GLIMPSE OF SERENDIB (2 Nights / 3 Days)
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GLIMPSE OF SERENDIB

2 Nights / 3 Days

Overview

Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is an island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean. Its diverse landscapes range from rainforest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. It’s famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes. The city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka's ancient capital, has many ruins dating back more than 2,000 years.

Good to know

  • Currency : LKR (Sri Lankan Rupee)
  • Population : 20.48 million
  • Religion : Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity
  • Time Difference : IST
  • Best Time to Visit : December - March (West and south coasts) / April /May - September (East coast)
  • Capital : Colombo
  • Languages : Sinhala, English, Tamil
  • Dialing Code : +94
  • Best Connectivity : BOM, DEL, MAA, HYD, BLR, CCU, AMD

Did you know?

  • Before 1972, Sri Lanka was known as 'Ceylon'
  • Spicy curry is Sri Lanka's most common dish, served with rice and vegetables
  • Sri Lanka is also called the 'Teardrop of India' because of its teardrop shape and, you guessed it, its proximity to India
  • The elephant is the symbol of Sri Lanka
  • Every year Sri Lanka serves as a venue for an elephant pageant

Highlights

  •  Kandy
  • Colombo. 
  •  Spice Garden 
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
  • Gem Museum & Lapidary 
  • Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic 

Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Kandy

     Arrive Colombo International airport transfer to the kandy.Visit a Spice Garden at Mawanella - and see the luscious Cinnamons, Cardamoms, Pepper plants etc. You can also purchase your requirements of spices.Commence city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Arts and crafts Centre, a Gem museum and a lapidary and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.Kandy - the hill capital. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism’s influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple’s shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere. Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic  - ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha’s Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess’ hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka’s most prized possession.Gem Museum & Lapidary –Sri Lanka produces the finest quality of gem in the world. We mine semiprecious gems, the sapphires of Sri Lanka, which are very exclusive and comes in shades of blue, red, green, white…act. Be a witness of the cultural show. Kandyan Dance is a dance form that originated in the area called Kandy of the Central hills region in Sri Lanka. But today it has been widespread to other parts of the country. Overnight stay in Kandy. 

  • Day 2 : Pinnawela

    After breakfast visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya. Royal Botanical Gardens, Sixty Seven hectares of exquisite beauty and botanical treasurers containing more than 4000 species, this is haven not only for Scientists but to every nature lover as well.Thereafter transfer to Pinnawela. Visit,Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - Started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded, the orphanage has grown to be a big family today. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now, including baby elephant brought from various parts, as well as 14 babies born as a result of the captive breeding program.  The best time to visit is the feeding time and the bathing time when the elephant are taken to the river close by. A unique experience never to be missed. Afterwards proceed to Colombo. Overnight stay in Colombo. 

  • Day 3 : Departure

    After breakfast relax City tour and shopping in Colombo  
    Colombo - like many capital cities in developing countries Colombo is fast changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood, yet in some parts; the old world charm is retained. A 100-year-old clock tower and several British built, colonial buildings are still to be seen in the city.  The Pettah bazaar – where one can shop for bargains, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Colombo museum, the Bandaranaike memorial international conference hall – anoutright gift to Sri Lanka from the people’s republic of china, the new parliament in Sri Jayawardenapura and the folk art center are some of the places of interest that one can visit to Visit shopping complexes such as ODEL, HOUSE OF FASHION, MAJESTIC CITY. 
     

Inclusions

  • All Transfers & sightseeing on private basis
  • 4  Nights accommodation with Daily Breakfast
  • GST
  •  Kandy
  • Colombo. 
  •  Spice Garden 
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
  • Gem Museum & Lapidary 
  • Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic 

Exclusions

  • Anything else not mentioned in inclusions.
  • Air fare / Train fare / Visa Fees / Monument fare.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing or any other item not specified in 'cost inclusions'
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel, leading to increase in surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.

Accommodation

3 STAR

COMFORT

Oakray City Hotel 

Grand Oriental Hotel 

Or similar

4 STAR

QUALITY

Earl’s Regent 

Ocean Edge Suites 

Or similar

5 STAR

LUXURY

Mahaweli Reach 

Cinnamon Lakeside 

Or similar

Terms

  • All Prices are in Indian Rupees and subject to change without prior notice.
  • Tour prices are valid for Indian Nationals & Foreigners holding Indian Resident Permit.
  • Cost based on standard / superior room basis.
  • Booking confirmations are subject to availability.
  • Child below 02 years are Free
  • All Hotels Rooms are subject to availability
  • We are not holding any reservations of air seats, hotel rooms, conference rooms etc. Final availability status will only be known when we request for bookings.
  • Holiday Surcharge will be additional if applicable
  • Any overstay expenses due to delay or change or cancellation in flight will be on the guests own & Akbar Holidays will not be held liable for such expenses however we will provide best possible assistance.
  • All rates are valid till Oct 2017