Cultural Highlights Tour


Sri Lanka has a written history of 2500 years and it’s a cultural and historical hotspot. This itinerary concentrates on most important historical temples, Palaces and ruined cities of Sri Lanka. On Arrival transfer to Sigiriya. Thereafter day by day transfer to Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Koggala & Colombo.

Day 01

ARRIVAL TRANSFER/ KANDY

Welcome to Sri Lanka! Meet on arrival at the Bandaranayke International Airport by My Travel Partner representative & transfer for Kandy- Check in hotel.

Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya. This was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers.

Evening proceed to visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. 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 of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple.

  • Overnight Stay:- Kandy Hotel
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Day 02

NUWARA-ELIYA

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to Nuwara-Eliya. Visit Lake Gregory. It is a reservoir in the heart of the tea country hill city, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. Lake Gregory was constructed during the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. The lake and the surrounding area make up the Gregory Lake Area.

Evening proceed to visit Seetha Amman Temple. The stream that runs from the hill, catered to the needs of Sitadevi during her stay at Ashoka Vatika. She is said to have bathed in this stream. Now there is a temple erected for Lord Rama, Sitadevi, Luxshmana and Hanuman by the side of this stream. It is interesting to note that footprints akin to Lord Hamunams are found by this river -some small and some large.

Visit to Ashok Vatika. It was a garden in Lanka that was in the Kingdom of the Rakshasa king, Ravana, as mentioned in the Vishnu Purana and Hindu epic, Ramayana of Valmiki, and all subsequent versions, including the Ramacharitamanas written by Tulsidas, where it finds mention in the Sundar Kand. The Vatika has garden houses around it, built by Vishwakarma himself. It was the location, next to Sita Amman Temple.

  • Overnight Stay:- Nuwara Eliya Hotel
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Day 03

NUWARA-ELIYA

After breakfast at hotel proceed to visit Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple. It is built by Chinmaya Mission of Sri Lanka. Located in Ramboda on Kandy-Nuwara Eliya Road located approximately 30 odd kilometers North of Nuwara Eliya on A-5 route facing the Kotmale Reservoir. Evening proceed to Tea Factory & Tea Plantation.

Sri Lanka is one of the world’s largest exporters of tea with a roaring tea industry that dominates the island’s central highlands. Introduced to the country by British tea planter James Taylor in 1867, tea irreversibly changed the topography, and even the demography of the country. In the wake of Sri Lanka’s coffee blight, British planters were quick to discover that tea was a more lucrative industry. As the number of tea estates rose, there was an increased need for human labor. The production of tea involves a tedious procedure of plucking, withering, rolling, oxidizing and drying – a process that requires heavy machines and plenty of manpower.

  • Overnight Stay:- Nuwara Eliya Hotel
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Day 04

DEPARTURE

After breakfast at hotel leave for the airport to connect with the departure flight.


What’s included in the price?

  • Meet and Greet at the Arrival.
  • Your accommodation in a Double occupancy room with Breakfast & Dinner meal inclusions as specified as specified on the Itinerary.
  • Transportation and sightseeing using a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle on a private basis.
  • With a professional English-speaking Chauffer guide.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing as detailed on your itinerary.
  • Applicable Service charge and local government tax.
  • Water Bottles (One Bottle Per person per day)
  • Passenger Cover Insurance.
  • Sightseeing Parking tickets & Expressway tickets.

What’s excluded?

  • Mini bar usage
  • Lunch
  • Optional hotel expenses such as local and international telephone calls, internet access and laundry.
Route map

Day 01

ARRIVAL TRANSFER/ SIGIRIYA

Welcome to Sri Lanka! Meet on arrival at the Bandaranayke International Airport by My Travel Partner representive & transfer for Sigiriya-Check in hotel.

Proceed to visit Dambulla Cave Temple - Climb up to the temple, which was donated by king Walagambahu in the 1st century BC to Buddhist monks. Dambulla is a World Heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and the ceiling is the largest area of paintings found in the world. These caves contain over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock spanning 14 meters.

Thereafter proceed to Minneriya National Park. It is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The tank is of historical importance, having been built by King Mahasen in third century AD. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts.

  • Overnight Stay : - Hotel in Sigiriya
  • Day Meal Plan : - Dinner
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Day 02

KANDY

After breakfast at hotel proceed to Sigiriya Rock. It’s the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the ‘Heavenly Maidens’ of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster.

Proceed to visit Dambulla Cave Temple - Climb up to the temple, which was donated by king Walagambahu in the 1st century BC to Buddhist monks. Dambulla is a World Heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and the ceiling is the largest area of paintings found in the world. These caves contain over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock spanning 14 meters.

Thereafter transfer to Kandy. Visit the Royal botanical garden, Peradeniya. This was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers.

Evening proceed to visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. 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 of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple.

  • Overnight Stay : - Hotel in Kandy
  • Day Meal plan : - Breakfast, Dinner
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Day 03

NUWARA-ELIYA

After breakfast at hotel transfer to Nuwara-Eliya. Visit Lake Gregory. It is a reservoir in heart of the tea country hill city, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. Lake Gregory was constructed during the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. The lake and the surrounding area make up the Gregory Lake Area.

Visit the Tea Plantation in Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya is also called the little England. It has 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. Nuwara-Eliya also has one of the finest 18 whole golf courses in South Asia. Many of the buildings retain features from the colonial period such as the Queen's Cottage, General's House, Grand Hotel, Hill Club, St Andrew's Hotel and Town Post Office.

Evening proceed to visit Seetha Amman Temple. The stream that runs from the hill, catered to the needs of Sitadevi during her stay at Ashoka Vatika. She is said to have bathed in this stream. Now there is a temple erected for Lord Rama, Sitadevi, Luxshmana and Hanuman by the side of this stream. It is interesting to note that foot prints akin to Lord Hamunams are found by this river -some small and some large.

Visit to Ashok Vatika. It was a garden in Lanka that was located in the Kingdom of the Rakshasa king, Ravana, as mentioned in the Vishnu Purana and Hindu epic, Ramayana of Valmiki, and all subsequent versions, including the Ramacharitamanas written by Tulsidas, where it finds mention in the Sundar Kand. The Vatika has garden houses around it, built by Vishwakarma himself. It was the location, next to Sita Amman Temple.

  • Day Meal plan : - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Overnight Stay : - Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
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Day 04

NUWARA - ELIYA

After breakfast at hotel proceed to visit Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple. It is built by Chinmaya Mission of Sri Lanka. Located in Ramboda on Kandy-Nuwara Eliya Road located approximately 30 odd kilometers North of Nuwara Eliya on A-5 route facing the Kotmale Reservoir.

Evening proceed to Tea Factory & Tea Plantation. Sri Lanka is one of the world’s largest exporters of tea with a roaring tea industry that dominates the island’s central highlands. Introduced to the country by British tea planter James Taylor in 1867, tea irreversibly changed the topography, and even the demography of the country. In the wake of Sri Lanka’s coffee blight, British planters were quick to discover that tea was a more lucrative industry. As the number of tea estates rose, there was an increased need for human labor. The production of tea involves a tedious procedure of plucking, withering, rolling, oxidizing and drying – a process that requires heavy machines and plenty of manpower.

  • Overnight stay: Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
  • Day Meal plan : Breakfast, Dinner
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Day 05

GALLE

After breakfast at hotel transfer to Galle.

Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, and then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.

Evening proceed to visit to Turtle hatchery. The Turtle Hatchery Project at Bentota Beach is another important attraction. Up to five endangered species of turtles have been frequenting a stretch on this undisturbed beach for a long time now. The turtles are allowed to hatch and thrive in a protected area before being set free.

  • Overnight stay: Hotel in Galle
  • Day Meal plan : Breakfast, Dinner
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Day 06

KOGGALA

After breakfast at hotel proceed to Whale watching. Whale watching is the practice of observing whales and dolphins (cetaceans) in their natural habitat. Whale watching is mostly a recreational activity (cf. bird watching), but it can also serve scientific and/or educational purposes. A study prepared for IFAW in 2009 estimated that 13 million people went whale watching globally in 2008. Whale watching generates $2.1 billion per annum in tourism revenue worldwide, employing around 13,000 workers. The size and rapid growth of the industry has led to complex and continuing debates with the whaling industry about the best use of whales as a natural resource.

Proceed to Rumassala. It is a massive hill oddly out of place in the landscape just outside the Galle harbour. Legend details that during the Rama – Rawana war Rama’s brother Luxhmana, was injured and Hanuman was sent to Himalayas to fetch medicinal herbs. Hanuman forgot the name of the herb but he brought a chunk of the peak containing many herbs. However the mountain fragment slipped and broke into five pieces of which one fell to Rumassala. It should be noted that the renowned scientist Sir Arthur C. Clerk has a bungalow in the precincts of Rumassala, as it is said to be the place that has the highest specific gravity globally.

  • Overnight stay: Hotel in Koggala
  • Day Meal plan : Breakfast, Dinner
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Day 07

COLOMBO/ DEPARUTRE

After Breakfast transfer to Colombo. Proceed to Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple. * A temple dedicated to Anjaneyar in Sri Lanka.

* This is the only temple in the world to have a chariot of Anjaneyar. Do a Colombo city tour. Sri Lanka’s sprawling capital is developing rapidly with a host of new hotels, smart boutiques and cosmopolitan restaurants. This is a city of contrasts where serene Buddhist temples and colonial churches nestle amid ramshackle streets and shiny office blocks. The busy Pettah market and paradise road offer interesting shopping opportunities and no visit is complete without a stroll along coastal Galle Face Green. Visit to Independence Square and Bandaranayke Memorial International Conference Hall.

Also visit Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya it is believed that Kelaniya is the place from where King Vibeeshana ruled after being crowned by Lakshmana.

Leave for the airport to connect with the departure flight.

  • Day Meal plan : Breakfast

What’s included in the price?

  • Meet and Greet at the Arrival.
  • Your accommodation in a Double occupancy room with Breakfast & Dinner meal inclusions as specified as specified on the Itinerary.
  • Transportation and sightseeing using a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle on a private basis.
  • With a professional English-speaking Chauffer guide.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing as detailed on your itinerary.
  • Applicable Service charge and local government tax.
  • Water Bottles (One Bottle Per person per day)
  • Passenger Cover Insurance.
  • Sightseeing Parking tickets & Expressway tickets.

What’s excluded?

  • Mini bar usage
  • Lunch
  • Optional hotel expenses such as local and international telephone calls, internet access and laundry.
Route map

Day 01

Visit to Tea Factory & Tea Plantation. Sri Lanka is one of the world’s largest exporters of tea with a roaring tea industry that dominates the island’s central highlands. Introduced to the country by British tea planter James Taylor in 1867, tea irreversibly changed the topography, and even the demography of the country. In the wake of Sri Lanka’s coffee blight, British planters were quick to discover that tea was a more lucrative industry. As the number of tea estates rose, there was an increased need for human labor. The production of tea involves a tedious procedure of plucking, withering, rolling, oxidizing and drying – a process that requires heavy machines and plenty of manpower. Thereafter proceed to visit Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple. In the hills of Ramboda where Hanuman was searching for Sita, the Chinmaya Mission of Sri Lanka built the Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple which is visited by thousands of devotees every year.

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Day 02

Visit to Tea Factory & Tea Plantation. Sri Lanka is one of the world’s largest exporters of tea with a roaring tea industry that dominates the island’s central highlands. Introduced to the country by British tea planter James Taylor in 1867, tea irreversibly changed the topography, and even the demography of the country. In the wake of Sri Lanka’s coffee blight, British planters were quick to discover that tea was a more lucrative industry. As the number of tea estates rose, there was an increased need for human labor. The production of tea involves a tedious procedure of plucking, withering, rolling, oxidizing and drying – a process that requires heavy machines and plenty of manpower. Thereafter proceed to visit Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple. In the hills of Ramboda where Hanuman was searching for Sita, the Chinmaya Mission of Sri Lanka built the Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple which is visited by thousands of devotees every year. Visit to Tea Factory & Tea Plantation. Sri Lanka is one of the world’s largest exporters of tea with a roaring tea industry that dominates the island’s central highlands. Introduced to the country by British tea planter James Taylor in 1867, tea irreversibly changed the topography, and even the demography of the country. In the wake of Sri Lanka’s coffee blight, British planters were quick to discover that tea was a more lucrative industry. As the number of tea estates rose, there was an increased need for human labor. The production of tea involves a tedious procedure of plucking, withering, rolling, oxidizing and drying – a process that requires heavy machines and plenty of manpower. Visit to Tea Factory & Tea Plantation. Sri Lanka is one of the world’s largest exporters of tea with a roaring tea industry that dominates the island’s central highlands. Introduced to the country by British tea planter James Taylor in 1867, tea irreversibly changed the topography, and even the demography of the country. In the wake of Sri Lanka’s coffee blight, British planters were quick to discover that tea was a more lucrative industry. As the number of tea estates rose, there was an increased need for human labor. The production of tea involves a tedious procedure of plucking, withering, rolling, oxidizing and drying – a process that requires heavy machines and plenty of manpower.

Day 03

Visit to Tea Factory & Tea Plantation. Sri Lanka is one of the world’s largest exporters of tea with a roaring tea industry that dominates the island’s central highlands. Introduced to the country by British tea planter James Taylor in 1867, tea irreversibly changed the topography, and even the demography of .

4 Days 3 Nights

Featured Inclusions


Destinations

Wilpattu Dambulla Kithulgala Sinharaja Udawalawe Yala


* We will contact you via email after this Reservation request has made.
* When we have reserved your train journey successfully we will hand over the ticket upon your arrival at the airport.

7 Days 6 Nights

Featured Inclusions


Destinations

Wilpattu Minneriya Sigiriya Sinharaja Kithulgala Yala Udawalawe Thissamaharama


* We will contact you via email after this Reservation request has made.
* When we have reserved your train journey successfully we will hand over the ticket upon your arrival at the airport.