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Sri Lanka Cultural & Nature Tours

Allow Chauffeur Emil Lanka to take you a trip that fits you. Culture and Nature tour offer an incredible opportunities for travelers in search of Historical Site, Experience Wildlife in Natural habitats, Scenic Beauty, Leisure at Golden Sandy Beaches, Adventure Trekking and some of Educational experience about Sri Lankan Culture.

  • Day 1 - Airport - Yapahuwa Temple - Mihintale

    Arrive at Katunayaka International Airport. Transfer to a Yapahuwa, evening visit Mihintale.

    Start the Journey from Yapahuwa Temple.

    Yapahuwa was one of the ephemeral capitals of medieval Sri Lanka. The citadel of Yapahuwa lying midway between Kurunagala and Anuradhapura was built around a huge granite rock rising abruptly almost a hundred meters above the surrounding lowlands. Of all the ancient ruins in the country the Rock Fortress Complex of Yapahuwa is considered to be quite remarkable despite the fact that it isn't famous among most visitors. However, it is renowned as one of the best archeological site in the country.

  • Evening visit Mihintale
  • Mihintale Mountain, with the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, began to serve as a residential area for the venerable monks headed by Arahath Mahinda Mahathera. But soon, with the royal patronage, the sanctuary housed a multitude of with monastic buildings-stupas, uposathgharas, bodhigharas- to serve the monks. Sixty eight cave dwellings provided the monks shade and shelter.

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    Overnight stay in Anuradapuraya or Mihintale

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  • Day 2 - Trincomali - Piegon Island - Dolphin See - Or Marble Beach - Fish Market Mutur

    Visit Trincomali and then start the journey.

    Pigeon Island

    Pigeon Island is located around 1 km away from the Nilaveli beach. This is consists of two islands, one is small and other one is larger in size. This is one of the best places to see corals. This island got it's name because of the Rock Pigeons live over there. In year 2003 Pigeon island was designated as a nation park in Sri Lanka. earlier it was a sanctuary. This island was used by British army as a place for shooting practice in early world war time.

    Watching Dolphin

    Trincomalee is rapidly emerging as internationally important dolphin watching destination. Blue whales in particular (plus smaller numbers of sperm whales) can regularly be seen around six to eight nautical miles east of Trincomalee (about 30min by boat), Dolphins (mainly Spinner) are also regularly seen. Most sightings occur between March/April and August/September, as whales continue their migrations around the island from the south coast (where they mainly congregate from December to April) – this means that Sri Lanka offers around ten months of continuous whale & dolphin watching annually at different points around the coast.

    Marble Beach

    About 17km south of Trincomali, there's a turn-off on the left for Marble Beach (signposted just before the Kinniya bridge), a glorious cove bookended by wooded headlands. Run by the air force, there is a resort at the north end of the cove.

    Fish Market Mutur

    Fishy interest is provided at the raucous daily fish market near the bus station.

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    Overnight stay in Nilaveli Beach

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  • Day 3 - Polonnaruwa (Medirigiriya Watadage) - Jeep Safari (Minneriya Or Kaudulla National Park)

    Visit Polonnaruwa and then start the journey.

    Medirigiriya is a town located in Polonnaruwa District in North Central Province, Sri Lanka. The elevation of the town is 61 m (200 ft). The famous archaeological site of Medirigiriya Vatadage is located about 1 km (0.62 mi) from the town Centre. Medirigiriya Vatadage is situated in middle of a dry zone forest area adding to its mystic view and has a history going back to the pre-Christian times. The brami characters found on the bricks and the some of the stone carvings is an indication of the long history of this site.

    Evening visit Safari (Minneriya or Kaudulla national park)

    Minneriya National Park is located 182 km away from Colombo in the North Central Plains of Sri Lanka. The major city closest to Minneriya National Park is Polonnaruwa. Being part of the elephant corridor which joins up with Kaudulla and Wasgomuwa parks, Minneriya National Park gives the opportunity to see herds of Elephants throughout the year.May to October is the best period to visit Minneriya National Park in view of the famous Gathering of the wild elephants.

    Kaudulla National Park is located 190 km away from Colombo in the Polonnaruwa district of the north central province of Sri Lanka. Kaudulla National Park was opened in 2002 providing the elephants more expanses in the wilderness, in the process connecting to the elephant corridor between Minneriya and Wasgomuwa national parks to the south. Kaudulla also connects Somawathiya National Park to the east. The centerpiece of the park, Kaudulla reservoir draws herds of elephants during the dry season. September and October are the best times to visit Kaudulla to enjoy the sight of large herd of elephant.

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    Overnight stay in Polonnaruwa

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  • Day 4 - Sigiriya - Pidurangala Rock - Village Safari

    Visit Sigiriya and then start the journey.

    Sigiriya

    Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress located in the Matale district near Dambulla town in the Central Province. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle, the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kashyapa (477- 495 CE) as his new capital. He built his palace on top of the rock and decorated its sides with colorful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion.

    Pidurangala Rock

    Pidurangala is a massive rock formation located a few kilometers north of Sigiriya in Sri Lanka. Once you finally reach the top of Pidurangala Rock you will be greeted by a magnificent vista similar to that from the top of Sigiriya. On the highest point of Pidurangala Rock is a pile of rubble which is the remains of a stupa.

    Evening Visit Village Safari

    Experience Sri Lankan rural life this holiday season with the Village Tours offered by Lakpura. Spend time with the villagers and understand their lifestyles. Engage in many rural activities that are part of the everyday lives of the villagers; such as oxen cart rides, a catamaran rides and a walks through the fields. Learn to cook traditional Sri Lankan food. End your tour with an exceptionally delicious buffet lunch, served in a rustic Sri Lankan fashion. This is your truly Sri Lankan holiday experience

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  • Day 5 - Dambulla Cave Temple - Nalada Gedige - Ritigala - Namal Uyana Pink Quartz Mountain

    Visit Dambulla Cave Temple and then start the journey.

    The Rock Temple of Dambulla, called Jumbukola Vihara (Dambulla Cave Temple) in the (Mahavamsa)-the principal Pali Chronicle of Sri Lanka, is situated about forty seven miles north west of Kandy, the last capital of the Sinhalese kings, on the main road to Anuradhupura. It is home to the Worlds most acclaimed Cave complex of magnificent Buddha Images and Rock Paintings of vivid colours and shapes constructed and painted from around 2nd Century BC (Anuradhapura era ) and continued up to the Kandyan era of the 18th Century. Sinhalese people call it as ' Dambulu Gala' ( Dambulla Rock) and the Temple is called as the ' Rangiri Dambulu Viharaya' (Golden Rock Dambulla Temple).

    Nalanda Gedige

    Nalanda Gedige is an ancient and mysterious edifice near Matale that has confounded researchers with its strange mix of Hindu and Buddhist architecture. Nalanda Gedige was designed in the standard framework of a Hindu temple; with a mandapams or halls used for events, an entrance passage which was originally roofed, a main central shrine, and an ambulatory round this holy center

    Evening visit Kandy view Point

    Kandy is a large city in central Sri Lanka. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest. The city's heart is scenic Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake), which is popular for strolling. Kandy is famed for sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) shrine.

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    Overnight stay in Dambulla

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  • Day 6 - Kandy Tooth Relic Temple - Lankathilaka Viharaya - Gadaladeniya Temple - Kandy City Tour

    After the break fast we drive to Kandy

    Kandy Tooth Relic Temple

    The Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, sri dalada Maligawa is in the centre of the city, the highest venerated religious place with steeped in cultural heritage attracting the highest respect of the Buddhists as well as the other religions all over the world. The beautiful magnificent temple was built by late king Vimaladharmasooriya 1st in 1592 AD.

    Lankathilaka viharaya

    Lankatilaka Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple situated in Udunuwara of Kandy, Sri Lanka. The temple was designed by the South Indian architect Sthapati Rayar. According to the opinions of researchers; the temple combines the design elements of the Polonnaruwa era architecture with that of Dravidian (India) and Indo-Chinese design. At the time of construction the temple was a four storied edifice of eighty feet, built on uneven bedrock using a granite based foundation. The temple structure is such that it radiates from the centre in the four cardinal directions, like a cross.

    Gadaladeniya Viharaya

    Gadaladeniya Temple is located at Pilimathalawa, Kandy. When you are driving from Colombo to Kandy, Gadaladeniaya temple road is at your right hand side. After taking that turn from Pilimathalawa, you have to travel another 2 km. The famous Embekke Devalaya and Lanka Thilaka Viharaya also located close by. The Gadaladeniya temple is located in a small hilltop, but can easily reach from the main road. If you are coming by a small vehicles like a car or a van, you can just drive up. Once you are in the summit, you can get a good view of the surrounding area from here.

    Kandy City Tour

    Kandy is a large city in central Sri Lanka. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest. The city's heart is scenic Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake), which is popular for strolling. Kandy is famed for sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) shrine.

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    Overnight stay in Kandy

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  • Day 7 - Nuwara-Eliya - Ramboda Water Fall

    After the break fast we drive to Nuwara - Eliya.

    Nuwara - Eliya

    Nuwara Eliya is a city in the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka. The naturally landscaped Hakgala Botanical Gardens displays roses and tree ferns, and shelters monkeys and blue magpies. Nearby Seetha Amman Temple, a colorful Hindu shrine, is decorated with religious figures. Densely forested Galway's Land National Park is a sanctuary for endemic and migratory bird species, including bulbuls and flycatchers.

    Ramboda Water Fall

    Rivers, as they flow over uneven ground or down mountains, often split into tributaries or form waterfalls. Sometimes two tributaries of the same river may form twin waterfalls very close to each other as the water spills down cliffs and rocks. However, it is quite uncommon for the tributaries to combine after forming the waterfalls making a Y shape.

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    Overnight stay in Nuwara-eliya

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  • Day 8 - Hortan Plains - Train To Ella

    After the break fast we drive to Hortan Plains and Evening by Train to Ella

    Hortan Plains

    Horton Plains in Sri Lanka, is the coldest and windiest location in the country. It consists of ecosystems such as Montane evergreen forests, grasslands, marshy lands and aquatic ecosystem. The Climate of Horton Plains is that of a wet Montane forest. The average annual temperature of 14-16⁰ Centigrade while the humidity is relatively low at 65%. Though annual rainfall of the highlands is about 2540mm, Horton Plains records over 5000 mm of rainfall annually.

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  • Day 9 - Ella - Little Adam's Peack - Nine Arch Bridge - Dunhidha Water Fall

    After the break fast we drive to Ella

    Ella

    Ella is a small town in the Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 200 kilometres east of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 1,041 metres above sea level. The area has a rich bio-diversity, dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna.

    Little Adam's Peack.

    Little Adams Peak whether considering the word ‘Little’,it is named after the sacred Adams Peak (Sri Pada –where the foot print of Lord Buddha is preserved) regarding the similarity between the two mountains. Therefore the mountain was called as Little Adams Peak.

    Nine arch bridge

    The Nine Arch Bridge in Ella is on the Demodara loop and spans 91 meters at a height of 24m. The beautiful nine arches make it a very picturesque spot especially as it is located in a dense jungle and agricultural setting. Behind the railway, a forest is booming and below, tea leaves are being cultivated.

    Dunhida water fall

    Dunhinda Falls is a waterfall located about 5 kilometres from Badulla town in Sri Lanka.The Dunhinda Falls is one of Sri Lanka's most beautiful waterfalls.The waterfall, which is 64 metres high gets its name from the smoky dew drops spray, which surrounds the area at the foot of the waterfall.

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    Overnight stay in Ella

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  • Day 10 - Yala Safari - Kataragama Temple

    Yala Safari

    Of all the National Parks in Sri Lanka, Yala National Park gives the best opportunity to witness Sri Lanka’s broad variety of wildlife: colorful painted stork in troops are seen perched at the shores of lagoon where the crocodiles too have chosen to doze off; lovely fantailed peacocks in their resplendent blues and greens parade about amidst the woods where monkeys hang, leap and chatter; in the bush jungle are the Elephants; crossing the tracks and wandering off into the thorny scrub jungle is the star attraction of the park: the leopard.

    Kataragama Temple

    Kataragamam temple in Kataragama, Sri Lanka, is a temple complex dedicated to Buddhist guardian deity Kataragama deviyo and Hindu War God Murugan. It is one of the few religious sites in Sri Lanka that is venerated by the Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and the Vedda people.

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    Overnight stay in Thissamaharamaya

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  • Day 11 - Thangalla Beach - Live Turtal Watch (Rekawa)

    After the break fast we drive to Tangalla Beach

    Thangalla Beach

    Tangalla is the gateway to the wide-open spaces and wide-open beaches of southeast Sri Lanka. It's the last town of any size before Hambantota and has some old-world charm..

    Live Turtal Watch

    Sri Lanka is globally recognised as one of the few places in the world where you can observe marine turtles in their natural habitat. The Turtle can only be approached when she starts laying the eggs because by then she is engaged in a very mechanical, almost trance-like behavior and it is unlikely for her to be frightened by spectators.

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    Overnight stay in Tangalla

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  • Day 12 - Mirissa Beach | Weligama Beach | Mirissa (Blue Whales Watching)

    After the break fast we drive to Mirissa

    Mirissa Beach

    Mirissa is a beautiful beach, with a relaxed and laid back atmosphere. Along the beach are plenty of small restaurants and cafes, serving delicious and fresh seafood. After dark, the restaurants put out tables on the beach, light lanterns and candles, and serve seafood barbecues.

    Weligama Beach

    Weligama, translated as sandy village, is a great place to learn to surf, about a two kilometre stretch of shallow sandy beach. One of the best places in south Sri Lanka to discover a connection with the ocean and catch your first wave. Get there for first light and surf till sunrise, it usually quiet until 8am so a good time to practice on uncontended waves.

    Blue Whales Watching

    We Take an exciting yet comfortable boat trip out to sea and be fortunate to see Blue Whales; the largest creatures on earth, Bryde’s Whales, Sperm Whales, Killer Whales and Fin Whales. The ever smiling, mischievous dolphins will put on a show while some of the oldest and the largest sea creatures, the humpback and the blue whales, will nonchalantly glide past you, when you embark on a whale/ dolphin watching excursion off the Southern, Eastern or the West coast of Sri Lanka.

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  • Day 13 - Galle Fort - Madu River Boat Safari - Meetiyagoda National Moonstone

    The Galle Fort, or Dutch Fort as it is also known, is a fortification first built by the Portugese on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. The initial fortifications, which were built in the late 16th century, were quite basic. However the fort underwent extensive modifications in the 17th century by the Dutch, making it one of the most important archeological, architectural and historic monuments to illutrate the European influence in South East Asia between the 16th and 19th centuries.

    Madu River Boat Safari

    Take a magical speed-boat ride down the beautiful Madu River, a wetland estuary spreading over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares is covered with water and inhabited with 64 islands.Get a chance to see crocodiles, water snakes, tree snakes and wild boars in their natural habitat.

    Meetiyagoda is just a couple of kilometres from the coast, midway between Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa, sitting over the earth’s largest pegmatite vein of moonstone. The ten mines in Meetiyagoda are by far the world’s primary source of blue moonstones. The term moonstone was originally coined by the ancient Greeks to describe a particular gemstone that seemed to hold the ethereal light of the moon in solid form.

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    Overnight stay in Mirissa

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  • Day 14 - Airport

    Dropdown at Katunayaka Airport

    Rivers, as they flow over uneven ground or down mountains, often split into tributaries or form waterfalls. Sometimes two tributaries of the same river may form twin waterfalls very close to each other as the water spills down cliffs and rocks. However, it is quite uncommon for the tributaries to combine after forming the waterfalls making a Y shape.

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