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Scenic Hill Country Tour

Mesmerizing Sri Lankan Tour

Mesmerizing Sri Lankan Tour

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Sri Lanka’s documented history goes back 3,000 years, with evidence of prehistoric human settlements that dates to at least 125,000 years ago.[13] It has a rich cultural heritage. The earliest known Buddhist writings of Sri Lanka, known collectively as the Pāli canon, date to the fourth Buddhist council, which took place in 29 BCE.[14][15] Sri Lanka’s geographic location and deep harbours have made it of great strategic importance, from the earliest days of the ancient Silk Road trade route to today’s so-called maritime Silk Road.[16][17][18] Because its location made it a major trading hub, it was already known to both Far Easterners and Europeans as long ago as the Anuradhapura period. The country’s trade in luxury goods and spices attracted traders of many nations, which helped to create Sri Lanka’s diver se population. During a period of great political crisis in the Sinhalese kingdom of Kotte, the Portuguese arrived in Sri Lanka (largely by accident) and then sought to control the island’s maritime regions and its lucrative externa l trade. Part of Sri Lanka became a Portuguese possession. After the Sinhalese-Portuguese war, the Dutch and the Kingdom of Kandy took control of those areas. The Dutch possessions were then taken by the British, who later extended their control over the whole island, colonising it from 1815 to 1948. A national movement for political independence aros e in the early 20th century, and in 1948, Ceylon became a dominion. The dominion was succeeded by the republic named Sri Lanka in 1972. Sri Lanka’s more recent history was marred by a 26-year civil war, which began in 1983 and ended decisively in 2009, when the Sri Lanka Armed Forces defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.[19] Sri Lanka’s documented history goes back 3,000 years, with evidence of prehistoric human settlements that dates to at least 125,000 years ago.[13] It has a rich cultural heritage. The earliest known Buddhist writings of Sri L anka, known collectively as the Pāli canon, date to the fourth Buddhist council, which took place in 29 BCE.[14][15] Sri Lanka’s geographic location and deep harbours have made it of great strategic importance, from the earliest days of the ancient Silk Road trade route to today’s so-called maritime Silk Road.[16][17][18] Because its location made it a major trading hub, it was already known to both Far Easterners and Europeans as long ago as the Anuradhapura period. The country’s trade in luxury goods and spices attracted traders of many nations, which helped to create Sri Lanka’s diverse population. During a period of great political crisis in the Sinhalese kingdom of Kotte, the Portuguese arrived in Sri Lanka (largely by accident) and then sought to control the island’s maritime regions and its lucrative external tr ade. Part of Sri Lanka became a Portuguese possession. After the Sinhalese-Portuguese war, the Dutch and the Kingdom of Kandy took control of those areas. The Dutch possessions were then taken by the British, who later extended their control over the whole island, colonising it from 1815 to 1948. A national movement for pol itical independence arose in the early 20th century, and in 1948, Ceylon became a dominion. The dominion was succeeded by the republic named Sri Lanka in 1972. Sri Lanka’s more recent history was marred by a 26-year civil war, which began in 1983 and ended decisively in 2009, when the Sri Lanka Armed Forces defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.[19] Sri Lanka’s documented history goes back 3,000 years, with evidence of prehistoric human settlements that dates to at least 125,000 years ago.[13] It has a rich cultural heritage. The earliest known Buddhist writings of Sri Lanka, known collectively as the Pāli canon, date to the fourth Buddhist council, which took place in 29 BCE.[14][15] Sri Lanka’s geographic location and deep harbours have made it of great strategic importance, from the earliest days of the ancient Silk Road trade route to today’s so-called maritime Silk Road.[16][17][18] Because its location made it a major trading hub, it was already known to both Far Easterners and Europeans as long ago as the Anuradhapura period. The country’s trade in luxury goods and spices attracted traders of many nations, which helped to create Sri Lanka’s diverse population. During a period of great political crisi’ ‘ s in the Sinhalese kingdom of Kotte, the Portuguese arrived in Sri Lanka (largely by accident) and then sought to control the island’s maritime regions and its lucrative external trade. Part of Sri Lanka became a Portuguese possession. After the Sinhalese-Portuguese war, the Dutch and the Kingdom of Kandy took control of those areas. The Dutch possessions were then taken by the British, who later extended their control over the whole island, colonising it from 1815 to 1948. A national movement for political independence arose in the early 20th century, and in 1948, Ceylon became a dominion. The dominion was succeeded by the republic named Sri Lan ka in 1972. Sri Lanka’s more recent history was marred by a 26-year civil war, which began in 1983 and ended decisively in 2009, when the Sri Lanka Armed Forces defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.[19]

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Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, and officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri
Lanka, is an island country in South Asia. It lies in the Indian Ocean, southwest of the Bay of
Bengal, and southeast of the Arabian Sea; it is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the
Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait.
Sri Lanka is one of the most exotic getaways in the world. Surrounded by the azure Indian
Ocean, this island paradise has contrasting landscapes, stretches of golden sandy beaches and
a wealth of wildlife and culture to discover. It is home to 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 15
national parks showcasing spectacular wildlife and nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates.
The island is blessed with waterfalls, rivers, jungles, rain forests and fertile lands for an
abundance of rice fields. Sri Lanka is a year-round destination. The best time to experience the
south-west coast, where most beach resort are found is from November to April.
The ancient city areas as well as the eastern coastal regions are usually visited from April to
September, whilst the central highlands are pleasant and cool from January to April. Sri Lanka
is world’s tea capital, where the famous Ceylon Tea grows in the central highlands. Although
the hill country is a few hours away from the rest of the country, it is a striking contrast to the
general landscape. Here, there are imposing mountain vistas all around, plunging waterfalls,
misty hill tops, sloping green valleys and stunning plains. It has the perfect altitude to grow
some of the finest tea in the world and has a number of tea estates stretching far and wide.
The north central province of the country is a treasure trove of ancient cities, monuments, ruin
of palaces, temples and preserved Buddhist stupas. It contains two thirds of the Cultural
Triangle of Sri Lanka, an area marked with heritage sites of paramount interest.
There are many places of religious significance including the Enlightenment Tree. The south-
west, south and eastern coasts of Sri Lanka have a remarkable tropical coast. Discover the
‘surfing capital of the world’ at Arugam Bay, whale and dolphin watching at Mirissa,
watersports at Tangalle, an old sea fort at Galle and scuba diving at Hikkaduwa. Be spoilt for
choice on your beach holiday in Sri Lanka with sun, waves, sights and aquatic pleasures.

Included

  • Transportation by private AC car
  • English speaking chauffeur guide
  • Water bottles

Not Included

  • Accommodation
  • Food & beverages
  • Entrance tickets

Day 01 : Sigiriya

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock approximately 180 metres high.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km northeast of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world.

Dambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country.

Day 02 : Sigiriya Rock

Sigiriya Lion Rock is an ancient rock fortress known for its massive column of rock that reaches nearly 200 meters high. The site dates back to the reign of King Kasyapa (477-495 AD), who chose this site as his new capital. He decorated the walls with frescoes, and built an impressive palace right on top of the rock column, accessible only through the mouth of an enormous carved lion.

Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938.

Day 03 : Kady

Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938.

When visiting the spice garden, you will discover the different types of herbs and spices of Sri Lanka’s pride, its uses and benefits. Learn how the spices are produced from its growing methods to its harvest. With an ambience of solitude and peace, you get close to nature. Since most spices cannot be grown in a single garden due to its different soil and climate requirements, they are grown in separate individual areas. Therefore tour guides are on offer for the guidance and exploration for each garden.
Try out amazing meals prepared with the spices that you would love to taste. Opportunities for purchase on various products made with the spices are available which can be either natural cosmetics or traditional herbal remedies. Some gardens offer ayurvedic massages with oils made with the herbs and spices for complete rejuvenation and relaxation which could be ideal for the tired visitor.

Surrounded by rocks, this historical Buddhist temple features caves containing religious murals.

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic or Sri Dalada Maligawa, is a Buddhist temple in Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha.

Day 04 : Explore Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is a city in the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka. The naturally landscaped Hakgala Botanical Gardens displays roses and tree ferns, and shelters monkeys and blue magpies. Nearby Seetha Amman Temple, a colorful Hindu shrine, is decorated with religious figures. Densely forested Galway's Land National Park is a sanctuary for endemic and migratory bird species, including bulbuls and flycatchers.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya are about 5.5 km to the west of the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. In 2016, the garden was visited by 1.2 million locals and 400,000 foreign visitors. It is near the Mahaweli River. It is renowned for its collection of orchids

Ramboda is a village in Sri Lanka. It is located within Central Province. The Ramboda Road Tunnel is currently the longest road tunnel in Sri Lanka and is situated on the A5 highway, close to Ramboda falls. It is 225 m long, 7 m wide and 5.6 m high.

Day 05 : Nuwara Eliya City Tour

Lake Gregory, sometimes also called Gregory Lake or Gregory Reservoir, is a reservoir in heart of the tea country hill city, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. Lake Gregory was constructed during the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. The lake and the surrounding area make up the Gregory Lake Area.

Seetha Amman Temple is located approximately 1 kilometre from Hakgala Botanical Garden and 5 kilometres from Nuwara Eliya. The temple is located in the village of Seetha Eliya.

Victoria Park is a public park located in Nuwara Eliya, next to the Nuwara Eliya Post Office in Sri Lanka. Originally the park was the research field of Hakgala Botanical Garden. The park was formally named in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.

Day 06 : Bentota

Bentota is a resort town on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. Its long Bentota Beach stretches north, where it becomes a sandy strip known as Paradise Island, parallel to Bentota Lagoon. Coral-rich dive sites include Canoe Rock. On Bentota River, centuries-old Galapota Temple has a large Buddha statue. Southeast is Lunuganga, the estate and gardens of architect Geoffrey Bawa. Northeast is his brother Bevis's Brief Garden.

Bentota is a resort town on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. Its long Bentota Beach stretches north, where it becomes a sandy strip known as Paradise Island, parallel to Bentota Lagoon. Coral-rich dive sites include Canoe Rock. On Bentota River, centuries-old Galapota Temple has a large Buddha statue. Southeast is Lunuganga, the estate and gardens of architect Geoffrey Bawa. Northeast is his brother Bevis's Brief Garden.

Day 07 : Bentota City Tour and Colombo

Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka by population. According to the Brookings Institution, Colombo metropolitan area has a population of 5.6 million, and 752,993 in the Municipality. It is the financial centre of the island and a tourist destination.

Day 08 : Colombo City Tour