History of Sri Lanka – 15 Days

15 Days

History of Sri Lanka - 15 Days                

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History of Sri Lanka - 15 Days 

The history of Sri Lanka is intertwined with the history of the broader Indian subcontinent and the surrounding regions, comprising the areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia and Indian Ocean. The earliest human remains found on the island of Sri Lanka date to about 125,000 years ago (Balangoda Man). Sri Lanka was ruled by 181 monarchs from the Anuradhapura to Kandy periods. From the 16th century, some coastal areas of the country were also controlled by the Portuguese, Dutch and British Witness the proud of Sri Lanka history for 12 days’ tour of Sri Lanka Tour which is inclusive of the main value of Sri Lanka, historical value and enjoy the natural beauty of the prehistoric cities and sites of Sri Lanka. The ruins of the ancient buildings reveal the incredible architectural techniques of the golden eras in the tour of Sri Lanka history. Miracle of Indian Ocean, discover Sri Lanka, Land like no other land.

History of Sri Lanka - 15 Days 

  • •Most popular animal leopard in the Yala
  • •Sinha raja virgin Forest Reserving an unparalleled biodiversity forests in the World.
  • •Tea Plantations Central Highlands is particularly panoramic views of tea plantations.
  • •Gem-mining center of Sri Lanka
  • .Nature Walks in Visitors can enjoy nature walks and boat rides through the village's beautiful landscapes

History of Sri Lanka - 15 Days            

Day 01 – Negombo

On arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality; Representative from Stelaranholidays Tours. Welcome you and transfer to Negombo

Negombo is a city on the west coast of Sri Lanka, north of the capital, Colombo. Near the waterfront, the remains of the 17th-century Dutch Fort now house a prison. Negombo Lagoon, lined with fishermen’s huts, feeds into the Dutch-era Hamilton Canal. The canal leads south to Colombo. Negombo is one of the major commercial hubs in the country and the administrative center of Negombo. As known for its long sandy beaches and centuries old fishing industry. Negombo has a large bilingual population of dominated by Roman Catholics, the majority settled in coastal belt speaks Tamil language as well but most of them are Sinhala by ethnicity. The Sinhala name Migamuva means "Village of the honeycomb", gaining its name from a legend mentioned in Rajaveliya. The army of King Kavantissa found bee honey in a canoe near the seashore, for Viharamahadevi who was pregnant with the prince Dutugamunu. Because of this, the place was named "Mee-Gomuwa, “Negombo" is the Portuguese corrupted name of its Tamil name Neerkolombu Over Nights Stay at Negombo hotel
Plan for tour ittinery Activities :

• Transfer to airport to Negombo hotel Arrival on beach side hotel
• Enjoy visiting FishmanVilage.
• Negombo city tour
• After relax on beach you will Enjoy nice experience Beach
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide
• Overnight Stay hotel

Day 02 – Negombo to Next Sigiriya,

Sigiriya Rock is one of the most popular and famous tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. It’s an ancient rock fortress with a brilliant view from the top.
However, you might not have heard about Sigiriya’s neighboring rock. Pidurangala Rock might not have quite the same historical significance as Sigiriya, but the view from the top is arguably even more impressive. The rock came into being as a result of a rivalry between two brothers. The great rock fortress, Sigiriya was built by the King Kashyapa. King Kashyapa made this great place to protect himself from his brother King Mogallana. The Sigiriya rock is entwined with a tragic event. The heir to the throne had been King Mogallana, but King Kashyapa had taken power by force. King Kashyapa was afraid that his brother would come back again to take back his right to the throne. Therefore, to protect himself, he built this rock fortress. He did not want any invasion to happen by his brother.

The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres high The technology that has been used in creating the fort is excellent. However, Moggallana was able to defeat Kashyapa, and after that, the rock fortress was destroyed. Earlier it used to be a Buddhist monastery, and after the palace was destroyed, it became a Buddhist monastery once again. Sigiriya was discovered later in 1831 by Europeans. A major of the British army, Jonathan Forbes discovered Sigiriya on his way from Polonnaruwa. Many historians and archaeologists started excavating this rock fortress, and it is through the excavations that all the glory of the rock was discovered
Pidurangala is an enormous rock located a few kilometres north of Sigiriya. The two rocks have an interlinked history: whilst King Kasyapa was building Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the 5th century, he moved monks living around Sigiriya to a new monastery on Pidurangala Rock. An ancient cave temple still houses objects from various vintages that reflect Buddhist, Hindu and western beliefs, and the stupa to the left of the temple entrance is believed to mark the spot where King Kasyapa was cremated. Pidurangala is a more challenging climb than Sigiriya, glorious vistas of the surrounding landscape and an incredible view of the majestic Sigiriya Rock. . Over Nights Stay at Hotel Habarana
Plan for tour itinerary Activities :
• Transfer to airport to Sigiriya hotel
• Sigiriya Rock is one of the most popular and famous tourist attractions in Sri Lanka, Climb to top of rock
• Lunch break for you
• Hiriwaduna visit Village Experience Bull Cart Drive & Kayaks to use on the lakes in and around the Hena
• Nature Trails, mud house surrounded by some great trails that are fun & Traditional Sri Lankan cuisine Style
• Next to Climb Pidurangala is a more than challenging to climb Sigiriya
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide
• Overnight Stay hotel

Day 03 – Sigiriya to Next NamalUyana, En route Visit Dam bulla Cave temple Namaluyana.

NamalUyana in Sri Lanka is the largest ironwood forest and pink quartz mountain in Asia. The Ironwood Tree is endemic to Sri Lanka and the replanted forest is over 260 acres in extent. According to archeological researcher’s findings, the pink quartz in this historical place has a history of more than 550 millions of years. Naamal Uyana is an extremely rare forest replanted with Iron wood trees in the 8th Century AD commenced during the starting from King Devanampiyathissa and ending with king Dappula IV. Namal Uyana had been a sanctuary for Buddhist monks during King Devanampiyatissa’s reign in the 8th century. Later it had been used as a prison camp where the punishment was to plant Na trees. King Dappula period it declared it as a human sanctuary. This unique natural place has been brought forward to the attention of the world almost 15 years before, by a Buddhist monk, Venerable Wanawasi Rahula Thero. Na tree forest or Namal uyana protects the hot sunlight give its shade to all the small medicinal plants living in its shades and makes the feeling to those who visits Namal Uyana that you are in a cool area, like the coolest place in Sri Lanka. Botanically, NA tree is called “Mesua Ferara” and in English it is called the Iron Wood Tree. The whole part of Na is also use as herbal meditation in Sri Lanka. This significant tree is a native to Sri Lanka, India, Malayasia, Buruma, Thailand, and Papua Neviginnia. This was named as the national tree of Sri Lanka. Buddhist and other religious have a great religious value for Na.

According to the biologists the importance of the Namal Uyana is that it has 102 species of tropical plants of which 82 are herbal plants within 260 acres’ garden and the forest bordering it. 18 bird species and a number of mammals including elephant, leopard, monkey and deer also dwell in the park and its proximity. A forest and Biodiversity is not the only distinction of the place. The Rose Quartz mountain range in Namal uyana is the largest Rose Quartz mountain range in Asia.

Though Namal Uyana, recently declared a National Heritage site, under the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWLC) has become popular among Sri Lankans in recent years. The row of 7 mountains is situated over & above 180 to 300 meters above the sea level. According to archeological research findings, the pink quartz is having a history of more than 550 millions of years. At an overall view the top portion appears like misty clouded and with its pink color mixed with the white mist, it will give you a stunning look which differentiates this mountain from others. And if you go deeper to explore the diversities this range of mountains are having it will be an amazing experience.

Dambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site a sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries, this cave monastery, with its five sanctuaries, is the largest, best-preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka. The Buddhist mural paintings (covering an area of 2,100 m2 ) are of particular importance,. Temple has five caves and 157 statues of the Lord Buddha, many paintings on the ceilings and walls that emphasis the artistic talent of ancient days. The history of the caves, rock and temple dates from the 1st century BC. The fascination of these caves is not only the statues but also the many intricate and delicate paintings that cover the ceiling and walls, created with indigenous traditional paints.
Because of the history, archaeological and artistic implications, the premises were declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1991 situated in the central part of the country The temple has been in use for over 22 centuries and still holds a sense of benevolence and spirituality. Visitors may climb up steps to the temple and the view from the top of the rock is as inspiring as the temple’s golden interior. Overnights Stay Dambulla hotel
Plan for tour itinerary Activities :
• 7.00Am Transfer to NamalUyana Sri Lanka is the largest ironwood forest and pink quartz mountain
• Visit The Rose Quartz mountain range in Namal Uyana is the largest Rose Quartz (build Taj Mahal)
• Lunch Break After Transfer to DambullaCave Temple & Golden temple
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide
• Arrival on Hotel Overnights stay Hotel

Day 04 – Dambulla to Next Kandy & Knuckles

Kandy This sacred Buddhist site, popularly known as the city of Senkadagalapura, was the last capital of the Sinhala kings whose patronage enabled the Sinhala culture to flourish for more than 2,500 years until the occupation of Sri Lanka by the British in 1815. It is also the site of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (the sacred tooth of the Buddha), which is a famous pilgrimage site.

Kandy is a large city in central Sri Lanka. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest. The city's heart is scenic Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake), which is popular for strolling. Kandy is famed for sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) shrine, celebrated with the grand Esala Perahera annual procession. One of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988. Historically the local Buddhist rulers resisted Portuguese, Dutch, and British colonial expansion and occupation. Over Night Stay Hotel Kandy
Plan for tour itinerary Activities :
• 7.00Am Transfer Kandy world heritage site & famous pilgrimage site
• Kandy Visit Temple of the Tooth Relic (the sacred tooth of the Buddha)
• Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake) & enjoy a cultural show with traditional Kandy an dancers
• Spices Garden & visit the Royal Botanical Gardens (wide range of flora including orchids, spices, medicinal plants, palms and much more.
• Visit Gem shop & walking City visit view point Kandy
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide
• Arrival on Hotel Overnights stay Hotel

Day 05 –Kandy to Next Knuckles Mountain Range Heeloya

Knuckles Mountain Range Heeloya, take a mountain walks to one of the most beautiful and remote villages in Kandy at the foothills of Knuckles Mountains with an experienced guide and a villager. This walk will bring you real authentic sights of a village untouched by mass tourism growth or development.
The walk goes through Pine forests, Tea estates, gushing streams, jungle patches, waterfalls, terraced rice fields and domestic spice fields. So you will be able to see working spice, paddy and tea fields, interact with real locals, taste home cooked food, and see how animals are used for farming work.
You would be able to visit a real home in the mountains where one could witness or join cooking with the locals. The home cooked meal will be served as your lunch complimented with fresh home grown fruits such as Mangoes and Bananas. Village that abundantly beautiful in the backdrop of the mighty Knuckles range. The village is naturally authentic and their farming lifestyle which has never been changed since their settlement. 07:30 Am our trekking guide will provide a Brief description about the village and trekking.08:00 Am you will start the trekking. You are encouraged to work and become part of the village life by engaging in plucking fruits and vegetables for a meal to be prepared according to the local taste. You would also get an opportunity to watch some of the other aspects of this village being, the Heeloya waterfall, local species and herbs.1:00pm you will be able enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan Lunch at a village house.14:00 we will be driven back to hotel Kandy.
Plan for tour itinerary Activities :
• 6.00Am Transfer Knuckles Mountain Range Heeloya
• 07:30 Am our trekking guide will provide a Brief description about the village and trekking.
• 08:00 Am you will start the trekking. Visit of the village life Heeloya.
• Enjoyed Waterfall, are you willing take Bath cool water
• 1:00pm you will be able enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan Lunch at a village house
• .14:00 we will be driven back to hotel Kandy Around.4:00pm
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide
• Arrival on Hotel Overnights stay Hotel

Day 06 Kandy to Next NuwaraEliya (overnight stay at NuwaraEliya)

NuwaraEliya is a city in the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka. The naturally landscaped Hakkgala Botanical Gardens displays roses and tree ferns, and shelters monkeys and blue magpies. Nearby Seetha Amman Temple, a colorful Hindu shrine is decorated with religious figures. The city was founded by Samuel Baker, the discoverer of Lake Albert and the explorer of the Nile in 1846. NuwaraEliya's climate lent itself to becoming the prime sanctuary of the British civil servants and planters in Ceylon. NuwaraEliya, called Little England, was a hill country retreat where the British colonialists could immerse in their pastimes such as fox hunting, deer hunting, elephant hunting, polo, golf and cricket. Best Ceylon tea from NuwaraEliya of Central Hills Country Sri Lanka. The naturally landscaped town's attractions include the golf course, trout streams, Victoria Park, and boating or fishing on Lake Gregory. An attractive and well-used oasis Hakgala Botanical Gardens displays roses and tree ferns, and shelters monkeys and blue magpies. Nearby Seetha Amman Temple, a colorful Hindu shrine is decorated with religious figures. Densely forested Galway's Land National Park is a sanctuary for endemic and migratory bird species, including bulbuls and flycatchers as well as visited tourist attraction place at World's End Best Tourism from NuwaraEliya. Around the nuwaraeliya having nice waterfalls Lovers Leap’ Baker's Falls St. Claire falls Devon falls Rambodafalls etc.
Tea of Srilanka Probably the best-known of Sri Lanka’s tea-growing districts, Nuwara Eliya is also the most rugged and mountainous, with the highest average elevation. The air is cool and bracing; the winds are scented with eucalyptus and wild mint. Rainfall is moderate except during the dry season, which falls between February and April. Nights are cold and sometimes frosty. This unique climate, combined with the terrain peculiar to the region, produces a tea that is recognized by connoisseurs as among the finest – if not the finest – in the world. Overnights Stay at Hotel NuwaraEliya
Plan for tour itinerary Activities :
• 6.00Am Transfer NuwaraEliya also known as “The city with MistForgi Cool Scenic mountains
• Visit tea factory & tea plantation Enjoyed with tea flecking
• Hakgala botanical Garden
• City Tour & Enjoyed Georgie’s lake visit other water falls St” Claire, Devon,
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide
• Overnights stay Hotel

Day 07 – Nuwaraeliya, Next Horton Plains, (overnight stay at Haputhale)

Horton plains, the great plains of the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka were discovered by the planter Thomas Farr in the early 19th century. In 1834 it was named Horton Plains in honor of then Governor of Ceylon (1831-1837) Sir Robert Wilmot Horton. In the year 1969, Horton Plains was declared a nature reserve. In 1988, the reserve was elevated to the status of a National Park. The gently rolling plateau of Horton Plains at the southern end of the central montane massif of Sri Lanka is interspersed with network of streams and channels. The Montane forest is also the source of three major rivers of Sri Lanka: River Mahaweli-the longest river of Sri Lanka, River Walave and River Kelani. Still more, Horton Plains is bounded by the country’s second and third highest mountain peaks of Sri Lanka: Mount Kirigalpotta Kanda (2389 m) and Mount Thotupola Kanda (2357 m).
The escarpment with a depth of 900 meters called World’s End and Baker’s fall is one of the highlights of the 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 animal’s 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. Over Nights Stay at Hotel Haputhale.
Plan for tour itinerary Activities :
• 5.00Am Transfer Horton plains, The great plains of the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka
• On the way take your Breakfast
• Enter the Horton plains gate, visit to Mount Kirigalpotta Kanda (2389 m) and Mount Thotupola Kanda (2357 m).
• World’s End and Baker’s fall
• In view of the large number of endemic flora and fauna species
• After transfer to Ella Via Haputhale
• Nine Arch’s Bridge Ella
• Transfer to Hotel
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide
• Overnights stay Hotel

Day 08- Haputale to Next Rathnapra

Haputale is a town of Badulla District in the Uva Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. The elevation is 1431 m above the sea level. The area has a rich bio-diversity dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Haputale is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The town has a cooler climate than its surroundings, due to its elevation. The Haputale pass allows views across the Southern plains of Sri Lanka. The South-West boundary of Uva basin is marked by the Haputale mountain ridges, which continue on to Horton Plains and Adam's Peak to the west. CNN in 2010 named Haputale as one of Asia's most overlooked destinations. Haputale is the 69th station on the Main Line. The station opened on 19 June 1893, following the extension of the main line from NanuOya railway station to Haputale. After 1894 the rail line was extended from Haputale to Banderawela. Most favorites place to visit in Haputale
Adisham Bungalow Adisham Bungalow is a nineteenth-century British period building, which was modeled on Leeds Castle in Kent, England. Sir Thomas Villiers, a distinguished British resident in Sri Lanka in the early 20th century, used it as his country house. Later it became a Benedictine monastery. The Thangamale Bird Sanctuary is located next to the bungalow.
Lipton’s Seat the Lipton’s Seat is located at Dambetenna in the Haputale Mountain region. This place was a favorite look-outpoint for Sir Thomas Lipton. The point has a fabulous view over Uva, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Eastern provinces
Haputale, Lipton`s Seat, Rathnapura (overnight stay at Rathnapura) The Lipton’s Seat lookout is one of Sri Lanka’s most striking viewpoints (unless it’s misty and cloudy of course, which is why early morning is the best time to visit). The Scottish tea mogul Sir Thomas Lipton used to survey his flourishing empire from here, or that’s how the story goes. Today it’s said you can see across emerald green hills and tea estates in seven different provinces. Overnights Stay at Hotel Kalawana
Plan for tour itinerary Activities :
• After breakfast leave from Hotel
• Transfer to Ratnnapura Before that visit to the Adisham Bungalow & Lipton’s Seat
• Haputale Railway station 69th in up Main line Hill Countryside
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide
• Overnights stay Hotel

Day 09 – Ratnapura, To Next SinharajaForest (overnight stay at kalawana)

The gem-mining center of Sri Lanka is also a major crossroad between southern plains and the hill country to the east. A bustling market city servicing most of the surrounding towns. Many of the prominent gem dealers in Sri Lanka operate from this town. Scenery around the town is excellent and charming. There is a route to Sri Pada from Ratnapura direction. Excursions include Sinha raja Forest and Uda Walawe Wild Life Park. The route towards hill country is beautiful. The surrounding area is a popular trekking destination and a good place for bird watching. Visit traditional gem mining and cutting operations. Ehelepola Museum is a folk cultural museum. There is a private museum called The Gem Museum. There are several other private gem museums and gem cutting centers, which are also sales outlets. The mining operation for gems has been virtually the same since the days of the Alexander the Great or perhaps the Pharaohs times except for the modern addition of the water pumps for dewatering of the pits.
The supports for the excavations are still mostly the logs. Labor is provided as a share to the earnings as well as the equipment; materials as well as the daily expenses such as food too are contributed as a share. Ratnapura is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of Sabaragamuwa Province, as well as the Ratnapura District, and is a traditional center for the Sri Lankan gem trade. It is located on the Kālu Ganga in south-central Sri Lanka, some 101 km southeast of the country's capital, Colombo Overnights stay at Kalawana Hotel
Plan for tour itinerary Activities :
• After breakfast leave from Hotel
• Transfer to Ratnnapura Gem mine & Gem shop
• Beautiful Dowell water falls
• Sankapali Temple Cave temple
• Tea factory visit
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide
• Overnights stay Hotel

Day 10 – Sinharaja, hilly virgin rain forest (overnight stay at Sinha raja Hotel)

Sinha raja virgin Forest Reserving an unparalleled bio diversity, the Sinha raja Forest is one of the few surviving virgin forests in the World. Sinha raja Forest Reserve is a forest reserve and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests Eco region, was saved from the worst of commercial logging b Birds tend to move in mixed feeding flocks, invariably led by the fearless Sri Lanka Crested Drongo and the noisy orange-billed babbler. Of Sri Lanka's 26 endemic birds, the 20 rainforest species all occur here, including the elusive red-faced malkoha, green-billed coucal and Sri Lanka blue magpie.y its inaccessibility, and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1988. Reptiles include the endemic green pit viper and hump-nosed vipers, and there are a large variety of amphibians, especially tree frogs. Invertebrates include the endemic common birdwing butterfly and leeches. The reserve is well-integrated with the local population who live in some dozens of villages dotted along the border. The villages are more in number along the southern border whilst the presence of some large estates along the northern border has resulted in only a few villages there. The locals collect herbal medicine, edible fruits, nuts, mushrooms, other non-timber forest products including bees honey and a sugary sap collected from a local palm species of the genus Caryota.
The sap is converted into jaggery, a local brew and vinegar. Local people walk in the forest to collect the above items when they are not busy with their other agricultural pursuits. In addition, the crystal-clear water coming from dozens of streams is the main water source for all people living around the reserve.
For generations, local people trekked through the forest from south to north to make their annual pilgrimage to the Adam speak. Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests ecoregion, was saved from the worst of commercial logging by its inaccessibility, and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1988 overnight stay at Sinharaja Hotel)
Plan for tour itinerary Activities :
• After breakfast leave from Hotel
• Transfer to Sinharaja Forest trekking tour
• Bird watching
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide
• Overnights stay Hotel

Day 11 – Yala to Next Tissamaharama

Yala National Park most popular animal leopard in the country and they are the Lords of the Jungle! With a leopard density that's higher than anywhere else on this planet, these menacing predators prowl majestically in Yala, while elephants roam in their numbers with cautious deer scampering by their side. The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests ecoregion, was saved from the worst of commercial logging by its inaccessibility, and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1988 over Nights Stay at Tissamaharama
Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
• Transfer to Thissmaharma Via Buthala
• En Route Visit Hindu temple & kirivehara temple
• Arrival to Eco Hotel Thissmarama
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
• Overnight stay at hotel

Day 12: Yala Wildlife park safari, Optional Camping

Early in the morning leave from hotel at 5.00am Yala Notional Park Full Day Game Drive En route Enjoyed Breakfast &Short Lunch break Time will Enjoyed Srilankan Style tridisonal Lunch at the Yala Park relaxing point. Yala national Park most popular animal leopard in country and they are the Lords of the Jungle! With a leopard density that's higher than anywhere else on this planet, these menacing predators prowl majestically in Yala, while elephants roam in their numbers with cautious deer scampering by their side Yala National Park is a huge area of forest, grassland and lagoons bordering the Indian Ocean, in southeast Sri Lanka. Its home to wildlife such as leopards, elephants and crocodiles, as well as hundreds of bird species. Inland, Yala National Park gives the best opportunity to witness Sri Lanka’s broad variety of wildlife: colorful painted stork in troops are seen perched at the shores of lagoon where the crocodiles too have chosen to doze off; lovely fantailed peacocks in their resplendent blues and greens parade about amidst the woods where monkeys hang, leap and chatter; in the bush jungle are the Elephants; Crossing the tracks and wandering off into the thorny scrub jungle is the star attraction of the park: the leopard. A total of 32 species of mammals have been recorded.
The threatened species include sloth bear (Melursus ursinus), Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya), elephant (Elephas maximus), water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), Wild boar (Sus scrofa), spotted deer (Axis axis ceylonessis), sambar (Cervus unicolor) and golden jackal (Canisaureus)

Sri Lankan leopards (Panthera Pardus Kotiya) are said to be a distinct sub-species from their Indian neighbors. Leopards can be seen throughout the park, though best period for enjoying the sights of leopards is during January to July.Bird Life, Birds around 130 species have been recorded. Raptors include crested serpent eagle and white bellied sea eagle. Among the water birds attracted to the lagoons are Lesser Flamingo, Pelicon, Spoonbill, painted stork, rare black necked Stork, grey heron, purple heron, night heron and Darter.
During the north-east monsoon the lagoons are visited by thousands of migrating waterfowl, including Pintail, Garganey, Eurasian Curlew, Whimbrel and turn stone, which mix with the residents such as whistling duck, Yellow Wattled Lapwing, Red Wattled Lapwig and Great Stone Plover. The forest is home to Orange Breasted Green Pigeon, Hornbills, and Flycatchers, including Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Barbets and Orioles.
Reptiles, Notable reptiles are Mugger Crocodile, which is abundant in the abandoned tanks, Estuarine Crocodile, found in the main rivers, and Common monitor. Other reptiles include Cobra and Russel’s Viper. A variety of Sea Turtle, Olive Ridley and Leatherback, of which Yala coast line is a major nesting ground. Overnights’ stay at Same Hotel
Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
• Early in the morning Leave to Yala national park enjoy full day game at Yala national park
• you will be able enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan Lunch
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
• Overnight stay at hotel

Day 13 Balapitiya to next Colombo

A great destination for those who are looking for the "real Sri Lanka" Balapitiya is a coastal town, in southwest Sri Lanka. It is located in the Southern Province in Sri Lanka. Enjoyed Siting Galle Duthfort & Mad river safari, Marks factory, Moonstone mine, Spice garden, Turtle more place in Explore Balaitiya South of Srilanka

Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 432 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries
Meetiyagoda, also spelt „Meeitiyagoda “, is situated in only 4 km distance from the ocean, 10 km north of Hikkaduwa. Meetiyagoda is famous for its moonstone mines. Moonstone has been used in jewelry for millennia, including ancient civilizations. The Romans admired moonstone, as they believed it was derived from solidified rays of the Moon Both the Romans and Greeks associated moonstone with their lunar deities. In more recent history, moonstone became popular during the Art Nouveau period; French goldsmith René Lalique and many others created a large quantity of jewelry using this stone
Madu Ganga is the second biggest wetland in Sri Lanka. The estuary is spread over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares are covered with water and is inhabited with 64 islands of which 15 islands have a larger landmass. Abundantly rich in biodiversity, in the area surrounding the MaduRiver you’ll find swampy marshlands covered in mangrove forests. It is also home to 300 species of plants and about 250 wildlife species.
Maks factory in Ambalangoda Mask making is a popular tradition in Sri Lanka. Many Sri Lankan mask artisans ply their trade along the Western, South Western and Southern coasts of the island. Of these, the Ambalangoda area on the South Western coast of Sri Lanka is renowned for its talented artisans. Ambalangoda that famed for its history and expertise mask carving and culture. And the best place to get your fill of mask lore is the Ambalangoda Mask Workshop and Museum is Sri Lanka.
Turtle is the most commonly found turtle in Sri Lanka. They are also found in the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Their English name refers to the colour of the fat found under their shells, which unfortunately is used to make turtle soup. Luckily this practice is less common today. Young Green Turtles are mainly carnivores. Adults however are herbivores, feeding only on marine vegetation with the help of their finely serrated jaws. They grow to a maximum length of 1m and can weigh 250kg. Adult females lay between 120-140 eggs at one time. Green Turtles are regularly found on the beach at night close to the KSTCP. They tend to nest only every few years but when they do they lay several times in one season. over night’s stay at hotel
Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
• En route visit Galle Dutch Fort, Spices Garden
• Moonstone Mine Meetiyagoda Moon center point in Sri Lanka
• Maduganga safari tour marshlands covered in mangrove forests
• Castle farm Ahungalla, mask factory Ambalangoda
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
• Overnight stay at hotel

Day 14 Balapitiya o next Colombo After the Breakfast leave to Colombo,

Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka by population. According to the Brookings Institution, Colombo metropolitan area has a population of 5.6 million, and 752,993 in the city proper. It is the financial center of the island and a tourist destination. Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, commonly known as Kotte is the official administrative capital of Sri Lanka. Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte is a satellite city Overnight’s Stay at Colombo
Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
• Colombo Afternoon city tour in Colombo
• Visit Gangaramaya temple (water lake Temple) Much More place
• Shopping tour
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
• Overnight stay at hotel

Day 15 Colombo to Airport End of tour
Colombo Transfer to Colombo Bandaranaike Airport and transfer according to your flight schedule.
Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
• Good bye Stelaranholidays
• Tours Ends.

History of Sri Lanka - 15 Days                

Include This Tour

  • • Accommodation for 14 Nights
  • • Air-conditioned vehicle with fuel
  • • English speaking chauffeur guide
  • • Food Half Board Basic Only
  • • All parking and highway charge where applicable All taxes
  • • Bottled water
  • • Airport pickup and drop-off

Not include This Tour

  • •Tickets for various activities, such as: Massage & Spa, tickets to gardens, orphanage, boat rides, Safaris, laundry, trips mini bar, shopping lists etc.,
  • •Any phone calls made locally or internationally. If you prefer calling us it will be free of charge and for others hotel will charge.
  • •Price list for entrance tickets per 1 person (does not include in the tour cost)

History of Sri Lanka - 15 Days                

1.WHO WE ARE

Stelaranholidays (Pvt) Ltd is a fully licensed Travel Agency. We are a team of travel trade professionals which count for over 10 years of collective experience in Sri Lanka. As the company name suggests, we aspire to be the most sought after travel agent in sustainable tourism platform Sri lanka known as the peal of the Indian Ocean which is full of amazing places and things and the greatest place to spend your Holiday. Srilanka is the best Holiday destination in Asia. If you visit Srilanka Once, definitely you will think about a second visit. As a travel agent in Sri Lanka we can arrange the best tour solution. Best choice Stelaranholidays

2.WHY BOOK WITH US

a. Savings you are looking best tour your holiday. your -choice
b. 10 years’ Experience in tourism industry.
c. We will give you the priority to arrange your tour as you wish to get it arranged by us.
d. Experience tour consultant’s Service
e. Customized and flexible tour plans and itineraries
f. Specialize for group and Individual travel arrangements.
g. We are Government approved tour Operator in Srilanka

3. Do you have any optional activities?

a.Yes, we have according to tour itinerary.

4. What is your average group size?

a. Couple, Small group 6 pax or 10 big group 20

5. Do you offer a past traveler discount?

Yes, we are giving special discount (regular customer)

6. What is the level of fitness required?

Best health Conditions it is recommended to have a general level of fitness as you will be required to do some walking on the tours.

7. What is the minimum age allowed?

a. Different on tour we are expects 01 to 85 age better

8.Our resgistirion number & vat number?

a. PV: 119492, Vat Tax: 102274385

9.Solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

If you are travelling alone there is a mandatory single supplement as it is not possible to share a room on the tour with another solo traveller.

10.How is the Tour Guides and Naturalist Services?

a. We have exclusive relationships with the best Tour Guides and Naturalists in the industry including the ‘Best National Guide Lecturer’ and ‘Best Chauffeur Guide’ of the Presidential Travel & Tourism Awards. Multi Languages [Hindi, Arabic, English, French]

11.How is the hotel Booking Services?

We provide a complete spectrum of accommodation options to suit all budgets including home stays, back-packer accommodation, 3 – 5 star, boutique/luxury as well as campsites with tented accommodation – service providers

12.What clothes do I need to take?

a. Light cotton or linen clothing. It can be chilly in NuwaraEliya (the hill country) at night, so a sweater is recommended. Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter temples. Socks may also be a good idea for walking round places such as Polonnaruwa – the ground can be extremely hot for bare feet. Cotton t-shirts and shorts. Trousers to visit temples. Sandals. Trainers for walks. Socks. A fleece. Umbrella. Waterproof jacket.

13.Do I require a Visa?

a. You will need to obtain an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) prior to your visit to Sri Lanka. You can apply directly for an online ETA by visiting the following website: www.eta.gov.lk.
Do not apply too early as it is only valid for 90 days from the date you apply. The cost of the ETA is $20pp (about £13) if you are a UK citizen. Payment is made by either credit card or e-commerce enabled debit cards. Only Visa, Master and American Express Cards are accepted. When applying, you will need your passport details, flight details and the name and address of your first hotel on your tour Children under the age of 12 are free. Please do take the ETA with you when you travel. As at January 2012, if you find that you can’t apply for one before you travel, you can obtain a Visa on entering Sri Lanka, for $25pp (about £16)
your passport must be valid 6 months beyond your intended date of departure from Sri Lanka. A 60-day extension can be requested (variable fee) at the Dept. of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo. It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and obtain your Visa, if necessary. As with all foreign travel, it is wise to take a copy of the details page of your passport which will help the British Consulate in providing a temporary one in case of loss.

14.What vaccinations do I require?

a. Please consult your doctor for up to date information before you travel

15. What opportunities are there for photography?

a. There are so many opportunities for photography whether it is of scenes of everyday life by the roadside, spectacular vistas or of the amazing wildlife. Do please take a memory card of sufficient size as you will find you will take so many photographs. It would also be a good idea to bring some small binoculars to view the wildlife in the National Parks as with all wild animals, you will only be able to view them from a distance

16 . Do I need Insurance?

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance for the activities that you are doing on your Tour such as white rafting, elephant rides, game drive etc. All travelers booking with us need to notify us of their insurance arrangements prior to travelling.

17.Are you able to book airport transfers?

We offer comprehensive tour packages that include airport drop-off and pickup, as well as arrival transfers.

18.Where can I change money?

a. Yes, you can only purchase Sri Lankan Rupees in Sri Lanka as it isn’t an International Currency. On arrival at Colombo Airport, it is best to change some money at the Banks just before the Arrival Hall where there are 24hr facilities. Banks in towns are generally open 9am to 1pm or 3pm Mon-Fri. All banks are shut at weekends and public holidays. Changing Traveler’s Cheques can be a time-consuming process in a Bank, however, most Hotels will change these but the rate may not be such a good one. ATMs accepting Visa and MasterCard are widely available in cities and towns. If you wish to use Visa or MasterCard’s in ATMs, (as with all overseas travel) it is best to notify your Bank in the UK that you will be travelling to Sri Lanka, prior to your departure. When changing currency in Sri Lanka it is advisable that you keep a copy of the money exchange certificate with you. Always demand this certificate when you change money as you may be asked for this when you leave. You are not allowed to take Sri Lankan Rupees out of the country

19.What is the time difference?

a. It is GMT + 4.5 hrs. In summer and + 5.5hrs in winter

20.Do you offer any additional optional excursions?

There are many fantastic included activities on the tours however if there any additional optional excursions available to you, they will be stated on your itinerary with your finalized travel documents

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