Negombo town is situated by the shores of lagoon once has been a trading port during the periods of Protugese and Dutch migration. There are many interesting remnants of Protuguese and Dutch visitors who ousted the moors took possession of the Negombo coast. These two nations came mainly for its Cinnamon. Which located 08 km from srilanka’s international airport. Negombo offers a great selection of hotels and guesthouse, excellent restaurants and pubs well stocked supermarkets, and many water sports facilities
Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage - Kandy road is Pinnawela, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as the 23 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme.
The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.
Evening If you are interested-"Elephant Back Safari / Ride" - Experience the unique mode of transportation, which was the sole mode of travelling, used by the ancient kings of Ceylon. Take a path that winds through the forest & across a small lake to a little island where you will be served some refreshments & return.
Sigiriya Rock Fortress - is home to the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within its triple-moated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original color.
En route visit a Spice Garden in Matale to see the different spices, which Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed and you could see the old Srilankan model village and cooking demonstrations.
Visit Kandy, the last capital of the Sinhalese kingdom. Walk and stroll through the bustling market and explore the rest of the city. By the lake which the city is built around you will see the Temple of the Tooth, which contains the most important Buddhist relic of the country, a tooth of Lord Buddha.
Evening witness a cultural show featuring various dance types of Sri Lanka
Day 06: After the breakfast, proceed to Nuwaraeliya via Ramboda (around 3 hours drive)
According to the ancient stories, Ramboda is an area, where the forces of Rama's gather to fight against King Ravana. This temple was built by the Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka and dedicated to Hanuman. This temple houses for 16 feel height statue of Hanuman.
Horton Plains, the coldest and windiest location in Sri Lanka consists of ecosystems such as Montane evergreen forests, grasslands, marshy lands and aquatic ecosystem. At an altitude of 2,100 meters above sea level, Horton Plains spreads across over 3,169 hectares of the highest tableland of the island. In view of the large number of endemic flora and fauna species,Horton Plains was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The escarpment with a depth of 900 meters called World’s End and Baker’s Falls are the highlights of the Horton Plains.
Yala National Park is world renowned as one of the best parks to observe and photograph leopards. Although it has one of the world’s densest leopard populations, it still requires good luck to see one of the elusive creatures in its natural habitat. The park area consists of scrub jungle and brackish lagoons with stunning rock monoliths scattered throughout the park. The many different habitats provide a unique experience to anyone visiting the park and support a great variety of animals. The often low-density vegetation provides ideal conditions for safaris as it allows a clear and unobstructed view of the wildlife.
On route visit Galle fort , -The fort has a colorful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.