Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, and officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia. It lies in the Indian Ocean, southwest of the Bay of Bengal, and southeast of the Arabian Sea; it is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait.

The spectacular Rock Fortress of Sigiriya, 19 kilometers North East of Dambulla is one of Sri Lanka’s major attractions. The Rock was the Fortress of the “King Kasyapa” who murdered his father and stole the throne from his elder brother who was the rightful heir to the throne. Kasyapa built his fortress in this 182-meter high rock to protect himself from his enemies. Sigiriya may have been inhabited through prehistoric times. It was used as a rock-shelter mountain monastery from about the 3rd century BC, with caves prepared and donated by devotees to the Buddhist Sangha. The garden and palace were built by Kasyapa 477 – 495 AD. Following Kasyapa’s death it was again a monastery complex up to about the 14th century, after which it was abandoned. The ruins were discovered in 1907 by British Explorer John Still.Today Sigiriya is famous for its ‘Mirror Wall’, which consists of poems and paragraphs carved by visitors to the rock many years ago and for its magnificent frescoes of shapely be-jewelled maidens, vibrant colours and the water garden similar to the Ajantha frescoes of India. Sigiriya is in fact, the best-preserved city center in Asia from the first millennium and has been named as a UNESCO world heritage site and 08th Wonder of the World.


  • Meet and greet at the airport and Proceed to Sigiriya


  • En route visit Pinnawala elephant orphanage


  • Visit the spice garden and take a free herbal massage and free herbal tea.


  • Proceed to Sigiriya


  • Check in to the hotel


  • Evening Proceed to Minneriya and enjoy the Minneriya Jeep Safari


  • Overnight Stay and relax at the hotel

The Sacred City of Kandy – is a city in the center of Sri Lanka. It lies in the midst of hills of rare vegetal species. The Kandy Valley crosses an area of tropical plantations.The monumental ensemble of Kandy is an example of construction that associates the Royal Palace and the Temple of the Tooth. It was one of a series of temples built in the places where the relic, the actual palladium of the Sinhalese monarchy, was brought following the various relocations of the capital city.The Temple of the Tooth, the palace complex and the holy city of Kandy are associated with the history of the dissemination of one of the most important religions of humanity, Buddhism.The Temple of Kandy is the product of the last peregrination of the relic of the tooth of Lord Buddha and the testimony of a cult which continues to be practiced today.Kandy has now grown out to encompass Peradeniya, home to the Botanical Gardens.


  • After breakfast at the hotel climb the sigiriya rock fortress


  • Arrival back to the hotel and relax


  • Later proceed to Kandy


  • Check in to the hotel in Kandy


  • Proceed on a Kandy city tour


  • Evening enjoy the cultural dance


  • Leisure and relax at the hotel


  • Overnight stay and relax at the hotel

Nuwara Eliya also known as the “City of Lights” and “Little England”, Nuwara Eliya was the favourite hill station of the British who tried to create Nuwara Eliya into a typical English Village. The old brick Post office, country house like hill club, with its hunting pictures, mounted hunting trophies and fish, and it’s strict formal dinner attire; the 18 hole golf course, race course etc., all remind you of ‘England’.


Blessed with a salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery; it’s hard to imagine that Nuwara Eliya is only 180 Km from the hot and humid Colombo. The areas around Nuwara Eliya also provide the main output of tea in Sri Lanka. A trip to the highlands of Sri Lanka is never complete without witnessing the age-old traditional tea plucking and sipping a cup of “Ceylon Tea”. Visitors to Nuwara Eliya can also taste the freshly plucked strawberries and purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.




  • After breakfast at the hotel, visit Temple of Tooth & participate in the morning ceremony


  • Proceed to Nuwaraeliya known as Little England


  • En route, Tea Plantation & Tea Factory visit


  • Visit beautiful waterfalls in Hill country


  • Check in to the hotel in Nuwara Eliya


  • Relax and Overnight Stay at the hotel
  • After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Hortain Plains and enjoy the jeep safari if interested


  • Or proceed to Seetha amman temple and visit the seethe tea


  • Arrival back to the hotel and relax at the hotel


  • Evening proceed on a Nuwara Eliya city tour


o   Visit the Strawberry Farms


o   If like enjoy a boat ride at the Greogory’s lake


  • Relax and Overnight Stay at the hotel

The beaches extending from Beruwala to Bentota are known as the “Golden Mile”. The sunny beaches & the cool breeze brings about relaxation and offers leisure and recreational water sports facilities. In the vicinity of Beruwala lies the ancient “KandeViharaya” which means Temple on the Mountain.


The first recorded Muslim settlement of the island took place at Beruwala in 1024 AD. The Kechimalai Mosque on a headland in the town is said to be built on the site of the landing and is the focus of an annual religious feast. The drive down to Beruwala from Colombo is just one hour.




  • After breakfast Proceed to Bentota


  • En route visit beautiful waterfalls in hill country


  • Check in to the hotel in Bentota


  • Leisure and relax at the beach and enjoy the sun set


  • Overnight stay and relax at the hotel
  • After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Madu river


  • Enjoy the Madu river boat ride and visit the cinnamon Garden, visit the turtle hatchery


  • Enjoy water sports in Bentota


o   Jet Skiing.


o   Snorkeling.


o   Water skiing.


  • Arrival back to the hotel and relax at the hotel


  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Colombo (derived from Sinhalese name Kola-amba-thota which means “mango harbour”, altered by the Portuguese to honour Christopher Columbus), is the cultural capital and largest city and commercial center of Sri Lanka. (The new administrative capital of Sri Lanka is Sri Jayawardenepura-Kotte.)


A vast majority of Sri Lankan corporations have their head offices located in Colombo. Some of the industries include chemicals, textiles, leather goods, furniture, and jewelry.


Colombo was probably known to Roman, Arab, and Chinese traders more than 2,000 years ago. Muslims settled there in the 8th century and controlled much of the trade between Sinhalese kingdoms and the outside world. The Portuguese arrived in the 16th century and built a fort to protect their spice trade. The Dutch captured the city in the 17th century. The British made the city the capital of their crown colony of Ceylon in 1802




  • After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Colombo


  • Check in to the hotel in Colombo


  • Evening proceed with a Colombo Shopping and City Tour




o   Independence square


o   Dewatagaha Mosque


o   Fort Bazza


o   Old Parliament


  • Arrival back to the hotel and relax


  • Overnight stay at the hotel
  • After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Katunayake International Airport for Departure.


  • Good bye from Paradise Sri Lanka & have a safe flight back