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    Day 01

    AIRPORT/ KATARAGAMA

    Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport and met by your guide and travel to Kataragama. En-route visit Ussangoda. Visit Kataragama temple in evening. Dinner & overnight in Kataragama.

    Ussangoda

    According to Ramayana, after meeting Seetha Devi Lord Hanuman decided to test the strength of the mighty King Ravana and his army of Rakshasas. In the event that unfolded Lord Hanuman’s tail was set on fire by the Rakshasas, who in turn went on to torch some parts of King Ravana’s empire. Ussangoda is one of the torched areas, which is said to have been an airport used by King Ravana.

    Kataragama temple

    This is the temple of Lord Karthikeya Subramaniam at Kataragama. Lord Karthikeya was requested to go to the battlefield by Lord Indra on the last day of war. This was done to protect Lord Rama from the wrath of Brahmasthra aimed by King Ravana which other wise would have weakened Lord Rama. The benefit was one of the most powerful weapon brahma asthra aimed at Lord Rama for the second time was rendered useless by the presence of Lord Karthikeya.
    3 pooja or offerings take place daily. Make sure you have a tray full of fruits, incense and of course little money, to be offered (You will get half the fruits back, which you may partake)

    Day 02

    NUWARAELIYA

    After breakfast leave the hotel and travel to Nuwaraeliya. Visit Ella, Seetha Amman kovil, Haggala botanical garden and Divurumpola. Dinner & overnight in Nuwaraeliya.

    Sita Amman Temple

    The Sita Amman Temple can be seen en route to the Hakgala Botanical Gardens. The prominent temple architecture will not fail to attract your attention. Ancient statues of Rama and Sita can be seen on one side of the temple. The temple today is a modern building with its paintings, statues and pillars decorated with sculptures; all depicting the tale of Rama and Sita.

    Hakgala Botanical Gardens

    The 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 Temple

    Still revered by thousands, this holy haven was the place where Sita performed her Agni Pariksha (proving her chastity) to her husband Rama. Continuing the practice for thousands of years, villagers still pledge their fidelity or take oaths there and even in certain courts, this agreement was binding. This place has been respected and worshipped by people down the ages.

    Ella

    Ella is 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.

    Day 03

    KANDY

    After breakfast travel to Kandy. En-route visit tea plantations, tea factories, ramboda waterfall and Sri Bhakta hanuman temple. In Kandy, visit temple of tooth relic. Dinner & overnight stay in Kandy.

    Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple

    In the hills of Ramboda where Hanuman was searching for Sita, the Chinmaya Mission of Sri Lanka built the Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple which is visited by thousands of devotees every year.

    Temple of the tooth relic

    This temple, the most important one for The Sri Lankan Buddhists was built in the 16th Century A.D. solely for the purpose of housing the tooth relic. Observe the magnificent Architecture of that period and experience the tranquility of the atmosphere.

    Day 04

    HILAW / NEGAMBO

    After breakfast we leave for the Munishwaram Temple & Manavari Temple in Chilaw. Dinner and overnight in Negombo.

    Munishwaram Temple

    It is believed that Munishwaram predates the Ramayana and a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva was located here. Munishwaram means the first temple for Shiva (Munnu + Easwaran). A Shiva Lingam was already here when Lord Rama visited this place. Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Ayodhya with Sita in one of King Ravana’s Vimanas. He felt he was being followed by a Bramhaasthi Dosham  (a malevolent black shadow) as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin.

    Manavari Temple

    When the Vimana was passing over Munishwaram, he felt the Vimana vibrating, and realized the Brahmaasti Dosham was not following him at this particular point. He stopped the Vimana at this juncture and asked god Lord Shiva for advice. Lord Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised installing and praying at four lingams located at Manavari, Thiru Koneshwaram, Thiru Ketheshwaram and Rameshwaram in India as the only remedy to get rid of the dosham. The first lingam was installed at Manavari about 5km from here, near the banks of the Deduru Oya. At the Manavari Temple Chilaw Manavari is the first lingam installed and prayed by Rama and till date this lingam is called as Ramalinga Shivan. Rameshwaram is the only other lingam in world named after Lord Rama.

    Day 05

    NEGAMBO / AIRPORT

    Travel to airport for your flight

     

  • Day 01

    AIRPORT / PINNAWELA / KANDY

    Arrival at Bandaranayake International Airport and welcomed by our airport representative followed by the transfer to your hotel in Kandy. En-route visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.  In the evening you’ll be watching a cultural performance by traditional Kandyan dancers and drummers.

    Dinner & overnight stay in Kandy.

    Pinnawala elephant orphanage

    The foster – home of elephants (around 70) of different age and size feed, bathe, play together. These great animals have been found injured or left abandoned in the wilderness. Now they even breed in captivity.

    Temple of the tooth relic

    This temple, the most important one for The Sri Lankan Buddhists was built in the 16th Century A.D. solely for the purpose of housing the tooth relic. Observe the magnificent Architecture of that period and experience the tranquility of the atmosphere.

    Traditional dancing show

    The Dance was done during the king’s times as an entertaining show for the kings. However its popularity reduced when the British took over, but now it’s revived and taken on for the stage. The Kandyan Music & the Dresses all are a beauty to watch.

    Day 02

    KANDY / SEETHA KOTUWA / KANDY

    After breakfast travel to visit Seetha kotuwa. Dinner and overnight in Kandy.

    Sita Kotuwa

    Sita was kept at Queen Mandodari‘s Palace and later moved first to Sita Kotuwa (translated “Sita’s Fort”) and finally to Ashoka Vatika. The ruins found here are the remnants of later civilizations.

    Day 03

    KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA

    After breakfast travel to Nuwaraeliya. En-route visit Hanuman temple and Ramboda waterfall. Then see a tea plantations and a tea factory. Dinner & overnight in Nuwaraeliya.

    Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple

    In the hills of Ramboda where Hanuman was searching for Sita, the Chinmaya Mission of Sri Lanka built the Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple which is visited by thousands of devotees every year.

    Nuwara Eliya

    Drive through the little town of Nuwara Eliya observing the well-maintained buildings of colonial Architecture. Visit the busy market where the tea plantation workers rush in and out with their days provisions. Visit the lake Gregory built for generating power during the British Colonial age but now a feature that adds beauty to the city.

    Day 04

    NUWARA-ELIYA / BANDARAWELA / ELLA

    After breakfast visit Ramayana sites around Nuwaraeliya & Ella. Dinner & overnight stay in Nuwaraeliya.

    Sita Amman Temple

    The Sita Amman Temple can be seen en route to the Hakgala Botanical Gardens. The prominent temple architecture will not fail to attract your attention. Ancient statues of Rama and Sita can be seen on one side of the temple. The temple today is a modern building with its paintings, statues and pillars decorated with sculptures; all depicting the tale of Rama and Sita.

    Hakgala Botanical Gardens

    The 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 Temple

    Still revered by thousands, this holy haven was the place where Sita performed her Agni Pariksha (proving her chastity) to her husband Rama. Continuing the practice for thousands of years, villagers still pledge their fidelity or take oaths there and even in certain courts, this agreement was binding. This place has been respected and worshipped by people down the ages.

    Ella

    Ella is 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.

    Day 05

    NUWARAELIYA / COLOMBO

    After breakfast we leave for Colombo. Colombo is the commercial capital of the country. Attractions are Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, churches, the old parliament building, the zoo, museums and art galleries. In evening visit Anjaneyar Temple in Kalubowila. Dinner and overnight in Colombo.

    Anjaneyar Temple

    This is the first Anjaneyar Temple in Sri Lanka and also the only Panchamuga (five faced) Anjaneyar Temple in Sri Lanka. Its the only temple in the world to have a chariot for Ajanyear.

    Day 06

    COLOMBO / CHILAW / NEGOMBO

    After breakfast we leave for the Munishwaram Temple & Manavari Temple in Chilaw. Dinner and overnight in Negombo.

    Munishwaram Temple

    It is believed that Munishwaram predates the Ramayana and a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva was located here. Munishwaram means the first temple for Shiva (Munnu + Easwaran). A Shiva Lingam was already here when Lord Rama visited this place. Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Ayodhya with Sita in one of King Ravana’s Vimanas. He felt he was being followed by a Bramhaasthi Dosham  (a malevolent black shadow) as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin.

    Manavari Temple

    When the Vimana was passing over Munishwaram, he felt the Vimana vibrating, and realized the Brahmaasti Dosham was not following him at this particular point. He stopped the Vimana at this juncture and asked god Lord Shiva for advice. Lord Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised installing and praying at four lingams located at Manavari, Thiru Koneshwaram, Thiru Ketheshwaram and Rameshwaram in India as the only remedy to get rid of the dosham. The first lingam was installed at Manavari about 5km from here, near the banks of the Deduru Oya. At the Manavari Temple Chilaw Manavari is the first lingam installed and prayed by Rama and till date this lingam is called as Ramalinga Shivan. Rameshwaram is the only other lingam in world named after Lord Rama.

    Day 07

    NEGOMBO / AIRPORT

    Travel to airport for your flight.

  • Day 01

    AIRPORT / NEGAMBO

    Meet your guide on arrival and transfer to a hotel in Negambo for overnight stay.

    Day 02

    MUNNESHWARAM TEMPLE / MANAWARI TEMPLE

    Travel to visit Munishwaram Temple & Manavari Temple in Chilaw. Travel to Sigiriya for overnight stay.

    Munishwaram Temple

    It is believed that Munishwaram predates the Ramayana and a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva was located here. Munishwaram means the first temple for Shiva (Munnu + Easwaran).

    Manavari Temple

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

    Day 03

    KONESHWARAM / SHANKARI DEVI TEMPLE [SHAKTHI PEETHAM]

    Travel to visit Koneshwaram temple and Shankari Devi temple in Trincomalee. Overnight in Sigiriya.

    Koneswaram temple

    Koneswaram temple of Trincomalee (also historically known as the Thirukonamamalai Konesar Kovil, the Temple of the Thousand Pillars and Thiru-Konamamalai Maccakeswaram Kovil) is an Hindu temple in Trincomalee, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka venerated by Saivites throughout the continent. It is built atop Swami Rock, a rocky promontory cape overlooking Trincomalee, a classical period harbour port town.

    Shankari Temple

    The famed SHANKARI Temple, in Sri Lanka, is one of the 18 Devi Temples (Ashta Dasha Shakti Peethas). Many have heard the Ashtadasha Shakti Peetha Shloka starting with LANKAAYAAM SHAANKARI DEVI.composed by Sri Adi Shankara which means Shankari in Lanka. This Shloka enumerates the list of places of Devi temples which are considered to be part of the 18 Devi Peethas.

    Day 04

    MATALE / KANDY

    Leave for Kandy via Dambulla. From Dambulla drive to Matale to visit a spice garden. In Kandy, visit the Temple of the Tooth. View a cultural dance in evening. Overnight at Kandy.

    Day 05

    HANUMAN TEMPLE / NUWARAELIYA

    Kandy , last seat of the Sinhala Kings, is a very popular destination for visitors from home and abroad. Then travel to Nuwaraeliya.

    Visit a tea factory en-route to see how the world’s favorite drink is prepared and visit Hanuman temple.  Nuwara Eliya resembles an old English town, complete with a lake, race track, well- kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican Church and an 18 hole golf course. Dinner and overnight at Nuwara Eliya.

    Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple

    In the hills of Ramboda where Hanuman was searching for Sita, the Chinmaya Mission of Sri Lanka built the Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple which is visited by thousands of devotees every year.

    Day 06

    SEETHA AMMAN TEMPLE / HAKGALA GARDEN / DIVURUMPOLA

    Visit Sitha amman temple, Divurumpola and Hakgala garden. Dinner & overnight stay in Nuwaraeliya.

    Sita Amman Temple

    The prominent temple architecture will not fail to attract your attention. Ancient statues of Rama and Sita can be seen on one side of the temple. The temple today is a modern building with its paintings, statues and pillars decorated with sculptures; all depicting the tale of Rama and Sita.

    Hakgala Botanical Gardens

    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 Temple

    This is the place where Seetha Devi underwent “Agni Pariksha” (test). It is a popular place of worship among locals in this area. Divurumpola means place of oath in Sinhala. The legal system permits and accepts the swearing done at this temple while settling disputes between parties.

    Day 07

    RAVANA WATERFALL / KATARAGAMA TEMPLE

    After breakfast, travel to Kataragama and visit Kataragama temple. Overnight stay in Kataragama. En-route visit Rawana waterfall in Ella. Overnight stay in Ella.

    Ravana Waterfall

    It is said that Ravana had kidnapped princess Sita, and had hidden her in the caves behind this waterfall, now simply known as the Ravana Ella Cave. At the time, the cave was surrounded with thick forests in the midst of wilderness. It is also believed that Rama’s queen bathed in a pool that accumulated the water falling from this waterfall.

    Kataragamam temple

    Kataragamam temple in Kataragama, Sri Lanka, is a Hindu and Buddhist temple complex dedicated to Skanda-Murukan also known as Kataragama deviyo.

    Day 08

    USSANGODA / COLOMBO

    After breakfast, travel to Colombo. En-route visit Ussangoda. Overnight stay in Colombo.

    Ussangoda

    After meeting Seetha Devi Lord Hanuman decided to test the strength of the mighty King Ravana and his army of Rakshasas. In the event that unfolded Lord Hanuman’s tail was set on fire by the Rakshasas, who in turn went on to torch some parts of King Ravana’s empire. Ussangoda is one of the torched areas, which is said to have been an airport used by King Ravana.

    Day 09

    ANJANEYAR TEMPLE / KELANIYA [VIBEESHANA] TEMPLE

    After breakfast visit the first Anjaneyar temple in Sri Lanka and Kelaniya temple and Leave to a hotel in Negambo for overnight stay.

    Anjaneyar Temple

    This is the first Anjaneyar Temple in Sri Lanka and also the only Panchamuga (five faced) Anjaneyar Temple in Sri Lanka. Its the only temple in the world to have a chariot for Ajanyear.

    Kelaniya Temple

    After King Ravana’s death, Vibeeshana was coroneted as King of Lanka by Lakshmana at Kelaniya. There are murals enshrined outside the Buddhist temple depicting the crowning of Vibeeshana. The Kelani River is mentioned in the Valmiki Ramayana and Vibeeshana palace was said to be on the banks of this river.

    Day 10

    NEGAMBO / AIRPORT

    After breakfast travel to airport for your flight.