heart of sri lanka
Day 01 – Airport – Dambulla
We are happy to welcome you to the Sri Lanka. You will transferred to Dambulla. In the afternoon visit the Dambulla Cave Temple.
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.
Day 02 – Sigiriya – Kandy
Breakfast at the hotel and leave Sigiriya., climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
Sigiriya is home to the 5th Century 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 its triple-moated defense 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.
Afterward proceed to Kandy. En route visit Spice garden in Matale.
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.
Day 03 – Peradeniya – Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden.
Peradeniya Botanical Garden
Preadeniya Botanical Garden 147 acres in extent: started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the King’s of Kandy. There are more than 5000 species of tree and plants. Some and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world. Spice garden and Orchid House are popular with Tourists.
Afterwared leave to Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka s most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka s tea country producing a significant share of the world best tea. Sri Lanka s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Nuwara-Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia.
Day 04 – Kitulgala – Colombo
After breakfast proceed to Colombo via Kitulgala.
This high adrenalin adventure on the white water section of the Kelani river, is suitable or first time rafters and experts alike. During the run, you will experience the thrill of shooting rapids and the euphoria of making it through. The rivers clear water in born in the heart of the peak wilderness reserve and tumbles through a rocky gorge just above Kitulgala. As the river widens, you pass the scenic location used for the film “The Bridge on the River Kwai” which is also a good place to jump for a refreshing swim.