Just off the coast of India lies one of the most magnificent islands of South Asia. Sri Lanka, a land whose roots lay so deep in history that they intertwine with myths and legends. Surrounded by waters teeming with colorful coral and numerous fish species, a place where you can see the largest animal that ever lived on Earth. The island of mountains that majestically rises above the clouds, from which flow rivers that merrily chase toward the sea. Get exclusive taste of Sri Lanka with this 7 days Sri Lanka package.
Arriving at Bandaranaike International Airport, a T2 Travels representative will be waiting to meet and greet you. Afterward, we will start on our journey to Nuwara Eliya.
On our first stop, we will embark on the White Water Rafting, in the town of Kitulgala. This town is bordering with one of the last virgin rainforests on the island, through which flows the Kelani River.
Continuing on our way, we will visit the Shri Bhakta Hanuman. Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, one of the central characters of epic Ramayana. A short distance away is the Ramboda Ella, stunningly beautiful tiered waterfall over which water slopes in the letter Y shape.
Next, we will visit a Tea Factory, where on a guided tour you can learn about the history and process of production of some of the best tea in the world.
The cool temperate climate of Nuwara Eliya is appropriate for the cultivation of some fruits that are very unusual for tropical islands. So, we will visit Strawberry Farm where you can indulge in aroma of this wholesome fruit.
A direct trip from Bandaranaike International Airport to Kitulgala typically takes 2 hours and 10 minutes.
A direct trip from Kitulgala to Nuwara Eliya typically takes 2 hours and 45 minutes, and you will stay overnight at hotel on the Bed & Breakfast basis, with breakfast included in price.
Our day will start early in the morning. Breakfast is provided in the form of a takeaway in the Horton Plains National Park.
The first thing in the morning, we will visit the Horton Plains National Park. This natural reserve is situated on the plain more than 2,000 meters above the sea level. It is a place of stunning natural beauty and one of the most popular hiking and trekking spots on the island.
Continuing on our way, we will visit two places related to the events of Ramayana. Seetha Aman Kovil is a Hindu temple dedicated to princess Sitha at the place of captivity of this goddess. Near it is a wooded area called Ashok Vatika, a place where Lord Hanuman presented her with proof of his identity, under an Ashoka tree.
Our next stop will be in Nanuoya, where we will embark on the Train Trip to Ella. This stretch of railway is known around the world as one of the most scenic train rides.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Nine Arches Bridge, one of the most picturesque bridges in the world. Gently curving, it spans over a 25 meters deep ravine, with a background of verdant green wooded hillside.
A direct trip from Nuwara Eliya to Ella typically takes 1 hour and 50 minutes, and you will stay overnight at Hotel on the Bed & Breakfast basis, with breakfast included in price.
After breakfast at the hotel in Ella, we will get on the way to Mirissa.
In the morning we will hike up Little Adam’s Peak. A very popular hiking spot, named after the famous pilgrimage destination, due to similar physical shape.
Continuing on our way, we will visit two more places related to Sitha’s captivity described in the Ramayana. The Ravana Ella is a stunningly beautiful waterfall under which, according to legend, bathed this Hindu goddess, while she was imprisoned in the Ravana Cave. This cave is also an important archeological site, where 25,000 years old evidence of human habitation were found.
After breakfast at the hotel in Mirissa, we will indulge in activities offered in this town.
Mirissa is one of the prime locations for Whale Watching. Every morning during the season, at 7 am from Mirissa Harbor disembark the tour boats. Taking the trip on one of them, we can enjoy the sights of blue whales, sperm whales, bottlenose dolphins, striped dolphins, and if we are lucky we can see orcas.
The waters off the Mirissa are rich with corals and other marine wildlife, which makes them a popular Snorkeling and Scuba Diving spots. But its beaches are a popular place for Leisure and languid relaxation during the day, while almost every night at a different place a Party lasting till the early morning hours take place.
A direct trip from Ella to Mirissa typically takes 4 hours and 15 minutes, and you will stay overnight at hotel on the Bed & Breakfast basis, with breakfast included in price.
After breakfast at the hotel in Mirissa, we will start the trip to Bandaranaike International Airport.
Traveling along the coast, we will arrive in the town of Kosgoda. Here we will spend an hour on River Boat Safari. The Madu Ganga River flows through marshy mangrove forest teeming with wildlife, and especially birds.
A direct trip from Mirissa to Kosgoda typically takes 1 hour and 10 minutes.
A direct trip from Kosgoda to Bandaranaike International Airport typically takes 1 hour and 55 minutes.
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