Srilanka At Glance
2 Nights / 3 Days
Destination Covered : Colombo, Kandy
Tour Activities : Adventure, Forts and Palaces
Colombo and Kandy Tour Overview
srilanka at glance
Sri Lanka is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, separated from India by the Palk Straight. It is
―almost‖ linked to India by a mostly underwater atoll called Adam’s Bridge. It is a very lush,
tropical island setting just north of the equator. For over 2,000 years the island was ruled by a
monarchy, which only ceased in 1972 with the appointment of a president. Sri Lanka’s population of around 21 million -similar to our own – is a multi ethnic with four main groups. Singhalese (mostly Buddhist) is the largest, followed by Tamils (mostly Hindu), Moors (with Arab origins) and Burghers – a mixed group of Portuguese and Dutch origin who are mainly Christians. Generally speaking, it is a poor country with around 25% of the population living below the poverty line. Its core source of income comes from tea exportations, spices, rubber textiles and petroleum refining. About 30% of the island is covered by forest and about 10% of this is a national park.
There are so many reasons to visit this country – there is so much to see and do. Even though it is a relatively small country, each region is quite different. The indigenous and colonial history is fascinating. The food is fabulous. The scenery is spectacular. Plus, the abundance of wildlife — one of the draw cards for travelers — will take you by surprise. Visiting the national parks — and sometimes in the wild — you can spot sambar deer, Sri Lankan elephants, leopards, sloth bears, crocodiles, water buffalo and hundreds of bird species.
It’s no wonder that in 2013, Lonely Planet rated this wonderful country as the ―hottest travel destination on the planet‖, and they didn’t mean the weather. Join us on this in-depth tour which will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the Cultural Sri Lanka.
Colombo and Kandy Tour Itinerary
On arrival at the Bandaranayke International Airport, you will be blessed to get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality; A Representative from Island Leisure Lanka will welcome you at the Airport & proceed to Colombo.
Overnight Stay at Colombo
Breakfast at the hotel & enjoy with the city tour & shopping in Colombo
Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka and is by far the most happening city in the country! From the street hawkers in the noisy bazaars of the Pettah area to the blue collared, tie clad businessmen of the World
Trade Centre, Colombo is where Sri Lanka’s economic and financial heart beats. From the grand old mansions
of the by-gone era to the department stores and shady tree-lined boulevards of today, Colombo is able to satisfy everyone from the prince to the pauper. The shopping, nightlife, and the dining experience in Colombo are pretty amazing and there’s plenty of other historical, cultural and religious places of interest in the city too.
Overnight Stay at Colombo
Breakfast at the hotel and you will be transferred to the Airport
Approximate travel time 01 hour
TBN: You should be at the airport 3 hours prior to the time of departure
Full Day excursion to Kandy
Breakfast at the hotel & proceed to Kandy. En route visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
Approximate travel time from Colombo to Pinnawela Elephant orphanage is 2 hrs
Pinnawela orphanage is situated northwest of the town Kegalle, halfway between the present capital of Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy in the hills of central Sri Lanka. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Wildlife department. This 24 acres, large elephant orphanage is an also breeding place for elephants, more than twenty elephants were born since 1984, and it has the greatest herd of elephants in captivity in the world.
Visit Spice Gardens
Sri Lanka is famous for its spices and spices gardens. These spice gardens offers tourists memorable visits to various spice plantations in Sri Lanka.
Visit Kandy Temple
The hill capital of Kandy, the last stronghold of Sinhala kings against the British Empire, lies picturesquely surrounded by mountains and rivers just 120 km away from Colombo. Kandy features the most sacred of all Buddhist shrines -the temple of the tooth or The Dalada Maligawa, which holds the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha.
Visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden
One of the most popular attractions in Sri Lanka, the Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya is located close to the city of Kandy. Established in 1843, the Peradeniya Garden features more than 10,000 different plants and trees which include over 4,000 labeled species. The beautifully landscaped and maintained garden is also famous for its collection of orchids, medicinal plants and palm trees. The National Herbarium is also attached to the garden while the spice garden is one of the main highlights here.
Some of the other highlights at Peradeniya Garden include the Orchid house, the Great Circle and memorial trees featuring an array of trees planted by dignitaries who had visited, the Natural Pavilion which is a gigantic Javan fig tree covering 1600 sq. meters of the lawn, the Cabbage Palm Avenue and Cannonball Avenue lined with beautiful cannonball trees. This certainly is a must-see place during any visit to Kandy.
When in city tour you will have the time to do some shopping in Kandy, where you could fetch souvenirs in wood, copper, silver, brass, ebony, bronze, ceramics, lacquer work, handlooms, batiks, jewelry and reed-ware at bargain prices!! Next-Sightseeing of Kandy with Upper lake drive, Market square etc
Return back to Colombo
More Details about Colombo and Kandy Tour
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Cancellation & Refund Policy
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