Day Tour - Udawalawa


The diversity of Sri Lanka’s destinations and visitor attractions is unique in Asia. Here are some of the highlights to be covered in fascinating depth by Thush Tour Sri Lanka itineraries.
Largest city and major port of Sri Lanka, Colombo is the commercial and administrative heart of this island nation. Much remains from colonial times with public buildings in the Fort district and surrounding streets, while Pettah’s huge bazaar area is a must-see. The National and Dutch museums are worth visiting, as are Hindu and Buddhist temples, Muslim mosques and Christian churches. Stroll around Galle Face Green with its historic Galle Face Hotel and evening food stalls. Colombo also offers diverse shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment activities.
2Galle (116 km south of Colombo)
3Kandy (110 km inland from Colombo)

Ancient cities and monuments

(The places marked * are World Heritage Sites)
An ancient capital dating from the 4th Century BC. Highlights of this extensive site include several huge dagoba (chedi) monuments, consisting of hemispheric bases and towering spires. There are crumbling temples, rock cave shrines and stone-lined bathing reservoirs. An ancient bodhi tree, believed to be the oldest tree in the world, at over 2,000 years, is said to have been grown from the one in Bodhgaya, under which Buddha attained enlightenment. The ruined royal palace has the remains of 1,600 columns, while a number of the monuments are noted for their finely carved stone moonstones guarding entrances.
6National Parks and Wildlife Reserves
7Yala (Ruhuna) National Park
9Horton Plains
10Singharaja Forest
11Adam’s Peak
13Pinnewalla Elephant Orphanage

Hill Stations

1Nuwara Eliya
This gem of a hill resort was created during British times as an escape from the heat of Colombo. Located in the southern hill country, its character is more Little England, or Scotland rather than tropical. Set amid pine forests, with a lovely lake, golf course and colonial style hotels and cottages, this is a delightful place to stay and relax during a busy sightseeing tour.
3Tea and Spice Estates
4Beach Resorts


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