Sri Lanka Tour Packages from Delhi

Sri Lanka Tour Packages from Delhi

Looking for Sri Lanka tour packages from Delhi? Sri Lanka is one of the most exotic holiday destinations in the world.

Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, this paradise isle is home to distinct landscapes, golden sandy beaches, rich culture, amazing history, and a wealth of wildlife topped with mouthwatering food and friendly locals.

Sri Lanka is blessed with lush green tea plantations, misty hilltops, flowing rivers, cascading waterfalls, and a hill capital that is a world of its own.

The south coast with its ample watersports, whale, and dolphin watching and the colonial architecture offers waves, sun, sights, and aquatic pleasures.

Sri Lanka Tour Packages from Delhi Option 1 (5 Days)

Day 1 – Colombo

Colombo

Your Sri Lanka packages from Delhi will begin from the commercial capital and the biggest city – Colombo.

Located within a short drive from the airport in Katunayake, it’s a city that one must explore during a visit.

Many visitors skip Colombo assuming it’s too commercial for a holiday but in reality, it’s different from other busy metropolis in South Asia.

What you will realise is that Colombo is the gateway to this beautiful island and it is the bond that keeps the island together.

There are plenty of things to do in Colombo but you can pick and choose what interests you according to your schedule.

Independence Square is a massive open hall that was constructed to commemorate independence from the British.

The architecture here is intricate and beautiful. A beautiful green park with flower plants surrounds it.

This area is well maintained and is a popular spot for working out, running, cycling, or simply spending the evenings with family and friends.

Gangaramaya is an elaborately designed Buddhist temple in the heart of Colombo. The shrine room is full of Buddha statues and other renowned Buddhist monks.

Murals are covering the shrine room walls depicting various religious stories.

There is a museum, which occupies artifacts some of which are donated from all over the world. You can also see the smallest Buddha statue in Sri Lanka here for which you will need a magnifying glass.

A short distance from Gangaramaya is the Seema Malakaya, a small temple built on a deck that leads to the Beira Lake. It is generally used for meditation and does not carry out the rituals of other temples.

You need to purchase one ticket to enter both temples. Make sure to wear footwear that’s easy to remove.

Pettah Market and Pettah Floating Market are located close to each other. You can find everything from fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, and a variety of food, clothes, electrical items, gadgets, clothes, shoes, bags, and everything under the sun here.

If you want to shop at a bargain this is your place!

Galle Face Green is a massive park with a beachfront. Watching the sunset is enough things to do here and don’t forget to enjoy the street food!

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Day 2 & 3 – Ella

Ella

On the second day of the Delhi to Sri Lanka tour package, we take you 300km away from Colombo to the small mountain hamlet – Ella. The ride will take up to 5 hours and you will pass beautiful sceneries along the way!

Ella was once a hidden jewel on the central highlands of Sri Lanka. It’s a beautiful village surrounded by breathtakingly green countryside.

One of the most picturesque locations in the country Ella is surrounded by high hilltops and nestled at an elevation of around thousand-meters.

One of the majour changes Ella has experienced over the years is the serious backpacker- vibe! It’s not wrong to say that Ella is your go-to place if you are backpacking in Sri Lanka.

Everything about Ella is serene, there’s no traffic, no commotion, or rush that will disrupt your holiday.

The hike to Little Adam’s Peak is one of the easiest trails to try in Ella. The hike leading to the peak takes up to forty minutes.

The path leading to the Little Adam’s Peak trail is easy to find. Once you get to the top you get beautiful views over Ella Rock.

The trip takes around 2 – 3 hours. After your hike down, stop and have some refreshing king coconut water.

The Nine Arch Bridge is one of the most popular sites in Ella. It is a rail bridge made completely of stones, cement, and bricks without using steel.

It looks like something out of a Harry Potter movie. It’s a majour tourist attraction and is ideal for snapping Instagram worthy clicks.

A short tuk-tuk ride will take you to Ravana Falls. The cascading water and relaxing atmosphere around the waterfall make it a place to fall in love with.

You can spend time bathing in the pool of water just below but make sure to avoid bathing during the monsoon season since the water pressure is really strong.

The waterfall has been named after ancient king Ravana. Not too far from the waterfall, you get the Ravana Caves. You can stop there and explore too.

The Ravana, Sita, and Rama love triangle is an epic tale from the Ramayana, which will give you an insight into the caves.

Day 4 – Galle

Galle

After two days on the central highlands of Sri Lanka, your next stop will be the heart of the south coast – Galle. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city of Galle is a must on a travel itinerary.

Full of Dutch and Portuguese architecture, lifestyle boutiques, and chic western eateries the Old City of Galle feels like stepping into an ancient European city!

Take a walk around the fort ramparts. Built by the Portuguese and modified by the Dutch the 17th century Galle Fort is a top site for visitors.

The Fort walls are what separates the outside world from the inside and help preserve the beauty of colonial architecture. Take a walk on the Old Fort Walls, its especially beautiful during sunset.

Explore the cobblestone streets of the Fort and visit,

Dutch Reform Church
All Saints Anglican Church
Meeran Mosque
Sudharmalaya Temple
Maritime Archeology Museum
Shop at the lifestyle boutiques

The Galle Lighthouse is a popular spot to take photographs. It’s still functioning and when you reach the top, there’s a full view of the harbour and the ships that enter.

A 10-minute tuk-tuk ride from Galle will take you to a spot that created Instagram frenzy – Dalawella beach swing.

Enjoy the bars and restaurants along the coastline. Try your hand on the famous beach swing and don’t forget to capture the moment! #SriLankaBeachSwing#

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Day 5 – Mirissa

Mirrisa

Mirissa is one of the top beach destinations in Sri Lanka on the south coast. The Mirissa area has everything you need for a beachside getaway.

Amazing beaches, whale watching, surf waves, and great restaurants and bars. Here are a few great things to do in Mirissa.

The secret beach is a tiny secluded beach, which is not so much a secret anymore. Since reaching the beach is a difficult path, not many people go there though.

Watching the sunset from the Secret beach is one of the best things to do in Mirissa. To reach the beach you will need to take a 10-minute walk since the path is too steep for vehicles to travel.

Whale watching is one of the best things to do in Mirissa. Sri Lanka is one of the top places in the world to spot the blue whale.

The whale-watching season runs through November to April. Make sure you pick a reliable boat operator to go out to sea.

Mirissa beach is ideal for new surfers. The waves are great and there’s a very little crowd. October to March is the best time for surfing.

Beach bums are going to love snorkeling at turtle bay. The ocean here is quite shallow. If you reach there early you might be lucky enough to snorkel with turtles.

Mirissa has a range of restaurants. Try out the local food especially items such as pol roti, hoppers, and kottu. The local spices have a refreshing aroma and taste.

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Sri Lanka Tour Packages from Delhi Option 2 (4 Days)

In our second option for Sri Lanka package from Delhi, we cover four distinct locations. Two out of these four are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Your experiences in each of these places are going to be poles apart. Take the time to enjoy your short holiday and make the most of it.

Day 1 – Kandy

Kandy

Your first stop in Sri Lanka is the cultural capital and second biggest city in the country – Kandy. The hill capital of Sri Lanka is located in the mountainous center of the country.

It is culturally as well as a religiously significant location. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kandy is a calm, cooling, and pleasing city, which is rich in traditions.

Kandy welcomes visitors all year round. There is plenty to do, see, and experience in Kandy during any time of the year.

If you are interested to see Sri Lanka’s biggest and the most lavish Buddhist procession in the country, the ‘Esala Perahera’, you will have to travel during August.

The most revered Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka, the Temple of the Tooth, or Sri Dalada Maligawa as known locally is located to the north of the Kandy lake.

The temple is famous since it houses the country’s most important relic, the tooth of Buddha.

The relic is placed inside a guarded room, which is open to the public during poojas (prayer time). Apart from the majesty of the temple, you will also see the monks offering prayers and many rituals taking place throughout the day.

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Day 2 – Sigiriya

Sigiriya

The next stop on your schedule is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most visited sites in Sri Lanka. Sigiriya – a masterpiece in ancient urban planning!

Sigiriya is an ancient palace and rock fortress in Sri Lanka. It is a significant archeological monument in the country and thousands of tourists visit the site each year.

Locals call Sigiriya the eighth world wonder and many would agree that this majestic fortress deserves this title.

It can be easily considered the most visited tourist destination in Sri Lanka. The rock fortress is situated in the heart of the country between Dambulla and Habarana on a huge rocky plateau 360 meters high above the sea level.

The surrounding areas around Sigiriya are said to been inhabited for thousands of years. During the 3rd century, King Kashyapa built his royal residence here and after his death, it was converted to a Buddhist monastery, however, in the 14th century, it was abandoned.

King Kashyapa built the fortress and made it his royal residence to avoid possible attacks from his half brother king Moggallana who was the rightful heir to the throne.

From the peak of Sigiriya, the king had a clear view of the surrounding which helped him during wartime.

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Day 3 – Nuwara Eliya

nuwara eliya

On the third day of Sri Lanka packages from Delhi, we will take you to the Central Highlands where the weather is the coolest in the country.

Nuwara Eliya is another amazing city in Sri Lanka, which everyone fondly refers to as ‘Mini England’.

Victoria Park in the Nuwara Eliya town is one of the loveliest places to visit. It’s a massive park that is named after Queen Victoria.

If you are travelling with kids, they will love the play area here. This is a nice place to have a picnic, run around and play ball.

While you are there hop over to the Nuwara Eliya post office building, located next door. Housed in an 18th century Tudor Manor, the striking architecture of the post office is what stands out.

A visit to a tea plantation is a must in Nuwara Eliya. You can walk through bushy green plantations and step into the factory to learn about the process of tea making.

Tea leaves are plucked manually with great precision. As the second-largest tea exporter in the world, Sri Lankan tea manufacturers need to ensure precise selection of the tender leaves and buds therefore manual plucking is still preferred in all tea plantations.

The tea pluckers as they are usually referred to are a common sight in the highland areas such as Nuwara Eliya.

You will learn the process of making tea and at the end of the session, a steaming cup of Ceylon tea will be served. You can even order some yummy chocolate cake to compliment your cuppa.

Day 4 – Bentota

Bentota

Your final day in Sri Lanka will be spent in one of the most sought after beach getaways – Bentota. Located on the southern coast, it’s a resort town that’s loved by locals and foreigners alike.

If you dream of being stranded in an island with crystal clear water, tropical wildlife and sandy beaches then Bentota is a place to visit! On the last day of your Sri Lanka packages from Delhi, take the time to enjoy the beach life.

The small fishing town of Bentota offers big choices. The town is home to the best beach, historic sites, religious monuments, beautiful architecture and mouthwatering seafood.

The peak months in Bentota runs from November to April. That is the best period for snorkeling, sailing, diving and other watersports.

You will realize that most of the excursions to do in Bentota are actually around the town so you will need to travel a bit to get to them.

A boat safari on the Benthara River is one of the most scenic ones. There are small islands that are covered with mangroves, lively birds crocs as well as other reptiles.

Don’t be afraid to keep your expectations high about the Bentota beach. Stretching into several kilometers it is one of the best in the country.

Pend time stretched out on the sandy shores or surf the waves. Once you’ve had too much of beach then go explore the town!

Contact T2 Travels Sri Lanka for more on Sri Lanka tour packages from Delhi.

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