Day 1 : Kandy Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Temple of the tooth relic, Traditional dancing show
Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in the Morning - Proceed to Kandy - Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy (World Heritage Site) - Kandy Sightseeing - Watch the Kandy Cultural Dance Show in the Evening - Night stay at Kandy.
Pinnawala elephant orphanage:
The foster – home of elephants (around 70) of different age and size feed, bathe, play together. These great animals have been found injured or left abandoned in the wilderness. Now they even breed in captivity.
Temple of the tooth relic :
This temple, the most important one for The Sri Lankan Buddhists was built in the 16th Century A.D. solely for the purpose of housing the tooth relic. Observe the magnificent Architecture of that period and experience the tranquility of the atmosphere.
Traditional dancing show:
The Dance was done during the king’s times as an entertaining show for the kings. However its popularity reduced when the British took over, but now it’s revived and taken on for the stage. The Kandyan Music & the Dresses all are a beauty to watch.
Day 2 : Nuwaraeliya Tea Plantation & Tea Factory, Waterfalls, Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple, Gregory’s Lake, Hakgala Botanical Gardens
Proceed to Nuwaraeliya in the Morning - On the way visit Tea Plantation & Tea Factory - See Waterfalls - Visit Hanuman Temple in Ramboda - Visit Gregory’s Lake - Visit Hakgala Botanical Garden - Night Stay at Nuwaraeliya.
Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple:
In the hills of Ramboda where Hanuman was searching for Sita, the Chinmaya Mission of Sri Lanka built the Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple which is visited by thousands of devotees every year.
Hakgala Botanical Gardens:
The Hakgala Botanical Gardens was one of the pleasure gardens of King Ravana. This garden was expanded during the British period and has a wide variety of flowers including an excellent collection of orchids. This is the exotic pleasure garden where King Ravana kept the depressed Sita, insisting that she marries him. It was here where the heartwarming meeting took place between her and Hanuman, who brought her Rama’s ring with the news that Rama was looking for her. He offered to carry her back but she refused saying it would be an insult to Rama’s honor if she did so. Part of this majestic garden still exists. It is also said that Hanuman nearly destroyed it in order to prove to Ravana of the forces against him.
Day 3 : Yala Sita Amman Temple, Ella, Ravana Ella Waterfalls, Yala Safari
Proceed to Yala (Yala National Park - Wildlife & Nature) in the morning - On the way Visit Seetha Amman Kovil in Seethaeliya - Ella Sightseeing - Visit Ravana Ella Waterfalls - Go on Yala Safari, in the afternoon - Night Stay at Yala.
Sita Amman Temple:
The Sita Amman Temple can be seen en route to the Hakgala Botanical Gardens. The prominent temple architecture will not fail to attract your attention. Ancient statues of Rama and Sita can be seen on one side of the temple. The temple today is a modern building with its paintings, statues and pillars decorated with sculptures; all depicting the tale of Rama and Sita.
Ella is a small mountain village near Bandarawela and boasts three locations linked to the Ramayana where local legend claims Ravana was hiding Sita. First there is the Ravana Ella Cave, located at the massive Ella Falls; a breathtaking 1080 feet high waterfall that cascades into several falls. The rocky undergoes of the waterfall is Khondalite, a kind of limestone which undergoes faster decay as hard gneiss or granite. This has resulted in many caves being formed near the falls. King Ravana is said to have lived in one of the caves above the waterfall. A nearby pool bored out of the rock by the gushing waters is where Sita is said to have bathed Ravana.
Day 5 : Hikkaduwa Boat Ride in Mangrove Islands, Turtle Hatchery
Go on Boat Ride in Mangrove Islands (Beautiful Islands with Wildlife and Nature) in the morning - Visit Turtle Hatchery - Enjoy and relax in the Swimming Pool and in the Beach in Hikkaduwa - Night stay at Hikkaduwa.