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Day 1 : Arrive Colombo - Kandy
Arrive into Colombo and you will be welcomed and assisted by a representative before you proceed to Kandy. En-route visit Pinnawala Elephant orphanage which shelters more than 70 orphaned elephants and visit Herbal Garden; that is the most venerated object of worship for Buddhists & later witness spectacular dance performances (Cultural show). Overnight in Kandy.
Day 2 : Kandy
After Breakfast, visit Dalada Maligawa, the Sacred Tooth Relic (Dalada) of Lord Buddha that is the most venerated object of worship, later visit Murugan Temple in Kandy. Overnight in Kandy.
Day 3 : Kandy - Nuwara Eliya (2.5 hours)
After breakfast, leave for Nuwara Eliya. En-route visit Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple and later a tea plantation to see the tea pluckers at work and also visit a tea factory to witness the manufacturing process of the finest Ceylon tea. In the afternoon, do a sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya. Set in the heart of tea-country this beautiful town is where the British succeeded in creating an English countryside with homes in styles from Georgian to Queen Anne. Well-kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican church and the famous golf course and beautiful parks give the place an air of nostalgia. Situated 1890 meters above sea level, the air here is cool and fresh. Overnight in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 4 : Nuwara Eliya - Bandarawela
After breakfast, visit Seetha Amman temple, Ashoka Vathika and Huggala Botanical garden. Legend - Sita Amman - The stream that runs from the hill, catered to the needs of Sitadevi during her stay at Ashok Vatika. She is said to have bathed in this stream. About a century ago three idols were discovered in the stream, one of which was that of Sita. It is believed that the idols have been worshipped at this spot for centuries. Now there is temple for Lord Rama, Sitadevi, Luxshmana, and Hanuman by the side of this stream. It is interesting to note that foot prints akin to Lord Hanuman's are found by this river and some are of small size and some are of large size, which tells us of the immense powers of hanuman transforming himself into any size. Legend - Divurumpola - This is the place where Seetha Devi underwent Agni Pariksha (Test). It is a popular place of worship among locals in this area. Dirumpola means "place of oath in Singhala. The legal system permits and accepts the searing done at this temple while settling disputes between parties Visit Ealla (Ravana caves ). King Ravana had kidnapped princess Seetha and had hidden her in the caves behind this waterfall, now simply known as the Ravana Ella Cave. At the time, the cave was surrounded with thick forests in the midst of wilderness. Overnight in Bandarawela.
Day 5 : Bandarawela - Colombo
After breakfast, proceed to Colombo. Legend - Anjaneyar Temple. This is the first Anjaneyar Temple in Sri Lanka and also the only Panchamuga (five faced) Anjaneyar Temple in Sri Lanka. It's the only temple in the world to have a chariot for Ajanyear. The chariot festival is held annually end Dec/ beginning of January. Hanuman's mother is Anjan. Hanuman is known as Anjan + Aiyar = Anjaneyar in South India (Hamuman in North India). Legend - Kelaniya Temple. After King Ravana's death, Vibeeshana was coroneted as King of Lanka by Lakshmana at Kelaniya. There are murals enshrined outside the Buddhist temple depicting the crowning of Vibeeshana. The Kelani River is mentioned in the Valmiki Ramayana and Vibeeshana palace was said to be on the banks of this river. The reason Lakshmana crowned Vibeeshana, was because Rama had to return to India as he had to continue his self-exile of 14 years to honour the commitment to his father, King Dasarath of Ajodhya. There exists a Buddhist temple and shrine for King Vibeeshana. Vibeeshana is considered one of the four guardian deities of Sri Lanka, and temples for Vibeeshana are found throughout Sri Lanka. A painting of Kind Vibeeshana adorns the new Parliament of Sri Lanka. In fact there are no temples dedicated for Ravana, butmany exist for Vibeeshana; this goes to prove that his stand towards dharma and justice made people to revere him as a god in Sri Lanka. King Vibeeshana was considered a fair king, as he supported Rama against his own brother's injustice. Many devotees that visit king Vibeeshana's shrine pray to him asking his intervention to a fair recourse to their problems Overnight in Colombo.
Day 6 : Colombo
After breakfast, proceed for a Colombo City and shopping tour. Colombo is like many capital cities in developing countries. This is fast changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained with several British built colonial buildings, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the BandaranaikeMemorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) - an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People's Republic of China. In the evening, you have time free for shopping; visit House of Fashion, Odel Dress Boutique,Majestic City, Noritake Ceramic ware showroom and local souvenir shops. Overnight in Colombo.
Day 7 : Colombo - Chilaw - Negombo
After breakfast, leave for Chilaw, Muneshwaram and Manawari. Legend - Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Ayodhya in one of King Ravana's Vimanas. He felt he was being followed by Bramahathi Dosham as he killed King Ravan who was a Brahmin. He stopped the vimana at this juncture because he felt at this place the "Bramahathi Dosham" was not following him. He descended from the Vimana and asked god Shiva for a remedy and was asked to install and pray four lingams in Manvari, Thirukoneshvaram, Thiruketheeshwaram and Rameshwaram in India, as the only remedy to get rid of the Dosham. In the late afternoon proceed to Negombo. Overnight in Negombo.
Day 8 : Depart Negombo
After breakfast, you have time free at leisure till it's time to proceed to the airport for your flight back home.
Validity: 01st November 2013 to 30th April 2014
|Hotel Category||Twin||Triple||Single||Child with Bed||Child No Bed|
|3 Star (budget)||420||400||755||210||140|
|Supplements - per person in USD||3 Star||4 Star||5 Star|
|Peak Supplement (from 15th December 2013 to 15th January 2014)||40||100||140|
|Compulsory Xmas Eve Gala Dinner (24th December 2013)||65||100||160|
|Compulsory New Years Eve Gala Dinner (31st December 2013)||65||100||160|
|Lunch Supplement (outside - 5 lunches)||70|
|Dinner Supplement (outside - 5 dinners)||85|
|Entrance Fees: Sigiriya Lions Rock, Dambulla Cave Temple,|
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Kandy Temple,
Cultural show, Royal Botanical Garden-Kandy, Madu River Safari, Turtle Hatchery
|City||3 star (budget)||4 star||5 star|
|Kandy||Swiss Residence||Oak-ray Regency||Mahawelireach|
|Nuwara Eliya||Heaven Seven||Midky||Heritance Tea Factory ( 4 star plus)|
|Bandarawela||Orient Hotel||Orient (3 star)||Orient ( 3 star)|
|Negombo||Rani Beach||Goldi Sands||Jetwing Blue|
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