Jaffna Experience (4 Star)

Jaffna Experience (4 Star) (7 Nights / 8 Days)

Places to Visit: CHILAW - JAFFNA - TRINCOMALEE - DAMBULLA - COLOMBO

Validity:Mar 31 2021

Highlights:
Colombo city tour | Trincomaale city tour | Sigiriya rocks | Dambulla caves | Jafna Library | Jafna fort

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 AIRPORT – CHILAW– APPROX 01 HOUR DRIVE
Arrival to Sri Lanka “The tear drop of Indian ocean” also known as “The Pearl Of The Indian Ocean” You will be welcomed by our Tours Representative & transfer to Chilaw.

Check –in & Relax

Evening visit Muneeswaram Temple & Manavari Temple.

Muneeswaram Temple : According to Hindu Philosophy Ram did penance in this temple to get rid of the Bramakasthi. The Temple is dedicated to God located in Chilaw

Manavari Temple : Manavari is the first place where Rama installed the Siva Lingam and prayed after the end of the war with King Ravana.

Check-in Hotel and relax

DINNER & OVERNIGHT STAY IN CHILAW
Day 2 CHILAW– JAFFNA - APPROX 06.30 HOURS DRIVE
After Breakfast check-out from the hotel & proceed to Jaffna enroute visit Anuradhapura.

Anuradhapura is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of North Central Province, Sri Lanka and the capital of Anuradhapura District. Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization. It was the third capital of the kingdom of Rajarata, following the kingdoms of Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara.

The city, now a World Heritage site, was the centre of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries. The city lies 205 km (127 mi) north of the current capital of Colombo in the North Central Province, on the banks of the historic Malvathu River. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.

Check-in relax

DINNER & OVERNIGHT STAY IN JAFFNA
Day 3 JAFFNA
After Breakfast Jaffna city tour including Nagadeepa, Jaffna Library,

Nagadeepa temple - The site is known as the place where Lord Buddha came during his second visit to Sri Lanka, after five years of attaining Enlightenment, to intervene and mediate in settling a dispute between two Naga Kings, Chulodara and Mahodara over the possession of a gem-studded throne.

When Buddha arrived and saw the Naga Kings prepared for fighting, Budhha used psychic powers to appear in the sky performing miracles. This made the Nagas astonished and happy. After having listened to the Dhamma sermons displaying Buddha's masterly knowledge of unity and harmony, meththa and compassion, the Naga kings paid homage to Budhha with overwhelming faith. The throne was offered to him in unison and they became pious devotees.

Jaffna library - It is one of Jaffna's most notable landmarks, and is run by the Jaffna Municipal Council. The library was built in 1933 and burnt in 1981. During the early 1980s, it was one of the biggest libraries in Asia, containing over 97,000 books and manuscripts. In 2001, rehabilitation of the library was completed, with new structure being built and new books received, although its old books and manuscripts were not replaced. It is Sri Lanka's second main public Library only rivaled by the Library in Colombo

Jaffna Fort - is a fort built by the Portuguese at Jaffna, Sri Lanka in 1618 under Phillippe de Oliveira following the Portuguese invasion of Jaffna. The fort is located near Karaiyur. Due to numerous miracles attributed to the statue of Virgin Mary in the church inside the fort, Jaffna Fort was named as Fortress of Our Lady of Miracles of Jafanapatão (Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora dos Milagres de Jafanapatão). It was captured by the Dutch under Rijcklof van Goens in 1658 who expanded it. In 1795, it was taken over by the British, and remained under the control of a British garrison till 1948. As the only large military fort in the country, due to the presence of only government and military buildings within its ramparts, it was garrisoned by a detachmen.

Nallur Kovi - is one of the most significant Hindu temples in the Jaffna District of Northern Province, Sri Lanka. It stands in the town of Nallur. The presiding deity is Lord Murugan or Katharagama Deviyo in the form of the holy 'Vel' in the Sanctum, the primary shrine, and in other forms, namely, Shanmugar, Muthukumaraswami, Valli Kaanthar with consorts Valli and Deivayanai, and Thendayuthapani, sans consorts in secondary shrines in the temple.

DINNER & OVERNIGHT STAY AT JAFFNA
Day 4 JAFFNA – TRINCOMALEE APPROX 05 HRS DRIVE
After Breakfast check out from Hotel and proceed to Trincomalee.

Check-in Evening relax in the beach.

DINNER & OVERNIGHT STAY AT TRINCOMALEE
Day 5 TRINCOMALEE
After Breakfast Trincomalee sight seeing.

Trincomalee is a port city on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka. Set on a peninsula, Fort Frederick was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century. Within its grounds, the grand Koneswaram Temple stands on Swami Rock cliff, a popular vantage point for blue-whale watching. The holy complex contains ornate shrines and a massive statue of Shiva. Nearby Gokanna Temple has panoramic views over the city and the coastline.

Further you can also visit and experience the below sights

SHAKTIPEETHA which is one of the 18 Shaktipeethas mentioned by SRI ADI SHANKARACHRYA.

BRITISH WAR CEMETERY Which is a British military cemetery in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, for soldiers of the British Empire who were killed or died during World War II.

KANNIYA HOT SPRINGS which is also believed where King Ravana Carried out the last rites for his mother.

MARBLE BEACH -“Marble Beach” is derived from the fact that when the sea is calm on a clear and bright day, the surface can be seen to be shining like marble. This calm and beautiful beach is relatively untouched and remains to be clean with pristine clear blue water. The sea here is also popular for snorkeling due to the existence of large schools of colored fish.

DINNER & OVERNIGHT STAY IN TRINCOMALEE / NILAVELI
Day 6 TRINCOMALEE –DAMBULLA – APPROX 02 HOURS DRIVE
After Breakfast check-out from the hotel & transfer to Sigiriya

Evening visit Sigiriya Rock

Sigiriya is home to the 5th Century ‘Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within it triple- moated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original color.

DINNER & OVERNIGHT STAY IN DAMBULLA
Day 7 DAMBULLA –COLOMBO– APPROX 04 HOURS DRIVE
After the breakfast check-out from the hotel & transfer to Colombo.

Thereafter check in to the Hotel, Evening enjoy Colombo City tour.

Colombo, the commercial capital city of Sri Lanka, from the busy commercial hub to the tree-lined suburbs. Here, colonial architecture vies with glass skyscrapers and the past comes alive in buildings that have withstood great winds of change. The National Museum, The Dutch museum, Parliament complex, Arcade Independent Square, Bandaranayke Memorial International conference hall, Independence Square, Town Hall, Colombo fort, Pettah ,Floating market, Gangaramaya temple, Beira Lake, Colombo national Museum Old Dutch Hospital, Nelum pokuna Mahinda Rajapakshe theatre, Galle Face Green Colombo’s best -loved seafront hangout as some of the most interesting places you could visit.

Colombo presents array of possibilities with many high end department stores, malls and elite shopping outlets offering everything from handmade batik silk sarees to the latest smart phones. Shoppers are for choice courtesy modern shopping such as ODEL, Crescat Boulevard, Liberty Arcade, Liberty Plaza and Majestic City, The Arcade Independence Square, Dutch Hospital shopping precinct and Exclusive gift shops such as Paradise Road, Barefoot, Cotton Collection and Galaria providing high quality products. For traditional gift shopping Lakphana and Lakmedura and worth peek.

Dinner an outside Indian restaurant

OVERNIGHT STAY IN COLOMBO
Day 8 COLOMBO– AIRPORT - APPROX 30MINUTES DRIVE
After Breakfast checkout & proceed to the Colombo Airport to connect your flight.

Hotels

DAY
HOTEL
Day 01
Club Palm Bay
Day 02
The Thinnai (4*)
Day 03
The Thinnai (4*)
Day 04
Nilaveli Beach Hotel (Deluxe Room)
Day 05
Nilaveli Beach Hotel (Deluxe Room)
Day 06
Amaya Lake
Day 07
Wonder Hotel

Inclusions

1. Return Airfare on Sri Lankan Airline. 2. Meet & assistance at the Airport. 3. Accommodation for 07 Nights with Breakfast & Dinner 4. All transfers with sightseeing (Excluding Entrance fees) 5. FOC SIM cards on arrival 6. Wheel chair assistance 7. 01 Water Bottle Per Person Per Day. 8. 24 hrs. Emergency on call duty manger services. 9. All tours and transfers are on private basis by private car

Exclusions

1. Visa charges 2. Any compulsory room supplement during the tour 3. X mas and New Year Supplements. 4. Entrances to sites. 5. Use of vehicle other than the specified itinerary. 6. Expenses of personal nature. 7. Any other services not specified in Inclusions 8. Early check in & Late check out at the hotels (Check in time 14:00 and Check out time 12.00 Noon) 9. 05% GST will be extra on package cost. 10. Optional tours. 11. Personal travel insurance. 12. Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc. 13. Offer is subject to availability