|Day 01||Airport –- Kandy|
|Arrival in Sri Lanka at Bandaranaike International Airport, meet & greet by a representative of Nature Adventure Holidays and transfer to Kandy.|
|En route visit Pinnawala Elephant Foundation – is a home for about 60 elephants (out of which around 50 are baby elephants) found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared, fed and trained by the wild life authority. The best time for your visit is at 9 in the morning, when you will have the opportunity of seeing these ‘babes’ being bottle-fed. You could also see the elephants having their daily baths at a river close by. *Kandy – the hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism’s influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple’s shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.
*Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic – ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha’s Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess’ hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka’s most prized possession.
Kandy City tour including visit to Gem Museum – Sri Lanka has produced some of the most precious gem stones that world has ever known. Most of the world’s celebrated coloured precious gems have been discovered in Sri Lanka. The largest ,the second largest and the third largest blues sapphires in the world, largest Star Ruby, Largest cat’s eye, Largest Alexandrite were found in Sri Lanka. A 105 carat cat’s eye gem stone of Sri Lankan origin was cherished by 4 British monarchs: Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII and Queen Elizabeth II. The world famous 18 carat blue sapphire worn by Princess Diana later given to Catherine Kate by Prince William was from Sri Lanka.
Evening to enjoy a Cultural Dance Show – Kandyan Art Association & Cultural Centre features daily shows at 5.00 pm which showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Kandyan Kingdom. These shows essentially comprise various styles of Kandyan dance, and are quite popular with visitors to the Hill Capital. The Centre overlooks the scenic lake as it is located along its shore.