To capture the rich tapestry of culture, the abundance of nature and all the unique aspects that make Sri Lanka such a heady holiday destination, the Taj group of hotels has come out with a `Best of Sri Lanka Holiday package’.
The Indian Hotels Company has unveiled the package with the opening of the skies between India and the island nation. Now private carriers like Jet Airways and Sahara have commenced operations in this sector, over and above the flights of Indian Airlines and Sri Lankan Airlines.
The Taj Best of Sri Lanka holiday offer will remain valid till September 30. “Cherish the experience of a lifetime in the beautiful tropical beaches, verdant vegetation, ancient monuments, national parks and a thousand delight to please all tastes,” a press release issued by the hotel group said.
The holiday package offers the guests a host of sightseeing options that include the turtle hatchery in Kosgoda, visit to a charming seaside town in the south-western coast called Ambalangoda, the home of the colourful mask carvers. Also on the itinerary are visits to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens which are spread over 147 acres of land with an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers, as well as to Kitulgala, the famous location where the film, The Bridge Over the River Kwai, was filmed.
The island nation also offers other exotic destinations like the Sigiriya rock fortress, a world heritage site built by King Kashyapa during A.D. 477-495. Other quaint destinations are the elephant orphanage at Pinnawala, bird watching facilities around Kandalama, elephant trails and jungle resorts.
The Taj Best of Sri Lanka offer includes airport transfers, accommodation in a standard room, set menu buffet breakfast and dinner, transportation by air-conditioned vehicle and sight seeing with an English-speaking guide.
The holiday also offers guests a choice of Taj hotels including the Taj Exotica at Bentota, and Taj Samudra at Colombo. Exquisite resorts like Earl’s Regency in Kandy, Tea Factory hotel at Nuwara Eliya and Kadalama hotel are the other pickings on offer.
Thanks: Taj Hotels, Sri Lanka