Day 01. Wattala
arrival welcome by a Indo Vacations representative and transfer to
hotel in Wattala. Check in at hotel and relax. Dinner and overnight
stay at hotel in Wattala.
Anuradhapura (about 185 Km / 4
breakfast leave for Anuradhapura (a World Heritage Site), which has a
history of over 2500 years. It was the first capital and undoubtedly
the grandest city of the ancient Sri Lanka. Sri Maha Bodhi (sacred
Bo-Tree) was brought as a sampling of the tree under which Prince
Siddhartha attained enlightentment. It is over 2,500 years old and is the
oldest historically documented tree in the world. At Brazen Palace
(2nd Century B.C) with its 1600 stone columns see the remains of a
magnificent multi-storied residence for monks. Ruwanweliseya (2nd
century B.C) is the most famous of all the Dagobas and the Isurumuniya
rock temple (3rd Century B.C) is known for its rock carvings.
Dinner and stay overnight in Anuradhapura.
Day 03. Anuradhapura - Sigiriya / Dambulla (about
75 Km / 1½
breakfast, leave for Polonnaruwa, the second capital city of Sri Lanka
built in the 11th and 12th centuries. Visit the ruins of the Royal
Palace, Gal Viharaya where the splendid statues of the Buddha in
‘Upright’, ‘Sedentary’ and ‘Recumbent’ postures are carved out of
rock, Audience Hall, Lotus Bath, statue of king Parakumbahu and
Parakrama Samudraya - a lake built by King Parakumbahu. There are also
monuments of famous places of worship such as the Shiva Temple,
Lankathilake, Watadage, Galpotha, Kiri Vehera and the remains of a
former Temple of the Tooth Relic.
Later in the day visit Sigiriya, climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress
which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD).
The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from
the scuba jungle. Visit the world renowned frescos of the ‘Heavenly
Maidens’ of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock
approached by a spiral stairway. These frescos are painted in earth
pigments on plaster. Dinner and stay overnight in Sigiriya/Dambulla.
Day 04. Sigiriya / Dambulla - Kandy (about
90 Km / 2½
visit Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, built by King Walagambahu, in the 1st
Century B.C. it is a World Heritage Site, and the most impressive of
Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq.
meters of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings
found in the world. It contains 150 images of the Buddha of which the
largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and
spanning 14 meters.
Leave for Kandy & en route at Matale visit a spice garden. See how the
different spices grown and processed in Sri Lanka.
Afterwards leave for Kandy, the last capital of the Sri Lankan Kings.
The name ‘Kandy’ conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. Many
of the legends, traditions and folklore of Kandy are still lovingly
kept alive. Evening, in Kandy, visit the temple of the tooth relic,
for a POOJA CERAMONY, followed by a show of cultural dance
performances. Dinner and stay overnight in Kandy.
Day 05. Kandy
breakfast visits to see the popular Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Set
up in 1975, you can witness and admire the wild elephants in their
natural environs. Originally established with the aim of providing
care and protection to orphaned elephants, this orphanage has now
turned into a major tourist attraction. The various daily aspects can
be viewed here, like bottle feeding baby elephants, feeding other
elephants, bathing them, and so on.
In the afternoon make a city tour of Kandy. You will be driven to the
outskirts of Kandy, Peradeniya, and a vibrant and verdant town. Visit
the Royal Botanical Gardens what Peradeniya is most famous for. One of
the most beautiful botanical gardens in Asia, this tourist attraction
was built by King Wickramabahu III in 1371. Located on the slopes of
Mahaweli River, it is renowned for its wide collection of orchids,
spices, medicinal plants, and palm trees. Ride back to Kandy and be
fascinated by the popular destinations of the hill capital of Sri
Lanka. The Kandy Lake, and Kandy town and bazaar are some interesting
places to see.
Evening at leisure in Kandy.
Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy.
Day 06. Kandy - Nuwara Eliya (about
80 Km / 3
breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya, known as “Little England”. See the
mountains covered with tea bushes and cascading waterfalls. En route
visit a tea factory and a plantation to see the tea manufacturing
process. Enjoy a freshly brewed cup of tea. Afternoon at leisure in
Nuwara Eliya. Evening make a city tour of Nuwara Eliya.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 07. Nuwara Eliya
at the hotel. Day at leisure at the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay
in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 08. Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to beach hotel.
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