2 Days 1 Night Sri Lanka Tour Package For Trivandrum Travelers
Travelers from Trivandrum will find Sri Lanka offering an experience different enough from home but not uncomfortably so. If you are considering a short holiday over perhaps a weekend, the 3 day travel package offered by Olanka Travels will be ideal to give you a good taste of Sri Lanka.
An English speaking driver in a private luxury car will meet and greet you at the airport, and take you to all the sites. At the end of the tour he will drop you off at the Airport as well. Your accommodation will be in star class comfort on bread and breakfast basis.
The three day tour takes you to Kandy, the last capital of Sri Lanka prior to British colonisation in 1815, and to Colombo its current commercial capital. Colombo also is the district in which the administrative capital of the country Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte is situated.
Both Kandy and Colombo offer a rich history and feature many interesting and exciting places to dine in. Colombo also offers the excitement of shopping, casinos, nightclubs, pubs and rooftop bars as well as late night cafes and lounges.
The 3 day tour also includes a visit to a gem factory and a batik factory. You will have the opportunity to make purchases at both these places.
Day 1 –Kandy
First day of the tour will be a visit to Kandy (approximately 105 Km from the airport)in the Central Province which is surrounded by mountains and rich in culture. . It is famous for the Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa)-a UNESCO heritage site. A city tour and a visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic are two of the things you will experience in Kandy. Here, similar to India, visitors to religious sites are required to wear clothes that are not too revealing (covering shoulders and up to the knee) as a mark of respect.
On the way to Kandy is the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, a nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants. If you are an animal lover, this is a place we recommend you make a stop. You can enjoy feeding baby elephants (possible only during specific times of the day), and watch them frolicking in the nearby river while bathing or relaxing in their sheds.
After the visit to the Elephant Orphanage, you will continue to Kandy for a visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic and a city tour.
Although not covered in the standard tour, you can stretch your day in Kandy further, by visiting three sites of archeological and architectural significance built in the 14th century , Lankathilaka and Gadaladeniya (two buddhist temples) and Embekka (a hindu temple).
You will have a perfect wrap-up for the first day witnessing a cultural dance performance in the evening.
Day 2 – COLOMBO
On the second day, as you will drive to Colombo, your mountain views will be replaced with flat land and the sea. Colombo has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes. It has been under the rule of the Portuguese, Dutch and the British successively. This rich heritage and it being the present capital have resulted in Colombo featuring a blend of colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls, different financial, administrative, and other types of offices. It also offers public places for relax in. Galle Face Green in Colombo city and, Diyatha Uyana in Kotte are two such places.
Upon arriving in Colombo, you will indulge in a city tour and Shopping. Sri Lanka has a flourishing garment industry, and our visitors from Trivandrum enjoy the shopping experience here. The standard tour will last approximately 3 hours after reaching Colombo.
If you are not much into shopping, tweak your tour to spend more time at the National Museum, Independence Memorial Hall or to visit some religious sites within reach- Gangaramaya Temple and Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil.
You can also be very explorative and visit the less known archaeological sites in Kotte that predate Kandy. Alakeshwara Tombstone, Kotte Rajamaha Viharaya, Baddagana Weherakada Ruins, Kotte Ambalama and the entrance to an ancient tunnel complex are sites that are interesting.