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7N / 8D BEST OF EMERALD SRILANKA

07N/08D BEST OF EMERALD SRILANKA

DEPARTURE KOLKATA = 14 DECEMBER, 2018
RETURN KOLKATA = 21 DECEMBER, 2018

FLIGHT SCHEDULE:
1. UL 188 14 DEC CCUCMB 1255 1555
2. UL 187 21 DEC CMBCCU 0825 1125

KOLKATA → COLOMBO → BENTOTA → NUWARA ELIYA → KANDY → DAMBULLA → ANURADHAPURA → DAMBULLA → NEGOMBO → KOLKATA

COLOMBO
Galle Face Green
The Viharamahadevi Park
National Museum
Twin World Trade Center towers
Old Parliament Building
Fort district
Independence Hall at Independence Square
Prominent Buddhist, Hindu, Islam and Christian places of worship
You may visit Odel, House of Fashion, Beverly Street, Majestic City, Noritake, etc (For shopping)
BENTOTA
A boat ride along the Madhu River
The turtle hatchery
NUWARA ELIYA
The golf course
Trout streams
Victoria Park
Boating or fishing on Lake Gregory
A working tea factory
Seethe Eliya
Haggala Gardens
Sita Amman Temple
KANDY
Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple
Chinmaya mission
Kandy Cultural show
The Temple of tooth Relic
The Gem Museum
The sapphires
Traditional cultural dance show
DAMBULLA
Dambulla Cave Temple
Sigiriya Rock
ANURADHAPURA
Ruwanweli saya
Jetawana Dagabas
Mahavihara
Abayagiri Vihara
Jetavanarama respectively
Sri Mahabodhi
Thuparama Dagaba
Twin Ponds
Isurumuniya
Herbal Spice Garden
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Spicy garden
NEGOMBO
Catholic Churches

ITINERARY

01 Day 14 DEC: KOLKATA - COLOMBO
Welcome to Discovery of India’s Best of Emerald Srilanka tour under the expert guidance from the beginning of your tour from Kolkata Airport.
Reporting time at 09.30 am sharp in the Passengers’ Waiting Hall at Departure Gate No.3C
A snacks packet with a packaged drinking water will be served
Depart by Srilankan Flight No.UL 188 at 12.55 pm.
Arrival to Sri Lanka 15.55 PM
Upon arrival at the Colombo Bandaranayake International Airport, you will be received warmly by our representative. You will then be escorted to your vehicle to begin your holiday in Sri Lanka. meet our tour representative who will escort you to the vehicle to drive to Colombo.
Colombo is the largest city and commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Located on the west coast, it is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern and colonial impressions. Colombo has wildly varying architecture that span centuries and depict various styles. Many colonial buildings influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch and British exist alongside structures built in Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Indian and Contemporary architectural styles. No other place is this more evident in the heart of the city the Fort area. Colombo also boasts many shopping malls and department stores that offer brand name clothing at highly discounted prices. Therefore, it has become an important shopping destination among tourists. Dinner & Overnight stay at your hotel in Colombo.
02 DAY: 15 DEC: COLOMBO - BENTOTA 90 KM APPROX
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast 8.30 am today you will proceed to Bentota En route visit Colombo city tour.
City Tour: While on your city tour in Colombo you may visit famous places including Galle Face Green, the Viharamahadevi Park, National Museum, Twin World Trade Center towers, Old Parliament Building, Fort district, Independence Hall at Independence Square, and prominent Buddhist, Hindu, Islam and Christian places of worship. (Entrance fees to sites not included). For shopping, you may visit Odel, House of Fashion, Beverly Street, Majestic City, Noritake, etc. Lunch at outside restaurant which serves Indian Food.
After Lunch proceed to Bentota : Bentota is the city of the Golden Beaches. You will be able to relax and feel the spirit of the sea and the warmth of the soft sand. The day is divided in between swimming in the water and bathing in the sun. Bentota provides the perfect turf for unfurled vacation at the beach. While enjoying the sun, sea and sand the water sports lovers can enroll themselves in various water sports bringing in the unique pleasure of this locale.
City tour Bentota: On your city tour you will enjoy a boat ride along the Madhu River. It is a scenic tour relaxing and interesting while passing many islets forested with mangroves and experience the natural rhythms as well. If you are looking for more exclusive experience visit the turtle hatchery too. The Turtle Hatchery is the prime turtle nesting site which was open by the Wild life Protection Society in 1981.Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness. Dinner & Overnight stay at your hotel in Bentota.
03 DAY : 16 DEC : BENTOTA - NUWARA ELIYA 240 KM APPROX
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Today you will proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Enroute Lunch at outside restaurant which serves Indian Food.
Nuwara Eliya (City of Lights), blessed with salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery; Surrounded by hills and tea plantations, the town of Nuwara Eliya enjoys spring-like weather throughout the year. It is also known as “Little England”, which was the favorite hill station of the British who tried to create Nuwara Eliya into a typical English Village. The old brick Post office, country house like hill club with its hunting pictures, trophies and strict formal dinner attire; the 18 hole golf course, horse race course, etc., all remind you of “England”. Dinner & Overnight stay at your hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
04  DAY – 17 DEC  : NUWARA ELIYA - KANDY 90  KM APPROX
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Check out hotel at 8.30 am and Today you will proceed to Kandy en route experience Nuwara Eliya city tour
City tour Nuwara Eliya: During the city tour in Nuwara Eliya you will visit the main attractions of the town which include the golf course, trout streams, Victoria Park, and boating or fishing on Lake Gregory. You can also visit a working tea factory where the slow-growing tea bushes of this highland region produce some of the world's finest Orange Pekoe tea. You can also add Seethe Eliya and Haggala Gardens. Seethe Eliya is a temple which was mentioned in the famous epic Ramayana. Haggala is a temperate hill-country garden where languid low-country lotus and water lily float in their serene loveliness.
Sita Amman Temple Location: Sita Eliya- Nuwara Eliya The stream that runs from the hill, catered to the needs of Sitadevi during her stay at Ashoka Vatika. She is said to have bathed in this stream. Now there is a temple erected for Lord Rama, Sitadevi, Luxshmana and Hanuman by the side of this stream. It is interesting to note that foot prints akin to Lord Hamunams are found by this river -some small and some large Lunch enroute restaurant which serves Indian Food
En route to Kandy Visit Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple Location: Thawalamtenne-Ramboda
It is believed that Lord Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi from these hills of Ramboda.
Note: Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka has built a temple with Lord Hanuman as the presiding deity on this hill. On every full moon day special poojas are conducted and witnessed by thousands of devotees. The status of Lord Hanuman here is carved out of granite and is 16 feet in height.
Lying amidst the hills, Kandy is the last capital of the ancient kings of Sri Lanka. While being the second largest city in Sri Lanka it is also famous for its immense beauty and is named as one of the seven UNESCO declared World Heritage sites in the country. With its luxuriant prairie, picturesque lake, longest river of the country and misty mountains, Kandy successfully mesmerizes every visitor unsurprisingly.
Evening Kandy Cultural show 04.30 PM
Dinner & Overnight stay at your hotel in Kandy Hotel
05 DAY – 18 DEC : KANDY- DAMBULLA 95 KM APPROX
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and today after breakfast you will proceed to Dambulla. En route visit Kandy city tour.
City Tour Kandy : While on your city tour you will visit one of the world heritages as well as a sacred place for the Buddhists all over the world; namely the Temple of tooth Relic known to the Sri Lankans as Dalada Maligawa. The real evidence of the richness will be affirmed by your visit to the Gem Museum. Sri Lanka produces the finest quality of gems in the world. Semi-precious gems, the sapphires of Sri Lanka, which are very exclusive and comes in shades of blue, red, green, white etc. In the evening you will witness a traditional cultural dance show. Lunch at outside restaurant which serves Indian Food.
Dambulla: is one of the ancient cities of Sri Lanka. The city also boasts to have the largest rose quartz mountain range in South Asia, and the Iron wood forest. Ibbankatuwa prehistoric burial site is Dambulla Cave Temples photo stop only (no entrance). It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple compound in Sri Lanka. There are above 80 chronicle caves around this location. The most prominent allures are advanced over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are depicted to Lord Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues of gods and goddesses. Continue your journey towards Sigiriya Rock photo stop. Evening Dinner & Overnight stay in your hotel in Dambulla.
06 DAY – 19 DEC: DAMBULLA - ANURADHAPURA - DAMBULLA EXCURSION 80 KM APPROX ONE WAY
Today after breakfast at the hotel and today you will proceed to Anuradhapura
Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Lankan civilization. The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies on the banks of the historic Malvathu River. From the 4th century BC, it was the capital of Sri Lanka until the beginning of the 11th century AD. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is today surrounded by monasteries covering an area of over sixteen square miles (40 km²). Anuradhapura is also significant in Hindu legend as the fabled capital of the Asura King Ravana in the Ramayana.
City tour: You will be able to explore the tallest brick built stupas of the ancient world. Ruwanweli saya, Abhayagiri and Jetawana Dagabas constituted the central edifices of the monasteries, Mahavihara, Abayagiri Vihara and Jetavanarama respectively. Sri Mahabodhi the sacred tree shrine of the Mahaviharaya, planted in the 3rd Century BC still remains its vitality and receives veneration of the Buddhist world all year around. Visit the Thuparama Dagaba, the historical Stupa built by King Devanampiyatissa. It has been converted in to a circular Chaitya Shrine ( Vatadage). Visit the Twin Ponds and the Isurumuniya, lunch at outside restaurant which serves Indian Food. Dinner & Overnight stay in your hotel in Dambulla.
07 DAY – 20 DEC: DAMBULLA - NEGOMBO 210 KM APPROX
Today after breakfast at the hotel check out and you will proceed to Negombo
En route to visit Herbal Spice Garden at Mawanella & Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Sri Lanka has long been renowned for its spices. Since ancient times, traders from all over the world who came to Sri Lanka brought their native cuisines to the island, resulting in a rich diversity of cooking styles and techniques. Sri Lankan people use spices liberally in their dishes and typically do not follow an exact recipe. After the Proceed Spicy garden, you will learn about Fragrant clove, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, mace and pepper, and many other favorites such as chocolate and vanilla.
Pinnawala Elephant orphanage is one of the most important tourist attraction in Sri Lanka, the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. Volunteers and caretakers provide shelter and take care of orphaned, abandoned and injured elephants within the park. You can watch caretakers feed, bathe and help these gentle giants. You want walk with the herd to the nearby river to watch the elephants bathe and play around in water. Lunch at outside restaurant which serves Indian Food.
Negombo is the well known fishing Village in Sri Lanka. It is a charming town set in the midst of green groves of coconut palms, warmth of golden sand and spirit of the sea. You will be able to taste the best of sea food to your hearts’ desire. Apart from beaches and sea-food Negombo has a unique charm of its own with narrow streets, small boutiques and Catholic Churches dotting the landscape. Dinner & Overnight stay in your hotel in Negombo.
08 DAY – 21 DEC: NEGOMBO - KOLKATA
Today early morning depart to Colombo airport to board the return flight No. UL 187 at 08.25 am and arrive Kolkata Airport at 11.25 am with an ever lusting sweet memory (Tour End).

TOUR PRICE:
EX KOLKATA INR.28000/- PER PERSON
SINGLE SUPPLEMENTARY USD650

PAYMENT TERMS :
Booking money INR 20000/- Balance payable 30 days prior to journey date

YOUR PACKAGE COST INCLUDES:

  • Return Flight ex Kolkata
  • Visa processing fees and airport taxes
  • Hotel accommodation on twin share basis
  • Meals –Everyday breakfast, lunch and dinner except flying day
  • All transfers and sightseeing by ac Tourist Coach 
  • Entry fees to tourist places except Anuradhapura
  • Local English speaking tourist guide
  • Entrance fees as per tour itinerary
  • 24 hrs services by a experienced Discovery of India Tour Manager

PACKAGE COST EXCLUDES :

  • Entrance fee to Anuradhapura & Tips @ USD2 P/day per head.
  • Overseas Mediclaim Insurance

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • 30 days before date of group departure = 25% of the Tour Cost.
  • 30 – 15 days before date of group departure = 50% of the Tour Cost.
  • 15 - 07 days before date of group departure = 75% of the Tour Cost.
  • Below 07 days of date of group departure = 100% of the Tour Cost.
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