Exploring to the city of jems mines provides a fascinating glimpse into the mining process and a magnificent blast with an unforgettable elephant safari at Udawalawa.
Ratnapura, located on the Kalu Ganga, is a major city in Sri Lanka and is the capital city of the Sabaragamuwa Province. Its name has a Sanskrit meaning translating to ‘City of Gems’ and as such it is the traditional centre for the Sri Lankan gem trade.
Beside the industry of gems, Ratnapura also has large plantations of tea and rubber surrounding the city and well as an industry for juggery and production of rice and fruit.
A drive from Colombo to Ratnapura will take roughly 3 hours and the journey can be a bit exhausting due to the winding roads.
We found Ratnapura to be green and lush and while we knew that the city is famous for its gems, we were surprised to find how much more Ratnapura had to offer!
Udawalawe National Park, the sixth largest animal sanctuary of Sri Lanka is located 180 km from Colombo in south-central sector of the island. Udawalawe is undoubtedly the best place in Sri Lanka to see wild Asian Elephants throughout the year: there are about 500 elephants in the park and they often roam in herds of up to 100. Udawalawe National Park is unique in terms of consistency in numbers of elephants roaming the park: it has no a seasonal variation in herds of elephants. The best hours to visit the park are in the mornings and evenings. Late evening also affords the photographic opportunities in the backdrop of loveliest sunsets.
- Visit to City ofBopath Falls.
- Visit Bopath Falls.
- Visit National museum Rathnapura
- Jeep Safari Udawalawa.
- Transport by Air-conditioned private vehicle
- Service of an English speaking chauffeur
- Current applicable all government taxes & service charge
- Optional activity cost and Entrance fees
- Guide Service Fee
- Tips & Gratuities
- Any Private Expenses
- Free Wi-Fi in car*
- Mineral water bottle*
- Passenger Insurance for transportation*
Our Chauffaur Guide will Pickup from your place and take you to city of jems and you can find eyecatching gem stones around while visit of the gem mines.On the way to udawalawa visit if you like we can place on Maha Saman Devalaya,Gemmological museum,National museum and Katugas falls. Have lunch and then drive to the Udawalawa National Park for a spectacular wildlife safari to see herds of wild elephants. If you are visiting between July and early November, you’ll have the chance to witness the incredible “elephant gathering,” when hundreds of elephants migrate to the park in search of water.