SEE WILD | NATURE WATCHING
Binoculars, and a hawk-like vigilance, reduce the disadvantage of myopic human vision....
“SEE WILD | NATURE WATCHING”
Duration– 08 nights / 09 days
Route – Air Port / Kandy / Nuwera Eliya / Tissa / Singharaja / Colombo / Air Port
Day 01 | Arrival transfer to Kandy (Pm visit Temple of the Tooth/Cultural Show) Overnight Kandy
Day 02 | Kandy (am Trekking in Udawattha pm Kandy city tour & Shopping) Overnight Kandy
Day 03 | Kandy – Nuwara Eliya(Visit Botanical Bardens,View Waterfalls)
Day 04 | NuwaraEliya / Horton Plains
Day 05 | NuwaraEliya / Tissa – afternoon safari in Yala National Park
Day 06 | Tissa / Sinharaja Rain Forest
Day 07 | Morning tracking in Rain Forest
Day 08 | Sinharaja / Colombo
Day 09 | Colombo / Airport (Proceed to airport for departure)
Kandy is the English name for the city of MahaNuvara (Senkadagalapura) in the centre of Sri Lanka. It is the capital of the Central Province and Mahanuvara District. It lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy Valley which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea..
“NuwaraEliya , meaning “city on the plain (table land)” or “city of light”, is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. The town is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka.”
HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK, Sri Lanka is undoubtedly one of the world’s best nature reserves and eco tourism venues. It is characterized by a beautiful landscape of rolling hills, covered in upper mountain forest and wet patana grassland. In general, the forests are seen on the hilltops or upper slopes the grasslands in the valleys and lower slopes, eventually giving way to wetland habitats. Spanning approximately 10,000 hectares the park is also home to a wide variety of flora (57 species, 29 endemic to Sri Lanka) and 24 species of mammal such as elk, deer, giant squirrel, wild boar, wild hare, porcupine and leopard. For bird enthusiasts, there 87 species (14 of which are endemic), including many migratory birds.
Also referred as Sinharaja Forest Reserve, the location of the Sinharaja Rain Forest is in the South Western part of the island and covers an area of 11,187 ha (Hectares). Sinharaja Forest Reserve is bordering three districts of the island, namely Galle, Matara and Ratnapura districts. The Rakwana Massif with its mountain ranges is part of the area covered by Sinharaja rain forest. There are few interesting facts on the formation of the Sinharaja Rain Forest in Sri Lanka and how it came in to being. The present rain forests in the world are being an evolution of the earlier rain forests dating back to 150 – 200 million years. There had been three strips of large rain forest lands called Amazon, African and Far Eastern at that time. However these large extents of rain forest areas were later became less in area content and were confined to smaller areas. Then about 140 million years back, during the Paleosoic era, a part of land from the Southern hemisphere called Gondwanaland, where present day India and Sri Lanka also were situated, started its slow process of separating from the main land. About 55 million years back during Cretaceous era that land mass called Decan plate , where Sri Lanka and India were located separated from the Southern hemisphere , started drifting towards the equator and joined with the Northern hemisphere called Laurussia.
"Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy"
~ Isaac Newton