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05 Days 04 nights tours - PACKAGE 03

Sri Lankan Road Trip 4N5D Ceylon Silk Route

SRI LANKAN ROAD TRIP - SR43

DAY 01 - Airport to Kurunegala

The RidiViharaya, believed to be commissioned by King Dutugemanu, is a historic and legendary temple. Its name, “Silver Temple” in literary terms, reflects its origin on land where silver ore was found, used in constructing the RuwanweliStupa. The temple features stunning paintings, a mesmerizing moonstone, and a remarkable cave temple, showcasing the brilliance of ancient Sri Lankan architecture. The temple’s surroundings offer breathtaking views.

A handloom factory in Sri Lanka is a traditional textile manufacturing facility that produces high-quality fabrics using manual weaving techniques. Skilled artisans operate handlooms to create a wide range of textiles, including saris, clothing, and home furnishings. These factories play a significant role in preserving Sri Lanka’s rich cultural heritage and provide employment opportunities for local craftsmen, contributing to the nation’s economy while producing unique, artisanal products.

One of the first and most thriving industries in ancient Sri Lanka was pottery. There existed a caste specifically for potters in Sri Lanka’s caste system of government. There were potters with skill and imagination everywhere in the nation. You won’t miss the pottery that was made in several of the settlements. You will go to a traditional pottery village and discover the various trade secrets associated with this art form. The most incredible will be creating your own pot with clay and conventional machinery. Remember to put your name on the pot you’re taking home

DAY 02 - Explore Dolukanda

Dolukanda is a mountain range located in the Kurunegala district of Sri Lanka. It is a popular hiking destination due to its scenic views, historical significance, and abundance of medicinal plants. The hike to the summit of Dolukanda is about 6 kilometers long and takes about 3 hours to complete. The trail is well-maintained and relatively easy to follow, but it can be challenging in some sections due to the steep terrain. The summit of Dolukanda offers stunning views of the surrounding area. The Dolukanda hike is a great way to experience the natural beauty of Sri Lanka and learn about its history and culture. It is a challenging but rewarding experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Arankele stands as a prominent Buddhist monastery and hermitage, offering walking paths, meditation centers, saunas, and care facilities for ailing Bikkhus. A visit transports you to another era and realm. Arriving early, you can assist meditating monks with their breakfast – a traditional Buddhist ceremony rich in rituals. This unique, holistic experience culminates with a serene meditation session amidst the mystic forest hermitage, creating a truly unforgettable lifetime memory.

 

One of the most magical experiences you can have is kayaking at sunset. As the sun dips below the horizon, the sky explodes with color, and the water takes on a glassy sheen. It’s a serene and peaceful experience that is perfect for de-stressing and enjoying nature’s beauty. If you’re looking for a unique and memorable way to spend an evening, be sure to try sunset kayaking at Batalagoda lake. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget. Enjoy the experience! Take some time to relax and appreciate the beauty of nature.

 

DAY 03 - Kurunegala to Riverston

A deep escarpment called Mini World’s End is situated close to Pitawala Plains   in Sri Lanka’s Riverston. This region, which borders the Knuckles Mountain Range, is ideal for exploring a la Indiana Jones. The cliff at Mini World’s End plunges sharply (around 300 m), offering breathtaking views of the surrounding valley and mountains.

Redbana village, also known as Pathanegama, is an abandoned village located in the Knuckles Mountain Range, near Riverstone in Matale, Sri Lanka. It was once a thriving community, but was abandoned in the 1970s due to a variety of factors, including landslides, soil erosion, and lack of infrastructure. Today, Redbana village is a popular destination for hiking and camping. The abandoned village provides a unique glimpse into Sri Lankan history, and the surrounding natural beauty is truly breathtaking. Redbana village is a unique and fascinating place to visit. With its stunning natural beauty and abandoned village, it is a must-see for any visitor to Sri Lanka.

DAY 04 - Riverston to Kandy

The final capital of the Sinhala kings was Kandy. Magnificent hills around the Kandy valley, making it the final bastion. Kandy now offers a great array of ancient buildings and artwork to its visitors. It has a variety of historic temple structures, handicraft and souvenir shops, and gem museums. The most significant of them is the Temple of Tooth Relic, which is home to the most revered Buddhist relic worldwide. Make a nighttime visit to the Temple. A visit to the viewpoint will allow you to get a bird’s-eye perspective of this fabled city

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 05 - Transfer to Airport

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.

Visit a Matale 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 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.

 

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