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Wonders of Colombo - 4 Days
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Cultural Highlights - 8 Days
Lankan Gateway Tour - 4 Days
Escape To Sri Lanka - 5 Days
Lankan High Lights - 6 Days
 



Sri Lanka Travel Package Online - Lankan Gateway

Tour Details

 Durations : 3 Night / 4 Days
 
 Tour Itinerary

DAY 01 :
On arrival at the Colombo International airport and after customs, immigrations and visa formalities, you will be be met and transferred to Kandy. In the afternoon, proceed for a city tour of Kandy.

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kandy which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The historic city about 480m above sea level surrounded by mountains was known to Sri Lankan as Kanda Uda Rata, which means the hill country. Kandy was home to Sri Lanka's last independent Kingdom, which survived two centuries of colonial incursion before finally falling to the British at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Visit the Temple of the tooth, The royal Botanical Gardens, the Peradeniya University campus and catch a panoramic view of the picturesque town from Upper lake Drive.

Early evening, you will visit a Kandyan Dance performance and be treated to a spectacular fire walking finale.

Kandy is also famous for it's shopping, gems and jewellery, handicrafts, batiks, silks ect. And you will have the opportunity of browsing to your heart"s content.

Overnight stay at Hilltop Hotel.

DAY 02 :
Breakfast at Hilltop Hotel.

Transfer from Kandy to Pinnawala.

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one of Sri Lanka's most popular tourist attractions. The orphanage's population has now mushroomed to around 65, making it the world’s largest collection of captive elephants. The elephants here range in age from newborns to elderly matriarchs, and include orphaned and abandoned elephants, as well as those injured in the wild.

Transfer from Pinnawala to Bentota.

Overnight stay at Induruwa Beach Resort.

DAY 03 :
Breakfast at Induruwa Beach Resort.

Transfer from Bentota to Colombo.

Enjoy a city tour of Colombo which is the largest city and former administrative capital of Sri Lanka and is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and remnants of a bygone colonial era. Due to its large harbor and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. However it was only made the Capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815. The main city is home to a majority of the Sri Lanka"s corporate offices, restaurants and entertainment venues. On this tour you will visit many of the historical, religious and commercial sites of colombo including the historic and bustling Fort and Pettah, the elite residential Cinnamon Gardens, the Galle face Green, Viharamahadevi Park and much more.

Overnight stay at Hotel Sapphire.

DAY 04 :
Breakfast at Hotel Sapphire.

Transfer from Colombo to Airport for the departure.

 
 Package Price
Rs. 11,185/- *
USD 226.646/- *
EUR 170.441/- *
GBP 143.111/- *
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 Destination
KANDY
Kandy is a living monument to long-lost royal might, a hill station that outstrips the expectations of a traveller or a history buff. Home to a Buddha's tooth relic, this city is unique. A World Heritage Site, it is one of Sri Lanka's most bewitching cities with ancient temples like Dalada Maligawa, Gadaladeniya Temple and Embekke Temple that sit by Kandy Lake and are surrounded by hills.

Kandy piques your curiosity. Why is Kandy Lake considered sacred if it was constructed by the last Kandyan ruler, Wickrama Rajasinha? If Buddha attained Nirvana in India, then how did his tooth end up in Dalada Maligawa? Seek out Kandyan legends to satiate your curiosity.

Once you've had your fill of legends, go hunting for gems, spices, antiques, ethnic dumbara mats and lacquer wood painting. Look over the antiques at Waruna Antiques, spilling over with ancient Sri Lankan beads, masks, statues and temple paintings.

Kandy is a popular summer destination and caters to people with a wide range of interests, and wildlife is but one of the many things you can explore. Do not miss the procession of the elephants from Pinnawala Elephant's Orphanage to the nearby river for their daily bath. People stand up on the raised sidewalk to let the elephants pass for their bath. It is amusing to watch the elephants run eagerly for a bath. Just another one of the pleasant surprises that Kandy loves to throw your way!

 
BENTOTA
Have you always dreamed of being marooned on a fantasy island with nothing but endless white sands, pristine tropical wilderness and azure skies? Then Bentota is the place to be. South of Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital city, Bentota, is one of the best coastal spots in the world. Charming fishing villages, a rustic countryside and an elegant line of world class resorts, much of Bentota's history is forgotten.

The local populace, however, treasures the rich heritage sites like the 12th century Galapata Vihara and the Wanawasa Raja Maha Viharaya Buddhist temples, and a number of monasteries that in a strange way strike a chord with the region's history. Sit back and enjoy the beauty of it all. Sinhalese and Buddhist gems are scattered all through the quaint corners in this emerald isle. So don't miss out on taking a day tour to simply wander away from the beach and into quieter corners. You never know what you may find. River cruises along Bentota River are mesmerising. It is hard to believe that in earlier days, this very river was infested with crocodiles and was famous for its oysters. The oysters and crocodiles are no more today, but its rich underwater reef life has managed to attract hordes of adventure lovers who simply can't get enough of the sea.

Wander around town and indulge in all that the coast has to offer; dine alfresco, and unwind with a sparkling glass of frothing toddy in warm earthen pots, tuck in fresh seafood delights straight off the grill, and waltz to the whistling winds in the evening as the sun sets. Bentota is sure to leave you intoxicated with life, love and longing.

 
COLOMBO
A wondrous port city that braved colonisation and ethnic conflicts with grace and now stands with a poise to grow, that's Colombo. The colonial charm of temples, monasteries and bungalows coexists with skyscrapers, malls, tuk-tuks (auto rickshaws) and flavours of a city on ocean banks. Stroll along Pettah Market miles away from the affluent world of Cinnamon Gardens and haggle over merchandise. Wander into narrow alleyways at Galle Road, and devour steaming Egg Rotis and fresh Lemon Juice, and you're beginning to feel Colombo.

Colombo is packed with surprises, relaxation and fun. Let's begin our journey...

 
 Package Inclusion
  • Accommodation on BB sharing double basis for 3 nights from breakfast on day 2 to breakfast on day 4 at hotels specified or at hotels of similar standard.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Services of a English Speaking Chauffer Guide.
 
 Package Exclusion
  • All entrance fees.
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Any other services not specified above.
  • Video and Camera permits.
  • Lunch and dinner throughout the tour.
 
 Terms and Conditions
Cancellation is taken from the date we receive your written confirmation from the date of Departure Amount of cancellation charge (Shown as a % of total accommodation costs excluding insurance and flights)
More than 02 weeks 20%
01 week 50%
72 hrs 100%
 
 Remarks
  • All prices quoted per person on twin sharing basis in Indian Rupees. Rates are applicable for a minimum of two (2) persons travelling at one time. Rates valid for Indian Nationals only
  • Rates subject to change without notice depending on currency fluctuation.
  • Rates are based on Standard category of rooms.
  • Rates not valid during conventions and special events.
  • In case carrier is Air Asia, package price does not include charges for checked baggage and meals.
 

Destination Information

ABOUT THE TERRITORY:
The Democratic, Socialist & Republican Srilanka is a country off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent. It is an island surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait, and lies in the vicinity of India and the Maldives. It is part of South Asia. Sri Lanka is a strategic naval link between West Asia and South East Asia. Sri Lanka has also been a center of the Buddhist religion and culture from ancient times and is one of the few remaining abodes of Buddhism in South Asia along with Ladakh, Bhutan and the Chittagong hill tracts. The Sinhalese community forms the majority of the population; Tamils, who are concentrated in the north and east of the island, form the largest ethnic minority. Other communities include Moors, Burghers, Kaffirs, Malays and the aboriginal Vedda people.

Sri Lanka is a republic and a unitary state, which is governed by a semi-presidential system with its official seat of government in Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte, the capital. The country is famous for the production and export of tea, coffee, coconuts, rubber and cinnamon, the last of which is native to the country. The natural beauty of Sri Lanka has led to the title The Pearl of the Indian Ocean. The island is laden with lush tropical forests, white beaches and diverse landscapes with rich biodiversity. The country lays claim to a long and colorful history of over three thousand years, having one of the longest documented histories in the world. Sri Lanka's rich culture can be attributed to the many different communities on the island.

RELIGION:
Sri Lanka is a multi-religious society. Though Buddhism is the major religion, other religions such as Hinduism, Christianity and Islam are also followed.
About 70% of the population follows Buddhism. Buddhism came to Sri Lanka from India during the reign of Ashoka in third century BC and played a significant role in the establishment of Sinhalese kingdoms since the early times. Buddhism was regarded the highest ethical and philosophical expression of Sinhalese culture and civilization.

Tamils in Srilanka who ethnically belong to South India where Hinduism was predominantly practiced. Around the fifth and the sixth century A.D., the Chola dynasty of South India usurped the throne of the Sinhalese Kingdom and conquered the island, leading to the considerable number of immigrants from South India into the northern Sri Lanka. Thus Hinduism was introduced in Sri Lanka and during the reign of Tamil kings, Hindu shrines were widely constructed. Major Hindu Gods that are worshipped in Sri Lanka are Vishnu, Shiva, Kali, Ganesha and Skanda.

Muslims comprise nearly 7% of Sri Lanka's population. In ancient times Arab traders from the Middle East visited the southern part of Sri Lanka for their business and later settled in the island. The Muslim community in Sri Lanka attained dominant growth by 10th century A.D.

Christianity first came to Sri Lanka upon the arrival of the Portuguese in the s16th century. There were an increasing number of both Sinhalese and Tamils converting to Roman Catholicism.. Later on due to the nationalism movement among the Sinhalese who held sway the political power; Christianity in Sri Lanka was somewhat restricted.

CULTURE:
Sri Lankan society is dominantly marked by the caste system. Caste system in Srilanka is based on the theory that every person is born into a particular group, which defines his or her fixed position within society for lifetime. Purity is one of the most basic concepts of caste system. The person in each caste must preserve their purity by avoiding the contact with the persons of lower purity. In Sri Lanka, there are two caste systems, one for the Sinhalese and the other for the Tamils. For the Sinhalese, although Buddhism discourages the distinction based on caste, it still exists but is not based on the concept of purity but on the basis of hereditary roles and functions. For the Tamils, Hinduism is a perpetuated influence on social division among themselves.

Sri Lanka's classical architecture, sculpture and painting are predominantly Buddhist. Stupas sprinkle the countryside, and there are several extravagantly large Buddha's sculptures, notably at Aukana and Buduruvagala. Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa have the most impressive archaelogical legacy, but Kandy is the most thriving cultural centre today. Colonial remnants include Dutch forts, canal and churches and British residences, clubs and courthouses. Galle is the finest colonial city on the island.

Woodcarving, weaving, pottery and metalwork are all highly developed crafts, and Sri Lanka is especially renowned for its gems. Ambalangoda is the best place to see Sri Lankan masks; Ratnapura is the centre of Sri Lanka's gem trade.

Sinhalese dancing is similar to Indian dance but relies on acrobatics, nimbleness and symbolism to unfold its narratives. Kandy is a good place to see 'up-country dancing', but Colombo or Ambalangoda are the places to witness the ritualistic exorcism of 'devil dancing'. Folk theatre combines dance, masked drama, and drumming and exorcism rituals in vivid recreations of Sri Lankan folklore.

CLIMATE:
Sri Lanka has no marked seasons. A special feature is that the hot and humid lowlands and the salubrious hill country are separated by a few hours motoring.

Average mean temperature along the coast is 26.7 C (80 F) and 19.7 C (66.50 F) in the hill country. In Colombo, the commercial capital, situated on the west coast, the temperature varies from 26.4 C (79.5 F) to 27.8 C (82.12 F). Relative Humidity varies from 70% during the day to 90% at night. In the lowlands the climate is typically tropical with an average temperature of 27ºC in Colombo. In the higher elevations it can be quite cool with temperatures going down to 16ºC at an altitude of nearly 2,000 meters. Bright, sunny warm days are the rule and are common even during the height of the monsoon - climatically Sri Lanka has no off-season. The southwest monsoon brings rain mainly from May to July to the western, southern and central regions of the island, while the northeast monsoon rains occur in the northern and eastern regions in December and January.

Rainfall pattern of the country is influenced by Monsoon winds from the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal. The "wet zone" and some of the windward slopes of the central highlands receive up to 2,500 millimeters (98.4 in) of rain each month, but the leeward slopes in the east and northeast receive little rain. Most of the east, southeast, and northern parts of the country comprise the "dry zone", which receives between 1,200 mm (47 in) and 1,900 mm (75 in) of rain annually. The arid northwest and southeast coasts receive the least amount of rain at 800 mm (31 in) to 1,200 mm (47 in) per year. Periodic squalls occur and sometimes tropical cyclones bring overcast skies and rains to the southwest, northeast, and eastern parts of the island. Humidity is typically higher in the southwest and mountainous areas and depends on the seasonal patterns of rainfall.

Sri Lanka is blessed with abundant rainfall. The southwest monsoon brings rain mainly from May to July to the western, southern and central regions of the island, while the northeast monsoon causes rains in the northern and eastern regions in December and January.

LANGUAGE:
Language is one of the most important elements representing the national identity. In Sri Lanka, national language issue seems very influential in both cultural and political sphere; it was the major bone of contention between the Sinhalese and the Tamils.
The two major ones widely used are, however, Sinhala language spoken by the Sinhalese majority and Tamil language used by the Tamils. Although, Sinhala and Tamil are languages from different source, both share some common characteristics and obviously have influence on each other's linguistic evolution as well.
For Sinhala language whose origins have been very discussable is widely accepted that it is ultimately derived from Indo-Aryan speech which is in turn divided into two phases of evolution: an old Indo-Aryan speech (C.2000-800 B.C.) represented by Sanskrit language used in central India and a middle Indo-Aryan speech (C.800 B.C-400 A.D.) represented by Pali, the language of Buddhist scripture. With a science of comparative linguistics, Sinhala language shares a common parent language with Greek, Latin, German, English, French Persian, Russian, and Hindi in the distant past. In the evolving phases, they have been derived from each other and ultimately became distinct languages.
The Tamil language belongs to Dravidian family mostly spoken in the South Indian states. Tamil language played a key role in trades and business along the Indian coasts as well as Sri Lankan coasts as it was a main language used in commercial communication at that time. Even Arab traders from the Middle East had adopted the Tamil language as their speech when they had to contact with the Tamils in the region. Ironically, Sinhala language has 400 loan words from Tamil language, indicating the influence of both languages that has on one another.

The Tamils who resided elsewhere other than in Jaffna were discriminate against; all public servants were required to have proficiency in the Sinhala language within three years, or they would be penalized and lose their jobs. They were also discriminated against in political, educational and professional opportunity. Language issue led thus to the religio-ethno-nationalism as well as the communal riots in the country.

CUISINE OF NEPAL:
Rice and curry, boiled rice with curried vegetable, shaped with spices is the typical Sri Lankan food. It can be served as lunch and dinner or sometimes as breakfast as well. Sri Lankan curries are usually hot and spicy, but demands for softening its taste can be done to cater tourists' palates, especially the Westerners'.
Sri Lanka endows various regional foods of which many are influenced by the Portuguese, the Dutch, the Malays, the Arabs, and the South Indians who have left their culinary characteristic. Sri Lankan rice and curry usually includes a variety of small curry dishes made of vegetable, meat, and fish. Chicken and fish is very popular meat used in curries, but beef and mutton are also available. In a meal, it must have an accompaniment such as parripu (red lentil dhal), mulling (ripped green leaves with spices, lightly stir- fried), and sambol (a mixture of grated coconut, chilly, and spice).
Other unique specialties of Sri Lanka include hoppers usually served for breakfast or snack. It is a kind of flat pancake with crispy edges and soft middle whereupon fried egg or sweetened scraped coconut is added to make them more delicious.
When it comes to desserts, Sri Lankan cuisine offers a wide variety of them to choose from. Kevum or oil cake spiced flour and treacle and cashew nut fudge. Kiribath is a made of rice cooked in coconut milk, usually eaten with sambol; this kind of dessert is usually served on ceremonial occasions such as wedding. Wattalappam, a Malay-origin-dessert, is an egg pudding. Curd and honey known as kiri peni is also good; curd is yogurt from buffalo milk, very tasty.
Fruits are also abounding in Sri Lanka owing to its sub-tropical climate. Mangoes, papayas, bananas, jackfruits, durians, rambutans, mangosteens, to name just a few can be found everywhere in local markets according to seasons.
An average Sri Lankan meal always consist of leaves and dry fish, and several vegetable curries. There are special food and sweets made at festivals. Most of the Sri Lankan food does not use artificial flavors and preserve the health value of the meal.

TOUR ATTRACTIONS:
Tourism is one of the main industries in Sri Lanka. Major tourist attractions are focused around the island's famous beaches located in the southern and eastern parts of the country, ancient heritage sites located in the interior of the country and lush green resorts located in the mountainous regions of the country. A large majority of tourists come from the United States, the Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Maldives, Japan, The People's Republic of China, and India.

Now we are going to focus upon some top destinations in Srilanka. Where visitors need to visit for once in life, like: Kandy, Negombo, Hikkaduwa, Dam bulla, Galle and many more.

Apart of them some more places are:
• Gal Oya Valley North – East Sanctuary & South - East sanctuary
• Galoya National Park (An Ecological destination)
• Somawathiya National Park
• Wasgamuwa national park etc all around the territory.

Rather them some more attractions which makes the country more attractive than every part of the world is top 6 places that located inside the country. They are:
1. The Grandeur of Anuradhapura
2. The Wander & Beauty of Singiriya
3. The Majesty of Kaudy.
4. The Beaches
5. Parks & Sanctuaries.
6. Elephant Orphanage.
Tourists often visit above all these destination but Sri Lanka’s many beaches are historical places of Colombo which is considered as the "Commercial capital of Sri Lanka" though it attracts many tourists from Asian region to visit for businesses. National parks in Sri Lanka are also popular visitor attractions. Tourists are also attracted to Sri Lanka by its natural beauty.

CONCLUSION:
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Package Type: Price Per Person on Twin Sharing
Rs. 11,185/- *
USD 226.646/- *
EUR 170.441/- *
GBP 143.111/- *
Validity: Valid Till 31 March 2012
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Hotel: Hilltop Hotel
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