Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and proceed to explore Kandy City. Kandy - Located in the foothills of the central highlands, Kandy, Sri Lanka’s renowned second city is beautiful, surrounded by hills and valleys, rivers, lakes, and cascading waterfalls. The charming hill capital is the center of Sri Lanka’s rich culture and a World Heritage City or it may be said that Kandy is a perfect place to explore the unique history and the beautiful culture simultaneously. Kandy is full of magnificent architecture displaying Indian and Sinhalese designs. It is a most sacred city for Buddhists with numerous temples and shrines, based on Buddhist architecture. Kandy was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988. Visit Kandy Temple, Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Gem Museum & Gem Shop. After lunch at a local restaurant, transfer to Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya (City of Lights) - blessed with salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery; Surrounded by hills and tea plantations, the town of Nuwara Eliya enjoys spring-like weather throughout the year. It is also known as “Little England”, which was the favorite hill station of the British who tried to create Nuwara Eliya into a typical English Village. The old brick Post office, country house like hill club with it’s hunting pictures, trophies, and strict formal dinner attire; the 18-hole golf course, horse racecourse, etc., all remind you of “England”. Visit Tea Gardens, Gregory Lake, Victoria Park & Sitha Amman Temple. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight accommodation in Nuwara Eliya.
Breakfast in Hotel. Today enjoy a day trip to Ella. Embark on the most scenic journey from on a one way train ride from Nuwara to Ella. Also, visit the Ravana Falls & Nine Arch Bridge. Lunch at a local restaurant. Later return to the hotel in Nuwara Eliya. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight accommodation in Nuwara Eliya.
Breakfast in the Hotel & check out. Proceed to Bentota. Visit Turtle Hatchery & Madu River Ride. Lunch at a local restaurant. Kosgoda Sea Turtle Hatchery - One of the most important activities of the project is it’s hatchery. Within the sanctuary of the project, collected and rescued eggs can hatch safely away from predators before being released into the sea at night time. In addition, a certain number from each hatching is kept back for a short period for 'head-starting' before release. The hatchery program is designed to maximize the number of hatchlings reaching the sea and surviving through the critical stages of their early life. Only a few hatchlings from each batch will ever make it to adulthood. Therefore, every nest ground, every egg, every hatchling, and every turtle is crucial to the survival of the species. Unfortunately, sea turtles face many dangers. Madu River flows across Balapitiya (approx. 80 km down south of Colombo) and is one of the rarely visited, unspoiled attractions any nature lover can find in Sri Lanka. She boasts of having a cluster of 64 small islands scattered along her path most of which are covered with mangroves and uninhabited. The largest island is known as "Ma Doowa" is the largest inhabited island within the country where about 300 families live. The smallest islet of the lot is called "Satha Paha Doowa" where there is a tiny shrine with a statue built in respect of the gods of Kataragama. Upon arrival check in at the hotel & enjoy the hotel amenities. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Bentota.
Breakfast in the Hotel & check out. Proceed further for local sightseeing of Colombo with a visit to Gangarama Temple. Colombo is the largest city in Sri Lanka and it’s commercial capital. The city is strategically located on the east-west trade route and is a major business hub of the country. The city serves as a major port and the largest financial center of Sri Lanka. Colombo is a blend of old and new. The city is bestowed with some of the most beautiful historic sites. Proceed to the Airport for your departure flight back home with all the happy memories on the beautiful island, of Sri Lanka. The above itinerary is tentative and can be amended as per operations and weather conditions.
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