Welcome on board! Your Sri Lanka tour will start with a pick-up and transfer to Kandy by our representative. Kandy, being the World Heritage Site and the last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings offers a wonderful experience of culture, history, and heritage.
En route, visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, which was built to feed, nurse, and house young elephants who got lost or abandoned by their mothers. Here, you can watch the baby elephants being fed milk with gigantic bottles or being bathed in the rivers that flow nearby.
Upon reaching Kandy, complete the check-in formalities and rest for a while. In the evening, step out to enjoy a traditional cultural show and gain insight into Sri Lanka’s vibrant culture. Afterwards, stroll across this small lakeside town, visit Kandy City Centre famous for its world-class brands, bazaar, arts and crafts centre, and gem museum and lapidary. Glide through fresh fruits and vegetables in the Kandy Market.
Once the tour is complete, come back to the hotel and enjoy a comfy overnight stay.
Distance from Pinnawala to Kandy: 40 km (approx.)
Travel Time: 1 hour (approx.)
Wake up to a scrumptious breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed towards Kandapola. On arrival, check in to the hotel and rest. Later, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Kandapola’s Tea factory and plantation. Take a tour to the cold and misty hills covered with lush green tea plantations. Step into the tea factory processing the prestigious brand of Ceylon Tea and later, sip into some pure Ceylon Tea.
Visit Hanuman Temple to seek blessings from Hanuman Ji. Witness the idol of Hanuman Ji, which is 16 feet tall. On full moon day, special pooja’s are performed and attended by thousands of devotees. After the tour, return to the hotel to spend a comfortable night.
Optional: A visit to the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens.
Distance from Kandy to Kandapola: 72 km (approx.)
Travel Time: 2.5 hour (approx.)
Begin day 3 of your Sri Lanka Ramayana tour with a delicious breakfast. Check out from the hotel and proceed towards your next destination Kalutara. En route, visit Nuwara Eliya. Known for its misty steep roads, lush green blankets of tea bushes, and cool climate, Nuwara Eliya is one of the popular places to visit in Sri Lanka. Here, visit Seeta Amman Temple and Hakgala Botanical Garden - the Pleasure Garden of Ravana. Continue your drive towards Kalutara. Once you reach, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and spend a comfy overnight.
Distance from Kandapola to Kalutara: 186 km (approx.)
Travel Time: 6 hour (approx.)
Post lavish breakfast, get ready, and check out of the hotel. Proceed for a short excursion to Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda, located around 1 hour drive from Kalutara. This hatchery’s turtle program aims to protect sea turtle eggs and increase hatching rates. They also welcome local and international visitors to share the experience of the baby turtle release or witness the process in action for awareness of sea turtle issues.
Afterwards, drive to Colombo. Once you reach, check-in the hotel and later, hop onto the bed for a sound sleep.
Distance from Kalutara to Colombo: 43 km (approx.)
Travel Time: 2 hour (approx.)
Your Sri Lanka tour with Ramayana tour ends today. After a leisurely breakfast, head out to explore the city. Colombo is a thriving metropolis and is one of the must-visit places in Sri Lanka. Drive through the clean streets edging the crystal white Race Course, furnished with lavish clothing, food, and tea boutiques.
Ride to Pettan and tune into the Floating Market for a great shopping experience. Visit Independence Square, have a drink at the Dutch Hospital, offer prayers at Gangarama Temple. Enjoy Colombo’s nightlife spiced by nightclubs and casinos. You can also attend the exhibition at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) and experience opera or play at Nelum Pokuna to end your day to perfection.
Thereafter, get assisted to the airport to connect to the departure flight with unforgettable memories of the Sri Lanka Ramayana tour.