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Best Of Sri Lanka (07 Nights/08 Days)

Route

Kandy(2) - Nuwara Eliya(2) - Bentota(2) - Colombo(1)

Description

The itinerary that combines all the most popularly visited destinations of Sri Lanka such as Kandy (Lakeside), Nuwara Eliya (Plantation), Bentota (Beaches) alongwith Yala national Park (Wildlife).


Start Point:  Colombo
End Point:  Colombo

Best Season To Travel

Short Itinerary

  • Day-1 Arrival at Colombo. Proceed to Kandy via Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage
  • Day-2 Kandy Sightseing including Sacred Tooth of Relic
  • Day-3 Proceed to Nuwara Eliya
  • Day-4 Sightseeing and visits around Nuwara Eliya
  • Day-5 Proceed to Galle
  • Day-6 Sightseeing in and around Galle
  • Day-7 Proceed to Colombo. Colombo Sightseeing
  • Day-8 Colombo Sightseeing and exploration before Departure

Sight Seeing

Colombo - Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (100.00 kms)

Galle - National Marine Museum (1.00 kms), Cathedral of St Mary (1.00 kms), Unawatuna Beach (5.00 kms)

Kandy - Kandy Lake (0.50 kms), Tooth of Relic (1.50 kms), Perediniya Botanical Gardens (5.00 kms), Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (44.00 kms)

Nuwara Eliya - Tea Factory Visit in Nuwara Eliya (2.00 kms), Seetha Kovil (10.00 kms), Ramboda Waterfalls (25.00 kms)


Distance

  • Colombo to Kandy -134 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Kandy to Nuwara Eliya -77 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Nuwara Eliya to Galle -250 kms (7.5 hrs)
  • Galle to Colombo -150 kms (3 hrs)

Accomodation


Hotel: HotelSerene Grand Hotel / HotelVilla Tea Fields / Club Bentota / Lazaani Hotel


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Hotel: Galavilla Boutique Hotel & Spa / Kent Cottage / Mangrove Escapes / AV 15


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Hotel: The Grand Kandyan / Serene Villa / Vivanta by Taj Bentota / Hilton Colombo


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Meals


Appam (hoppers): Bowl-shaped rice-flour and coconut milk pancakes, often served with a soft-baked egg on top.
Idi Appa(stringhoppers): Squashed nests of fine rice noodles.
Roti: Sri Lankan flatbread, often made with coconut, which accompanies most meals.
Kottu roti: A stir-fried dish made from vegetables, egg and pieces of roti, chopped on the hotplate with special knives.
Lamprais: Rice, curry and meatballs wrapped in a banana leaf and baked in the oven.
Koola’ya: Leftover curries, mixed together with rice and served in blended balls; often found at Hindu temples.
Pol sambol: A Sri Lankan condiment, made from ground coconut, salt, fish, chillies and onions.
Short eats: Sri Lankan savoury snacks, including small pastries and egg rolls.
Pittu: Cylinders of ground rice layer with grated coconut sand steamed.
Kool: A seafood stew made with flour from roots of the palmyra palm, with prawns, squid, crab and vegetables, originally from Jaffna in the north.
Tē (tea): The national drink, said to be amongst the best in the world.
Toddy: Mildly alcoholic fermented drink that is tapped from palm trees – often illegally – and drunk across Sri Lanka.
Arrack: A potent liquor made from the sap of palm trees.
Fresh coconut water: Served straight from the shell all over the country.
Lion: The country's national beer.


Travel Tips

  • Time Difference: Sri Lanka Standard Time is five and a half hours ahead of GMT. (Allowance should be made for summer-time changes in Europe.)
  • Sri Lanka's Currency: The local currency is the Sri Lankan Rupee.
  • Make sure you have plenty of lower denomination notes (Rs50, Rs100, Rs500), especially when travelling and you need to buy small items, fruit, and eat cheap meals.
  • Banks are open from 0900 hrs to 1300 hours Monday to Friday. Some city banks close at 1500 hrs, while some are open on Saturday mornings. It.s easy to withdraw money across the island at ATMs using international credit cards or debit cards.
  • Credit Cards: Most hotels, restaurants and shopping centres accept credit cards. Some establishments may try to add a surcharge, which is illegal.
  • Electricity: 230 . 240 volts, 50 cycles AC. If you travel with a laptop computer bring a stabilizer.
  • Language: Sri Lanka has two official languages . Sinhala and Tamil - with English as a link language..
  • Special Tourist Police Units are available to assist our visitors. Tourist Police, Colombo – Tel: 433342, Kandy – Tel : 08-22222, Airport TIC –. Tel:11 2 452411
  • To arrive at a destination faster and see the island with a scenic eye can use chartered flights from the Ratmalana Airport near Colombo or book a private helicopter for transfers or day trips.
  • The health risks in Sri Lanka are different to those encountered in Europe and North America. Watch out for bowel diseases such as diarrhoea and amoebic dysentery, vector borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever, and a variety of fungal infections.
  • Update with the vaccinations of: Typhoid (monovalent), Polio, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies. Children should, in addition, be protected against: diphtheria, whooping cough, mumps, measles, rubella .
  • Tap water is not safe to drink, and boiling and filtering is sometimes done too hastily in some hotels
  • To avoid heatstroke, take plenty of bottled water to the beach, or buy a thambili (king coconut) from an itinerant seller.
  • Prickly heat rash occurs when your sweat glands become clogged after being out in the heat for too long or from excessive perspiration. To treat it, take a cold shower, clean the rash with mild soap, dry yourself, apply hydrocortisone cream, and if possible, a product that contains salicylic acid. Repeat every three hours.
  • When you visit a temple or other religious site, remember that photography should not be carried out in a manner causing disrespect
  • Tourists who wish to visit and or photograph the principal ancient monuments in Sri Lanka are required to purchase a ticket from the respective.
  • Sri Lanka is a round-the-year destination for the visitors who seek for sun and sea the best time to visit the island is from November to April.
  • Safety: In general the threats to personal security for travellers in Sri Lanka are remarkably small. It is more pleasant to travel with a companion as it is advised not to travel alone especially after dark. The island including the North and East is safe to visit. If you have anything stolen, report it to the tourist Police, ( a special tourist police set up to look after the needs of the tourists. Contact tel Number + 94 11 2382209


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