ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE AND LAST KINGDOM OF SRI LANKA – KANDY
Pickup from hotel at 6.00AM:
Breakfast at Pinnawala (Colombo to Pinnawala 2 ½ Hours)
Entering Pinnawala Elephant orphanage at 8.30 AM: till 10.30 AM:
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants. The orphanage was established to feed, nurse and house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers. Young elephants sometimes fall into pits and ravines in their quest for water during drought period. Other orphans have been displaced from their wild habitat by development projects or have been found abandoned before weaning, diseased or wounded.
Botanical gardens at 12.00 Noon, till 1.30PM:
Once a pleasure garden of a Kandyan Queen this 40 hectares land is a beautiful park with numerous tropical foliage and the best in the Island. The Commander of the allied forces in Southeast Asia Earl Mountbatten had the headquarters in the garden during the Second World war.
Lunch in Kandy at 2.00PM:
Tooth Relic Temple ( Dalada Maligawa ) from 3.00 PM till 4.00PM
The main attraction of the city and also the most sacred Buddhist establishment in Sri Lanka is where one of Buddha’s tooth is being kept.A golden canopy was added recently. Daily rituals are being carried out at various offering times to the shrine. A dress code applies for entering the temple. The magnificence has been enhanced by the octagonal pavilion
Shopping Around Kandy till 5.00PM
Kandyan dancing show 5.00 to 6.00PM:
Leave Kandy at 6.00PM
Reach Colombo at 9.00PM
Total time taken 15Hours. – Travel time 7 ½ hours
Dinner at a hotel