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Ramayana Tour of Sri Lanka - 9 Nights / 10 Days

Day-01- Colombo / Chilaw / Sigiriya

Arrival, Welcome and assistance at the Air port and proceed to Chilaw and visit Munneswaram Temple. It is believed that Munneswaram predates the Ramayana and a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva was located here. A Shiva Lingam was already here when lord Rama visited the 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 Bramhaasthi dosham (a malevolent black shadow) as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin. When the Vimana was passing over Munneswaram, he felt the vimana vibrating, and realised the "Brahmaasthi Dosham" was not following him at this particular point. 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.

Day-02- Sigiriya / Koneswaram Temple / Sigiriya
After warm Break Fast at hotel and leave for Trincomalee and visit Koneshwaram temple Myths surrounding the temple of Koneswaram associate it with the popular Indian epic Ramayana, and its legendary hero-king Rama. Koneswaram was developed in the post classical era, between 300 CE and 1600 CE by kings of the Tamil Pandyan and Chola empires, On completion return to Sigiriya for the night.

Day-03- Sigiriya / Dambulla / Nalanda Gedige / Kandy
After breakfast at hotel visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress built 5th century A.D, see the Water Garden, Bolder Garden, Mural Paintings, The Mirror Wall, The Lion's Paws and the Royal Swimming Pool on top. On compleation leave for Kandy en route visit Nalanda Gegige and the Dambulla Cave Temple, most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave Temples. On completion leave for Kandy. In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show. overnight stay at Kandy.

Day-04- Kandy / Seetha Kotuwa / Gurulupotha / Weragantota / Kandy
Leave for Mahiyangana and visit Seetha Kotuwa, Sitadevi was kept in queen Mandothari's palace until she was moved to Sita Kotua and then on to Ashoka Vatika. The remains that are found are the remnants of later civilizations and leave for Weragantota. means 'a place of aircraft landing' in Sinhala language, is believed to be the first place where Sitadevi was brought into Lanka in King Ravana's Vimana. On compleation leave for Kandy. In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show. overnight stay at Kandy.

Day-05- Kandy/ Sita Tear Pond / Chariot Path / Ramboda
After a warm breakfast at the hotel leave for Ramboda en route visit the Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya. After noon proceed to Pussallawa and visit Sita Tear Pond and Chariot Path is the place where Lord Hanuman first set his foot on mainland Lanka. This mountain range is believed to be the route in which King Ravana took Sitadevi from his capital city Lankapura to Ashoka Vatika, which was a paradise on earth.Over night stay in Ramboda.

Day-06- Ramboda / Baktha Hanuman Temple / Manikattutheru / Nuwaraeliya
Leave for Nuwara Eliya via Ramboda. En route visit the Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple Ramboda . On this hill of Ramboda where Hanuman was serching for Sitadeve. Upon completion proceed to visit Manikattutheru. This is a rock in Labukelle estate, lord Hanuman met Sitadevi, and on his way to announce this happy information to Lord Rama. After noon visit the Gayathri Peetam temple. This is the first and the foremost temple build for Gayathri Amman in Sri Lanka,

Day-07- Nuwaraeliya / Gawagala/ Sita Amman Temple
After B/Fast at hotel leave for Walapane and Visit Gawagala King Ravana had his dairy farm here. Milk was air lifted to the capital Lankapura from here using Vimana's. After noon visit Sita Amman Temple. The stream that runs from the hill, catered to the needs of Sitadevi during her stay at Ashok Vatika. She is said to have bathed in this stream. Over night stay in Nuwaraeliya

Day-08- Nuwaraeliya / Divrumpola / Isthripura / Ella
Proceed to Ella via Welimada en route visit Divrumpola. Divurumpola means a 'place of oath'. This is the place where Sita underwent the "Agni" test. She came unscathed and proved her innocence and purity. Upon compleation visit Sthripura and Kanda Kattu gala. shtripura means an area of women in Sinhalese. There are lots of intruding tunnels and caves in this area. This seems to be a part of a great ingenious network of paths, which is interconnected to all the major areas of King Ravana's city. Sitadevi took bath in this very stream and had dried her hair sitting on a rock and put clips to her hair,hence this rock is known as Konda Kattu Gala.

Day -09- Ella / Rawana Cave / Colombo
After B/Fast leave for Colombo en route visit Rawana Water Fall and Rawana Cave. These 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 and networked all the important cities, airports and dairy farms. Over night stay in Colombo.

Day-10- Colombo / Kelaniya Temple / Air-Port
Transfer to the Air port en route visit Colombo city and 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.

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