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Your travel itinerary as follows,
Negombo is a major tourist destination in Sri Lanka. This city is an ideal and liberal place with LUXURY, tropical life style, for those who want quick access to and from the country's main international airport and also to Colombo city. The 100 km long canal network running through the city is still used, and outrigger canoes and modern water-craft ply this route daily, for trade and tourist purposes. Remnants of colonization include the Dutch fort built in 1672, as well as centuries-old Portuguese and Dutch houses, Administrative buildings, Churches and the ceiling frescoes of St. Mary's Cathedral.
Sights: Negombo offers one of the best beaches on the west coast of Sri Lanka, and draws tourists who stop over for a day on their way to or from the airport. Negombo is also home to the country's second-largest fish market, there are daily fish auctions, which give tourists a chance to meet the area's fishermen, buy fish and even organize fishing trips into the lagoon and the ocean beyond. Other nearby attractions open to visitors include Muthurajawela Marshland, the protected mangroves of the Negombo lagoon, is home to over 190 species of wildlife.
Dinner and Overnight at Negombo.
The Anuradhapura Kingdom was the first established kingdom in ancient Sri Lanka. Founded by King Pandukabhaya in 377 BC, the kingdom's authority extended throughout the country, although several independent areas emerged from time to time, which grew more numerous towards the end of the kingdom.The famous paintings and structures at the Ruwanwelisaya, Jetavana stupas, and other large stupas; large buildings like the Lovamahapaya; and religious works (like the numerous Buddha statues) are landmarks demonstrating the Anuradhapura period's advancement in sculpting.
Sights: Sri Maha Bodhi, Lovamahapaya (Brazen Palace), Kala Weva, Ruwanveli Seya Dagoba, Thuparama Dagoba, Lankarama Dagoba, Abhayagiriya Monastery Complex, Samadhi Buddha Statue and Isurumuniya Temple.
Dinner and Overnight at Anuradhapura.
The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated Chola invaders in 1070 to reunite the country once more under a local leader. But King Parakramabahu at his reign that is considered the Golden Age of Polonnaruwa. Trade and agriculture flourished under the patronage of the king, who was so adamant that no drop of water falling from the heavens was to be wasted and each was to be used toward the development of the land. The greatest of these systems is the Parakrama Samudra or the Sea of Parakrama. The Kingdom of Polonnaruwa was completely self-sufficient during King Parakramabahu's reign.
Sights: Gal Vihara, Vatadage, Lankathilaka, Sandakadapahana, Parakrama Samudraya, Minneriya National Park,
Kalkudah / Pasikudah
Kalkudah is a coastal resort town located about 35 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa, Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka. It is a populer tourist destination. Pasikudah and Kalkudah are located few kilometers apart. After the Civil war ended in 2009, in recent time, Kalkudah receives plenty of visitors to Pasikudah beach.
Sights: Mid Tour break and relaxing at the Beach.
Optional: Massage (Ayurveda or non-Ayurveda), Sauna.
Dinner and Overnight at
Sigiriya / Dambulla
Sigiriya is an ancient palace located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. This site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure —Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock.
Major attractions of the area include the largest and best preserved cave temple complex of Sri Lanka. The area also boasts the largest rose quartz mountain range in South Asia, and the Iron wood forest, or Na Uyana Aranya.
Sights: Sigiriya Lion Rock, Dambulla Rangiri Dambulu Temple, Habarana Elephant Ride
Day 6 & 7:
Day 6 & 7:
Kandy is a major city in Sri Lanka, located in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.
Sights: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Temple of Tooth, Kandy City Tour, Cultural Dance & Visit nearby Cultural Places.
Day 8 & 9:
Day 8 & 9:
Nuwara Eliya / Bandarawela
Nuwara Eliya is a city, in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The city name meaning is "city on the plain (table land)" or "city of light". It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for tea production in Sri Lanka. The city is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya is also known for the temperate, cool climate, the city is known for being the coolest area in Sri Lanka.
Sights: Nanu oya to Ella Train Ride (Best Train Ride view of Sri Lankan Countryside), Visit Horton Plains & Worlds Ends, Gregory Lake & Nuwara Eliya City Tour. Bandarawela Tea Factory Visit.
Optional: Kithulgala White water Rafting
Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public, and also adjoining parks.It is situated in the southeast region of the country, and lies in Southern Province and Uva Province. The park covers 979 square kilometres (378 sq mi). Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lankan leopards and aquatic birds.
Sights: Safari and Animal Watching, Kumana Bird watching.
Tissamaharama / Matara / Galle
Galle was known as Gimhathiththa (although Ibn Batuta in the 14th century refers to it as Qali) before the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century, when it was the main port on the island. Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, during the Dutch colonial period. Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions. The city was extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers.
Sights: Deundra lighthouse, blow hole in Dickwella, Weligama fishing village and turtle hatchery in Unawatuna, Galle Fort visit and Museum. Hikkaduwa Corel Watching.
Optional: Snorkeling and other water sports.
Day 12 & 13
Bentota / Beruwala
Bentota is situated on the southern bank of the Bentota River mouth, at an elevation of 3 metres (9.8 ft) above the sea level. The name of the town is derived from a mythical story which claims a demon named 'Bem' ruled the tota or river bank.
Sights: Relaxing at the Beach, Turtle farm visit, Fish Pedicure.
Optional: Ayurveda Massage, Water Sports
Colombo City Vist and Depature.
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