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 Ramayana Trail- 7N/8D 
(Code: LKT/IBT/SAT4 Category: 3)

Ultimate spiritual journey with an opportunity to follow & visit the Ramayana Trail sites in Sri Lanka

 Tour At A Glance...
Lord Rama & Seetha Devi
Shri Seetha Amman Temple
Load Rama
Lord Hanuman

Detailed Itinerary...

 Day 1 :  Airport - Negombo a beach location near Airport Read More >>
On arrival at the Colombo International Airport you will be warmly welcomed by our chauffeur guide and transfer you to your hotel in Negombo. Spend the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Negombo. .
 Day 2 :  Negombo – Chilaw Muneeshwaram Temple - Kandy Read More >>
After breakfast proceed to Chilaw to visit the Muneeshwaram Temple to pay tribute to Lord Shiva; the place where Lord Rama prayed for Lord Shiva.

Having visited the above temple, proceed to Mannavari Temple. Manavari is the first lingam installed and prayed to by Lord Rama and this lingam is also called Ramalinga Shivan.

Thereafter proceed to Kandy. En-route visit the Pinnawala elephant orphanage (optional). Spend the rest of the day at leisure in the hotel. Evening, join a puja ceremony at the Temple of the Holy Tooth Relic. Overnight stay in Kandy. .
 Day 3 :  Kandy - Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple Ramboda -Nuwara Eliya  Read More >>
After breakfast drive to Nuwara Eliya. En-route visit he Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple, Ramboda. On these hills of Ramboda where Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi.

On arrival check into the hotel and spend some time at leisure. In the evening visit the Gayathri peedam in Nuwara Eliya. It is believed to be the place from where King Ravana\\\\\\\'s son Meghanath venerated Lord Shiva with penance and poojas and in turn was granted super natural powers by lord Shiva. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya. .
 Day 4 :  Nuwara Eliya – Seetha Amman Temple – Divurumpola - Bandarawela  Read More >>
After breakfast set off to Bandarawela, en route, visiting Seetha Amman Temple -Seetha Eliya. The stream that runs from the hill, catered to the needs of Sitadevi during her stay at Ashoka Forest. She is said to have bathed in this stream. Now there is a temple erected for Lord Rama, Sitadevi, Luxshmana and Hanuman by the side of this stream. It is interesting to note that foot prints akin to Lord Hanuman’s are found by this river -some small and some large.

Thereafter drive to Divurumpola, the place of Sita\\\\\\\'s famous fire ordeal, Agni Pariksha. It is believed that Sitadevi, after being liberated from King Ravana was subjected to a test to prove here chastity by offering herself to the fire. However she came unscathed and proved her holiness during this ritual at this place.

On arrival in Bandarawela check into the hotel and at leisure. Overnight stay in Bandarawela. .
 Day 5 :  Bandarawela – Ravana Ella – Ravana Caves - Kataragama Read More >>
After breakfast proceed to Kataragama. En-route stop at Ella to see Ravana Ella & Ravana Cave. Ravana Ella Falls is a breath-taking waterfall, 1080 feet high (cascades into several falls). King Ravana of Ramayana legend, is said to have lived in one of the caves above the waterfalls.

The Ravana Cave tunnels prove beyond doubt the architectural brilliance of King Ravana. These tunnels served as a quick means of transport through the hills and also as a secret passage. These tunnels networked all the important cities, airport and dairy farms. A close look at these tunnels indicates that they are man-made and not natural formations. Overnight stay at Kataragama. .
 Day 6 :  Kataragama – Ussangoda – Rumasela – Seenigama Temple - Colombo Read More >>
After breakfast, visit the Kataragama shrine, dedicated to God Skanda (Murugan) the God of Love and War. Today Kataragama is a place of worship for Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims.

It is believed that God Skanda came from India and married Valli the daughter of tribal head of Veddah community in Sri Lanka. When his Indian wife came in search of him he refused to go back. The legend has it that all of them lived here happily thereafter. There are separate shrines for the two wives, Tevani Amman Kovil for the Indian wife and Valli Amman Kovil for the Sri Lankan wife.

Visit Ramayana site Ussangoda believed to be an area torched by Hanuman\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s burning tail thereafter. According to Ramayana, after meeting Sitadevi, Lord Hunuman decided to test the strength of the mighty King Ravana and his army of Rakshasas. During the events that unfolded Lord Hanuman’s tail was set on fire by the Rakshasa’s, and Lord Hanuman in turn went on to torch some parts of King Ravana’s empire. Ussanggoda is on the torched areas, which is said to have been an airport used by King Ravana.

Afterwards visit Rumassala in Galle. At various times during the war, both Lords Rama and Lakshmana were hit by powerful arrows, and had fallen unconscious. Lord Hanuman had been instructed to fetch the lifesaving herbs from the jungles of Himalaya to bring them back to life. Mighty Hanuman had gone to the Himalayan hills and lifted the whole hill and brought it back, as he was unable to identify the lifesaving herbs by himself. Parts of the hill is said to have fallen in five places in Sri Lanka and one such place is Rumasala in Galle.

Drive to Hikkaduwa and visit the Seenigama Temple. This is said to be the place from where Sugreeva, king of the Vanara’s (monkeys) started his onslaught on King Ravana’s forces.

Thereafter take the highway to Colombo. On arrival visit the Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple. dedicated to Anja.
 Day 7 :  Colombo
After breakfast day at leisure. Engage in shopping and entertainment opportunities.

Overnight stay in Colombo. .
 Tour Includes: 
Accommodation at Hotels sharing a Double or Twin room and Meals on Bed and Breakfast basis for 7 nights

Transportation in a Private Air-conditioned car/van/mini coach with an English speaking Driver / National guide

For groups over 7, an English speaking National Guide

Service charges and all Government taxes, which are applicable as of date.
 Tour Excludes: 
Any lunch, dinner or extra beverages or food / snacks consumed.

Entrance fees to all places of interest.

Camera & Video permits at any site.

Any personal effects not mentioned here.

Any gratuities to the Driver or any other additional attending staff.

All other expenses which are not included in ‘TOUR INCLUDES’ column
 Tour Price: 
USD 697 for group of 4 participants
 Important Notes: 
Price quoted above is for guidance only and is for a group of 4 passenger with 4Star accommodation. From groups less than or above 4 & for standard accommodation, please request for a quote.

Your Itinerary may have to be adjusted based on arrival & departure times.

Program can be amended according to your requirements. Please list them under Customizations/Other Details.

The price depends on type of accommodation and activities selected.

Due to events taking place in aforesaid localities, there will be additional charges applicable for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
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