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Day tour to Shanthipura and Nuwara Eliya from Kandy

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Overview
This day excursion is to Nuwara Eliya and Shanthipura. Shanthipura is the highest village in North East of Sri Lanka and accessible from the Nuwara Eliya Kandy road. Located at the bottom of a hill, this little village gives a panoramic view of the distant blue hills and the lake next to the valley, gradually again going up a slope with the green tea bushes. On reaching Shanthipura, visitors are greeted by the small but beautiful Buddhist pagoda which makes the centerpiece of the village at the tallest place, surrounded by the villagers houses in differing altitudes. You will also get to see the villagers lifestyles and the interesting methods they use to farm on the slopes. From the observation deck there, those who come to see the village can gain spectacular views of Pidurutalagala Mountain, Adam’s Peak, Gregory’s Lake, Hakgala Mountain, Nuwara Eliya town and Kikiliyamana Mountain. The spot is very photogenic and is ideal to capture some great memories.
What to Expect
You will be starting your tour from your hotel in Kandy at 7:00 am in the morning. Our driver will pick you up transfer you to your first destination, which is the Ramboda Falls. This waterfall is 109m high and the 11th highest in Sri Lanka. You will get to the waterfalls at approximately 8:30 am, just as the sun starts glinting over the water, throwing colorful rainbow reflections. You can spend a pleasurable half hour relaxing and refreshing yourself and making some photographic memories too. Then you will continue towards Nuwara Eliya. You will reach your next destination, the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, at 10:00 pm. The gardens are the second largest of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. The garden is famous for the many floral species; especially the Orchids and Roses. The site is also believed to be the location of the legendary Ashoka Vatika from Ramayana; the pleasure gardens where Sita was kept hidden. You will be spending approximately an hour at the gardens. After this you will be travelling to a tea factory. You will get there and have a guided tour for an hour and a half. You will get to see the tea estate and the process of tea plucking, the drying, processing of the leaves and the creation of tea into its various quality levels. You will also be able to purchase some fresh tea leaves at the gift shop and sample a cup of tea with some cake. Then you will be leaving the premises at approximately 1:00 pm and travelling to the town of Nuwara Eliya, which is less than a quarter hour away. You will then be able to have lunch at your own cost, in one of the restaurants recommended by your guide. At 2:30 pm your guide will take on a tour in Nuwara Eliya. The town was one of the prime resort locations of the British during the 18th and 19th century; with white picket fences, elegant manor homes, and vine draped villas. You will be visiting the attractive Old Post Office and will be able to buy some attractive picture postcards of the region there. You will also get to see Gregory Lake, which was named after the British Governor, Sir William Gregory who was key in constructing. At approximately 4:00 pm your driver will take you to Shanthipura, which lies just 15 minutes away from the town. This village is the highest in the entire Northeast region of the island. As such it provides wonderful views of the mountains, valleys and the town of Nuwara Eliya. After taking some excellent photographs and watching the sunset, you will be dropped to hotel in Negombo completing the tour.
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Departure Point

Pickup Details

We can pickup guests from any hotel in Kandy

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  • Kandy, Sri Lanka
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Duration
12h
Return Details
  • Negombo, Sri Lanka
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water 1 liter per person
  • Hotel pickup and drop
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Restroom on board
  • WiFi on board
  • Any entrance fees
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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