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DAY 1

RATHNAPURA



Ratnapura ("City of Gems") is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka and the Ratnapura District. Some say the modern name is derived from the Portuguese name Rapadura for jaggery, the palm candy produced traditionally in this region, but the more common explanation in Sri Lanka is that it comes from the Sinhala "ratna" meaning gems and "pura" meaning city.[1] Ratnapura is also spelled as Rathnapura. Located some 101 km south east of capital Colombo

DAY 2

Sinharaja forest

Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national park 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.

The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests ecoregion, was saved from the worst of commercial logging by its inaccessibility, and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1988. The reserve's name translates as Kingdom of the Lion.

The reserve is only 21 km (13 mi) from east to west, and a maximum of 7 km (4.3 mi) from north to south, but it is a treasure trove of endemic species, including trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

DAY 3

YALA NATIONAL PARK



The Yala National Park is the most visited park in Sri Lanka.[3] In 2002 around 156,867 tourists visited the park. Foreigners, especially Europeans, account for 30% of total visitors.[15] Block I is the main area for visits. Block III (main gate in Galge area, on Buttala-Kataragama Road) and the adjoining Kumana Park or 'Yala East' (main gate at Okanda, on the east coast not far from Pottuvil) however are becoming popular in their own right too. See [1] Note that the Situlpahuwa pilgrimage site, geographically in Block III, has kind of an 'enclave' status and is accessible FOC through separate roads from Tissa and Kataragama. Most of the visitors stated that reasons for their visit is to see wild animals, and elephant is the most preferred animal. .

DAY 4

NUWARA ELIYA

Nuwara Eliya via Ramboda falls (80Km 3 hours drive) 6200ft above sea level En route visiting a tea factory and some beautiful waterfalls. In 1826 some British officers created a road constructed over the ridge at ramboda pass and the station convalescent soldiers were established.

The Nuwara Eliya (Little England) rain fall combined with sunshine, cold nights and misty morning offers, the perfect climate producing high grown aromatic tea’s. Nuwara Eliya is home to many renowned institutions of Sri Lanka’s colonial British era, such as the rescues, the hill club, grand hotel and famous 18hole golf course.

DAY 5

KANDY

Kandy the last kingdom of Sri Lanka. This royal city surrounded by the mountains. The Temple of the Tooth relic also known as Dalada Maligawa. Kandy is the most venerated place of worship for Buddhist throughout the world. Built in the 16th century. This temple house, the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha brought to Sri Lanka from the Kalinga province in ancient India in the 4th century AD.

The latest being the golden canopy over the inner shrine where the tooth relic is placed. Originally the temple was within the king’s palace complex.
Late evening view a cultural dance performance featuring various dance types of Sri Lanka. 

DAY 6

SIGIRIYA

Sigiriya is a massive monolith red stone fortress 5th century It is also known as “Lion Rock” because of the huge crouching lion image that is carved at the entrance to the fortress. King Kashshapa made for hide. King Kashshapa having murdered his father, he wanted to hide from his brother Mugalan. “Lion Rock” world famous for its historical frescoes and wonderful water gardens, Sigiriya today is one of the world heritage sites, also is considered to be the 8th wonder of the world.
Return to Kandy

DAY 7

PINNAWALA

The Pinnawala Elephant orphanage is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular attractions situated halfway between Colombo and Kandy, the orphanage has a population of about 75 elephants, making it the world’s largest collection of captive elephants. The elephants here range from newborn calves to elderly matriarchs and include orphaned and abandoned elephants, as well as those injured in the wild. Amongst them are its famous residents, Sama, the lame elephants injured by a landmine during the ethnic conflict in the north and Raja.

Experience the sheer delight of watching these great pachyderms frolic in the river at bath time or the baby elephants being fed twice a day.

DAY 8

COLOMBO

Sri Lanka’s Commercial Capital

Colombo is a bustling vibrant cosmopolitan city located on the west coast of the Island. It was made the capital city when Ceylon was Ceded to the British Empire in 1815 and remained so until 1978, when the administrative functions where moved to Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte.

Among its much attraction are the twin towers of the World Trade Center. In contrast to its modern architecture, the old parliament building stands majestically in all its grandeur, along with many grand old colonial buildings. Leftovers from the days of the British, Portuguese and Dutch empire. The city is promenade, the Galle face green is a mile –ling stretch along the coast where the Sapphire water’s shimmer in the dazzling sun.

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