Programme : Colombo/Hill Country
Duration : 05 Days/04 Nights
Arrival and transfer to Grand Oriental / Holiday Inn/Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo for lunch. Afternoon do a city of Colombo observing the old Parliament, the residential areas and the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall) and visit Fort. at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at Grand Oriental / Holiday Inn/ Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo.
After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya via Kitulgala where the famous "Bridge on the River Kwai" film was made. Also, observe the Water Falls St. Clare's and Devon. Nuwara Eliya is Sri Lanka's premier hill resort with a fine bracing mountain climate. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka's tea country producing 50% of the world's best tea. Sri Lanka's highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 ft) is located here. Nuwara Eliya is the location for one of the finest 18 hole Golf Courses in Asia. Lunch at Galway Forest Lodge/Tea Factory hotel, Nuwara Eliya. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at Galway Forest Lodge/ Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya.
After breakfast proceed to Kandy, enroute visiting a Tea Plantation and a Factory. Lunch at Hotel Hilltop/ Le Kandyan Hotel/ Earl's Regency Hotel, Kandy. In the afternoon do a city tour of Kandy - the last capital of the Sri Lankan Kings. The name Kandy conjures visions of a storied past, splendour, legend, folklore, mystery and traditions lovingly kept alive for countless years. Visit a Gem museum and a lapidary. Also, visit the Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, which was originally the pleasure gardens of the Royalty. Nearly 4000 species of plants are found in this garden and it is encircled by the Mahaweli River.In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show. Dinner and overnight stay at Hilltop /Le Kandyan Hotel/ Earl's Regency hotel, Kandy.
After breakfast proceed to Colombo, enroute visiting the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela, which is a home to about 60 Elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. Also, accompany the Elephants to a river close by to see them having their daily baths. Lunch at a Chinese Restaurant in Colombo. Check in at hotel. In the evening do a shopping tour. Visit the Ceramics Corporation Showrooms, Majestic City shopping complex and the ODEL Unlimited Dress Boutique. Dinner and overnight stay at Grand Oriental / Holiday Inn/ Taj Samudra hotel, Colombo.
After breakfast proceed to airport for departure.
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