Anuradhapura - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Classic Round Tour

Colombo (Arrival) - Anuradhapura - Dambulla - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Yala - Colombo (Departure)

Starting Price : USD 370 / Euro 275

Sri Lanka offers you many small miracles. White sandy beaches, Serendipity at its best, lush greenery, exciting adventures, amazing wildlife and a rich heritage. The warm and friendly smiles of the people await you in the Isle of Sri Lanka. Buddhism has been the limelight of Sri Lankan Civilization from ancient times. Everything about Sri Lankan life is related to Buddhism. Buddhism practiced in Sri Lanka is called Theravada of which the main focus is to give priority to the philosophy of living a simple life.

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Sri LankaTour Duration : 06 Nights / 07 Days
Destinations Covered: Colombo (Arrival) - Anuradhapura - Dambulla - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Yala - Colombo (Departure)

Package Inclusions:
. Meet and assist arrival and departure at the airport.
. 6 nights' accommodation based on half board basis in hotels mentioned or similar.
. Tour as per the itinerary
. Transport is by air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver/guide
. Professional English speaking national guide for group tours (8 pax & above)
. Entrance fees as per itinerary.
. Elephant back safari in Habarna
. 4X4 jeep safari in Yala
. Service charges and government tax

Package Exclusions:
. Any additional excursions not specified in the itinerary.
. Lunch and any additional meals/snacks.
. Expenses of a personal nature.
. Tips

Day 01 Arrive Colombo
Arrival and transfer to Colombo.
Dinner and overnight stay in Colombo

Day 02 Colombo - Anuradhapura
Pickup from the hotel at 0630 hrs. and proceed to visit Pinnawala 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. A unique experience never to be missed.
Thereafter proceed to Anuradhapura and commence excursions.
Dinner & overnight stay in Anuradhapura.

Day 03 Anuradhapura - Dambulla
In the morning proceed to Polonnaruwa and commence excursions. En-route visiting a wood carving factory.
Polonnaruwa - the Capital of Sri Lanka from 11th - 13th Century, contains some splendid and spectacular status. Lankatilake, Tivanka and Thuparama are the most beautiful and largest shrine ruins and Tivanka has the best example of frescoes of the Polonnaruwa period. Rankot Vihara and Kiriwehera are well preserved large stupas, and Gal Vihare - a rock shrine, has four Buddha statues, two seated, one standing and one reclining and Parakrama Bahu statue are examples of Sinhalese stone carver. The Vata-da-ge is a unique creation of Sri Lankan artists
In the afternoon return to Sigiriya and climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Afterwards visit a Batik Factory where you can see the manufacture of beautiful Batik prints.
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 it 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 color. Sigiriya was never conquered by any of the invading forces that had such an affect on the island of Sri Lanka It was however, ceded to the British during the colonial rule without force.
Afterwards commence an elephant back safari in Habarana.
Dinner & overnight stay in Dambulla.

Day 04 Dambulla - Kandy
After breakfast proceed to Kandy. En route visit the Dambulla cave temple and a spice garden in Matale.
Spice Garden at Matale and see the luscious Cinnamons, Cardamons, Pepper plants etc. You can also purchase your requirements of spices.
Dambulla - 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.
In the afternoon commence a city tour of Kandy including visiting a gem laboratory and a silk factory.
* 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.
In the evening watch a cultural show featuring the exotic traditional dances of Sri Lanka.
Dinner & overnight stay in KandyIn the evening watch a cultural show featuring the exotic traditional dances of Sri Lanka.
Dinner & overnight stay in Kandy

Day 05 Kandy - Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast visit temple of the tooth relic.
* 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.
Thereafter proceed to Nuwara Eliya, visiting a tea estate and a factory en route.
* 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.
Dinner & overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya .

Day 06 Nuwara Eliya - Yala
After breakfast proceed to Yala.
4X4 Jeep safari at Yala National Park.
* Yala is a haven for Fauna both indigenous and migrant. Bird concentrations are by the Lagoons/Salvers. Here are thousands of Flamingoes, Assemblies of spotted Billed Pelicans, Spoonbills, Cormorants and various species of Herons. Pheasants, Pea Fowl, Peacocks and the Wild Fowl are found in hundreds. Wild Buffalo and herds of wild Elephants are a common sight. Whether it is birds or animals you have them all at Yala.
Dinner & overnight stay in Yala

Day 07 Yala - Colombo (Dep)
After breakfast transfer up to the down south beach or up to Colombo. En route visit the Dutch Fort in Galle, stilt fishermen in Weligama and turtle hatchery in Kosgoda.
The Fort of Galle - The South Coast's major city is Galle, whose oldest landmark is the massive Portuguese and Dutch fort in which the central city is contained. But the city may be much older.Some scholars believe it to be the 'Tarshish' of the Old testament, to which King Solomon sent his merchant Fvessels, and to which Jonah fled from the Lord. Today, the 90 acre Galle Fort who's no evidence of the Portuguese founders. The Dutch incorporated the Portuguese northern wall in a great rampart in 1663. A second, taller wall was build inside of it. Between the two walls, a covered passage connected the central bastion with the fort's two half bastion's overlooking the sea. The Dutch also installed a sophisticated drainage system, complete with brick-lined underground sewers that were flushed twice a day by the rides. The original gate to the fort was by the harbor. It is still there, marked by the old Dutch V.O.C ( for 'Verenigde Oost Indische Compagnie) arms with a rooster crest.

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Tour Lodging Info: 06 Nights Hotels

Places Nights Budget Hotels Standard Hotels Luxury Hotels
Colombo 01 Night Grand Oriental Ramda Colombo Ceylon Continental
Anuradhapura 01 Night Galway Miridiya Palm Garden Village Palm Garden Village
Dambulla 01 Night Sigiriya Amaya Lake Kandalama
Kandy 01 Night Topaz Amaya Hills Mahaweli Reach
Nuwara Eliya 01 Night Galway Forest Lodge St. Andrews Tea Factory
Yala 01 Night Tissamaharama Rest Elephant beach Yala Village

**Note: Check in / out time at hotels is 12.00 Noon. Hotels are subject to availability at the time of booking,

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