Ramayana Trail

10 Days - 09 Nights

  • Ramayanaya Trail
  • Ramayanaya Trail
  • Ramayanaya Trail
  • Ramayanaya Trail
  • Ramayanaya Trail
  • Ramayanaya Trail
  • Ramayanaya Trail
  • Ramayanaya Trail
  • Ramayanaya Trail
  • Ramayanaya Trail

Overview

Sri Lanka boasts of over 50 Ramayana sites. The epic saga spanned two continents and a heated battle over Sri Lankan skies. Many villages along the Ramayana Trail can still relate the significance of their community in the story and have changed little since the olden times.

Reddish soil pervades amongst lighter tones where battles in the epic saga are said to have taken place, along with the sudden occurrence of Himalayan herbs suddenly cropping up amongst indigenous tropical and marsh foliage. One of the many landing spots of Ravana’s flying craft, torched in battle by Hanuman still bears the scars from the battle, showing scorched earth to this day.

The Ramayana Trail tour will take travellers along the path of the journey of the main characters and sights where the battles took place. Prominent stops include Chilaw, Trincomalee, Banadarawela and Ella.

Package Itinerary

Day 1AIRPORT Chilaw Sigiriya

200 kms and approximately 04 – 05 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration

“Ayubowan” On arrival at the recently refurbished Modern and State of the art International Airport, you will be blessed to get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality; Representative from Miraculous Sri Lanka will welcome you at the Airport & transfer to Anuradhapura.

Pick up from the Airport

Proceed to Munneshwaram

Visit Munnehswaram Kovil

En route visit Manawari temple

Proceed to Sigiriya

Check in to the hotel

Overnight stay in Sigiriya

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 2Sigiriya Trincomalee Sigiriya Habarana

110 kms and approximately 02 – 03 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration

After breakfast proceed to Trincomalee

Visit Koneshwaram temple and Shankari Devi temple in Trincomalee

Return to the hotel

Overnight stay 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 3Sigiriya Kandy

100 kms and approximately 02 – 03 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration

After breakfast proceed to Kandy

En route Visit Spices Garden

Check in to the Hotel

Visit Temple of the tooth relic & Cultural Dance show in the evening

Overnight stay in Kandy

Kandy:

The last capital of the Sri Lankan kings which is a world heritage site. The name Kandy conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy lake built by the last Sinhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1806, visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts center and a gem museum and lapidary. The evening is the best time to visit the temple of the tooth relic and thereafter witness a traditional cultural dance show.

Spice Gardens:

visit a spice garden to see the different spices that Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed.

Temple of the Tooth Relic:

is a temple in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. It was built within the royal palace complex which houses the one of the two surviving relic of the tooth of Buddha, an object of veneration for Buddhists.

Cultural Dance Show:

Kandyan Art Association & Cultural Centre features daily shows at 5.30 pm which showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Kandyan Kingdom. These shows essentially comprise various styles of Kandyan dance, and are quite popular with visitors to the Hill Capital. The Centre overlooks the scenic lake as it is located along its shore.

Day 4Kandy Pinnawala Peradeniya Kandy

85 kms and approximately 02 – 03 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration

After Breakfast Proceed to Pinnawala

Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Do Elephant Back ride in Pinnawala

Proceed to Peradeniya

Visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden

Visit Gem Museum

Visit Oak Ray Traditional Wood Carving

Visit Silk & Batik Factory

Return to the hotel

Overnight stay in Kandy

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage:

is a home for about 60 elephants (out of which around 50 are baby elephants) found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared, fed and trained by the wild life authority. The best time for your visit is at 9 in the morning, when you will have the opportunity of seeing these ‘babes’ being bottle-fed. You could also see the elephants having their daily baths at a river close by.

Peradeniya - Botanical Gardens:

was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers.

Gem Museum:

Sri Lanka has produced some of the most precious gem stones that world has ever known. Most of the world’s celebrated coloured precious gems have been discovered in Sri Lanka. The largest ,the second largest and the third largest blues sapphires in the world, largest Star Ruby, Largest cat's eye, Largest Alexandrite were found in Sri Lanka. A 105 carat cat's eye gem stone of Sri Lankan origin was cherished by 4 British monarchs: Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII and Queen Elizabeth II. The world famous 18 carat blue sapphire worn by Princess Diana later given to Catherine Kate by Prince William was from Sri Lanka.

Oak Ray Traditional Wood Carving:

Quality-oriented woodcarving manufacturers and pay exquisite attention to your detail needs. Backed by a team of master craftsmen in various fields they create some of the best masterpieces. As Sri Lanka’s best wood carving exporters we take great care to quality check each piece for finishing and packaging before it leaves. The result - a long list of satisfied customers spread all over the world.

Batik Factory:

Batiks incorporate many motifs and colours, some traditional, others highly contemporary and individual. Many display a vigorousness of design related to their origin. The material created by the batik-makers is used to produce distinctive dresses, shirts, sarongs and beachwear well-suited for tropical climes.

Day 5Kandy Nuwara Eliya

85 kms and approximately 02 – 03 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration

After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya

En route visit Sri Bhaktha Hanuman Temple

Upon arrival visit a Tea Factory in Nuwara Eliya

Check in to the hotel

Overnight Stay in Nuwara Eliya

Sri Bhaktha 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:

is Sri Lanka's premier hill resort with a fine bracing mountain climate. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka's tea country producing 50% of the world’s best tea. Sri Lanka's highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 ft) is located here. Nuwara Eliya is the location for one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in Asia.

Tea Plantation:

visit a tea plantation and a tea factory where one the best teas in the world is produced. You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea and also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory.

Day 6Nuwara Eliya Ella Nuwara Eliya

130 kms and approximately 03 – 04 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration

After breakfast proceed to Ella

En route visit Hakgala Botanical Garden

En route Visit sita Amman Kovil in Seta Eliya

Visit Ravana Falls

Visit Divurumpola temple

Return to the hotel

Overnight Stay in Nuwara Eliya

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.

Sita Amman Kovil:

is located about 4 km away from the Nuwara Eliya Town on the Nuwara Eliya - Bandarawela road. According to legend the temple is believed to mark the spot where Sita, was held captive by her abductor, King Ravana. Though an average visitor might feel that the location and its surrounded green land has nothing much to offer, archeologists have discovered giant footsteps – believed to be of “Hanuman” and more ruins to look around. There is also a shrine for ‘Hanuman’ the ‘Monkey God’ within it’s own premises. This temple/Kovil is dedicated to “Seetha” the captive princess for her love, believe, faith, determination, honesty and loyalty towards Prince “Rama”. A believer, can still hear the silent mourns of Prince Seetha with a closer eavesdrop to the free flow of the water stream which flows next to the temple. The epic continue with an undiscovered tale of an underground tunnel network even below water levels of this area. The area provides partial evidence on this great epic which is the higher density of the ‘Ashok Trees” in the temple area.

Day 7Nuwara Eliya Kataragama

150 kms and approximately 03 – 04 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration

After breakfast proceed to Kataragama

En route visit Ravana Falls

Visit Kataragama Temple

Check in to the hotel

Overnight stay in Kataragama

Ravana Falls:

The Ravana Falls (popularly known as Ravana Ella in Sinhala) is a popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country. This waterfall measures approximately 25 m (82 ft) in height and cascades from an oval-shaped concave rock outcrop. During the local wet season, the waterfall turns into what is said to resemble an areca flower with withering petals. But this is not the case in the dry season, where the flow of water reduces dramatically. The falls form part of the Ravana Ella Wildlife Sanctuary, and is located 6 km (3.7 mi) away from the local railway station.

Kataragamam temple:

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

Day 8Kataragama Ussangoda Colombo

290 kms and approximately 04 – 05 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration

After breakfast proceed to Colombo

En-route visit Ussangoda

CCheck in to the hotel

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 9Colombo

The vehicle will be at your disposal maximum 100 kms

After breakfast visit the first Anjaneyar temple in Sri Lanka and Kelaniya temple

Optional Do City & Shopping tour

Check in to the hotel

Overnight stay 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.

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.

Colombo:

visit fort and Pettah areas and drive past the 100-year-old clock tower, the old parliament and several British built, colonial buildings. other places of interest are, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Colombo museum, the Bandaranaike memorial international conference hall (BMICH). Also visit the ceramics corporation showrooms, the ODEL unlimited dress boutique and the majestic city shopping complex.

Day 10Colombo Airport

35 kms and approximately a 01 hour journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration

After breakfast proceed for Airport Departure

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