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Explore Srilanka - Family Getaway

Explore Srilanka - Family Getaway

Places to VisitColombo - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Bentota
Duration7 Nights / 8 Days
PriceStarting: 29,700 (Per Person)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Elephant Orphanage
  • Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Visit Tea Factory Tea Garden
  • Sita Amman Kovil

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Colombo – Kandy
Arrive in Sri Lanka. You will be met by a representative and transferred to Kandy. (Approximately 137 Km 3 ½ Hrs)
En route visit to Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - Approx 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo - Kandy road is Pinnawela, 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 the 23 baby elephants born as a result of the captive breeding program. 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
Rest of the day at leisure in the hotel
Check In to the Hotel
Overnight at the hotel in Kandy. (D)
Day 2 Kandy

Breakfast at the Hotel
In the morning commence city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. (4 Hrs)
Kandy - 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.
Royal Botanical Gardens - Peradeniya - 147 acres in extent; Started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy. There are more than 5,000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some rare and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the gardens. Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists.
There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest Palm Avenue (Royal Palm Avenue) was planted in 1905 and the Double Coconuts from the Seashells Island, with the largest seed of all plants in the world are one such avenue.
Rest of the day at leisure in the hotel
Overnight at the hotel in Kandy. (D)
Day 3 Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast at the hotel we will then proceed to Nuwere-Eliya. (Approximately 77 Km 2 ½ Hrs)
In the evening Proceed to city tour in Colombo with shopping.
Visit Tea Factory Tea Garden
Check In to the Hotel
Rest of the day at leisure in the hotel
Overnight at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya. (B,D)
Day 4 Nuwara Eliya

Breakfast at the Hotel
We will then proceed to sightseeing in Nuwere-Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya - 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 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. 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.
Visit Hakgala botanical garden, Sita Amman Temple Etc..
Nuwara Eliya - 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 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. 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.
Visit Hakgala botanical garden, Sita Amman Temple Etc..
Visit Sita Amman Temple
Nuwara Eliya - Sita Amman Kovil According to the Indian Epic Ramayanaya and the legends, the area where Sita, Queen of King Rama of Ayodhya in India, who was abducted by Ravana the King of Sri Lanka, was kept in hiding and the area she roamed is in the hill country of Sri Lanka.
In Nuwara Eliya is the "Sita Amman Kovil" - a quaint little Kovil, with the statues of Rama, Sita, Hanuman, Lakshmana and Sugriva.
This is supposed to be the only Kovil in the entire World dedicated to Sita. The stream by the side of the Temple is a famous spot where she went for bathing.
Out of the 13 Palaces of Ravana, two caves in the Strict Nature Reserve of Hakgala, starting from Temple land and the cave at Ella close to the waterfall "Ravana-Ella" (1080ft. high) where Ravana went for bathing, are supposed to be three Palaces Sita was kept in hiding.
The Hakgala Gardens may be the "Ashok Vanaya" of Ramayana where Rhododendrons identified as Ashok Flowers in the epic, are found in bloom throughout the year
Rest of the day at leisure in the hotel
Overnight at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya. (B,D)
Day 5 Nuwara Eliya - Bentota

After breakfast transfer to Bentota
Check in to the Hotel
Rest of the day at leisure in the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Bentota. (B,D)
Day 6 Bentota

After breakfast at the hotel we will then proceed to sightseeing in Bentota
Bentota – is the first National Holiday Resort developed by the Ceylon Tourist Board as a planned resort. There are 6 tourist hotels in the beach span of 5 miles with all the facilities a resort would require. Water sports facilities are available as in the Beruwela Resort.
Many interesting sightseeing tours are possible from here, such as the Turtle farm, Mask shop, Boat trips on Bentota River etc.
Rest of the day at leisure in the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Bentota. (B,D)
Day 7 Bentota – Colombo

Transfer to Colombo. (Approximately 62 Kms 1 ½ Hrs)
In the evening Proceed to city tour in Colombo with shopping.
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 Goldsmiths quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. The historic Dawatagaha Mosque and the former Eye Hospital are two buildings in Cinnamon Gardens worth looking at. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independence Square. Rest of the day at leisure in the hotel
Overnight at the hotel in Colombo. (B,D)
Day 8 Depart Colombo

This morning transfer to the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport for your flight back home or your next destination. (B)

Inclusions

1. 2 Nights Accommodation in Kandy 2. 2 Nights Accommodation in Nuwara Eliya 3. 2 Nights Accommodation in Bentota 4. 1 Night Accommodation in Colombo 5. Daily Breakfast and Dinner (Colombo Dinner will bet at indian Restaurant (Outside) 6. Transport in an air-conditioned coach high tech with an English speaking national guide 7. 1ltr water bottle each per day 8. Half Day City Tour of Kandy 9. Half Day City Tour of Nuwara Eliya 10.Half Day City Tour of Bentota 11.Half Day City Tour of Colombo

Exclusions

1. All entrance fees/ Boat Ride / Jeep Safari cost. 2. Early check in & late check out. 3. Lunch on Tour. 4. Camera & video permit. 5. Visa & other charges 6. Any expenses of a personal nature. 7. Any other expenses not mentioned above. 8. Tips & Portages.

Cost per person on twin share basis standard 3* hotels in INR
Hotel Used
Kandy
Nuwara Eliya
Bentota
Colombo
02 Nights Oak Ray Regency
02 Nights Oak Ray Summer Hills Breeze
02 Nights Induruwa Beach
01 Night Hotel Sapphire
Rates March to April 2018
33,000/-
Rates May to July 2018
29,700/-

Validity - Till 31st Jul 2018 Except: black out dates/long weekend /festivals etc.