ARRIVAL / NEGOMBO
JK TRAVELS Representative will welcome you at the airport. Transfer to a beach hotel in Negombo and a leisurely stay for the day.
Negombo is at the heart of Sri Lanka’s fishing industry and one of the important places in Sri Lanka. The sea and catamarans makeup the backdrop of Negombo. The city is renowned for its fishing. Negombo’s fish market is quite possibly the island’s best. The city is dominated by shrines and picturesque churches due to its majority Roman Catholic population. The biggest is the impressive, pastel hued church of St Mary’s, which exhibits some amazing ceiling paintings. Negombo offers some of the better beaches on the west coast of Sri Lanka, and draws tourists who stop over for a day on their way to or from the airport.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Negombo
NEGOMBO / ANURADHAPURA
Anuradhapura is one of main ancient kingdoms in Sri Lanka which goes back to the 5th century B.C. Visit all the ruins of the kingdom and sites of special interest including the sacred Sri Maha Bodiya and Isurumuniya Temple. This sacred city was established around a cutting from the ‘Tree of Enlightenment’, the Buddha’s fig tree, brought there in the 3rd century B.C. by Sanghamitta, the founder of an order of Buddhist nuns.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Anuradhapura
ANURADHAPURA / POLONNARUWA
After breakfast leave the hotel to mihintalaya and then start the journey to polonnaruwa.
Overnight stay at the hotel in polonnaruwa
which was the second capital of Sri Lanka, built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD, and which is a World Heritage Site. Here you can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya with 4 four splendid statues of the Buddha in ‘Upright’, ‘Sedentary’ and ‘Recumbent” postures carved out of rock, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, the statue of King Parakramabahu, and the Parakrama Samudraya – a lake built by King Parakramabahu the Great
POLONNARUWA / SIGIRIYA /DAMBULLA/KANDY
Proceed to Sigiriya Rock fortress after breakfast and then start the journey to kandy.In the route visit dambulla cave temple.
The magnificent 5th century A.D. rock-fortress citadel of a fugitive king, where history merges with melodrama. A gallery of frescoes of shapely be-jewelled maidens still glows with vibrant colour. It is believed these paintings depict the “apsaras” or goddesses and some say it represents the lightning and clouds. Another distinctive feature of Sigiriya is the Mirror Wall which is located just below the paintings. The surface of this wall is well polished and covered with writings known as “Sigiri Graffiti” which are a form of poems. The Lion Staircase leads to the summit and the special feature of this is the massive Lion Paw which is carved out of rock. The brick wall is still preserved in its original form. Sigiriya is being currently excavated and restored by UNESCO under the Cultural Triangle Project and according to sources is most likely to be declared as a Wonder of the World.
Overnight at hotel in kandy
KANDY(GADALADENIYA, AMBEKKE, LANKATHILKE)
After breakfast visit Gadaladeniya, Embekka and Lankathilake temples.
Royal Botanical Gardens
Six kilometers from Kandy, at Peradeniya, the magnificent 57 hectare Royal Botanical Gardens, laid out in 1832, are among the finest in the world. Its treasures of tropical flora include fine collections of orchids, aromatic spices, medicinal herbs, palms and rare, endangered plant species.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Kandy.
In the evening do a city tour in Kandy and visit the Royal Botanical Gardens
KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA
After breakfast leave to Nuwara Eliya. On the way visit a tea plantation. Check in to the hotel and in the evening do a city tour in Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya, meaning “city on the plain (table land)” or “city of light”, is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. Nuwara Eliya’s climate lent itself to becoming the prime sanctuary of British civil servants and planters in Ceylon. Nuwara Eliya, called “Little England” then, was also a hill country retreat where the British colonialists could immerse in their pastimes including fox hunting.
Next day to visit worlds end at Horton plains national park.8 km trek in cold wind and misty climate
Overnight at hotel in nuwara eliya.
NUWARA ELIYA / BANDARAWELA
Surrounded by hills and tea plantations, the town of Bandarawela is the perfect getaway from Sri Lanka’s tropical heat. The town enjoys spring like weather throughout the year. A favourite retreat of the British during colonial times, Bandarawela is dotted with English country style houses and sprawling gardens.
Overnight stay at hotel in ella.
ELLA / TISSAMAHARAMA / YALA
After breakfast leave the hotel to yala check in to hotel and get ready for the safari jeep tour
Overnight stay at hotel in yala.
YALA / DOWN SOUTH BEACHES
After breakfast transfer to a beach hotel in the southern coast.
(Tangalle / Ahangama / Weligama / Mirissa / Unawatuna / Koggala / Galle / Hikkaduwa / Bentota / Beruwala)
Welcome to down south beaches here you will be able to go for whale watching, turtle hatchery, snorkeling, diving, kite surfing and be relaxed onsandy beach.
After breakfast proceed to airport for departure in the rote visit Colombo pettah market for shopping