Sri Lanka Tour Package
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Sri Lanka – A holiday tour package to paradise itself.
Sri Lanka is blessed with sun kissed beaches, untouched wild life reserves, mouth watering cuisine and a cultural heritage that is sure to leave your memory impressed with its charm. However, unlike many other destinations Sri Lanka is a small country and it is very easy to miss out on some of the most important aspects of Sri Lanka tourism. This Sri Lanka tour package is designed to allow you enough time to soak in the best of Sri Lanka while allowing you time to relax and unwind at some of the most breathtaking places in the world!
Rising dramatically from the central plains, the rocky outcrop of Sigiriya is perhaps Sri Lanka’s most dramatic place to visit. Near-vertical walls soar to a flat-topped summit that contains the ruins of an ancient civilisation, thought to be once the epicentre of the short-lived kingdom of Kassapa.
Some of the prominent places to visit near Sigiriya are:
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage:
A chance to watch the gentle giants closely and learn a little about them during your Sri Lanka tour package. You can watch them being fed & later led to the river where they bathe and cool themselves in the water. The orphanage was initiated to provide help to the orphaned baby elephants and adult elephants lost in the wilderness. Today with the help of locals and foreign elephant experts, the Orphanage has commenced a scientific captive-breeding programe for Elephants.
Narrow rocky steps will lead you to the top of the rock. Believed to be a place of worship from the 1st century it is still a live temple. When King Valagamba was driven out of Anuradhapura, he took refuge in these caves. After he got his throne back , he transformed the interiors of the cave and formed the simple yet beautiful rock temple. Further paintings were added by later kings. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contains statues (most of them of Buddha) and paintings.
Sigiriya Rock Fortress:
Ruins of an ancient Palace & its once beautiful garden. According to ancient records this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477-495CE) for his new capital. He built his elaborate palace on the top of this rock. The giant paws of the lion which was once the entrance to the Palace is still visible today. And the beautiful view from the top of the fortress is magnificent.
It is the first established kingdom of Sri Lanka. A spread out area with Stupas & ruins which will give insight into influence of Buddhism and into the ancient Srilankan civilization. King Vijaya who was banished from South India reached Sri Lanka and eventually took control of the region. He spread his base with his faithful follower. The first settler of Anuradhapura is believed to be Anuradha, a follower of Prince Vijaya. Later, this place was made the Capital by King Pandukabhaya at about 380 B.C. and it prospered under him. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.
Minneriya national park:
Situated in the central North east of Sri Lanka this dry land with man-made reservoir hosts large numbers of Elephants, around 170 different types of birds, reptiles like the Monitors lizards, Mugger Crocodile other animals like wild buffalo, monkeys, deer’s, sloth bears, butterflies and more. The safari is approximately of 3 hour duration.
These beautiful ruins are the second most ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka, first being Anuradhapura. Chola dynasty invaded Sri Lanka from India and moved their base to Polonnaruwa as they felt it was more strategically positioned to keep them safe from the Ruhunu Singhalese kingdom. Later the Singhalese king King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Cholas first declared Polonnaruwa his capital city.
Kandy is a large city in central Sri Lanka and is set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rain forests a must visit in the Sri Lanka tour package.. The city’s heart is scenic Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake), which is popular for strolling. Kandy is famed for sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) shrine, celebrated with the grand Esala Perahera annual procession.
Some of the prominent places to visit near Kandy are:
Called so because it houses the tooth of Buddha, this was brought to Sri Lanka from India. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, Since ancient times, the tooth relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. It is a live Buddhist temple, where rituals & ceremonies are performed by believers.
Cooler weather & beautiful greenery is what you can expect. Nuwara eliya is a region north of Kandy, it is also known as little England. It has Tea estate, Gregory lake park, and the Highest Mountain peak in Sri Lanka – Pidurthalagal.
Some of the prominent places to visit near Nuwara Eliya are:
Sita Amman Temple:
This is a small temple located in the village of Seetha Eliya. This place is believed to be the site where Sita was held captive by (Vikram) king Ravana, and where she prayed daily for Rama to come and rescue her in the Hindu epic, Ramayana. Many stories surround the foot print shaped depressions on the rock face across the stream. It is said to be the footprints of Ravana, and some say of his elephant. King Ravana who is believed to have ruled Sri Lanka has an important part in the Hindu epic Ramayana. To take revenge for cutting the nose of his sister Ravan kidnapped Lord Ram’s wife Sita and is believed to have kept her as captive in Ella.
This is a popular tourist destination, with World’s End being the key attraction & the Bakers falls during rainy seasons. The World’s End is a spectacular view from the height of 870 m (2,854 ft.) drop. It is situated at the southern boundary of the park. Baker’s Falls: A tributary of the Walawe River is named after Sir Samuel Baker, a hunter and explorer who attempted to establish a European agricultural settlement at Nuwara Eliya. The waterfall is 20 metres (66 ft.) high. Slab Rock Falls is another well-known waterfall in the plains. However during dry season fall will be much thinner.
Yala National Park is the second largest national park in Sri Lanka. It is a huge area of forest, grassland and lagoons bordering the Indian Ocean, in southeast Sri Lanka. Its home to wildlife such as leopards, elephants and crocodiles, as well as hundreds of bird species. Even though summer is the best time to visit since dryness & heat increases the chances spotting, some have been lucky to see the cat itself during this Sri Lanka tour package.
Galle is the south western tip of Sri Lanka. It consists of new Galle & Old Galle. Old Galle is a vibrant place which prominently displays its early conquerors influence especially in its architecture. This town was first taken over by Portuguese seamen, who were washed ashore in a storm, later by the Dutch, then the British.
Capital of Srilanka & the largest city in Srilanka. The Portughese first made Colombo their Centre, and the Dutch continued the same. When the British arrived they made it the capital and has remained so ever since. The city offers historical monuments, colonial architecture, fine dining and shopping. Colombo also has an active night life with Pubs, parties & casinos which can be included in this Sri Lanka tour package.
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