Day 1: Airport to Kandy
Meet & Assist on arrival at Airport byRepresentative & transfer from Airport to Kandy. On route visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - App. 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 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. 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. After Visiting Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage proceed to Kandy for the leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel, Kandy.
Day 2 : Kandy
Breakfast at hotel . Enjoy the city tour in Kandy.
Last ruled by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe - before it was brought under the British rule in 1815, Kandy - the World Heritage Site & last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings - crafts an array of culture, history and heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe. Experience an ancient Kandyan legacy engraved around its crown jewel, the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. A stroll across this small lakeside town - cradled among the misty hills - will feature the Kandy City Centre - bundled with latest and world class brands, bazaar, an arts & crafts centre, as well as a gem museum & lapidary. Walk in color as you glide through fresh fruits and vegetables in the Kandy market. Fine tube your evening by stepping to the beat of traditional music & drumming amplified by a cultural show enhancing the rich and vibrant culture of the Wonder of Asia, Sri Lanka. Overnight stay at Hotel, Kandy.
Day 3: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya . On route visit Tea Plantation in Nuwara Eliya.
Tea Plantation - Tea was first planted in Sri Lanka in 1824 at the Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, when a few plants were brought from China. More were introduced from Assam in 1839. In 1867, a Scottish Planter named James Taylor planted tea seedlings in an 8 hectares of forest land, in the LoolkonduraEstate.In 1873, the tea export industry of Sri Lanka began with a modest 23 lbs. being shipped to London. Tea will grow only on rolling terrain and is classified by elevation into low grown, medium grown and high grown into 3 main groups. Today more than 200,000 hectares in highlands and other areas are under Tea and around 300 million Kilograms, with a 25% of world tea exports are done by Sri Lanka as the World’s largest Tea exporter. After visiting Tea Plantation proceed to Nuwara Eliya for the leisure. Enjoy the city tour in Nuwara 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 and is also good for Birding as you get some rare birds in this Park. 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 (July, August and September). These are the “seasons” when low-country folk flock to Nuwara Eliya to escape the sea level heat and humidity.(Cover Ashok vatika | GayathriPeedam | Seetha Amman Temple) Overnight stay at Hotel, Nuwara Eliya.
Day 4: Nuwara Eliya to Bentota
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Bentota via Ella. Visit Ella.
Ella - 127 miles from Colombo and 8 miles from Bandarawela, on the leeward side of the central mountains. The view from Ella Gap is one of the most spectacular scenic sights in Sri Lanka - the landscape falls away in a dizzy drop of 3000ft to the eastern plains. The Ella rock is famous for the cave of Ravana a legendary king of Sri Lanka ruled during the pre-historic times. The 1080 foot high waterfall few miles from the Ella Rest. House is one of the most beautiful falls in the country. (Cover Ravana Ella | Ravana Falls | Divurompala Temple) After visiting Ella proceed to Bentota. Overnight stay at Hotel, Bentota.
Day 5: Bentota to Colombo
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Bentota.
Bentota - On the South coast of Sri Lanka lies the city of Beruwela&Bentota. This is one of good beach resorts of the south coast with many hotels providing facilities for tourists.Bentota&Beruwala is one of the earliest Moor settlements of the country and the Mosque called Kechchimale at Beruwela is very popular and is dedicated to the memory of Rev.HajjiVoliulla.Beruwela and Bentota are the best areas for water sports such as water Scooter rides, wind surfing. Para-sailing, water skiing, and river cruising. Beruwela has necessary facilities for Deep-sea Fishing and Wreck & Coral Reef Diving. Transfer from Bentota to Colombo. Enjoy the Colombo city tour.
The throbbing metropolis, Colombo - located in the West - is not only the country's commercial capital, but also the turbine that impels above 50% of the national GDP flanking Colombo's fancy urban development effort. Drive along the clean streets edging the crystal white Race Course - horse racing hub in 1893 & World War II airstrip - furnished today with lavish clothing, food & tea boutiques. Meanwhile, ride to Pettah& tune into the Floating Market - an offbeat shopping experience - or feel the buzz surrounding the upcoming inspiration, the Colombo Port City - an offshore city - featuring parks, commercial complexes & even an F1 track! Head along BauddhalokaMawatha towards 'Arcade' facing a historic waypost, the Independence Square. Every designer boutique, top-notch cuisine outlet and even the 'walk-over fish tank', have revamped this colonial masterpiece into one of the trendiest shopping and hangout zones in Sri Lanka. Have a chilled beer at the Dutch Hospital while gazing through fancy windows showcasing best fashion, jewelry & handicraft brands. Smell the scent of incense while listening to the chiming bells of Gangarama temple. Or, jazz up to Colombo's night life spiced by night clubs & casinos that borderline its bustle. If you're lucky, head into an exhibition at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) before swaying your head to an opera or play at Nelum Pokuna that should just drive your day into perfection! Overnight stay at Hotel, Colombo.
Day 6: Colombo to Airport
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer from Colombo to Airport for the departure.