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Trip Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Itinerary: 1 Nights Sigiriya | 2 Nights Kandy | 2 Nights Nuwara Eliya | 1 Nights Colombo

Sri Lanka has more than 50 Ramayana sites from the place of Seetha Devi's captivity to the battle ... More

This package includes:
Hotel Stay
All Meals
Sightseeing
Transfers
Visa
Included hotels (or similar):
Sigiriya - |
Kandy - |
Nuwara Eliya - |
...More Hotels (1)
Standard
Starting from
INR 36,802
per person on twin share
Phone Booking
Day 1 - Sigiriya

Welcome to your 'Sri Lanka - Ramayana Trail' tour! On arrival at the airport in Colombo, you will be met by our representative and transferred to a nearby hotel to freshen up.

After breakfast, proceed on a picturesque drive to Sigiriya, en route visit Munneswaram temple and Manavari Temple. Munneswaram temple is an important regional Hindu temple complex in Sri Lanka. Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Ayodhya in one of King Ravana's vimana. He felt he was being followed by bramhaasthi dosham as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin. He stopped the vimana at this juncture, because he felt that at this place the 'Brahmaasthi Dosham' was not following him. He ascended from the vimana and asked God Shiva for a remedy. God Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised installing and praying four lingams at Manavari, Thiru Koneshwaram, Thiru Ketheshwaram and Rameshwaram in India, as the only remedy to get rid of the dosham.

Thereafter, visit Manavari Temple. Manavari is the first lingam installed and prayed by Lord Rama and till date this lingam is called as Ramalinga Shivan. Rameshwaram is the only other lingam in the world named after Lord Rama.

On arrival in Sigiriya, check-in to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Sigiriya. (B, EL, D)

Day 2 - Kandy

After breakfast, visit Trincomalee and Koneswaram Temple.

Trincomalee has sunny weather throughout the year, with white sandy beaches, calm, placid and warm waters, ideal for underwater activities and for Whale watching. Nilaveli-10 miles away are the finest beach in Trincomalee starting at Uppuveli- 5 miles away extending all the way to Nilaveli. Pigeon Island is a great place for Diving, Snorkeling and sea bathing. There are 7 Hot Spring at Kanniyai just 5 miles away on the Anuradhapura road. Thiriyai Vata-da-ge is 30 miles to the North of Trincomalee and is one of the best monuments in Sri Lanka.

Later, visit Koneshwara Temple. According to an inscription found on the doorway to the fortress, this temple was destroyed by the Portuguese in the 16 Century A.D. They threw all the columns down to the sea below. Three bronze statues found among the columns in the sea were brought up by divers and are now kept in the modern temple.Later, drive back to the hotel.

Later, drive towards Kandy. On arrival, check-in to the hotel.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Kandy. (B, EL, D)

Day 3 - Kandy

After breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Mahiyangana. Visit Dunuwala and Laggala - Dunuwala (the site where Ravana died) and Laggala (where Ravana prayed to Lord Shankara). The cartels behind the Dunuvila Lake are called Laggala. Laggala is derived from the Sinhala term Ilakka Gala, which when translated into English gives us the meaning 'Target Rock'. Laggala served as a sentry point to the King Ravana's army and it was from this rock the first Glimpse of Lord Rama's army was sighted. This hill is geographically the highest part of the northern region and on a clear day Thiru Koneshwaran and Talai Mannar can been seen.

Next, visit Yahangala- the place where King Ravana's body was displayed after his death to allow his countrymen to offer their last respect.

Then, proceed to visit Weragantota, the capital city of King Ravana and known as the landing place of a flying chariot. It is believed to be the first place, where Sita was brought into Sri Lanka in King Ravana's Vimana.

Also visit Sita Kotuwa. Sita was kept at Queen Mandodari\'s Palace and later moved first to Sita Kotuwa (\'Sita\'s Fort\') and finally to Ashoka Vatika. The ruins found here are the remnants of latercivilizations. Lastly, visit Gurulupotha Lankapura, which was the repair centre of the flying Chariot.

Later, return back to the hotel.

Later, visit the temple of the Tooth. It is a Buddhist temple located within the palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy. It houses the sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha. The Tooth Relic has been considered an important possession as it was believed that one holding the relic could rightfully rule the country. In the temple, worship rituals are performed three times in a day - at dawn, noon and evenings.

The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight in Kandy. (B, EL, D)

Day 4 - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, proceed towards Nuwara Eliya, en route visit Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple, Ramboda.

On these hills of Ramboda where Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi, the Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka built a temple with Hanuman as the presiding deity. On every full moon day special pooja is conducted and witnessed by thousands of devotees.

On arrival, check-in to the hotel.

Later, visit Shri Gayathri Peedam Temple. It is believed to be the place from where King Ravana\'s son Meghanath, propitiated Lord Shiva with penance and poojas and in turn was granted super natural powers by lord Shiva.

The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight in Nuwara Eliya. (B, EL, D)

Day 5 - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, proceed to Ella, en route visit the Seetha Amman Temple, Hakgala Botanical Gardens and Divurmpola.Seetha Amman Temple is located in the village of Seetha Eliya (also known as Sita Eliya). It is a temple for Lord Rama, Seetha Devi, Luxshmana and Hanuman built on the sides of the stream where Seetha Devi bathed during her stay at Ashoka Vatika.

Hakgala Botanical Gardens was one of the pleasure gardens of King Ravana. This garden was expanded during the British period and has a wide variety of flowers including an excellent collection of orchids. This is the exotic pleasure garden where King Ravana kept the depressed Sita, insisting that she marries him. It was here where the heartwarming meeting took place between her and Hanuman, who brought her Rama\'s ring with the news that Rama was looking for her. He offered to carry her back but she refused saying it would be an insult to Rama\'s honor if she did so. Part of this majestic garden still exists. It is also said that Hanuman nearly destroyed it in order to prove to Ravana of the forces against him.

Divurumpola means a place where one takes an oath. Sita devi, after being liberated from King Ravana was subjected to a test to prove here chastity by offering herself to the fire. However she came unscathed and proved her holiness during this ritual at this place.

Continue your drive to Ella, a small mountain village near Bandarawela and boasts three locations linked to the Ramayana where local legend claims Ravana was hiding Sita. First there is the Ravana Ella Cave, located at the massive Ella Falls; a breathtaking 1080 feet high waterfall that cascades into several falls. The rocky undergoes of the waterfall is Khondalite, a kind of limestone which undergoes faster decay as hard gneiss or granite. This has resulted in many caves being formed near the falls. King Ravana is said to have lived in one of the caves above the waterfall. A nearby pool bored out of the rock by the gushing waters is where Sita is said to have bathed Ravana. Later, drive back to Nuwara Eliya.

The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight in Nuwara Eliya. (B, EL, D)

Day 6 - Colombo

After breakfast, proceed to Colombo via Ratnapura and Sitawaka, Aviswsawella. Visit a gem mine at Ratnapura.Ratnapura is the fabled city of gems. Its name remains unchanged over the years and means 'city of gems'. In Ratnapura prospecting and mining goes on every day.Visit a gem mine and a museum and strike a bargain at one of the shops.Sitawaka is situated near Avissawella on a tributary of the Kelani Ganga (river). It derives its name from Sita, who is supposed to have been imprisoned by Ravana in a grove in this neighborhood.

On arrival, check-in to your hotel in Colombo.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Colombo. (B, EL, D)

Day 7 - Colombo

Today morning after breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Colombo. Visit Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple, a temple dedicated to Anjaneyar in Sri Lanka. This is the only temple in the world to have a chariot of Anjaneyar.

Enjoy a drive through the city of Colombo, taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential areas and Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith's quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where there is a Hindu temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. The historic Dawatagaha Mosque and the former Eye Hospital are two buildings in Cinnamon Gardens worth looking at. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independence Square

Bid farewell to your tour as you are transferred to the airport in Colombo for your onward journey.


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  • Hotel Stay
  • All Meals
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers
  • Visa

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  • Airfare
  • Camera Charges
  • Charges Not Mentioned
  • Personal Expenses
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Validity From : December 1, 2017
Validity To : March 31, 2018

Fixed Departures :
December, 2017 - 23 (Sat),24 (Sun),30 (Sat),31 (Sun)
January, 2018 - 06 (Sat),07 (Sun),13 (Sat),14 (Sun),20 (Sat),21 (Sun),27 (Sat),28 (Sun)
February, 2018 - 03 (Sat),04 (Sun),10 (Sat),11 (Sun),17 (Sat),18 (Sun),24 (Sat),25 (Sun)
March, 2018 - 02 (Fri),03 (Sat),09 (Fri),10 (Sat),16 (Fri),17 (Sat),23 (Fri),24 (Sat)

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Trip Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Itinerary: 1 Nights Sigiriya | 2 Nights Kandy | 2 Nights Nuwara Eliya | 1 Nights Colombo

Sri Lanka has more than 50 Ramayana sites from the place of Seetha Devi's captivity to the battle... More

This package includes:
Round-trip Flights
Hotel Stay
All Meals
Sightseeing
Transfers
Visa
Included hotels (or similar):
Sigiriya - Pelwehera Village Resort |
Kandy - Hill Top Hotel |
Nuwara Eliya - Oak Ray Summer Hill Breeze |
...More Hotels (1)
Standard
Starting from
INR 64,784
per person on twin share
Phone Booking
Day 1 - Sigiriya

Welcome to your 'Sri Lanka - Ramayana Trail With Air' tour! On arrival at the airport in Colombo, you will be met by our representative and transferred to a nearby hotel to freshen up.

After breakfast, proceed on a picturesque drive to Sigiriya, en route visit Munneswaram temple and Manavari Temple. Munneswaram temple is an important regional Hindu temple complex in Sri Lanka. Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Ayodhya in one of King Ravana\'s vimana. He felt he was being followed by bramhaasthi dosham as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin. He stopped the vimana at this juncture, because he felt that at this place the Brahmaasthi Dosham was not following him. He ascended from the vimana and asked God Shiva for a remedy. God Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised installing and praying four lingams at Manavari, Thiru Koneshwaram, Thiru Ketheshwaram and Rameshwaram in India, as the only remedy to get rid of the dosham.

Thereafter, visit Manavari Temple. Manavari is the first lingam installed and prayed by Lord Rama and till date this lingam is called as Ramalinga Shivan. Rameshwaram is the only other lingam in the world named after Lord Rama.

On arrival in Sigiriya, check-in to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Sigiriya. (B, EL, D)

Day 2 - Kandy

After breakfast, visit Trincomalee and Koneswaram Temple.

Trincomalee has sunny weather throughout the year, with white sandy beaches, calm, placid and warm waters, ideal for underwater activities and for Whale watching. Nilaveli-10 miles away are the finest beach in Trincomalee starting at Uppuveli- 5 miles away extending all the way to Nilaveli. Pigeon Island is a great place for Diving, Snorkeling and sea bathing. There are 7 Hot Spring at Kanniyai just 5 miles away on the Anuradhapura road. Thiriyai Vata-da-ge is 30 miles to the North of Trincomalee and is one of the best monuments in Sri Lanka.

Later, visit Koneshwara Temple. According to an inscription found on the doorway to the fortress, this temple was destroyed by the Portuguese in the 16 Century A.D. They threw all the columns down to the sea below. Three bronze statues found among the columns in the sea were brought up by divers and are now kept in the modern temple.Later, drive back to the hotel. Later, drive towards Kandy. On arrival, check-in to the hotel.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Kandy. (B, EL, D)

Day 3 - Kandy

After breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Mahiyangana. Visit Dunuwala and Laggala - Dunuwala (the site where Ravana died) and Laggala (where Ravana prayed to Lord Shankara). The cartels behind the Dunuvila Lake are called Laggala. Laggala is derived from the Sinhala term Ilakka Gala, which when translated into English gives us the meaning Target Rock. Laggala served as a sentry point to the King Ravana\'s army and it was from this rock the first Glimpse of Lord Rama\'s army was sighted. This hill is geographically the highest part of the northern region and on a clear day Thiru Koneshwaran and Talai Mannar can been seen.

Next, visit Yahangala- the place where King Ravana\'s body was displayed after his death to allow his countrymen to offer their last respect.

Then, proceed to visit Weragantota, the capital city of King Ravana and known as the landing place of a flying chariot. It is believed to be the first place, where Sita was brought into Sri Lanka in King Ravana\'s Vimana.

Also visit Sita Kotuwa. Sita was kept at Queen Mandodaris Palace and later moved first to Sita Kotuwa (Sita\'s Fort) and finally to Ashoka Vatika. The ruins found here are the remnants of latercivilizations.

Lastly, visit Gurulupotha Lankapura, which was the repair centre of the flying Chariot.

Later, return back to the hotel.

Later, visit the temple of the Tooth. It is a Buddhist temple located within the palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy. It houses the sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha. The Tooth Relic has been considered an important possession as it was believed that one holding the relic could rightfully rule the country. In the temple, worship rituals are performed three times in a day - at dawn, noon and evenings.

The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight in Kandy. (B, EL, D)

Day 4 - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, proceed towards Nuwara Eliya, en route visit Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple, Ramboda.On these hills of Ramboda where Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi, the Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka built a temple with Hanuman as the presiding deity. On every full moon day special pooja is conducted and witnessed by thousands of devotees.

On arrival, check-in to the hotel.

Later, visit Shri Gayathri Peedam Temple. It is believed to be the place from where King Ravana\'s son Meghanath, propitiated Lord Shiva with penance and poojas and in turn was granted super natural powers by lord Shiva. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight in Nuwara Eliya. (B, EL, D)

Day 5 - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, proceed to Ella, en route visit the Seetha Amman Temple, Hakgala Botanical Gardens and Divurmpola.Seetha Amman Temple is located in the village of Seetha Eliya (also known as Sita Eliya). It is a temple for Lord Rama, Seetha Devi, Luxshmana and Hanuman built on the sides of the stream where Seetha Devi bathed during her stay at Ashoka Vatika.

Hakgala Botanical Gardens was one of the pleasure gardens of King Ravana. This garden was expanded during the British period and has a wide variety of flowers including an excellent collection of orchids. This is the exotic pleasure garden where King Ravana kept the depressed Sita, insisting that she marries him. It was here where the heartwarming meeting took place between her and Hanuman, who brought her Rama\'s ring with the news that Rama was looking for her. He offered to carry her back but she refused saying it would be an insult to Rama\'s honor if she did so. Part of this majestic garden still exists. It is also said that Hanuman nearly destroyed it in order to prove to Ravana of the forces against him.

Divurumpola means a place where one takes an oath. Sita devi, after being liberated from King Ravana was subjected to a test to prove here chastity by offering herself to the fire. However she came unscathed and proved her holiness during this ritual at this place.

Continue your drive to Ella, a small mountain village near Bandarawela and boasts three locations linked to the Ramayana where local legend claims Ravana was hiding Sita. First there is the Ravana Ella Cave, located at the massive Ella Falls; a breathtaking 1080 feet high waterfall that cascades into several falls. The rocky undergoes of the waterfall is Khondalite, a kind of limestone which undergoes faster decay as hard gneiss or granite. This has resulted in many caves being formed near the falls. King Ravana is said to have lived in one of the caves above the waterfall. A nearby pool bored out of the rock by the gushing waters is where Sita is said to have bathed Ravana.

Later, drive back to Nuwara Eliya.

The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight in Nuwara Eliya. (B, EL, D)

Day 6 - Colombo

After breakfast, proceed to Colombo via Ratnapura and Sitawaka, Aviswsawella. Visit a gem mine at Ratnapura.Ratnapura is the fabled city of gems. Its name remains unchanged over the years and means city of gems. In Ratnapura prospecting and mining goes on every day.Visit a gem mine and a museum and strike a bargain at one of the shops.Sitawaka is situated near Avissawella on a tributary of the Kelani Ganga (river). It derives its name from Sita, who is supposed to have been imprisoned by Ravana in a grove in this neighborhood.

On arrival, check-in to your hotel in Colombo.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Colombo. (B, EL, D)

Day 7 - Colombo

Today morning after breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Colombo. Visit Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple, a temple dedicated to Anjaneyar in Sri Lanka. This is the only temple in the world to have a chariot of Anjaneyar.

Enjoy a drive through the city of Colombo, taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential areas and Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith\'s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where there is a Hindu temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. The historic Dawatagaha Mosque and the former Eye Hospital are two buildings in Cinnamon Gardens worth looking at. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independence Square.

Bid farewell to your tour as you are transferred to the airport in Colombo for your onward journey.


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Inclusions

  • Round-trip Flights
  • Hotel Stay
  • All Meals
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers
  • Visa

Exclusions

  • Camera Charges
  • Charges Not Mentioned
  • Personal Expenses
  • Porter Charges
  • Surcharges
  • Tips

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Validity From : December 1, 2017
Validity To : December 31, 2017

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Day 1 - Sigiriya

Welcome to your 'Sri Lanka - Ramayana Trail With Air' tour! On arrival at the airport in Colombo, you will be met by our representative and transferred to a nearby hotel to freshen up.

After breakfast, proceed on a picturesque drive to Sigiriya, en route visit Munneswaram temple and Manavari Temple. Munneswaram temple is an important regional Hindu temple complex in Sri Lanka. Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Ayodhya in one of King Ravana\'s vimana. He felt he was being followed by bramhaasthi dosham as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin. He stopped the vimana at this juncture, because he felt that at this place the Brahmaasthi Dosham was not following him. He ascended from the vimana and asked God Shiva for a remedy. God Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised installing and praying four lingams at Manavari, Thiru Koneshwaram, Thiru Ketheshwaram and Rameshwaram in India, as the only remedy to get rid of the dosham.

Thereafter, visit Manavari Temple. Manavari is the first lingam installed and prayed by Lord Rama and till date this lingam is called as Ramalinga Shivan. Rameshwaram is the only other lingam in the world named after Lord Rama.

On arrival in Sigiriya, check-in to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Sigiriya. (B, EL, D)

Day 2 - Kandy

After breakfast, visit Trincomalee and Koneswaram Temple.

Trincomalee has sunny weather throughout the year, with white sandy beaches, calm, placid and warm waters, ideal for underwater activities and for Whale watching. Nilaveli-10 miles away are the finest beach in Trincomalee starting at Uppuveli- 5 miles away extending all the way to Nilaveli. Pigeon Island is a great place for Diving, Snorkeling and sea bathing. There are 7 Hot Spring at Kanniyai just 5 miles away on the Anuradhapura road. Thiriyai Vata-da-ge is 30 miles to the North of Trincomalee and is one of the best monuments in Sri Lanka.

Later, visit Koneshwara Temple. According to an inscription found on the doorway to the fortress, this temple was destroyed by the Portuguese in the 16 Century A.D. They threw all the columns down to the sea below. Three bronze statues found among the columns in the sea were brought up by divers and are now kept in the modern temple.Later, drive back to the hotel. Later, drive towards Kandy. On arrival, check-in to the hotel.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Kandy. (B, EL, D)

Day 3 - Kandy

After breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Mahiyangana. Visit Dunuwala and Laggala - Dunuwala (the site where Ravana died) and Laggala (where Ravana prayed to Lord Shankara). The cartels behind the Dunuvila Lake are called Laggala. Laggala is derived from the Sinhala term Ilakka Gala, which when translated into English gives us the meaning Target Rock. Laggala served as a sentry point to the King Ravana\'s army and it was from this rock the first Glimpse of Lord Rama\'s army was sighted. This hill is geographically the highest part of the northern region and on a clear day Thiru Koneshwaran and Talai Mannar can been seen.

Next, visit Yahangala- the place where King Ravana\'s body was displayed after his death to allow his countrymen to offer their last respect.

Then, proceed to visit Weragantota, the capital city of King Ravana and known as the landing place of a flying chariot. It is believed to be the first place, where Sita was brought into Sri Lanka in King Ravana\'s Vimana.

Also visit Sita Kotuwa. Sita was kept at Queen Mandodaris Palace and later moved first to Sita Kotuwa (Sita\'s Fort) and finally to Ashoka Vatika. The ruins found here are the remnants of latercivilizations.

Lastly, visit Gurulupotha Lankapura, which was the repair centre of the flying Chariot.

Later, return back to the hotel.

Later, visit the temple of the Tooth. It is a Buddhist temple located within the palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy. It houses the sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha. The Tooth Relic has been considered an important possession as it was believed that one holding the relic could rightfully rule the country. In the temple, worship rituals are performed three times in a day - at dawn, noon and evenings.

The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight in Kandy. (B, EL, D)

Day 4 - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, proceed towards Nuwara Eliya, en route visit Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple, Ramboda.On these hills of Ramboda where Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi, the Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka built a temple with Hanuman as the presiding deity. On every full moon day special pooja is conducted and witnessed by thousands of devotees.

On arrival, check-in to the hotel.

Later, visit Shri Gayathri Peedam Temple. It is believed to be the place from where King Ravana\'s son Meghanath, propitiated Lord Shiva with penance and poojas and in turn was granted super natural powers by lord Shiva. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight in Nuwara Eliya. (B, EL, D)

Day 5 - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, proceed to Ella, en route visit the Seetha Amman Temple, Hakgala Botanical Gardens and Divurmpola.Seetha Amman Temple is located in the village of Seetha Eliya (also known as Sita Eliya). It is a temple for Lord Rama, Seetha Devi, Luxshmana and Hanuman built on the sides of the stream where Seetha Devi bathed during her stay at Ashoka Vatika.

Hakgala Botanical Gardens was one of the pleasure gardens of King Ravana. This garden was expanded during the British period and has a wide variety of flowers including an excellent collection of orchids. This is the exotic pleasure garden where King Ravana kept the depressed Sita, insisting that she marries him. It was here where the heartwarming meeting took place between her and Hanuman, who brought her Rama\'s ring with the news that Rama was looking for her. He offered to carry her back but she refused saying it would be an insult to Rama\'s honor if she did so. Part of this majestic garden still exists. It is also said that Hanuman nearly destroyed it in order to prove to Ravana of the forces against him.

Divurumpola means a place where one takes an oath. Sita devi, after being liberated from King Ravana was subjected to a test to prove here chastity by offering herself to the fire. However she came unscathed and proved her holiness during this ritual at this place.

Continue your drive to Ella, a small mountain village near Bandarawela and boasts three locations linked to the Ramayana where local legend claims Ravana was hiding Sita. First there is the Ravana Ella Cave, located at the massive Ella Falls; a breathtaking 1080 feet high waterfall that cascades into several falls. The rocky undergoes of the waterfall is Khondalite, a kind of limestone which undergoes faster decay as hard gneiss or granite. This has resulted in many caves being formed near the falls. King Ravana is said to have lived in one of the caves above the waterfall. A nearby pool bored out of the rock by the gushing waters is where Sita is said to have bathed Ravana.

Later, drive back to Nuwara Eliya.

The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight in Nuwara Eliya. (B, EL, D)

Day 6 - Colombo

After breakfast, proceed to Colombo via Ratnapura and Sitawaka, Aviswsawella. Visit a gem mine at Ratnapura.Ratnapura is the fabled city of gems. Its name remains unchanged over the years and means city of gems. In Ratnapura prospecting and mining goes on every day.Visit a gem mine and a museum and strike a bargain at one of the shops.Sitawaka is situated near Avissawella on a tributary of the Kelani Ganga (river). It derives its name from Sita, who is supposed to have been imprisoned by Ravana in a grove in this neighborhood.

On arrival, check-in to your hotel in Colombo.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Colombo. (B, EL, D)

Day 7 - Colombo

Today morning after breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Colombo. Visit Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple, a temple dedicated to Anjaneyar in Sri Lanka. This is the only temple in the world to have a chariot of Anjaneyar.

Enjoy a drive through the city of Colombo, taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential areas and Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith\'s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where there is a Hindu temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. The historic Dawatagaha Mosque and the former Eye Hospital are two buildings in Cinnamon Gardens worth looking at. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independence Square.

Bid farewell to your tour as you are transferred to the airport in Colombo for your onward journey.


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Inclusions

  • Round-trip Flights
  • Hotel Stay
  • All Meals
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers
  • Visa

Exclusions

  • Camera Charges
  • Charges Not Mentioned
  • Personal Expenses
  • Porter Charges
  • Surcharges
  • Tips

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Validity From : December 1, 2017
Validity To : December 31, 2017

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Trip Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Itinerary: 1 Nights Sigiriya | 2 Nights Kandy | 2 Nights Nuwara Eliya | 1 Nights Colombo

Sri Lanka has more than 50 Ramayana sites from the place of Seetha Devi's captivity to the battle... More

This package includes:
Round-trip Flights
Hotel Stay
All Meals
Sightseeing
Transfers
Visa
Included hotels (or similar):
Sigiriya - Pelwehera Village Resort |
Kandy - Hill Top Hotel |
Nuwara Eliya - Oak Ray Summer Hill Breeze |
...More Hotels (1)
Standard
Starting from
INR 60,112
per person on twin share
Phone Booking
Day 1 - Sigiriya

Welcome to your 'Sri Lanka - Ramayana Trail With Air - Ex Delhi' tour! On arrival at the airport in Colombo, you will be met by our representative and transferred to a nearby hotel to freshen up.

After breakfast, proceed on a picturesque drive to Sigiriya, en route visit Munneswaram temple and Manavari Temple. Munneswaram temple is an important regional Hindu temple complex in Sri Lanka. Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Ayodhya in one of King Ravana's vimana. He felt he was being followed by bramhaasthi dosham as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin. He stopped the vimana at this juncture, because he felt that at this place the 'Brahmaasthi Dosham' was not following him. He ascended from the vimana and asked God Shiva for a remedy. God Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised installing and praying four lingams at Manavari, Thiru Koneshwaram, Thiru Ketheshwaram and Rameshwaram in India, as the only remedy to get rid of the dosham.

Thereafter, visit Manavari Temple. Manavari is the first lingam installed and prayed by Lord Rama and till date this lingam is called as Ramalinga Shivan. Rameshwaram is the only other lingam in the world named after Lord Rama.

On arrival in Sigiriya, check-in to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Sigiriya. (B, EL, D)

Day 2 - Kandy

After breakfast, visit Trincomalee and Koneswaram Temple.

Trincomalee has sunny weather throughout the year, with white sandy beaches, calm, placid and warm waters, ideal for underwater activities and for Whale watching. Nilaveli-10 miles away are the finest beach in Trincomalee starting at Uppuveli- 5 miles away extending all the way to Nilaveli. Pigeon Island is a great place for Diving, Snorkeling and sea bathing. There are 7 Hot Spring at Kanniyai just 5 miles away on the Anuradhapura road. Thiriyai Vata-da-ge is 30 miles to the North of Trincomalee and is one of the best monuments in Sri Lanka.

Later, visit Koneshwara Temple. According to an inscription found on the doorway to the fortress, this temple was destroyed by the Portuguese in the 16 Century A.D. They threw all the columns down to the sea below. Three bronze statues found among the columns in the sea were brought up by divers and are now kept in the modern temple.Later, drive back to the hotel.

Later, drive towards Kandy. On arrival, check-in to the hotel.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Kandy. (B, EL, D)

Day 3 - Kandy

After breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Mahiyangana. Visit Dunuwala and Laggala - Dunuwala (the site where Ravana died) and Laggala (where Ravana prayed to Lord Shankara). The cartels behind the Dunuvila Lake are called Laggala. Laggala is derived from the Sinhala term Ilakka Gala, which when translated into English gives us the meaning 'Target Rock'. Laggala served as a sentry point to the King Ravana's army and it was from this rock the first Glimpse of Lord Rama's army was sighted. This hill is geographically the highest part of the northern region and on a clear day Thiru Koneshwaran and Talai Mannar can been seen.

Next, visit Yahangala- the place where King Ravana's body was displayed after his death to allow his countrymen to offer their last respect.

Then, proceed to visit Weragantota, the capital city of King Ravana and known as the landing place of a flying chariot. It is believed to be the first place, where Sita was brought into Sri Lanka in King Ravana's Vimana. Also visit Sita Kotuwa. Sita was kept at Queen Mandodari\'s Palace and later moved first to Sita Kotuwa ('Sita's Fort') and finally to Ashoka Vatika. The ruins found here are the remnants of latercivilizations.

Lastly, visit Gurulupotha Lankapura, which was the repair centre of the flying Chariot.

Later, return back to the hotel.

Later, visit the temple of the Tooth. It is a Buddhist temple located within the palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy. It houses the sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha. The Tooth Relic has been considered an important possession as it was believed that one holding the relic could rightfully rule the country. In the temple, worship rituals are performed three times in a day - at dawn, noon and evenings.

The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight in Kandy. (B, EL, D)

Day 4 - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, proceed towards Nuwara Eliya, en route visit Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple, Ramboda.

On these hills of Ramboda where Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi, the Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka built a temple with Hanuman as the presiding deity. On every full moon day special pooja is conducted and witnessed by thousands of devotees.

On arrival, check-in to the hotel.

Later, visit Shri Gayathri Peedam Temple. It is believed to be the place from where King Ravana's son Meghanath, propitiated Lord Shiva with penance and poojas and in turn was granted super natural powers by lord Shiva.

The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight in Nuwara Eliya. (B, EL, D)

Day 5 - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, proceed to Ella, en route visit the Seetha Amman Temple, Hakgala Botanical Gardens and Divurmpola.Seetha Amman Temple is located in the village of Seetha Eliya (also known as Sita Eliya). It is a temple for Lord Rama, Seetha Devi, Luxshmana and Hanuman built on the sides of the stream where Seetha Devi bathed during her stay at Ashoka Vatika.

Hakgala Botanical Gardens was one of the pleasure gardens of King Ravana. This garden was expanded during the British period and has a wide variety of flowers including an excellent collection of orchids. This is the exotic pleasure garden where King Ravana kept the depressed Sita, insisting that she marries him. It was here where the heartwarming meeting took place between her and Hanuman, who brought her Rama\'s ring with the news that Rama was looking for her. He offered to carry her back but she refused saying it would be an insult to Rama\'s honor if she did so. Part of this majestic garden still exists. It is also said that Hanuman nearly destroyed it in order to prove to Ravana of the forces against him.

Divurumpola means a place where one takes an oath. Sita devi, after being liberated from King Ravana was subjected to a test to prove here chastity by offering herself to the fire. However she came unscathed and proved her holiness during this ritual at this place.

Continue your drive to Ella, a small mountain village near Bandarawela and boasts three locations linked to the Ramayana where local legend claims Ravana was hiding Sita. First there is the Ravana Ella Cave, located at the massive Ella Falls; a breathtaking 1080 feet high waterfall that cascades into several falls. The rocky undergoes of the waterfall is Khondalite, a kind of limestone which undergoes faster decay as hard gneiss or granite. This has resulted in many caves being formed near the falls. King Ravana is said to have lived in one of the caves above the waterfall. A nearby pool bored out of the rock by the gushing waters is where Sita is said to have bathed Ravana.

Later, drive back to Nuwara Eliya.

The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight in Nuwara Eliya. (B, EL, D)

Day 6 - Colombo

After breakfast, proceed to Colombo via Ratnapura and Sitawaka, Aviswsawella. Visit a gem mine at Ratnapura.Ratnapura is the fabled city of gems. Its name remains unchanged over the years and means 'city of gems'. In Ratnapura prospecting and mining goes on every day.Visit a gem mine and a museum and strike a bargain at one of the shops.Sitawaka is situated near Avissawella on a tributary of the Kelani Ganga (river). It derives its name from Sita, who is supposed to have been imprisoned by Ravana in a grove in this neighborhood.

On arrival, check-in to your hotel in Colombo.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Colombo. (B, EL, D)

Day 7 - Colombo

Today morning after breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Colombo. Visit Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple, a temple dedicated to Anjaneyar in Sri Lanka. This is the only temple in the world to have a chariot of Anjaneyar.

Enjoy a drive through the city of Colombo, taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential areas and Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith\'s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where there is a Hindu temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. The historic Dawatagaha Mosque and the former Eye Hospital are two buildings in Cinnamon Gardens worth looking at. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independence Square.Bid farewell to your tour as you are transferred to the airport in Colombo for your onward journey.


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