Tours

5 Days Sri Lankan Delight

DAY 1: KUALA LUMPUR – COLOMBO AIRPORT – KANDY
Arrive in Sri Lanka at 0715hrs, Clients will be met with our representative of and transferred to Kandy. En route visit a *Spice Garden in Mawanella to see the different spices, which Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed. On arrival city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Arts & Crafts Centre, Gem Museum & Royal Botanical Gardens.

*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.

*Royal Botanical Gardens – 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 endemics as well as flora from the tropical world. Spice garden and Orchid House are popular with Tourists.
Late afternoon visit *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.
Evening witness a cultural show featuring various dance types of Sri Lanka.

DAY 2: KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA
After breakfast proceed to *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.
Afternoon visit *Seetha Eliya Kovil – 7kms on the Nuwara Eliya – Bandarawela road, bordering the Hakkgala Strict Nature Reserve is the area called Seetha Eliya, where a quaint little devala is found by the side of the road at a slightly lower elevation by a stream.

DAY 3: NUWARA ELIYA – COLOMBO
After breakfast proceed to Colombo and on arrival commence city tour of *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 Goldsmith’s 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. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and Independence Square.
Afternoon shopping in Colombo – visit Mlesna exquisite tea boutique, cashew nut shop, ready made garments and all sorts at Majestic City. Visit the Lanka Ceramics Centre, a place where you can buy “NORITAKE SET” or other ceramic items, visit the ‘ODEL SHOP’. Visit ’BAREFOOT’, ’HOUSE OF FASHION’ and ‘BEVERLY HILLS’.

DAY 4: COLOMBO – NEGOMBO
After breakfast free for any last minute shopping. Late morning transferred to Negombo and relax on the beach.

DAY 5: NEGOMBO – AIRPORT – KUALA LUMPUR
Packed breakfast transferred to the airport for the flight back home

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