Scenic Sri Lanka - 3 Nights / 4 Days





Day 01:

Colombo - Kandy
Arrive in Colombo You will be met by a representative and transferred to Kandy. Afternoon commence city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square and the 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 view a cultural show featuring various dance types of Sri Lanka. Overnight stay at The Swiss Residence Or Hunas Falls Hotel (Superior rooms)or Similar, Kandy.



Day 02:

After breakfast visit Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, Sixty Seven hectares of exquisite beauty and botanical treasurers containing more than 4000 species, this is heven not only for Scientists but to every nature lover as well. Thereafter excursion to Nuwara Eliya. Also visit Hakgala Gardens & Seethaeliya. 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.

Hakgala Botanical Gardens   - Four miles south east of Nuwara Eliya is another prominent peak, Hakgala. At its foot lie the Hakgala Botanical. Gardens, and beyond, the Hakgala Strict Natural Reserve. The gardens are smaller and less exotic than those at Peradeniya, but at 5,600 feet (1,707 meters) elevation the species of flora quite different. Opened as an experimental cinchona plantation (for production of the malaria antidote quinine) in 1860, the pride of the gardens is now roses and ferns.  

Seethaeliya   - the little Kovil dedicated to Seetha with statue of Rama, Lakshmana and Hanuman. Afterwards return to Kandy. Overnight stay at THE SWISS RESIDENCE OR HUNAS FALLS HOTEL (Superior rooms)or Similar, Kandy.



Day 03:

Colombo - Kandy
After breakfast proceed to Colombo. En route visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - Started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded, the orphanage has grown to be a big family today. A unique experience never to be missed. Afternoon do a city tour of Colombo. 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. The historic Dawatagaha Mosque and the former Eye Hospital are two buildings in Cinnamon Gardens worth looking at. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independence Square. Thereafter leave for Negombo. Overnight stay at SEA SHELLS HOTEL OR BLUE OCEANIC HOTEL, Negombo.


Day 04:

After breakfast transfer to the airport for departure OR transfer to the preferred beach resort.