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"Private Tour of Pinnawala
"Private Tour of Pinnawala Kandy and Peradeniya ""You will be picked up form Colombo city or the Colombo International Airport (CMB) or your hotel in Negombo Kochchikada or Waikkal and then proceed to Kandy. En route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage where elephants are well taken care of and being bathed and bottle fed. Later go to a Kandy; Kandy is the cultural symbol of Sri Lanka and you will visi Kandy Lake and Kandy market for handy-craft shopping. When it's lunch time feel free to ask your driver for some recommendations for local restaurants. After lunch visit the Gem Museums and see a cultural show that includes an exciting live fire walking performance. Also stop by the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens that is re including of orchids
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Kandy Day Tour with Visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
"We will pick you up at 8:00 am and start heading towards Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. It was funded in 1975 by the Department of Wild Life Conservation on a 25-acre coconut plantation on the Maha Oya River. The orphanage was established to feed nurse and house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers. The best time to visit is the feeding time and the bathing time when all the elephants are taken to the river close by. On the way you can see the spice garden followed by Kandy Ro 147 acres in extent with more than 4000 species of rare and endemic trees and plants as well as flora from the tropical world. You do not want to miss the Orchid House that has more than 300 varieties of exquisite orchid from the rare indigenous Foxtail and Vesak orchids. You can also see g spice garden double coconut palms cacti
From $30.00
 
Private Day Trip to Kandy from Colombo
"For this tour you will be picked up from your hotel in Colombo or Negombo at 7am and visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage a nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located in the Pinnawala village. At 3pm you will proceed to Kandy and on your way will visit the Spice Garden. Upon arrival to Kandy you will have some time for shopping during a city tour and will also get a chance to watch a cultural show starting at 4:30pm. At 6pm
From EUR113.00

Pilgrimage to Sri-Pada

There are places and places to see in Sri Lanka but just about every place in Asia offers ruins, colonial cities, temples, and natural wonders. This puts a pilgrimage to Sri Pada, AKA Adam's Peak, in...
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Apr 14, 2008

Seema Malakaya

Seema Malakaya is Geoffrey Bawa's jewel: he's the best known architect in Colombo and the creator of this amazing buddhist temple on lake Beira. It's built on three little isletsconnected via a...
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call_me_rhia
Dec 16, 2004

Viharamahadevi Park and very big bats!

Viharamahadevi is the largest, oldest and most colourful park in Colombo. Admittedly Colombo is not well known for its parklands and open spaces (most other parks are just empty areas of dust!) but...
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mafi_moya
Sep 16, 2004

Aukana Buddha

This is a replica from 1970 of the Aukana Buddha in the asisha mudra position (blessing position). The original statue (length of 14 m) stands in Aukana, abt. 50 km south-east from Anuradhapura...
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Jarin
Jul 24, 2004

Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya

The spot on which this vihara stands derived its sanctity in the Buddhist era 2531, with the third visit of the Buddha to this country. He hallowed this ground by His visit accompanied by 500...
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thelittlevoice
May 10, 2004
 
 
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Shopping

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