Sri Lanka is a copious, tropical island like paradise and it is a culturally rich and environmentally diverse country. You can experience the warm hospitality offers by the hotel you stay in Colombo and they consist with very best of modern facilities blended with Sri Lankan culture. After picking up you from Colombo you will make your way to Kandy while having exciting stop along the way at several different enticing places.
We will make a brief stop at the banana plantation in Imbulgoda which is one of the largest banana cultivation in Sri Lanka and you will be given an insight into the cultivation. On a pleasant visit to banana plantation enjoy the taste of our fresh, sweet ripe bananas.
En route to Kandy proceed to visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage some 80 km from Colombo. It was founded in 1975 as a foster-home for abandoned and the wounded elephants range from newborn calves to elderly large elephants. Today, the population of domestic elephants includes more than 100 animals and now Pinnewala is one of the largest breeding centers in the world.
Since its inception, the orphanage has been popular both among the foreign tourists as well as local people, who visit in large numbers to watch the animals being fed and bathed. You could feed the baby elephants during the feeding times, from 0930 to 1000 hrs and 1330 to 1400 hrs with handheld milk bottles. As well as you will have the opportunity to see the animals gamboling in the water close by the river while having their daily bath from 1000 to 1030 hrs and 1400 to 1430 hrs.
Thereafter visit a tropical spice garden in Mawanella which is a delightful place to stroll in fragrant greenery. You will able to see many different types of spices in Sri Lanka. Taste herbal brew or enjoy the full flavors of Sri Lanka spices after introducing you to different spices. You will also be able to purchase spices.
From spice garden experience we begin our climb into strikingly-beautiful scenic lush hills. On the way to the picturesque city Kandy, you will see forest covered mountains. Upon approaching the city you will be captivated by the scenic beauty of the vicinity. Kandy served as the last capital of the Sinhalese kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site.
The focal point of the city is the golden-roofed Temple of the Tooth Relic of Buddha. Temple is located in royal palace complex. Over the roof of the shrine room where the relic is placed you can see an erected gold canopy. Visiting the museum adjoining to the Temple of the Tooth Relic is given an opportunity to see the depository of various items and artifacts of historical value including weapons, jewelry and tools.
Sightseeing visit through upper lake drive will allow you to feel the refreshing light breeze coming through Kandy Lake. Even you can explore on foot through narrow streets lined with colonial style old buildings, as the higher altitude making the climate conducive for long walks.
Beside the Kandy Lake you can see the splendor of the Queen’s Hotel which is a historic hotel over 160 years old. Other than Queen’s Hotel there are luxurious hotels in Kandy who gratify their visitors by magical entertainments.
At the end of tour you will have the opportunity to experience a truly unique and exotic shopping tour around Kandy city. It is a great place to buy local handicrafts, paintings, gems and jewelry, ornaments, textile and clothing at bargain prices. During the tour you will get to some of our delightful local treats
At the evening tour ends in Colombo.
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