Want to spend a few days of romance and luxury with your partner? This package is what you’re looking for! Explore the timeless beauty of one of the most exotic countries in the world, Sri Lanka. Spending idle hours on enticing beaches, exploring the historically significant ruins, indulging in fun-filled activities, soaking in the beauty of the hills- this package offers all this and a lot more!
Spend some moments of relaxation as you course through the ‘Hill Capital’ of Sri Lanka, Kandy. Reveling in the best of natural beauty, we give you an opportunity to visit the Royal Botanical Garden, one of the gorgeous locations known for its opulent collection of flowers, especially orchids. For a dose of history, we take you to the only temple in the world dedicated to Sita from Ramayana- the Sita Amman Kovil. Saving the best for the last, we give you a chance to experience the markets, food and nightlife of Colombo.
But what makes this package extremely special for our honeymooners are the special candle light dinner dates arranged for them at Bentota Beach Deck and Kandy by the exclusive travel experts team . Our endeavor is to make your travel comfortable and worth every penny you spend on your holidays. Book today!
DETAILED DAY WISE ITINERARY
Day 1 – Colombo Airport – Kandy
“Arrival in Sri Lanka & Clients will be met by our representative on arrival and transferred to Kandy
Pinnawala – Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage
App. 90km away from Colombo. Off Colombo-Kandy road is Pinnawala, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased now, including baby elephants brought from various parts, as well as the babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programs. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.
Dinner & Overnight stay at ,Kandy ”
Day 2 – Kandy
“Kandy – Kandy KANDY – the hill capital is another “World Heritage Site”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement.
To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” – Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.
Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace (“Maha Wasala”), “Palle Wasala”- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, “Meda Wasala” where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, Natha Devala and Vishnu Devala are situated close by. The Bathing Pavilion (“Ulpenge”) is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called “Kiri samudraya” (Milk white ocean) used by the kings as the summerhouse.
Today it is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and
Visitors can see these Dance & Music at the daily Cultural
Performances held at several places in the
Day 3 – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
“After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya – Tea Plantation
Tea was first planted in Sri Lanka in 1824 at the Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, when a few plants were brought from China. More were introduced from Assam in 1839.
In 1867, a Scottish Planter named James Taylor planted tea seedlings in an 8 hectares of forestland, in the Loolkondura Estate.
In 1873, the tea export industry of Sri Lanka began with a modest 23 lbs. being shipped to London.
Tea will grow only on rolling terrain and is classified by elevation into low grown, medium grown and high grown into 3 main groups. Today more than 200,000 hectares in highlands and other areas are under Tea and around 300 million Kilograms, with a 25% of world tea
exports are done by Sri Lanka as the World’s largest Tea exporter.
Ramboda – Ramboda Falls
A gigantic water fall having three parts and very close to the 53km post along the above A-5 trunk road. The first part is above the road in the jungle (100m), second part is close to the road (3m) and the third part (100m)is below the road.
Traveler should descends to the “”Ramboda basin””, where the famous “”Ramboda Inn”” situated from where he can see the whole fall. When we were there the upper part was covered with a fog and what you see in the picture was the third part. If look carefully, one can notice a bus on the bridge over the A-5 road at the top of the photo.
Day 4 – Nuwara Eliya
“Breakfast at the hotel.
Nuwara Eliya – Sita Amman Kovil
According to the Indian Epic Ramayanaya and the legends, the area where Sita, Queen of King Rama of Ayodhya in India, who was abducted by Ravana the King of Sri Lanka, was kept in hiding and the area she roamed is in the hill country of Sri Lanka.
In Nuwara Eliya is the “”Sita Amman Kovil”” – a quaint little Kovil, with the statues of Rama, Sita, Hanuman, Lakshmana and Sugriva.
This is supposed to be the only Kovil in the entire World dedicated to Sita. The stream by the side of the Temple is a famous spot where she went for bathing.
Out of the 13 Palaces of Ravana, two caves in the Strict Nature Reserve of Hakgala, starting from Temple land and the cave at Ella close to the waterfall “”Ravana-Ella”” (1080ft. high) where Ravana went for bathing, are supposed to be three Palaces Sita was kept in hiding.The Hakgala Gardens may be the “”Ashok Vanaya”” of Ramayana where Rhododendrons identified as Ashok Flowers in the epic, are found in bloom throughout the year.
The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions.
The Victoria Park, in the middle of the town, is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic and is also good for Birding as you get some rare birds in this Park.Seasons may be absent elsewhere in Sri Lanka, but here you can read them by the flowers, which bloom in the spring (march to May) and the fall (August and September). These are the “seasons” when low-country folk flock to Nuwara Eliya to escape the sea level heat and humidity. Hakgala – Hakgala Botanical Gardens
Four miles south east of Nuwara Eliya is another prominent peak, Hakgala. At its foot lie the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, and above it is the Hakgala Strict Nature Reserve. The gardens 55 acres in extent is smaller and less exotic than the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, but at 5,600 feet (1,707 meters) elevation the species of flora are quite different. Opened as an experimental Cinchona plantation for the production of the malaria antidote quinine in 1860, the pride of the gardens is now roses and tree ferns.
Dinner & Overnight stay at ,Nuwara eliya ”
Day 5 – Nuwara Eliya – Bentota
“After breakfast leave for Bentota via Kithulgala
En route White water rafting(Optionl)
It is one of the most famous places for White Water Rafting adventures. However there are many more reasons why this spot, just 100 kms from the capital Colombo, is well worth visiting. Chief among these are the historic Beli Lena Caves where the pre-historic Balangoda Man supposed to have lived. The caves are reached after a short 10km drive from the main road through the Kitulgala tea estate. David Lean’s epic war film “Bridge on the River Kwai” was filmed in this area of the Kelani River, which runs through Kitulgala, and the ruins of the bridge still remains.
In the Kelani Valley forest reserve is a low elevation forest where you get to see rare and endemic birds, including the latest Serendib scops Owl ( Otus thilo Hoffmani), ampibians, reptiles,frogs,endemic fishes in the stream, endemic tree snails & if lucky mammals including mousedeer, monkeys and other small animals.Traveeling to & from the forest can be done by boat.
Dinner & Overnight stay at,Bentota”
Day 6 – Bentota
“Breakfast at the hotel
Bentota – Bentota
is the first National Holiday Resort developed by the Ceylon Tourist Board as a planned resort. There are 6 tourist hotels in the beach span of 5 miles with all the facilities a resort would require. Water sports facilities are available as in the Beruwela Resort. Many interesting sightseeing tours are possible from here, such as the Turtle Hatchery, Boat trips on Bentota River etc.
Bentota – BOAT RIDE
A journey into Sri Lankan nature with a river boat cruise which takes you on the Bentota River and under the Bentota Bridge. You are taken through mangroves which surround you with astounding beauty. Experience nature first hand as your guide helps you identify unique plants and animals. Our expert guides will enlighten you with fascinating information about the local animal life, plant life and the flourishing scenery of Sri Lanka. The calm sound of the water flowing down the Bentota River will open your senses to a more secretive side of Sri Lanka’s beauty.
Kosgoda – Turtle Hatchery
Where you can see five species of turtles-Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta), Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) and Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea).
The eggs collected by the Villagers and Fishermen are purchased by the Kosgoda Hatchery and kept in sandy pens until they are hatched. The newly hatched ones are kept in seawater tanks and released to the sea in the night. This Hatchery alone has released more then
1,750,000 young turtles to the sea. An endowment by the Hasselblad Estate was responsible for the establishment of this hatchery.
Dinner & Overnight stay at,Bentota
Day 7 – Bentota – Colombo
“After breakfast leave for Colombo
Colombo – Colombo City tour
You may commence a city Tour in Colombo. There after check in to the Hotel.
Colombo – Shopping
There are many places to find bargains in Colombo! Modern shopping malls and specialty stores carry high quality goods at very affordable prices. If you are looking for an even greater bargain, without the surroundings, try your bargaining with the many street vendors and outdoor markets (such as in the Pettah area and across from the Fort Railway Station). Products that are worth buying in Sri Lanka include world famous Ceylon tea, clothing (many designer clothes are manufactured in Sri Lanka and you can buy them here for a fraction of the cost elsewhere) and jewelry (including the Sri Lankan blue saphire). Quality is generally assured at the higher end stores, if purchasing at other locations, use your judgment when buying expensive items. Designer clothing stores such as ODEL & Kelly Felder are some shops that may merit a visit.
Colombo – Nightlife
Nightclub, Casino, Pub or Karaoke Bar on your choice.
Colombo has such an active nightlife. After-dark entertainment takes place around the Fort and Cinnamon Gardens area of the city. A few bars that are popular with both locals and visitors include In On The Green adjoining Galle Face Hotel, Cheers Pub in Cinnamon Grand Hotel, White Horse on Navam Mawatha, and Koluu’s Tulips on Duplication Road.
If you plan to go dancing and clubbing, dress well and show up late. Most of the action doesn’t get started until around midnight, and there is some competition for admittance.
As it is known to be the paradise of the Indian Ocean, it has to live up to its reputation and Colombo keeps it real in the nightclubs are few but the fun provided is in abundance. The people of Sri Lanka are the greatest to party with. They do not stop. The cost of partying is so cheap but the experience is worth a million pounds.
Dinner & Overnight stay at,Colombo”
Day 8 – Colombo Airport
Departure to the airport to connect with departure flight.