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Explore North & North East of Sri Lanka



Explore the north and East part after 30 years civil war and feel the fresh experience of unspoiled tourist area. You will able to explore the history, culture and way of life in Northern part of Sri Lanka. Also you can taste delicious Prawn and Crab while you are in Jaffna. This will be a prime opportunity for wild life and photographic lovers to get clicks of Sri Lankan Leopards, Wild Elephants, Sloth Bears and water buffalos. Sambhur, spotted deer, mongoose, mouse and shrew are more of Wilpattu’s residents and Trincomalee is one of the best places for whale watching. Psikudha is one of the best beach paradises in Sri Lanka.

Day 01 : Anuradhapura

Arrival to the Bandaranayake International Airport and proceed to Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s third capital of the kingdom of Rajarata, following the kingdoms of Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.
Rest of the day relax in the pool or explore your own.
Overnight stay in Anuradhapura.
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Day 02 : Wilpattu National Park / Anuradhapura

Leave early morning for Wilpattu National Park with packed breakfast, one of the best park for Sri Lankan Leopards. Enjoy your first game drive in Sri Lanka.
Thereafter proceed to explore the ruins in Old City Anuradhapura (UNESCO Heritage), the archaeological data put the date as far back as the 10th century BC. The ruins consist of three classes of buildings, dagobas, monastic buildings, and pokunas. The main attractions of Anuradhapura are Eight Great Places of Veneration “Atamasthana”, which includes Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Ruwanwelisaya, Thuparamaya, Lovamahapaya, Abhayagiri Dagaba, Jetavanarama, Mirisaveti Stupa, Lankarama.
Overnight stay in Anuradhapura.
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Day 03 : Jaffna

Leave after early breakfast to Jaffna city, on the northern tip of the Sri Lanka. Northern part of Sri Lanka has faced 30 years of civil war and now it’s getting develop as tourism destination for both local and foreign tourists.Jaffna is Sri Lanka’s 12th most populous city and prior to the Sri Lankan Civil War, it was Sri Lanka’s second most populous city after Colombo.
In the afternoon visit Jaffna Public Library, the Jaffna-Pannai-Kayts highway, Nallur Kandaswamy temple, Jaffna Fort, which the Portuguese built, and which the Dutch renovated in 1680, Sangiliyan Statue, Jaffna Palace ruins.
In the late evening enjoy a very special local dinner with Jaffna Prawns and Crab curry. While having dinner you can learn about history of Jaffna, way of life and also impact of 30 years civil war from this local host family.
Overnight stay in Jaffna.
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Day 04 : Explore Jaffna Peninsula

After breakfast proceed to Nagadeepaya, a small but notable island off the coast of Jaffna Peninsula in the Northern Province, Sri Lanka. The name of the island alludes to the folklore inhabitants, the Naga people. A 15-20 minute boat ride from the coast is the only possible access to the island. Explore Nagapooshani Amman temple and Nagadeepa Purana Viharaya.
Thereafter visit a local family and enjoy very special Jaffna lunch. After that proceed to the Keerimalai Naguleswaram temple and fresh water pond, historically known also as the Thirutambaleswaram Kovil of Keerimalai, is a famous Hindu temple in Keerimalai, located north of Jaffna.
Thereafter proceed to Point Pedro, Northernmost point of Sri Lanka.
Overnight stay in Jaffna.
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Day 05 : Trincomalee

After Breakfast proceed to Trincomalee, port city on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka.
Trincomalee has some of the most picturesque and scenic beaches found in Sri Lanka, relatively unspoilt and clean. The area is famous for bathing and swimming, owing to the relative shallowness of the sea, allowing one to walk out over a hundred meters into the sea without the water reaching the chest. Whale watching is a common pastime in the seas off Trincomalee. The Trincomalee harbour (Fifth largest natural harbour in the world), is overlooked by terraced highlands, its entrance is guarded by two headlands, and there is a carriage road along its northern and eastern edges.
Rest of the day relax on the beach.
Overnight stay in Trincomalee.
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Day 06 : Pigeon Island

Leave after breakfast for Pigeon Island, one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli. The island’s name derives from the rock pigeon which has colonized it. The national park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka.
Rest of the day leisure on the beach.
Overnight stay in Trincomalee.
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Day 07 : Koneswaram / Kanniya

After breakfast visit The Koneswaram Temple, Dutch Fort and hot springs of Kanniya.
The Koneswaram temple, with a recorded history from the 3rd century BCE and legends attesting to classical antiquity attracted pilgrims from all parts of India. The shrine itself was demolished in 1622 by the Portuguese (who called it the Temple of a Thousand Columns), and who fortified the heights with the materials derived from its destruction.
The entrance to the roadway leading to Koneswaram is actually the entrance to what used to be Fort Fredrick. The fort was built in 1623 by the Portuguese and captured in 1639 by the Dutch.
There are seven hot springs of Kanniya (Kal = stone; niya = land), on the road to Trincomalee. A high wall bounds the rectangular enclosure which includes all seven springs. Each is in turn enclosed by a dwarf wall to form a well. The water is warm, the temperature of each spring being slightly different.
Optional visit for Whale watching – Best time May to October.
Overnight stay in Trincomalee.

Day 08 : Pasikudah

Leave after breakfast to Pasikudha via Kinniya Bridge, the longest bridge in Sri Lanka with a length of 396 meters. It crosses the lagoon area surrounded by Koddiyar Bay and Tambalagam Bay.
Pasikudhais a coastal resort town located 35 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa and one of the best beach paradise in Sri Lanka. Historically a small Tamil hamlet alongside nearby Kalkudah, it used to be a popular tourist destination. Pasikudah is known to have one of the longest stretches of shallow reef coastline in the world. People walk kilometers into the sea because the water is only a few inches deep and the current is relatively weak compared to the rest of Sri Lanka’s coasts. The nearest airport to Pasikudah is Batticaloa Airport, which has scheduled flights operating from Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport.
Rest of the day leisure by the pool or on the beach.
Overnight stay in Pasikudah.
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Day 09 : Pasikudah

Full day leisure on the beach. Opportunity for fisherman village tour, water sports, boat rides, luxury yachts, diving, snorkeling etc.
Overnight stay in Pasikudah.

Day 10 : Polonnaruwa / Minneriya National Park

Leave after breakfast to the historical area, Sigiriya located in the heart of the central cultural region of the island. En route visit royal ancient city of Polonnaruwa (An UNESCO Heritage).
Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archaeological relic cities in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom’s first rulers. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
In the afternoon take a Jeep Safari for Minneriya National Park to experience the mighty ‘Gathering’ of wild elephants. Also, many kinds of animals going to be seen when the travel. It’s always brings you the WOW fact when you experience. The park is most special during the period May to September. Each year, during these months, with the onset of the dry season, most of the lakes in the region do go dry. The mighty Minneriya Lake too recedes. In its wake it reveals a lush green grassland which attracts multiple herds of wild elephants. Each evening allows the opportunity to see 200 – 300 elephants grazing by the lake. Large hungry bird flocks coexist peacefully with the elephants as they share the waterhole.
Overnight stay in Sigiriya.
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Day 11 : Sigiriya / Dambulla cave temple

After breakfast climb and explore the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya (An UNESCO Heritage). Sigiriya is a historical palace which has technology yet archaeologists searching. Painted wall arts, Ponds and the ruins of the palace will bring the early technology they used.
Proceed thereafter to Negombo. En route visit Dambulla cave temple.
Overnight stay in Negombo.
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Day 12 : Departure

Transfer to the airport for departure flight. End of the service.

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