Our Sri Lanka tour packages from Mumbai covers the best of the country within a short period. Although Sri Lanka and India are located so close to each other, your time here will be a unique experience. All tour packages organized by T2 Travels Sri Lanka are well researched to give visitors the best experience during their time in the country.
Sri Lanka Tour Packages from Mumbai Option 01 (5 Days)
Day 1 – Colombo
Colombo is the commercial capital and the biggest city in Sri Lanka. The city is home to incredible historical monuments, religious sites, museums, and interesting architecture.
Take a Colombo City Tour
On the first day of your Sri Lanka tour packages from Mumbai, don’t sweat it! Take a Colombo city tour and explore everything on an open double-decker bus, which is comfortable than walking around.
The tour covers almost all the well-known attractions in the city including the Lotus Tower, Independence Hall, Old Dutch Hospital, Dawatagaha Jumma Masjid Mosque, the Town Hall, and the old parliament building to name a few. If you are a foodie you can do a street food walking tour and try out some delicious Lankan dishes such as hoppers, kottu, string hoppers, dhal curry, short-eats, and much more.
Located overlooking the Beira Lake on the heart of Colombo, Gangaramaya Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in the city. The temple is ornately designed and is no wonder that it’s so popular. You get an on-site museum and artifacts that have been donated from around the world. The tinniest Buddha statue in Sri Lanka can be seen here and you need a magnifying glass for it!
Exploring the Pettah market and the Pettah floating market is one of the best ways to see Colombo. You may not have anything to buy but the experience will be nice. However, for someone coming from Mumbai, it may look familiar to ones back home.
Galle Face Green
End your day with a stroll on the Galle Face Green. The urban park overlooking the beach is one of the best spots to fly kites, exercise, and spend time with family. Its ideal if you are travelling with children if you are not, don’t miss the sunsets and street food there. You can even have a nice Buffet dinner at one of the star class hotels located around the Galle Face Green.
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Day 2 – Kandy
Kandy is the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. It a place you must put down on your travel itinerary to the country. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kandy is a place everyone falls in love with. The rich history and the calm soothing climate make it a desirable holiday home for many visiting Sri Lanka.
The sacred city of Kandy
Kandy is the home of the holiest tooth relic of Buddha, a very sacred and significant vestige of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. The city offers numerous wonderful sights and attractions including botanical gardens, tea plantations, spice gardens, cultural sites, etc. Kandy is also the second-largest city in the country.
Kandy was the capital of the last Sinhala kingdom in Sri Lanka. Referred to as ‘Maha Nuwara’ in the local tongue, it translates to the ‘great kingdom’. The culture here is so strong that it has managed to last for centuries. The locals of Kandy still see themselves as a tad superior to others in the country. As the protector of the holy tooth relic of Buddha, Kandy is considered to be the guardian city of Lanka.
Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Tooth is the holiest Buddhist pilgrim destination in the country. The elaborately designed temple is a significant place of worship for Buddhists from all around the world. The sacred tooth is protected in a gold casket in a guarded room.
There are specific times that one gets to take a glimpse of this holy vestige. During the annual Perahera (procession) the tooth is paraded around the city on the back of an elephant. Sixty-five elephants parade on this procession and it is considered the largest and the most significant in the country.
Kandy Lake is constructed in the center of the city. Built by the last king of Lanka, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe, it is an additional feature to the beautifully constructed temple of the tooth. Despite being located in the bustling city center, there is a sense of serenity when taking a stroll around it. The boat rides on the lake are fun and are ideal for any age group.
Peradeniya Botanical Garden
Located 5km west of the city, the Peradeniya botanical garden is also an impressive place to visit, especially if you are with kids. Home to over 500 species of plants, it is a beautifully landscaped botanical garden in the country.
Traditional dance performances
Once you finish all the sightseeing during the daytime, make sure you keep the nights free to watch traditional dance acts. ‘Kandyan’ dancing is a vital dance style in the local art scene and there are spectacular shows. Some dance acts conclude with the dancer walking on fire barefoot.
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Day 3 & 4 – Nuwara Eliya
On your Sri Lanka tour packages from Mumbai, spend two days in the town of Nuwara Eliya on the central highlands. The cool weather, calm atmosphere, colonial architecture, and lush tea plantations make up this beautiful town that locals fondly refer to as ‘Mini England’. Two days will give you a chance to go sightseeing and relax at your heart’s content.
Victoria Park is a well-maintained park located in the heart of Nuwara Eliya town. It’s the ideal place to go on a family outing. Those who enjoy bird watching will surely love Victoria Park since it’s home to a range of exotic birds. The kid’s play area and rides are sure to make it a great place for the whole family to enjoy. It’s a lovely spot to click some beautiful photographs.
Tea plantation and factory
Visiting a tea plantation is a must when you go to Nuwara Eliya. You can visit the fields and even try your hand at picking the tea leaves with the help of the workers. Take a tour of the tea factory where the complete process of tea making is covered from gathering the freshly plucked tea leaves to packaging before exporting.
Lover’s Leap is a cascading waterfall nestled among the tea plantation hills. There are several myths and stories related to this waterfall, which makes it even more interesting to visit. You need to take a hike to get up the hill where the waterfall is which is one of the less popular tourist spots. The Lover’s Leap is one of many waterfalls that can be seen in Nuwara Eliya.
Spread over the southern ridge of the central highlands, it is easily accessible from the town of Nuwara Eliya. The Horton Plains comprise of a highland plateau, which is beautiful, quiet and excellent for trekking. The Plains rise to 2000m high and is covered with wild grass interspersed with thick forestry, waterfalls, and rocks.
The World’s End is the famous escarpment at the Plains, a fall from which will leave you 900 meters below. The view from here is magnificent, however, the eternally prevalent mist makes it difficult to see properly. On a clear morning, the view from the World’s End is mind-blowing!
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Day 5 – Bentota
On the final day of Sri Lanka tour packages from Mumbai, we take you to the coastal town of Bentota. It is a resort town nestled among the south coast of the country and a popular holiday hotspot among locals and visitors alike. Well known for its golden sandy beaches shaded with palm trees, it is one of the most famous beach holiday towns in the country. During peak season hotels in Bentota gets pretty crowded
There are several beaches in Bentota including the Ventura beach and Moragalla Beach but informally everything is called Bentota Beach. The beauty of the beach here is that it runs along the Bentota lagoon. Unless you go during peak season, you would find the beaches almost deserted. Bentota is a town with clusters of hotels so during long weekends you get locals coming here for short breaks.
In Bentota, the watersports are not only in the ocean but also in the river.
Hop on a motorbike and head out to the Indian Ocean or the river Bentota. Speeding across the waves or the calm waters of Bentara is truly an exhilarating experience. The sharp twists and turns of the jet skiing make it more interesting, however, this may require a bit of navigation experience. If speeding is not in your blood then simply jet ski at your own pace
Bentota has the best tropical surrounding of a world-class kayaking environment. Paddling on a kayak is the ideal way to discover the lagoons, swamps, and canals of
Embark on a cycling tour in Bentota. If you go towards the 125-year-old Katukoliha temple with the massive pagoda you will come to the highest altitude in the town. The striking murals of the Mellegoda Temple are also a sight you don’t want to miss.
Cycling along the Dedduwa Lake can be a refreshing ride with birds chirping in the background and glimpses of Dutch architecture surrounding the area. The best time to cycle is at sunset with the cool air all around. If you leave early morning you can catch the sunrise.
Our travel packages are made to offer visitors the best experience in Sri Lanka. After your five days on the beautiful island, you can head back home, but we are sure you will want to come back for more! To travel from Bentota to Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake it takes 1.5 hours.
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Sri Lanka Tour Packages from Mumbai Option 02 (7 days)
Day 1 & 2 – Sigiriya
On day one of the Sri Lanka tour packages from Mumbai, we take you to the ancient historical wonder of Sigiriya!
Sigiriya is an ancient palace and rock fortress in Sri Lanka. It is a significant archeological monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site that thousands of tourists visit each year.
Sigiriya is the largest as well as the most complex construction in ancient Sri Lanka. Today you only see twenty percent of the rock’s original formation. The ruins of the fortress are clear evidence of the magnificence and grandeur of the complete structure.
Visitors are unable to fathom the glory of the fortress and how impressive it would have been 1600 years before. Sigiriya has been a place of fountains, lush foliage, ponds, and vibrant pavilions. The frescos in Sigiriya are one of its greatest attributes. All of the frescos are of women and it is said to depict the harem of King Kashyapa.
The village area around Sigiriya has been inhabited for thousands of years. When King Kashyapa took reign during the 3rd century, the Sigiriya was built as the royal residence. After his death, the palace was transformed into a Buddhist monastery but during the 14th century, it has been abandoned.
Exploring the Rock
To thoroughly explore Sigiriya Rock, it will take at least 2-3 hours. The best time to visit is early morning or late afternoon when it’s less sunny. Try to avoid the weekends especially Sundays and Poya holidays since it gets congested. The stairway is pretty narrow and the crowds become too much to handle sometimes.
The climb up is not as exhausting as it looks from the bottom but if you are scared of heights then it might get a bit unpleasant in certain parts. There are local guides that you can hire but if you travel with us, the T2 Travels guides will give you an in-depth explanation about the fortress.
What to expect
The entrance to the fortress is quite extravagant since you enter through massive lion paws at the foot of the stairway. There is a climb of nearly 1300 steps and it takes close to 2 hours to reach the summit and get down. Once you reach the top, you will realise that the climb was totally worth the effort.
Take a tour of the Sigiriya Museum
The museum is located outside the main entrance and the best time to go there is before you start climbing. You get interesting details of the fortress as well as a variety of photographs of Sigiriya. The entrance ticket includes the tour to the museum as well so don’t miss it!
If you have time, you can also climb the Pidurangala Rock. Some people opt to climb Sigiriya or Pidurangala but we recommend that you do both!
Day 3 & 4 – Trincomalee
Trincomalee has been in the limelight as a steady growing tourism destination ever since paths became clear to travel to the Northern section of the country a decade ago. It’s home to some of the best beaches, lush greenery, cultural sites, and ancient monuments. You can get the best Trinco experience during your two days here!
Koneswaram Hindu Temple
The Koneswaram Hindu Temple built with classical Hindu Dravidian architecture sees thousands of devotees from diverse ethnic groups visiting the temple. Anyone who visits the temple doesn’t fail to lean in to see the famous ‘lover’s leap’ found in close vicinity to the temple.
Kanniya Seven Hot Wells
A bath in the unique Hot Wells in Kanniya located close to Trinco is another ‘must-do’ for those who are travelling to the North. The seven wells have different temperatures of water from lukewarm to boiling. Many people bath in these wells and believe it brings positive vibes to the body.
Trincomalee War cemetery
Trincomalee War cemetery also recalls the graves of the Sri Lankan soldiers from World War II as well as the bodies of the soldiers who passed away on a British battleship in the harbor.
Enjoy the Nilaveli and Uppuveli beaches
Beach bums are going to love the palm-fringed beaches of Trincomalee. They are perfect to unwind and soak up the sun. The powdery white sand against the emerald waters of Uppuveli is just breathtaking. Whether you want to swim, surf, go whale watching or enjoy a game of beach volleyball – this is your place. Nilaveli beach is simply paradise. It remains untouched even by the onslaught of visitors.
A short boat ride from the Nilaveli beach will take you to the pristine Pigeon Island National Park. The national park comprises of two small islands. It is home to vibrant marine life and a magnificent rock formation. You can go scuba diving and snorkeling here and the underwater world is even more gorgeous than what lies above.
Day 5 & 6 – Ella
The first thing you will notice when you step out in Ella is the change in weather! From the humidity of Trincomalee, the chilly weather in Ella will be a sweet surprise. Tucked away in the misty hilltops of Sri Lanka, among the tranquil green hills and cascading waterfalls lies Ella – one of the most blissful destinations on the island.
Nine Arch Bridge
Its surprising to see that a bridge could attract so many tourists, yet the Nine Arch bridge in Ella has done exactly that! Flanked by lush forests and tea plantations, it stands proudly across the valley. On misty days when the low cloud hangs in the valley, it gives a mystical feel around the bridge.
Constructed in 1921, the Nine Arch Bridge is made entirely out of brick, rock, and cement without the use of metal. Make sure to go early if you want to take nice photographs since it gets pretty crowded easily.
Take a Hike!
Sri Lanka has plenty of misty green landscapes. In the beautiful Ella, you can take a hike above 1000m and walk to the ‘world’s end’ or climb up the Little Adam’s Peak. If you want to walk across waterfalls, climb mountains, camp, and be mesmerised by scenery then Ella is the best place in Sri Lanka. Camping tours can be organised for those who enjoy the great outdoors.
Ravana Falls is a voluptuous stream of water providing a continuous source of life to the villagers. Cascading gracefully yet ferociously, this waterfall provides the necessary water for the cultivation of vegetables and fruits, which is where the village folk earns their living.
Apart from the beauty of the waterfall, visitors will also enjoy the atmosphere around it. You find plenty of roadside stalls around the area selling boiled corn, pickled fruits, black tea with jaggery as well as some knick-knacks you can take back as souvenirs. This is one of the popular places to pit stop when you travel to Ella.
Day 7 – Galle
On the final day of the Sri Lanka tour packages from Mumbai, we take you to another coastal city. However, more than the beaches it’s the Dutch heritage that stands out in the famous city of Galle!
The turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean beckon! Enjoy jet skiing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, and banana boating in Bentota beach. You can take a safari on the Bentota River.
Located within a short ride from Bentota, the turtle hatchery in Koggala Beach is a truly unique experience. Although not well known, Sri Lanka is one of the top breeding spots for endangered sea turtles and Koggala beach serves as the home for breeding these sea creatures.
Visitors to the hatchery are educated on the importance of protecting turtle life and given an insight to the facilities and the care arranged to the newborn turtles.
The Galapatha Viharaya is a significant Buddhist temple found within a radius of around 2km away from the main road of Bentota. The temple is considered important since the sacred tooth relic of Arahat Maha Kashyapa was once enshrined within the temple.
You find the ruins of the original temple including rock carvings, pillars, and stones that are still seen in the location. The perahera which is a colourful procession conducted annually by the temple in honour of Arahat Maha Kashyapa is one of the events that draw large crowds. If you are travelling during this season don’t miss out on this very vibrant event.
T2 Travels Sri Lanka offer customised Sri Lanka packages from Mumbai. This gives visitors a chance to experience the best in the country without wasting time and money. Drop us a message or give us a call to get more information on our tour packages to beautiful sunny Sri Lanka.