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Sri Lanka Tour(06 Nights/07 Days)


01st / 02nd Day - AIR PORT / DAMBULLA / SIGIRIYA / KANDY
 
Dambulla cave complex harks back to 3rd and 2nd centuries BC. Even before the making of the complex it was well established as one of the largest monasteries in Sri Lanka. Credit of converting the caves into a temple in the 1st century BC goes to King Valagambahu. Forced to flee from Capital Anuradhapura by South Indian invaders, he sought refuge. After capturing his capital again, he built a temple in the site of his refuge as his gratitude. The site was added to by several kings later. In the course of several centuries, the caves became a major religious centre. Once in Dambulla you will have plenty time to vist the five spectacular caves carved in to magnificent rock temples at the site containing about 150 Lord Buddha Images.


After visiting Dambulla we proceed to Sigiriya. Sigiriya (Lion's rock) is an ancient ruin; The 5th century Rock Fortress of Sigiriya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by King Kashyapa (477-495), the ruins of the capital lie on the steep slopes and at the summit of a granite peak standing some 370 m high. We start and climbing the rock. After we are back from the top of the rock we drive to the Elephant riding place. You can decide to take a ride on a Elephant through the Jungle. After this visit we proceed back to the hotel in Kandy.
 
 
03rd & 04th Day - KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA
 
The hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism's influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple's shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.
 
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
 
Ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha’s Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess Hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka's most prized possession.

Places of interest are the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and the Mahaweli Diversion Project in their impressive settings. Spice Gardens dot the outskirts of Kandy along with handicraft centers and the market-place is a hub of activity. Kandy retains an aura of grandeur which time has not effaced. Kandy city tour - Including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Arts & Crafts Centre, Gem Museum and Temples.
 
 
Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is located close to the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. It includes more than 300 varieties of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Attached to it is the National Herbarium. The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres (0.59 km2), at 460 meters above sea level, and with a 200-day annual rainfall. It is managed by the Division of National Botanic Gardens of the Department of Agriculture. Leave for Nuwaraeliya. On the way you may visit a tea factory and a tea plantation.
 
 
Nuwaraeliya
 
The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island, where the air is pure, cool and distilled up through 1,884 meters; windswept peaks lie shrouded in mist, while gaily clad tea pluckers wind their way among tea bushes listening to the wild music of the water fall. The is city complete with a Lake, Golf course and Race course ideal for hikes, golf, horse riding and boating. Visit the Hagala botanical garden. Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
 
05th Day - NUWRAELIYA / GALLE
 
 
Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in south and southeast Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and south Asian traditions. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. When we arrived in Galle we will visit the Dutch fort, the Galle Museum, a old Dutch church and the British church, after we visit Galle we proceed to Unawatuna one of the best Beaches in the World. Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Galle.
 
 
06th Day - GALLE / COLOMBO
 
After breakfast leave for Colombo. Commence City Tour of Colombo.

Bentota-Facing the Indian Ocean, a tropical lagoon and major river Bentota offers water sports possibilities nowhere else to be found. The name comes from a mythical story which dates back to kings time saying a demon called Bem ruled this river (tota = river bank). Bentota also delivers an ancient art of healing called Ayurveda. The city is famous for its toddy production, an alcoholic beverage made out of coconut nectar. Beach stay at leisure
 
Colombo - A drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street – the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings and the Dutch Church of olfendhal dating back to 1749. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and Independence Square. Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Colombo.
 
 
Day 07th – BANDARANAYAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
 

End of the Tour …………
 

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