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- 2 water bottles per person per day
- 4 breakfasts from hotels, 05 Lunches from restaurants, 04 Dinners from hotels.
- Accommodation at mentioned hotels for 04 nights
- All Applicable taxes
- Pinnawela - Tooth Relic temple entrance fee included
- Service of an English speaking national guide with an air-conditioned vehicle throughout the tour
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- Welcome with garlands at the airport.
- Any entrance fee or activity fee.
- Tips and gratitude’s.
Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.
- Day 01 - Chennai - Colombo - Pinnawala - Kandy
- Day 02 - Kandy - Ramboda
- Day 03 - Ramboda - Nuwara Eliya – Kataragama
- Day 04 - Kataragama – Bentota - Colombo
- Day 05 - Colombo – Chennai
Fly to Colombo
Assemble at Anna International Airport at 3.00 am for onward travel to Colombo (Srilankan) by AI 273 (Air India) at 5.55 am reaching Colombo at 7.20 a.m. Clear immigration visa formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the arrival lounge through the green channel if you do not have goods to be declared to customs. Our local Representative will meet you. Thereafter you will be assisted to the Coach Park to begin you journey as per the itinerary with the English Speaking Guide. Then Leave to Pinnawela. En route we provide Lunch.
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 some of the more than 25 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. Lunch provided at enroute afterwards proceed to Kandy. Evening city tour of Kandy - Kandy - the hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.
after breakfast visit Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissa princess hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lankans most prized possession. After some sopping and Lunch at Kandy. Then proceed to Ramboda, Visit Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple, According to the ancient stories, Ramboda is a area, where the forces of Rama gather to fight against King Ravana. This temple was built by the Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka and dedicated to Hanuman. This temple houses for 16 feet height statue of Hanuman. Dinner at hotel Over night stay at Ramboda.
After breakfast leave to Nuwara Eliya. City tour in Nuwara Eliya + visit Seetha Amman Temple. 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 coldest places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence. Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions.
Seetha Amman Temple: The kidnapping of Sita by Ravana (was King of Lanka) - meant that Ravana had to hide Sita in several locations. The Seetha Amman temple was named after the wife, Sitadevi, of Lord Rama. The structure was built on one of the exact sites where the demon king Ravana held Sita as his captive, in the Asoka Forests of the region. It is believed that the Lordess used the stream by the temple and meditated by the rocks along the stream. Lunch at local Restaurant. After lunch leave for Kataragama.
Kataragama: A popular pilgrimage destination frequented by adherents of all religions in Sri Lanka. The main shrine devoted to Skanda popularly described in eulogies as God having six faces and twelve arms whose assistance is sought for worldly gain. The history of the shrine dates back to 2 century BC. The annual procession held in July or August is the main event of the shrine with fire walkers and Kawadi. Offering to the god are made at 4.30am 10.30am and 6.30pm daily. Dinner overnight stay at Kataragama.
After Breakfast leave to Colombo. Enroute visit Bentota. Lunch at local Restaurant Boat ride at Bentota (optional). On arrival Colombo free time for shopping Dinner & overnight stay at Colombo.
Colombo City Tour
City tour in Colombo - a drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative centre and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettish, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings and the Dutch Church of Wolfe dhal dating back to 1749. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and Independence Square. After Lunch early leave to Airport for Departure. Return to Chennai by AI 274 (Air India) at 1705 hrs. Arrive Chennai at 1825 hrs.