Main Attractions:Dambulla Golden temple - SigiriyaRockTemple
Leave Negombo in the morning after a breakfast of, egg hoppers, string hoppers, or any course of your choice. Your first visit is to a historical landmark city, Dambulla, which boasts of the largest and best preserved complex of Buddhist cave temples of Sri Lanka. These caves, where the Buddhist monks once used to meditate, provided King Valagamba, a 1st century BC king, protection from his enemies. When the king returned to power, he had this magnificent temple built as a gratitude to the Buddhist monks. Statues of the Buddha and that of the Hindu Gods and paintings dating back to the first century can be seen inside the caves.
The UNESCO World Heritage site Sigiriya or ‘The Lion’s Rock’ is a 370 m huge rock with a fortress and castle built on it by a patricidal King called Kashyapa (477 -495 AD). Also famous for the mirror wall with ancient paintings of ‘Sigiriya damsels’ called ‘Sigiriya frescos’ done on plaster on the rock which are reminiscent of the paintings of the Ajanta Caves of India. The site also has a royal park with water retaining structures, sophisticated hydraulic systems some of which still working today, and many more amazing features.
Main Attractions: Kandy - The Temple of the Tooth, Traditional Kandian Dance, Fire-walking
Travellers can also see a rare collection of Sri Lankan spices in the Spice Gardens with descriptive explanations by aids in your language. Ayurvedic massaging, meditation, yoga are also available.
Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha, as the name suggests, houses a gold casket which enshrines the Tooth Relic of the Buddha. The Kandy Procession which is most spectacular cultural and religious pageant in the world with elephants decked with golden attire and traditional dances is a rare treat for the visitors coming in July/August.
This is a form of dance originated from an exorcism ritual called ‘Kohomba Kankariya’. It is a religious practice in which take control of a human body or a place. This form of spiritual possession can be heard from many religions as well and ‘Vannam’
Nestled at 6,128 feet above sea level, overlooked by the highest mountain of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliaya plantation is Sri Lanka. The town acts as a base for other tourist attractions in the vicinity such as the World’s end.
Interested travellers could see colonial style buildings and hotels.The average temperature ranges between 7-22 ºC. The town becomes busy during April due to the Sinhala and Tamil New years. During this season, travellers can see horse racing, motor racing, and road races.
Leave Kandy after breakfast and proceed to Pinnawela where the world famous Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage stands. Pinnawela has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. The orphanage acts as a breeding ground for elephants and visitations get a rare chance of bottle feeding the baby elephants and feeding the others at 9.15 am every day. You can also enjoy elephant bathing twice daily
Enjoy the tranquil beauty of a huge collection of widely different plants, especially a surprising collection of orchids that you may not have ever seen anywhere else. With a total area of 147 odd acres, a nature lover could stay the whole day there without feeling the time being spent.
Enjoy a complementary cup of steaming tea and take a guided tour to the Bluefield Tea plantation at Ramboda, Nuwara Eliya. While you are walking, an experience guide will explain you the entire process of tea-things such as growing, plucking, withering, rolling, sorting, packing, transporting and until you have your steaming cup of tea.
Your breakfast or lunch at the restaurant, visit the Tea Lounge to taste finest tea and cakes, and let your kids have some fun in the Kiddies Park.
Accommodation :Nuwara Eliya
Leave Nuwara Eliya in the morning after breakfast.
Main Attractions :World’s End, Train Rides
The World’s End or ‘The Maha Eliya Plains’ is a very popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka. It is a part popular tourist destination and covers an area of 2000 hectares of montane grasslands (‘patina’ in Sinhalese) forest’ or ‘Afromontane forest’ in some other countries as it has a low level cloud cover.
Enjoy an unforgettable ride around the mountains, through tea clad hills, and over the fantastic bridges view from the train.
Accommodation : Ella
Leave Ella in the morning after breakfast.
Main Attractions : Rawana Falls, Buduruwagala Temple - Yala national park safari
‘The He comes in the famous Sanskrit epic ‘Ramayana’ (Rama’s Journey). Rawana is considered to be the demon Rama in the caves behind this waterfall, thus giving it the name ‘The Rawana Falls’ Rama was the 7th Avatar of Vishnu in Hinduism.
Located on Wellawaya – Hambantota Road, turning off from the 3-mile post, about 5.5 km inside stands the Buduruwagala Buddhist Temple Complex. It has seven statues carved on a rock and the statues show the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism. With a height of fifty-one feet from head to toe, the Lanka.
Yala Sri Lanka and provides ideal safaris. It covers an area of 979 square km. This tourist hot spot has 5 blocks in leopards. The park provides shelter for a large variety of fauna and flora. IT boasts of 215 odd species of especially if you love photography. Don’t forget your telephoto lenses!
Accommodation : Tissamaharamaya
Leave Tissamaharamaya in the morning after breakfast and proceed to the Unawatuna Beach, Galle.
Main Attractions : Kudawella, Unawatuna Beach
Tissamaharamaya is a historically important place in the south-eastern part of Sri Lanka. Tissamaharamaya used to be the medieval era Sinhalese Kingdom of Ruhuna in the 3rd century BC. The town serves as a base to visit the Yala National Park and Kataragama. The area has several reservoirs or lakes scattered in the area. A visitor can also see a number of pure white mount like structures called ‘dagabas’ in Sinhalese. They typically contain the relics of the Buddha. These ‘dagabas’, ‘stupas’ or ‘pagodas’ actually function as huge ‘containers for relics’ and severs as ‘reliquaries’
It lies in close proximity to the famous Tissa vehera, ‘Tissa dagaba or ‘Tissa Pagoda’
According to chronicles, ‘Tissa Temple’ or ‘Tissa Pagoda’ was built by King Kavantissa of ‘Ruhunu Rata. He reigned during 205 – 161 BC. The king was interested in beautifying and expanding his region and had this temple build in this tranquil place which the Buddha is believed to have visited
beach with stretches of long sandy beaches and has a milder climate than Tissa, Kataragama or Hambantota. The tow has a beautiful harbour and provides a fishing port for the local fisherman. The sea is shallow and ideal for holiday makers both local and foreign.
The Blow Hole or ‘the Hummanaya’ at Kudawella, on Tangalle-Dickwella Road is a wonderful geographical formation sea level. The bottom of the blow hole is naturally formed in such a way that it can accommodate a large volume gushes up through the narrower upper part and blows it out at the top up to about 25 metres making an exciting whistling sound. Care must be taken not to go too closer to the opening to show your bravery as there are reported cases where some heedless travellers have fallen into hole but never seen the light again. God Bless!
The Unawatuna beach is a very popular tourist resort close to Galle where the historical Portuguese/Dutch/ British fort stands. It has spectacular pocket-like sandy beaches where travellers can have endless fun on the beach or enjoy glass-bottomed boat rides. The tranquil beaches are ideal for travelers to be totally immersed in many hours of matchless beauty.
aris which covers an area of 979 square km. This tourist hot spot has 5 blocks (or sections) with leopards. The park provides shelter for a large variety of fauna and flora. It boasts of 215 odd species of especially if you love photography. Don’t forget your telephoto lenses!
Prices are negotiable
Entrance Fees can be paid to me or directly at the ticket office of the site. Children pay half price.
Cultural Triangle Ticket 50USD / 39 € (incl. Anuradhapura, Nalanda Gedige, Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa)
Anuradhapura: 25USD / 20 €
Sigiriya: 30 USD / 25 €
Polonnaruwa: 25 USD / 20 €
Aukana Statue: 6 USD / 4.5 €
Ritigala: 10 USD / 8 €
Nalanda Gedige 5 USD / 4 €
Pinnawela: 20 USD / 16 €
Peradeniya Botanical Garden: 6 USD / 4.5 €
Kandy Temple: 5 USD, Fotoapparat 1 USD
Horton Plains/Worlds End: Ticket 18USD add. 12 USD, Total for 2Pers. 50USD / 36 €
Buduruwagala Temple 5 USD / 4 €
Duhinda Falls 5 USD / 4 €
Udawalawe: 25 USD / 20 €
Yale: 25 USD / 20 €
Safarijeep: 50 USD / 39 €
Sinharaja Rainforest 23 USD / 18 € inkl. Transport and guide
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