On arrival welcome by our Lankan Heritege & Tours representative and greet at airport and transfer to Kandy, via elephant orphanage.
Pinnawela; situated northwest of the town Kegalla, halfway between the present capitol Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy in the hills of central Sri Lanka. It was established 1975 by the Sri Lanka Wildlife department. This 24 acres large elephant orphanage is also a breeding place for elephants, twenty elephants were born since 1984, and it has the greatest herd of elephants in captivity in the world. If you leave the Pinnawela early then you can watch the elephants bathe in the river. After wards, the youngest babies are milk fed. After Pinnawala leave for lunch at Mavenella. After lunch, you will visit a spice garden. As a tourist attraction Sri Lanka also promotes the spice gardens of Sri Lanka where tourists can walk though the spice gardens of Sri Lanka enjoy the tranquility and absorb one’s self in the splendor of the nature and learn about local spices. Along the road of Matale there are many such spice gardens of Sri Lanka. Some of the spice gardens of Sri Lanka gives its visitors an experience of Sri Lankan spices, herbal and Ayurvedic Medicine in the same premises. A guide will take the visitors around the well arranged gardens explaining and showing the spices and herbs grown in spice gardens of Sri Lanka, how they are being used in herbal indigenous Ayurvedic medicine and will also let visitors taste herbal beverages. Most of these spice gardens of Sri Lanka has facilities such as herbal beauty parlors which provide herbal facials head and body massages and natural herbal
cosmetic shops which is quite popular among the tourists. After spice garden check in to the hotel and evening visit the template of tooth.
Dalada Maligawa ( Temple of tooth relic)
Dalada Maligawa now known as the temple, houses the Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic sacred tooth of Load Buddha. Brought to Sri Lanka during the 4th century AD by Princess Hemamala and Prince Danta. The present temple of the tooth was constructed under Kandyan Kings in 1687-1707 and 1747-1782.
The temple has an influx of worshiper and groups of tourists. Poojas that are consisted of offering of prayers are held thrice a day at 6.am. 10 am. And 6 pm. Drums beat throughout poojas while the heavily guarded room housing the tooth is open to public including tourists.
After the temple visit you have the opportunity to attend a dance performance, where you will see the famous Kandyan dances, as well as up-country and devil dances.
Overnight stay at Kandy.
After breakfast visit the royal botanical gardens at Peradeniya, which was established in 1821 and now covers 140 acres, snuggled in a loop in the Mahaweli river, the largest river in Sri Lanka. It's primary purpose was the testing and acclimatizing of plans for commercial use in Sri Lanka. Today the garden has one of the largest collections of flora from subtropical climates around the world.
Late morning precede to Nuwara Eliya the Hill country and the Tea Estates. En route if time permits visit Top of Ramboda hills, Tea Factory to see the processing of Sri Lanka’s best high grown tea and you can taste a delicious cup of pure Sri Lanka Tea. Passing Ramboda Falls reach Nuwara Eliya. Sightseeing of the Little England. At Nuwara Eliya you can still see English Mansions in the same architectural design. Short City tour of Nuwara Eliya which is 1800 meters above sea level resemble to little England. Evening visit Hakgala Botanical Gardens, charming land scoped with a wonderful Rose garden and Fernery and the Hindu Shrine at Sita Eliya
Overnight stay at Nuwera Eliya.
After breakfast proceed to visit Horton Plains.Visit Horton Plains for a trek to Worlds End and the beautiful Bakers Falls (02 – 03 hrs). Sri Lanka’s highest plateau 7200 ft above sea level in the central mountain country. This ‘Fen” is a very scenic region with an astounding variety of scenery from mountains to grasslands, from marshes to trout streams. Sri Lanka's best flavored high grown teas are grown in the surrounding areas. Spectacular view from 'Worlds End'. Where the plateau plunges a thousand feet in a straight sheer drop. Cool and bracing climate, excellent for trout fishing and ideal for hiking. Distinctive flora (many English field flowers grow on the plains) colorful butterflies and many rare highland birds. Evening leisure / Free for own arrangements.
Overnight stay at Nuwera Eliya.
After breakfasts proceed to Katunayaka via Kitulgala. Kitulgala is the place where the famous film “Bridge on the River Kwai” was made. Also en-route observe the waterfalls St. Clare’s and Devon.
En route visit Kithulgala, a small village full of friendly locals, little shops and a handful of food spots, is halfway to Hatton from Colombo, and en-route to the hill town of Nuwara Eliya. It is a fabulously peaceful, colorful and historic attraction that is a great place to either relax or take up some of the activities offered, such as white-waterrafting, bird watching and cave exploration.
It is in the wet zone rain forest, which gets two monsoons each year, and is one of the wettest places in the country. Nevertheless, it comes alive in the first three months of the year, especially in February, the driest month. The Academy Award-winning "The Bridge on the River Kwai" was filmed on the Kelani River near Kitulgala, although nothing remains now except the concrete foundations of the bridge (and, supposedly, the submerged train cars that plunged into the river in the climactic scene). Kitulgala is also a base for white-water rafting, which starts a few kilometers upstream.
White Water Rafting
Kitulgala is lovely little town on the banks of Kelani River, particularly famous for White Water Rafting. The town derives its name from strangely prehistoric-looking kitul tree, which abounds the region in vast numbers. Many of the resorts here have colonial era and originally built for visiting colonial masters. Kitulgala is a nice place for those people who want to take a vacation in the lap of the mountains. In the evening a city tour of Colombo and shopping.
Colombo, Sri Lanka’s chief city and sea-port and until recently its capital, is a blend of old and new, east & west. A modern city which has many reminders of its European Colonial past. Bustling buzzers, Buddhist & Hindu temples and Muslim mosques contrast with high rises, smart modern shopping malls and multinational chain hotels. Highlights include the Colombo National & Dutch period museums, old parliament houses, the town hall and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall.
Overnight stay at Colombo.
After breakfast proceed to airport, to take the flight with unforgettable memories in SRL LANKA.