COLOMBO BREAK

Colombo – Nuwara Eliya – Kandy Break
4 Nights/5 Days

  • Best Time To Visit

    Colombo is a year-round destination and can be visited any time of the year. Apart from the heavy monsoons, which generally last between June and September, the weather is pleasant for most of the year.

Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls. The imposing Colombo National Museum, dedicated to Sri Lankan history, borders sprawling Viharamahadevi Park and its giant Buddha.

Currency

Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)

Languages

Sinhala, English, Tamil

Time Difference

Colombo time is same as India

India – Colombo – City tour

Day 1

Arrival at Colombo – the vibrant capital of Sri Lanka. You would be met by our representative for your transfer to hotel. Afternoon proceed for half day city tour of Colombo. Visit the 100-year -old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings. Other places of interest are a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the old parliament, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) – an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People’s Republic of China.. Also visit House of Fashions, ODEL, Noritake ceramic shop & a local souvenir shop. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Colombo – Nuwara Eliya

Day 2

After breakfast, proceed to Nuwara Eliya via Kitulgala. The Kelani River in Kitulgala was the main location where the Oscar winning Movie Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed. On the hill above this town, a prehistoric cave was recently discovered containing large middens of shells from some unknown civilization. Continue your trip to Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country producing a significant share of the world’s best tea. Sri Lanka’s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

Nuwara Eliya – Kandy

Day 3

Breakfast. Proceed from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy. Enroute – Visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. Here you could observe all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. Afternoon, enjoy city tour of Kandy. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site. 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. Thereafter witness a cultural show. Overnight stay in Kandy.

Kandy – Colombo

Day 4

Breakfast. Morning, visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers. Thereafter proceed to Colombo. Enroute, you will visit the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. The original objective of establishing the orphanage was inclined more towards tourism, but has soon became a conservation and educational centre. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawela started a scientific captive-breeding programme for elephants. The members of the Pinnawela herd have been filmed, videoed and photographed thousands of times by professionals. Later, proceed to Colombo for overnight stay in Colombo.

Colombo – India

Day 5

After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight back home.

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