Sigiriya Rock Temple
Sigiriya Rock is the number one tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and the main reason most tourists travel to Sigiriya. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70-hectare fortified town. The royal palace on the top of the Sigiriya rock was built by King Kashyapa in the fifth century . it is a unique combination of 5th century urban planning, architecture, engineering, hydraulic engineering, garden landscape designing, sculpture, art, painting and poetry.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala is the most popular and accessible place to see large numbers of these lovable animals in a natural habitat. The Orphanage is open from 8.30am to 5.45pm and visitors can interact a little with the elephants during the regulated bathing and feeding times.
After breakfast we drive to Pollonaruwa, The second most ancient of Sri Lanka is kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I. The majestic Kings Council Chamber, the Lotus Bath, the Lanka Thilaka Viharaya, the Gal Viharaya (rock temple) and the statue of one of Polonnaruwas great kings, Parakramabahu, are a few of this capital is memorable sights. Overnight stay at Polonnaruwa.
Polonnaruwa Gal Viharaya ( Uththararamaya) is one of the main attraction in Polonnaruwa. This is a group of beautiful Buddha images that probably marks the high point of Sinhalese rock carving. Gal Vihara statues are still in complete preservation with their irresistible charm and sublimity. They are still in a good state of preservation.
Lanka Thilaka Viharaya
The temple was built by king Buvanekabahu 4 around the 14th century. It is the tallest Image House in Polonnaruwa and is an important architectural marvel with much of its walls well preserved. The architect of the building has used bricks and clay to erect. The temple premises have three sectors. The history of Lankatilaka Vihara dates back to the Gampola era and was constructed during that time under the patronage of King Buwanekabahu IV in 1344 AD.
Polonnaruwa is famous for several ornamental places. One such place is the Nelum Pokuna of Polonnaruwa. Eight concentric granite tiers of lotus petals form this unusual bath for the Jetavana monks, nearly 8 m in diameter. The Nelum pokuna or the Lotus bath is a small stone bath of completely unique design, built in tiers of eight petalled lotuses in descending form.
Next day proceed to Dambulla after breakfast. Dating back to the 1st century BC, this is the most impressive cave temple in Asia. It has five caves under a vast overhanging rock, carved with a drip line to keep the interiors dry. After lunch proceed to kandy. Visit the Temple of the Holy Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Late evening experience a colorful cultural show where you can really taste the Sri Lankan culture.
Over Night in Kandy.
Dambulla Cave Temple
The Dambulla temple has five caves and 157 statues of the Lord Buddha, many paintings on the ceilings and walls that emphasis the artistic talent of ancient days. The Dambulla Cave Temple is also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla. The rock which soars upwards some 600 ft above the surrounding plains at one point, gape and enfolds to creates the caverns that mother the caves.
Temple of the tooth
Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. During perahara season , the heavily guarded room housing the tooth is open to devotees and tourists.
Kandyan dancing plays an important role in Sri Lankan culture and is a much-anticipated event during perahera processions. It shows the uniqueness of the Sri Lankan dance performances and the drummers who are very unique to Sri Lanka. The most common drum is the Geta Beraya, which is only used in Kandyan Dance.
After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya is known as "Little England". You can visit Gregory lake, there are horses roaming which are offered for rides, plus for a few hundred rupees, tourists can take a 20-minute speedboat ride on the lake. After lunch visit nuwara eliya tea plantation. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of the tea country and you can visit a plantation and a factory enroot here and witness how the famous "Ceylon Tea" is brewed.
Over Night stay at Nuwara Eliya.
Gregory Lake – Gregory Lake was build under the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. Gregory Lake offers a variety of outdoor activities, which make it extremely popular with both foreign tourists and locals. You can buy a ticket and visit the Lake park and enjoy your evening by the lake.
The central province is the main region where Sri Lanka is top exporting good Ceylon Tea is produced. Significant areas in the upcountry were converted to tea plantations during the time of British colonization. In the beginning of British rule, tea plants were introduced to the island in hopes of creating a lucrative export industry.
After breakfast we drive to the Ella, A popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country. You can visit mini adams peak, ella rock, nine arch bridge, ravana falls, and demodara loop. After this visit we proceed to the Colombo. Over Night stay at Colombo.
The Ravana Falls is a popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. The falls are quite impressive, and you can climb over some of the rocks to get a closer look. If you love water and wanna have some splash time, enjoying some hours in the water fall, then this is the place in Ella. You can spend sometime swimming, but be safe as the rocks are slippery. Ravana ella is related to the famous Indian epic Ramayana.
Little Adam peak
Mini Adams peak is the closest and easiest hike in Ella. It is a very popular hike so you will see people entering the trail and can always stop to ask locals for directions. It is famous as a pilgrimage site and as a really great walk. Little Adam’s Peak is best at sunset. On a clear day, you can see all the way to the south coast with the ocean glimmering on the horizon.
Nine arch bridge
The Nine Arch Bridge or the bridge in the sky is located in Demodara, between Ella and Demodara railway stations. Locally it is known as Ahas Namaye Palama meaning nine skies bridge in Sinhala. The Bridge was commissioned in 1921 under the British Government. It is built entirely of solid rocks, bricks and cement without using a single piece of steel. Behind the railway, a forest is booming and below, tea leaves are being cultivated.
After breakfast we proceed to the Negombo beach. Stay relax beach in Negombo. This place is best spot for kite surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving. After lunch transfer to Airport for your departure, or back to hotel.
Negombo is a well-known fishing town and also famous tourist destination. The beach here is quiet and peaceful, and the sight of the fisher folk out at sea on their oruwas is a particularly charming sight.