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Experience exotic Sri Lanka wedding holidays and begin your life long journey of love and companionship in style! Explore hand in hand, the island’s most attractive destinations and iconic sites to create unforgettable memories of bliss and romance.
|Day 01||Airport to Colombo||One night in Colombo||The Residence|
|Day 02||Colombo to Dambulla||Two nights||Kalundewa Retreat|
|Day 03||Last night in Dambulla||Kalundewa Retreat|
|Day 04||Dambulla to Kandy||Two nights||Stone House in Kandy|
|Day 05||Kandy||Last night in Kandy||Stone House in Kandy|
|Day 06||Kandy to Nuwara Eliya||Two nights||Tea Factory Hotel Nuwara Eliya|
|Day 07||Kotugoda||Last night in Kotugoda||The Wallawwa|
The Kandy Esela Perahera, which is also known as The Festival of the Tooth is a unique religious and cultural event that takes place every year in July. The procession features many dancers, drummers and elephants, who parade through the streets paying homage to the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha which is housed in the Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy.
The Temple of the Tooth Relic, which is known as the Sri Dalada Maligawa is in the sacred city of Kandy. It houses the tooth relic of Lord Buddha and is an important shrine of Buddhist worship. The annual procession known as the Kandy Esala Perahera marks an important day in the Sri Lankan calendar.
The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. Established in 1975, with the noble intention of providing care for orphaned elephants, today it serves as a nursery and a captive breeding ground for Asian elephants. Countless visitors from all over the island and the world visit this charming attraction throughout the year.
The stunning Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, commonly known as Peradeniya Gardens, is one of the most popular attractions on the island, visited by two million visitors every year. The gardens nurture over 4,000 species of plants which include a famous collection of exotic orchids, making it a must visit place in Sri Lanka.
Polonnaruwa became the capital of the island after the fall of the Anuradhapura kingdom. The kingdom prevailed from the 11th century till 1310 CE. Many famous ruins can still be found near Polonnaruwa that date back to its glory days. The Hindu influence on the island started taking prominence during this period.
Built by King Kasyapa (477 to 495 CE), the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress stands as a testament to the grandeur of Sri Lanka’s glorious past. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it features stunning boulder and water gardens and world-famous frescoes. At the summit, you’ll find the ruins of the king’s palace and a breath-taking view of the surroundings.
The Dambulla Cave Temple is known to be the best-preserved and largest cave temple complex that is found in Sri Lanka. With over 80 documented caves spread across the vicinity, the Dambulla Cave Temple has rightfully earned its name as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 153 statues of Lord Buddha can be found in this temple which is also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla.
Hop aboard a vintage steam train in Kandy, and enjoy a picturesque ride into the heart of Sri Lanka’s charming hill country. The winding railway tracks chart a scenic course through the rolling hillsides of Kandy and Nuwara Eliya. Unwind in your air conditioned compartment, as you take in the majesty of the verdant landscape unfolding before your eyes.
Observe the shades of emerald that blanket the horizon, brimming with precious tea crops that are the nation’s pride. Envision the splendour of the island’s colonial heyday, as you tuck into a delicious four-course lunch accompanied by sparkling silverware and fine china. This journey is best begun in the late morning hours and lasts four to five hours.
Visit the Suriyakantha Centre for Art and Culture, and delve deep into the fascinating annals of European and Sri Lankan history. Housed in the Naranwala Walawwa, an 18th century Dutch-style colonial manor house, the centre represents a unique effort between a Frenchman and Sri Lankan, to showcase talent from eras past.
Explore the vast repository of local and European works over the course of two to three hours and understand the richness of Kandyan culture. Observe the various manuscripts, furniture, handicrafts, artworks and photographs on display. Located near the town of Kandy in Sri Lanka’s Central Province, Suriyakantha is open to visits between 08:00am and 04:00pm, throughout the year.
Discover the rich architectural heritage of Kandy, the last Sri Lankan Kingdom to fall to the invading British. Today, it is one of the island’s major cities and home to an array of renowned attractions such as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, the Royal Palace and National Museum.
Begin your tour at the lively town centre, and observe the diverse mix of neo-colonial and colonial-style buildings. Enjoy quality time with celebrated architect Ruchira Wickremasinghe, a recipient of the Geoffrey Bawa Travel Award, as she walks you through the intricacies of Kandy’s architectural landscape. The 2.5 hour tour can begin at any time; however, the late hours of the afternoon are ideal.
Spend half a day exploring four of Kandy’s famed medieval temples. Join your personal archaeologist on an informative, 3.5 hour coach tour of the Degaldoruwa, Embekka, Lankatilaka and Gadaladeniya Buddhist temples. Feast your eyes on the magnificent Kandyan murals on the ceiling of Degaldoruwa Temple. Witness the wonderful fusion of Buddhist and Hindu culture at Gadaladeniya Temple.
Take in the exquisite craftsmanship of the woodwork at Embekka Temple. Observe the traditional Sinhalese design of the Lankatilaka Temple, and discover the inscriptions carved into the rocks. Setting off in the morning is ideal, as the tour involves approximately 1.5 hours of travel to / from your hotel.
Observe the century-old tea manufacturing process at Ceylon Tea Trails. Meet up with your guide at 09:00am and set off into the estate. Walk in the footsteps of the tea planters of Ceylon’s heyday, as they traversed the leafy inclines in search of ideal pastures for tea cultivation. Understand the challenges involved in the skilled art of tea plucking and learn the secret behind the aromatic black tea blend; only two tender leaves and the bud, are harvested from each plant, by hand.
Study the traditional English machinery used at the Norwood Tea Factory, which dates back to colonial times.
As your 2.5 hours draw to an end, sit back and sample fragrant brews from the factory’s many grades of tea.
Ayubowan!!! Welcome to our Island Nation!
On arrival at the Colombo Airport you will be met by your chauffeur-guide and transferred to your hotel in Colombo for an afternoon at leisure, or if you arrive early in the day, you could explore Colombo.
This morning your tour begins with a visit to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, the world’s largest troupe of captive elephants. Followed by a visit to the Dambulla Rock Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Continue to your hotel in Dambulla – the stunning Kalundewa Retreat (approx. four hours’ drive)
It is an early start this morning to beat the crowds and the heat with a visit to Sigiriya. Sensible shoes are a must.
After breakfast you will continue your tour to Kandy, stopping en route to visit the Minneriya National Park for a morning jeep safari. Its beautiful landscape of open country with its plethora of birdlife, and great herds of elephants is guaranteed to thrill.
Continue to Kandy (approx. 2.5 hour drive)! Explore the cities highlights for a couple of hours, before your check-in to The Stone House. Built in the 1940’s, this colonial mansion tastefully converted into a boutique hotel, is in a quiet and completely private location within the city of Kandy.
See more of Kandy by spending this morning at the Royal Botanical Gardens, renowned for its vast collection of Sri Lanka’s native flora, its many other exotic species and assortment of orchids - one of the finest in the world.
After breakfast continue your journey towards the hill country and Nuwara Eliya, set in a stunning mountain valley some 1800 meters above sea level. The landscape here is of misty mornings and rolling green hills covered in tea plantations.
Tour its town and countryside.
Head back to the coastal town of Negombo for a relaxed day before your departure (approx. three hours drive). You may choose to explore Negombo town or indulge in a spa treatment, a fitting end to your honeymoon.
Overnight at The Wallawwa Hotel in Negombo
Depending on your time of departure you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.
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