Glimpse of Sri Lanka Tour
Explore Every Aspect that Makes Sri Lanka a Traveller's Delight
Historically known as Ceylon, Sri Lanka shares its maritime borders with India and Maldives. Due to its strategic location along the Silk Route, the country has served as a major trading point, right from the days of the Portuguese, Dutch, English and Arab. Sri Lanka's culture has been influenced by all the traders and immigrants who set foot here in the bygone eras. The country isn't only rich in history, but it's also quite well-known for its immense beauty as a tropical island. A tour to Sri Lanka is like a dream come true for travellers of every background and taste.
Rainforests, wildlife and beaches are three key features that make Sri Lanka one of the most attractive holiday destinations. But that's not all! The country is also deep-rooted in religious history. It has gained world-wide popularity for being home to some of the most ancient Buddhist ruins, belonging to the 5th century. Plus, Sri Lanka has many national parks, botanical gardens, beaches etc. As far as wildlife is concerned, a jeep safari into the Minneriya National Park can't be missed.
Sri Lanka is also as delightful for a gourmet as it is for a sightseer. The country's spicy, lip-smacking dishes speak volumes about the cultures that existed here long, long back. India has also influenced the Sri Lankan cuisine. Use of coconut milk in curries and the use of hotter chillies will quickly remind you of South Indian food preparations. While you're out savouring the Sri Lankan dishes, don't forget to have 'rice and curry', as it's the national dish of the country. During your Glimpse of Sri Lanka tour, you can be sure to have the time of your life because you'll be spending time on a tropical island that will keep you amazed at every turn.
Arrive and transfer to Habarana
P.M. Optional Jeep safari of the Minneriya National park which is famous for its migrant heard of wild Elephants This Jeep excursion can be booked and paid direct at the hotels travel desk. Located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa, the 8,890 hectares of Minneriya National Park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to favorites such as sambhur deer, leopards and elephants. However the central feature of the park is the ancient Minneriya Tank (built in 3 rd century AD by King Mahasena). During the dry season (June to September), this tank is an incredible place to observe the elephant (up to 300 of them)s who come to bathe and graze, as well as the huge flocks of birds (cormorants and painted storks to name but a few) that come to fish in the shallow waters. Overnight in Habarana.
Habarana to Kandy
Nestled amidst lush mountains in the north of the island's hill country, the Royal City of Kandy, 116km from Colombo, was home to Sri Lanka.s last independent kingdom, Temple of the Tooth Sri Lankasurviving two centuries of colonial incursions by the Portuguese and the Dutch before falling to the British in 1815. The legacy of this proud tradition lives on today in the form of the city's distinctive architecture, art and dance. Home to the sacred relic of the tooth of the Buddha, a visit to the Dalada Maligawa or Temple of the Tooth, is an experience no tourist should miss said to have been snatched from the Buddha's funeral pyre and smuggled to Sri Lanka in the hair of a princess, the tooth relic is of great spiritual significance. Each year in July or August is the Kandy Esala Perahera (perahera means 'procession') a spectacular display of medieval pageantry that includes caparisoned elephants, fire dancers and Kandyan drummers. Evening visit the Temple of the Tooth and late evening witness a cultural performance. Overnight in Kandy.
Thereafter visit to a Tea Plantation to see how tea is plucked and a Factory to witness the processing of the raw green leaf to the final graded product. Overnight in Kandy
Kandy to Colombo
Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance
05 nights in handpicked hotels,
All ground transport for sightseeing trips,
Guides / Escorts
Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours
Trekking Equipment including mattress and tent
Govt of India taxes and Company service charges, Travel and Trekking Permit
What’s not included
International or domestic flights are not included
Please carry valid travel insurance
Visa fee and charges
Monument and museum tickets
Meals not specified
Any kind of personal expenses/bills
Why we are different than others?
Value for money
We offer services which are better comparing to other agencies running similar trips. Our drivers and guides are highly experienced and trained for hospitality. The hotels are carefully picked to ensure your comfort and safety.
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