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Best Of Sri Lanka 8 Days : Dambulla - Trincomalee - Kandy - Ella - Colombo

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 01:

Arrive in Sri Lanka. You will be met by a representative and transferred to Dambulla.
En route visit to Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage:-

Approx 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo - Kandy road is Pinnawela, 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. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing
time from 1000-1230 hrs and 1400-1600 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by
Evening Visit Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla Cave Temple(also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla) is a World Heritage Site (1991) in Sri Lanka situated in the central part of the country.
This site is situated 148 km east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy. It is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka.
The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented Caves in the surrounding area.
These paintings and statues are related to Lord Buddha and his life. There are total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues
of gods and goddesses. The murals cover an area of 2,100 square meters. Depictions on the walls of the caves include the temptation by the demon Mara
and Buddha's first sermon.
At leisure in the hotel.
Overnight stay at Dambulla

DAY 02:

Breakfast at the hotel
Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya Sigiriya Rock Fortress – is a “UNESCO World Heritage Site” and 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 Palace on the summit of the 600-foot high rock.
On its summit are the foundations of the Royal Palace, Water Tanks to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges the guardhouses.
On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of 21 life sized damsels
still shining in their original colours. The Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, Summerhouses, Boulder Gardens and the Caves within the enclosed
area should not be missed
Proceed to Trincomalee.
Check in to the hotel.
At leisure .

Overnight stay at Trincomalee.

DAY 03:

Breakfast at the hotel
Proceed to Kandy.
Thiru Koneshwaram Temple.

Thiru Koneshwaram was built by sage Agasthyar as per the instructions of Lord Shiva who was impressed by the devotion of King Ravana.
This place has the uniqueness of the lord building a temple for his devotee as a reward for his devotion.
Lord Rama also offered his prayers on his return to get himself rid of the Brahmaasthi Dosham.
Visit PigeonnIsland (Depend on the sea condition )
At leisure on the beach.
Overnight stay at Trincomalee

DAY 04:

Breakfast at the hotel
Proceed to Kandy.
In the evening 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.
Visit to gem and lapidary museum in Kandy

Evening visit Cultural show.


Overnight stay at Kandy

DAY 05:

Breakfast at the hotel
Visit Botanical Garden.

Royal Botanical Gardens - Peradeniya -147 acres in extent; Started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy.
There are more than 5,000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some rare and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the gardens.
Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists.

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 is one such avenue.

Transfer to Ella.


Overnight stay at Ella

DAY 06:

Breakfast at the hotel
Visit Nine arch bridge & Ravana water falle.

One of the highlights in the mountain village Ella is the 30-meter high Demodara Nine Arch Bridge. With a small 30-minute walk through the jungle,
you will reach a piece of beautiful architecture that is hidden between lush green tea fields.
It is allowed to walk on the bridge and it’s one of the things you must do in Sri Lanka.


Overnight stay at Ella

DAY 07:

Breakfast at the hotel
Proceed to city tour in Colombo with 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 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 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.


Rest of the day at leisure in the hotel.


Overnight stay at Colombo

DAY 08:

Breakfast at the hotel

Transfer to airport to connect with the departure flight.

The above prices include:

01) Accommodation at the above mentioned Hotels or similar.

02) Transport in an A/C Car / Micro van / Mini Coach with the service of an English-speaking chauffeur / National Guide.

03) Sightseeing as mentioned above.

04) Value added tax.

05) Meeting and Assistance at the airport.

The above prices exclude:

01) All entrance fees/ Boat Ride / Jeep Safari cost.

02) Early check in & late check out.

03) Lunch & Dinner on Tour.

04) Camera & video permit.

05) Visa & other charges (Entry Visa Fees, please visit www.eta.gov.lk for more details / submit your individual visa application)

06) Any expenses of a personal nature.

07) Any other expenses not mentioned above.

08) Tips & Portages.