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Sri Lanka

21st Oct till 28th Oct 2024

Witness the grandeur of Kandy Easla Perahera festival, beaches and mountains. Sri Lanka showcases a breathtaking landscape, adorned with picturesque coastlines. A growing multicultural marvel, the country is renowned for its beautiful blend of cosmopolitan cities, wild and enchanting hinterlands, thriving wildlife and charming beaches. Rich in culture, Sri Lanka is an intriguing blend of well- preserved local tradition samalgamated with rapid urbanization. With eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites dotted across this tiny country.
The Kandy Esala Perahera festival also known as The Festival of the Tooth. This historical procession is held annually to pay homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha, which is housed at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy.

DAY 1: Airport – Bentota (108.3km/1 hours 53 Minutes’ drive)

On arrival at Bandaranayake International Airport, guests will be welcomed by our representative. Drive to Bentota Lunch at local restaurant

Dinner & overnight stay at the Hotel Bentota.

Day 2: Bentota – Galle – Bentota

After breakfast at the hotel,

Visit Turtle Farm at Kosgoda

Kosgoda is famous for its turtle hatchery- operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. Can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.

• Madu River
Maduganga is situated in Balapitiya, along the country’s southern coast, within the Galle District of the southern Province of Sri Lanka. It opens to the Indian Ocean Madu lagoon is a very wide and a beautiful lagoon in Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone of Sri Lanka with a high bio-diversity. Boats will ride under short tunnel, which is made out of mangrove. You can see many birds and animals that are living in this aquatic environment. Madu River has been proclaimed a Ramsa wetland in the world in 2004.

Lunch at local restaurant

• Visit Galle Dutch fort (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, and then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the
16th to the 19th centuries.

Dinner & overnight stay at Bentota

Day 3: Bentota – Nuwara Eliya (210 kms 6hrs Drive)

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Nuwara Eliya.

• Nuwara Eliya – City Tour
Nuwara Eliya meaning "city of light", is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It has a Sub Tropical Highland climate. The average annual temperature varies between 11-20 C° and the recorded lowest temperature is 0.4 C° and the recorded highest temperature is 27.7 C°. Nuwara Eliya, also known as ‘Little England’, was the favorite hill station of the British who tried to create the resort into a typical English Village.

• Visit Sita Amman Temple
The Sita Amman Temple, located halfway between the highland village of Sita Eliya and the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, has become the most venerated of all Ramayana Trail sites in Sri Lanka, because it is believed to be the place where Sita lived most of the time of her captivity on the island of Lanka. After she refused to stay in Ravana's magnificent palace, she was transferred to Ashok Vatika or Ashokavanam where she lived under Ashoka trees. It was here that Ravana's wife Mandodari visited her and that Hanuman met her for the first time, identifying himself with the ring (finger) of Rama. Sita is said to have bathed in the nearby stream. There are remarkable holes in the rocks at the river bank believed to be footprints of Lord Hanuman.

Lunch at Local Restaurant

Dinner & overnight stay at the Hotel Nuwara Eliya.

Day 4: Nuwara Eliya – Ramobda – Nuwara Eliya (28 kms 1 hours’ drive)

After breakfast at the hotel,

• Visit a Sri Lankan Tea Factory and inspect the process of tea producing
Tea is one of the three major natural products in Sri Lanka. Tea is exported along with rubber and spices. Sri Lanka is popular in western and European countries because of our very pure tea leaves that are hand-plucked from the exuberant hills in the central region. Get your shoes on to avoid the creepy crawlies; a hat to keep your ears out of the cold. Take the opportunity to stroll around a tea plantation and watch “Ceylon Tea” as it makes its way to that warm cup you can enjoy with the backdrop of glorious Sri Lankan hills. With the tour of the factory, you’ll be able to see how the leaves are withered, sorted, graded and packed into packs. Signed, sealed and delivered for you to take back home for friends…or to keep it yourself!

• Visit the Ramboda Falls Waterfall
Ramboda Falls is 109 m (358 ft) highland 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 729th highest waterfall in the world. It is situated in Pussellawa area, on the A5 highway at Ramboda Pass.[3] It formed by Panna Oya which is a tributary of Kothmale Oya. Altitude of the falls is 945 m (3,100 ft) above sea level.

• Visit Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple

The Sri Lankan branch of the Chinmaya mission, committed to promoting the Ramayana philosophy as well as Ramayana Trail pilgrimages, has built a temple with Hanuman as a presiding deity in Ramboda between Kandy and Nuwara Eliya main road. There is a 5 meters tall granite statue of Rama’s devote supporter Hanuman. He is believed to have started his search for Sita in the Baroda hills. Hanuman traditionally was not as popular among Sri Lankan Tamil devotees as he indeed in India, because he devastated parts of the island with his burning tail. But in recent times Hindu missionaries and local Tamil spiritual leaders began building shrines for worshipping Hanuman in Sri Lanka, too. The Tamil word for Ramboda, Rampadai, means "Rama's force", this is why Ramboda is believed to be the area where Rama collected his troops. Lunch at Local Restaurant & Back to Nuwara Eliya

Dinner and overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya

Day 5: Nuwara Eliya – Kandy (80.7kms/ 2 hours 36 minutes)

After breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to Kandy. Check in at the Kandy hotel and have lunch.

Time to relax and get ready for city tour in the evening.

Dinner and overnight stay at Kandy

Day 6: Kandy (80.7kms/ 2 hours 36 minutes)

In the morning after breakfast- get ready for the visit to the Royal Botanical Garden. In the evening get ready for the Kandy Easla Perahera festival. The Kandy Easla Perahera is considered to be one of the most beautiful cultural events and one of the most popular festivals in the world. The celebration is intended to honor the Sacred Tooth Relic and the four main guardian gods, Natha, Vishnu, Kataragama and Pattini. This royal ceremony has been continuously taking place from 14th Centuary AD till date. It’s the mirror of Sri Lankan culture and way of lives, one can understand Sri Lankan cultural heritages, values, traditions by watching this great event. Hundreds of dances, drummers, decorated elephants are processing with authentic music and dancing. This event has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage. This is something one could see once in a lie time mostly.

Dinner and overnight stay at Kandy.

Day 7: Kandy – Colombo (135 kms/3 hours 50 Minutes)

After breakfast check-out from the hotel- drive from Kandy to Colombo.

• On your way- visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage was established in 1975. And it is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km (8.1 mi) northwest of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala is notable for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. In 2011, there were 88 elephants, including 37 males and 51 females from 3 generations, living in Pinnawala. The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection too many of the orphaned unweaned wild elephants found wandering in and near the forests of Sri Lanka.

Dinner and overnight stay at Colombo

Day 8: Colombo– Airport (32 kms /40 Minutes Driver)

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up from the hotel & transfer to Bandaranayke International Airport with memories to relish for a lifetime.

Let’s say a goodbye to this wondrous country and your new friends with a
promise to meet again.

  • 07 Nights’ accommodation- on twin sharing basis
  •  Transportation in an A/C luxury Coach
  • Meals: 07 breakfasts, 07 lunches and 07 dinners
  • English speaking guide throughout the tour.
  • KareVoyage tour manager services throughout the tour.
  • Airport pickup and drop
  •  Entrance fees
  • Sri Lankan Visa fee
  • Madu River Boat Safari
  • Turtle Farm
  • Galle Dutch fort
  •  Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  •  Gangaramaya
  •  Travel insurance upto 69 years of age
  •  GST as applicable
  • Airfares
  • TCS- as per government norms (Refundable)

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