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Day 1 : Negombo
Negombo is a modest beach town located close to Bandaranaike International Airport. With a stash of decent hotels and restaurants to suit all pockets, a friendly local community, an interesting old quarter and a reasonable (though polluted) beach, Negombo is a much easier place to get your Sri Lankan feet than Colombo.
Day 2 : Sigiriya - Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage - is situated northwest of the town of Kegalle, halfway between Colombo and Kandy. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka wildlife department in a 100,000 square meter coconut property near the Maha Oya river. The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to the many orphaned Elephants found in the wild.
Then proceed to your hotel in Sigiriya.
Sgiriya (or Lion Rock) is the center point of Sri Lanka’s rich culture and history. A spectacular Rock Fortress it is one of Sri Lanka’s major attractions and for certain the most famous. It was once discussed as being the 8th Wonder of the World with its science baffling Water Gardens, the Frescoes of beautiful maidens, the Mirror Wall with ancient graffiti, the Lion platform and the Summit of 1.6 hectares, which was completely covered by buildings during the period of Sigiriya’s glory. Built by King Kashyapa (477-495 A.D), the “Lion Rock” is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200m from the scrub jungle.
Day 3 : Dambulla - Polonnaruwa - Minneriya National Park
Dambulla Cave Temples – Located in the north central province is another UNESCO World Heritage site which dates back to the 01st century BC. An amazing complex of 05 caves, first used as a refuge by an overthrown King who on regaining his throne, commissioned magnificent carved images on rock. The caves now contain over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is a colossal figure spanning 15 meters. Cave inscriptions and paintings from 2nd Century BC provide for the perfect location to view the evolution of ancient Sri Lankan culture and art through an amalgamation of the material from many eras.
proceed to Polonnaruwa witness the royal ancient cities of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa
MINNERIYA - Located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa, the 8,890 hectares of Minneriya National Park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to favorites such as sambar deer, leopard and elephant. The central feature of the park is the ancient tank (built in 3rd century AD by King Mahasena) which now provides an incredible place to observe the elephants who come to bathe and graze, as well as flocks of cormorants and painted stork that come to fish in the shallow waters.
Day 4 : Kandy - Kandy Temple - Peradeniya Botanical Garden
Kandy - A World Heritage city and the second largest Sri Lanka set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, A World Heritage city and the second largest Sri Lanka set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and bio diverse rainforest. Traditions and culture remain undisturbed by European influence in the colonial era. The Royal Palace, now known as the "The Temple of the Tooth Relic" (of Lord Buddha), situated right beside the city’s beautiful centerpiece lake. Some days the skies seem perpetually bruised, with stubborn mist clinging to the hills surrounding. Delicate hill-country breezes impel the mist to gently part, revealing Kandy’s improbable forested halo.
Kandy is also home to one of the largest botanical gardens in South East Asia. The Gardens dates back to the 14th century and boasts over 4000 species of plants and many trees with significant histories. Visitors from the UK will be particularly interested in the Cannonball Tree planted by King George V. The tree is bent with its fruits, which resemble cannonballs hence the name.
Day 5 : Nuwara Eliya - Tea Factory
Nuwara Eliya, the emerald city of Sri Lanka, often referred as "Little England" for its cool climate and colonial style architecture)
While most British visitors struggle to recognize modern England in Nuwara Eliya, the toy-town ambience does have a rose-tinted English country village feel to it, though it comes with a disorienting surrealist edge. In earlier times, Nuwara Eliya (meaning ‘City of Light’) was the favoured cool-climate escape for the hard-working and hard-drinking English and Scottish pioneers of Sri Lanka’s tea industry. With its breath taking landscape at approx 1,868 m (6,128 ft) above sea level it enables the plantations to produce the finest tea in the world.
Day 6 : Yala
Yala National Park - situated 309 km south of Colombo and approximately 1,259 sq km in extent Yala is located in the south eastern corner of the island. Its northern boundaries border on the Lahugala Elephant Sanctuary and it has the added bonus of a scenic ocean frontage. The terrain is varied flat plains alternating with rocky outcrops. The vegetation ranges from open parkland to dense jungle. Yala is famous for its large number of Elephant, as well as Leopard, Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Crocodiles, Mongoose, Wild Boar, Wild Buff alo, and many other animals. Water holes, small lakes, lagoons and streams provide water for the animals and birds.
Day 7 : Bentota - Galle Fort - Turtle Hatchery
Bentota is a popular stretch of beach resorts offering excellent sun sea and sand to enjoy your dream vacation. Bentota has plenty to offer apart from pure leisure. It is a recognized area for scuba divining, snorkeling and many water-based sports.
Day 8 : Bentota - Madu River
Boat cruise on Madu River Wetland Return to the hotel for for a scrumptious breakfast and proceed to your beach stay.
Day 9 : Colombo - City Tour - shopping
Colombo - the official political and trade capital of Sri Lanka. All the famous shopping arcades are in and around the city, which allows one to have a tantalizing experience in Colombo as it has something to offer every visitor. As a hub of many ethnicities with people from all creeds working together, Colombo is indeed cosmopolitan.
Things to do:
City tour of Colombo
Day 10 : Drop to nearest air port.
Drop to nearest air port.
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