Nandana Tours Sri Lanka

ONE DAY TRIPS

Yala

Morning 4.30 am directly we are moving to Yala.

Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka, It is situated in the southeast region of the country and lies in Southern Province and Uva Province. The park covers 979 square kilometers (378 sq. mi) Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lankan leopards, Sambar deer, deer, bears, rabbits, crocodiles and aquatic birds.

After yala safari We are coming back to visit Galle fort,

Galle Fort in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.

The fort has a colorful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries."

After galle fort we are going to visit moon stone mine.

Meetiyagoda is an illustrious name in the world of Moonstone mining. It’s Sri Lanka ‘s largest moonstone mine and Sri Lankan moonstones are renowned for their blue shine that makes a difference to Indian moonstones. The finest and rarest moonstones have an almost transparent colorless body with a strong blue shine. Actually, Sri Lankan moonstones are those of highest value due to their dark blue reflections, although Mogok in Myanmar (Birma) has been the world ‘s best primary source of highly esteemed blue-shining moonstones. Finds of valuable moonstones have become rarer in recent decades. On average, 50 to 100 rough moonstones of diverse qualities are mined per day in Meetiyagoda, they are from deposits in a depth of about 10 to 40 meters. Some decades ago, they could be found close to surface.

After that one-day trip is over. we are coming back to 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.