- Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
- Temple Of The Tooth Relic
- Kandy Lake
- Market & Bazaar
Tour Starting & Meeting Point : Colombo or Bandaranayake International Airport
This day tour will start according to the client’s request places but must be one of the hotels in Colombo or any hotels nearby Colombo or from the international airport Colombo or Colombo harbour. At least you need 10 to 12 hours to do this tour.Pick you up from the above places I have mentioned earlier then proceeding to Pinnawala elephant orphanage, which was established in 1975, it commenced with five orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location.
About Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is situated northwest of the town of Kegalle, halfway between the present capital Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Wildlife Department in a 25 acre coconut property adjoining the Maha Oya River. The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to the many orphaned Elephants found in the jungles of Sri Lanka. In 1978 the orphanage was taken over by the National Zoological Gardens from the Department of Wildlife. A captive breeding program was launched in 1982. Since the inception of the program over 20 elephants have been bred here. The aim of the orphanage is to simulate a natural habitat to these elephants. However, there are some exceptions: the elephants are taken to the river twice a day for a bath, and all the babies less than three years of age are still bottle fed by the mahouts and volunteers.
Then continue our journey to the last Sinhalese kingdom “Kandy” known in the earlier period as City of Senkadagala, on our way stop in the tea factory in Pilimathalawa then after lunch Kandy city tour, Visit upper lake drive, Temple Of The Tooth Relic, market & bazaar also spice market. Witness the cultural show in the evening (this is depending according to your time). Back to Colombo or stay in Kandy (According to the client’s choice)
Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka is a major tourist destination. ( 115kM from Colombo at 465 meters above sea level). Famous for the Temple of the Tooth and many other temples the city could be called the cultural capital of the island. Kandy Perahera, the pageant of the temple of tooth where Buddha’s tooth is kept is held either in July or August each year to parade the golden caskets is a must see itenary if one is visiting Sri Lanka during these months. The final night procession is the most spectacular event of the country. More than 50 elephants parade the city accompanied by the drummers, dancers and chieftains.
Airport Pickup & Drop / Air-conditioned vehicle / English speaking driver guide / Water bottles for every day.
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