Country : Srilanka

Itinerary : 06 DAYS 05 NIGHTS Exotic Srilanka

DAY 1 :– Chennai -Colombo Colombo – Kandy, 116 Kms

07.00 AM: Report to Chennai International Airport. Screen your check-in baggage and proceed to Srilanka Airlines Counter. Check-in your baggage and collect your boarding pass. Complete Immigration,customs and security check formalities and relax at the departure lounge until departure.

Depart to Srilanka by Srilankan Airlines Flight
Arrive to the Bandaranayike International Airport , Colombo .

Complete the Immigrations and Customs Formalities and Collect the Luggage . You are met with traditional Sri Lankan hospitality outside the arrival hall at the airport, and then transported in your own private air-conditioned vehicle by our courteous English speaking Chauffeur-guide to the fascinating Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, where baby elephants are cared for by man. Then, a visit to an aromatic Spice Garden, to learn about this important industry in Sri Lanka, and to perhaps sample some authentic Sri Lankan spices, where they are grown! Finally, you arrive at Kandy, the ancient capital of Sri Lanka, and home to the kings of old. Here, you will check in at your luxury hotel on the mountains overlooking the city, with breath taking views of the Kandy valley! The rest of the day is free, and in the evening, you will visit the beautiful Dalada Maligawa, "the Temple Of The Sacred Tooth Relic Of Lord Buddha", following which, you will really enjoy a Cultural Dance Program. Overnight at the Hotel Topaz, Kandy

DAY 2 :– Kandy – Nuwara Eliya ,77 Kms

After breakfast, you will enjoy a City Tour of Kandy, which includes the Upper & Lower Lake Drives, a Gem Museum, the famous Kandy Market, some intricately carved Hindu Temples, and some awe-inspiring Buddha Statues, amongst other very interesting sights. Then, a leisurely visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Perideniya, where you can view many exotic flowers and plants. Then, a breathtakingly scenic winding drive around the hills and mountains of Sri Lanka, viewing endless green tea plantations and spectacular waterfalls, brings you to Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka's "Little England" where time seems to have stood still since the days of the British occupation. On the way to Nuwara Eliya you will visit a typical Tea Factory & enjoy a freshly

brewed cup of tea. Here in Nuwara Eliya, you can enjoy the wonderful cool climate, and wonderful scenery of the mountains of Sri Lanka!

Overnight at the Galway Forest Lodge , Nuwara Eliya


Free day to enjoy the wonderful hill station in Sri Lanka. Located over 6,800 feet above sea level, Nuwara Eliya is the heart of Sri Lankan hill country. It is the home of the famous Ceylon Tea and the rolling mountains are a carpet of velvety green tea plantations, interspersed with gushing streams and tumbling waterfalls. The salubrious climate, misty glens and the decidedly British character make Nuwara Eliya a must on any Sri Lankan travel itinerary. Sri Lanka's highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 ft) is also located with in the Nuwara Eliya city limits. Nuwara Eliya is the location for one of the finest 18 hole Golf Courses in Asia.

Proceed to the City Tour Of Nuwara Eliya including visit to Tea Factory,Tea Plantation.

Later visit Sitha Eliya and Sitha Amman Kovil/temple [only of it’s kind in the world

Sita Amman Temple is located about 1km away from the Hakgala Gardens. According to legend the temple is believed to mark the spot where Sita, was held captive by her abductor, King Ravana. Though an average visitor might feel that the location and its surrounded green land has nothing much to offer, archeologists have discovered giant foot steps – believed to be of “Hanuman” and more ruins to look around. This temple/kovil is dedicated to “Seetha” the captive princess for her love, believe, faith, determination, honesty and loyalty towards Prince “Rama”. A believer, can still hear the silent mourns of Prince Seetha with a closer eavesdrop to the free flow of the water stream which flows next to the temple. The crystal water stream which flows next to the temple is believed to be where ‘Sitha’ bathe. Still worshippers do believe that the water at one point of the stream is ‘taste-less’ where prince ‘Sitha’ had cursed ‘Demon King Ravana’ on her captivity. The epic continue with an undiscovered tale of an underground tunnel network even below water levels in this area.
There is also a shrine to worship lord Hanuman with in the kovil. Hakgala Gardens
The Hakgala Botanical Gardens situated at the base of the Hakgala Peak south of Nuwara Eliya. Established in 1860, the garden is famous for its roses, ferns, the orchid house and the summerhouse. The rock of Hakgala rises 450 m above the gardens. The ‘Rama-Sitha’ epic also raises very concrete evidence that “Sitha” while in Ravana’s” custody has often used this garden to spend most of her leisure time while longing for her husband and home. “Hanuman” the official spy of the king Rama had also seen Seetha for the first time in this garden area.
Rest of the day is free on your own.
Overnight at the Galway Forest Lodge , Nuwara Eliya

DAY 4 :– Nuwara Eliya – Beruwala, /Bentota 244 Kms

After breakfast, another wonderful drive down the mountains brings you to Kitulgala, where the classic movie "Bridge on the River Kwai" was filmed, over the raging river. Here, if you wish, you could try some thrilling White Water Rafting, or simply enjoy the scenery over a cup of tea or lunch. Then, another drive down the hills brings you to the beautiful Bentota Beach, which is a favourite beach resort area in Sri Lanka, with ample water sports and activities available all around. Rest of the day is free for you to relax, enjoy some water sports, or simply explore this wonderful beach resort in Sri Lanka!

Overnight at the Taprospa Beach Resorts. Beruwela

DAY 5 :– Bentota

After breakfast, why not participate in some of the fun activities that your hotel has planned for today, or relax on the beach, go boating, or perhaps a leisurely cruise up the river, viewing the exotic flora and fauna that Sri Lanka has to offer. Day free for your own Sea Sports/ Sea side activities .

Or Proceed to the day excursion to Galle enroute visit Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project A non profitable organization to conserve the Sea Turtles.

This little place gathers turtle eggs and place them in their premise for the eggs to hatch. After the little turtles have hatched, they will then be safely released to the ocean.

Normally, they will have several species of turtles on display and visitors are encouraged to pet and hold the turtles. Even the hatchlings, which is quite fun for the kids.

Optional Tour : Proceed to the day excursion to Galle enroute Later visit Galle Fort . UNESCO declared World Heritage Site the magnificent Dutch fort is the most popular attraction of the town. 300 year old Dutch atmosphere is still very much alive around the fort and amidst its many historical buildings.
Overnight at the Taprospa Beach Resorts , Beruwela.

DAY 6 :– - 01st July 2010 Beruwela –Colombo, 64 Kms

After breakfast, another short scenic drive up the west coast of Sri Lanka brings you to Colombo City, where you can enjoy a City Tour that includes important residential and commercial districts, shopping centres, museums, parks, and also viewing various Buddhist and Hindu Temples where elaborate and beautiful carvings add to the mystical ambience of being in this exotic land. Here, you can also take advantage of the very cheap shopping, because in Colombo you can buy top quality fashions and also jewelry for only one fifth of the price in foreign countries! Today, you bid goodbye to beautiful & exotic Sri Lanka, and its wonderful people, scenery, and mystical ambience, because today you will be transported to the airport just in time to board your flight back to home.

16.40 Hrs : Arrive at the Airport . Screen your check-in baggage and proceed to Srilanka Airlines Counter. Check-in your baggage and collect your boarding pass. Complete Immigration,customs and security check formalities and relax at the departure lounge until departure.

18.40 Hrs : Depart to Chennai by Srilankan Airlines

20.05 Hrs : Arrive to the Chennai Airport