Sri Lanka is a wonder to behold, building its existence with a spectacular trail of more than 2550 years of continuous written history. The nation next to home, with strong signs of Indian roots, contains a whole chain of ancient history written along the same lines as India. This country's beauty and its people are going to leave you breathless. Sri Lanka is known to be entirely rich in geography, blessed with diverse beaches, plains and rainforests that will make your stay unforgettable and exciting.
Explore the best of Sri Lanka Tour takes travelers through some of interesting attractions such as Dambulla, Sigiriya, Polonaruwa, Hiriwaduna, Minneriya, Kandy etc that is sure to make your vacation memorable and worthwhile.
Negombo- Dambulla- Sigiriya- Polonnaruwa- Hiriwadunna- Mineriya- Kandy- Nuwara Eliya- Ella- Udawalawe- Sinharaja- Negombo
Arrive at Bandaranaike International airport where you will be warmly greeted and later transfer to the booked hotel in Dambulla. Check into the hotel and rest of the day is for leisure. Overnight stay at Dambulla.
After breakfast, head to climb Sigiriya rock fortress which is considered to be a World Heritage Site. It is a 5th century rock citadel of King Kasyapa and is a popular tourist attraction in Sri Lanka. Proceed to step through the huge Lion Paws that overlooks the symmetrical royal gardens. You will come across ramparts and frescoes that are related to the Gupta style paintings that resemble those in Ajanta Caves. Continue your tour to the well fabricated museum where you will get to know how the citadel floated above citizens with castle. While climbing the fortress quench your thirst by drinking coconut water and afterwards proceed to visit Polonnaruwa city which is approximately 1.5 hours away. Polonnaruwa is a medieval capital and crown jewel of King Parakramabahu I. Take a stroll across the scattered walls of the heritage site that houses stupas, resting Buddha statues, irrigation canals and carved Hindu sculptures. See the realic house of Watadage that boast of beautiful stone carvings. Take a view at the architecture and statues that are found in this ancient city. Later return back to the hotel for overnight stay at Dambulla.
After breakfast visit Dambulla Cave Temple which is a huge isolated rock mass which is 500 feet high. The temple showcases the rich culture of Buddhism and is a must visit destination for your Sri Lanka Tour. From here, you will proceed to Hiriwaduna village where you will experience Sri Lankan cooking demo followed by lunch. Take a scenic walk through the village and with the help of a farmer pick fresh vegetables and join in the preparation of cooking food. Your journey will continue through dense shrub forests, amazing wildlife etc. Late return back to Dambulla for dinner and overnight stay.
Enjoy your breakfast and head to Minneriya National Park which is a famous safari destination for wildlife enthusiast. Famous for its large population of elephants, this national park has attracted tourists from all over the world. Enjoy 4X4 jeep safari and spot animals like Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, crocodiles, wild elephants, jackals, 25 kinds of reptiles, 160 bird species, and 9 amphibians’ varieties. Travel to Kandy afterwards and on arrival, check into the hotel. On arrival, head to visit Temple of the sacred tooth relic. It is a Buddhist temple situated in royal complex of the former kingdom of Kandy that houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. This relic has played an important role since ancient times and is a must visit attraction during your tour to Sri Lanka. Today, you will be heading for sightseeing tour of Kandy where you will be visiting some of the well known places like a gem museum, shopping bazaars, Victoria Golf Course etc. In the evening, enjoy the cultural dance show that features numerous dance types of Sri Lanka. Overnight stay at Kandy. Overnight stay at Kandy.
Enjoy delicious breakfast at the hotel and check out from the hotel and proceed to enjoy cookery demonstration in Kandy. The cuisine of Sri Lanka is known to be the spiciest and hottest cuisine in the world. Add more fun to your tour by knowing how Sri Lankan cuisine is prepared with the help of friendly instructor. Later proceed to Nuwara Eliya which is approximately 3 hours drive from Kandy. While on the way make a detour of tea plantation and tea factory. On arrival at Nuwara Eliya, check into the hotel and rest for a while. Proceed for afternoon city tour of Nuwara Eliya where you will be exploring the city which is a perfect example of British colonial retreat. Hike through the green grass and red brick walls that showcase the stunning views of a beautiful countryside.
Munch in your breakfast and proceed to Udawalawave national park which is one of the popular attractions of Sri Lanka. Famous for its large population of elephants, this national park has attracted tourists from all over the world. Enjoy 4X4 jeep safari and spot animals like Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, crocodiles, wild elephants, jackals, 25 kinds of reptiles, 160 bird species, and 9 amphibians’ varieties. After the safari tour, return to Udawalawe for dinner and overnight stay.
Today after breakfast head to Sinharaja rain forest which is approximately 3 hours away from Udawalawe. On arrival, head to visit Sinharaja Rain Forest which is considered to be the World Heritage Site with a very high rate of bio diversity. During your tour you will come across various animal species like snakes, birds, fishes, butterflies etc. The best time to visit the rainforest is from the month of December to early April and from August to September. Overnight stay at Sinharaja.
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