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Do you know within 4 hours of driving you could experience all 4 seasons in scenic Sri Lanka. The Cold, misty, beautiful mountains are situated in the middle of the country. Kandy is the hill capital. The mountain train rides in Sri Lanka is a must do for any traveler. It is one of the most scenic rides you will ever experience with the beautiful scenery couple with lush green Ceylon tea fields. There are many places that you could visit in Hill country Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya the ‘Little England of Sri Lanka’. Bandarawela and Haputale has the best views and Ella is very famous among Europeans. You have to see it to believe.

 
     
 
 

Day 01 - AIRPORT - NEGOMBO

 
         
  Gogo Lanka Hill Country Tours Pic_01   Arrival at the Airport.

You will be met by our staff/tour guide/ driver and will be taken to Negombo hotel to relax after a long flight.

 
         
         
 
     
 
 

Day 02 - NEGOMBO - KANDY

 
         
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Early Breakfast at the hotel and thereafter you will travel to Kandy with a stop at Pinnawala.

Travel Time - Approximately 2 Hours to Pinnawala and Pinnawala to Kandy Approximately 1 hour

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

This is an orphanage and a breeding facility to wild elephants. This was established in 1975. There are more than 80 elephants in the facility. One of the major attractions at this orphanage is where elephants are taken for a bath to the nearby river. More than 24 elephants have borne after pinnawelawa was established.

After the pinnawala you will proceed to the lovely hill capital of Sri Lanka, ‘Kandy’

Kandy

Kandy is the last Capital of the ancient Sri Lankan Kingdom era. It is the most prominent city outside of Colombo and also known as the Hill Capital of Sri Lanka and is the center for Buddhism and Culture.

After resting you will be taken to enjoy a cultural show.

 

 
         
         
 
     
 
 

DAY 3 - KANDY - NUWARA ELIYA

 
         
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After Breakfast you will visit the Dalada Maligawa, the temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy and thereafter proceed to Nuwaraeliya.

Travel Time – Approximately one and half hours

Dalada Maligawa - the temple of the Tooth Relic

Dalada Maligawa temple in Kandy houses the most sacred Buddhist relic, the Tooth of Lord Buddha. It is the most sacred place worshiped by Buddhist around the world. Temple was built in 16th century. Temple is decorated with paintings, sculptures and a golden canopy etc…

Road to Nuwara Eliya

While you are travelling to Nuwaraeliya, you could see the lush green tea fields, picturous mountains and waterfalls. During the drive you could visit a tea factory and taste a cup of pure ‘Ceylon Tea’

Nuwara Eliya

It is known as “Little England” , for its cool climate and the similarity with the English weather and the colonial architecture. It is beautifully situated in the hill country surrounded by acres and acres of green Tea Plantations .

 
         
         
 
     
 
 

DAY 4 - NUWARA ELIYA

 
         
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Nuwara Eliya to Hortain plains to Nuwaraeliya.

Travel Time – Approximately 1 hour

Horton Plains National Park

Horton Plains is the highest plateau in Sri Lanka. Major attraction of the park is ‘Worlds end’ where south part of the plains comes to a sudden end and drops straight down for 840m (2854ft). It is also famous for variety of birds and animals.

 

 

 
         
         
 
     
 
 

DAY 5 - BANDARAWELA - ELLA

 
         
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Nuwara Eliya to Bandarawela/Ella

Travel Time – Approximately one hour

Bandarawela

Bandarawela is a scenic hill country , rich with lush tea gardens. Most of the building in the city is still preserved to give the colonial atmosphere.

Ella

Ella is a small town in hill country of Sri Lanka. Ella is famous for breathtaking scenic views. It is famous for trekking and nature walks. The train journey from Nuwereliya to Ella is popular among the tourist due to beautiful landscaping.

Visit to Adisham Bungalow

Adhisham Bunglow is a monestry as at now. It was built by Sir Thomas Villiers. It is built as a small castle and its furniture and fittings are still preserved and it is open for public. You could enjoy fresh fruit jams/preserves and juices prepared by the monks from s grown in their garden.

 
         
         
 
     
 
 

DAY 6 - BACK TO COLOMBO

 
         
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After the breakfast checkout from the hotel and back to Colombo.

Travel Time – Approximatly five hours

En rout there will be a stop at kitulgala

Kitulgala

Kitulgala is a small town famous for white water rafting and the Oscar winning film The Bridge on the River Kwai” was filmed at Kitulgala.

You will be transferred to a hotel in Colombo or Negombo for your next destination.

 
         
         
 
     
     
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