Travellanka October 2017

95 Touring Sri Lanka | Touring Sri Lanka Day Tours Colombo City City by the sea. Interesting blend of the old &new.Goodshopping,evendesigner labels, handloom and cotton clothing & linen, handmadeleatherhandbagsandshoes,gems & jewellery. You may visit Kelaniya Temple (beautiful mural paintings), Colombo National Museum or drive on to Mt. Lavinia, best beach close to Colombo. Kandy Picturesquely located, no doubt the most beautiful city in the Island. Regarded as Sri Lanka’s cultural centre. You may witness the unique Kandyan Dancing, visit the Dalada Maligawa, golden roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of The Buddha, the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, and shop for gems, jewellery and traditional handicrafts. Visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage en route. Galle Drive along the beautiful Southern coastline to Galle, Dutch fortified city, 17 c. fortress still burstling with life, shop for exquisite handmade lace, en route many beach hotels for a break at Kalutara, Beruwala, Bentota (popular for water sports) Hikkaduwa (famous for corals & tropical fish) Ambalangoda (Masks & Batiks.) Ratnapura The “City of Gems” Gemmining, gemworkshops (gemcutting, polishing, jewellery making), Enchanting drive through rubber plantations and typical Sri Lankan villages. Ceylon blue Sapphires considered the world’s best, and a variety of precious and semi precious gems, including deep red Rubies to Tourmalines of forest green, rich purple amethyst and golden Topaz. Sri Lanka is a paradise for sightseeing, you name it, we have it! And in close proximity too! Within a tiny area of 65,610 . is a package of varied interests. You may travel from Colombo on the West Coast, to the salubrious hill country through breathtaking scenery in 3 to 5 hours. From the lake country with magnificent ruined cities to starkly arid Jaffna and the enchanting East Coast with blue seas and wide beaches, each turn unfolding a different visual tapestry. COLOMBO Negombo TRINCOMALEE JAFFNA ANURADHAPURA Dambulla Mt. Lavinia Kalutara Beruwala Bentota Hikkaduwa Unawatunna YALA POLLONNARUWA GALLE RATNAPURA KANDY NUWARA ELLIYA Sigiriya Udawalawe