Sri Lanka, is "a land like no other", and this is no idle boast. Lying just off the south-east coast of India, with its southern tip barely 30km from the equator this is a tropical island that for centuries has attracted the covetous gazes of people from all over the world. Rightly it deserves its earlier appellation as "pearl of the orient".
It is a sprawling expanse that mixes colonial influences with ultra-modern edifices, and although it can be frustrating and crowded at times, it is always fascinating.
Colombo is split into several separate parts. The central area is Fort (where the Dutch originally had their main stronghold in Sri Lanka) and the Pettah. The massive towers of the World Trade Centre make it easy to locate these two neighborhoods, although the town below these modern edifices is completely at odds with their gleaming appearance. Fort is a slightly rundown maze of ex-colonial buildings and banks, while the Pettah is a crowded, crumbling district of narrow streets, packed with hawkers and shoppers. The Dutch History Museum here contains plenty of artefacts from the days of colonial rule and is worth a look.
Bentota is a famous beach resort at a distance of 62 km to the south of Colombo. Located at the junction of Bentota River and the sea the place offers plenty of water sport opportunities such as windsurfing, water-skiing and catamaran rides. The best time to visit Bentota is between October and April, when the sea is safest for swimming.
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ARRIVAL TRANSFER / BENTOTA
Arrive Bandaranaike International Airport and be welcomed by our local . Transfer to your pre-booed hotel in Bentota Check-in at the Hotel. Time to take rest. Overnight stay at Bentota Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast visit Kosgoda Turtle hatchery & enjoy the boat ride in Madhu River.Kosgoda: is famous for its turtle hatchery- operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka's turtles from extinction. The hatchery pays fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the sandy beach. Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness.
Madhu River is also a remarkable place you must visit. Bordering to the coastal village Balaptiya, Madu River flows by adding an incomparable beauty to the surrounding. It’s unique in its beauty, hundreds of islets, mangroves, indigenous aquatic birds & fish creates a green heave in front of your eyes. These enchanting landscapes make people breathless by creating a paradise for their own dreams. Post this transfer to enjoy the water sports activities in Bentota (01 Round – Jet Ski, Banana ride & Tube ride)
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Bentota Hotel.
BENTOTA / COLOMBO
Breakfast at the hotel.Check out and proceed to Colombo. Arrive Colombo and check-in to your pre-booked hotel Rest of the day at leisure.Overnight stay at Colombo Hotel.
Breakfast at Hotel. Post breakfast proceed for city tour of Colombo which is the largest city and former administrative capital of Sri Lanka and is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and remnants of a bygone colonial era. Due to its large harbor and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. However it was only made the Capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815. The main city is home to a majority of the Sri Lanka’s corporate offices, restaurants and entertainment venues. On this tour you will visit many of the historical, religious and commercial sites of Colombo including the historic and bustling Fort and Pettah, the elite residential Cinnamon Gardens, the Galle face Green, Viharamahadevi Park and much more. Post tour ,get dropped to House of Fashion Mall ,one of the best shopping mall of Colombo.Transfer back to hotel .Overnight stay at Colombo Hotel.
COLOMBO / DEPARTURE TRANSFER
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and transfer to Airport
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