Day 02-Proceeds to Sigirya , en route visiting the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela, which is a home to about 60 Elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. Also, accompany the Elephants to a river close by to see them having their daily baths. Carry out showering elephants and an elephant rides. After that proceeds to Sigiriya.
[Overnight stay at Sigiriya]
Day 03-After breakfast proceed to Sigiriya Rock and climb the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya, built by King Kasiappa (473 - 491 AD). The lion rock is a citadel of unusual beauty, rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. See the world famous frescoes of the "Heavenly Maidens" of Sigiriya in a sheltered pocket of the rock. After that proceed to Polonnaruwa, the ancient 12th century capital of Sri Lanka. At Polonnaruwa, we visit Gal Vihara temple, with it's colossal Buddha, which is carved on the face of a large granite boulder, Tivankha, Parakhramabahu Statue, Watadage, Hatadage & Archaeological Museum. Evening getting back to Sigirya.
[Overnight stay at Sigiriya]
Day 04-After breakfast proceed to Kandy en route visit Dambulla Rock Temple, which was built by King Walagambahu in the 1st century BC. Dambulla too is a world heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave Temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq.mtrs of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world. En route to Kandy visit a Spice Garden in Matale. Here you can learn about spices and Sri Lankan Ayervadic Ayurveda is an ancient form of medicine, the Science of Long life , using natural remedies to achieve physical and mental well-being. Herbs, spices and their natural oils figure prominently in Ayurveda massage and alternative therapies. Sri Lankan spices are used in a range of perfume, soap and other cosmetics, aromatherapy essential oils and Ayurveda toothpaste based on 24 herbs and spices.
[Overnight stay at Kandy]
Day 05-After breakfast do a city tour of Kandy - the last capital of the Sri Lankan Kings. The name Kandy conjures visions of a storied past, splendour, legend, folklore, mystery and traditions lovingly kept alive for countless years.Visit a Gem lapidary and Museum. Also, visit the Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, which were originally the pleasure gardens of the Royalty. Nearly 4000 species of plants are found in this garden and it is encircled by the Mahaweli River.Evening you canWitness the charm and grace of a unique form of dancing at a traditional Kandyan dancing cultural show and In the late evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic
Day 07-NuwaraEliya, or Little England, as it is affectionately known. During the steep ascent to NuwaraEliya you can visit a Tea Estate, where you can see how tea is made and have the opportunity to taste tea. Undoubtedly the best tea you will ever taste! After lunch you can have a city tour in Nuwaraeliya and enjoy the view and Relax
[Overnight stay at Nuwaraeliya]
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