Sun and Sand – Sri lanka
December 10, 2017
Picturesque Sri Lanka
December 10, 2017

Sun and Sand – Sri lanka

Customizable Tour: 3 Nights 4 Days

If you’re on a search for relaxing surroundings, breathtaking beaches, and lush greenery, look no further! Discover the organic gems of Sri Lanka with Yatra’s 4 Day Exotica: Bentota Beaches & Colombo Culture package that offers you the perfect chance to spend your holidays in the most soothing way. Spend some time in Bentota observing adult and baby turtles, cruise on the river, sit by the sea or excite yourself with watersports. Deem your trip imperfect if you haven’t seen the nightlife and shopping scene of Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo. You’ll be enamored by the glamor and sprightly spirit of the place.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day Wise

Day 1 – Arrival and City Tour of Kandy

After your arrival at the airport, head to Kandy. En route to Kandy, you will visit Pinnawala. Go on a city tour of Kandy and at late evening, witness a cultural show.

Day 2 – Nuwara Eliya

After savouring a filling breakfast, head to Nuwara Eliya. Go on a city tour here. Spend a comfortable night at the hotel.

Day 3 – City Tour of Colombo

Relish a wholesome breakfast and proceed to Colombo for a city tour.

Day 4 – Adieu Sri Lanka

Proceed to the airport for departure after a wonderful trip to Sri Lanka.

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About Destination

Nuwara Eliya

Our world is loaded with man-made factors. But have you ever observed of the world that is man-made? A city far away from England was personally designed in such a way that it was similar to an English village. Welcome to Nuwara Eliya, the ‘ Little England’ in Sri Lanka! Ceylon was dominated by the British until 1948. The army officers found a retreat in the hills that resembled their homeland. With its breath-taking beauty a favorable bye climate that guarantees relief from the frequent weather in Colombo, the hot and humid capital city of Ceylon. Where there was earlier an eyesore of a swamp, they created an synthetic lake by diverting water from a stream flowing down from Piduruthalgala Mountain. Christened Lake Gregory, it even produces electricity for the town. There are several places to visit in Nuwara Eliya, like the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, the Laxapana Falls, the Lover’ s Leap Waterfall, the Devon Falls, the Oliphant Estate, the Ceylon Breweries, the Tea plantation and the amazing factory that wow tourists and the locals alike.

Colombo

Breathtaking golden beaches, magnificent temples and colonial-era architecture enhance the brilliant city of Colombo. It is one of the most important cultural centers of Sri Lanka. Being situated strategically on the western coast, this port city has been a location of interest for many empires, colonizers, and traders. Every empire that ruled this land left their legacy behind, making the city a blend of culture with a rich heritage. Being the former capital of Sri Lanka, the biggest city and financial center as well as a port city with a natural harbor, Colombo has a myriad of functions: administrative, trade, financial, cultural and tourism. Colombo is a bustling metropolis with a mixed population, each group adding to the vibrancy of the city. It is a mix of the old and the new, with its colonial-era buildings contrasting the modern skyscrapers. Colombo is a great city to visit. The list of things to do in the city is endless. Discover the colonial past with a visit to the museum, explore the many historical era temples and churches, go shopping at the Odel or just stroll around the beach and soak in the sun.

Kandy

Popular for Buddhist spiritual sites and pristine natural panoramas, the attractive town of Kandy in central Sri Lanka is set on a plateau enclosed by mountains. The city is best recognized for the Temple of the Tooth, where the tooth relic of Lord Buddha is said to reside. Being a hill station, the city encounters a cool and enjoyable weather all over the year, perfect for holidays. There are the variety of things on offer for tourists. Go hiking in the Knuckles Mountain ranges, visit the Udawatta Kele Sanctuary, explore the historical religious sites or just relax at Bogambara Lake; the list of things to do is endless. The city is also rich in arts and culture. Many historical structures and museums adorn the city. The National Museum of Kandy, the National Railway Museum, the Dalada Maligawa Museum, the Royal Palace of Kandy, the Dambulla Cave Temple and the Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue are some of the important landmarks in the city. During the festival of Esala Perahera, one of the inner caskets of the tooth relic of Lord Buddha is taken for a procession around the city on a royal elephant, followed by dancers, drummers, flag and torch bearers, all decked up in their traditional costumes.