Sri Lanka is one of the most famous tourist destinations. Enriched with natural beauty, it is given the pseudonym – The Pearl of the Indian Ocean. This small island is visited by a vast variety of tourists from all around […]
Sri Lanka is one of the most famous tourist destinations. Enriched with natural beauty, it is given the pseudonym – The Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
This small island is visited by a vast variety of tourists from all around the world. Christian Pilgrims are prominent among them.
They visit Sri Lanka not only to witness the Churches in here but also to be blessed from the quintessence of the God and Jesus.
We have designed Christian tours in Sri Lanka now, due to the increasing demands from tourists.
Day One: Bandaranaike International Airport to Colombo (35km – 40minutes)
The guide assigned by GSS Rose Tours will meet you and greet you at the airport on arrival.
Transfer to hotel in Colombo. En route have early lunch at a restaurant.
Visit the Wolvendall Church, Colombo.
Visit ST.Anthony’s Church – Kochchikade
Proceed to Global Towers Hotel or similar hotel in Colombo.
In the evening embark on a Colombo city tour.
Colombo is a modern city which blends the beauty of the old world charm and modern day development.
The busy Bazaar, Fort & Pettah area, Old Dutch church, Kovil, Temple in Gangaramaya, Town Hall, Independence square and other areas in Colombo
could be explored whilst on tour apart from the bargain shopping at popular stores.
What was once a swamp adjoining the famous Beira Lake, a landmark in the capital city,
is today a vibrant complex comprising the Gangaramaya temple, the ‘seema malaka’ – an assembly hall for monks – in the picturesque Beira Lake and a vocational training institute.
The temple has been in existence for over 120 years having being established by one of the most famous scholar monks,
Venerable Hikkaduwe Sri Sumanagala Nayaka Thera, founder of the Vidyodaya Pirivena, originally an institute of oriental learning for monks, now a State University – Sri Jayewardenapura University.
Return to the hotel in Colombo.
Dinner & Overnihgt at the hotel in Colombo.
Day Two: Colombo / Kandy (125km Approx. 03hours 30minutes)
Have breakfast at the hotel and leave for Kandy en route visit the following Churches.
Visit Basilica Church, Ragama
Have lunch at a restaurant.
Proceed to The Nationl Seminary Ampitiya.
Proceed to Oak Ray Regency Hotel or similar hotel in Kandy.
In the evening embark on a Kandy city tour.
In 1592 Kandy became the capital city of the last remaining independent kingdom in Sri Lanka after the coastal regions had been conquered by the Portuguese.
Invasions by the Portuguese and the Dutch (16th, 17th and 18th century) and also by the British (most notably in 1803) were repelled.
The last ruling dynasty of Kandy was the Nayaks of Kandy. Kandy preserved its independence until it finally fell to the British in 1815.
The British deposed the king, Sri Vikrama Rajasinha, and all claimants to the throne, thus ending the last traditional monarchy of Sri Lanka, and replaced it with their monarchy.
As the capital, Kandy had become home to the relic of the tooth of the Buddha which symbolizes a 4th-century tradition that used to be linked to royalty since the protector of the relic was seen fit to rule the land.
Thus, the Royal Palace and the Temple of the Tooth were associated with the administrative and religious functions of the capital city. Even after its conquest by the
British, Kandy has preserved its function as the religious capital of the Sinhalese and a place of pilgrimage for Buddhists, namely those belonging to the Theravada school.
Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar, The arts & crafts centre, a Gem museum and a lapidary.
In the evening don’t miss the cultural dance show that begins at 05.00pm.
Kandy cultural show (Kandy Dance) program. Is one of the famous evening events not to be missed when visiting this heritage city.
It starts in the evening and runs for more than 1 hr. Listen to the captivating traditional drummers and be mesmerized viewing the many different art forms from the up country and low country of the island.
The spectacular fire dancers and other folklore, Demon dancers, Traditional Kandyan dancers are a definite breathtaking experience to the locals and visitors alike.
Return to the hotel in Kandy.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel in Kandy.
Day Three: Kandy / Nuwara Eliya (80km Approx. 02hours 45minutes)
Have breakfast at the hotel and leave for Nuwara Eliya. En route visit St. Xavier and Holy Trinity Church.
Visit a tea factory.
Proceed to Nuwara Eliya and embark on a city tour. Have lunch at a restaurant.
Nuwara Eliya, Blessed with a salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery; it’s hard to imagine that Nuwara Eliya is only 180 Km from the hot and humid Colombo.
Nuwara Eliya (City of Lights), also known as ‘Little’ England’, was the favorite hill station of the British who tried to create Nuwara Eliya into a typical English Village.
The old brick Post office, country house like hill club, with it’s hunting pictures, mounted hunting trophies and fish, and it’s strict formal dinner attire; the 18 hole golf course, race course etc., all remind you of ‘England’.
Proceed to Summer Hill Breeze Hotel or similar hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day Four: Nuwara Eliya / Kalutara (195km Approx. 06hours)
After breakfast at the hotel leave for Kalutara. Have lunch at a restaurant.
Proceed to Coco Royal Beach Resort or similar hotel in Kalutara.
Rest & Leisure at the hotel in Kalutara. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel in Kalutara.
Day Five: Kalutara / Galle / Kalutara (170km Approx. 02hours 45minues)
Have breakfast at the hotel and commence excursion to Galle.
Visit the churches in the gale fort and also embark on a Galle city tour.
Galle fort was built first by the Portuguese, then modified by the Dutch during the 17th century. Even today, after 400 years of existence, it looks new and polished with reconstruction work done by Archaeological
Department of Sri Lanka. Today Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world.
Have lunch at a restaurant.
Return to Kalutara. En route consider the following.
Enjoy a boat ride in Balapitiya.
Enjoy a boat trip in Balapitiya exploring the surrounding where you could witness the beauty and calmness of the varied flora, fauna, bird life and the scenic little freshwater islands within the system of inland waters of the Madhu Ganga.
Visit the Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda.
Kosgoda is famous for its turtle hatchery- operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction. The hatchery pays fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the sandy beach.
Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness.
Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.
Return to the hotel in Kalutara.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel in Kalutara.
Day Six: Kalutara
After breakfast at the hotel enjoy the facilities the hotel has to offer. Rest & Leisure at the hotel
Have lunch at the hotel.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel in Kalutara.
Day Seven: Kalutara
After breakfast at the hotel leave for airport in time for flight out of Sri Lanka.
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