Day 1 - Airport/ Negambo

Welcome to Sri Lanka. On this day of your 21 days Sri Lanka tour, you shall start exploring its marvels. Upon your arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport, an agent’s representative will greet you and guide you towards a luxury chauffeur-driven vehicle that will take you around the country.

After breakfast stat to joinery to the Munneswara Temple in Chilaw.

Munneswaram temple is an important regional Hindu temple complex in Sri Lanka. It has been in existence at least since 1000 CE, although myths surrounding the temple associate it with the popular Indian epic Ramayana, and its legendary hero-king Rama. The temple is one of five ancient temples dedicated to Shiva in the region.

The temple is located in Munneswaram, a village with mixed Sinhala and Tamil population situated in the Puttalam District of Sri Lanka.The presiding deity Siva is installed in the form of Lingam in the sanctum sanctorum. The Siva temple’s architectural details conform to what is written down in the Hindu scriptures known as agamas.. The Siva temple faces east and has three pathways around it. A sacred pond is situated in front of the Siva temple and a Bo Tree stands by the side of it. The main sanctum and the structure above the sanctum are one of the largest in Sri Lanka.

Overnight stay at Chilaw.

Day 2 – Kalpitiya / Wilpattu National park

After breakfast  you will visit Kalpitiya. Kalpitiya, located in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka, is a collection of 14 islands and it is famous for its waterfront beauty. Kalpitiya Beach, situated in the far northern end, is a place for many watersports and dolphin and whale watching. The beach is a long sandy spit, which can be easily accessed from the Kalpitiya lagoon on a boat.This beautiful stretch of sand attracts a lot of tourists and the beach is truly bestowed with scenic beauty. It is one of the best kite surfing destination in the world. There are so many kite spots to choose from

Kalpitiya is one of the best locations in Sri Lanka for dolphin and whale watching. Kalpitiya gives you an opportunity to watch hundreds of dolphins swimming alongside and diving under your boat, riding waves, jumping, spinning, twirling and leaping out of the water in a magical display, is a magnificent experience you will never forget in your lifetime

Next you will visit Wilpattu National Park.Wilpattu National Park is located 25km north of Puttalam or 30km west of Anurdhapura. Wilpattu was declared a wildlife sanctuary on the year 1905.A unique complex of over 50 wetlands called “Villu” is the most prominent topographical feature of the national park.Wilpattu National Park’s varying natural habitats; coastal belt, natural lakes (villus), rocky outcrops, scrublands, open grasslands and dense forest provide for numerous species of animals etc.

On your return to the camp after the full day safari, freshen up and join the “Talk” amidst a roaring campfire to share your experience of wildlife you encountered during the safari in Wilpattu before sitting for a freshly cooked dinner and call it a day.

Day 3 – Anuradhapura

After breakfast you will visit Anuradhapura .Anuradhapura is the heritage capitol of Sri Lanka which is five hours away from capitol Colombo. Upon arrival in Anuradhapura, Check in to the bungalow, situated on the shores of the Tissawewa, set in a large tree-filled garden, is a small elegantly simple bungalow that reflects the serenity of the Great ancient Stupas that can be seen, day and night, across the water.

Anuradhapura is the first capital of Sri Lanka located in north central province of Sri Lanka. It is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka which was the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries. Due to its ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization UNESCO named it as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1982 under the name of Sacred City of Anuradhapura.

The ruins of Anuradhapura are one of South Asia`s most evocative sights. The sprawling complex contains a rich collection of archaeological and architectural wonders: enormous dagobas (brick stupas), ancient pools and crumbling temples, built during Anuradhapura’s thousand years of rule over Sri Lanka. Today, several of the sites remain in use as holy places and temples; frequent ceremonies give Anuradhapura a vibrancy that’s a sharp contrast to the museum-like ambience at Polonnaruwa.

Current-day Anuradhapura is a pleasant albeit sprawling city; a small town that feels more like a large village. There`s loads of good budget accommodation, easy bike hire and a relaxed pace, making it a good place to spend an extra day.

Next you will visit Mihinthalauya. Mihintale is part of a mountain peak in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is said to be the point of meeting between Mahinda, the Buddhist monk, who arrived from India and King Devanampiyatissa, where the formed preached the doctrine of Buddhism, which was the opening point of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

Overnight stay at Anuradhapuara

Day 4 - Vavuniya / Elephant Pass

After breakfast you will visit Vavuniya Located in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka, Vavuniya is a home to several world heritage sites recognized by UNESCO. The town is located about 215 km from Colombo – capital of Sri Lanka.Vavuniya has witnessed immense turmoil during the internal wars between the Sri Lankan army and the LTTE.Vavuniya is the blast from Sri Lanka`s past. When in Vavuniya, you can visit the key milestones that denote the shifts and transformations taking place through the various eras in the Sri Lankan history.

Here are some of the places you can visit.

  •     Madukanda Vihara
  •     Kandasamy Kovil
  •     Archeological Museum of Vavuniya
  •     Grand Jummah Mosque
  •     St. Anthony`s Church
  •     Kaludiya Pokuna Forest
  •     Isinbassagala
  •     Mihintale Peaks
  •     Jethawanaramaya Stupa
  •     Wasgamuwa National Park

Also Apart from the places to visit in Vavuniya, the local cuisine is also a crowd pleaser.

Next you will visit  Elephant Pass. Elephant Pass, Northern Province, Sri Lanka is located in the gateway of Jaffna Peninsula. There are about 340km north from capital to here. It has an important military base and used to be the island`s largest salt field. It has regularly been the site of battles during the civil war.Elephant Pass controls access to the Jaffna Peninsula, therefore it is referred to as the Gateway to Jaffna. It is very crucial as it is on the isthmus connecting the peninsula to the Sri Lankan mainland, and to territory in the Southern Jaffna peninsula. Elephant Pass connects the militarily significant town of Chavakacheri in the Jaffna peninsula to the Sri Lankan mainland. It is home to a wide variety of water birds and was declared a bird sanctuary in 1938 As the lagoon 
is crossed, the land becomes increasingly flat and the vegetation changes. Large trees disappear. 
There are no trees here that offer shade as in other parts of the country. The only prominent item to be seen on the flat landscape are the palmyrah trees, their silhouettes standing tall and clear.

Overnight stay at Elephant Pass

Day 5 - Jaffna city / Point Pedro

After breakfast you will visit  Jaffna. Jaffna is the main city of Jaffna peninsula in the northernmost district of Sri Lanka.Jaffna is the capital city of the Northern Province, Sri Lanka. Sea products, red onion, and tobacco are the main products in Jaffna. Jaffna is home to beautiful Hindu temples. An Old Dutch Fort still stands well preserved within which is an old Church. No visit to Jaffna is complete without tasting the exquisite Jaffna mango, reputed for its sweetness. About 3 km away is the majestic Nallur Kandaswamy Temple, home to the largest religious festival in Jaffna. The Kayts Harbour is an ancient ship docking site in the Jaffna region.

 Next you will visit  Point Pedro Point Pedro, also known as Sakkotai Cape, is the northernmost point of Sri Lanka. A trading post during pre-colonial and colonial times, it is an unpretentious spot which nevertheless is replete with significance and well worth a look for those with a sense of history and looking for simple pleasures. On a clear day, you might even catch a glimpse of the Indian coastline, about 40 miles away.Sri Lanka’s most northerly point is marked by a simple signpost, a display board looking out to see and a monument, erected since the end of the civil war, proclaiming: “Unity in Diversity is the Strength of Sri Lanka". Close by, to the west, there is a white lighthouse built by the British in 1916, now standing in the shadow of a telecommunications tower.

Overnight stay at a Jaffna

 

Day 6 – Nilaweli / Trincomalee

After breakfast you will visit  Nilaweli. Is a stretch of beach which is situated approximately 16 kilometres North of Trincomalle, passing a thriving lagoon on either side and lush coconut palm groves will take you down a gravel road to Nilaweli beach, almost a kilometre of in lenght, white sandy beach with gentle surf. the ocean you will see the famous pigeon island, named due to rock pigeons roosting on it by the hundreds and crystal clear water around it to snorkel on to the clear depths of a reef. Further up North you will see a cluster of reddish rocks which are referred to as the red rock beach.Among all the places near Nilaveli Beach, Pigeon Island National Park is one of them that  A numerous number of coral reefs makes the sight even more beautiful.

After you will visit Trincomalee.It Sitting prettily on a remarkable natural harbour on the north-east coast of Sri Lanka, this charming town with oodles of history and interesting sites is a great escape from the touristy south. From ancient temples & forts to breathtaking beaches, coves and a maritime museum, Trincomalee has lots to offer to the discerning travellers. Whether you seek solace at the tranquil Buddhist viharas & Hindu temples or unravel marine mysteries at the fascinating Pigeon Island, there is no dearth of places to visit in Trincomalee.

Here are some of places you can visit ,

  •     Koneswaram Temple
  •     Fort Frederick
  •     Pathirakali Amman Temple
  •     Velgam Vehera
  •     Maritime and Naval History Museum
  •     Uppuveli & Nilaveli Beaches
  •     Pigeon Island National Park
  •     Trincomalee War Cemetery
  •     Seruwila Mangala Raja Maha Vihara

Overnight stay at a Trincomalee

Day 7 – Passikuda

After breakfast you will visit  Passikuda. Sri Lanka`s east coast isn`t as well-known as many of the long-standing resorts to the south and west of the country, however the beaches to be found here are spectacular. If you`re looking for a tropical paradise with swaying palms, endless sandy beaches, a relaxed and easygoing vibe, and with water sports and lesser-known sights to explore, you`ll love Pasikuda Beach. Close to sedate Batticaloa and its vast lagoon, its predominantly Tamil-Hindu culture gives the region its own warm, unique and unforgettable flavour.

Pasikuda is the pin up of picture postcard beaches thanks to its soft white sand and translucent water. Between May and September, this is the best place in Sri Lanka for a Sri Lankan beach holiday. Most days are cloudless, the ocean is warm, and water clarity is very good which makes it ideal for snorkelling, diving, sailing and a host of other water sports. The curve of Pasikuda bay means that swimming can be enjoyed throughout the year. Pasikuda is a relatively new destination in Sri Lanka for luxury beach holidays and the resorts lining Pasikuda, such as Uga Bay, all benefit from generous manicured gardens, wide-open beachfronts and the most surreal ocean views. The original village of Pasikuda with its guesthouses, hawker stalls and fishing boats infuse local flavor to the south of the bay. During the high season, jet skis, kayaks and sailing boats occupy the water.Uga Bay sits right in the centre of Pasikuda Bay, and its wide beach frontage is easily identified by the twin palm trees that stand marooned amidst an ocean of milky-white sand.

Overnight stay at a  Passikuda

Day 8 – Pidurangala

After breakfast you will visit Pidurangala .Pidurangala Viharaya is situated in Matale District in Sri Lanka. Viharaya known as the temple is located at the top of a rock which creates the most beautiful scenery in the southern Asian continent. The locations were famous for hikes by locals you can see the famous Sigiriya rock by climbing pidurangala. Sigiriya rock is one of the most popular destinations in South Asia with more than a thousand tourist attractions every year. Hike to pidurangala is a bit of a challenge but it is worth try, and effort is well worth it. Halfway of the hike, you will see a partially bricked made lord Buddha statue dating back to 2000 Years BC.

Before climbing the rock, you can visit the Pidurangala temple at the base of the hike.While climbing, you can see remnants of royal cave temple which includes few religious structures. The main feature is that reclining Buddha statue sheltered by a protruding rock. Its half reconstructed of brick and much of remains of the original sculpture is still exists in the royal cave temple. Once you climb the hike, you can see Sigiriya rock. The two stones coexist directly across from one another. You also can see the vast countryside and jungles of Sri Lanka. It is considered as one of the best and amazing climbs in the hill capital of Sri Lanka

Overnight stay at a  Pidurangala

Day 9 - Dambulla/ Sigiriya

Today you will drive towards  to visit the Dambulla cave temples en route.The Buddhist temple complex of Dambulla consists of five cave temples carved under a very large overhanging rock. The temples were carved out over several centuries, but the oldest dates back to the 1st century B.C.E. The temples include numerous carved statues of Buddha, and his faithful disciple Ananda, as well as Hindu deities.

The vast internal spaces of the cave shrines are not compartmentalized, but are spatially differentiated by a deliberate and subtle arrangement of polychrome sculpture of exceptional craftsmanship and decorated with brilliant compositions of mural paintings.

After you will visit Sigiriya. Sigiriya is one of the most valuable historical monuments of Sri Lanka. Referred by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World this ancient palace and fortress complex has significant archaeological importance and attracts thousands of tourists every year. It is probably the most visited tourist destination of Sri Lanka.The palace is located in the heart of the island between the towns of Dambulla and Habarane on a massive rocky plateau 370 meters above the sea level.Sigiriya rock plateau, formed from magma of an extinct volcano, is 200 meters higher than the surrounding jungles. Its view astonishes the visitors with the unique harmony between the nature and human imagination.The fortress complex includes remnants of a ruined palace, surrounded by an extensive network of fortifications, vast gardens, ponds, canals, alleys and fountains.The surrounding territories of Sigiriya were inhibited for several thousand years. Since 3th century BC the rocky plateau of Sigiriya served as a monastery.

Overnight stay at a Sigiriya

Day 10 – Kandy

Today you will drive towards  to visit the Kandy. The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a world-renowned place of worship, where the left Canine tooth of Gautama Buddha is enshrined. The temple which is venerated by thousands of local & foreign devotees and tourists daily was named as a world heritage by UNESCO in 1988. The temple which carries a lot of value to Buddhists all over the world also has immense cultural value. The architecture is of unique Kandyan architectural style with a combination of the unique style used to build “Dalada Mandira” the shrines which housed the Sacred Tooth Relic previously in other kingdoms.

The temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is built in the city of Kandy near the ancient Royal Palace which is situated to the North of the temple and the forest reserve called “Udawaththa Kelaya” to the East. The famous Kandy Lake also known as “Kiri Muhuda” to the South and “Natha & Paththini Devala” on the West. The temple is adorned with intricate carvings using gold, silver, bronze and ivory.

Later continuing journey to Botanical garden at Peradeniya Situated in Kandy`s suburb of Peradeniya, the spectacular Peradeniya Botanical Garden The gardens display over 4000 different species of plants, regarded amongst the most superior in Asia.The highlight is the spectacular Orchid collection and a mighty avenue of palm trees. In addition to a plethora of flowering plants, there is also an extensive collection of medicinal plants and spices which can be spotted on your meander across the gardens. Encompassing over 60 hectares of sublimely designed lawns, pavilions and plant houses, the extraordinary array of Sri Lankan, Asian and international flora is a fragrant, colorful view on the eye. Gorgeous avenues lead on to sections exploding in bursts of tropical color and vast lawns dotted with enormous trees.

Overnight stay at a Kandy

Day 11 – Mahiyanganaya

Today you will drive towards  to visit the Mahiyanganaya. Mahiyanganaya is strategically situated in the Badulla district with great views of the misty mountains of the central highlands and the Knuckles range. The city is also bestowed with large open spaces of land, lush grasslands, arable land, picturesque lakes and manmade reservoirs. Supporting the region`s agricultural economy, the longest river in Sri Lanka, the Mahaweli flows through this beautiful city, replenishing and nourishing its abundant plant, animal and human life.

After you will visit the famous Rathna Ella is within a short drive of 30mins from Mahiyangana town. It is a truly mind-blowing experience accompanied by a scenic hike of about 3km both ways. The hike is about 1.5hours in duration and takes one through lush paddy fields, villages, forests and streams leading up to the awe-inspiring waterfall that gushes in drapes of water, a truly serenely experience worth the effort.

Located about 19 km off Mahiyanganaya, in Dambana bordering the Maduru Oya sanctuary lies one of the world`s oldest aboriginal tribes, known as the `Vedda` community. A minority population of about 1000 individuals at present reside enjoying the natural habitat, seclusion and protection of the forests. Peek into the unique culture and traditions of these indigenous people and observe how they hunt and gather, cook in open-air fires, collect bees-honey, engage in traditional song and dance – a few of the rare opportunities to be witnessed whilst in Mahiyanganaya

Historic chronicles of ancient Sri Lanka in the Mahawansa reveal that Lord Buddha visited the Mahiyanganaya Raja Maha Viharaya on his first visit to the island on a Duruthu (January) full moon Poya day to resolve a dispute between pre-historic inhabitants belonging to the Yaksha, Naga and Deva tribes. Today, this temple is regarded as one of the 16 most sacred temples in the country and is declared as an archaeological site.

Overnight stay at a  Mahiyanganaya.

Day 12- NuwaraEliya

The next morning you have to go Nuwaraeliya. En-route, you will stop at theRamboda falls  The area is known for marvelous landscapes comprising of highlands, ridges, plains, streams and hilly mountains. The best of the attractions being the Ramboda falls.Ramboda also has beautiful sights and rare birds cooing on the thick forests.The gushing waters and their sounds as they crackle hitting the rocks is experience awe – parallel.

Next you will visit the  Tea Plantation & Tea Factory One of the most famous is Blue Field Tea Estate  Nuwara Eliya. They control a large estate around the factory and produce high quality tea that is being exported all over the world.You will also visit a tea tasting chamber with different types of teas.

Aftre lunch you will visit Haggala Botanical Garden .It is the second largest garden among the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka and is contiguous to Hakgala Strict Nature Reserve, which is the home to a variety of wild life, including bears, monkeys and birds. The comfortable cool weather that prevails throughout the year compliments the exotic flora and fauna, creating a true paradise. It boasts thousands of flora species. .

Later continuing journey to Nuwara Eliya is often referred to by the Sri Lankan tourist industry as ‘Little England`.Travelling through winding roads and lush green valleys, tea estates situated on the slopes and banks of the hills, with tiny streams and water falls and the beautiful misty mountains , one can arrive at Nuwara Eliya town which offers you everything, as any other town does Nuwara Eliya, which is situated among some of the most beautiful tea estates also has the Golf course, race Course, horses, Rose gardens and British style houses which all add up to a perfect vacation retreat, offering a level of perfection without equal.

Gregory Lake was build under the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. This is the most prominent attraction in Nuwara Eliya and all the vistors used to come here and spent some time by the lake and relax.

Overnight stay at a  Nuwaraeliya

Day 13 – Badulla / Ella / Bandarawela

The next morning you have to go Badulla Being a major city of the island nation Sri Lanka`s Uva Province, Badulla has its administrative importance. Its location in country`s lower central hills equally makes it a popular tourist destination. Sri Lankan visitors keep a visit here in the itineraries for multiple reasons. The location of Badulla on the southeast side of Kandy and also due to being surrounded by the Badulu Oya River turns it into one of the worth exploring places. Furthermore, nature lovers feel the serenity of this place where tea plantation surroundings bring its mesmerizing appearance. There is no dearth of places to visit in Badulla like assessing the Namunukula Ranges to the ruins and monuments which remind of former King of Kandy and many other beautiful buildings which British built during colonial rule. The oldest operational railway line built by the British and tea gardens are worth visiting.

 After lunch you will visit Ella. Tucked away in the misty Sri Lankan high country, amongst idyllic green hills and gushing waterfalls, lies Ella: one of this tear-shaped island`s most appealing destinations. From scaling the heady heights of Ella Rock, to laying eyes on the mystical Nine Arch Bridge for the very first time; standing on the edge of the roaring Diyaluma Falls (the second tallest in the country), and winding through the tea plantations and mountains passes on the famous Kandy to Ella train; many of our favorite Sri Lankan adventures can be found right here. At its heart, Ella is a charming and laid back village perfect for relaxing, hiking. It`s a place where Sri Lanka`s colonial heritage coexists with its rich Sinhalese and Tamil culture, and where abundant natural experiences can be found alongside plentiful cultural ones.

Then you will visit Bandarawela. On the southern edge of the hill country, Bandarawela has been popular with Sri Lankans and foreign visitors alike for many years and is one of the oldest tea planters` resting places in the country.

Overnight stay at  Bandarawela

Day 14 – Hortanplance

After breakfast you will visit Horton Plains.Horton Plains in Sri Lanka, is the coldest and windiest location in the country. It consists of ecosystems such as Montane evergreen forests, grasslands, marshy lands and aquatic ecosystem. At an altitude of 2,100 meters above sea level, Horton Plains spreads across over 3,169 hectares of the highest tableland of the island. In view of the large number of endemic flora and fauna species, Horton Plains was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 30th July 2010.

Horton Plains, its surroundings, forests and the adjoining Peak Wilderness constitute Sri Lanka`s most important catchment area of almost all major rivers. The plains are also of outstanding scenic beauty and conservation importance, containing most of the habitats and endemic plants and animals representative of the country`s wet and Montane zones. The western slopes support the most extensive area of Montane cloud forest surviving in the island. Horton Plains is not merely a destination for nature tourists. Since the rich biodiversity of Horton Plains is still grossly underexplored, it affords invaluable opportunities to those engaged on educational and research activities. Protecting Horton Plains is a call of duty for all Sri Lankans.

The Climate of Horton Plains is that of a wet Montane forest. The average annual temperature of 14-16⁰ Centigrade while the humidity is relatively low at 65%. Though annual rainfall of the highlands is about 2540mm, Horton Plains records over 5000 mm of rainfall annually.

Overnight stay at  Hortanplance

Day 15– Pahanthudawa

After breakfast you will visit Pahanthudawa . Pahanthudawa is another unique and beautiful creation among the waterfalls in Sri Lanka, The reason for its location and nature, and also this waterfall gets its name due to its natural place. Panthudawa waterfall forms a small but deep lake at the bottom that is supposed to be of immeasurable depth. It is shaped like the wick of a lamp, which contributes to its name Hence the waterfall given name Pahanthudawa Falls. Pahanthudawa waterfall lies in the Samanalawewa Tourist Zone in the Ratnapura District of the Sabaragamuwa Province.

" The "Hawagala" mountain range is the source of this waterfall. There are two waterfalls with breathtaking views inside. Then you may unwind your mind. Also, you might sense the wonder of nature that you have never felt before. This watrfall is the final of Belihul Oya`s waterfalls before it flows into Samanala Wewa Reservoir.

The best time to visit Pahanthudawa Waterfall is any day except rainy days. During the rainy season, the footpath to the base of the waterfall is slippery as wellThe Pahanthuda Waterfall is a tributary of the Belihuloya River. It is well-known for its stunning beauty and quiet and peaceful natural setting. The hike to Pahanthuda Waterfall takes you through a jungle, making it an exciting adventure for experienced hikers. The waterfall powers a mini-hydropower plant that provides water to the surrounding neighborhood.The area around the waterfall is rich in biodiversity. This ecosystem consists of various plants and animals. Pahanthudawa is also a picturesque place where you can take incredible shots of yourself.

Overnight stay at  Pahanthudawa

Day 16 – yala national park

After a delicious breakfast in the hotel you will visit the  Yala Natioanal Park. Yala National Park is the island’s principle national park and offers the greatest diversity of animal and birdlife in the country. The habitats found in the park are wide-ranging, from freshwater lakes to beaches, rocky outcrops to green plains and jungle. This creates an area of immense biodiversity and is one of the world’s most popular destinations to spot the elusive leopard, who love to lounge on the huge granite boulders that dot the parkland.

The home of the Sri Lankan leopards, the Yala Park is the only place in the country where these fierce creatures can roam free in their natural habitat. A jungle safari in this park is must for all nature and wildlife lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and wildlife photographers. On a clear rainless day, one can spot a number of animals at this park ranging from leopards, elephants, Sri Lankan sloth bear, turtles, macaques, fishing cats, etc. One can also find a number of dangerous reptiles native to Sri Lanka like monitor lizards, types of crocodiles, Sri Lankan flying snake, Fan-throated lizard, Indian cobra, Russells Viper, and Sri Lankan krait. A safari in Yala National Park is undoubtedly one of the cool things to do in Sri Lanka. Other than wildlife, the park is also famous for its beach and its picture-perfect fishing villages. A walk on that white sandy beach offers a refreshing respite to travelers after a tiring safari over rocky trails and dirt paths.

Overnight stay at  Yala National Park

Day 17– Bundala / Mirijjawila

Next you will come across, Mirijjawila. Located in the Hambanthota district, on the Colombo-Kataragama main road, Mirijjawila Botanical Garden has the Mattala International Airport on its left side and the Hambantota Harbor on its right side.  prior to which the land was covered with thorny shrubs and abandoned chena lands. It covers a total of 300 acres and is still in the process of being developed into tis full area.It is situated in the dry zone of the island and is the first Sri Lankan botanical garden developed by local experts for the conservation of dwindling species of trees and shrubs, medicinal herbs and popularizing plants of the dry zone by providing an attractive destination for foreign and local tourists.

The Mirijjawila Botanical Gardens is one of the five dedicated botanical gardens in the island and was only opened in 2013. The botanical gardens` purpose was to maintain the biodiversity of the area, while also providing a kaleidoscopic natural backdrop in an otherwise fast developing city. Although new, the gardens are known to possess a myriad species of plants, ranging from flowers, shrubs, and trees. Many of these species are considered to be rare, and endemic to the island. Thus, making it an important biodiversity hotspot.

In addition to its unique floral species, there are quite a few faunae that take refuge in the greenery such as birds and many other little creatures. The gardens sprawled over 300 acres of lush green lands is an idyllic place to witness some different sceneries of the port town of Hambantota. One such interesting scenery is the sunset, as the sun`s rays, along with the chirping of the birds and the blossom of the flowers make the area all the more special. While you are exploring the gardens, make sure you learn about Ayurveda medicinal plants, as it is possible to witness how these plants are cultivated and eventually prepared as medicine.

Overnight stay at hotel in Mirijjawila

Day 18- Mirijjawila / Mirissa

After Breakfast you will visit Mirissa. Mirissa is one of the most popular beach destinations in southern Sri Lanka, and for a good reason! The area has it all, beautiful Sri Lankan beaches, great waves for surfing, and waters teeming with marine life, from turtles to big blue whales. Spend your days enjoying fresh coconuts in your hammock, eating delicious food from beachside restaurants, and zooming around by motorbike. Four days is the perfect amount of time to absorb the laidback culture of this sunny beach town, enjoying all the top things to do in Mirissa.

Another one of the amazing places to visit in Mirissa is to climb up the Parrot Rock. This small and easily accessible rock will give you a stunning view of the Mirissa area. This is a place which will take your mind away from work and stress.It is a very quiet place where you can relax watching surfers in the high tides of water. You can also chill out in the nearby restaurants of this place.

Overnight stay at Mirissa.

Day 19– Mirissa / Galle

Today you will drive towards Galle. First you will visit Galle fort. The Galle Dutch Fort happens to be one of the treasured historical monuments of Sri lanka located on the southern coast of the country. The fort was constructed by the Portuguese in the course of their reign in Srilanka and was later renovated by the Dutch. The fort is one of the most The fort displays an amazing amalgamation of age-old architecture and antiquity in the middle of astounding natural beauty. You will come across a number of lively shops, cafes, exhibition halls, lifestyle stores, and villas, which adds to the beauty of the place. It would be just amazing to move by the walls witnessing the intricate artworks and sheer craftsmanship.

Then next you will visit the Japanese Peace Pagoda. Located a few kilometres from the city of Galle, the Japanese Peace Pagoda is a unique shrine that guarantees peace and solitude to anyone who visits. Built by the Japanese Nipponzan-Myōhōji order in 2005, it was made as a symbol to promote peace in the island. A short hike to the summit of the Rumassala Hill and you`ll find yourself in awe of the pristine pagoda..

Proceed to visit Galle lighthouse, Mahamodara sea turtle hatchery centre, Still Fishing, etc Come back to the hotel for a peaceful night’s sleep.

Next you will visit Hikkaduwa. Famous for its long sandy beach, west-coast Hikkaduwa also boasts good waves for surfers, reefs for snorkelers and divers, plus sand-side hotels, restaurants, and bars. Add an island temple, tsunami museum, and turtle sanctuary, and you have one of Sri Lanka’s best beach-holiday haunts. You can see here sea turtles. Right from the shore in town, you can easily spot many sea turtles just hanging out in the water. They aren’t scared of people and often swim right up to you. There is one particular spot that always seems to have turtles in Hikkaduwa.

Also you can see  Coral Reef .Plunge into nature`s spellbinding creativity at the Hikkaduwa Coral Reef Sanctuary; Sri Lanka`s first Marine National Park. Snorkel amidst vibrant corals, swim with turtles, luminescent fish, and reef sharks or simply observe the beauty through glass-bottomed boats.

Overnight stay at Hikkaduwa

Day 20 - Bentota

Early next morning, you will depart to Benthota. The Bentota Turtle Hatchery Project is a popular attraction in Bentota for all travellers. The pristine golden shores that draws you to our island, also provides an enticing nesting ground for several endangered turtle species from the Olive Ridley to the Leatherback turtle. The project aims at conserving and protecting the eggs from predators and other dangers. Visit the turtle hatchery in Bentota to learn about these endangered graceful creatures of the sea.

Aftre you willa visit the Bentota sea and Beach and City Tour. There you can see Seek blessings at Buddhist temple, famous for preserved & sacred preserved Buddha`s tooth,Cruise along the rivers of Madu surrounded by mangrove trees & discover more than one hundred eleven species of birds in their natural habitat, Explore the city of Bentota, a destination squeezed into verdant rainforests, misty hills amid fertile tea plantations and dazzling beaches,Enjoy the tropical goodness of nature by walking among the massive collection of colorful orchids in Botanical Gardens,Cherish the spiritual tour of Lunuganga Estate, an epitome of architectural brilliance reflecting and fusion of Indian, Chinese, and Thai, designs.

Overnight stay at Bentota.

Day 21 - Bentota /Colombo

After Breakfast proceed to Colombo.On your way to Colombo you will visit Independence Square. The Independence Square is one of the most vital and historical monuments in the city of Colombo. It was built to commemorate the country`s independence in 1948. Bordered by a sprawling recreational park with manicured lawns, it is a popular attraction among families, friends and the keen joggers who spend their time at leisure.

Next you will visit National Museum Colombo. The National Museum Colombo first opened in 1877 with only 800 exhibits showcasing some aspects of the history and culture of Sri Lanka. Today, it has over 100,000 exhibits and the most important library on the island. Located near the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in swanky Colombo 7, the National Museum is the largest museum on the island. Visitors are greeted at the Museum`s lobby by a serene Buddha statue in meditation pose carved out of stone dating as far back as 4th to 5th century. This is one of the best-preserved ancient statues found on the island and is hailed by historians as a sculpting masterpiece.

Aftre that you will go Galle Face and Shopping Mall in Colombo.A premier retail, entertainment and dining paradise to unite local and global shoppers. Providing the globe`s best known and best loved names with optimal display and foot traffic opportunities and ensuring that visitors are engaged and satisfied with an experience unlike anything else in Colombo.At the rooftop, find a plethora of alfresco dining options with cuisines to suit every taste, all with spectacular views of the ocean makes this a must visit attraction for having a drink with friends, colleagues or the family. For everyday dining, the high-quality themed food court will offer familiar international brands alongside the best of local flavours with something for every palate and pocket, ensuring an endless stream of activity passing through the mall.

Then Proceed to Airport,Your guide will comfortably take you back to the international airport to end your pleasant journey