Winter Scenic Srilanka

  • Destination: Sri lanka
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Price: $520

The frontier town, it is a thriving commercial centre, situated directly at the base of Himalayan foothills. It is a fascinating place where different ethnic groups mingle prominently Indian, Bhutanese and Nepalese. Being the border town, Phuentsholing serves as the convenient entry/exit point for Bhutan and also the important link to visit the Indian state of West Bengal, Sikkim and Assam.

Day 1

Arrive into Sri Lanka, Visit to Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage

Welcome to Sri Lanka. On arrival, you will be met by our local representative and transferred to Kandy. En route we stop to visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – 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 the 23 baby elephants born as a result of the captive breeding program.

Accommodation: Hotel Swiss Residency/similar (d)

Day 2

Guided City Tour of Kandy, Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Gem and Lapidary museum, Enjoy a Cultural Dance Show

Today, we proceed for a city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square and the 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.
Later, we visit the Royal Botanical Gardens – Peradeniya set in 147 acres. There are more than 5,000 species of trees, plants and creepers including Spice Garden and Orchid House too. There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest Palm Avenue (Royal Palm Avenue) was planted in 1905 and the Double Coconuts from the Seashells Island, with the largest seed of all plants in the world are one such avenue. We also visit the Gem and Lapidary museum. In the evening, we proceed to see a Cultural Dance in Kandy..

Accommodation: Hotel Swiss Residency/similar (b, d)

Day 3

Onto Nuwara-Eliya, Visit Tea Garden & Tea Factory, Guided City Tour of Nuwara-Eliya

Today, we check out and drive to Nuwara Eliya – also known as ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. The Victoria Park, in the middle of the town, is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic. Seasons may be absent elsewhere in Sri Lanka, but here you can read them by the flowers, which bloom in the spring (March to May) and the fall (August and September). These are the “seasons” when low-country folk flock to Nuwara Eliya to escape the sea level heat and humidity.

Accommodation: Hotel Stamford Star/similar (b, d)

Day 4

Onto Bentota, Day Free

Today, we check-out of our hotel in Nuwara Eliya and drive to Bentota. The rest of day is free for you to enjoy all the different activities in this beach town on your own.

Accommodation: Hotel Taprospa Footprint/similar (b, d)

Day 5

Onto Colombo, Guided City Tour Colombo

Today, we check out of hotel and drive to Colombo. On arrival, we proceed on a guided city tour of Colombo. See 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 Goldsmiths quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings and the Dutch Church of Wolfe dhal 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. Rest of the day at leisure in the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Global Tower/similar (b, d)

Day 6

Return Home with Wonderful Memories

Today, we drive you to the airport for our flight back home. It’s time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many happy memories of your holiday. We would like you to spare a few minutes of your time to write and tell us how you enjoyed your holiday and any suggestions you may have for the future. (Breakfast)

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Inclusions
  • Accommodation for 05 nights in the below mentioned hotels/similar.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Full day city tour of Thimphu.
  • Full day city tour of   Paro

Prices(valid till 15th Sep 2014)