SERENE SRI LANKA & MALDIVES

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Highlights

  • Air Tickets : Kolkata – Colombo – Male – Colombo – Kolkata
  • Guided City Tour Of Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya
  • Visit The One & Only Elephant Orphanage In Pinnawala
  • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Visit The Holy Tooth Relic Temple – An Unesco World Heritage Site
  • A Lifetime Experience – Three Nights Stay In Mesmerising Maldives Island Resort Within The Indian Ocean
  • Speed Boat Transfer In Maldives
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner With Veg / Non Veg Options
  • Enjoy A Typical Srilankan Cultural Show Of Drumming, Dancing, Music And Fire Walking
  • Stay A Night In Exotic Beach Destination - Mirissa
  • Visit The Famous Hill Station Nuwara Eliya (City Of Lights), Also Known As 'Little England'
  • Visit The Cultural Sita Amman Temple
  • Caring Bengali-hindi-english Speaking Tour-coordinator Of Aviana, Throughout From Kolkata Itself
  • Extra Inclusion - Whale Watching In Mirissa

Itinerary

Our experienced and pleasant Tour-Director, who will be with you throughout, will meet & greet you at Kolkata International Airport before journey. She / He will assist you with immigration & custom formalities before boarding flight scheduled to leave Kolkata for Colombo.

After arriving at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, transfer for Colombo hotel the Capital of Sri Lanka. Stay overnight in Colombo.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

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.

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – App. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo – Kandy road is Pinnawela, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as the 23 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.

Later you will be transferred to Hotel in Dambulla. 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 near Dambulla cave temple complexes is the latest archaeological site found in Dambulla.

Dambulla City tour

Your city tour will commence with the visit to one of the wonders of the ancient world -the Sigiriya Rock Fortress (Entrance fees to sites not included). It is also a UNESCO world Heritage site. Sigiriya Rock was once an ancient Castle used both as a palace and a fortress and was created by the great King Kasyapa. The magnificent rock fortress of Sigiriya is visible for miles from all directions and dominates the surrounding plain. The Sigiriya Complex consists of the central rock, which arises abruptly 200 meters above the surrounding plain with the two rectangular precincts on the east and the west.

The rock is surrounded by two wide moats, where crocodiles were introduced in ancient times and three ramparts. The moats and walls that surround the lower palace are still exquisitely beautiful. Your next destination will be the Dambulla Cave Temples. 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.

Stay overnight in Dambulla.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today after breakfast, check out and we will proceed to 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.

Kandy City Tour

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.

Stay overnight in Kandy.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, check out and we will proceed to Nuwara eliya.
 
En Route Stop at Ramboda Waterfall
Situated in the Ramboda area of Nuwara Eliya district, Ramboda falls is one of most popular waterfall in Sri Lanka. Standing at 109m high, Ramboda Falls is and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. Ramboda falls consists of 3 parts called Ihala Ramboda Oya Ella (Upper Ramboda Oya Fall), Ramboda Oya Meda Ella (Middle Fall), and Pahala Ramboda Oya Ella (Lower Ramboda Oya Falls).
 
Nuwara Eliya city tour

Nuwara Eliya – The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. The Victoria Park, in the middle of the town, is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic and is also good for Birding as you get some rare birds in this Park. Seasons may be absent elsewhere in Sri Lanka, but here you can read them by the flowers, which bloom in the spring (march to May) and the fall (August and September). These are the “seasons” when low-country folk flock to Nuwara Eliya to escape the sea level heat and humidity.

Visit Hanuman Temple and Seetha Amman temple
 
Hanuman Temple – On these hills of Ramboda where Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi, Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka built a temple with Hanuman as the presiding deity. On every full moon day special pooja’s are conducted and witnessed by thousands of devotees. This temple is called Sri Baktha Hanuman temple. The image of Lord Hanuman here is 16 feet.
 
Seetha Amman temple, The stream that runs from the hill, catered to the needs of Sitadevi during her stay at Ashok Vatika. She is said to have bathed in this stream. About a century ago of three idols was discovered in the stream, one of which was that of Sita. It is believed that the idols have been worshipped at this spot for centuries. Now there is temple for Lord Rama, Sitadevi, Luxshmana, and Hanuman by the side of this stream. It is interesting to note that foot prints akin to Lord Hanuman’s are found by this river and some are of small size and some are of large size, which tells us of the immense powers of hanuman transforming himself into any size.

Stay overnight in Nuwara eliya.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today after breakfast, check out and we will proceed to Mirissa. Spend the rest of the day relaxing in the hotel or beach. Stay overnight in Mirissa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early morning proceed for Whale Watching .
 
Mirissa Whale Watching
 
The ever smiling, mischievous dolphins will put on a show while some of the oldest and the largest sea creatures, the humpback and the blue whales, will nonchalantly glide past you, when you embark on a whale/ dolphin watching excursion off the Southern, Eastern or the West coast of Sri Lanka. The ideal locations for whale watching would be Dondra Point (accessible from Galle, Hikkaduwa and Mirissa) while the sea off with an abundance of dolphins.

After lunch leave for Colombo and commence a City Tour of Colombo – Colombo Is the business and commercial center and the new capital is Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte, only a few miles away. Colombo was only a small seaport, which came into prominence in the 16th Century with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 and the development of it as a major Harbour took place during the British period. Colombo became the capital of Sri Lanka in 1815 after Kandyan Kingdom was ceded to the British. The remains of the buildings during the period of the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule are found in every area of the city.

None of the Portuguese & Dutch fortifications are found today but some of their buildings and churches could be seen in the Fort & Pettah areas. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street – the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area where there is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, the Kayman’s Gate with the Belfry at the original gate to enter the Fort, the Dutch Church of Wolfendhaal dating back to 1749 are some of the sites to be visited. Also visit the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall), see the replica of Avukana Buddha in front and the Independence Memorial.

After city tour check in at Colombo hotel. Stay overnight in Colombo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After having early breakfast, the group will be transferred to Colombo International Airport to board the flight for Male. On arrival at the Male . Male – the capital of Maldives.

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. The scene of the beach is especially pleasant during the sunset.

On arrival at Male International Airport, we will be met by our local representative and then transferred to the Island Resort by speed boat for your memorable three full nights stay in Maldives.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast, the group will be transferred to Male Airport to board the flight for Kolkata .
Tour Ends.

Meals: Breakfast

Inclusion/Exclusion

Your trip includes

  • Return Economy Class Air Fare from Kolkata-Colombo-Male-Colombo-Kolkata
  • Tourist Category Visa Charges.
  • Overseas Medical Insurance up to 69 years of age. Difference amount to be paid by those above 69 years of age.
  • Accommodation at 3*/4* Good Hotels.
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (with Vegetarian, Non-Vegetarian options) incl the flight services
  • Luxury Air Conditioned Coach throughout in Sri Lanka
  • Return transfers from Male Airport to Island Resort by Speed Boat
  • Guided city tour of Colombo, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy
  • Visit the holy temple of the Tooth (Tooth relic Temple)
  • Staying at famous hill station Nuwara Eliya known as “Little England”
  • Visit to the Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Visit to the one of its kind – Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Seetha Amman Temple Visit
  • Authentic Cultural Traditional Show in Kandy
  • Mirissa whale watching
  • Pleasant English speaking Guide
  • Tips to the local tour guide & coach driver
  • Experienced Tour Escort of Aviana Holidays from Kolkata

Your trip excludes

  • Btq (Basic Travel Quota) Granted By The Guideline Governed By RBI
  • Expenses And Services Of Personal Nature – Telephone Calls, Drinking And/Or Mineral Water, Any Meals Not Forming A Part Of The Group Itinerary Menu, Room Services Orders, Mini Bar & Beverages (Alcoholic Or Non-alcoholic), Snacks Or Refreshments Or Any Other Usage, Laundry, Personal Entertainment Expenses, Except In The Mentioned Itinerary Items.
  • Porterage In The Airports &/Or In Hotels &/Or In Cruise, Conveyance Expenses, Entrance Charges
  • Except For Mentioned Itinerary Items, Any Other Incidental Or Medical Expenses Etc. Any Services Not Mentioned In The ‘Tour Cost Includes’
  • Any Cost Involved For Extension Of Stay
  • Any Re-routing Or Changes Of Travel Date & Plan (Both Outbound & Inbound)
  • GST 5% + Tcs 5% On The Total Tour Cost Including The Optional Tours, If Any

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