Places covered : Colombo - Sigirya - Dambulla - Kandy
- Pinnawela - Colombo
of Charms Sri lanka
Colombo : Heavenly maidens , Bazaars
of Pettah , Hindu temple , Old Dutch church.
Kandy : spice
garden in Matale , Peradeniya Botanical garden , Temple of tooth relic of
01. ARRIVE COLOMBO - SIGIRYA BY SURFACE (97 MILES)
where our representative will meet and assist you with your road transfer to
Sigiriya. Upon arrival you will be assisted with check in formalities.
the afternoon visit the Sigiriya Rock
built by King Kassapa in the
5th century AD. It was a royal stronghold for more than 18 years. The Lion
Rock is a citadel of unusual beauty, rising 200m from the scrub jungle. A
moat and a rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water
gardens ring the base of the rock. Later also see the world famous frescoes
of the "Heavenly maidens"
of Sigiriya in a sheltered
pocket of the rock.
Stay overnight in Sigiriya.
Day 02. SIGIRIYA - DAMBULLA - KANDY (60 MILES)
After an early
breakfast, we begin the day with a drive to the Dambulla Rock Cave
, a vast isolated rock mass where King Velagambhahu took refuge in
the 1st century BC. He later turned the caves into a rock temple. The temple
consists of a series of five caves containing many statues and paintings
including a 47 ft long statue of the Buddha.
Later we drive on to
Kandy, enroute visiting a spice garden in Matale
. Upon arrival in
Kandy, drive past the picturesque University Campus and also visit the local
market and an arts & crafts show room. Then drive along the upper lake
road to get a panoramic view of Kandy Lake and its surroundings.
Stay overnight in Kandy. Day 03. IN KANDY
After breakfast you will visit the Peradeniya Botanical garden
to see a rare collection of tropical exotic and indigenous flora and the
famous Orchid House. Later in the afternoon witness a cultural program and a
fire walking display. Thereafter visit the Temple of tooth relic of Buddha.
Stay overnight in Kandy.
Day 04. KANDY - PINNAWELA - COLOMBO (79 MILES)
After an early
breakfast proceed to Pinnawala. This now famous elephant orphanage was set
up by the Sri Lankan government to rescue and rehabilitate elephants maimed
or orphaned at the hands of poachers in the jungle. At the orphanage witness
the feeding of elephants, which takes place daily from 915 to 945 AM. The
highlight of this event is the feeding of baby elephants using bottles of
milk. After feeding, the elephants are taken to a nearby river for their
daily bath, which normally takes place between 10AM to12 noon.
you will continue your road journey to Colombo. Once in Colombo, drive
through the commercial area and the city centre, known as the 'Fort', built
by the Portuguese in the 16th century. See the busy markets and bazaars of
Pettah, visit a Buddhist and a Hindu temple, an Old Dutch church and
continue to the Cinnamon Gardens residential area. Drive past the Town Hall,
Independence Square and the International Convention Centre. Stay overnight
in Colombo. Day 05. LEAVE COLOMBO
After breakfast, proceed to the airport to connect to your flight for onward