Embark on a 14 day adventure through the heart of Sri Lanka with our Glamour Tour” package. Begin your journey by immersing yourself in the culture of Anuradhapura, once Sri Lanka’s capital and marvel at its historical ruins and sacred stupas. Experience the awe inspiring Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a testament to the prowess of ancient Sinhalese civilization. Continue your exploration to Kandy, known as the hub, where you can witness the revered Temple of the Tooth Relic and be enthralled by captivating performances. Indulge in the landscapes of Nuwara Eliya, an idyllic haven famous for its tea plantations. Then venture to Ella, a town celebrated for its scenery and lush tea estates. Immerse yourself in the wonders of Sinharaja Rain Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers an experience with its biodiversity. Unwind on Bentotas beaches while engaging in thrilling water activities and discovering culture. Conclude your Sri Lankan expedition, in Colombo, where vibrant city life and diverse traditions will captivate every visitor. With a blend of history, nature and luxury this journey promises an exploration of Sri Lanka’s diverse beauty.
Upon arrival at the Colombo Bandaranayake International Airport, you will be warmly received by True Paradise tours representative. Your holiday of pure leisure has just begun. You will then be escorted to your vehicle and transferred to Anuradhapura the starting point of an idyllic vacation.
Sri Lanka’s first capital, founded in the 5 c . B.C ., according to the ancient Sinhala chronicle Mahavamsa, was a model of planning with precincts set aside for huntsmen, scavengers, heretics as well as for foreigners. There were separate cemeteries for high and low castes, hostels and hospitals.
Anuradhapura was an example par excellence of an Irrigated civilization. The construction of reservoirs, canals and irrigation channels during this period exhibited an amazing knowledge of trigonometry and the design of reservoirs and a thorough grasp of hydraulic principles. The ornamental scale of the large reservoirs is compelling evidence of a thriving economy and a state structure which had resources from an agricultural surplus and profits from trade to invest in these projects as well as on religious and public buildings designed on a lavish scale.
The unique feature of Buddhist Sri Lanka is the stupa (dagoba), which enshrined relics of the Buddha and were objects of veneration. It is generally a solid, hemispherical dome, which expresses the serenity and simplicity the quintessence of Buddhism. The “Rajarata “– the king’s country is dotted with these stupas and the picturesque lakes which have an irresistible charm for the visitor. There are many important stupas at Anuradhapura.
This rock fortress was built by king kasyapa in the 5th century A.D .and was a royal citadel for more than 18 years.it is a complex of buildings, part royal palace , part fortified town, and water gardens on par with the best in the ancient world, constitute a magnificent and unique architectural feat of the ancient Sinhalese .In a sheltered pocket approached by a spiral stairway are the famous sigiriya frescoes, the earliest surviving pictorial art of srilanka and of the same period as the Ajantha frescoes of India. The Summit of the rock with an area of nearly one hc, was the site of the palace. It is regarded as the 8th wonder of the ancient world.
Travel to Kandy – a World Heritage city. Traditions and culture remain undisturbed by European influence in the colonial era. The Royal Palace, now known as the “The Temple of the Tooth Relic’’ (of Lord Buddha), situated right beside the Kandy Lake gives a magical beauty to the city. Kandy is also home to one of the largest botanical gardens in Southeast Asia. The Gardens dates back to the 14th century and boasts over 4000 species of plants and many trees with significant histories. Visitors from the UK will be particularly interested in the Cannonball Tree planted by King George V. The tree is bent with its fruits, which resemble cannonballs hence the name.
Nuwara Eliya is a city in the tea Country hills of Central Sri Lanka. We suggest you stay at the Heritance Tea factory hotel For Different feels. Return to the old-world charm of Ceylon at Heritance Tea Factory. Its Revealing the Rich Heritage of Tea Production of Sri Lanka.
Travel to Ella, famous for its breathtaking views of Blue Mountains and emerald valleys of tea – a haven for a soul in search of true tranquility. Many excursions could be arranged to legendary locations of ‘’Ramayana”
Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a forest reserve and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Bentota is a resort town on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. Its long Bentota Beach stretches north, where it becomes a sandy strip known as Paradise Island, parallel to Bentota Lagoon. Coral-rich dive sites include Canoe Rock. On Bentota River, the centuries-old Galapota Temple has a large Buddha statue. Southeast is Lunuganga, the estate and gardens of architect Geoffrey Bawa. Northeast is his brother Bevis’s Brief Garden.
Today you will be transferred to Colombo – the official political and trade capital of Sri Lanka. All the famous shopping arcades are in and around the city, which allows one to have a tantalizing experience in Colombo as it has something to offer every visitor. As a hub of many ethnicities with people from all creeds working together, Colombo is indeed cosmopolitan.