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A Unique Vacation in Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean known for its spectacular beaches, thousand-year-old Buddhist temples, abundance of wildlife, and rich archaeological history.

The plethora of water sports, breathtaking sunsets, sprawling tea gardens, and mouth-watering Sri Lankan food will surely make you fall in love with this gorgeous place. 

A Unique Vacation in Sri Lanka

6 nights/ 7 days Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival 

As you arrive at Colombo Airport, your guide will welcome you and escort you on your journey ahead. Head towards Nuwara Eliya en route take a stop at Ramboda Falls.

 About 45 minutes from Nuwara Eliya on Kandy Road lies the Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple. Adorned with nature magnificent nature views, this place is a must-visit during Dussehra in Sri Lanka.

Check into your accommodation at Nuwara Eliya and retire for the night.

Day 2: A Day in Nuwara Eliya - The 'Little England'

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 coldest places on the island but is just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya, you will see evidence of British influence. The houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann-style mansions.

Later, visit the Seetha Amman Kovil, it is a shrine for Sita Devi, the daughter of Mother Earth and wife of Lord Rama, from the Ramayana.

Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.

Day 3:  Road Trip to Mirrisa

Enjoy a scenic journey to Mirissa via Pinnawala, a journey of about 5 hours.

At Pinnawala, visit the famous Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (PEO); just as the name suggests holds a unique disposition in ex-situ animal care. Its success and fame have travelled not just within the country but throughout the world to an extent where Pinnawala is synonymous with the Sri Lankan Elephant.

Overnight stay at Mirrisa.

Day 4: A date with Blue Whales!

Early in the morning with a packed breakfast, proceed to Mirissa for spotting some Blue Whales in the Indian Ocean. Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa is one of the most exciting water activities you can do during your holiday in Sri Lanka. Often spotted blue whales are the biggest animals in the world and Mirissa is the best place for whale and dolphin watching tours in Sri Lanka.

Overnight stay at Mirrisa.

Day 5: Transfer to Bentota

Head towards Bentota via the historic city of Galle.

A Unesco World Heritage Site, this historic city is a delight to explore on foot, an endlessly exotic old trading port blessed with imposing Dutch-colonial buildings, ancient mosques and churches, grand mansions and museums. Wandering its rambling lanes you'll pass stylish cafes, quirky boutiques and impeccably restored hotels owned by local and foreign artists, writers, photographers and designers.

End your day by relaxing at Bentota Beach, perhaps the most popular beach town on Sri Lanka’s western coast, Bentota is known for its namesake Bentota Beach. Stretches of golden sands lined by palm trees swaying gently in the breeze, crystal clear waters, a relatively untainted, tranquil and family-friendly atmosphere, and plenty of water sports.

Overnight stay at Bentota.

Day 6: Discover the Best of Bentota

 Start your day with a tour of the Turtle Hatchery & Rescue Centre, a centre to conserve some of the endangered species of turtles in the world. It is just one of many turtle hatcheries on the southern coast of the island. Initially starting as a community project to help protect the biodiversity of the southern coast, it is now a fully-fledged hatchery and rescue centre with dedicated teams that work round the clock to study, care and protect several turtle species.

In the afternoon, head for a Madu River Safari. Accompanied by trained professionals and local fishermen, the Madu River safari begins at the mouth of the Madu River at Balapitiya and lasts between 1 to 2 hours and visitors have the opportunity to see a large area of the wetland. The boat traverses through thick mangrove forests, which protect a large number of aquatic birds, animals and plant species. One can get a chance to see crocodiles, water snakes, tree snakes, and wild boars in their natural habitat during the boat ride.

Overnight stay at Bentota.

Day 7: Tour of Colombo and Departure

Drive through the posh Cinnamon Gardens. Leafy, upscale Cinnamon Gardens is home to embassies and official buildings such as the neoclassical Town Hall and the Independence Memorial Hall, guarded by stone lions. Exhibits at the imposing National Museum include royal artefacts, while a lotus pond was the inspiration for the design of the contemporary Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre.

Visit the Lioness Fortress, Sea Street, Christian Reformed Church of Sri Lanka, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, click photos with the Aukana Buddha Statue,  and visit Independence Square.

Head to Colombo Airport, board your flight from here and fly back with memories of a lifetime!

What Travellers say

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Parth B

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