SRI LANKA NATURE TOUR
Tour Duration: 06 Days & 05 Nights
Meet on arrival and proceed to Colombo (1hr approx) Check in the hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at the Hotel and then transfer from Colombo to Habarana via Pinnawala
(6hrs approx).On the way visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage - is a home for about 60 elephants (out of which around 50
are baby elephants) found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared, fed and
trained by the wild life authority. The best time for your visit is at 9 in the morning,
when you will have the opportunity of seeing these ‘babes’ being bottle-fed.
You could also see the elephants having their daily baths at a river close by.
Lunch in Pinnawala
Check In at the Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the Hotel, Proceed to Sigiriya at 0800hrs
Sigiriya Rock Fortress - This is a world heritage site, built by king Kashyapa (473 - 491 A.D).
The “lion rock” is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. The
rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. The base of the rock is
ringed by a moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens.
The world-renowned frescoes of the “heavenly maidens’ of Sigiriya which are in a sheltered
pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway is one of the main attractions.
The frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster.
Transfer from Sigiriya to Kandy (3hrs approx)
Lunch on the way. Also visit a Spice Garden in Matale.
Spice Gardens - visit a spice garden to see the different spices that Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to
different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed.
Sight-seeing in Kandy.
Kandy - The last capital of the Sri Lankan kings which is a world heritage site.
The name Kandy conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. Many of the legends,
traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy lake
built by the last Sinhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1806, visit the Kandy town
and bazaar, the arts and crafts center and a gem museum and lapidary.
The evening is
the best time to visit the temple of the tooth relic.
Dinner at a Restaurant. Overnight Stay at the hotel
Breakfast at the Hotel
After visiting the Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya transfer to Nuwara Eliya
Peradeniya - Botanical Gardens was first built as a pleasure garden by a
Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. it is 147 acres in extent and
provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers
Lunch on the way. Sight-seeing in Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya - is Sri Lanka's premier hill resort with a fine bracing mountain climate.
Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka's tea country producing 50% of the world’s
best tea. Sri Lanka's highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 ft) is located here.
Nuwara Eliya is the location for one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in Asia.
Sita Amman Kovil – Situated in Nuwara Eliya the picturesque Sri Lankan hill station known
for its fine quality tea, has seen a growing traffic of visitors to what tourist brochures
term "the only Sita temple in the world". The recently constructed complex, which is
patterned on the modern south Indian temple, is set in idyllic countryside beside a clear
stream. Adjacent to it is another new temple dedicated to Hanuman, the monkey-god, who
according to mythology was instrumental in rescuing Sita from Lanka. The Sita temple is
at the spot believed to be the exact place where Sita was held captive by the demon-king
Ravana in Sri Lanka of the epic, Ramayana. Myth has it that Sita, the wife of King Rama,
was imprisoned at a Ashoka forest of the region. The temple trustees believe that this is
no myth and that Sita's imprisonment at this spot is a historical fact.
Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at the Hotel
Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo via Kithulgala (6hrs approx)
Kitulgala - is the place where the famous "Bridge on the River Kwai" film was made.
Also the route travels close to few water-falls, St. Clares and Devon, en route.
Lunch in Kithulgala. Sight-seeing in Colombo.
Colombo - visit fort and Pettah areas and drive past the 100-year-old clock tower,
the old parliament and several British built, colonial buildings. Other places of interest
are, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of
the affluent, the Bandaranaike memorial international conference hall (BMICH).
Shopping at Odel, House of Fashions and Noritake
Dinner at the Restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at the Hotel
Check Out at 12 noon and Transfer from Colombo to Airport for Departure (1hr approx)