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Ramayana tours in Sri Lanka: There are many sites in Sri. Lanka which are connected to the Ramayana and this tour will require you to some of these identified sacred sites

Introduction

Sri Lanka, earlier called Ceylon, is definitely an island nation known for its ancient civilization, religion and culture, spectacular scenic beauty, endless miles of golden sandy beaches, swaying palms, warm and friendly people, gems, spices and tea.

Sri Lanka Ramayana Tour

Sri Lanka is beautiful with amazing serenity, lush greenery, sandy beaches and an abundant wildlife. What adds more to the natural charm is the land’s colorful culture vibrantly reflected in its mystique persevere, remarkable temples and the numerous festivals and processions. Closely related to the epic Ramayana, Lanka has many places worth visiting. Visit the legendary Werangota, where Sita is considered to have brought first after being abducted by Ravana. Dunuwilla, the place where Lord Rama fired the Brahmaasthara at Ravana, which eventually killed him in a place called Laggala. Move ahead to determine Yahangala, the place where his dead body was kept last. Kelaniya Temple is considered to be the witness to the coronation of Vibhishana by Lakshman, after the death of Ravana. Be in Sri Lanka to see being a part of this fascinating epic.

About Ramayana in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has a lot more than 50 Ramayana sites from the place of Seetha Devi’s captivity to the battlefields of war where Lord Rama slew Ravana, the ten-headed demon-king.

In Sri Lanka People still remember the connection of Lanka to the great epic. An oath taken at the spot where Seetha Devi undertook ‘Agni Pariksha’ continues to be considered valid in village courts or grama sabhas. It is stated the colour of the soil of the ancient battlefield continues to be red today, and is still encompassed by lighter coloured earth. One of the airports of Ravana, torched by Hanuman as he came looking for Seetha Devi, still has a scorched-earth look.

An area of darker soil encompassed by brown earth. Exotic alpine Himalayan species are located suddenly amidst tropical Sri Lankan vegetation, the legacy of Hanuman’s heroic voyage carrying a mountain with life-restoring herbs.

Ramayana Tour of Sri Lanka – 6 Nights / 7 Days

Day 01
Arrival and meet and greet by our representative at the Airport. Go to Chilaw and visit Munneswaram Temple. It is thought that Munneswaram is a significant historical place in Sri Lanka and predates the Ramayana. Sinhala, Hindu, and Buddhist devotees worship with this historical temple.
Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Ajodhya in one of Rawana’s Vimanas. He felt he had been followed by a Brahmaasthi Dosham as he had killed King Rawana who had been a Brahmin. Whilist passing over this Chilaw area, Rama realized that the Brahmaasthi Dosham was not following him. He stops the Vimana only at that juncture and asks God Shiva for any remedy. God Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised installing and praying for four lingams, as the only remedy to eliminate the Dosham.
Proceed to Manavari. Manavari is the first place where Lord Rama installed the Shiva Lingam and prayed after the end of the war with King Ravana. This Lingam is Ramalingam since it was made by Lord Rama. Aside from this, the Lingam in Rameshwaram is the only Lingam in the world that is named after Lord Rama. After visiting these historical places go back to Negombo and overnight stay.

Day 02
After Breakfast go to a hotel in Kandy. On the way to Kandy go to a spice garden at Mawanella. Also visit Tooth Relic Temple in the Kandy. The Buddhism’s most sacred relic is the Dalada (the tooth of Buddha) and housing it in the Dalada Maligawa (palace of the tooth), Where the ancient rituals and ceremonies continue to be perform daily. Evening visits the one and only cultural show in Sri Lanka. This specific performing program is unique and it is just available in Kandy. Visit several factories including woodcarving. Dinner and Overnight remain at Kandy.

Day 3
After break fast go to Nuwaraeliya. Visit Anjaneear Temple (Hanuman) in Pussellawa (Ramboda) while driving through tea plantations. The Sri Baktha Hanuman temple about this hill of Ramboda where Hanuman was trying to find Sitadevi, Chinmaya Mission built this temple with Hanuman as the presiding deity. The picture of Lord Hanuman is 16 feet. This specific temple build recently and the area encompassed by beautiful mountains, water falls and landscape.
Also visits the Sitha Amman Kovil (Temple) in Nuwaraeliya. Sitha Eliya Temple is situated about 5 km away from the Nuwara Eliya Town. Based on legend the temple is believed to mark the spot where Sitha, occured captive by her abductor, King Rawana. Dinner & Overnight remain at Nuwaraeliya.

Day 4
After breakfast visit the Hakgala Botanical Garden (Asoka Vatika). Thereafter go to Welimada and visit Divurumpola temple Divurumpola- means a ‘place of oath. This really is the place where Sitadevi underwent “Agni” test. Thereafter go to Bandarawela. In the afternoon, visit Ella. Ella is a small mountain near Bandarawela, unique three locations associated with the Ramayana where, local legend dictates, Rawana hid Sitha. Then there’s Rawana Ella Falls and a nearby pool bored from the rock by the gushing waters where Sitha has been said to have bathed. Overnight stay Bandarawela.

Day 5
After breakfast go to Colombo via Haputhale. Late evening visit Sri Anjaneear Temple (Hanuman) Kalubowila Dehiwela. Panchamuga Anjaneear Temple that is dedicated to Deity Hanuman. Also this is the only temple in the world to possess a chariot for Hanuman. (This journey takes tiny bit longer than normal other days) Dinner and overnight stay Colombo.
Day 6
After breakfast proceed visit Kelaniya Temple (Vibishana Temple). This temple premises is a holy place for Buddhist. Buddha’s third trip to this temple was very significant for Sri Lankan Buddhist. There is Vibishana temple and it is also famous among Sri Lankan. It is also believed that Kelaniya is the place where King Vibishana ruled after being crowned by Laxshmana. Overnight stay Colombo.

Day 7
After breakfast go to Colombo city and shopping tour. Colombo is known for foreign visitors to do shopping. Garments, porcelain products, handicraft, Ceylon tea etc,

There exists a wide selection of Ramayana tours in Sri Lanka which you can select from. While we offer pre planned tour packages, we take pride in designing tour packages based on your needs and requirements. Visit “Plan your tour” page, and just inform us precisely what you’d like to do, see, and where you want to go. We will custom design an excursion just for you.