Sri Lanka

Explore the Engineering Marvels

14 Days  13 Nights

With its 65,525 sq. km blended with the tranquility of the Mother Nature, Sri Lanka is a great destination with diverse attractions. Nature has endowed Sri Lanka generously – its small dimension harbours the world’s tenth richest bio diversity.

Gems in dazzling varieties, all the fragrant staples of the ancient spice route, 170 species of indigenous orchids, 242 species of butterflies, a staggering 441 species of birds including 36 endemics and wild life from tiny Loris to massive elephant witness the richness of the natural glory of the island. Many kinds of tropical and sub-tropical fruits and more than 500 species of medicinal herbs, dozens of delicious traditional sweets and the world’s finest teas are for a good measure.

The architecture of Sri Lanka displays a rich variety of architectural forms and styles. Buddhism had a significant influence on Sri Lankan architecture, since it was introduced to the island in 3rd Century BC. Ruins of the ancient places Cave Temples, Pagodas, image houses etc… are the evidences of ancient engineering marvels.

However techniques and styles developed in Europe and the Asia have also played a major role in the architecture of Sri Lanka during the colonial period. The great Architecture, Geoffrey Bawa contributed a lot for the Sri Lankan contemporary architecture. The emerging Lotus Tower in Colombo will make the nation proud in recent future by becoming the tallest building in the South Asia.

Day 1 – Arrival in Sri Lanka

Arrive in Sri Lanka and you will be welcomed by the representatives of Asian Escapes and transfer to Negombo. Check in at your hotel in Negombo. Rest of the day at leisure on the Beach.

Day 2 - Leave for Sigiriya

  Day 02 - Leave for Sigiriya after breakfast. Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage enroute. Witness the river bath of Elephants and the bottle feeding of milk to the baby elephants and proceed to Sigiriya. Visit Dambulla Cave Temple in which hundreds of Buddha Statues and wall paintings can be seen. Check in at your hotel in Sigiriya for overnight stay.

Day 3 -  Witness the Engineering Marvels

  Breakfast at the Hotel. Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress after breakfast. Witness the engineering marvels of the ancestors and back to foothills. In the evening you will be taken to Heritance Kandalama which is designed by the great Architecture Geoffrey Bawa. Back at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4 - Proceed to Kandy

Leave for Kandy after breakfast. Stop at Matale to visit a spice garden in which local spices and herbs are grown. Further you will be able to experience traditional cooking methods & experience some items of traditional village lifestyle. Proceed to Kandy and check in at your hotel. In the evening you will be taken on a city tour including a visit to most venerable Temple of Sacred tooth relic and a cultural show. Back at your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 5 - City tour in Kandy

City tour in Kandy after breakfast. Visit Three Temples, Lankathilaka, Galadeniya & Embekke to witness the smooth ancient wood carvings and great designs. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel in Kandy.

Day 6 -  Nuwara Eliya

Leave for Nuwara Eliya via after breakfast. Visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden enroute. Photograph the Best Views of Mountains, valleys, Waterfalls & Tea Plantations en route. Also visit a Tea Factory & a plantation to see the process of making the world’s best Ceylon Tea.  Check in at your hotel in Nuwara Eliya. Evening at leisure. Dinner and oovernight stay at your hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

 

Day 7 - Visit Heritance Tea Factory

 

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Heritance Tea Factory which is an old tea factory converted to a hotel. Back at the hotel and leave for Bandarawela. Visit Sita Amman Temple in Sita Eliya which is believed to be the place that Sita was kept hidden in the Ramayana Epic. Proceed to Bandarawela and check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.  

 

Day 8 -  Visit Adisham Bungalow in Haputale

 

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Adisham Bungalow in Haputale and witness the colonial architecture. Back at the hotel and leave for Udawalawe. Check in at the hotel. Optionally the guests will be able to visit Udawalawe National Park for a Jeep Safari. Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.  

 

Day 9 - Proceed to Mirissa

   

After the breakfast at the Campsite, you will be taken transferred to Mirissa. Visit Maduwanwela Mansion which is an architectural heritage of the country. Historical resources say the mansion had been built since 1700s to 1900s by the Maduwanwela clan. There were 121 rooms and 21 middle yards, but today it has only 47 room and 7 middle yards remaining. Continue to Mirissa and check in at your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure on the beach. Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel in Mirissa.

 

Day 10 - Whale Watching

 

Early morning transfer to Mirissa Fisheries Harbour. Leave for a Whale Watching Sea Cruise in the see off Mirissa which is a world renowned Whale Colony. After spotting the largest mammal in the world in their natural habitat, back the Mirissa harbour where you took off. Back at the hotel. Evening you will be taken to Galle Dutch Fort which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument. Witness the architectural glories retained from the Colonial era. Back at the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 11 - Bentota

  Leave for Bentota after the breakfast at the hotel. A visit to a Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda will be another possible activity on your way. Proceed to Bentota and check in at your hotel. Visit Lunuganga Villa which was a residence of great Architecture, Geoffrey Bawa. A visit to Bevis Bawa Brief Garden will be another highlight which was designed by a most renowned landscape architects in Sri Lanka. And a brother of Geoffrey Bawa. Back at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure on the beach. Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel n Bentota.

Day 12 - water sports at Bentota River

– Breakfast at the Hotel. Full day at leisure on the beach. Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel in Bentota.

Day 13 -  Shopping in Colombo

Breakfast at the Hotel. Proceed to Colombo after breakfast. Check in at your hotel upon your arrival at Colombo. In the evening you will be able to visit one of the local houses that Geoffrey Bawa lived in Colombo. Also visit the Race Course, Old Dutch hospital and Arcade Independence square which are colonial period buildings renovated and converted to shopping arcades.  Dinner will be arranged at a restaurant in Colombo. Back at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 14 - Departure

After breakfast & transfer to the Bandaranayke International Airport for the flight back depending your flight schedule


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