Kandy Perahera Excursions

(05 Day - O4 Nights)


Day 01 - Airport/ Kandy

Arrive at International Airport, met by Representatives and transfered to a Hotel in Kandy.

Overnight Stay In Hotel in Kandy

Day 02 - Kandy

After Breakfast, leave for Kandy City Tour and Shopping.

Visiting to Following attraction places.

The Temple of Tooth:

Also known as The Sri Dalada Maligawa, it is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. Here, one of the Buddha's teeth is enshrined. The temple was built in the 17th century. A golden canopy has been added recently. Daily rituals are performed three times a day-at 4.30 a.m., 10.30 a.m., and 6.30 p.m. respectively.

Buddhist Temples:

There are many Buddhist temples surrounding Kandy. Famous among them are Malwaththa and Asgiriys temples in close vicinity to the City of Kandy

Hindu Shrines:

There are four Hindu shrines dedicated to Gods Vishnu and Natha and Goddess Patthini in Kandy. Three of them are located adjacent to the Temple of the Tooth, while the fourth one is towards the town.

Bahirawakanda Vihara Buddha Statue

The Sri Maha Bodhi Viharaya at Bahirawakanda is a very attractive on a mountain peak in the Kandy overlooking theTown. This is a very famous tourists attraction in Kandy. This monastery temple was established in 1972. The omnipresent Buddha statue has panoramic view of Kandy town.
Thereafter proceed to visit the Handicraft Centre,Gem Shops,Batik shops,Aurvedic Spas and the upper lake area for a panoramic view of the garden city.

Kandy Lake

Kandy Lake is a lake in the heart of the hill city of Kandy, Sri Lanka, built in 1807 by King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha of Sri Lanka next to the Temple of the Tooth. Over the years, it was reduced in size. It is a protected lake, with fishing banned.Boats rides are available.

Kandy View Point

Kandy View Point is located at Rajapihilla Mawatha in close proximity to the Kandy Lake. around 1km steep climb by Rajapihilla Mawatha, there is a place where you see the Kandy city in an aeriel view. with the Lake and The Sri Dalada Maligawa.

Kandy Esala Perahera

The significance of this great event is to invoke blessings of the gods to give the farmers rain to cultivate their crops. This ritual is performed by carrying the Sacred Tooth relic of the Budda through the city streets which is done with great ceremony & conducted for each year in July or August.

Overnight Stay In Kandy.

Day 03 :

After Breakfast, leave Kandy City

Ceylon Tea Museum,Hantana

Ceylon Tea Museum,Hantana. Exhibits Old Machinery,Documents,Pictures etc. Sightseeing Tea Estates arround factory,Tea Sales Center and many more.

Elephant Orphanage

Morning after breakfast leave to Visit Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela .this Orphanage has been set up by the National Zoological Garden to feed nurse and house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers.Other inmates at the Orphanage are those displaced from their natural environs by development projects or those found diseased or wounded.This orphanage is about 13Kms from Kegalle town on the Kegalle – Rambukkana road.This is famous resort for tourists.It is best to visit the orphanage at feeding and bathing time which has been sheduled as below.

08.30 Opening Time
09.15 Bottle feeding
10.00 Herd goes to the river for bathing
12.00 Return from the river after bathing
13.15 Bottle feeding
14.00 Herd goes to the river for bathing
16.00 Return from the river after bath
17.00 Bottle feeding
17.30 Ticket counter closes for the day

SPICE GARDEN

Visit a spice gardens which grows spices and herbs used for Sri Lankan cuisine and medication. Spices of Sri Lanka attracted the early sea faring merchants who made the long voyages to purchase this precious merchandise.

Gadaladeniya Temple

Built in 1344, the temple is situated on a hilltop at a distance of 15 km from the town. The temple is inspired by Dravidian architecture and gives a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside.

Embekke Temple

This 14th century temple is famous for the intricate wooden carvings dedicated to God Katargama. Almost the entire structures of some wooden buildings are decorated with dancers, musicians, wrestlers, legendary beasts and birds. Nearby are the ruins of an ancient rest house with similar pillars carved in stone.

Lankathilaka Temple

Lankatilaka temple dates back to 14th century. It is built on the summit of a rock called Panhalgala. The temple provides a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding hills, paddy fields and the diverse vegetation around it.

Peradeniya Botanic Gardens

The garden-a paradise for nature lover- was built in 14th century during the reign of king Vikrama Bahu III. The best-known attraction of the garden is the orchid House, which houses more than 300 varieties of exquisite orchids. A spice garden located here gives you a first hand account of the trees and plants used in the traditional Ayurvedic medicine.

Kandy Esala Perahera Festival ( Optional )

Overnight Stay in a Hotel in Kandy

Day 04 : - Kandy to Sigiriya

After Breakfast, leave from Kandy City

En route visit the Cave Temples of Dambulla

Cave Temple Dambulla

Which contains more than 150 Statues of the Buddha. This was where a King of the 1st Century B.C. took refuge and latter converted them into a monastery

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Which contains beautiful frescoes of heavenly maidens with flowers and fruit baskets and a palace garden with an intricate irrigation system - Sigiriya is called the 08th Wonder of the World. This was the Royal Citadel of King Kasyapa who ruled in the 5th Century A.D.

Jeep Safari – Minneriya National Park

After Lunch sightseeing of the ancient Sigiriya city ,On the way back visit the Mineriya National Park for an afternoon Jeep safari and proceed back to hotel at Sigiriya.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya

Day 05 : - Sigiriya To Negombo

After Breakfast, leave from Sigirya to Hotel in Negombo Beach,

Negombo

Negombo is a major tourist destination in Sri Lanka. This city is an ideal and liberal place with luxury, tropical life style, for those who want quick access to and from the country's main international airport and also to Colombo city. The 100 km long canal network running through the city is still used, and outrigger canoes and modern water-craft ply this route daily, for trade and tourist purposes. Remnants of colonization include the Dutch fort built in 1672, as well as centuries-old Portuguese and Dutch houses, Administrative buildings, Churches and the ceiling frescoes of St. Mary's Cathedral.

Negombo is also home to the country's second-largest fish market, also locally famous as being called the "Lellama (Lel-La-Ma)", at the north end of the town's lagoon. There are daily fish auctions, which give tourists a chance to meet the area's fishermen, buy fish and even organise fishing trips into the lagoon and the ocean beyond. Other nearby attractions open to visitors include Muthurajawela Marshland, which is part of a 6,000-hectare (14,826-acre). The Protected mangroves of the Negombo lagoon, is home to over 190 species of wildlife.

Negombo offers one of the best beaches on the west coast of Sri Lanka, and draws tourists who stop over for a day on their way to or from the airport. Some quiet stretches of the beach are maintained by the tourist hotels, while others are always busy with fishermen and their equipment. Water-sports and diving are also popular among visitors, with a few well-preserved coral reefs and a 50-year-old shipwreck that can be seen in the distance also known as 'Kudapaduwa' ( Ku-Da-Paa-Du-We) that serves as an artificial reef for many varieties of fish. "Mora Wala" (Mo-Ra-Wa-La) and "Beach Park" of Negombo are also very interesting places.

There are also local handicrafts, batiks and jewellery boutiques on the beaches and the shops in the city.

At leisure on the beach till departure to the airport.

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