Classic Tours – North
North Sri Lanka tour almost covers all of the North in Sri Lanka. It has a lot of significant places in the North and also it has designed in a unique way to get a fabulous experience to the visitors. By engaging with this tour, the visitor will get a unique experience while his/her stay in Sri Lanka. Enjoy your tour in Sri Lanka.
10 Nights 11 DaysRoute: Airport – Kandy – Mee Mure – Dambulla – Sigiriya – Trincomalee – Jaffna – Mannar – Anuradhapura – Negombo – Airport
Day 01 Arrival / Kandy
- Picking up from BIA
- Proceeding to Kandy
- After lunch visiting temple of the tooth
- Evening relaxing by the pool at the hotel Suisse
- Dinner and overnight at hotel Suisse or similar kind of a hotel
Day 02 Kandy / Mee Mure
- After breakfast leaving to Mee Mure
- Visiting the Mee Mure community-based village
- Dinner and overnight at Mee Mure home stay
Day 03 Dambulla
- After breakfast proceeding to Dambulla
- On the way visiting Matale Alu viharaya and Spice garden
- Visiting Dambulla rock cave
- Dinner and overnight at Amaya lake Dambulla or similar kind of a hotel
Day 04 Dambulla / Sigiriya
- After breakfast climbing rock sigiriya
- Evening elephant ride
- Dinner and overnight at Cinnamon lodge habarana or similar kind of a hotel
Day 05 Trincomalee
- After breakfast proceeding to trincomalee
- Visiting pigeon island, hot water wells and nilavali beach
- Dinner and overnight at Trinco Blu by cinnamon or similar kind of a hotel
Day 06 Jaffna
- After breakfast proceeding to Jaffna
- Visiting Nallur Temple and Jaffna fort
- Dinner and overnight at Jetwing Jaffna or similar kind of a hotel
Day 07 Jaffna / Nagadeepa / Point Pedro
- After breakfast proceeding to Nagadeepa island
- After lunch proceeding to point pedro
- Dinner and overnight at jetwing Jaffna or similar kind of a hotel
Day 08 Jaffna / Delft Island / Mannar
- After breakfast proceeding to Delft island
- After lunch proceeding to Mannar
- A small city tour in mannar town to see wild donkeys
- Evening relaxing by the pool at Palmairah House mannar
- Dinner and overnight at Palmairah house mannar or similar kind of a hotel
Day 09 Wilpattu/ Anuradhapura
- After breakfast proceeding to wilpattu national park
- Safari at wilpattu national park
- After Lunch proceeding to Anuradhapura
- Dinner and overnight at Gamodh citadel or similar kind of a hotel
Day 10 Anuradhapura / Anawilundawa / Negombo
- After breakfast proceeding to Anuradhapura city
- Visiting Anuradhapura Cultural aspects
- After lunch proceeding to Negombo via Anawilundawa bird sanctuary
- Dinner and overnight at Jetwing blue Negombo or similar kind of a hotel
Day 11 Negombo / Departure
- After breakfast Negombo city tour and shopping
- After lunch dropping off to BIA
Kandy is the last royal capital of Sri Lanka is a major tourist destination. It is the home of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world and many other temples are located in the city that could be called cultural capital of the island. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988. Kandy is famous for well-known Asala Perahara.
The Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is situated about 5 km to the west of the city centre at Peradeniya and is visited by 2 million people per year. It is the largest botanical garden on the island extending to 147 acres and containing over 4000 species of plants.
Meemure is a small forest village in Sri Lanka with a populace of around 400. It is situated close to the fringe between Kandy District and Matale District in the Knuckles Mountain Range. Meemure is a standout amongst the most remote places in the country with the main access through a 14 km (8.7 mi) trail from the town of Loolwatte. There is no cell benefit accessible in the village, yet a CDMA telephone utility is accessible. There is no regular postal mail conveyance to the town; a villager travels every day to Thapal Junction to trade approaching and active postal mail with a postman. Lakegala mountain is in Meemure town. Inhabitants of the town rely upon a few staple yields including pepper, cardamom, paddy and ginger. The separation from Colombo to meemure distance around 175 KMs.
Dambulla is a huge town, arranged in the Matale District, Central Province of Sri Lanka, arranged 148 km (92 mi) north-east of Colombo and 72 km (45 mi) north of Kandy. Because of its area at a noteworthy intersection, it is the focal point of vegetable dispersion in the nation. Real attractions of the region incorporate the biggest and best saved give in sanctuary complex of Sri Lanka, and the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, acclaimed for being worked in only 167 days. The territory additionally brags the biggest rose quartz mountain run in South Asia, and the Iron wood backwoods, or Namal Uyana Aranya. Ibbankatuwa ancient entombment site close Dambulla give in sanctuary buildings is the most recent archeological site of noteworthy verifiable significance found in Dambulla, which is situated inside 3 km (1.9 mi) of the surrender sanctuaries giving proof of the nearness of indigenous civilizations well before the landing of Indian impact on the Island country
Sigiriya is an antiquated shake post situated in the northern Matale District close to the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name alludes to a site of authentic and archeological essentialness that is overwhelmed by a huge section of shake almost 200 meters (660 ft) high. As indicated by the antiquated Sri Lankan narrative the Culavamsa, this site was chosen by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He constructed his castle on the highest point of this stone and finished its sides with beautiful frescoes. On a little level about most of the way up the side of this stone he constructed a portal as a colossal lion. The name of this place is gotten from this structure — Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock. The capital and the imperial royal residence was deserted after the lord's demise. It was utilized as a Buddhist cloister until the fourteenth century. Sigiriya today is an UNESCO recorded World Heritage Site. It is a standout amongst other protected cases of antiquated urban arranging.
Trincomalee otherwise called Gokanna, is the authoritative base camp of the Trincomalee District and significant resort port city of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. Situated on the east shoreline of the island sitting above the Trincomalee Harbor, 113 miles south of Jaffna and 69 miles north of Batticaloa, Trincomalee has been one of the primary focuses of Sri Lankan Tamil dialect talking society on the island for more than two centuries. With a populace of 99,135, the city is based on a promontory of a similar name, which partitions its internal and external harbors. Individuals from Trincomalee are known as Trincomalians and the neighborhood expert is Trincomalee Urban Council. Trincomalee city is home to the renowned Koneswaram sanctuary implied in its memorable Tamil name Thirukonamalai and is home to other recorded landmarks, for example, the Bhadrakali Amman Temple, Trincomalee, the Trincomalee Hindu Cultural Hall and, opened in 1897, the Trincomalee Hindu College. Trincomalee is additionally the site of the Trincomalee railroad station and an antiquated ship administration to Jaffna and the south side of the harbor at Muttur. The written history of Trincomalee traverses more than more than two thousand years, starting with regular citizen settlement related with the Koneswaram sanctuary in the present-day period. One of the most seasoned urban communities in Asia, it has filled in as a noteworthy sea seaport in the global exchanging history of the island with South East Asia. In the old world, it was progressively the capital of eastern kingdoms of the Vanni nation, creating under the Anuradhapura Kingdom, Pallava Dynasty, Chola Dynasty, Pandyan Dynasty, the Vannimai chieftaincies and the Jaffna kingdom through the Koneswaram holy place's income. Trincomalee's urbanization proceeded when made into an invigorated port town following the Portuguese triumph of the Jaffna kingdom, changing hands between the Danish in 1620, the Dutch, the French after a clash of the American Revolutionary War and the British in 1795, being consumed into the British Ceylon state in 1815. The city's design demonstrates a portion of the best cases of connection amongst local and European styles. Assaulted by the Japanese as a major aspect of the Indian Ocean strike amid World War II in 1942, the city and area were influenced after Sri Lanka picked up freedom in 1948, when the political connection amongst Tamil and Sinhalese individuals weakened, ejecting into common war.
It is home to major maritime and aviation based armed forces bases at the Trincomalee Garrison. The city likewise has the biggest Dutch fortress on the island. The Trincomalee Bay Harbor, crossed over by the Mahavilli Ganga River toward the south, is alluded to as "Gokarna" in Sanskrit, signifying "Dairy animals' Ear", much the same as a few territories of Siva venerate over the Indian subcontinent. Its sacrosanct status to the Hindus has prompted the city being pronounced "Dakshina-Then Kailasam" or "Mount Kailash of the South" and the "Rome of the Pagans of the Orient". The harbor is famous for its vast size and security; not at all like some other in the Indian Ocean, it is available in all climates to all specialty. It has been depicted as the "best harbor on the planet" and by the British, "the most important pilgrim ownership on the globe, as providing for our Indian Empire a security which it had not delighted in from somewhere else". Well known visitor goals incorporate its shorelines at Uppuveli, Salli and Nilaveli, utilized for sanctuary visits, surfing, scuba jumping, angling and whale viewing, and the Kanniya Hot Springs. Trincomalee is served by a ground of the Eastern University, Sri Lanka and has been the motivation of both household and worldwide verse, movies, music and writing for a long time.
Jaffna is a city located in the northern of Sri Lanka. It had opened his doors to tourism in 2009. The city is home to many tourism attractions that includes Nallur kovil, Nagadeepa temple, Neduntivu (Delft island) point Pedro, Jaffna fort, Old buildings and ruins and Jaffna fish market. Among these things, Nedunateevu or neduntivu is famous attraction in Jaffna that is a small island located in Jaffna, Sri lanka. The island was called as Delft island by the Dutch colonials. The island expands for about 50 sq. km. this flat and oval shaped island is usually wind-swept. After reaching to Kurikadduwan, you can take a ferry to the Delft Island. You can see a group of ponies scattering in the ground. The island is surrounded with shallow water and few kinds of aquatic fishes. Palmyra palm trees, dry shrubs and semi arid tropical type plants can be seen. To the west of the island has a ruined complex of south Indian chola Architecture. A ruined dagoba, is positioned beside the ruins.
- Nagadipa Purana viharaya
- Point Pedro
- Jaffna Fort
Nagadipa Purana viharaya basking on the island Nainativu in Jaffna is one of the ideal places to be toured. The famous stupa was being worshipped since from the 1st century. Certainly, the trip to Nagadipa Temple is like an adventure. The route located from Jaffna runs askew along causeway to the Kayts and another cause way to the Punkudativu.
Point Pedro is a town, situated in Jaffna District, Sri Lanka, at the northernmost purpose of the island. Cotton is delivered around Point Pedro in the fruitful calcic red latosol soils. The eastern shore of Point Pedro frames a 3-mile-wide, 20-mile-long shoreline with sand rises up to 100 feet high, stretching out to Thalayady. The permeable soil has a water table profound underground with an expected one billion liters of new water. The Boxing Day tidal wave of 2004 raised the salt substance of the ground water. The tidal wave wrecked parts of the town and submerged a few sections with seawater up to 4 feet down. The town came quickly under the control of the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) amid the mid-1990s, until the Sri Lankan Army recovered it in 1995.
Jaffna Fort is a fortification worked by the Portuguese at Jaffna, Sri Lanka in 1618 under Phillippe de Oliveira following the Portuguese intrusion of Jaffna. The post is situated close Karaiyur. Because of various supernatural occurrences ascribed to the statue of Virgin Mary in the congregation inside the post, Jaffna Fort was named as Fortress of Our Lady of Miracles of Jafanapatão (Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora dos Milagres de Jafanapatão). It was caught by the Dutch under Rijcklof van Goens in 1658 who extended it. In 1795, it was assumed control by the British, and stayed under the control of a British army till 1948. As the main substantial military fortress in the nation, because of the nearness of just government and military structures inside its defenses, it was garrisoned by a unit of the Ceylon Army. With the beginning of the Sri Lankan Civil War it went under attack on a few events and was the scene of pitched fights. From 1986 to 1995 it was under the control of the LTTE amid this time the LTTE obliterated a few of key highlights to stop the Army gaining power because of the site being utilized to arrange assaults however it was recovered by the Sri Lanka Army in 1995 following a 50-day attack amid Operation Riviresa. It was likewise vandalized by local people to revamp houses harmed from the war. Today it remains garrisoned by a unit of the Sri Lanka Army with restricted access to guests and is being remodeled with Dutch funding. Structures inside the fortification incorporate the Governor's habitation (King's House), Queen's House, Kruys Church, the Garrison Parade Ground, Police quarters and a few structures from the Portuguese period.
Wilpattu National Park
Wilpattu National Park is a park located on the Northwest coast of Sri Lanka. The unique feature of this park is the existence of "Willus" (Natural lakes) - Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. The park is located 30 km west Anuradhapura and located 26 km north of Puttalam (approximately 180 km north of Colombo). Nearly sixty lakes (Willu) and tanks are found spread throughout Wilpattu. Wilpattu is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka. Wilpattu is among the top national parks world-renowned for its leopard population. A remote camera survey was conducted in Wilpattu from July to October 2015 by the Wilderness & Wildlife Conservation Trust. A sample of forty nine individual leopards were photo-captured in the surveyed area and the core area density was between that of Yala National Park and Horton Plains National Park.
In addition to that there are many types of vegetation to be found in Wilpattu, including littoral vegetation, such as salt grass and low scrub monsoon forest with tall emergents, such as palu,and satin,milla, weera, ebony and wewarna and 31 species of mammals have been identified within Wilpattu national park. Mammals that are identified as threatened species living within the Wilpattu National Park are the elephant, sloth bear, leopard and water buffalo, sambhur, spotted deer, mongoose, mouse and shrew are more of Wilpattu's residents.
Mannar in the past spelled Manar, is an extensive town and the main town of Mannar District, Northern Province, Sri Lanka. It is represented by an Urban Council. The town is situated on Mannar Island neglecting the Gulf of Mannar and is home to the notable Ketheeswaram sanctuary. Mannar is known for its baobab trees and for its fortification, worked by the Portuguese in 1560 and taken by the Dutch in 1658 and reconstructed; its bulwarks and bastions are flawless; however, the inside is generally demolished. Some time ago the town was prestigious as a focal point of pearl angling, specified in the second century CE Periplus of the Erythraean Sea. Visually, the cutting-edge town is ruled by its Hindu sanctuaries, mosques and churches. The Catholic Church has a bishopric headquartered in the town. By rail the town is associated with whatever remains of Sri Lanka by the Mannar Line. It was occupied by LTTE amid Sri Lankan Civil War in the vicinity of 1983 and 2009.
Anuradhapura, the greatest monastic city of the ancient world that date from the middle of the 5th century B.C. continued the proud seat of kingdom of Sri Lanka until the 11th century A.D. Today Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is replete with renovated monuments, restored edifices, preserved ruins and historical sites where the archeological excavations are still being continued. Anuradhapura was the cradle of glorious Sinhalese Buddhist civilization. The pride of place in Anuradhapura was taken by the ancient stupas and ancient reservoirs. Towering stupas (dagobas) of stupendous domes, the marvels of ancient civil engineering, were built having taken into the account the effects of lightening on high rise constructions, among numerous other engineering factors. The vast rainwater reservoirs built by crossing rivers with enormous dams and controlling the outlets with "Bisokotuwa" (Sinhala: Queens enclosure-no entry, of course) valve pits (sluice gate), extend lifeline to Anuradhapura district to date.
Among the other tourist attractions at Anuradhapura are magnificent rock carvings of monumental richness and remarkable grace; colossal stone pillars that stand proud amidst the ruins of royal palaces, Buddhist monasteries and temples; magnificent stone cut swimming pools of sophisticated hydrology.
Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary
The Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary is arranged in the Puttalam locale in the North Western area of the nation; amongst Chilaw and Puttlam – to be more particular - it is arranged between the drift and the Chilaw-Puttlam railroad line. The uniqueness of Anawilundawa is its quick vicinity to three boundlessly extraordinary biological systems; the drift, the mangroves and the new water tanks making it one of the six RAMSAR Wetlands in Sri Lanka. This novel natural setting has made it a positive settling and rearing ground for several types of feathered creatures. It is set out on 1,397 hectares of woodland land and contains nine tanks; six monster artificial falling tanks specifically Pinkattiya, Maradansola, Anawilundawa, Mayyawa, Surawila and Vellawali and three optional tanks, everyone associated with the other and filling in as one unit. These tanks store water for water system and development and goes about as a characteristic natural surroundings and shelter for 150 types of water feathered creatures notwithstanding a couple of types of undermined Fish, Amphibians, Mammals, and Reptiles. A portion of the Bird species found here are a vast rearing state of Herons, the Open-charge, Great cormorant, White ibis, Egret, Stalk, Pheasant followed jacna and the Purple bog hen. An aggregate of 20 types of well evolved creatures have been recorded here, this incorporates the Rusty spotted feline, Fishing feline, the Indian otter, Slender loris, Toque monkey and 74 types of butterflies. Most endemic and inhabitant flying creatures can be watched directly during that time while the transients are best observed between the long periods of October and April. Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary is an incredible most loved among winged animal watchers and nature darlings, who come here to spot uncommon feathered creatures, watch their conduct in their indigenous habitat and enjoy some awesome photography.