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Explore Sri Lanka in 4 Days: Colombo, Kandy, and Nuwara Eliya City Tour (1 Person Package)

260e Ashokarama Mawatha, Katunayake 11558, Sri Lanka

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4 days (approx.) - English

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TRAVEL SRI LANKA – 2
COLOMBO – KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA – COLOMBO CITY TOUR (4 DAYS /3 NIGHTS)

Highlights
  • Visit the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela
  • Explore the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha
  • Experience a Kandyan Cultural show and impressive fire walking display
  • Visit the Kandy Tea Plantation and Ceylon Tea Museum
  • Explore the Horton Plains National Park and enjoy an Ancient Herbal Ayurvedic Massage
Description

TRAVEL SRI LANKA – 2
COLOMBO – KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA – COLOMBO CITY TOUR (4 DAYS /3 NIGHTS)

DAY 1 – Arrival at colombo air port – Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – Temple of the Tooth Relic- Kandyan dance and fire walking show

Stop 1

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

En-route visit the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela.The orphanage was created to protect abandoned and orphaned elephants. It has now grown into the most popular elephant attraction in the country and with good reason, for nowhere else except at Pageants (processions) are you likely to see so many elephants at close quarters. The elephants are controlled by their mahouts (keepers) who ensure they are fed at the right times and don’t endanger anyone but otherwise the elephants roam freely around the sanctuary area.

There are many elephants in residence from babies to young adults. Among the attractions, you will be able to witness elephants being lead to a nearby river for bathing. You could also see the feeding of the baby elephants which is the highlight of the visit.

Stop 2

Temple of the Tooth Relic

Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha (Sri Dalada Maligawa), which houses the most important Relic of the Buddhists in Sri Lanka. A gold canopy was erected some years ago over the roof of the shrine room where it is placed.

After the parinirvana of Gautama Buddha, the tooth relic was preserved in Kalinga and smuggled to the island by Princess Hemamali and her husband, Prince Dantha on the instructions of her father King Guhasiva

Stop 3

Kandyan dance and fire walking show

Kandyan Cultural show at the Kandyan Arts and Cultural Centre, Sri lanka Traditional dance show and impressive fire walking display.

Stay Night in Kandy

DAY 2 – Kandy Tea Plantation -Proceed Nuwara Eliya – Water sport at Gegory Lake

Stop 1

Kandy Tea Plantation ,Ceylon tea Museum

Kandy Ceylon Tea Museum is fascinating ride in Kandy and at the Ceylon Tea Museum you will follow the footsteps of the indomitable pioneer planters. One of the best museums of its kind in the world, visitors could view machinery and objects more than 100 years It is located in the former Hanthana Tea Factory, which was originally constructed in 1925. It is situated 3 km (1.9 mi) south of Kandy.Hanthana was one of the first successful areas to cultivate tea following the failure of coffee production on the island. In 1959 the Tea Research Institute of Ceylon established a sub station on land leased from the Hanthana Estate, similar to the Passara sub station established in the 1920s. The Hanthana Station was set up to cater to the needs of mid-country tea plantations with regard to the physiology, entomology of tea and in particular the identification of drought resistant clones and the insect pest shot-hole borer

The Ceylon Tea Museum was incorporated on 9 January 1998, under Section 21 of the Companies Act of 1982, in a move initiated by Clifford Ratwatte (Chairman of the Sri Lanka Tea Board). The museum was formally opened on 1 December 2001.

The four storey tea factory had been abandoned for more than a decade before it was refurbished in 2001 by the Sri Lanka Tea Board and the Planters’ Association of Sri Lanka. The museum contains exhibits on tea pioneers, including James Taylor and Thomas Lipton, as well as lots of vintage tea-processing paraphernalia. The ground floor houses 19th Century colonial generators, rollers, dryers, fermentation tables, sorting machines, etc. The second floor houses the library and museum. The third floor has a shop whilst the top floor contains a restaurant and tea rooms.

Stop 2

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya, meaning the city of light is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is popular for its tea production. It is located at an altitude of 1860 meters. The city provides breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery. Due to the high altitude, the city sported the perfect climate for British civil servants and planters when the British colonized Sri Lanka. Even today, the city once called little England is true to the British culture as it boasts of colonial architecture with fireplaces, British style open gardens and lawns.

Stop 3

Water sport at Gegory Lake Nuwara Eliya

Lake Gregory (Sinhalese: ග්‍රෙගරි වැව) is a reservoir in heart of the tea country hill city, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. Lake Gregory was constructed during the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873.[2] The lake and the surrounding area make up the The area was originally a swampy bog at the foot of the small hills that border the town. In 1873 Sir William Gregory authorised the damming of the Thalagala stream, which originates from Mount Pidurutalagala, in order to make more land available for the expansion of the town. In 1881 the lake was stocked with trout by Mr C. J. R. Le Mesurier (Assistant Government Agent for Nuwara Eliya). In 1913 the waters of the lake were directed into a tunnel which flows to a hydro power station at ‘Blackpool’ between the town and Nanu Oya. The power station continues to supply electricity to the town to this day. In British times Lake Gregory was used for water sports and recreational activities.

Now visitors can follow the ancient British era tradition of relaxing picnics on the shore of the lake, or more modern leisure activities such as rides in swan shaped paddle boats, normal boatrides, pony rides along the shore, water walking balls, watersports such as jetskis, windsurfing and etc.

Stop 4

Hakgala Botanical Gardens (Depend on Time availability)

The Gardens spread across 27 hectare acres were established in 1860 as an experimental Cinchona plantation from which the anti-malarial drug quinine is derived. Subsequently the gardens were used for experiments in acclimatizing temperate-zone plants to life in tropics. Today Hakgala`s gardens of roses, shrubs, ferns and montane woodland are delightfully located in salubrious environment, with small streams running across and wooden bridges built over them with birds flying all over.

Stay Night in Nuwara Eliya

DAY 3 – Early morning Proceed to Horton Plains National Park – Ancient Herbal Aurvedic Massage – Departure

Stop 1

Horton Plains National Park

 

Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. This plateau at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 meters (6,900–7,500 ft) is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region. This region was designated a national park in 1988. It is also a popular tourist destination and is situated 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) from Ohiya, 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) from the world famous Ohiya Gap/Dondra Watch and 32 kilometers (20 mi) from Nuwara Eliya.

The Horton Plains are the headwaters of three major Sri Lankan rivers, the Mahaweli, Kelani, and Walawe. In Sinhala the plains are known as Maha Eliya Plains. Stone tools dating back to Balangoda culture have been found here. The plains’ vegetation is grasslands interspersed with montane forest and includes many endemic woody plants. Large herds of Sri Lankan sambar deer feature as typical mammals and the park is also an Important Bird Area with many species not only endemic to Sri Lanka but restricted to the Horton Plains. Forest dieback is one of the major threats to the park and some studies suggest that it is caused by a natural phenomenon.

The sheer precipice of World’s End and Baker’s Falls are among the tourist attractions of the park.

Stop 2

Ancient Herbal Ayurvedic Massage

There are many things to see in Horton Plains National Park. so it is time consuming but it is worthy after long work and climb up in the park Herbal body massage is a good choice but it depend on time availability to departure you can decide flexibly

The word “Ayurveda” originated from one of the pristine language called Sanskrit. Ayurveda into two segments as “Ayur” and “Veda”, these two words stands for “Life” and “Science”. [Science of Life] Ayurveda is one of the worlds oldest approaches to medicine. This is an ancient healing system is based on 5000 years of tradition. Also this healing system has been use for more than 5000 years in India & Sri Lanka. Still today in Sri Lanka approximately 60% of the population are treated with healing system. Ayurveda an approach to healing that has been proven and tested over thousands of years and that only uses medicines that are found in nature.

Stop 3

Colombo

Colombo is the commercial capital[3] and largest city of Sri Lanka. According to the Brookings Institution, Colombo metropolitan area has a population of 5.6 million,[4][5][6][7] and 752,993[2] in the city proper. It is the financial centre of the island and a popular tourist destination. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to the Greater Colombo area which includes Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the legislative capital of Sri Lanka and Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia. Colombo is often referred to as the capital since Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is within the urban area of, and a suburb of, Colombo. It is also the administrative capital of Western Province, Sri Lanka and the district capital of Colombo District. Colombo is a busy and vibrant place with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins.[8] It was the legislative capital of Sri Lanka until 1982.

Stop 4

Romantic dinner Out

Stay Night in Colombo

DAY 3 – Colombo City tour – Departure

Colombo City tour

A drive through the city will take you to Fort and Pettah – the commercial area of the city and tree-lined Colombo 7 – Cinnamon Gardens. Colombo 3, 4, 5 & 8 are the prime residential areas of the City. The Hindu Temple at Sea Street – lined with goldsmith shops, the Dutch Church at Wolfendhal dating back to 1749, the historic Devatagaha Mosque, Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, Beira Lake, Colombo Racecourse, Planetarium, University of Colombo, Mount Lavinia beach, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Colombo Lotus Tower as well as the National Museum. are some of the attractions in Colombo.

Departure

Transfer to Airport for departure flight.

Note- Tour Package Exclude 

– Air Tickets

– Entrance Tickets 

Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrival at Colombo Airport and visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Temple of the Tooth Relic and Kandyan dance and fire walking showStay night in Kandy|
Day 2 | Visit Kandy Tea Plantation, Nuwara Eliya and enjoy water sport at Gregory LakeOptional visit to Hakgala Botanical GardensStay night in Nuwara Eliya|
Day 3 | Early morning proceed to Horton Plains National Park and enjoy Ancient Herbal Ayurvedic MassageDrive to Colombo and enjoy a romantic dinner outStay night in Colombo|
Day 4 | Colombo City tour and departure.

Starting Location
260e Ashokarama Mawatha, Katunayake 11558, Sri Lanka.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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