2N Dambulla, 2N Nuwara Eliya, 2N Bentota
2N stay Dambulla 2N stay Nuwara Eliya 2N stay Bentota B'kfst & Dinner Transfers Kandy Tour PCR Test
Sri Lanka is a lush, tropical island paradise, known to Arab traders as Serendib hence "serendipity", meaning discovery by happy accident. Sri Lanka has preserved its most precious treasures, its culture and tradition. An integral part of this is its cuisine. Sri Lankan cuisine has many influences from varied destinations such as North and South India, Persia, Malaysia, Holland and Portugal.
Dambulla Overview: The city of Dambulla in Sri Lanka is just 5 hours from the bustling Colombo. Located in the Matale District, Central Province, Dambulla is famous because it houses the Dambulla Cave Temple – the largest, best-preserved, cave-temple complex in the country. Also known as Golden Rock Temple, this World Heritage Site comprises of a cave monastery and five sanctuaries. There are more than 80 documents caves within the 2000 feet of the temple’s premises, but there are five main complexes that have paintings and sculptures of Lord Buddha including the beautiful 45-foot sleeping Buddha statue.
Nuwara Eliya: Nuwara Eliya is a city in the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka. The naturally landscaped Hakgala Botanical Gardens displays roses and tree ferns, and shelters monkeys and blue magpies.
Bentota: Bentota is a resort town on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. Its long Bentota Beach stretches north, where it becomes a sandy strip known as Paradise Island, parallel to Bentota Lagoon. Coral-rich dive sites include Canoe Rock. On Bentota River, centuries-old Galapota Temple has a large Buddha statue.
Tentative Tour Plan:
Day 01 - Airport / Dambulla (3hrs / 110 km
On the way visit PINNAWELA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE- Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – set amongst the verdant hills of Kegalle is a unique orphanage, where the tiny tots weigh 60 kg or more. This is the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, the world's first and only elephant orphanage established to feed, nurse and house young elephants lost or abandoned by their mothers. Other occupants are elephants displaced from their natural environs by development projects or those found wounded. Visitors could see the baby elephants being fed milk from gigantic feeding bottles or bathed in the river which flows nearby – an unforgettable sight! Established in 1975, by the Wildlife Department and National Zoological gardens which subsequently led to a breeding programme through which more than twenty-five elephants have been born since 1984.
Proceed to Dambulla.
Evening at relax. Dinner at hotel. Overnight stay at Dambulla. (Meals: Dinner)
Day 02 – Dambulla
Breakfast at the hotel
Proceed to visit Dambulla Cave Temple
Located at an elevation of 1118 feet from the sea level raises a massive rock from the surrounding plains of Dambulla of 600 feet high and over 2000 feet in length It is home to the World’s most acclaimed Cave complex of magnificent Buddha Images and Rock Paintings of vivid colours and shapes constructed and painted from around 2nd Century BC (Anuradhapura era) and continued up to the Kandyan era of the 18th Century. Sinhalese people call it as ' Dambulu Gala' (Dambulla Rock) and the Temple is called as the 'Rangiri Dambulu Viharaya' (Golden Rock Dambulla Temple)
After proceeding to visit Sigiriya
Start the journey to climb the Sigiriya “Lion Rock”
Buddhist monastic settlements were established during the 3rd century BCE in the western and northern slopes of the boulder-strewn hills surrounding the Sigiriya rock. Several rock shelters or caves were created during this period. These shelters were made under large boulders, with carved drip ledges around the cave mouths. Rock inscriptions are carved near the drip ledges on many of the shelters, recording the donation of the shelters to the Buddhist monastic order as residences. These were made in the period between the 3rd century BCE and the 1st century CE.
In 477 CE, Kashyapa, the king’s son by a non-royal consort, seized the throne from King Dathusena, following a coup assisted by Migara, the King’s nephew and army commander. The rightful heir, Moggallana, fearing for his life, fled to South India. Afraid of an attack by Moggallana, Kashyapa moved the capital and his residence from the traditional capital of Anuradhapura to the more secure Sigiriya. During King Kashyapa’s reign (477 to 495 CE), Sigiriya was developed into a complex city and fortress. Most of the elaborate constructions on the rock summit and around it, including defensive structures, palaces, and gardens, date from this period.
Proceed back to the hotel again.
Evening at relax. Dinner at hotel. Overnight stay at Dambulla. (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 03 – Dambulla / Kandy / Nuwara Eliya (5-6 hrs / 160 km)
Breakfast at the hotel
After proceeding to Kandy
Visit Kandy Temple of the Tooth Relic
DALADA MALIGAWA or the Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy is the most venerated place of worship for Buddhists throughout the world. Built in the 16th century this temple houses the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha brought to Sri Lanka from the Kalinga province in ancient India in the 4th century AD. Several buildings have been added to the temple complex by successive rulers, the latest being the Golden Canopy over the inner shrine where the Tooth Relic is placed. Originally the Temple was within the King's palace complex as it was the symbol of Royal Authority.
After visit Peradeniya Botanical garden.
ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS - at Peradeniya (109 km. from Colombo) near Kandy was laid out in 1821 by the British colonial rulers. Prior to that it was the Royal Pleasure Garden of the Kandyan Kings. It is in a beautiful setting with the longest river of Sri Lanka, Mahaveli bordering on one side. This attractively laid out garden displays many varieties of floral and green plants. Special features are the Orchid House which displays a fine collection of Sri Lankan orchids, the fernery, spice garden, and the trees planted by distinguished visitors to the Island.
After proceeding to Nuwara Eliya, on arrival check in to hotel.
Evening at relax. Dinner at hotel. Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya. (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 04 – Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast at the hotel
Proceed to visit Sita Amman Temple
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 temple for Lord Rama, Sitadevi, Luxshmana, and Hanuman by the side of this stream. It is interesting to note that foot prints akin to Lord Hanuman’s are found by this river and some are of small size and some are of large size, which tells us of the immense powers of hanuman transforming himself into any size
Next “door” to the temple is Hakgala Botanical Garden which had been one of the pleasure gardens of King Ravana where Sita met Hanuman, who was sent by her husband Lord Rama to look for her.
Dinner at hotel. Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya. (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 05 – Nuwara Eliya / Bentota (6Hrs / 230Kms)
Breakfast at the hotel
Proceed to Bentota.
Evening at relax. Dinner at hotel. Overnight stay at Bentota. (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 06 – Bentota
Breakfast at the hotel
Visit Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
The Turtle Care Centre at Kosgoda beach is one of 18 turtle hatcheries along the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The centre is in the South Western coastal village of Kosgoda and was established in 1981. It is also very popular as all five species of turtles that visit Sri Lanka nest in Kosgoda. This is not so with many of the other hatcheries around the island whose beaches host only some of the species.
The centre functions mainly as a hatchery and makes huge efforts to increase the rate of hatching, and survival of baby turtles in their very initial stages. However, the Care centre also works on sick or injured adults, treating them and releasing them back into the ocean. They also run volunteer programs and awareness programs for local and international visitors.
After we leave for Balapitiya and proceed by boats on the Madu-Ganga river. Here you could see the villagers taking part in their day-to-day activities, the river, its islands. In this beautiful trip you will be able to see riverside, tropical birds, crocodiles, black monkeys, Cormoranes, Pelicans, Large Iguanas and water Monitors. The fisherman, the peculiar boats and net fishing of jumbo prawns.
Optional: Relax with fish therapy.
Proceed back to the hotel again.
Dinner at hotel. Overnight stay at Bentota. (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 07 – Bentota / Colombo /Airport (2hrs / 60 Kms)
Breakfast at the hotel
Proceed to Colombo.
Leave for city tour at Colombo
Colombo was probably known to Roman, Arab, and Chinese traders more than 2,000 years ago. Muslims settled there in the 8th century and controlled much of the trade between Sinhalese kingdoms and the outside world. The Portuguese arrived in the 16th century and built a fort to protect their spice trade. The Dutch captured the city in the 17th century. The British made the city the capital of their crown colony of Ceylon in 1802
Sightseeing highlights include the
Colombo National and Dutch period museums, old and new parliament houses, Gangarama Buddhist Temple, Town Hall, and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. Apart from excellent shopping, Colombo offers visits to one of the world’s leading tea auctions, an 18 hole Golf Course, seasonal Buddhist and Hindu pageants, international cricket tournaments, plush casinos, enjoyable evening entertainment and excellent restaurants. State-of-the-Art communications and Cyber services are available in the hotels and other outlets.
Later proceed to the Colombo International Airport from where you can board the flight for your onward destination. (Meals: Breakfast)
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1. 2 Nights / 3 Days stay in Dambulla
2. 2 Nights / 3 Days stay in Nuwara Eliya
3. 2 Nights / 3 Days stay in Bentota
4. Daily Breakfast & Dinner in hotel
5. Arrival & Departure transfers as per itinerary by PVT Car
6. Services of English-speaking chauffeur guide
7. Mineral water bottles available on the vehicles
8. Tours & S/Seeing as per itinerary by PVT Car
9. Same day Kandy Tour by PVT Car
10. Colombo City Tour on Departure day while dropping at Airport on PVT
11. Electronic Travel Authorization fee for Visas upon arrival
12. 02 Arrival / Departure PCR Test Included
13. COVID-19 local insurance cover
14. All transfers as per itinerary on PVT basis
15. GST Inclusive
Entrance Fees Supplements: (Client has to pay directly) – SAARC Countries passport holders
1. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage - USD 06 Per Person
2. Dambulla Cave Temple - USD 10 Per Person
3. Sigiriya - USD 15 Per Person
4. Kandy Temple - USD 07 Per Person
5. Peradeniya Botanical Garden - USD 11 Per Person
6. Hakgala Botanical Garden - USD 11 Per Person
7. Turtle Hatchery - USD 03 Per Person
8. Madu River (Boat) - USD 23 Per Boat
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