Nandana Tours Sri Lanka

5 DAY TRIPS

Kandy / Dambulla / Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Pasikuda

1st day

From Airport pickup we are directly moving to Kandy,

Our first stop is pinnawala.

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage was established by the Sri Lankan Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1975 for feeding and providing care and sanctuary to orphaned baby elephants that were found in the wild. In the very beginning, in 1972, the orphanage was located at the Wilpattu National Park. Subsequently, the orphanage was shifted to the National Holiday Resort at Bentota Beach in the south-western coastal belt and then to the Dehiwala Zoo, 11km south of Colombo. In the year 1975, the Department of Wildlife of Sri Lanka set up its present home: Pinnawala (Pinnawela) Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawala, Kegalle. Since then it never turned back on an orphaned elephant: it welcomed all and expanded from 4 orphaned elephants to a gang of no less than 109.

After the elephant orphanage we are going to visit botanical garden, 

The Royal Botanical Gardens, located just outside of Kandy, Sri Lanka’s largest landscaped gardens, spanning over 60 hectares. The origin of the gardens dates back to the 14th century, but they were not formally established until 1843 when the British took control of the Kandyan Kingdom.  Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya are about 5.5 km to the west of the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It attracts 2 million visitors annually. It is renowned for its collection of orchids. The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Attached to it is the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka. The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres, at 460 meters above sea level, and with a 200-day annual rainfall. It is managed by the Division of National Botanic Gardens of the Department of Agriculture.

Before other visits the customers can do Shopping in kandy town. after that we are going to hotel for a break late evening at 4.30 pm we are going to watch the traditional dance and after that Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, which is also known as Sri Dalada Maligawa or is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha.

Lastly, we are coming to the hotel in kandy for the night,1st day is over.

 

2nd day

Morning 7.30 am we are going to visit Dambulla,

On that way We are going to visit spice garden and Hindu Temple at Matale.,

Enjoy Sri Lanka’s world-renowned spices at their source. Visit a spice garden, where smells of cinnamons, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg and mace overwhelm the senses and the visitors are provided an insight into an age-old industry of spice production. At Spice Garden, see why Sri Lanka became a globally popular country for its herbs and spices. The environment possesses excellent conditions for growing cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, peppercorn, and other flavorful delights. Learn about the process of growing these natural products using ecologically friendly methods. At the end of your visit, stop in the souvenir shop to purchase some exotic spices from the source. That has high Ayurvedic value. 

 

Muthumariamman Temple or Arulmigu Sri Muthumari Amman Kovil is a temple in Matale, Sri Lanka. The prefix “Muthu”, literally means “pearl”. "Mari" means rain and "Amman" means mother. The temple is dedicated to Mariamman, the goddess of rain and fertility. The temple was severely damaged during the anti-Tamil riots in July 1983 but has been subsequently restored. One of the most visually dominant features of this temple is its 32.9 m (108 ft) high Gopuram ('Raja Koburum'), a large decorated tower located above the main northern gateway ('Vadakku Vaayil') to the temple. 

Lastly Dambulla Temple,

Dambulla cave temple is also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. Major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Gautama Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, three statues of Sri Lankan kings and four statues of gods and goddesses

2nd day also over. We are picking customers to the hotel in dambulla.

 

3rd day

Morning 7.30 am we are going to visit Sigiriya,

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern 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 meters (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kashyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colorful 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 — Sīnhāgiri, the Lion Rock (an etymology similar to Sinhapura, the Sanskrit name of Singapore, the Lion City).

On that way, we can arrange Elephant rides and Bull Cart safari as the customers wish. ( Additional Charges may apply )

After sigiriya we are moving to the hotel for a break. Then, we are going to visit Polonnaruwa.

Poḷonnaruwa is the main town of the Polonnaruwa District in North Central Province, Sri Lanka. Kaduruwela area is the Polonnaruwa New Town and the other part of Polonnaruwa remains as the royal ancient city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa. In its prime, the city stretched for many kilometers along the eastern side of the majestic Parakrama Samudra reservoir, its monasteries and sumptuous palaces and temples, both Buddhist and Hindu, protected by 6km (4 miles) of strong encircling walls. Its importance as a secure outpost for armies gave it the name Kandavuru Nuvara (Camp City).

3rd day also over. We are picking customers to the hotel in Polonnaruwa.

 

4th day

Morning 8.00 am we are going to visit pasikuda.

Pasikudah or Pasikuda  is a coastal resort town located 35 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa, Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka. Historically a small Tamil hamlet alongside nearby Kalkudah, it used to be a popular tourist destination, however suffered huge devastation following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the Sri Lankan Civil War. Foreign travel to Pasikudah has recently increased due to growth in investment and development. It is home to the Pasikudah Mariamman temple. Pasikudah is easily accessible from the cities of Trincomalee and Batticaloa.

Lastly, we are coming to the  hotel for the night, 4th day is over.

5th day

the trip is over. We are picking customers to the hotel.

Note: if the customer wants another place to stay according to their choices / more services we are ready to arrange all the facilities for them.