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On the RAMAYANA TRAIL - Sri Lanka (6 Days/5 Nights)
Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ratnapura, Colombo, Chilaw
  • Bangalore – Colombo
  • Report at Bangalore International airport
  • 3 hours prior to departure flight to Colombo
Day 01 : Colombo - Kandy Meet on arrival and proceed from Airport to Kandy. In the evening visit and witness the cultural show. Overnight stay in Kandy.


Day 02 : Kandy After breakfast go on a city tour of Kandy, a World Heritage Site. Visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary. Also visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. Proceed from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya enroute visiting the Anjaneear temple in Pusselawa and a tea factory. Pussellawa is the Home of 18 feet statue of Anjaneear The famous temple situated on a hill over looking the Kotmale reservoir area,. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya


Day 03 : Nuwara Eliya After breakfast proceed from Nuwara Eliya to visit the Sita Aman temple. This can be seen on route to Hakgala along the Nuwara Eliya Badulla Road. According to tradition, the site is associated with Sita of the Ramayana epic. Ancient statues of Rama and Sita can be seen on a side of the temple. The rear of the temple overlooks a stream, while from its front can be seen the Hakgala peaks. On completion visit the Hakgala gardens. The Hakgala Botanical Garden was one of the pleasure gardens of King Ravana of the well-known epic Ramayanaya. Thereafter leave Hakgala to visit Isthripura via Welimada. This exotic cave still boasts the picturesque cascading waterfall that was in existence 2000 years ago. It was within this cave that Sita was held prisoner. Thereafter proceed to Welimada and visit Divurumpola temple. This holy haven was the place where Sita performed her Agni Pariksha. Continuing the practice for over thousands of years, villagers still pledge their fidelity or take oaths there. Thereafter proceed to Bandarawela. In the afternoon, visit Ella, a small mountain near Bandarawela, boasts three locations linked to the Ramayana. First there is Ravana Ella Cave, situated in the massive Ella Rock. Then there is Ravana Ella Falls and a nearby pool bored out of the rock by the gushing waters where Sita is said to have bathed. Overnight stay in Bandarawela


Day 04 : ColomboAfter breakfast at Bandarawela Hotel proceed to Colombo via Ratnapura and Sitawaka, Avissawella. Ratnapura is the fabled city of gems. In Ratnapura prospecting and mining goes on everyday. Visit a gem mine and a museum and strike a bargain at one of the shops. Sitawaka, situated near Avissawella on a tributary of the Kelani Ganga (river). Sita is supposed to have been imprisoned by Ravana in a grove in this neighborhood. City & shopping tour of Colombo. Colombo like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Other places of interest are Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) One could shop at Odel Shopping Mall, house of Fashion and Noritake Ceramic Showroom, Kelaniya. Morning Visit the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya, which was a temple built in the 3rd century B.C. Kelaniya was one of the three places visited by the Buddha during his visits to Sri Lanka. Kelaniya is also the centre for traditional Sinhala pottery. Within the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Temple is a special shrine dedicated to Vibushana, king Ravana’s brother. Even during Ravana’s regime Vibushana was in charge of Kelaniya. Transfer from Kelaniya to Wattala / Seeduwa. Overnight stay at hotel in Colombo.

Day 05 : ChilawAfter breakfast at Hotel.Proceed to Chilaw, Muneeshwaram. Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Ayodhya in one of King Ravana’s vimana’s. He felt he was being followed by bramhaasthi dosham as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin. He stoped the vimana at this juncture because he felt 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 him 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. Manavari Manavari is the first place where Lord Rama installed and prayed to the Siva lingam. To date this lingam is called as Ramalinga Shivan. Rameshwaram is the only other lingam in the world named after Lord Rama. Transfer back from Chilaw to Colombo. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 06 : ColomboAfter breakfast at hotel, proceed to Airport



Package Cost Includes:
  • Accommodation on Bed & Breakfast Basis sharing double.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Porterage Charges.
  • Services of an English speaking chauffeur guide/driver.
  • 12% Value added tax (Vat) and 1% tourism development levy.
Package Cost Excludes :
  • Video Camera and Still Camera permits at the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy.
  • Lunch & dinner throughout the tour
  • Entrance fees to sites specified above.
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Tips
  • Any other services not specified above
  • X’mas and New Year dinner supplements.
Note: 1. Hotel Check In : 1400hrs & Check Out : 1200hrs. 2. Booking once confirmed & cancelled will result in 100% cancellation charges. 3. No refund is given on partially unutilised services. 4. Any changes in the flight timings prior to departure is beyond our control. 5. Airport taxes may changes. Actual airfare & taxes will be considered on the day of ticketing.
 
 

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