Ramayana Tour Of Sri Lanka – 8 Days & 7 Nights

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8 Days & 7 Nights

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Daily Tour

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Begin an enchanting tour through Sri Lanka's sacred Ramayana sites over 8 days and 7 nights. Begin in
Anuradhapura, where ancient legends of the Ramayana unfold amidst the ruins and temples. Explore
Trincomalee, a coastal gem steeped in mythological significance, including the revered Koneswaram
Temple.
Continue to Kandy, nestled in the hills and home to the iconic Temple of the Tooth Relic, where the
Ramayana’s influence is deeply rooted. Journey through Nuwara Eliya, famed for its tea estates and visit
Seetha Amman Temple, linked to Sita’s captivity.
Next, venture to Katharagama, a pilgrimage site associated with Lord Murugan, featuring sacred spots
entwined with Ramayana lore. Conclude in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s bustling capital, where modern life
coexists with ancient tales, visiting Ramayana sites and experiencing the city’s vibrant culture.
Throughout your journey, discover the spiritual resonance of the Ramayana in Sri Lanka’s landscapes and
communities, offering a profound insight into this timeless epic.

Highlights

  • Munneswara Temple Chilaw / Manaweri Temple Chilaw
  • Tirukoneswaram Temple Trincomalee
  • Golden Temple of Dambulla (Cave temple) (A UNESCO World Heritage)
  • Ancient City of Sigiriya (A UNESCO World Heritage)
  • Nuwara Eliya Tea Country / Tea estate & factory visit
  • Sri Bhaktha Hanuman Temple / Sita Amman Temple
  • Gayathri Peedam Nuwara Eliya
  • Divurumpola Temple
  • Ravana Water Fall / Ravana Caves
  • Sacred City of Kandy – (A UNESCO World Heritage)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Kandy
  • Galle Dutch fort (A UNESCO World Heritage)
  • Sri Anjaneyar Temple Colombo
  • Kelaniya Buddhist temple
  • Colombo / Kandy / Galle sightseeing city tours

Munneswaram & Manavari Temples in Chilaw / Transfer to Anuradhapura
Munneswaram & Manavari Temples in Chilaw / Transfer to Anuradhapura

Rama sought solace and divine guidance after the Brahmahasti incident. Here, Lord Shiva blessed Rama and advised him on rituals to absolve his transgressions. Visit Manavari Temple, where Lord Rama first installed a Shiva lingam, now revered as Ramalingam. Both temples hold profound significance on the Ramayana pilgrimage in Sri Lanka. Transfer to Anuradhapura, a city rich in spiritual heritage, for dinner and an overnight stay, preparing for further exploration of revered Ramayana sites.

Anuradhapura Ancient City – Transfer to Trincomalee
Anuradhapura Ancient City – Transfer to Trincomalee

Check out from your accommodation and embark on a journey through Anuradhapura Ancient City, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its ancient stupas and reservoirs, embodying the rich Sinhalese Buddhist civilisation. Transfer to Trincomalee, a coastal city with a history steeped in legend and spirituality. Visit Thirukoneswaram Kovil, believed to have been built by Sage Agasthyar at the request of Lord Shiva, who was moved by King Ravana's devotion. This temple stands as a testament to the unique bond between the deity and his devotee. Explore Trincomalee further with a city tour, discovering its other attractions and soaking in its cultural and historical significance. Enjoy dinner and overnight accommodation in Trincomalee, surrounded by the tranquility and mystique of this coastal gem.

Transfer to Kandy – Dambulla Cave Temple – Explore Kandy
Transfer to Kandy – Dambulla Cave Temple – Explore Kandy

Depart from Trincomalee and travel to Kandy, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its cultural and historical significance nestled amidst picturesque hills. En route, visit the Dambulla Cave Temple, a marvel of ancient Buddhist architecture and artistry. This UNESCO-listed site boasts five caves adorned with over 150 Buddha statues and vibrant frescoes depicting scenes from Buddhist scriptures. Pause at a spice garden in Matale to discover Sri Lanka's renowned spices, where you can enjoy a guided tour and savor a delicious lunch amidst the fragrant gardens. Upon arrival in Kandy, delve into its rich heritage with a visit to the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic, home to a revered relic of Buddha. Experience the serenity of this spiritual site set amidst tranquil surroundings. Conclude the day with a leisurely exploration of Kandy, including a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens renowned for its diverse flora and serene ambiance. Enjoy a delightful dinner and unwind with an overnight stay in Kandy, soaking in the cultural charm and natural beauty of this historic city.

Elephant Orphanage / Botanic Garden Kandy
Elephant Orphanage / Botanic Garden Kandy

Day 4 of your Ramayana Tour in Sri Lanka begins with a visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, where you'll observe these majestic creatures in their natural environment, learning about their conservation efforts. Next, delve into the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kandy, a sprawling 60-hectare oasis boasting diverse tropical flora and serene landscapes. Take at least an hour to explore its tranquil paths and vibrant orchid displays. Return to your Kandy hotel for leisure and relaxation, soaking in the city's peaceful ambiance. In the evening, attend the captivating cultural show at 5:30 PM, featuring traditional Sri Lankan dance and music, celebrating the island's rich cultural heritage. End your day with a delightful dinner and overnight stay in Kandy, reflecting on the day's immersive experiences.

Kandy to Nuwara Eliya / Bhaktha Hanuman Temple
Kandy to Nuwara Eliya / Bhaktha Hanuman Temple

Transfer to Nuwara Eliya from Kandy takes approximately 2 hours, with a stop en route at the Sri Bhaktha Hanuman Temple in Ramboda. This temple holds significance in the Ramayana epic, as it is believed to be the place where Hanuman searched for Sita Devi near Ravana Goda. After visiting the temple, proceed to Nuwara Eliya, often referred to as Little England due to its cool climate and scenic tea plantations. In Nuwara Eliya, indulge in sightseeing to explore its picturesque landscapes and charming attractions. Conclude your day with a delightful dinner and overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of Sri Lanka's hill country.

Sita Amman Temple / Divrumpola Temple / Kataragama
Sita Amman Temple / Divrumpola Temple / Kataragama

On the 6th day of the Sri Lanka Ramayana Tour, delve into myth and history with a visit to the Sita Amman Temple and Ashoka Vatika (Hakgala Botanical Gardens) in Nuwara Eliya, where Princess Sita is said to have been held captive by King Ravana. Journey onward to Kataragama, pausing at the Divurumpola Buddhist Temple, where Sita underwent the Agni Pariksha (fire ordeal) to prove her innocence and purity. Admire the scenic Ravana Waterfalls and, if accessible, explore the legendary Ravana Caves. Arrive in Kataragama, a sacred pilgrimage destination revered by Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims alike. Enjoy a fulfilling dinner and restful overnight stay, soaking in the spiritual essence of these significant Ramayana sites in Sri Lanka.

:07 Kataragama Temple – Ussangoda Ramayana Site – Rumassala – Transfer to Colombo
:07 Kataragama Temple – Ussangoda Ramayana Site – Rumassala – Transfer to Colombo

Visit the sacred Kataragama Temple dedicated to God Skanda, a significant pilgrimage site revered by Hindus. Depart for Colombo, stopping at the Ussangoda Ramayana Site within Ussangoda National Park. According to legend, King Ravana used this flat, hardened land for his Pushpak Vimana. Continue to Galle and visit Rumassala Sanjeevani mountain, believed to be the site where Hanuman brought the medicinal herb to save Lakshmana. Explore the Galle Dutch Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcasing colonial-era architecture and history. Transfer to Colombo for overnight stay, concluding a day rich in Ramayana mythology and historical exploration.

Anjaneyar Temple / Kelaniya Buddhist Temple / Departure
Anjaneyar Temple / Kelaniya Buddhist Temple / Departure

On the final day of your Ramayana tour in Sri Lanka, Begin with a visit to Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple, the first Anjaneyar Temple in Sri Lanka dedicated to Lord Hanuman in his Panchamuga form, featuring five faces. This temple holds significant Ramayana-related importance. Next, visit Kelaniya Vibhishana Temple, a Buddhist temple associated with Ramayana legends, where Vibhishana, after King Ravana's defeat, was crowned by Lakshmana. Conclude your tour with a direct transfer to Colombo International Airport for your departure flight.

  • Day 01: Rajarata Hotel Anuradhapura or Similar
  • Day 02: JKAB Beach Resort Trincomalee or Similar
  • Day 03/04 : Gangaaddara Hotel Kandy or Similar
  • Day 05: CI Residence Nuwaraeliya or Similar
  • Day 06: Rice of Life by Tissa Inn or Similar
  • Day 07 : Hotel Nippon Colombo or Similar
  • Professionally qualified English-speaking guide
  • Meals - Daily 07 breakfasts and 07 dinners are included in the hotels
  • Private transportation in a modern, fully air-conditioned vehicle for the entire trip.
  • Free pick-up and drop-off on the first and last day
  • A complimentary bottle of water per person each day
  • Government tax / No hidden charges
  • 24 hours emergency contact
  • Flights Tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • UNESCO Heritage sites Entrance fees 
  • National Museums Entrance fees
  • Botanical Gardens Entrance fees
  • Late check-out & early check-in charges
  • Visa on Arrival
  • Tips
  • Lunch 
  • Camera permit to the sites

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