01DAY, AIRPORT –PINNAWALA- KANDY
Arrival at Bandaranayaka International airport ,Thereafter they will be introduced to the local tour guide who will be accompanying them around the Island.
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded, the orphanage has grown to be a big family today. The number of elephants has increased to more than 40 now, including baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as the babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. A unique experience never to be missed. (App 01 ½ hours spend)
Afternoon city tour of Kandy.
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. Evening visit The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relics and Cultural dance performance(Approx 01 – 1 ½ hrs spend in Temple)
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan 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. (Approx 01hour)
overnight stay at Kandy
Day 03, NUWARA ELIYA -COLOMBO
After breakfast leave for Colombo
City tour in Colombo(App 01hrs) Colombo -a 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. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and Independence Square.
Overnight stay at,Colombo
02DAY, KANDY-NUWARA ELIYA
After breakfast Pick up at 0730hrs and visit Royal Botanical Gardens in Peredeniya (Approx 20 mts from the Hotel)
Royal Botanical Gardens - 147 acres in extent: started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the King’s of Kandy. There are more than 5000 species of tree and plants. Some and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world. Spice garden and Orchid House are popular with Tourists. (Approx 01hour)
Thereafter proceed to Nuwara Eliya en rote visiting Tea Factory & Plantation en route,
Nuwara Eliya - The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night.
All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence. Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions.
Overnight stay at Nuwara eliya.
Transfer to airport to connect the departure flight. -