85 kms and approximately 02 – 03 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration
After Breakfast Proceed to Pinnawala
Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Do Elephant Back ride in Pinnawala
Proceed to Peradeniya
Visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden
Visit Gem Museum
Visit Oak Ray Traditional Wood Carving
Visit Silk & Batik Factory
Return to the hotel
Overnight stay in Kandy
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage:
is a home for about 60 elephants (out of which around 50 are baby elephants) found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared, fed and trained by the wild life authority. The best time for your visit is at 9 in the morning, when you will have the opportunity of seeing these ‘babes’ being bottle-fed. You could also see the elephants having their daily baths at a river close by.
Peradeniya - Botanical Gardens:
was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers.
Sri Lanka has produced some of the most precious gem stones that world has ever known. Most of the world’s celebrated coloured precious gems have been discovered in Sri Lanka. The largest ,the second largest and the third largest blues sapphires in the world, largest Star Ruby, Largest cat's eye, Largest Alexandrite were found in Sri Lanka. A 105 carat cat's eye gem stone of Sri Lankan origin was cherished by 4 British monarchs: Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII and Queen Elizabeth II. The world famous 18 carat blue sapphire worn by Princess Diana later given to Catherine Kate by Prince William was from Sri Lanka.
Oak Ray Traditional Wood Carving:
Quality-oriented woodcarving manufacturers and pay exquisite attention to your detail needs. Backed by a team of master craftsmen in various fields they create some of the best masterpieces. As Sri Lanka’s best wood carving exporters we take great care to quality check each piece for finishing and packaging before it leaves. The result - a long list of satisfied customers spread all over the world.
Batiks incorporate many motifs and colours, some traditional, others highly contemporary and individual. Many display a vigorousness of design related to their origin. The material created by the batik-makers is used to produce distinctive dresses, shirts, sarongs and beachwear well-suited for tropical climes.