by akshay mahajan on 15:41
Day 1 *20th* Colombo
Day 2 *21th*
Colombo / Kandy
Mode of Transport-
(Intercity Express Colombo) (07.00)--reaches Kandy----(09.30)
(AM) Have late breakfast and leave for Kandy, the city
beautifully located on the shores of a lake and a cultural
sanctuary where ancient ways of life, arts & crafts still
survive. It is also the home of the "Buddha Tooth",
rescued from the flames of his cremation and Sri Lanka's
most cherished relic.
(PM) Do sightseeing tour of Kandy, visiting the city, botanic
gardens, the temple of the Tooth and the upper lake.
Evening : Observe a memorable cultural pageant which
will be followed by a "fire walking" show
Day 3 *22th*
Kandy / Nuwara Eliya (“Noo-ra-i-lie-a”)
Transport -- Options- (distance 70 km-- terrain -- GHATS)
1.car/van from Kandy . aprox price --- Rs1000
2.Inter-city bus (a.c exp) ---RS 50
3 Train to Nanu Oya and catch the catch a taxi (about Rs125) or bus (about Rs15).
Places of Interest .
^The Tea Factory Hotel
^Laboukelle Tea Factory
Stay in "Nuwara Eliya"
Day 4 *23th*
Note -- Should leave Nuwara Eliya as early as possible.preferably around 5 am
Nuwara Eliya / Kandy via Matale (spice gardens) / Dambulla / Sigiriya
(70 km) (26km) (47km) (24km)
Total distance ------ 167km estimated time 4 to 5 hrs
Mode of Transport -- Most likely to be rented van / bus.
Stay at Sigiriya/Dambulla
Deciding which of the two ancient capitals Polonnaruwa or Anuradhapura - is the more impressive is a tough call.
Anuradhapura is much older and its ruins cover a greater expanse of land. Polonnaruwa is much more recent - although it was built more than a millennium ago
- and is also better preserved.Also Polonnaruwa is closer to Sigiriya than Anuradhapura
---thus two options
Day 5 *25th* (Option 1)
Distance -------(26 km)
ancient Sinhalese city
day trip... back to sigiriya/Dambulla
Day 5 *25th* (Option 2)
This sacred city was established around a cutting from the 'tree of enlightenment', the Buddha's fig tree, brought there in the 3rd century B.C. by Sanghamitta, the founder of an order of Buddhist nuns. Anuradhapura, a Ceylonese political and religious capital that flourished for 1,300 years, was abandoned after an invasion in 993. Hidden away in dense jungle for many years, the splendid site, with its palaces, monasteries and monuments, is now accessible once again.
Stay in Anuradhapura ...
Day 6 *26TH*
Return to Colombo and return home