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Water Front

Wish for some sun, sea and sand, away from the dreary routine? This package might be what you would be looking for. Ideal for a short break over a long weekend, yet packing in most of your holiday-requirements, this tropical holiday in Sri Lanka's popular coastal cities over 4-5 days is a great beach holiday that will leave you refreshed at the end of it.

  • City-tour and shopping at Colombo
  • Boatride on River Madhu &amp
  • Turtle Hatchery near Bentota
  • The Dutch Fort at Galle<br>
Day 1
Arrive at Colombo Bandaranayake International Airport, and drive to Colombo to start your holiday. Colombo is the largest city, and the financial and commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo is a busy and vibrant city with a fusion of modern and colonial impression. You can find buildings influenced by the colonial Portuguese, Dutch and British styles alongside Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic structures. The city is also known for its shopping districts. You have the day to explore the city. You will be coming back on the last day before leaving, so you can have a relaxed trip and put off some shopping and sight-seeing for later as well. Retire for the night at Hotel in Colombo.
Day 2
After breakfast, drive to Bentota. Major sight-seeing around Bentota consists of a boat ride on the river Madhu, and visiting the Turtle Hatcheries. The Boat-ride is very scenic, passing by mangrove islets in the river, while sinking in the natural surroundings. You can also visit the more exclusive Turtle Hatchery, which is a nesting site for Turtles opened by the Wildlife Protection Society. Apart from this, you can also spend your day relaxing on the beaches of Bentota. A lot of water-sports are also available for the adrenaline-junkies. The overnight stay will be in the Hotel at Bentota.
Day 3
After breakfast, you will be driven to Galle, a beautiful little harbour-city with a rich colonial history. The Chinese and the Arabians frequented the port, before it was taken over by the Dutch and subsequently by the British. Apart from simply spending your time in the city, you can visit the Dutch Fort. This is the most popular site in Galle, and is named a UNESCO heritage site owing to its archaeological reserves. You can explore the Dutch Museum inside the Fort. You will spend the night in the hotel in Galle.
Day 4
Today you will head back to Colombo. You can relax for the reminder of the day here, or catch up on shopping or any other sight-seeing you might have put off for later from the first day. Odel, House of Fashion, Beverly Street, Majestic City, Noritake, etc are recommended.
Day 5
Return form Colombo
Check-out after breakfast and leave for the airport to return home. The airport is located an hour?s drive from the city, so plan accordingly.
Colombo - Concord OR Pegasus OR Cinnamon Lake Side
Bentota - Tapro Spa Foot Print OR Club Bentota OR Heritance Ahungalla
Situated on the west coast, Colombo is a major metropolitan city of the isle of Sri Lanka and also the busiest and most populated. A beautiful city with a breathtaking concoction of ancient as well as modern-day architecture, Colombo is one of the most beautiful places to visit not only in the country but also in the sub-continent. Having an amazing collection of monasteries, temples, museums as well as natural retreats, Colombo is definitely a place to have on your bucket list.
  • Known to have some of the best beach resorts in the sub-continent
  • Amazing colonial architecture and world renowned centre for Buddhism
  • Commercial and financial capital of Sri Lanka
  • Known to have some of the best restaurants in the sub-continent
  • Fantastic collection of Museums, Zoo parks and art galleries
  • A major cultural hub of the island as well as the sub-continent
A superbly fortified city which was built by the Portuguese centuries ago. Located in the South West part of the country, Galle is known to be the fourth largest city in the country and serves as one of the city's administrative capitals. Defined by the majestic Fort and also known to house some of the most prominent monuments, Galle is one of the flagship tourism cities of Sri Lankan Tourism.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Known for Galle Fort, which stands firm despite the 2004 Tsunami
  • Was first fortified by the Portuguese during the 16th century
  • Later Fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century
  • Known to have some of the main Shiva temples on the island
  • The distinctive ramparts of the Fort which act as a stand-alone retreat for travelers.
Two of the most exotic and breathtaking beaches in Sri Lanka promising you an amazing retreat nothing short of fun and frolic. These two are also among the most visited coastal areas by travelers coming in from all over the world. One of the best destinations in the sub-continent for water sports and spiritual retreats, you?re sure to enjoy!
  • A major global centre for Ayurveda
  • Known for it's exotic hotels and beach resorts
  • Best place for Water sports
  • Production of Toddy
  • One of the major centre for turtle conservation
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