Scenic Beauty of Sri Lanka

Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura

Scenic Beauty of Sri Lanka (8 Day Tour)

Day 1 : Airport-Negombo.

Arrive at the airport in Sri Lanka and transfer to the Beach Hotel in Negombo (15 minutes from the airport). Visit a fishing village or spend some time at the beach. Overnight stay in Negombo.

Day 2 : Negombo-Anuradhapura

After breakfast drive to Anuradhapura and visit the ancient capital dating from the 3rd century BC. Attractions include the Huge Dagabas, Ruwanwaliseya, Adaygiri, Jethawanarama Monasteries and Isurumuniya Rock Temple. The scared Bo- tree claims to be the oldest documented tree in the world. See the bronzed palaces, monk’s chapter house, ponds and very well preserved rock cut Buddha statues and sculptures. Overnight stay in Anuradhapura.

Day 3 : Anuradhapura-Polonnaruwa-Sigiriya.

After breakfast proceeds to Polonnaruwa the medieval capital of Sri Lanka. Visit the very well preserved rock cut Buddha statues in Galviharaya, citadel monuments, image houses, huge Dagabas, Hindu temples, beautiful paintings and ancient monasteries. In the afternoon a jeep safari in Kaudulla or Minneriya National Park. Overnight stay in Habarana.

Day 4 : Sigiriya-Kandy.

After breakfast visit the Sigiriya Lion Rock which was built by King Kashapa in the 5th century. These ruins are part of a complex of buildings including the Royal Palace and a fortified town. Also see the famous and very attractive fresco paintings. Return to the hotel. Proceed to the Dabulla Golden Rock Temple which dates back to the 1st century. The cave houses over 150 Buddha Statues and three Sri Lankan Kings and two God and Goddesses’. A large sweeping of color paintings adorns the rock ceiling. Then proceed to Kandy and on the way visit the huge Mathale Hindu Temple. Overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 5 : Kandy-Pinnawala-Kandy.

After breakfast proceed to Pinnawala elephant orphanage for bottle feeding of the baby elephants followed by the elephants bathing. On the way to Kandy visit the popular Peradeniya Botanical Garden where there are more than 4,000 species of exotic and indigenous plants used for medicinal and decorative purposes. In the evening explore Kandy city which has been a centre of the Buddhist faith for a long time. Visit the stunning 17th-century Temple of the Tooth after that see the culture dance show. Overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 6 : Kandy-Nuwara Eliya.

After breakfast travel to the Hill Country in the heart of Sri Lanka where the finest tea is grown. Stop at Rush Waterfall. See the tea plantations and visit an historic tea factory. Many of the buildings are all are in the Colonial British style. Overnight stay in Nuwara Ella.

Day 7 : Nuwara Eliya-Kithulgala.

After breakfast proceed to Kitulgala passing the Rush Waterfall flowing through the green tea estates. You can go white water rafting at Kitulgala in the Kalani River. These surroundings will make you feel enchanted and provide a memorable experience for water sport enthusiasts. Overnight stay in Kithulgala.

Day 8 : Kitulgala-Airport.

Drive to airport to meet your flight.