¶۞¶۞¶۞¶ GLAMOUR 8 (7 NIGHTS/ 8 DAYS ) ¶۞¶۞¶۞¶

COLOMBO

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DAY 1


On arrival you will meet our tour representative and warmly Welcome you at Colombo International Airport and transfer to Colombo Afternoon Visit at Colombo 

Dinner and Overnight stay at a star class hotel. 

COLOMBO

Last capital city 18 century AD

The Port of Colombo (known as Port of Kolomtota during the early 14th Century kotte kingd Sri Lanka as well as in  south asia Located in Colombo on the southwestern shores on the Kelani river , it serves as an important terminal in Asia

Due to its large harbor and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes  Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. It was made the capital of the island when Sri Lanka 

Colombo city Like many capital cities in developing countries, Colombo is changing at a fast pace, however its old world charm has been retained and can still be found, like the 100 year old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings. Also to be found are the old parliament buildings, together with Hindu and Buddhist temples as well as the affluent residential areas where you will find stately homes and the Bandaranayake Memorial Conference Hall, an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People's Republic of China.


Dinner and Overnight stay at a star class hotel in Colombo

PINNAWELA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE

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DAY 2


After breakfast proceed to pinnawala

Pinnawela elephant orphanage, which is home for about 75 elephants. Many of the elephants are babies which were found abandoned in the wild and are now cared for by the wildlife authorities. The best time to visit is during the feeding times when you may have the opportunity of seeing the baby elephants bottled fed. Following the feeding, accompany the elephants down to the river and watch them having their daily bath. After the seing the orphanage we proceed to kandy.

The evening visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic is truly breathtaking, followed by a visit to the famous Kandy cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan Kandyan Dancing . 


Dinner and Overnight stay at a star class hotel at Kandy

KANDY

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DAY 3


After breakfast we visit kandy city.

History 16 century A.D, and 18 century A.D

Kandy, which is a world heritage site, was the last ancient capital of the Sri Lankan Kings and its name brought up visions of splendour and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions of folklores are still lovingly kept alive. You will be driven around the lake at Kandy, built by the last Sinhala King, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. 

BOTANICAL GARDEN -Peradeniya

The history of the Royal Botanic Gardens dates as far back as 1371 when King Wickramabahu III ascended the throne and kept court at Peradeniya near Mahaweli Ganga. Later, in the reign of King Kirti Sri Rajasinghe from 1747 to 1780 this was made a Royal Garden and from 1780 – 1798 King Rajadhi Rajasinghe resided therein, where a temporary residence was erected for him.

A vihare and dagoba were built in the reign of King Wimala Dharma which was improved by King Rajadhi Rajasinghe. 67 acres were belongs to Royal garden. 

The vihare and dagoba were destroyed by the English when they occupied Kandy. The famous historical battle of Gannoruwa between Rajasinghe II and the Portuguese was fought on the Northern side of the river. A priest resided here till the Gardens were formed by Mr. Alexandar Moon in 1821 six years after the final conquest of the Kandyan Kingdom.

During British periods extended into 147 acres, species under cultivation over 4000, total plants cultivated around 10000 trees .out of this 87.5%, belongs to local indigenous plants. 

 

In 1810 under the advice of Sir Joseph Banks a garden named Kew was opened in Slave Island and Mr. William Kerr was appointed as its Superintendent. In 1813 the garden was moved to Kalutara for the reception of economic plants which could be 

cultivated there on a larger scale than was possible at Slave Island. Kerr died in 1814 and under the rule of his successor Mr. Alexander Moon this Garden was finally moved to Peradeniya in 1821 as it was found to be favorable and better adapted for the proposed Botanic establishment. The transfer of exotics from the Kalutara Garden was made by successive Superintendents at least up to 1843.

And we continue the journey to Nuwara Eliya.


Dinner and Overnight stay at a star class hotel Nuwaraeliya

NUWARAELIYA

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 DAY 4


After breakfast proceed to the Nuwaraeliya city Journey

To Nuwara Eliya, is the heart of the hill country. The Central Highlands of Sri Lanka offer a salubrious cool climate. The mountain slopes are covered with acres and acres of tea with its fragrant aroma mingling with the fresh air. Nestled among the mist covered central hills in a cool basin Nuwara Eliya, the hill resort, resemble a little English village. Road leading to this hill station winds through miles and miles of 'green carpet' of tea bushes where tea pluckers are seen busily picking the 'bud and two leaves' that go to form the most popular brew in the world, the 'Ceylon Tea'. 

Waterfalls:   Ramboda Falls and Baker's Falls are the main eye-catching water falls in Sri Lanka. The geographical  formation of the Island with the central highland sloping down to the coastal  plains has resulted in several rivers and streams in  the hill country.  Starting from the central  region, flowing down the hilly slopes in a radial pattern they create beautiful  waterfalls in several places. 

HORTON PLAINS

Horton plains is well recognized for its rich biodiversity, its flora given to a high level of endemism. Traditionally Mahaeliya in Sinhala, it was rechristned as Horton Plains after Sir Robert Horton, Sri Lanka's British Governor in 1831-37. it was gazetted as a Nature Reserve in 1969 and was upgraded as a National Park in 1988 because of its unique watershed and biodiversity values. Leopard, Bearmonkey ( Trachypithecus vetulus monticola), Barking deer, Giant squirrel, Fishing cat, Wild boar.

The  total extent of the Horton Plains is 3159.8 hectares. Formed as an amphitheatre of beautiful mountains and grassland, Horton Plains is a highlight in the central hill country. At 2359 meters, Totupolakanda  in the northern part of the park is the third tallest  mountain of  Sri Lanka. To its west Kirigalpotte rises to 2393 meters to be the second tallest. Horton Plains cradels Belihul  Oya, Bagawanthala Oya and Agara Oya which are the source streams for the country's major rivers viz Walawe, Kelani and  Mahaweli. The latitudinal range of the park is 2100-2300 meters.

After visiting the HORTON PLAINS and sight seings we proceed to Yala Via visiting Ella area and Ravana Water falls.


Dinner and Overnight stay at a star class hotel near YALA

YALA NATIONAL PARK / WALIGAMA

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DAY 5

  

After Breakfast we visit YALA NATIONAL PARK .

The Yala West (Ruhuna) Ntional park includes a strictly protected natural reserve and a national park, which together form a total area of 126,786 acres preserved. This park is divided into five blocks, Quail of the most visited and one block (14,101 hectares), also known as Yala West (originally a reserve of flora and fauna in 1938.) 

This game park has one of the highest densities of leopards. You may have the opportunity to spotted Deer, elephants, crocodiles, sloth bears and mongoose the Yala, Udawalawe and other 11 National Parks such as Wilpattu, Wasgamuwa, Kaudulla and Bundala are home to 92 species of mammals 14 of which are endemic to the island. Pride of place goes to the majestic elephant and other exotic species which include the leopard, sloth bear, sambhur, spotted deer, mouse deer, wild boar, porcupine, ant eater, civet cat, jackal, giant squirrel, and a variety of monkeys including the endemic macaque, purple faced leaf monkey, grey langur and the shaggy bear monkey. Also 427 recorded birds species make Sri Lanka an Ornithologist's paradise. Not forgetting 242 species of breathtaking butterflies, exotic and varied Flora and the mesmerizing Minneriya Tank and National Park. The 3rd century B.C. King Devanampiyatissa established the world's first Fauna and Flora sanctuary at Mihintale.

After completing the day at YALA NATIONAL PARK we proceed to Waligama and we are going to relax at th beautifu beach with dinner.


Dinner and Overnight stay at a star class hotel at Waligama

MIRISSA

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 DAY 6


After breakfast we proceed to Mirissa and Visit Whale watching. Here we use Boats to go through the sea and see whales. At the end of the whale watching tour we get back to the hotel to have leisure time at the beautiful beach side.


Dinner and Overnight stay at a star class hotel at waligama

GALLE

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DAY 7

  

After breakfast we are going to have some more time with the beach and we proceed to the Galle Fort at the day time. 

GALLE

History 12 and 16 century A.D

Galle fortress is very famous in the world 16th century Portuguese, Gall was a port in pre- Christian times but gained in importance after the 12th century. By 14 century it was the most important port on the south western and southern coasts of Sri Lanka. Galle is one of the heritage sites in Sri Lanka.

Its center and surrounded by the strong Dutch -- Portuguese, the oldest building of the city. Galle But the more ancient and some scholars believe that both " Tarshish''of the Old Testament, where King Solomon sent his boats and where Jonah refuge.
 

The geographical position of Galle, the main routes world, rendered certainly for many centuries a important stopover between the Middle East and the 'East transforming it into a shopping center with a people rich and internationally.

 

According to James Emerson Tennent, Galle was the ancient seaport of Tarshish, from which King Solomon drew ivory, peacocks and other valuables. Certainly, cinnamon was exported from Sri Lanka as early as 1400 BC and the root of the word itself is Hebrew, so Galle may have been the main entrepot for the spice. So Galle is one of oldest harbor in Sri Lanka.


At the eveing we get back to Colombo and going to stay at A star class hotel in colombo

TOUR END

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DAY 8


According to your flight time we departure to the flight.