Arrive at Bandarnaike International Airport. You will get assistance from the hotel authority to drive back to your respective hotel. The capital city of Colombo will captivate your visual sight with its picturesque landscapes, wildlife and magnificent fortress. Enjoy you evening by hopping at the local shop.
After delicious local breakfast take a tour to Kelaniya Raja MahaVihara, Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, Viharamahadevi Park, Mount Lavinia Beach, Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami DevasthanamKovil, Town Hall, Independence Memorial Hall, Cinnamon garden. After a tiring day go back to your hotel for a peaceful night.
After the breakfast your next destination is Habarana. After freshen up take a jeep safari to the national park of Minneriya. Here in the park you can an opportunity to look at the Asian Elephants. Two other places you can enjoy in the safari are Kalum jeep safari and Hurulu Eco park.
After breakfast you will be visiting an antique city of Sigiriya. It is under the world Heritage Site of UNESCO. The place is ornamented with the beautiful paintings of SigiriApsaras. Take a lone walk in the green lashes that offers you a tranquil experience. Next you will be visiting Pidurangala Rock, famous citadel of Sigiriaya that is known as Lion Rock. Sigiriya museum tour will give you a time warp experience to the history.
After completing breakfast get yourself ready for Dambulla. Freshen up yourself and then go for the sightseeing of the city. First visit the Golden Temple, UNESCO’s world heritage site. The cave gives an explanatory art description of the religious spirits of the era. It is famous tourist spot because of its magnificent murals, Buddhist statues and the exotic location.
After the breakfast, take a tour to Polonnaruwa. It is the integration of the monuments and the historical artefacts of the early eras. It is the site enriched with the glorious culture and literary practices from different civilization. Due to trading route to the country, such amalgamation of culture has been noticed. Gal Vihara, RankotVihara and Council Chamber are other notable UNESCO world heritage sites.
After breakfast, take a drive to Kandy. It is a large city located in Sri Lanka’s center. It is surrounded by the mountains, it is a plateau land. It has land for tea planation along with the bio diverse rainforest. Take rest in the hotel room. Then visit a famous Buddhist site called Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. It is famous around the world for its spiritual purposes. Visit the famous Kandyan Arts and Cultural center. At the end of the day you can enjoy performance of the local tribes the famous Drum Dance.
After breakfast get start for Nuwara Eliya. It is a 2 hour 30 minutes’ drive. First visit the famous Seetha Amman temple, Gregory Lake, along with a session of picking tea in exotic tea plantation tour.
After arriving Paro airport you will get assistance from the hotel authorities. You will be traveling Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan. En route you will stop for visiting the confluence of two rivers Thimpu and Paro at Chuzom. This confluence is surrounded by the stupas of three different styles- Tibetan, Bhutanese and Nepalese. After check into spend the evening taking a walk around the market place, and explore street foods.
After the breakfast, you will start with the Pangrizampa monastery for getting an astrology session. Later you will be visiting the handmade paper mill, School of Arts and Crafts. Here the students come from different countries to learn art forms that are used predominantly in the land. Later you can visit the Bhutan Museum. Within the museum you can experience archery. Post lunch take a visit to the memorial built in the memory of 3rd King. Visit ChangangkhaLhakhang temple considered to be the oldest one in the valley.
After the breakfast start the day with a drive to Punakha through the pass of Dochula. It is one of the beautiful passes in Bhutan. 108 DrukWangyelChortens was built in the year 2003 over the pass by Queen Mother. Later visiting the PunakhaDzong, beautiful temple of the country. This visit to the temple will indulge you in the spiritual nature of the country. Dzong showcases some of the best arts and craft artefacts styles used mostly in Bhutan. You next destination is SangchhenDorjiLhuendrupLhakhang Nunnery. Your day will be incomplete without taking an excursion of 20minutes walk to ChimiLhakhang, this dusty and muddy path along the fields of rice and mustards will give you a spectacular sight to enjoy. This path leads to a beautiful hillock where the chorten and monastery are located. This hillock of ChimiLhakhang is also known as the temple of fertility. The walk along the village gives you the glimpse of the routine life of the valley.
Start your journey in the early morning for the excursion to a beautiful monastery of Taktshang. It is considered to be one of the famous Bhutan’s monasteries built on the Paro valley. It is believed that Guru Rimpoche has arrived here with his tiger for the purpose of meditation, therefore it is known as Tiger’s nest. Post lunch drive to a ruined fortress of DrukgyeDzong, where the Bhutanese soldiers fought against the Tibetans. The dome of Chomolhari, Mountain of Goddess is also another place to go for glory. You must also visit the 108 temples of KyuchuLhakhang built on 7th century by Tibetan King, SongtsenGampo. The building is considered the mark of Buddhism in Bhutan. Spend the evening in the beautiful valley of Paro to enjoy the serenity around you.
After breakfast you will be travelling to the airport for taking the return flight back to home. This 5 days itinerary of Bhutan trip will give you to treasure the memories of lifetime.