RAMAYANA TOUR ( SRI-LANKA):- 6 DAYS/5 NIGHT
( INCLUDE:- *PERMIT VISA * BREAKFAST & DINNER *AC VEHICLE SEIGHTSEEING * FLIGHT TICKET WITH RETURN TICKET * GUIDE * HOTEL STAY * FREE AIRPORT TRANSFER )
DAY 01 NEGOMBO AIRPORT – KANDY
On arrival at Colombo Airport our driver will pick you up and proceed to for the Munishwaram Temple & Manavari Temple in Chilaw. After sightseeing of temple proceed to Kandy.
En-route to your destination, you can visit one of the most important tourist attractions in Sri Lanka, the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. Volunteers and caretakers provide shelter and take care of orphaned, abandoned and injured elephants within the park. You can watch caretakers feed, bathe and help these gentle giants. You want walk with the herd to the nearby river to watch the elephants bathe and play around in water.
Lying amidst the hills, Kandy is the last capital of the ancient kings of Sri Lanka. While being the second largest city in Sri Lanka it is also famous for its immense beauty and is named as one of the seven UNESCO declared World Heritage sites in the country. With its luxuriant prairie, picturesque lake, longest river of the country and misty mountains, Kandy successfully mesmerizes every visitor unsurprisingly.
City Tour: While on your city tour you will visit one of the world heritages as well as a sacred place for the Buddhists all over the world; namely the Temple of the Tooth Relic known to the Sri Lankans as Dalada Maligawa. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
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.
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 02 KANDY
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel. The real evidence of the richness will be affirmed by your visit to the Gem Museum. Sri Lanka produces the finest quality of gems in the world. Semi-precious gems, the sapphires of Sri Lanka, which are very exclusive and comes in shades of blue, red, green, white etc.
In the evening you will witness a Traditional Cultural Dance Show.Overnight stay at the Hotel.
DAY 03 KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA
After breakfast check out of the hotel and proceed to Nuwara Eliya. En-route witness the Hanuman temple & Ramboda Falls. At reaching check into the hotel and later visit Hakgala Botanical Gardens,Seetha Amman temple , Victoria Park and also visit a tea factory to witness the manufacturing process of the finest Ceylon tea. Overnight in Nuwara Eliya.
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.
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 04 NUWARA ELIYA -ELLA – TISSAMAHARAMA
After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Kataragama. Enroute visit Divurumpola Raja Maha Viharaya and Ella Ravan Caves , 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.
Later proceed to 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)
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.
Overnight stay in Tissamaharama.
DAY 05 – TISSAMAHARAMA – COLOMBO
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel.
After breakfast check out of the hotel and proceed to Colombo via 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.
At reaching check into the hotel in Colombo.
Evening free For shopping you may visit Odel, House of Fashion, Beverly Street, Majestic City, Noritake, etc, Overnight stay at the Hotel.
DAY 06 – COLOMBO – AIRPORT
After Breakfast you will be transferred to Airport for your departure flight back to India.
Include in Package
Return Air Fare Ex. Delhi
Break fast , Lunch , Dinner
Air Condition Transfer
Twin and Triple Sharing Room
Accommodation 7 night
Any Entry Fee Of Places
City Tour Columbo ( Pinnawala elephant Orphanages Center , Kandy , botanical garden , tooth temple , tea garden , tea factory , dambulla caves , museum , nuara ellya , garden sitha ellya , ashok vatika , weli mud , seta agni pariksha sthal , galle beach , fort , church)