A Grab and Go Bucket List
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Unplanned Trips are the Bomb! Have you had a hectic year? In much need of a break? Well then this is the perfect mix for you. Bagging up the essence of Ceylon to just six days, this holiday will allow you to tick off your own bucket list, be it climbing the Rock fortress of Sigiriya or sailing across a lake in a small boat whilst the wind gushes through your face… Yes we’ve got them all. Just book your flights, we’ll handle the rest!!
Overnight stay in Kandy.
Kandy holds many things, from art & culture to a resplendent life style, which you should definitely witness.
Overnight stay in Kandy.
- Suriyakantha Art and Cultural Centre.
Suriyakantha Cultural Centre is an old Wallawwa (Traditional Sri Lankan aristocrat house) known as Naranwala Wallawwa which belongs to Jacque Sulei. The Wallawwa has been completely renovated 20 years ago. Suriyakantha Cultural Center displays a range of unique cultural antiques, paintings that depict Sri Lankan culture and other cultural and traditional artifacts.
- Temple of Tooth (Dalada Maligawa)
The 17th century temple is believed to house the upper left canine tooth of the
Lord Buddha himself. This divine relic attracts pilgrims clad in white bearing lotus blossoms and frangipani on a daily basis. Dalada Maligawa is considered as one of the most venerable places of visits to a Buddhist.
- Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya
The Royal Botanical gardens is a collection of some of the finest gardens of its kind in Asia with over 4,000 species of flora. Home to aromatic spice gardens and an impressive orchid house, you will also see many exotic species including palms (Palmyra, tailpot, royal & cabbage), Indian rubber trees, an amazing avenue of drunken looking pines and numerous magnificent specimens of old trees. There are also collections of ebony, ficus and cycad as well as various flower gardens, medicinal gardens and a cactus house.
Overnight stay in Sigiriya.
Overnight stay in Sigiriya
- Sigiriya Rock Fortress
The Sigiriya Rock Fortress (a UNESCO World Heritage site), which was built by King Kassapa in the 5th century and acted as a Royal Citadel for over 18 years. Here, the lion rock is a citadel of unusual beauty, rising 200 meters from the jungle below. The base of the rock is ringed by a moat and rampart and extensive gardens, including the renowned water gardens. The majestic Lion’s Paw picturesquely guards the stairway of the palace on the summit. See the famous frescoes of the “Heavenly Maidens” of Sigiriya in a sheltered pocket of the rock, as well as a 10 foot high Mirror Wall.
- Village Excursion
Hiriwaduna a beautiful and scenic tropical village, which boasts an astounding nature and atmosphere. You will be able to experience the rustic village life of the locals. Also you will be able to enjoy a boat ride in the lake as well as engage in a local cookery demonstration followed by lunch.
- Minneriya National Park
Minneriya National Park is Located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa, the 8,890 hectares of Minneriya National Park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to favorites such as sambar deer, leopards and elephants. However the central feature of the park is the ancient Minneriya Tank (built in 3rd century AD by King Mahasena). During the dry season, this tank is an incredible place to observe the elephants who come to bathe and graze, as well as the flocks of birds that come to fish in the shallow waters.
- Dambulla Rock Cave Temple
Dambulla Rock Cave temples; that consists of five different caves dedicated for many Gods and Goddesses. The cave is said to be one of the only remaining cave temples in the Island and has identical painting on the cave walls and ceiling that are identical to the Ajanta Caves of India.
- Beach Escapes
Sri Lanka takes pride in its beaches! So why not escape into a small remote fishing town by the east coast beach, Pasikuda! With some of the most beautiful and scenic beaches that Sri Lanka has to offer, Pasikuda should definitely be on your to do list. You can visit Pasikuda from Sigiriya, where you will be passing through the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. Enjoy the day by the beach, enjoying some delicious sea food before you head back to Sigiriya.
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