Sri Lanka Holidays

ASIA, Sri Lanka

The history of SRI LANKA begins around 30,000 years ago when the island was first inhabited. Chronicles including the Mahawansa, The Dipavamsa, the Culavamsa and the Rajaveliya record events from the beginning of the Sinhalese monarchy in the 06th century B.C. Through the arrival of European Colonialists in the 16th century, and to the disestablishment of the monarchy in 1815. Some mentions of the country are found in the RAMAYANA. Buddhism was introduces in the 03rd century B.C by Arhath Mahinda (son on the Indian emperor Ashoka the Great).

THE FACTS:-

  •  Population 21 million.
  •  3 main languages – Sinhala, Tamil and English.
  •  Buddhist majority (70%), with Hindu, Christian and Muslim minorities.
  •  Gained independence from Britain in 1948.
  •  Democratic Socialist Republic since 1978.
  •  The top exports are: Tea, Textiles, Gems AND Foreign Remittances.

THE TRIVIA:

  •  Has the highest concentration of Leopard in the world.
  •  7 of the world’s UN World Heritage Site.
  •  Is one of the world’s 25 Biodiversity Hot Spots?
  •  World’s 3rd largest tea producer.
  •  The Sinhalese name, Sri Lanka, means, “The Resplendent Land” or “Holy Ceylon.”
  •  Is famous for its Ceylonese Sapphire
  •  Has 1,340km of tropical coastline.

Duration: 06 Night / 07 Days

Day 1

Arrives Kandy

Our Guide will meet the guests at the airport and drive them to Kandy via Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. A visit to Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage en route to Kandy. Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – set amongst the verdant hills of Kegalle is a unique orphanage, where the tiny tots weigh 60 kg or more. This is the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, the world’s first and only elephant orphanage established to feed, nurse and house young elephants lost or abandoned by their mothers. Other occupants are elephants displaced from their natural environs by development projects orthose found wounded. Visitors could see the baby elephants being fed milk from gigantic feeding bottlesor bathed in the river which flows nearby – an unforgettable sight! Established in 1975, by the WildlifeDepartment and National Zoological gardens which subsequently led to a breeding programme throughwhich more than twenty five elephants have been born since 1984. Check in at hotel.Rest of the day at leisure.Overnight stay at Hotel, Kandy.

Day 2

Kandy

Breakfast at hotel. Half day city tour of Kandy. Kandy – a lovely exotic city, the Hill Capital and last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which retains an aura of grandeur, time has not affected. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its centre, it is the site of the renowned temple that enshrines the Tooth Relic of the Buddha and the Royal Botanical gardens – home to one of the world’s best collections of Orchids. A cultural sanctuary where many legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive, Kandy and its satellite villages are the centre of the islands handicraft industry (items of wood, brass & silver) exquisite silver or gold jewellery and precious gems of many varieties including the world’s best blue and star sapphires. The highlight of the city’s calendar is the Esala Perahera, when a replica of the casket enclosing the Tooth is taken in procession for ten glittering nights in July/August by exotically costumed dancers, drummers and approximately 100 Elephants. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel, Kandy.

Day 3

Nuwara Eliya

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Nuwara Eliya from Kandy. (02 hours – 85 KMs approx) Check in at hotel. Half day city tour of Nuwara Eliya.Nuwara Eliya – Sri Lanka’s premier hill resort with a fine bracing mountain climate, Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country, producing some of the world’s best tea. The mountain slopes and valleys are a carpet of velvety green tea plantations, interspersed with gushing streams and tumbling waterfalls. Red or green roofed plantation bungalows, English country style homes and hotels with lovely flower gardens, a fine 18 hole golf course and a racecourse gives Nuwara Eliya a decidedly British character. Overnight stay at Hotel, Nuwara Eliya.

Day 4

Bentota

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Beruwela/Bentota from Nuwara Eliya. (260 KMs – 06 hours approx) Check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel, Beruwela/Bentota.

Day 5

Bentota

Breakfast at hotel. A visit to Turtle Hatchery and Madhu Ganga. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel, Beruwela/Bentota.

 

Day 6

Colombo

Breakfast at hotel. Half day city tour of Colombo. Colombo – the trade and commercial capital has long been the traditional gateway to the Orient. Sri Lanka’s largest city, it is located on the west coast and draws together all the cultures, religions and influences of foreign lands into a pot-pourri of sounds, smells and a kaleidoscope of colour. The original traders and settlers – the Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch and the British have left in their wake churches and monuments, names and religions, costumes and food and smatterings of their languages which have been absorbed into the speech of the Sri Lankan. Today, Colombo is a fascinating city – a happy blend of east & west, past & present, with a charm of its own. A less known but amazingly true fact is that Colombo has a superb range of high quality restaurants serving food from all over the world and some of the best shopping opportunities in Asia. The main seaport of Sri Lanka is in Colombo & adjoining it, is Pettah, a local bazaar & trading area. Other places of interest are the beautiful Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, mosques, the historic Wolfendhal church, (1749) residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Colombo Museum, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, the Folk Art Centre, Art Galleries, Parks, Independence Square, the Ceramic Corporation famous for its well-known brand “Noritake” and ODEL the renowned shopping centre. Departure transfer to Airport from Colombo. (01 hour approx – 37 KMS)

Day 7

Colombo Departure

Departure transfer to Airport from Colombo. (01 hour approx – 37 KMS)

Above is the Indicative Itinerary.

EX DELHI
Starting Price Per Person on Twin Sharing :-
(Validity 01st April 2017 – 31st March 2018)

Standard : Rs.45,000/-

Superior : Rs.56,000/-

Deluxe : Rs.62,000/-

RATES INCLUSIONS: –

  • 06 night’s accommodation as mentioned above.
  • Return airport transfers.
  • Return airfare on Air India/ Sri Lankan with approx taxes.
  • Half day city tours of Colombo, Nuwara Eliya and Kandy.
  • A visit to Turtle Hatchery, Madhu Ganga, Tea Estates, Tea Factories, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Temple of the Tooth Relic, Royal Botanical Gardens and Cultural Show. ( Entrance Fee is not included and it should be purchased directly by the guests)
  • An air con car for 02 pax travelling with an English speaking chauffeur guide.
  • An air con Micro Van for 04 pax travelling with an English speaking chauffeur guide.
  • An air con 09 seater Micro Van for 06 pax travelling with an English speaking chauffeur guide.

RATES EXCLUSIONS: –

  1. Breakfast on day 01.
  2. Lunch and Dinner on any days.
  3. Compulsory supplements during the period.
  4. ANY ENTRANCE FEES. (it should be paid directly by the guests at the relevant sites)
  5. Any other expenses.
  6. Tips and Portages.
  7. Personal expenses.
  8. Early check in and Late check-out.
  9. Sri Lanka Visa online approval.
  10. Cost of Camera / Video permits
  11. Early Check In and Late Check Out at Hotels
  12. Govt. Service Tax on Total Package cost.

TRANSPORTATION

  • Transportation in Sri Lanka is provided by Private vehicle throughout the tour.
  • It’s a air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver cum guide.
  • The vehicle is provided for point to point services and sightseeing, it cannot be assumed that the vehicle is at disposal throughout the day.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: –

  • The above price is not valid for travel during trade fair period and special events.
  • The above price is based on minimum 2 adults travelling together.
  • To proceed with the booking a non-refundable Booking deposit of Rs.10,000/- per person.
  • Should the period of travel, or the number of participants, or the type of accommodation, or the type of transport or the duration of the trip, change the quote will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Check in / check out timings is 14.00 hrs. and 12.00 noon.
  • Early check in and late check out will be subject to availability and at discretion of the hotel.
  • Above is just a quotation. Rooms and rates will be subject to availability at the time of doing confirmed booking.
  • We reserve the right to revise the costing in the event of increases in tax, service charges, fuel costs and other such events beyond our control. Prices are subject to change during large conferences and other major events.
  • The above price has been budgeted in USD1 = INR 67.00, the difference will be collected as per the rates of exchange applicable on the day of the full & final payments.

ENVISAGED AIRLINES (SRI LANKAN)

FLIGHT NO.

DAYS

FROM

TO

DEPARTURE

ARRIVAL

FLYING TIME

AI 281

Daily

DELHI

COLOMBO

1230

1605

3hrs/35min

AI 282

Daily

COLOMBO

DELHI

0820

1205

3hrs/35min

ENVISAGED HOTELS

CITY

CITY

STANDARD 3*

SUPERIOR 4*

DELUXE5*

Kandy

2

Hiltop

Cinnanmon Citadel

Earl’s Regency

Nuwara Eliya

1

Galway Forest

Grand Hotel

Heritance Tea Factory

Bentota

2

Taprospa Resort

Bentota Beach Resort

Cinnamon Bay

Colombo

1

Sapphire Hotel

Ramada Hotel

Cinnamon Grand

HOTEL BRIEF TO MATCH YOUR EXPECTATION

  • Standard Hotels – It’s a 2 to 3 Star hotel, ideal for budget travellers. These hotels offer basic amenities like standard bed (twin or double bed) with air-conditioning or fan, based on availability, private bathroom with shower and toilet facilities, lobby is relative small in size, room service is not provided.

  • Superior Hotels – It’s a 3.5 to 4 star hotel, comfortably equipped with modern amenities. These hotels have relative larger lobby space, reception area. Air- conditioned rooms with electronic safe, tea / coffee making facility, mini bar, room service and swimming pool.
  • Deluxe Hotels – It’s a 4.5 to 5 Star entry level hotel. It may be a local 5 star hotel, it may not be a international chain of luxury 5 star hotels. The hotel offers high quality of service with all outstanding facilities. The usual service offered area. Good location rooms with good view, larger room size, with electronic safe, tea / coffee making facility, iron board, mini bar, room service, health club, swimming pool and some speciality restaurants