Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, cheap prices, fun trains, famous tea and flavourful food make Sri Lanka irresistible. Few places have as many Unesco World Heritage Sites (eight) packed into such a small area. Sri Lanka's 2000-plus years of culture can be discovered at ancient sites where legendary temples boast beautiful details even as they shelter in caves or perch on prominent peaks. More recent are evocative colonial fortresses, from Galle to Trincomalee. Across the island, that thing that goes bump in the night might be an elephant heading to a favourite waterhole. Safari tours of Sri Lanka’s pleasantly relaxed national parks encounter leopards, water buffaloes, all manner of birds and a passel of primates.
Arrive at Colombo AirPort. Welcome by our representative at Airport and transfer to Dambulla. En route visit Munneshwaram temple Chilaw. After his victorious battle, Lord Rama left for Ayodhya, in one of King Ravana' s vimana (carriages). He felt he was being followed by Bramhaasthidosham as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin. Legend has it that when he came to this place he felt Bramhaasthidosham was not following him and he stopped the vimana and asked God Shiva for remedy. Lord Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised him to install four lingam there and pray to get rid of the dosham. Since then many Hindu devotees flock to the temple. There after proceed to Manavari Temple. Manavari temple is the first lingam installed and prayed to by Lord Rama and this lingam is also called Ramalinga Shivan.Visit Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, built by King Walagambahu, in the 1st Century B.C. It is a World Heritage Site and the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains 150 images of the Buddha. Stop for photography. Overnight stay at Dambulla
After breakfast, proceed to Kandy. En route, visit university area & amp; the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya. Kandy was the last kingdom of Sri Lanka, and the hill capital .Make a city tour of Kandy. Visit the temple of the tooth relic, upper lake, Gem museum & Kandy Market area. In the evening, witness a cultural dance show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dances including fire dancing. Overnight stay in Kandy
After breakfast, proceed to Nuwara Eliya. En route, visit Ramboda water falls. Nuwara Eliya is known as “Little England”. See the mountains covered with tea bushes and cascading waterfalls. En route visit a tea factory and a plantation to see the tea manufacturing process. Enjoy a freshly brewed cup of “Ceylon Tea”. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
After breakfast, visit the Sri Bhakta Hanuman temple at Ramboda. The image of Lord Hanuman here is 16 feet. visit Gayathri peedam. It is believed to be the place from where King Ravana’s son Meghanath propitiated Lord Shiva with penance and pooja’s and in turn was granted super natural powers by Lord Shiva. Visit the Sitha Amman Kovil. Sitha Amman Kovil is located about 1km away from the Hakgala Botanical Gardens. This temple is believed a mark the spot where Sitha was held captive by her abductor, King Ravana. Afterwards visit the Divurumpola Temple. It is 20 kilometers from Seetha Eliya. Divurumpola means a place if oath. Sitadevi after her liberation from King Ravana underwent a test to prove here chastity by offering herself to fire. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
After breakfast proceed to Colombo. Make a Colombo city tour. Visit Bazaar area, the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal, the historic Dewatagaha Mosque, BMICH, replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independence Square, Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple, Buddhist temple, residential areas where you can find the stately homes of affluent and thereafter, do a shopping tour of Colombo. Visit Odel, House of fashion, etc. Overnight stay in Colombo
After breakfast leave for the airport for your onward flight.
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