Explore SriLanka - 5 Nights 6 Days
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On arrival you will be met and welcomed by the representative of Far Holidays, and transferred to Kandy, en route visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala.
PINNAWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE
App. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo - Kandy road is Pinnawala, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now, including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more than 25 babies born as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by. (Entrance Fees not included)
On completion continue to Kandy. En route visit Spice Garden in Kadugannawa. (Complementary visit)
Arrive in Kandy.
Check in Hotel.
Upon arrival to Kandy proceed on a City Tour including The Temple of The Tooth.
KANDY the hill capital is another “World Heritage Site”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. (Entrance Fees not included)
Overnight stay in Kandy.(Lagone, Kandy , 3 star/standard room)
No Meals Included.
Breakfast at Hotel.
- After breakfast leave to Nuwara Eliya.Enroute visit the Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple / Sita Kotuwa / Ramboda waterfall and tea factory visit.
- Sita was kept at Queen Mandodari‘s Palace and later moved first to Sita Kotuwa (translated “Sita’s Fort”) and finally to Ashoka Vatika. The ruins found here are the remnants of later civilizations.
Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple
- Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple is built by Chinmaya Mission of Sri Lanka. Located in Ramboda on Kandy-Nuwara Eliya Road located approximately 30 odd kilometers North of Nuwara Eliya on A-5 route facing the .The Chinmaya Mission is a Hindu spiritual organization engaged in the dissemination of Vedanta, the science of the self as expounded in the Vedas, particularly the Upanishads, and other important Hindu scriptures including the Bhagavad Gita. The Chinmaya Mission was established in India in 1953 by devotees of the renowned Vedanta teacher Swami Chinmayananda.The temple itself is situated about 500m from the main road on a hill having a commanding view of the surrounding area. Legend has it that king Ravana has hid Sita in this area at one time and Hanuman come to this area in search of her. A good tar road connects the temple and the main road .Three wheelers are normally available to take you from main road to the temple & back.In the hills of Ramboda where Hanuman was searching for Sita, the Chinmaya Mission of Sri Lanka built the Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple which is visited by thousands of devotees every year.
- 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. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions.The Victoria Park, in the middle of the town, is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic and is also good for Birding as you get some rare birds in this Park.
- Seasons may be absent elsewhere in Sri Lanka, but here you can read them by the flowers, which bloom in the spring (March to May) and the fall (August and September). These are the “seasons” when low-country folk flock to Nuwara Eliya to escape the sea level heat and humidity.
- Check in at hotel
- Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.(Royal Hills, 3 star, Standard Room, BB)
Included Meals: Breakfast Only.
Breakfast at Hotel
After breakfast check out and proceed to Beruwala.
Evening leisure at the Beach hotel.
Optional: If the time permits experience with Maadu River ride and Kosgoda turtle hatchery.
Overnight stay in Beruwala or Bentota.(Oasey Beach Hotel, 3star , Standard Room, BB)
Included Meals: Breakfast Only
- Breakfast at Hotel.
- After breakfast proceed to Balapitiya to experience Maadu River Boat Ride Or full day leisure at the beach hotel
Water Sport Activities – Payment direct by clients.
- Maduganga River is a shallow water body in south-west Sri Lanka, which enters the sea at Balapitiya. Together with the smaller Randombe Lake, to which it is connected by two narrow channels, it forms the Madu Ganga wetland. Its estuary and the many mangrove islets on it constitute a complex coastal wetland ecosystem. In has high ecological, biological and aesthetic significance, being home to 303 species of plants belonging to 95 families and to 248 species of vertebrate animals. It might be one of the last remaining territories of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka. (Entrance Fees not included)
- Thereafter visit Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery.
- Kosgoda is famous for its sea turtle conservation project operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1988 to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction. Since then it has released about 3.5 million baby turtles into the wild. The hatchery pays fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the long sandy beach. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs (mostly green turtles) can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year. (Entrance fees not included)
- Overnight stay in Beruwala(Oasey Beach Hotel, 3 star, standard room, BB)
- Included Meals: Breakfast Only
Breakfast at hotel.
After breakfast check out and proceed to Colombo.
Arrive in Colombo and proceed on city tour in Colombo.
Colombo was only a small seaport, which came into prominence in the 16th Century with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 and the development of it as a major Harbor took place during the British period. The legacies of colonial Colombo’s garden roots are still very much intact along its often shady boulevards. Fort is in the midst of widespread historic restoration of its landmark colonial architecture, while Pettah brims with markets and rampant commerce. (Entrance Fees not included)
Overnight stay in Colombo(The Ocean, 3 star, standard room, BB)
Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Only
- Breakfast at hotel.
- After breakfast check out and proceed to airport for your departure flight accordingly. Have a safe flight!!!
- Included Meals: Breakfast Only
Ayubowan – aayu-bo-one – The iconic greeting in Sri Lanka, wishing long life
Gaana Keeyada – Gaa-nuh Ki-ya-da – How much is this?Muhuda – mu-hu-da – Ocean.
Me Koheda – Meh Ko-he-da – Where is this?
Trains are plenty – might not be quite punctual, main road bus services are active – always ask before you leap in. And the Tuk-Tuk (three-wheeler) culture is much famous among travelers and you can also travel around cities of Sri Lanka in a Tuk-Tuk.
Where to Go
Sigiriya – Named as a UNESCO world heritage site and with a uniqueness which you would not find on earth on construction, artistry and heritage Sigiriya holds the number 01 must visit of the country. The frescoes, ponds with water technology, a castle built on top of a rock, caves with thrones and fountains are only a few to amaze.
Kandy Perahera – This is a one of its kind pageant held in August every year with a number of cultural dances from different parts of the country, king’s men and elephants and tuskers parading on the streets of Kandy. Kandy Perahera is one single night of the cultural heritage of Sri Lanka.Galle Dutch Fort– Margined to the Indian Ocean from the southernmost coast, even after more than 450 years lies majestically with the remains of the Portuguese. The UNESCO had been able to recognize this marvelous construction as a World Heritage Site, rising strong for generations to explore Sri Lanka.
Surfing – Arugam Bay and Hikkaduwa are named as world’s best surf spots and they are here in Sri Lanka. With all sorts of assistance for a beginner you can experience the rough and wild waves in a Best Surf Spot in the World.
White Water Rafting and other water sports– Kitulgala is the marked spot for white water rafting enthusiasts with a boulder-strewn grade 3–4 rapids. And also kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, jet skiing are also available at various locations around.
Trekking – Spectacular scenery with modest climates captures the unexploited wildlife rich lowlands, rainforests, tea estates and paddy fields. While visiting some unique tourist locations of Sri Lanka, it is always advisable that you use trekking to travel for more experiences.
Diving and Snorkeling– The diving season on the west coast runs from November to April and in the east coast it is from May to October. Though the island is not much renowned for snorkeling you can dive to the Coral Sanctuary at Hikkaduwa, and also Pigeon Islands and Polhena.