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Sri Lanka Unseen Ceylon Silk Route

SRILANKA UNSEEN - SR74

DAY 01 - Airport to Colombo

Take a tour of Colombo’s city.  Located on the west coast of Sri Lanka, Colombo serves as the country’s commercial and business hub. The city’s high-rise office complexes, historic colonial-style buildings, and hotels all merge together. Malls abound in it for shopping. In one area of the city, some of the best colonial-era buildings are still standing. Cargill’s building and a century-old clock tower are two examples. In essence, Colombo is a vibrant mix of three distinct colonial eras combined with rapidly expanding modern urbanization.

The primary depository for historical relics and cultural treasures in Sri Lanka is the Colombo National Museum. It was founded in 1877 and now holds a vast collection of objects, including jewelry, paintings, sculptures, and archaeological discoveries.

For those who are interested in the past and culture of the island, a visit to the museum is essential as it offers insightful perspectives into the rich history and varied legacy of Sri Lanka.

A well-known Buddhist temple and center of culture, the Gangaramaya Temple is situated in Colombo, Sri Lanka.   It was built in the nineteenth century and has an amazing blend of Chinese and Thai architectural elements with traditional Sri Lankan architecture. The temple provides a peaceful haven in the middle of the busy metropolis and is home to a sizable collection of Buddhist relics. It is renowned for its yearly Navam Perahera celebration, which features a vivid and colorful procession of religious figures.

DAY 02 - Colombo to Kandy

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is a sanctuary for orphaned and abandoned wild elephants in Sri Lanka.The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is a great place to visit and see these gentle giants up close.

The orphanage was founded in 1975 and is now home to over 90 elephants, including many baby elephants.

The orphanage provides care and protection for the elephants, as well as a breeding program to help increase the elephant population in Sri Lanka. Visitors to the orphanage can see the elephants being fed, bathed, and playing in the river.

Visit a Mawanella spice garden to observe the many spices that Sri Lanka is renowned for. Muslim traders controlled the Indian Ocean’s spice trade routes during the Middle Ages. Spices were more than just food flavorings, therefore they were highly prized. They were also utilized as food preservatives and medications. In ancient times, ceylon cinnamon was well worth its weight in gold. Visitors will be able to witness the cultivation and processing of various spices. Watch demonstrations of cooking as well.

The Kandy Dalada Maligawa, also known as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, is a renowned Buddhist temple in Kandy, Sri Lanka. It houses a relic believed to be a tooth of Lord Buddha. The temple is an important pilgrimage site and a UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its cultural and religious significance.

Sri Dalada Maligawa is highly revered and significant to Buddhists worldwide. The building combines elements of the Dalada Mandira with the distinctive Kandyan architectural style. Intricate gold, silver, bronze, and ivory carvings embellish the temple.

An engaging and exotic hour of plays, drumming, and folk dancing. Sri Lanka boasts a rich past in terms of cultural pursuits. You could catch a peek of what was formerly used for blessings, healing, and amusement. The fire walk is the last but certainly not the least—it might be the most unforgettable of all. If the intense drumming inspires you to walk to the stage and join the artists, that’s not surprising.

 

DAY 03 - Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

Visiting a gem museum and experiencing a gem cutting demonstration are both fantastic ways to delve into the fascinating world of Sri Lankan gems. Sri Lanka, also known as the “Island of Gems”, boasts a long and rich history in the gem trade. Gems like sapphires, rubies, and moonstones have been mined and exported from the island for centuries, and the country is still a major source of these precious stones today.

During a gem cutting demonstration, you’ll see how rough gemstones are transformed into the sparkling beauties we see in jewelry stores. Most gem museums in Sri Lanka showcase a wide variety of rough and cut gemstones, from the common to the incredibly rare. Museums have interactive displays where you can learn more about gems and even try your hand at identifying them.

 

Visiting a tea factory in Sri Lanka is a must-do for any tea lover or anyone who wants to experience the country’s rich history and culture. Sri Lanka is the world’s fourth-largest tea producer, and its lush hill country is home to some of the most beautiful tea plantations in the world.

No matter which tea factory you choose to visit, you’re sure to have a memorable experience. Here are a few things you can expect to see and do on a typical tea factory tour – 

Watch the leaves being withered, rolled, fermented, and dried / Learn about the different grades of tea / Enjoy a tasting of different Ceylon teas

The Ramboda Ella waterfall is a beautiful sight, and it’s definitely worth to visit. The waterfall is actually a series of three falls, with the tallest one being 109 meters high. The middle fall is the most popular swimming spot, and the lower fall is the easiest to get to. The Ramboda Falls Hotel is right next to the lower fall, and the Blue Field Tea Factory is a short drive away for the second fall, need to do little hike. The Ramboda Falls Hotel is right next to the lower fall, and the Blue Field Tea Factory is a short drive away.

Nuwara Eliya, also known as the “City of Lights” or “Little England,” is a charming hill station in Sri Lanka known for its cool climate, stunning scenery, and colonial-era architecture. It’s a popular destination for leisure activities, offering a variety of experiences to suit different interests.

Take a stroll through the picturesque Victoria Park, the largest park in Nuwara Eliya. Enjoy the vibrant flower displays, boat on the lake, or simply relax on the green lawns.

Walk around or Take a boat ride on Gregory Lake   a man-made lake surrounded by rolling hills and lush greenery. Visit the nearby Galway Forest Reserve for nature walks and birdwatching. Browse the shops and stalls in Nuwara Eliya town for souvenirs, local crafts, and fresh produce.

DAY 04 - Explore Horton Plains

Horton Plains, located in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, is a stunning national park known for its vast grassy plateaus, unique flora, and breathtaking landscapes. This protected area encompasses World’s End, a dramatic escarpment, and Baker’s Falls, adding to its natural charm. Visitors can explore its diverse ecosystems while enjoying serene beauty.

Things to do and see – Thotupola Kanda Hike / Kirigalpoththa Hike / Worlds End / Leopard / Samba Deer

DAY 05 - Transfer to Ella

One of the most well-liked hiking and jeep trails in Sri Lanka’s hills is the Devil’s Staircase trail. This place is a hiker’s delight because of the challenging levels and the breathtaking view of Sri Lanka’s verdant highlands. This scenic route features steep ascents and descents, winding through lush forests and misty landscapes. Adventurers are rewarded with breathtaking views, making it a must-visit for those seeking an adrenaline-pumping outdoor adventure.

 

DAY 06 - Explore Ella

Ella is a charming town located in the Uva Province of Sri Lanka. Nestled amidst lush green hills, it’s renowned for its picturesque landscapes, tea plantations, and the iconic Ella Rock. Visitors can enjoy stunning hikes, waterfalls, and a laid-back atmosphere in this idyllic corner of the Uva Province. And Ella well-known for the world’s most beautiful train ride also.

Things to do – Ella Rock hike / Nine Arch Bridge / Little Adam’s Peak / Flying Ravana Mega Zipline.

DAY 07 - Ella to Galle

Ravana Falls, located near Ella in Sri Lanka, is a magnificent waterfall cascading from a rocky cliff. Standing at 82 feet (25 meters) tall, it is surrounded by lush greenery and is a popular tourist attraction. According to local folklore, Ravana Falls is associated with the epic tale of the Ramayana, making it a culturally significant site.

 

Since the 14th century, Galle has been Sri Lanka’s principal port. The Portuguese constructed Galle’s first fort. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the ocean as you stroll along the fort’s walls, and don’t forget to watch the sun set for an even more breathtaking vista from the Galle walls.

Galle Fort is the most beautiful coastal town in Sri Lanka. Here, h a unique fusion of European and Asian influences, as seen in the whitewashed Dutch-style buildings that line the cobbled streets. Head to the most southwestern corner of the country and enjoy all the beautiful things to do in Galle Fort, Sri Lanka.

The story of the Galle Dutch Fort; a UNESCO World Heritage Site reverberates through every traveller’s photos and captions. Initially built by the Portuguese in the 16th century during their conquests, the fort was later fortified and conquered by the Dutch in the 17th century, until it later fell to the might of the British. The old town of Galle was once used as a trading port for spices and other goods for over 200 years. However, today, the fort has been transformed into a place of history, romance and beauty where travellers are warmly welcomed to dive head first into the exotic stories and be a part of this heritage site

Sri Lanka boasts Arrack, a unique liquor made from Toddy, the sap of coconut flowers. Witness remarkable daredevils traversing tall coconut trees on slender ropes hundreds of meters above the ground. The coconut grove resembles a hanging grid of ropes. For an authentic experience, savor a delightful cup of freshly tapped Toddy when you arrive early in the morning.

 

 

DAY 08 - Transfer to Airport

The stilt fishermen of Koggala are a unique and iconic sight along the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Perched atop slender poles jutting out into the Indian Ocean, they cast their lines into the shallow waters, silhouetted against the vibrant orange and pink hues of the sunrise or sunset.

While the practice of stilt fishing has been around for centuries, its exact origins remain unknown. Some believe it was introduced by foreign traders, while others claim it was developed locally as a way to fish in shallow waters where boats couldn’t go.Today, stilt fishing is more of a cultural attraction than a primary source of income for the fishermen. However, it still offers a glimpse into a traditional way of life and provides a memorable photo opportunity for visitors.

The best time to see them is in the early morning or late afternoon, when the light is best for photography.

 

Hikkaduwa is a perfect place to swim with turtles, especially at the aptly named Turtle Beach! The gentle giants can be found year-round, but the best time to see them is in the mornings when they come to feed on the seaweed close to shore. Head to the left side of Hikkaduwa beach, near the rocky outcrop. This area is known as Turtle Beach and is where the turtles congregate to feed. Avoid chasing or cornering the turtles. Give them plenty of space to move around freely. esist the urge to touch the turtles, as this can stress them out. Observe them from a distance and enjoy their graceful movements. If you’re lucky, you might even see a turtle hatching! The nesting season in Hikkaduwa is from January to March.

Sri Lanka has a long history of culinary culture. It is influenced by Indian, Indonesian, Portuguese, and Dutch cuisines. However, rice, spices, and coconut milk predominate in the majority of the regional cuisine. You will learn firsthand how numerous meals are made, what ingredients are needed, and how to control temperature with burners made locally. Acquire the unique spices and relish preparing your own meal. Although you won’t become a chef overnight, you will be knowledgeable about Sri Lankan culinary customs.

 

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