunting expedition in the hill country spotted the site where the present day Nuwara Eliya town stands 1890 metres above sea level and decided to set up a health resort for their use.

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 is Nuwara Eliya, the hill resort, resembling 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’

Check in at Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya

PM City tour in Nuwara Eliya, visit some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the island.

Beautiful waterfalls cascading down the mountain slopes enhance the beauty of the hill country. The geographical formation of the Island with the central highland sloping down to the coastal plains has resulted in several rivers and streams starting from the central region flowing down the hilly slopes in a radial pattern, creating beautiful waterfalls in several places in the hill country. Ramboda Falls (100 metres) is seen on the way to Nuwara Eliya. Devon (86 metres) is two waterfalls seen close to Nuwara Eliya. 

Dinner and overnight at Grand Hotel.

 
   
 


DAY
07

 
 

After breakfast leave for Colombo via Hatton / Kithulgala, where the famous film “Bridge on the River Kwai” was made. Also can visit the beautiful St Clair waterfall, which is 73 meters high.

Kithulgala… Remember the film "The Bridge over the River Kwai" it is here the bridge for the film set was built the beautiful tributary of the Kelani River , over which the bridge was

Built is still attracting fans to the town. Other attractions include Keleni Forest Reserve a bird watching location, white water rafting and trekking.

Check in at Taj Samudra Hotel.

PM Leisure at hotel.

Dinner and overnight at Taj Samudra Hotel.

 
   
 


DAY
08

 
 

After breakfast do a city tour and shopping in Colombo .

Colombo Sri Lanka’s capital up to recent times, spread along the shore of the Indian Ocean for some miles, where business and commerce begin and end. A drive through the city will take you to Colombo ’s most fashionable residential District – the Cinnamon Gardens and Pettah, Colombo ’s busiest and most traditional Bazaar area. Visits to the Hindu temple with elaborate stone carvings, the Dutch Church At Wolfendhal dating back to1749, the historic Devatgahaha mosque and the Gangarama Temple . While the city holds less obvious interest than many other parts of the island.

City shopping Visit the Majestic city, Liberty plaza, House of Fashion for the ready-made garment. Shop for the Mlesna exquisite. Visit the Lanka Ceramic center.

PM Visit the Mt Lavinia Beach .

Eleven kilometers south of from Colombo along the road to Galle is the beach resort of Mt.Lavinia. The sea is safe for bathing and is a popular bathing spot with clean sandy beaches. The name Lavinia reminds of a secret love affair between a British Governor and a local damsel who used to meet at the holiday house of the Governor, which stood on the spot where the Mt. Lavinia Hotel is located.

Dinner and overnight at Taj Samudra Hotel.
 
   
 


DAY
09

 
 

AM Leisure at hotel / Optional city shopping or Beach visit.

PM Check out and proceed to Airport for Departure flight.
 
   
 
   
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