Wednesday, 23 October 2013 00:00
With CHOGM taking centre stage in Colombo for the month of November, Ranfer Travels have come up with few tours to gap the void with schools given holidays and some offices/establishments closed for the free movement of the delegates/VIPS.
The first will be a day/night tour to Suriyawewa on the 10th Nov (Sunday) to watch the cricket match (1st ODI) between Sri Lanka & New Zealand. The packages comprise of transportation Colombo/Suriyawewa/Colombo (via the Southern Highway), grandstand match tickets, lunch & dinner with snacks thrown in and carnival atmosphere at the grounds.
The next will be a tour to Nuwara Eliya (via Nanuoya) on 16th & 17th Nov, with night accommodation at newly refurbished Stamford Star (3 star) Hotel, which is only 150m (walking distance) to the Nuwara Eliya City Centre. The Expo super luxury train (open deck) will carry the passengers from Colombo Fort station to Nanuoya & back. During the stay in Nuwara Eliya visits to Japanese Garden, Gregory’s Lake area, Seetha Amman Kovil, Bale Market, Nuwara Eliya Market and race course area are in the cards among others. The Hotel Management is expected to have a lavish buffet dinner with a calypso band for entertainment.
The last domestic tour will be on 28th Nov for 3N/4 days covering Mannar & Jaffna. The stays are at Cyntex’s Palmyrah House in Mannar (5 star boutique) the only place to stay in Thaleimannar and Hotel Pillayar Inn on Manipay road. The highlights of the tour will be Adam’s Bridge tour (conducted by SL Navy), where they take you to an island only 18km to India, famous Madhu Church, dedicated to Mother Mary, Thiruketeswaran Kovil, Baobab tree (the biggest in Sri Lanka with a girth of 19 meters),Naagadeepa & Nallur Kovil in Jaffna, Jaffna Library, Dambakolapatuna (Theri Sangamitta’s landing point),Keerimallai hot /cold springs and Kaduruwela Buddhist temple with Igloo type burial dagobas for Arahats.
The only out-bound tour during CHOGM will be to Myanmar from 8th-17th Nov. The tour will cover Yangon, Shwedagon, Mandalay, Mingun, Bagan, Inlay Lake and N’shwe. With more than 400 Buddhist pilgrims to Myanmar by the expertise of Ranfer Travels, it is undoubtly the flagship tour to Buddhist after Bhodgaya.
All these tours will be handled by a Senior Director of Ranfer. More information from 077-3409828