Located in the Indian Ocean this South Asian island country is a treasure trove for travelers. Sri Lanka is known all over the world for its rich and vibrant cultural history, magnificent wildlife biodiversity and picturesque coastline and everything is nestled under the lush green covering. Popularly known as ‘the land of ancient civilizations’, Sri Lanka is a major pilgrimage destination for Buddhists as well as Hindu devotees. With Namaste India trip wholesome Sri Lanka Ramayana Tour Package re lives the bygone era for 8 days and 7 nights.
Day 01: Arrival in Sri Lanka – Chilaw – Anuradhapura
Upon arrival, you will be assisted by our tour representative who will make you head towards Anuradhapura via Chilaw. Upon arriving at Chilaw your Ramayana tour will kick start with a visit to Manavari Temple – the spot where Lord Rama had forst established a lingam after killing Ravana. This is an extremely sacred place since there are only two Ramalingam (lingams established by Lord Rama) in the world, one of them being in Rameshwaram. You will then be taken to Munneswaram Temple – this is the exact place where Lord Rama had prayed to Lord Shiva after committing Brahmahasti (priest killing).
Upon arriving at Anuradhapura you will be duly checked in to your allotted hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 02: Anuradhapura – Trincomalee
Early in the morning you will be made to proceed for Trincomalee but first you will be made to take a brief tour of Anuradhapura starting with a visit to Kanniya hot water spring well – a collection of 7 wells which is believed to possess natural healing powers and the place where king Ravana is believed to have carried out the last rites for his mother.
After covering a 2 hours road journey and upon arriving at Trincomalee you will be taken to visit the famous Koneswaram Hindu temple – which was built by Rishi Agastya after getting instructions from Lord Shiva who was highly impressed by King Ravana’s devotion. The temple is extremely unique since it is a temple which was built by the lord for his devotee. You will be duly checked in to your hotel for spending the night.
Your evening will end on a relaxing note at Nilaveli Beach where you will also witness the majestic sunset.
Day 03: Trincomalee – Kandy
Early in the morning you will start off your journey towards Kandy, while stopping on your way for visits to some of the most mesmerizing tourist attractions like – Sigiriya rock fortress – a UNESCO world heritage site, and popularly dubbed as the 8th wonder of the world is a triple moated defense from where a massive rock emerges to a height of 600 feet, which is complete with gardens and swimming pools on the summit.
You will then head on to Cobra cave – named so because of its shape and the place where Sita was held in captivity whose walls are covered in prehistoric inscriptions and artworks.
Upon arriving at Kandy which is located at a distance of 4 hours and 5 mines you will be checked in to your hotel, after which you will be made to attend the local and traditional Kandy dance show presentation.
Day 04: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
Early in the morning, you will be taken on a local sightseeing of Kandy, where you will be made to visit the famous temple of the tooth – a sacred 16th-century site for Sri Lankan Buddhists which houses Lord Buddha’s tooth relic.
You will then be escorted to Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple – where Lord Hanuman wandered looking for Sita and is visited by numerous devotees throughout the year.
Ramboda waterfalls will be your next destination – which is one of the most pristine and picturesque cascading waterfalls in Sri Lanka.
The island country of Sri Lanka is popular all over the world for its high-quality tea; you will be taken for a visit to the tea factory and tea plantation estates. Here you will also have the option of buying yourself some locally produced tea.
Your next destination for the day will be upon your arrival at Nuwara Eliya, Seetha Amman temple – a modern vibrant and attractive building which is dedicated to Lord Rama and Sita and enshrines both their statues.
Finally, you will be taken to the colorful and lively Ashok Vatika – the place where Sita preferred to stay in captivity under the Ashoka tree, hence the name.
You will then be duly checked in to your hotel after a wholesome sightseeing tour, where you will be staying overnight.
Day 05: Nuwara Eliya – Kataragama
Your early morning visit will be on an extremely colorful not, where you will be made to visit Hakgala botanical garden – one of the 5 most popular botanical gardens in Sri Lanka and was Ravana’s favorite places where he kept a very depressed Sita.
Gayathri Amman temple at Nuwara Eliya will be your next destination – which houses numerous Swayambhu (self-created lingams). Next, you will be taken to the historic site of Divurumpola Temple – the spot where Sita had performed her Agnipariksha to prove her purity and took her oaths. Several years later the villagers still pledge their fidelity or take oaths.
Dhowa rock temple will be your next stop – it holds immense relevance since during the 1st century BC this place had served as the refuge place for King Walagamba. It also holds Buddhist importance since there is also a small stupa present inside the cave.
The small mountain hamlet of Ella will be your next destination which possesses this was also one of the places where Ravana was hiding Sita. The Ella cave is located at the massive Ella waterfalls (1080 feet). After exploring this glorious site you will be made to head on to Kataragama which is located at a distance of 4 hours where you will be checked in to your allotted hotel for the night.
Day 06: Kataragama – Colombo
You will be made to visit the famous Kataragama Hindu temple in the morning – the place where Lord Kartikeya had requested to proceed to the battlefield by Lord Indra during the last day of war.
Later you will be made to proceed towards Ussangoda – the place which was one of the burnt up areas caused by Lord Hanuman’s blazing tail when he was testing the might of Ravana. Galle fortress will be your next destination which was built by the Portuguese in 1588 which till present day reminds the visitors of the colonial past.
After covering a road journey of 5 hours you will reach the magnificent city of Colombo – the largest city of Sri Lanka where upon arrival you will be checked in to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 07: Colombo Sightseeing
Early in the morning, you will be taken on a fun riverboat safari on Bentota Madu. You will also be taken to the famous turtle farms.
Your sacred temple tour of the day will kick start with Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple – the only temple on the island which is dedicated to the Panchamuga form (five faces) of Lord Hanuman. You will also be made to visit Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara – a Buddhist sanctuary which is said to be visited by Lord Buddha himself. There is also a Hindu shrine present within the sanctuary.
Depending on the availability you will also be taken on a city-wide tour of Colombo which will cover the Independence Memorial Hall, old parliament and Galle face garden.
Day 08: Colombo Departure
From Colombo, you will be made to head on to the airport which is a 1-hour journey where you will be made to board the flight heading towards your onward destination.
Our tour representative will assist you upon your arrival.
We serve our guests with welcomes drinks at their preferred hotels.
Providing accommodation at the hotel on double-sharing basis.
All three meals of the day are included in our package.
Transfer from one place to another through an air-conditioned vehicle.
There is a scarcity of drinking water so we offer our guests with a bottle containing 1litre mineral water.
You will be accompanied by an English speaking guide so that you won’t face any communication issue. However, on your special request you will be provided with your desired language speaking guide.
Pick up and drop facility from the railway station or the airport and vice-versa.
All relevant transport charges including toll tax, parking charge, fuel, etc. are included in the package.
Any kind of personal expenses like porters, tipping, camera fees, meals apart from the itinerary are to be borne by the customers.
There is no provision of any insurance or medical benefits.
Any air or train fare is not a part of our cost inclusion column.
Visa charges are not inclusive in our package and if you are looking for a Visa request then you need to pay 2000 per person.
Tuk Tuk, cable car ride, entrance fees, and Boat Ride are not mentioned in our itinerary.
If any delay occurred due to uncertain issues like natural calamity then we are not liable to pay the loss.