Day 01 : Arrive Colombo - Onto Kandy
Meet greet and assist on arrival transfer to Kandy Visiting the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage en route. The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist attractions. The orphanage’s population has now mushroomed to around 65, making it the world’s largest collection of captive elephants. The elephants here range in age from newborns to elderly matriarchs, and include orphaned and abandoned elephants, as well as those injured in the wild. Check in at hotel.
Enjoy the city tour of Kandy : Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kandy which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The historic city about 480m above sea level surrounded by mountains was known to Sri Lankan as Kanda Uda Rata, which means the hill country. Kandy was home to Sri Lanka’s last independent Kingdom, which survived two centuries of colonial incursion before finally falling to the British at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Visit the Temple of the tooth, the royal Botanical Gardens, and the Peradeniya University campus. Also enjoy a panoramic view of Kandy from upper lake drive. Kandy is also famous for its shopping, gems and jewellery, handicrafts, batiks, silks etc. And you will have the opportunity of browsing to your heart’s content. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy.
Day 02 : Kandy- Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast at the Hotel, transfer from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, visiting a tea factory and estate en route. En-route visit the Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple, Ramboda.
Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple, Ramboda : On these hills of Ramboda where Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi, the Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka built a temple with Hanuman as the presiding deity. On every full moon day special pooja’s are conducted and witnessed by thousands of devotees. Enjoy the sightseeing 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. 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.
On completion visit the Hakgala gardens : The Hakgala Botanical Garden was one of the pleasure gardens of King Ravana of the well-known epic Ramayanaya. This garden was expanded during the British period and has a wide variety of flowers including an excellent collection of orchids This is the exotic pleasure garden where king Ravana kept the depressed Sita, insisting that she marry him. It was here where the heart-warming meeting took place between her and Hanuman, who brought her Rama’s ring with the news that Rama was looking for her. He offered to carry her back but she refused saying it would be an insult to Rama’s honour if he did so. Part of this majestic garden still exists. It is also said that Hanuman nearly destroyed it in order to prove to Ravana of the forces against him. Overnight stay at a Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 03 : Nuwara Eliya - Ella - Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast proceed to Colombo view the St Clair’s and Devon falls. Thereafter visit Seetha Amman Temple, Seetha Eliya.
Seetha Amman Temple, Seetha Eliya : The stream that runs from the hill, catered to the needs of Sitadevi during her stay at Ashoka Vatika. She is said to have bathed in this stream. Now there is a temple erected for Lord Rama, Sitadevi, Luxshmana and Hanuman by the side of this stream. It is interesting to note that foot prints akin to Lord Hamunams are found by this river -some small and some large.
Divurumpola Temple : This is the place where Seetha Devi underwent "Agni Pariksha" (test). It is a popular place of worship among locals in this area. Divurumpola means place of oath in Sinhala. The legal system permits and accepts the swearing done at this temple while settling disputes between parties. Visit Rawana waterfall in Ella.
Ravana Waterfall : It is said that Ravana had kidnapped princess Sita, and had hidden her in the caves behind this waterfall, now simply known as the Ravana Ella Cave. At the time, the cave was surrounded with thick forests in the midst of wilderness. It is also believed that Rama’s queen bathed in a pool that accumulated the water falling from this waterfall. Thereafter proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Overnight stay at a Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 04 : Nuwara Ealiya - Colombo
After an early breakfast proceed to Colombo view the St Clair’s and Devon falls also visit the location where the Oscar winning movie “Bridge on the River Kwai” was filmed en route. Check in the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel in Colombo.
Day 05 : Colombo - Chillaw - Colombo
After an early breakfast proceed to Chillaw. Visit Muneeshwaram Temple, Chilaw.
Muneswaram Temple, Chilaw : After his victorious battle, Lord Rama left for Ayodhya, in one of King Ravana”s vimana (carriages).He felt he was being followed by bramhaasthi dosham as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin. Legend has it that when he came to this place he felt bramhaasthi dosham was not following him and he stopped the vimana and asked God Shiva for remedy. Lord Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised him to install four lingams there and pray to get rid of the dosham. Since then many Hindu devotees flock to the Temple. Thereafter proceed to Mannavari Temple.
Manaweri Temple : Manavari is the first lingam installed and prayed to by Lord Rama and this lingam is also called Ramalinga Shivan. Thereafter proceed to Colombo. Overnight stay at Hotel in Colombo.
Day 06 : Depart Colombo
Today you will be transferred to Colombo Airport for your flight back home.
Inclusions in tour are as follows:
Followings are not included in tour: