Scenic Tour to hill country Ancient cities and tranquil south coast with a train journey through the Mountains.
|Day||Route||Activity/Places Visited||Overnight Stay|
|2||Colombo Pinnawala, Dambulla, Sigiriya||
|4||Kandy, Peradeniya Kandy||
|5||Kandy, Peradeniya, Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya, (Peradeniya- Nanu Oya By Train)||
|6||Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains, Ella||
|8||Yala along the coast to Wadduwa||
Sambur at Horton Plains
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Galle Dutch Fort
Meet at the Airport and leave to a Hotel in Colombo.
Leave for Elephant orphanage in Pinnawela in time for the feeding of elephants. Witness the bottle-feeding of orphaned baby Elephants, Elephants bathing and frolicking in the river after their meal. Leave for Sigiriya visit Dambulla rock cave temple on the way . Dambulla rock caves history dates back to the 1st century BC, where King Walagambahu took refuge here once and later he turned the caves in to a temple. In Dambulla cave temple some of the ceiling paintings are over 2000 years old. Stay overnight in Sigiriya.
Climb Sigiriya in the morning and leave for Kandy the capital of the last kingdom of Singhalese Kings. Undoubtedly the most beautiful city in the Island. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last king Sri Wickramarajasinghe in 1806.Visit the Kandy town bazaar, the arts and the crafts center , a gem museum and lapidary.
Visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Visit the Temple of Tooth relic, the most venerated temple of Buddhists of the world where the tooth relic of Buddha is enshrined,Kings Palace and the Queens Pavilion (The Bath House of the Queen). Thereafter witness a traditional cultural dance show in the late afternoon
Leave to Peradeniya Railway station, and board the train and leave for Nuwara Eliya. Enjoy the picturesque journey from your observation carriage, the train snaking its way through the mountains through the tea country. The car will follow you to Nanu Oya, the last station before Nuwara Eliya. Proceed by the car to Nuwara Eliya. Wander though the trails of British colonial era with buildings ranging from Georgian to Queen Anne, Golf course with 18 holes, the hill club of the English Tea Planters Stay overnight in Nuwara Eliya
Visit Horton Plains and Bakers falls. Return to Nuwara Eliya, and proceed to Ella for the Night. Visit Ravana falls and Sita Amman Kovil on the way.
Horton plains are a hauntingly desolate, windswept plateau set at an elevation of over 2134 meters from the sea level. A world apart from rest of Sri Lanka the plains offer excellent trekking including a circular 9 Km walk to the Worlds end, where the hill plunges dramatically for near 1700 m offering marvelous view of to the South.
Ella the small town has a long history involving Rama and Ravana of the Indian epic Ramayana. It was in Ella where King Ravana held Queen Sita imprisoned until she was rescued by Prince Rama. Every water fall or rock or stream is named after Sita and Ravana. Ella surpasses all other places in sheer spectacular scenic beauty.
Proceed to Yala National Park. Go on safari in Yala National Wild life Sanctuary. Stay the Night in Yala sanctuary.
Yala National Park is the most popular National park among the Locals and the foreign visitors. Yala is famous for small and large herds of elephants, spotted deer, sambur, barking deer, monkey, wild boar, wild buffalo. sloth bear and a wide varieties of bird species endemic and migratory. The majestic Peacock is the most famous of the birds and will captivate the visitor with its mating dance with its colorful plumes spread.
Leave for Galle. Visit the historic Galle fort which is a world heritage site. Wander through the old buildings of the fort with a history dating back to 1587 when the Portuguese took Galle from the Singhalese kings.
Leave for Wadduwa visiting a turtle Hatchery en rout. Stay over night in Wadduwa.
Spend the day in relaxation. Stay Overnight in a star class Beach Resort.
Leave for the Airport for the Departure