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WT-SA03:12 Days Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Chennai - Colombo - Negombo - Dambulla - Sigiriya - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Ella - Tangalle
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    1
    Arrival in Chennai

    Welcome to Chennai! You will be greeted by our guide at the airport. Then a comfortable transfer will take you to the hotel in downtown. After a short break, we will start off the journey to the Government Museum exhibiting fantastic Roman artistic works. We will have a special visit of the highlights, Bronze and National Galleries, inside to admire elaborate carvings and statues. After that, you will pass by the bustling Flower and Fruit Market by our vehicle. Next we will proceed to the scarlet High Court and then tour around the Fort Museum. Later you will be led to Marina Beach and take pictures of the nearby Santhome Cathedral. At the end of the day, we will conclude our tour with a visit to the Snake Park.

    Meals: No meals, advice freely available
    Accommodation: Park Hotel (5 stars)

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    2
    Chennai - Mahabalipuram

    After breakfast, we will take a private ride to Mahabalipuram. En route, alight at Kanchipuram to sight-see some relics of ancient temples, such as Ekambareswarar, Kailasanathar, Sri Kamakshi and Varadarajaswamy. Then, continue our drive to Mahabalipuram and get lodged a hotel upon arrival.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Chariot Beach Resort (4 stars)

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    3
    Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry

    This morning, we will set out for an exploration of cave temples and Mandapams cuts in rocks along the coast of Mahabalipuram, which are World Heritage Sites recognized by UNESCO. After that, our Chennai to Sri Lanka package extends to Pondicherry. You will be transferred there by our vehicle and check in a local hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Accord (5 stars)

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    4
    Pondicherry

    As a colony of France once, Pondicherry is characterized by graceful French colonial-style buildings along the boulevards. With the company of our guide, you will take a leisurely wander of the French Quarter there. As well, you are able to view some traditional Indian buildings strolling around the Indian Quarter.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Accord (5 stars)

  • Day
    5
    Pondicherry - Chennai - Colombo - Negombo

    Check out the hotel and then you will take a private transfer to Chennai Airport for your onward flight to Colombo, Sri Lanka. Our local driver guide will pick you up at the airport and escort you to check in a hotel in Negombo. After settling in, you may spend the rest of the day exploring this coastal city by yourself.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Jetwing Sea Hotel (4 stars)

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    6
    Negombo - Dambulla - Sigiriya

    After breakfast, we will continue our Sri Lanka tour from Chennai to Sigiriya by a road trip. As we pass by Dambulla, we will spend some time exploring Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Dambulla Cave Temple. Meanwhile, you are able to obtain a unique experience of riding an elephant across farmlands and jungles in Habarana Village.

    Upon arrival in Sigiriya, you will be led to check in a high-end hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Camellia Resort and Spa (4 stars)

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    7
    Sigiriya

    Today's Sri Lanka tour from India includes two historical relics in Sigiriya. One is Lion Rock, a giant red rock rising up from lush forests, with sites of palaces and irrigation system remained on the top. The other site is the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa where you can see ruins of temples, stupas, and other religious shrines of 12th century.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Camellia Resort and Spa (4 stars)

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    8
    Sigiriya - Kandy

    After breakfast, a private transfer will take you to Kandy. In the midway, we will stop at a Spice Garden and a Hindu Temple in Matale, which could add more fun to your Chennai to Sri Lanka package. Upon arrival in Kandy, our driver guide will help you check in a local hotel and then accompany you to enjoy a Cultural Show.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Earls Regent Hotel (4 stars)

  • Day
    9
    Kandy

    We will start today's Sri Lanka tour from Chennai with the Temple of the Tooth, a holy Buddhist site enshrining the tooth sarira of Sakyamuni. Then you will be escorted to the Gem Museum where you can have an eye-opening sightseeing of various shining gems. After that, the trip continues to Royal Botanical Gardens, occupying a large scale and housing 4,000 species of tropical plants.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Earls Regent Hotel (4 stars)

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    10
    Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

    Today's tour to Nuwara Eliya enables you to delve into the profound tea culture of Sri Lanka. You will be transferred there by a private transportation, and be accompanied to visit a tea factory and a tea plantation. Our guide will help you check in a 4-star hotel in Nuwara Eliya for one night stay.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: St. Andrews Jetwing (4 stars)

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    11
    Nuwara Eliya - Ella

    After checking out the hotel, you will be transferred to Nanu Oya to take a train to Ella. Upon arrival, our driver guide will transfer you to Ella Gap to take in the supreme natural landscape, especially the Little Adams Peak. You will stay overnight at the 4-star Mountain Heaven today.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Mountain Heavens (4 stars)

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    12
    Ella - Tangalle

    After breakfast, we will continue our sightseeing tour of Ella to the Ravana Waterfalls. Then continue our journey to Yala National Park, which not only boasts diverse landscapes but also serves as the home to wild animals.

    After that, a private transfer will take you to Tangalle and your Sri Lanka tour from India will end here. You may spend a few days relaxing in this picturesque coastal city on your own arrangements, and then extend your holiday to other cities in Sri Lanka.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch