Ramayana Tour

In Sri Lanka – a drum beats, an elephant trumpets and a mystical Buddhist chant fills the air all inone little moment. This captures the essence of a magical Island nation with all its beauty as well as its complexities. Here is a land which traces its lineage back to the beginning of time and here is.`1a country within which there is so much to discover and experience. The ruins of ancient civilizations stand testament to a great past while man – made tanks belonging to centuries gone continue to amaze modern day scientists.

The jungles are home to wild leopards and the oceans are filled with dolphins and whales. Modern fast-paced cities amidst traditional rituals and customs. Culture and technology, beliefs and development. When writing about Sri Lanka in the 14th century, Oderic, a Franciscan Monk went on to say there were many ‘miraculous things’ of which he could not write. Even in the 21st century this little Island continues to amaze and hold traveler’s captive by the range of possibilities available is such a compact space.

Day 1

Route: Air Port - Negombo

Drive: Approx. 35 Min

Highlights: Old Parliament Building | Gangaramaya Temple | Galle Face Green

Arrival at the Colombo International Airport. Clients will be welcomed by our representative and transfer to Hotel at Negombo. Evening City & shopping tour in Negombo.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Negombo.

Day 2

Route: Colombo > Pinnawala > Peradeniya > Kandy

Drive: Approx. 4 Hours

Highlights: Kandy | Pinnawala | Peradeniya

After breakfast leave for Kandy via Pinnawela. On the way visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, is an orphanage and breeding ground for wild elephants. Visit the Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, which is the largest of its kind in Sri Lanka. It is renowned for its vastly diverse collection of almost 300 species of orchids, and over 500 varieties of spices and medicinal plants housed in the National Herbarium which is attached to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Evening city tour of Kandy including Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha – by far the most important place of worship for Buddhists world over, Upper Lake drive a place where one could have a bird’s eye view of the city below. Conclude the evening by watching a cultural show with Kandyan Dancers and Drummers including a special act of fire walking.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Kandy.

Day 3

Route: Kandy > Nuwara Eliya

Highlights: Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya. On the way visit a Tea Factory and a Plantation to witness the manufacturing process of world-famous Ceylon Tea and to taste a pure un-blended cup of factory fresh tea. Also pass by eye-catching views with waterfalls. In the evening, go on a city tour of Nuwara Eliya, including Victoria Park, Gregory’s Lake and the 124-year old Golf Course, which is considered to be one of Asia’s finest GolfClubs. Next visit the Hakgala gardens. The Hakgala Botanical Garden was one of the pleasure gardens of King Ravana of the well-known epic Ramayanaya. 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 marry him. It was here where the heart-warming 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 he did so. Part of this majestic garden stillexists. It is also said that Hanuman nearly destroyed it in order to prove to Ravana of the forces against him.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 4

Route: Nuwara Eliya > Hakgala > Bandarawela > Ella

Highlights: Hakgala | Nuwara Eliya | Ella

After breakfast visit the Sita Aman temple. The Sita Amman Temple can be seen on route to Hakgala along the Nuwara Eliya badulla Road. The prominent temple architecture will not fail to attract your attention on the way to the Hakgala Botanical Gardens from Nuwara Eliya. 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 temple seen today is a modern building with its paintings, statues and pillars decorated with sculptures, all depicting the tale of Rama and Sita. The rear of the temple overlooks a stream, while from its front can be seen the Hakgala peaks. Thereafter 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 with over 1500 women to attend to her every need. Thereafter proceed to Welimada and visit Divurumpola temple. Although this Vihara is said to be established in the 6th A.D.Polonnaruwa period it has a long history among people of having been started in the time of Rama, Rawana and Sita. 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 over thousands of years, villagers still pledge their fidelity or take oaths there and even in certain courts, this agreement was binding. Since that time this place has been respected and worshiped by people down the ages. Furthermore it is said that this place was given the name Divurumpola or the place of making a wow. Not only in legends but this name has been inscribed in the moonstone guarding the Devale in the premises.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Ella.

Day 5

Route: Ella > Rathnapura > Sitawaka > Negombo

Highlights:Rathnapura | Sitawaka | Negombo

After breakfast leave for Negombo via Ratnapura and Sitawaka, Avissawella. 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, situated near Avissawella on a tributary of the Kelani Ganga (river). Not surprisingly it derives its name from Sita, who is supposed to have been imprisoned by Ravana in a grove in this neighborhood.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Negombo.

Day 6

Route: Negombo - Chilaw - Negombo

Highlights: Chilaw > Negombo

After breakfast leave for Chilaw and visit Muneeshwaram. Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Ayodhya in one of King Ravana vimana. He felt he was being followed by bramhaasthidosham as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin. He stopped the vimana at this juncture because he felt at this place the Brahmaasthidosham and 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, ThiruKoneshwaram, ThiruKetheshwaram and Rameshwaram in India, as the only remedy to get rid of the dosham. Manavari is the first place where Lord Rama installed and prayed the Siva lingam after the end of the war with King Ravana. To date this lingam is called as RamalingaShivan. Rameshwaram is the only other lingam in the world named after Lord Rama. Evening at Leisure.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Negombo.

Day 7

Route: Negombo > Airport

Drive: Approx. 35 Min

Highlights: Colombo City Tour

After Having Breakfast at Hotel You Will Visit the Gangaramaya Temple(Optional) Which is A Most Important Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. And Then Will Visit the Independence Square and The Galle Face Green Along. And Make Some Shopping in the Leading Shopping Malls. “as All Good Things Must Come to an End, Your Chauffeur Guide Will Comfortably Take You Back to the International Airport for a Safe Return Journey.”

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Terms & Conditions

Your Holiday includes

● Per person cost of twin-sharing accommodation

● Transport by private air-conditioned car or van and services of English speaking chauffeur guide for the entire duration

● Local government taxes & service charges

● Meals Breakfast and Dinner

Reservation, Cancellation Policy & Notes

● Quote is subject to availability of rooms, tax increases, price fluctuations and any peak season supplements

● The cost is based on cash basis. For any other method of settlement whether it be cheques, drafts, credit cards or debit cards we will entail a service charge

● For cancellations within 30 days before the date of arrival 100% of the holiday program will be charged

● The standard check in time in Sri Lanka is 14:00 hours and standard check out time is 11:00 hours - All drive times are approximate and are subject to change.

Your Holiday excludes

● Visas

● Travel Insurance

● Optional tours & activities

● Flights - Airport taxes

● Activities & highlights

● Camera & Video permits at cultural sights

● All expenses of personal nature

● Tips and portage

● Spa and Wellness treatment

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