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Flight Details and Itinerary

FLIGHT DETAILS

BY SRILANKAN AIRWAYS

DATE

DAY

FROM

TO

FLIGHT  NO

DEPARTURE

ARRIVAL

06 OCT2017

FRIDAY

KOLKATA

COLOMBO

UL 188

1225 pm

1535 pm

11 OCT2017

WEDNESDAY

COLOMBO

MALE

UL 115

1335pm

1430 pm

15 OCT2017

SUNDAY

MALE

COLOMBO

UL 110

0015 am

0210 am

15 OCT2017

SUNDAY

COLOMBO

KOLKATA

UL 187

0830 am

1130 am

 

TOUR ITINERARY

 

DAY ZERO   |   ASSEMBLE AT KOLKATA AIRPORT

Welcome to the world of aviana holidays – the leisure unit of IATA accredited Aviana Travels Private Limited, having goodwill of more than 23 years serving the corporate world & leisure travelers.

Tour coordinator from Aviana, who will accompany you through the tour, will meet and greet you at Kolkata Airport 3 hrs before the departure time. She / He will assist you for immigration formalities before boarding flight UL 188 ( Srilankan Airways) scheduled to leave at 12:25 pm for Colombo.

[Meal on Board]

DAY ONE | COLOMBO & SIGIRIYA VIA DAMBULLA

On arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo on 15.35 pm, transfer to Sigiriya via Dambulla. Dambulla is a large town, situated in the Matale District, Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated 148 km (92 mi) north-east of Colombo and 72 km (45 mi) north of Kandy. Due to its location at a major junction, it's the centre of vegetable distribution in the country.

Visit Dambulla Cave Temple, It is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m (520 ft) over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding. Major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain statues and paintings. This paintings and statues are related to Lord Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and four statues of god and goddess. The latter four include two statues of Hindu gods, Vishnu and Ganesh. The murals cover an area of 2,100 m². Depictions in the walls of the caves include Buddha's temptation by demon Mara and Buddha's first sermon. Later you will be transferred to Hotel in Sigiriya. Sigiriya is a small town in Sri Lanka. It is located within Southern Province. Sigiriya is one of the most valuable historical monuments of Sri Lanka. Stay overnight in Sigiriya.

[Dinner]                      

DAY TWO | SIGIRIYA & ANURADHAPURA TOUR

Today after breakfast the day is free to explore on your own OR you can opt for an Optional Tour of Anuradhapura.

Anuradhapura is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of North Central Province, Sri Lanka and the capital of Anuradhapura District. Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization. It was the third capital of the Kingdom of Rajarata, following the kingdoms of Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara. The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries. The city lies 205 km (127 miles) north of the current capital Colombo in Sri Lanka's North Central Province, on the banks of the historic Malvathu Oya. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka. It is believed that from the fourth century BC until the beginning of the 11th century AD it was the capital of the Sinhalese. 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). After a full day tour of Anuradhapura return back to Hotel. Stay overnight in Sigiriya.

[Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]   

DAY THREE | SIGIRIYA & KANDY

3.jpgToday after breakfast, those who wish to visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress may take an optional (3 hour’s approx) tour. Sigiriya Rock Fortress: Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by KingKasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure —Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace were abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. It is the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka.

Later we will proceed for City tour in Kandy. First visit Temple of Tooth Relic and the traditional cultural show. The Holy Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa), was originally built under Kandyan kings between 1687 and 1707, but later severely damaged during the 18th-century colonial wars against the Portuguese and Dutch. After the wars, the original wooden structures were restored in stone. Today also enjoy a typical Sri Lankan Cultural Show of Drumming, Dancing, music and fire walking. Stay overnight in Kandy.

[Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]      

DAY FOUR | KANDY & NUARA ELIYA

Today after breakfast, check out and we will proceed to famous hill station Nuwara Eliya(City of Lights), also known as 'Little' England', was the favourite hill station of the British who tried to create Nuwara Eliya into a typical English Village. Also visit the famous Sri Lankan tea factory and Hanuman Temple at Ramboda and famous Ramboda Falls is 109 m (358 ft) high and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 729th highest waterfall in the world. It is situated in Pussellawa area. Then visit Sita Amman Temple. After lunch we’ll transfer you to Nuara Eliya hotel. Dinner will be at hotel. Stay overnight in Nuara Eliya.

[Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]     

DAY FIVE | NUARA ELIYA & NEGOMBO

Today after breakfast, check out and we will proceed to Pinnawala to visit Elephant Orphanage – one  and only such type of orphanage in the world. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka.

After lunch we’ll proceed to Negombo is a major city in Sri Lanka, on the west coast of the island and at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon, in Western Province, Sri Lanka. It is the largest city in Gampaha district and it is the fourth largest city in the country after the capital Colombo, Kandy andJaffna. It is the second largest city in the Western province after Colombo. Negombo is also the administrative capital of the Negombo Division. It is one of the major commercial hubs in Sri Lanka with about 128,000 inhabitants within city limits. It is approximately 35 km north of Colombo City. Negombo is known for its huge and old fishing industry with busy fish markets and sandy beaches. Stay overnight in Negombo.

[Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

DAY SIX | NEGOMBO - COLOMBO & MALE

Today after breakfast, check out and we will proceed for the City Tour in Colombo. The City Tour will include places of Tourist interest such as Old parliament, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Independence Square, Buddhist Hindu Temple and Town Hall and transfer to Colombo Airport to board the flight of Srilankan Airways scheduled to depart on 13.35 pm for Male – the capital of Maldives which arrives in Male at 14.30pm.

Welcome To Maldives – the Paradise on Earth.

Male city of Maldives is the hub of commercial trade and this explains the reason why it is the busiest place of the country. Being the capital city, it serves as the seat for the Government of Maldives. The tradition of Moldavians of keeping their place clean is followed even in the urban city of Male. An interesting thing about Male city is that, most of the houses out here have very attractive names like the night flower, lovers' paradise and so on. Male has unfortunately no beaches, so an artificial beach has been constructed over there, which is bordered by lush green forests. People flock there during mornings and evenings for carrying out fitness activities and to refresh themselves. The scene of the beach is especially pleasant during the sunset.

On arrival at Male International Airport, we are met by our local representative and then                     transferred to the Island resort by speed boat for our three nights stay in Maldives.

[Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

DAY SEVEN | MALE RESORT

Explore the picturesque island on your own. As we stay in the only resort on the island, it will be easier for you to explore this island and engage in some exciting beach activities. The awesome vast beach is exclusively for the resort residents only and the Island itself is the resort where you stay…It’s amazing!! Stay overnight in this calm & quiet island on the Indian Ocean.

[Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

DAY EIGHT | MALE RESORT

This is your last day to explore this beautiful Island on your own.

If desired, optional tours or activities can be organized and payment can be made there.

[Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]                         

DAY NINE & TEN | MALE – COLOMBO - KOLKATA

After having a relaxed breakfast, the day is free. The group will be transferred by Catamaran through the Ocean to Male International Airport to board the flight for Colombo scheduled to depart on 00.15 am. Arrive in Colombo at 0210 am. You can leisurely pass your time in duty free shops in Colombo Airport.

Your next flight leaves for Kolkata at around 08.30 am in the evening and scheduled to arrive in Kolkata at 11.30 am. Bid good bye to your friends made during the tour and return home with happy memories. Tour Ends.

[Breakfast & Lunch]


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