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Travel Package of Sri Lanka for 6 Days and 5 Nights
Duration : 6 Days and 5 Nights
Destination : Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bandarawela, Colombo
Tour Id : JBT199
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Day 01  Arrive Kandy
Arrive at  Colombo  International  airport  and  proceed to  Kandy.  Afternoon free  at leisure. In  the  evening visit and witness the cultural show. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02  Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

After  breakfast, proceed  for  a half  day city  tour of  Kandy. Kandy was  the  last capital of  the  Sri  Lankan kings  and  is a  World Heritage Site. The  name “Kandy” conjures visions of splendour and magnificence. Many of  the  legends, traditions and  folklore are  still  lovingly  kept  alive.   Drive around the  Kandy  Lake built  by the last  Sinhala king, Sri Wickrama  Rajasinghe  in 1798.   Visit  the Kandy town  and bazaar, the arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary.  Also visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. Afternoon proceed to Nuwara Eliya, enroute visiting the Anjaneear temple in Pusselawa and a tea factory. Pussellawa is  the Home of 18 feet  statue of Anjaneear The famous temple situated on  a  hill  over looking the Kotmale  reservoir area, Anjaneear at this temple Thousand’s  of devotees from India  & Sri Lanka pay homage to. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03  Nuwara Eliya - Bandarawela

After breakfast, proceed to visit the  Sita Aman temple. The  Sita Amman Temple can be  seen on  route to Hakgala along the Nuwara Eliya Badulla Road.  The prominent temple architecture will not fail to attract your  attention  on the way  to  the  Hakgala  Botanical Gardens from Nuwara  Eliya.  According  to tradition, the site is associated  with Sita  of the Ramayana  epic. Ancient statues of Rama and Sita can be seen on a side  of  the  temple.    The  temple  seen  today  is  a  modern  building  with  its  paintings, statues  and  pillars decorated  with  sculptures, all  depicting  the  tale  of  Rama  and  Sita.    The  rear  of  the  temple  overlooks  a stream, while from  its front can be seen  the Hakgala peaks. After the tour transfer to Hakgala  to visit  the Hakgala gardens. The  Hakgala Botanical Garden  was one of  the pleasure gardens  of King  Ravana of the well-known  epic  Ramayana. This garden  was expanded  during the  British period and has a  wide  variety of  flowers  including  an  excellent  collection  of  orchids.  This  is  the  exotic  pleasure  garden  where  king Ravana  kept  the  depressed  Sita,  insisting  that  she  marry  him.    It  was  here  where  the  heart-warming meeting  took  place  between  her  and Hanuman,  who brought her  Rama’s  ring  with  the  news  that  Rama was looking for  her.   He  offered  to carry her back but she refused  saying it would be an insult to Rama’s honour if he did so.  Part of this majestic garden still exists.  It is also said that Hanuman nearly destroyed it in order  to prove  to Ravana  of the  forces against him. After that  proceed to  Isthripura  via Welimada  to visit  the  Isthripura  caves. This  exotic  cave  still  boasts  the  picturesque  cascading  waterfall  that  was  in existence  2000 years  ago.  It was  within  this  cave  that  Sita was  held  prisoner   with  over  1500 women to attend to her every need. Thereafter proceed to Welimada and visit Divurumpola temple. Although this  Vihara is said to be  established in the  6th A.D. Polonnaruwa period  it has a long history among people of having been started in the time of Rama, Rawana and Sita. Still revered by thousands, this holy haven was the  place  where  Sita  performed  her  Agni  Pariksha  (proving  her  chastity)  to  her  husband  Rama. Continuing the practice for over thousands of years, villagers still pledge their fidelity or take oaths there and even in certain courts, this agreement was binding. Since that time  this place has been respected and worshiped  by  people  down  the  ages. Furthermore  it  is  said  that  this  place  was  given  the  name “Divurumpola” or the place of making a wow. Not only in legends but this name has been inscribed in the moonstone  guarding  the  Devale  in  the premises.    After  the  visitng  all  places  proceed  to  Bandarawela. Visit Ella, a small mountain n, boasts three locations linked to the Ramayana where, local legend dictates, Ravana hid Sita.  First there is Ravana Ella Cave, situated in the massive Ella Rock.  Then there is Ravana Ella Falls and a nearby pool bored out of the rock by the gushing waters where Sita is said to have bathed. The  Bandarawela  hotel  is a  charming heritage  hotel  built  during  the  colonial  period.  The  elegant  hotel, whose illustrious life began as a European’s – only tea planters club, is a perfectly preserved relic steeped in colonial comforts.  Though its location is central, its ample garden and foliage seclude it  from the city. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04  Bandarawela - Colombo
After  breakfast,  proceed  to  Colombo  via  Ratnapura,  Sitawaka  and  Aviswsawella.  Visit  a  gem  mine  at Ratnapura. Ratnapura is the fabled city  of gems.  It’s name remains unchanged over the  years and means “city of gems”.  In Ratnapura prospecting and mining goes on everyday.  Visit a gem mine and a museum and strike a bargain  at  one of  the shops.  Sitawaka, situated  near  Avissawella on a tributary  of the  Kelani Ganga (river).   Not surprisingly  it  derives its  name from  Sita, who  is  supposed to have been  imprisoned by Ravana in a grove in this neighborhood. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05  Colombo
After breakfast proceed to Kelaniya. Visit the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya, which was a temple built in the 3 century B.C.  Kelaniya was one of the three places visited by the Buddha during his visits to Sri Lanka.  Kelaniya is  also  the  centre for  traditional  Sinhala  pottery. Whithin  the  Kelaniya  Raja  Maha Vihara  Temple  is  a  s  special  shrine  dedicated  to Vibushana  ,  king  Ravana’s  brother,  who    allied  with Rama  in  the  struggle    to  rescue  Sita  .  Even  during  the  Ravana  regime  Vibushana  was  in  charge  of Kelaniya. After the tour return transfer to Colombo. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06  Return
After breakfast, proceed to Airport for your flight home.

Please Note:
Passengers under 12 years sharing room without an extra bed are considered children
Rates are per person in USD based on minimum 02 adults traveling together.
Check for peak season surcharge as applicable.

Tour price includes:

1. Accommodation at choice of mentioned above hotels.
2. Daily buffet breakfast.
3. Sightseeing as per mentioned in the itinerary, in air-conditioned vehicles.
4. Services of a chauffeur guide.

Tour price does not include:

1.  Passport, visa charges, International Airfares & Airport taxes
2.  Cost granted by the Reserve Bank of India under the Basic Travel Quota scheme.
3.  Any increase in the rate of exchange, surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come
into, effect prior to departure.
4.  Porterage, tips, insurance, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, optional tours and all items
of personal nature and also food & drinks not forming part of the group menus.
5.  Anything not specifically mentioned in “Tour Price Includes” box.

Visa requirements:
You  must  be  in  possession  of  a  single  entry  visa  for  Sri  Lanka,  which  can  be  obtained  on  arrival  at  the airport.

Passport:

To undertake the tour you must be in  possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond
your date of travel.

Hotels / Flights / Itinerary / Routes are subject to change without notice.
 
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