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Culture & Beauty Tour -9N/10D

Sri Lanka

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About Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an island country in South Asia located in the Indian Ocean. It is separated from India by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. Sri Lanka is known for its aromatic tea plantations, natural beauty, animal population, unique beaches, and spiritual essence.


Day 1: Arrival At Colombo & Transfer to Dambulla

After arrival in Sri Lanka, our representative will welcome you and take you to Dambulla

On your route you will Visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.

The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage was established in 1975 to care for orphaned and injured elephants. It is located around 55 miles from Colombo on the Colombo-Kandy Road. The number of elephants has already risen to almost 65, including the 23 baby elephants born as a consequence of the captive breeding effort in addition to Baby Elephants transported from various locations. The best times to go are during feeding times, which are from 0930 to 1000 and 1330 to 1400, and bathing times, which are from 1000 to 1230 and 1400 to 1600, when all the elephants are carried to the nearby river.

You will be then taken to your accommodation where you can freshen up yourselves.

Then you will be taken to the Dambulla Cave Temple

In Sri Lanka, the Dambulla Cave Temple, sometimes referred to as the Golden Temple of Dambulla, is a World Heritage Site that was established in 1991 and is located in the country's center. This location is 148 kilometers east of Colombo and 72 kilometers north of Kandy. It is Sri Lanka's largest and best-preserved cave temple complex. The rock soars 160 meters above the nearby plains. In the neighborhood, there are more than 80 well-known caves. These sculptures and artworks depict the life of Lord Buddha. In total, there are 4 statues of gods and goddesses, 3 statues of Sri Lankan rulers, and 153 statues of Buddha.

You will have the rest of the evening to yourself. You can get some rest in your cozy room.

Day 2: Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Transfer to Pasikudha

After having a lovely breakfast, you will be taken to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress

The "Fortress in the Sky" built in the fifth century, Sigiriya Rock Fortress is a "UNESCO World Heritage Site" and is arguably the most incredible natural wonder on the island. Because of the enormous lion that once stood atop the 600-foot-high rock above the Palace's entrance, it is also known as Lion Rock. The Royal Palace's foundations, water tanks for all other buildings, and guardhouses along the boundaries are all located on its peak. The only surviving example of an old Sinhala secular artwork can be found on one of the stairways, where there are frescoes of 21 life-size damsels who are still radiant in their original colors.

You will be then taken to your next destination Pasikudha. You have the rest of the day at leisure in the hotel. You can experience a lovely sleep in the hotel.

Day 3: Thiru Koneshwaram Temple & Hot Water Spring

After having a lovely breakfast in the hotel, you will be taken to Tincomalee.

Visit the Thiru Koneshwaram Temple & Hot Water Spring (about a 272-kilometer, seven-hour drive).

The sage Agasthyar constructed Thiru Koneshwaram in accordance with the instructions of Lord Shiva after being moved by King Ravana's devotion. This location is special because the Lord built a temple for a devotee as payment for his devotion. On his return, Lord Rama prayed as well to free himself of the Brahmaasthi Dosham.

Then you will be taken to Pasikudha where you will spend the night

Day 4: Pasikudha to Arugambey

After having a lavish breakfast, you will be taken to Arugambey. Upon arrival you will be taken to your accommodation.

You have this day at your leisure. You can roam around and soak in the beauty of nature. After having a fun day, return back to your hotel for a pleasant sleep.

Day 5: Arugambey to Ella

After having a lovely breakfast at the hotel, get ready to go to Ella. On arrival check in at the hotel and get some rest. You have the evening at your leisure.

After a delightful dinner, your overnight stay will be at Ella.

Day 6: Nine Arch Bridge & Ravana Waterfall

After having breakfast in the hotel, visit the Nine Arch bridge and Ravana Waterfall.

The thirty-meter-high Demodara Nine Arch Bridge is one of the attractions in the mountain resort of Ella. You may reach a stunning piece of architecture that is concealed between verdant green tea plantations with a short 30-minute stroll through the bush. Walking on the bridge is permitted and one of the things you simply must do when visiting Sri Lanka.

Overnight stay at Ella

Day 7: Day Excursion & Transfer To Kandy

Your day will start will a fulfilling breakfast at the hotel

After having a delectable breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken to Nuwara Eliya for sightseeing.

The 'Little England' of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya, is surrounded by breathtaking mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and tea plantations. Although the temperature does drop at night, it is actually just like an English spring day in what is meant to be one of the island's cooler locations.

You may detect signs of the British influence all across Nuwara Eliya, such as mansions in the Queen Ann style or country cottages. The town's central Victoria Park is a beautiful location for a stroll or a picnic. While there may not be seasons elsewhere in Sri Lanka, you can tell when they are here by the flowers, which bloom from March to May and from August to September. These are the "seasons" when residents of low-lying areas travel to Nuwara Eliya to escape the heat and humidity.

On this trip you will visit Sita Amman Temple.

Later you will be taken to Kandy where you will be taken to the tooth relic temple.

The hill capital is Kandy. the location of the yearly Perahera. The British finally took control of the Sinhala Kings' final bastion in 1815. The influence of Buddhism in modern-day Sri Lanka is evident in Kandy. There are numerous monasteries and temples that maintain Buddhist traditions.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - Ever since the Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka in the 4th century A.D. and concealed from impure hands in the hair of an Orissan princess, the Relic has gained fame and sanctity both in Sri Lanka and across the Buddhist world. It is regarded as Sri Lanka's most valuable asset.

You will spend the night in Kandy for a pleasant sleep.

Day 8: Visit Royal Botanical Gardens & Transfer to Bentota

After having breakfast get ready for today's excursions.

The 147-acre Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya were established in 1374 as a recreation area for the Kings of Gampola and Kandy. More than 5,000 different types of trees, shrubs, and creepers exist. The gardens contain some rare and indigenous plant species as well as tropical world flora. Popular tourist attractions include Spice Garden and Orchid House. The grounds are adorned by 5 Palm Avenues, the oldest and tallest of which, the Royal Palm Avenue, was established in 1905. One of these palms is the Double Coconuts from Seashells Island, which has the largest seed of any plant in the world. You will also visit the gem and lapidary museum in Kandy. Afterwards proceed to Bentota. You will have the remaining day at your leisure.

After having a day full of excursions, you can stay overnight in Bentota.

Day 9: Whale Watching & Visit to Galle

After having a tummy full breakfast, you will be taken for whale watching early in the morning. Then you will be taken to Galle for the evening sightseeing.

Galle is the city with the most intriguing history in Sri Lanka. Up until around 100 years ago, it was a significant port; now, shipping and sailing boats are being handled in the natural harbor. Wander around the harbor and lighthouse or go to the old town to view the traditional woodcarvers and lace makers and buy some of the best trinkets.

Galle, the Dutch Fort The largest city on the South Coast is Galle, which is surrounded by a gigantic Portuguese and Dutch Fort that is a "World Heritage Site" and is the oldest monument in the area. The city, nevertheless, might be considerably older. Some academics think it's the "Tarshish" of the Old Testament, where Jonah hid from the Lord and where King Solomon dispatched his trading ships.

The Portuguese founders of the 90-acre Galle Fort are no longer visible. In 1663, the Dutch built a massive rampart over the Portuguese northern wall. They constructed a second, taller wall inside of it. The central bastion of the Fort was joined to the two sea-facing half bastions by a covered passageway that ran between the two walls. A sophisticated drainage system was also put in place by the Dutch, replete with underground sewers lined with brick that were cleansed twice daily by the high and low tides. The harbor served as the fort's original entrance. It is still standing, bearing the Dutch V.O.C.'s coat of arms with a rooster crest on the inner side of the Fort and the British Coat of Arms on the front.

You will spend the night in Bentota

Day 10: Departure From Bentota

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Colombo airport to board the flight for your hometown after a memorable tour.