02 Nights 03 Days-Amazing Sri Lanka
Day 01: Airport – Pinnawela – Sigiriya
Arrival and Met our representative at the airport
After transfer to Sigiriya En route visit Pinnawella Elephant Orphanage.
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded, the
orphanage has grown to be a big family today. The number of elephants has increased to more than 40
now, including baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as the babies born,as a result of the captive breeding programme. A unique experience never to be missed.
There after proceed to Sigiriya and Site seen.
Sigiriya – is home to the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within its triple-moated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour.
Transfer to the hotel in Sigiriya.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Sigiriya – Dambulla – Matale – Kandy
Breakfast at the hotel.
Proceed to Kandy en route visiting Dambulla Cave templeand Spice Garden in Matale.
DambullaCave temple- Dambulla is famous for the five cave Temples on a rock. The first 03 caves are better, older and larger than the other two. Some caves dates to 1st C.B.C.All the 5 cave walls and ceilings are covered with Buddhist murals and there are more than 130 Buddha statues, statues of Gods and Kings are also found here.Spice Garden at Matale and see the luscious Cinnamons, Cardamons, Pepper plants etc. You can also purchase your requirements of spices.
Afternoon city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Arts & Crafts Centre, Gem Museum and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.
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’s influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple’s shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic – ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha’s Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess’ hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka’s most prized possession.
Evening Witness Kandy Cultural Dance Show.
Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 03: Kandy – Colombo – Airport
Breakfast at the Hotel.
After proceed to Colombo.
Afternoon commence Colombo city tour & shopping.
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 center and military garrison, Sea Street – the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and Independence Square.
Thereafter transfer to the airport for departure.
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