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Sri Lanka 8 Days


08 Days & 07 Nights


International Airport - Delhi - Paro - Punakha - Paro - Trongsa - Gangtay - Thimphu - Paro - Delhi - International Airport

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Day 01
International /Colombo
Overnight flight to Colombo
Day 02
Colombo /Sigiriya
Upon arrival, reception at the airport and leave for Sigiriya Arrive in time for a late lunch Thereafter the rest of the afternoon and evening is free Dinner and overnight at the hotel
Day 03
Sigiriya /Anuradhapura / Sigiriya
Breakfast at the hotel and thereafter leave for a full day excursion to Anuradhapura which was the capital of the country for 1400 years Under the patronage of three major Buddhist monasteries,Anuradhapura expanded around 3 huge stupas built in the memory of Buddha City sightseeing of Anuradhapura and also visit the 'Bodhi Tree', reputed to be 2200 years old and was grown from a branch of the tree under which Buddha received enlightenment in Bodhgaya ( North India ) Lunch in a local restaurant. Then take a bullock cart ride in the village. Thereafter, return to Sigiriya Dinner and overnight at the hotel
Day 04
Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa
Breakfast at the hotel and leave for Polonnaruwa to visit the second capital of the island for two centuries and now overgrown by the jungle Many vestiges and ruins of temples are scattered throughout the forest and make and unforgettable landscape : the statue of Prakrama Bahu, and the temples of Vatadage and Galvihara Lunch in a local restaurant and the return to Sigiriya and visit the the Lion Rock of Sigiriya, a massive column of red stone rock which dominates the jungle and upon which is built a palace and fortress of legend Dinner and overnight at the hotel
Day 05
Sigiriya / Dambulla / Matale / Kandy
Breakfast at the hotel Thereafter leave for Kandy. On the road to Kandy, stop at the Dambulla cave temple, a monastery whose five cave sanctuaries are fully decorated with Buddhist paintings Continue to Matale and visit a spice garden. The warm, moist climate is perfect for growing spices necessary to prepare savoury curries and Sri Lankan cuisine. Lunch at Matale Arrive Kandy late in the afternoon. Take a tour of the lake and visit the craft center and market In the evening see a Kandyan Dance Performance. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
Day 06
Breakfast and thereafter visit the famous " Temple of the Tooth," one of the most sacred places of Buddhism and home to the relic of the 'Tooth of Buddhat' Buddha was brought to Sri Lanka in the fourth century. Visit the three temples : Lankathilaka, Gadaladeniya and Embekke Lunch in a local restaurant Thereafter excursion to the Pinnawela elephant orphanage Dinner and overnight at the hotel
Day 07
Kandy / Peradeniya / Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast at the hotel and then visit the botanical garden of Peradeniya. Before the arrival of the English, it was a royal park. Today it is the largest garden in Sri Lanka. It has a wondrous collection of orchids, palms planted the driveway in 1950 and gigantic Javanese fig trees Early lunch in a local restaurant and then leave for Nuwara Eliya. On the way to Nuwara Eliya, visit a tea plantation where tea tasting is possible In the 19th century, the English made ​​Nuwara Eliya a hill station to escape the heat. Today, the British architectural style still exists Dinner and overnight at the hotel
Day 08
Nuwara Eliya / Kithulgala / Colombo / International
Breakfast at the hotel Then leave for Kithulgala Stop at the waterfalls of St Claire and Devon which reach a height of more than 80 metres These waterfalls are the location of the filming of the famous movie " The Bridge on the River Kwai." Lunch in a local restaurant. Continue to a hotel in the Colombo area for a few hours rest Dinner in a local restaurant and then transfer to the airport late in the evening for an overnight flight


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