6 Days / 5 Nights
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With effect from: 1st Aug 2014
Rs. 5,000 /- Reserve before 30 Days
Rs. 3,000 /- Reserve before 20 Days
Rs. 1,000 /- Reserve before 10 Days
DAY 01 | BANGALORE – COLOMBO
Report at Bangalore International Airport in the evening. Check in starts 3 hours before the flight departure. Board the flight to Colombo. Reach Bandarnaike International Airport Colombo. After Visa formalities proceed to Negombo and hotel check-in.
Overnight Hotel @ Negombo.
DAY 02 | COLOMBO – PINNAWALA – KANDY
Transfer from Negombo to Pinnawala. The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage provides visitors with the best chance of seeing a large number of elephants at close quarters. The orphanage was established in 1975 and commenced with seven orphaned elephants. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their calves born in the same location. Assisted by local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawala commenced a successful captive breeding programme and the first baby elephant was born in 1984. It is most interesting to visit at feeding time to see the baby elephants being bottle fed and the entire herd taken for a bath thereafter to the river near by. Later Transfer from Pinnawala to Kandy.
Do Kandy Sightseeing. The World Heritage Site, Kandy, was the last capital of the Sri Lankan Kings, before the country was brought under British rule in 1815. Famous for its rich heritage and splendor, this magnificent city was last ruled by Sri Wickramarajasinghe. The Temple of the Tooth Relic is the most significant highlight of the city along with the Kandy lake, the town and other attractions. Visit World Famous Temple of Tooth Relic. Later watch a colorful & entertaining Cultural Show. Spend rest of your time in Kandy Botanical Garden.
Overnight Hotel @ Kandy.
DAY 03 | KANDY – TEA PLANTATION – NUWARA ELIYA
Transfer from Kandy to Tea Plantation. Visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. Upon your visit you will observe how the quality of tea is graded and also have a walk-through of the manufacturing process. The highlight of your visit will be enjoying the taste of a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory.
Transfer from Tea Plantation to Nuwara Eliya. Do Nuwara Eliya Sightseeing. Nuwara Eliya has earned a reputation for itself as a preferred destination in the hill country by tourists and locals alike because of its incredibly cool climate and amazing sceneries. Whilst delighting travelers with its awe-inspiring beauty, Nuwara Eliya is also home to one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in South Asia. This town plays a pivotal role in the world’s tea industry as the produce of this region alone accounts for a substantial portion of tea exports.
Overnight Hotel @ Nuwara Eliya.
DAY 04 | NUWARA ELIYA – DAMBULLA – SIGIRIYA
Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Dambulla. The Dambulla Cave Temple, also known as Jambukola Viharaya is a World Heritage Site and is the largest, preserved cave temple complex in the country. It is believed that King Valahambahu converted these caves into a temple during the 1st century BC. Although there are more than 80 documented caves in the area, the temple itself is spread over five. These caves contain statues and paintings that chronicle Lord Buddha and his life. There are 153 Lord Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan Kings and 4 statues of Gods and goddesses found here. The latter include those of Hindu Gods Vishnu and Ganesh. The murals cover over 2,000 square metres in area. The largest image of Lord Buddha is a carving that spans over 14 metres.
Overnight Hotel @ Sigiriya.
DAY 05 | SIGIRIYA – CHILAW - COLOMBO
Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Sri Lanka's most popular historic site, Sigiriya is the 5th century rock citadel of King Kasyapa. This 200 meters citadel was home to his palace on top of the rock and derives its name as it appears to resemble the outline of a lion from distance. King Kasyapa built his palace and decorated its walls with colorful frescoes which can even be seen today. These frescoes, along with India’s Ajantha cave frescoes are world renowned for lasting through the ages and their awe-inspiring beauty. When you climb along the side of the rock, about halfway up, you will encounter a gateway that although in ruins, resembles a gigantic lions paw. Today, Sigiriya is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site and remains as one of the best examples of ancient urban planning in Sri Lanka.
Transfer from Sigiriya to Chilaw. Visit to Munneswaram Temple. After his victorious battle, Lord Rama left for Ayodhya, in one of King Ravana”s vimana (carriages).He felt he was being followed by bramhaasthi dosham as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin. Legend has it that when he came to this place he felt bramhaasthi dosham was not following him and he stopped the vimana and asked God Shiva for remedy. Lord Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised him to install four lingams there and pray to get rid of the dosham. Since then many Hindu devotees flock to the Temple. Transfer from Chilaw to Colombo.
Overnight Hotel @ Colombo
DAY 06 | COLOMBO CITY TOUR – BANGALORE
Do Colombo City & Shopping Tour. Colombo is the trade capital of Sri Lanka, and is a city that has undergone rapid changes. While most old buildings have been replaced by new apartments and office buildings, some parts of the city yet retains its old charm. The 100 year old clock tower built by the British and some colonial buildings remain examples. The Independence Square, Nelum Pokuna, Pettah Bazaar and BMICH are some of the main highlights of the city. Colombo also provides ample entertainment in terms of an active night life as well as a shopping experience you'd never forget. Transfer from Colombo to Airport for departure. Reach Airport 3 Hours before the departure.
Board the flight to Bangalore. Reach Bangalore with Sweet Memories of the tour.
|Meals on Tour|
|Day 2 - 5||Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner|
|Day 6||Breakfast and Lunch|
Requirement to Obtain Visa
|PASSPORT||Original | Minimum 6 month validity & 3 empty pages|
3 Copies | Size: 35mm X 45mm | Without Border | Matt Finish
80% Face without spectacles | White Background
|PAN CARD (copy)||Xerox Copy | Original not required | 1 Card per family|
The Consulate General of the Sanctioning Visa Embassy holds all the rights for Sanctioning / Rejecting the Visa.
Apna Holidays is just a facilitator for processing the Visa and is not responsible for the Visa Rejection.
In case of visa rejection, the guest cannot claim for any kind of refund of visa fees from the VFS / Apna Holidays.
Tour Price Includes
Round Trip Economy Class Air Ticket
Bangalore – Colombo | Colombo – Bangalore
|Accommodation||3/4 Star Category Hotels|
|Food||Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner (according to the itinerary)|
|Visa||Srilanka Tourist Visa|
Airport Taxes and Other Taxes | Visa Handling Charges | Surface Transfers
All Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary | Bus / Train tickets if applicable
Pre - Departure Meeting | Service of the Tour Escort & Local Guides
|Complimentary||1 Standard Size Cabin Bag / 1 Back Pack + 1 Cap for every Guest|
Tour Price Does not Includes
Charges for Mineral Water, Taxi, Laundry, Telephone bills, Wine & any expenses of personal nature.
Guide Tips / Driver Tips / Porter Tips is not included | Consumption from Mini Bar at the hotels.
Expenses for attractions whichever not mentioned in the itinerary is not included in the package.
|21 days prior to the departure date||75% of payment done|
|Between 15 days - 20 days||50% of payment done|
|Between 8 days - 14 days||25% of payment done|
|Less than 8 days||No Refund|
In case of Visa Rejection the Refund is subjected to various factors like Airline Booking, Coach Reservation and Hotel Confirmation.
Apna Holidays holds all the rights to amend / withdraw Refund Terms without prior notice.
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