BEST OF SRI LANKA

BEST OF SRI LANKA
Price starting at 47999

Overview

If golden beaches, rising waves, misty mountains, mighty elephants, stealthy leopards, giant whales, a majestic past, lovely tea and warm smiles could sum up a country, that would be Sri Lanka. Colombo is approximately 3 and a half hours flight from Delhi. With many sites and scenes bottled up in to a small island, a traveller could be riding the waves in the dawn and admiring the green carpeted mountains by dusk. Travel destinations in Sri Lanka provide an array of holiday experience from sun kissed beach holidays to a marathon of wildlife watching, adrenaline pumping adventure sports and pilgrimage to some of the oldest cities in the world. The smiles and hospitality of Sri Lanka is world famous and so are its spicy food, exotic fruits and array of sweet meats found nowhere in the world. With so many cultures living next to each other, Sri Lanka continues among a series of festivities throughout the year, an ideal recipe for fun and leisure.

Day 1

Colombo Airport - Pinnawala - Kandy

Meet and assist on arrival at the airport by our friendly representative. Transfer from airport to Pinnawala. As you enter the 25 acre coconut property, do not be surprised to witness baby elephants being bottle fed or moving around freely causing absolutely no harm to anyone. It is rightly a sincere sight to observe how these gentle giants - orphaned and sometimes three-legged - are taken care of since 1975 at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Up to date, over 20 calves have been born here and it is surprising to hear that some of its inmates have even seen their grandchildren during the past few decades. Watch as they feed at 9:15 am, 1:15 pm and 5:00 pm and take a river bath twice a day at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm respectively for an experience that could never be felt anywhere else on earth.Transfer from Pinnawala to Kandy. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kandy. Meals: No Meals.

Day 2

Kandy - Peradeniya - Kandy

Breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast, experience an ancient Kandyan legacy engraved around its crown jewel, the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. A stroll across this small lakeside town - cradled among the misty hills - will feature the Kandy City Centre - bundled with latest and world class brands, bazaar, an arts & crafts center as well as a gem museum and lapidary. Walk in color as you glide through fresh fruits and vegetables in the Kandy market. Fine tube your evening by stepping to the beat of traditional music & drumming amplified by a cultural show enhancing the rich and vibrant culture of the Wonder of Asia, Sri Lanka. Transfer from Kandy to Peradeniya. First developed as a pleasure garden under royalty and later harmonized by the British, the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya - today bundled with the most welcoming facilities located just 4 miles off Kandy - is a flourishing national asset in the Wonder of Asia. Walk into this 147-acre bliss of an experience, passing well-tended lawns, pavilions and an octagon conservatory to be greeted by the vast expanse of a magnificently landscaped lush green turf which will encourage you for an exhilarating break. Towards the north of the entrance rests a cafeteria that one might come across before stepping into some of the highlights - the orchid house & giant Javan fig tree - of this place which overflow in grace. Transfer from Peradeniya to Kandy. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kandy. Meals: Breakfast.

Day 3

Kandy – Tea Plantation - Hakgala – Nuwara Eliya

Enjoy a yummy breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast, transfer from Kandy to Tea Plantation. Sri Lanka, Tea and Tourism are words which cannot be separated. Take a tour to the cold and misty hills that take pride of an ultimate tea tour, covering lush green blankets of tea plantations. Or just step into a tea factory processing the prestigious brand of Ceylon Tea, to observe a rich tradition kept alive up to date. As you observe the hissing and swishing of machines, inhaling the heavenly scent arising from these facilities, make sure to end your day in style over a perfectly blended cup of pure Ceylon Tea. Transfer from Tea Plantation to Nuwara Eliya. Misty steep roads, twisting through lush green blankets of tea bushes in a cool climate, remind visitors that they are within the range of the renowned British colonial retreat, Nuwara Eliya. Augmented by an English countryside atmosphere, the city of light - once governed by English and Scottish planters - is still studded with colonial bungalows, hedgerows and one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in the world. A hike through the green grass and red-brick walls should present breathtaking views of a buzzing countryside hamlet. Drive through green valleys of the hill country pierced by endless waterfalls and dotted by tea pluckers draped in bright-colored saris. Or rent a bike for a gentle ride along the banks splashed by the waters of Lake Gregory. Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Hakgala. The pleasure garden of Ravana - in the Ramayana epic - Hakgala, today shouts out to all lovers of flowers. It's all warm jackets and gloves that come to play at Hakgala due to its cool temperate climate. Listen to the bells clinging uphill from God Hanuman Temple which proves valid evidence of the epic tale or Rama & Sita. Whether it is the warm April or the cold December, overall Hakgala truly is a bliss for all ages with an extensive variety of roses, orchids and spices. Transfer from Hakgala to Nuwara Eliya. Overnight stay at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya. Meals: Breakfast.

Day 4

Nuwara Eliya - Bentota

After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Bentota. Check – in at the hotel and relax. Rest of the day is free to explore the beautiful beach on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel in Bentota. Meals: Breakfast.

Day 5

Bentota - Balapitiya - Kosgoda - Colombo

Breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast, transfer from Bentota to Balapitiya. Balapitiya is where one could just sit back and observe how ecology and culture combines under the sun. Cut through the clear water of Madu River - a lifeline of Balapitiya - and head towards Kotu Duwa, the small island housing a temple that dates back to ancient Sinhalese kings or sail through tunnels of shady mangroves swaying alongside Madu River - hiding an ecological treasure - to witness the tranquility of this bio-diversity hot spot which boasts of reptiles, mollusks and over 70 species of fresh water fish. Today the region - which is strong in observing rural folk life in the island - does not only boast of cinnamon plantations in abundance but also has a fine 'fish pedicure center' - one of the most potent and latest rejuvenation techniques. Apart from these amenities Balapitiya has also become a household name in the minds of bird watchers ensuring a thrilling offshore experience. Transfer from Balapitiya to Kosgoda. Both locals and international volunteers battling it out for ''Sea Turtles Sake'' is a common sight at Kosgoda. This vibrant tourist destination sitting calm along the Southern coast of Sri Lanka - apart from its traditional industries of fisheries and cinnamon cultivation - was later recognized by the Wildlife Protection Society who studded the region with a Sea Turtle Conservation Project which operates on a formidable scale today. Indirectly, this has become a watering hole of flipper and shell enthusiasts. Transfer from Kosgoda to Colombo. The throbbing metropolis, Colombo - located in the West - is not only the country's commercial capital but also the turbine that impels above 50% of the national GDP flanking Colombo's fancy urban development effort. Drive along the clean streets edging the crystal white Race Course - horse racing hub in 1893 and World War II airstrip - furnished today with lavish clothing, food & tea boutiques. Meanwhile, ride to Pettah and tune into the Floating Market - an offbeat shopping experience - or feel the buzz surrounding the upcoming inspiration, the Colombo Port City - an offshore city - featuring parks, commercial complexes and even an F1 track. Head along Bauddhaloka Mawatha towards 'Arcade' facing a historic way post, the Independence Square. Every designer boutique, top-notch cuisine outlet and even the 'walk-over fish tank' have revamped this colonial masterpiece into one of the trendiest shopping and hangout zones in Sri Lanka. Have a chilled beer at the Dutch Hospital while gazing through fancy windows showcasing best fashion, jewelry & handicraft brands. Smell the scent of incense while listening to the chiming bells of Gangarama temple or jazz up to Colombo's night life spiced by night clubs and casinos that borderline its bustle. If you are lucky, head into an exhibition at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) before swaying your head to an opera or play at Nelum Pokuna that should just drive your day into perfection. Overnight stay at the hotel in Colombo. Meals: Breakfast.

Day 6

Depart Colombo

Post breakfast, transfer from Colombo to airport to take your flight back to home. Meals: Breakfast.

Inclusions

  • Return airfare with taxes (Delhi – Colombo – Delhi) calculated on INR 20000/- per adult.
  • 2 nights stay in Kandy.
  • 1 night stay in Nuwara Eliya.
  • 1 night stay in Bentota.
  • 1 night stay in Colombo.
  • Daily breakfast except day 01.
  • All sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transportation by air conditioned vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Services of an English Speaking Chauffer Guide.
  • Visa charges.
  • All applicable taxes.

Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance.
  • Meals unless specified in the inclusions.
  • Entrance fees to sightseeing places mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any Tips, Porterages etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the package "Inclusions".

Important Information

  • Rates are not valid during peak periods, Christmas, New Year and Festival periods.

Date & Price

Select Hotel Category

Holiday Price

Room Type Total Price(INR) Validity
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 47999.00 19 Oct 2019 - 30 Sep 2020

Accommodation

Emerald Hill Hotel or similar | Kandy

Overlooking stunning views of Mahaweli River, this modern hotel is surrounded by lush greenery. Only 2.5 km away from Kandy Railway Station, it also offers free WiFi access and free parking facilities. Emerald Hill Hotel is 2.8 km away from Bogambara Stadium and 3.5 km away from Kandy Museum. Bandaranaike International Airport is 82 km away. Enjoying beautiful views, rooms are tastefully furnished and bright. A flat-screen TV, air conditioning, a minibar and a private balcony are included in all the rooms. En suite bathrooms provide a hairdryer.

Alpine Hotel or similar | Nuwara Eliya

Alpine Hotel By Yoho is nestled amidst Nuwara Eliya’s lush tropical foliage. Offering two restaurants and a 24-hour front desk, the hotel also provides guests with free Wi-Fi access at all areas. Housed in a colonial-style building, the hotel is 8 km away from Nanu Oya Railway Station. Nuwara Eliya Town Hall is just opposite the hotel while Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport is 84 km away. Rooms are well-furnished and feature rustic Sri Lankan-style décor. A sofa seating area and a satellite TV are included in all the rooms. The en suite bathrooms have a bathtub and shower area.

Coco Royal Beach Resort or similar | Bentota

Featuring free WiFi, a spa centre and an outdoor pool, Coco Royal Beach Resort offers accommodation in Kalutara, 43 km from Colombo. The hotel has a terrace and fitness centre. Each air-conditioned room offers a safety deposit box. It includes a private bathroom offering a shower and free toiletries. There is a 24-hour front desk, babysitting service and gift shop at the property. Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant, followed by a drink at the bar. The property also offers room service. Bike hire is available at this hotel and the area is popular for cycling. Hikkaduwa is 48 km from Coco Royal Beach Resort, while Bentota is 15 km from the property. Bandaranaike Airport is 70 km away.

Grand Oriental Hotel or similar | Colombo

Housed in a colonial-style building, Grand Oriental occupies a prime location a 5-minute walk from Colombo Bazaar. Featuring a restaurant, it offers classic rooms and free WiFi in all areas. Grand Oriental Hotel is within a 30-minute drive from the Odel and Majestic City shopping malls. It is 33 km from Bandaranaike International Airport. Fitted with classic wood furnishings, elegant rooms offer the comfort of a seating area and air conditioning. They have tea/coffee making amenities and an attached bathroom. Explore the attractions of Sri Lanka with help from the tour desk. Staff at Hotel Grand Oriental can provide business and concierge services. Featuring sweeping views, Harbour Room serves a variety of international dishes while Sri Lankan Restaurant offers local specialities. After-meal cocktails are available at Tap Bar and B 52 nightclub.

Note : Hotels are subject to change due to availability reasons, and may be substituted with others of similar category and star rating.

Terms & Conditions

  • Price mentioned is on per person basis for two persons travelling together and sharing same room.
  • Bookings are subject to availability of rooms with the hotels.
  • The above package rate is not valid during national holidays, festivals & long weekends. Surcharges applicable.
  • In case of unavailability in the listed hotels, alternate accommodation will be made in a hotel of similar standard.
  • Rates are valid for Indian Nationals only.

Cancellation Charges

No of days prior to departure Charges Applied On
0-7 Days 100 % Package price per person
8-14 Days 75 % Package price per person
15-29 Days 50 % Package price per person
30-45 Days 25 % Package price per person
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