Two weeks in Sri Lanka will have you soaked in endless beauty and funky adventures of a paradise Island.
Two weeks in Sri Lanka Day 01: Airport/Pinnawala/Kandy
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is a happy home built with love for elephants. About 100 elephants call it home. You can follow the elephants down to the river as mahouts take them to the river for their bath. Even, watch as they bottle feed baby elephants.
Kandy is a charming, picturesque city serenely placed amid hills.. Home to many historic spots Kandy is still fragrant with the romance and legends of the past. The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic that houses the sacred tooth relic of the Lord Buddha , the famous Kandy View Point that offers the most beautiful view of the Kandy city, and Kandy Lake are must visits.
Two weeks in Sri Lanka Day 02:Kandy/ Dambulla
Step into a dream-like landscape with 80 caves scattered all over it. In this preserved cave temple complex, statues and paintings are spread over 5 caves. Over 150 Buddha statues, 4 statues of Gods and Goddesses, three statues of kings… Murals on cave roofs depicting fascinating scenes from old Buddhist stories.An aura of prehistoric settlements in the surrounding area.The five main caves sit serenely under a rock with a drip line.
Later, Relaxed evening strolling along village paths.
Two weeks in Sri Lanka Day 03: Sigiriya
The splendorous palace lies perched atop a rock weaving a marvelous historical story around it. Walk through laid-out gardens threaded with ponds… ponds still fragrant with the memories of Sri Lankan history. Wander through the romance of the olden citadel as you climb up towards the summit between lavish gardens and ramparts. Lower palaces scattered in a beauteous garden that’s enveloped in a landscape of moats.Then, a mid level terrace whose lion’s paw leads you to the wonderland of upper palace.Again, a mirror wall that carries poetic scribbles from thousands of years ago.Paintings of frescoes that transport you back into the time when maidens used to wander in the palace gardens with lilies in their hands.Water gardens, boulder gardens, and terraced gardens. Sigiriya Rock Fortress will have you wonderstruck.
Then, indulge in an Authentic Ayurveda massage in the afternoon.
Two weeks in Sri Lanka Day 04: Anuradhapura
Morning visit to Anuradhapura: Immerse in the bliss of a sacred, old city that brings history and Buddhism into life: one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and the ancient center of Buddhism. The sacred Sri Maha Bodhi which is a sapling of the Bo Tree under whose shade Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. And, Dagobas shining in Milk White. Then, Brazen palaces and royal palaces and ponds. Again, Stone statues with incredibly intricate carvings…
Transfer to Trincomalee in the afternoon.
Two weeks in Sri Lanka Day 05: Trincomalee
Trincomalee is a land goldened-over with the brightest colours of the tropical sun. Sea is undeniably the main attraction of the region. 15km away from Trincomalee, lies the beautiful beach of Nilaveli, named one of the most fascinating in the country. From May to October Trincomalee is the perfect place for watching the magnificent whale. Koneswaram temple on a cliff overlooking the sea, the historic masterpiece of Fort Of Frederick and Kanniya hot water springs are other interesting places to visit.
Two weeks in Sri Lanka Day 06 and 07: Trincomalee/ Yala
Yala National Park is filled with Southern magic. Nestled in a land steeped in history, the Yala National Park is home to water sources such as streams, tanks, rock pools, and lagoons that lure herds of elephants to the park. Get on a safari jeep and ride to the heart of an exquisite elephant picture: elephant families reveling on the grassy carpets… elephant mothers feeding their babies… Baby elephants frolicking around… Trumpets and trunks and you’re in love! On your way, you could also see wonderful Sri Lankan leopards chillaxing in a stone’s throw away from the main path. And, don’t be surprised if a sloth bear crosses your path and retreat into the silences of the woods. Herds of spotted deer and sambhar getting cozy in their familiar places, braces of water fowls, and pods of gray hornbills are other highlights of this happy place.
Two weeks in Sri Lanka Day 08 and 09: Yala/Ella
Ella, Sri Lanka is one of the most scenic towns in the country. It is made picturesque with fantastic waterfalls, emerald mountains and sprawling tea plantations. Little Adam’s Peak is a beautiful climb between tea plantations that offers wonderful views from the top. Ella Rock offers a beautiful walk along tea plantations and railway tracks. Demodara Nine Arch Bridge is an olden masterpiece exhibiting fine architecture. Ravana Ella Falls and Ella Gap Waterfall are two of the most highlighted waterfalls in the area.
Two weeks in Sri Lanka Day 10 : Ella/ Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya is one of the most scenic towns in Sri Lanka. Enveloped in greenish mountains, echoed by the music of the waterfalls, Nuwara Eliya is a chapter out of a story book. Every nook and corner of Nuwara Eliya is in bloom. Hakgala botanical gardens is a sight to remember with a myriad of flowers in bloom. The way tea plantations are sprawled in acres is breathtaking too. Visitors can indulge themselves in many tea-related fun activities such as visiting tea factories, plucking tea leaves with the local ladies and tasting a cup of tea.
Two weeks in Sri Lanka Day 11: Nuwara Eliya/Colombo
Enjoy a scenic train ride from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo and sightseeing in Colombo.
Two weeks in Sri Lanka Day 12: Colombo/ Bentota/ Mirissa
Enjoy Bentota in the afternoon: The Indian ocean in Bentota is graceful and clear as the heart of a diamond. So it’s the place where many of your beachy dreams come true be it a quiet beach stroll, swim in the crystal waters, or a warm sun bathing. And, in the evening the sun sinks into the sea after a most glorious show of ethereal hues. Also, you can a have a surf in the turquoise waves of the Bentota sea.
Transfer to Mirissa
Two weeks in Sri Lanka Day 13 and 14: Mirissa/ Airport
A glorious shore town that spells out magic, Mirissa is home to a variety of attractions only a tropical town can offer. The beach is one of the cleanest and loveliest. It’s the best place for spotting the magnificent wondrous whale and fascinating dolphins too. The stilt fishermen on stilts sticking up from the water is a sight that improves the tropical feel of the picture. The seas in Mirissa are also ideal for surfing.