Ramayana Tour in Sri Lanka

4 Days – Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya, Munneswaram Temple, Manavari Temple, Sri Bhaktha Hanuman Temple, Gayathri Peedam, Sita Amman Temple

Itinerary

Day 01: AIRPORT / COLOMBO

Our representative will meet and assist you at the Airport. Thereafter proceed to Colombo.
Upon arrival at the hotel check-in to the hotel & sleep for the night.

Day 02: COLOMBO / KELANIYA / CHILAW

After breakfast drive to Kelaniya.
Visit the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya & on completion drive to Chilaw.
En route lunch from an Indian restaurant.
After lunch continue your journey to Chilaw. You will visit the Manavari temple & the Munneswaram temple today.
On completion drive to the hotel and relax.
Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals Included – Breakfast & Dinner

Day 03: CHILAW / PINNAWELA / RAMBODA / NUWARA ELIYA / COLOMBO

Morning after breakfast drive to Pinnawela.
En-route you will visit the elephant orphanage in Pinnawela. You can see Elephants Bathing and feeding at the orphanage.
On completion drive to Ramboda.
In Ramboda you will be able to visit the Sri baktha Hanuman Temple. After finishing drive to Nuwara Eliya.
En route have lunch in an Indian restaurant.
After lunch continue your journey to Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka’s “Little England” where time seems to have stood still since the days of the British occupation.
You will visit Gayathri Peedam & then the Seeta Amman Temple.
If the time allows you can leisurely visit the Hakgala botanical gardens.
On completion drive back to Colombo for the night’s stay.
Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals Included – Breakfast & Dinner

Day 03: COLOMBO

Morning after breakfast indulge in some shopping.
On completion you will be accompanied to the airport in time to board your flight back home.

Other details

Inclusions
  • Accommodation in 3* hotels for 03 Nights and 04 Days on Half Board basis.
  • Lunch on Day 2 & Day 3.
  • Transfers to all locations as per the itinerary in an A/C Car throughout the tour.
  • English speaking Professional Chauffeur.
  • Service charges and all Government taxes, which are applicable as of date.
  • Discounted Shopping vouchers at a leading departmental store.
Exclusions
  • Camera & Video permits at all sites
  • Any Extra Meals other than mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Rates for any Activities and Entrance throughout the tour.
  • Guide Services
  • Supplements.
  • Any tips to the Driver or any other additional attending staff
  • All other expenses which are not included in ‘OUR RATE INCLUDES’ column.
Important Factors
  • The prices are subject to change without prior notice in the event of government tax revisions, Change or fluctuation of currency used, Change of Transport-Hotel or related site entry fees etc.
  • Services as per availability at the time of the confirmation
  • Tour programs could be changed or re-routed due to natural causes or unavoidable other conditions which are beyond our control. Such changes will be done in consultation with guests locally as and when required. 7
  • Optional excursions could be provided on request for which we would charge additionally
  • We may have to adjust the itinerary when you have fixed flights
Payment Policy

Full payment on confirmation by bank transfer bearing all charges at point of origin.

Cancellation Policy (Sri Lanka)

a) 21 days of less: 100 % cancellation charged
b) Between 21-30 days: 50 % cancellation charged
c) Above 30 days: No cancellation provided there are no advance payments or Commitments to third parties who involve the services of this tour

Check-in & Check-out Time

Check-in time is 1400hrs
Check-out time is 1200hrs

Information on destinations

Ramayana Sights Covered In The Tour

  • Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya
  • Munneswaram Temple
  • Manavari Temple
  • Sri Bhaktha Hanuman Temple
  • Gayathri Peedam
  • Sita Amman Temple

Driving Distances & Durations
From / To / Distance/ Km (Approx.) / Duration (Approx.)
Airport / Colombo / 35 Km / 1 Hour
Colombo / Kelaniya / 10 Km / ½ Hrs
Kelaniya / Chilaw / 90 Km / 2 Hrs
Chilaw / Pinnawela / 80 Km / 2 Hrs
Pinnawela / Ramboda / 80 Km / 2 Hrs
Ramboda / Nuwara Eliya / 30 Km / 1 Hour
Nuwara Eliya / Colombo / 170 Km / 5 Hrs
Colombo / Airport / 35 Km / 1 Hour

KELANIYA RAJA MAHA VIHARAYA – It’s believed Buddha visited the site of this temple on his third visit to Sri Lanka. Suitably grand and labyrinthine, it has a dramatic past. The original temple was destroyed by Indian invaders, restored, and then destroyed again by the Portuguese in the 16th century. The Dutch restored it again in the 18th century in order to curry favour locally.

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.

MUNNESWARAM TEMPLE – in existence since at least 1000 C.E. holds much significance to the Hindus of the country. Although many myths surrounding it associate it with the famous Indian epic Ramayana, and its legendary hero-King Rama, the temple is one of the five most ancient temples (Ishwarams) dedicated to Lord Shiva in the region. The temple complex is a compilation of five temples, including a Buddhist temple. The central temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the most prestigious amongst the Hindus, with the remaining temples being dedicated to the Gods Ganesha, Ayyanayake and Kali.

In addition to the two main Hindu festivals Navarathri and Sivarathri, the temple has a festival of its own, named the Munneswaram festival, a four-week long event, attended by a mix of Hindu, Buddhist, Catholic, and Muslim devotees.

PINNAWELA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE – App 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo – Kandy road is Pinnawela, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more than 25 babies born, as result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0915 hours – 0945 hours and 1415 hours – 1445 hours and the bathing time from 1000 hours – 1100 hours and 1500 hours – 1600 hours when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.

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.

GAYATHRI PEEDAM – Gayathri Peedam is believed to be the place from where King Ravana’s son Meghanath propitiated Lord Shiva with penance and Pooja’s and in turn was granted super natural powers by Lord Shiva.

SEETA 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 – It is one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. It is the second largest garden in Sri Lanka. The garden is contiguous to Hakgala Strict Nature Reserve. There are over 10,000] species of flora planted here and during the Spring season in Nuwara Eliya thousands of visitors come to see the blooms here. Number of annual visitors are around 500,000. The garden is famous for number of species of Orchids and Roses are planted there.

COLOMBO – A drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street – the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazzar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carving and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. The historic Dawatagaha Mosque and the former Eye Hospital are two buildings in Cinnamon Gardens worth looking at. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and Indipendence Square, Archade, Dutch Hospital etc.

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