Lakpura Travels (Pvt) Ltd
Shanthipura and Nuwara Eliya from Kandy
• Pictures Shanthipura.
• Embrace the beauty and cool in hill country.
What You Can Expect
You will be starting your tour from your hotel in Kandy at 7:00 am in the morning. Your guide will pick you up and chauffeur you to your first destination, Ramboda Falls. This waterfall is 109m high and the 11th highest in Sri Lanka. You will get to the waterfalls at 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.
At 9:00 pm 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 an hour at the gardens and leaving at 11:00 am.
After this you will be travelling to the tea factory. You will get there by 11:30 am and have a guided tour for an hour and a half. You will get to see part of 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.
You will be leaving the premises at 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 of 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 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 get back to your hotel in Kandy by 7:00 pm, completing the tour.
Additional Note – Comfortable Walking Shoes Recommended for this tour.
Tours Includes – Hotel Pick & Drop, All Taxes.
Tour Excludes – Food or Drinks, Gratuities (Optional), Expenses of Personal Nature and Entrance Fees to Hakgala Garden.
Cancellation, No Show and Refund Policy
Cancellation must be in writing and sent by you/your travel agent who made the booking. Cancellations take effect from the date the written notice is received. No refund in full or in part will be given for unutilized services in the package(s) once you commence using the product or service.
- Up to 30 days before the Check-In-Date – Fixed processing fee of USD 30.00 and the balance will be refunded. In case of a refund to be made via an international bank transfer, all bank fees to be borne by the guest. A refund to the credit card is subject to above processing fee only.
- Less than 30 days and in case of “No Show” – No refunds.
- No refunds will be entertained under whatsoever condition once the guest arrives in Sri Lanka.
- We reserve the right to cancel your holiday because of unforeseen circumstances.