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7N / 8D BEST OF EMERALD SRILANKA

07N/08D BEST OF EMERALD SRILANKA

DEPARTURE KOLKATA = 21 DECEMBER, 2018
RETURN KOLKATA = 28 DECEMBER, 2018

FLIGHT SCHEDULE:
1. UL 188 21 DEC CCU-CMB 1255 1555
2. UL 187 28 DEC CMB-CCU 0825 1125

KOLKATA → COLOMBO → NEGOMBO → PINNEWALA → POLONNARUWA → SIGIRIYA → ANURADHAPURA → POLONNARUWA → DAMBULLA → HERBAL GARDEN → KANDY → NUWARA ELIYA → BENTOTA → COLOMBO → KOLKATA

Srilanka Tour

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: 21 DEC – KOLKATA – COLOMBO – NEGOMBO
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 Chilwa/Negombo.
Negombo is a major city in Sri Lanka, located on the west coast of the island and at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon, in Western Province, Sri Lanka. Negombo is the fourth largest city in the country after the capital Colombo, Kandy, and Jaffna, and it is the second largest City in Western province after Colombo. Negombo is also the administrative capital of Negombo Division. It is one of the major commercial hubs in Sri Lanka of about 128,000 inhabitants in the city limits, approximately 37 km north of Colombo city. Negombo is known for its huge and old fishing industry with busy fish markets, and nice sandy beaches. It is one of the most liberal city in Sri Lanka with modern life style and it's nightlife in luxury hotels, guest houses, finest restaurants and pubs.Dinner & overnight at your hotel in Negombo area.
02 DAY: 22 DEC – NEGOMBO – PINNEWALA – POLONNARUWA/SIGIRIYA
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast 8.00 am today you will proceed to Sigiriya/Pollonaruwa En route visit Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage Centre.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. Late afternoon check in your hotel at Polonnaruwa.
03 DAY: 23 DEC – POLONNARUWA – ANURADHAPURA – SIGIRIYA
Today after breakfast at the hotel and today you will proceed to Anuradhapura .En-route visit Sigiriya Rock.
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.
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, (Entrance fees is not included) Lunch outside Indian Restaurant.
04 DAY: 24 DEC – POLONNARUWA – DAMBULLA – HERBAL GARDEN – KANDY
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and today after breakfast you will proceed to Kandy. En route visit Dambulla cave Temple photo stop.
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 15 minutes and Continue your journey towards Kandy Enroute visit the famous herbal spice garden. 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. Lunch outside restaurant. After lunch proceed toKandy:
Kandy : 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. 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. Check in your Kandy hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
05 DAY: 25 DEC – KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA
Today morning after breakfast at hotel proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Enroute visit the Kandy Temple of tooth Relic known to the Sri Lankans as Dalada Maligawa and Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple Location: Thawalamtenne-Ramboda
It is believed that Lord Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi from these hills of Ramboda. 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. Lunch in Ramboda area. After lunch continue your journey towards Nuwara Eliya.
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”.
During passing the city of Nuwara Eliya you will visit the 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 See the 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: The stream that runs from the hill, catered to the needs of Sita devi 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.
06 DAY: 26 DEC – NUWARA ELIYA  BENTOTA
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Today you will proceed to Bentota. Enroute Lunch at outside restaurant which serves Indian Food.
Bentota an unspoiled attractions any nature lover can find in Sri Lanka. She boasts of having a cluster of 64 small islands scattered along her path and the most of which are covered with mangroves and uninhabited. The largest island is known as "Ma Doowa" is the largest inhabited island within the country where about 300 families live. The smallest islet of the lot is called "Satha Paha Doowa" where there is a tiny shrine with a statue built in respect of the gods of Kataragama. Thereafter visit the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project ("KSTCP")Dudley Perera’s project has been underway since 1988. The main aim of the project is to monitor local sea turtle activity and conserve the local nesting sites. We aim to make the public more aware of how endangered these beautiful creatures are and just how important it is to help protect them before it is too late. One of the most important activities of the project is its hatchery. Within the sanctuary of the project, collected and rescued eggs can hatch safely away from predators before being released into the sea at night-time. In addition, a certain number from each hatching are kept back for a short period for 'head starting' before release. The hatchery program is designed to maximize the number of hatchlings reaching the sea and surviving through the critical stages of their early life. Only a few hatchlings from each batch will ever make it to adulthood. Therefore every nest-ground, every egg, every hatchling and every turtle is crucial to the survival of the species. Unfortunately, sea turtles face many dangers. After finishing your day tour check in Bentota hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
07 DAY: 27 – DEC BENTOTA – COLOMBO
Today after breakfast at the hotel check out and you will proceed to 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.
City Tour: While on your city tour in Colombo you may visit famous places including Galle Face Green, 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. For shopping, you may visit Odel, House of Fashion, Beverly Street, Majestic City, Noritake, etc.
08 DAY: 28 DEC – COLOMBO – 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/- + USD 650 PER PERSON

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 @ USD 2 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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