Sri Lanka is a country of contrasts and surprises and one I very quickly fell in love with. There is so much to pack in here, every couple of hours you feel like you have arrived in a new country.
I loved every bit of Sri Lanka, from the lush green tea fields of the hill country through to the much warmer, and blissfully peaceful beaches of the south with old forts, wildlife safaris and rich traditions thrown in, and (especially) the welcoming locals who took hospitality to the next level.
We came across Travel Triangle and decided to go further with the same and we have not regretted it since. We had an amazing time in Sri Lanka and created some everlasting memories on our trip.
Details of My 7 Day Trip to Sri Lanka
Trip Type: Family Trip
No. Of People: 3
Duration: 6 Nights 7 Days
Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Airport Transfer, Sightseeing, SIM
Exclusions: Lunch, Entry Fee, VISA, Airfare
Day 1: Sigiriya – World heritage Site
We reached Colombo airport by 9 in the morning and was introduced to the chauffeur for the tour, and given water bottles and the local sim card for 7 days. Then, we were transferred to Sigiriya which was around 3 hrs 30-minute drive from the airport. En route, first we visited Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, which is a unique project to save the Asian elephants. Here, we got the opportunity to know about elephants and play with them (Bath them, capture with them). Then we visited a spice garden on the Kandy Road. Sri Lanka is a land of spices with rich flavours and are world famous for health benefits. Major spices include Cinnamon, clove, vanilla essence, turmeric. After that, we had overnight stay in “Fresco Water Villa” in Sigiriya.
Day 2: Sigiriya-Dambulla-Kandy – World heritage Site
After having breakfast, we left to climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is a UNESCO world heritage site. We took guided tour of the Lion’s rock to know about the history of the place, especially how the water used to be pumped up to the top. The king of that time built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated the sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion, known as lion’s rock. It was abandoned after the king’s death. It was a breath-taking experience to climb the rock and see the palace.
After that we got back to the hotel, fresh and up and visited famous Golden rock cave temple in Dambulla. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Major attractions are spread over five caves, which contains statues and paintings.
Thereafter, we enjoyed the Kandyan Cultural show at the Kandyan Arts and Culture Centre. After that we went to Sacred Temple of Tooth Relic. The golden roofed Temple of the Sacred tooth houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic – the tooth of Buddha. Overnight stay in Thilanka Hotel in Kandy.