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DAY 01 AIRPORT / DAMBULLA

The representative of Leoland Travels will meet arrival at the Bandaranayke International airport, on arrival clients. Thereafter they will be introduced to the local tour guide/ Chauffeur who will be accompanied them around the Island.

Check in to the Hotel and leisure time at the hotel.

In the evening, visit the Cave Temple at Dambulla.

Dambulla - Dambulla is famous for the five cave Temples on a rock. The first 03 caves are better, older and larger than the other two. Some caves dates to 1st C.B.C. All the 5 cave walls and ceilings are covered with Buddhist murals, there are more than 130 Buddha statues, statues of Gods, and Kings are found here.

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DAY 02 DAMBULLA / SIGIRIYA / KANDY

Breakfast at Hotel and leave for Sigiriya, climb the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

Sigiriya - is home to the 5th Century Fortress in the Sky which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within its triple-moated defense the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways, the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original color.

Afterwards proceed to Kandy.

En-route visit a Spice Garden at Matale and see the luscious Cinnamons, Cardamoms, Pepper plants etc. You can also purchase your requirements of

spices. In the afternoon city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Arts & Crafts Centre, Gem Museum and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

Kandy is the hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism's influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple's shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess' hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka's most prized possession.

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DAY 03 KANDY/ PERADENIYA / NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast visit Peradeniya botanical gardens

Royal Botanical Gardens - 147 acres in extent: started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Kandy. There are more than 5000 species of tree and

plants. Some and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world. Spice garden and Orchid House are popular with Tourists.

Afterwards leave for Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya - The Little England of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night.

All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence. Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions.

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DAY 04 NUWARA ELIYA / KITHULGALA / COLOMBO

After breakfast proceeds to Colombo via Kithulgala

Kitulgala - It is one of the most famous places for White Water Rafting adventures. However, there are many more reasons why this spot, just 100 kms from the capital Colombo, is well worth visiting. Chief among these are the historic Beli Lena Caves where the pre-historic Balangoda Man supposed to have lived. The caves are reached after a short 10km drive from the main road through the Kitulgala tea estate.

David Leans epic war film Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed in this area of the Kelani River, which runs through Kitulgala, and the ruins of the bridge still remains.

Late afternoon commence city tour of Colombo including shopping.

Colombo - a drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens.

Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmiths quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749.

Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and Independence Square.

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DAY 05 DEPARTURE

After Breakfast at the hotel, Proceeds to the Airport to connect departure flight

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