DAY 01: MUMBAI – COLOMBO – KANDY
Assemble Mumbai International Airport. Arrive at Colombo. After complete emigration process Proceed for breakfast. After breakfast transfer to Kandy. En route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – Started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the Wounded, the orphanage has grown to be a big family today. A unique experience never to be Missed. Check in to hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel. (B, L, D)
DAY 02: KANDY (120 KM 4 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square and the Temple of The Sacred Tooth Relic. 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, Peradeniya, Sixty Seven hectares of exquisite beauty and botanical treasurers containing more than 4000 species, this is haven not only for Scientists but to every nature lover as well. Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic – ever the since 4 Century A.D, when the Buddha’s Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orison 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 view a cultural show featuring various dance types of Sri Lanka. Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.(B, L, D)
DAY 03: KANDY – NUWARAELIYA (100 KM 2HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast transfer to Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya, the “city of lights,” is the highest town in Sri Lanka and that means a break from the oppressive heat and humidity that surrounds the rest of the country. Situated at around 2000m above sea level and surrounded by lush tea plantations. Nuwara Eliya is the main hill resort of Sri Lanka and the heart of the tea industry. This city with an Elevation of 6200 meters is the highest in Sri Lanka. Once a pleasure retreats of the European Planters the town is still very much an English town with many English style bungalows and buildings. Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel. (B, L, D)
DAY 04: NUWARAELIYA – BENTOTA (240 KM 6 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast transfer to Bentota. En route lunch hotel check in. After Check in enjoy the beach at the hotel and rest. Free time at leisure. Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel. (B, L, D)
DAY 05: BENTOTA
After breakfast proceed to Turtle Hatchery. Dudley Perera’s project – KOSGODA TURTLE HATCHERY has been underway since 1988. The main aim of the project is to monitor local sea turtle activity and conserve the local nesting sites. We aim to make the public more aware of how endangered these beautiful creatures are and just how important it is to help protect them before it is too late. One of the most important activities of the project is its hatchery. Within the sanctuary of the project, collected and rescued eggs can hatch safely away from predators before being released into the sea. In addition, a certain number from each hatching are kept back for a short period for ‘headstarting’ before release. The hatchery program is designed to maximise the number of hatchlings reaching the sea and surviving through the critical stages of their early life. Lunch at Indian restaurant.
Enjoy Madu river boat ride. Take a magical speed-boat ride down the beautiful Madu River, a wetland estuary spreading over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares is covered with water and inhabited with 64 islands. The boat ride is a wonderful way to take a closer look at this complex wetland ecosystem; a world heritage site protected by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands being one of the last wetlands in Sri Lanka to contain a pristine mangrove forest. Journey past massive mangrove forests, glide under the canopy of the forest tunnels as they curve playfully towards the watercourse. Take in the unique biodiversity of the Madu River and its surrounding islands that boasts of hundreds of birds, plants, fish and animals. Enjoy Watersports at Bentota beach today. Jet Ski, Banana Boat ride and Tube Ride included in the package. Overnight stay and dinner at Hotel. (B, L, D)
DAY 06: BENTOTA-COLOMBO
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and transfer to Colombo. 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. The historic Dawatagaha Mosque and the former Eye Hospital are two buildings in Cinnamon Gardens worth looking at. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independence Square.
Lunch at Indian restaurant & than free time for shopping. After shopping, drop at restaurant for early dinner.
Drop to the Airport for flight back to Mumbai. (B, L,D)
It’s time to say good bye to everyone except your memories. We hope you are fulfilled with lots of happy memories.