Tour Overview

  • PriceINR 54500 Per Person Onwards
  • Departure CityColombo
  • End CityColombo
  • Cancellation policy30 Days Before Travel Date
  • LocationAsia

Tour Description

The Sri Lankan Ramayana Trail tour offers a captivating journey through the rich tapestry of Sri Lanka’s cultural and mythological heritage. This immersive experience takes travelers on a pilgrimage of sorts, tracing the footsteps of Lord Rama, Sita, and Hanuman as described in the ancient Indian epic, the Ramayana. The tour unveils a series of sacred sites and breathtaking landscapes, from the mystical caves of Ravana to the tranquil shores of Seetha Eliya, where Sita is believed to have been held captive. Along the way, participants gain insight into the enduring influence of this epic tale on Sri Lankan culture, as well as the country’s vibrant history and natural beauty. The Ramayana Trail tour is a spiritual and historical odyssey that allows visitors to connect with the timeless narrative that has woven its way into the very fabric of Sri Lanka’s identity.

 

Valid till: 31st Mar 2024

 

ITINERARY

  • Day 1 : Arrival. Transfer to Sigiriya via Munneswaram

    Transfer from Airport to Hotel in Sigiriya via Munneswaram

    Visit Munneswaram Temple. The Munneswaram Kovil close to Chilaw is one of the 5 major Shiva temples of Sri Lanka and Rameswaram islands. They are called Ishvarams. According to a Tamil legend, the temple is situated at a place where King Rama prayed to Shiva after committing the worst crime according to Hindu Dharma, namely Brahmahasti, the killing of a priest, because Ravana who had to be killed by Rama in order to liberate Sita, was of Brahmin caste. Rama stopped the Vimana vehicle at Munneswaram because of his feeling that the Doshana sin was not following him at this place. So he ascended from the vimana and prayed to God Shiva asking for a remedy. Shiva advised Rama to install four lingams at Manavari, Trinco, Mannar and Rameswaram for this purpose.

    Next explore Manavari Temple. Manavari, about 6 kms north of Chilaw, is the first place where Lord Rama installed a Lingam, as a remedy to Lord Shiva after committing Brahmincide by killing the King Ravana who was a Brahmin. This Shiva Lingam in Manavari is called Ramalingam because it was made by Lord Rama. There are only two Lingams in the world named after Lord Rama, the other is in Rameswaram in India.

    Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya

  • Day 2 : Sigiriya - Kandy

    Breakfast at Hotel

    Transfer from Sigiriya to Kandy

    Visit Sigiriya. Sigiriya is an amazing geological formation in Sri Lanka that encompasses an important archaeological site. Sigiriya lies 22 km north-east of Dambulla in the North central province of Sri Lanka. The tourist site of Sigiriya has been declared as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1982 and is part of the seven world heritage sites of Sri Lanka. Sigiriya is located in the middle of the tourism cultural triangle formed by connecting the world heritage sites of Anuradhapura, Kandy and Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka.

     

    A fallen off piece of the boulder is still to be seen in front of the cave. Therefore, historians believe Sigiriya to have a connection with Ramayana. It is believed that the plateau top was the site of Ravana's majestic palace, made of solid gold and crafted by Kubera, the God of Wealth, around 50 centuries ago.

    Visit Mathalai muthumariamman Temple – Matale. Sri Muthumariamman Thevasthanam is a Hindu temple located in Matale city that is known of the colourful chariots located here. Its history goes back to the early 1800s. The location of the present temple was used by the south Indian immigrants, who came to the island looking for employments. Today, it is one of the biggest Hindu temples in the island.

     

    En – Route Visit Spice Garden. Sri Lanka is world renowned for its valued spices and healing herbs. Our lush spice and herbal gardens feature many important herbs such as Sandalwood, Margosa, Cocoa, Citronella, Almond, Jasmine and Coconut. When visiting us, make the most of the chance to experience first-hand how cloves, pepper, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and saffron are grown in their natural surroundings.

    At Regent Spice and Herbal Garden, you can learn of their medicinal healing properties and how to use them in your day-to-day needs. Used worldwide in many medicines, the healing powers of spices have been respected from the time of the Pharaohs and Chinese Dynasties, while our herbs are used in Ayurveda concoctions.

    Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy

  • Day 3 : Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

    Breakfast at Hotel

    Visit Temple of Tooth relic. Located in Kandy, long a centre of the Buddhist faith, the stunning 17th-century Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) is believed to house the left upper canine tooth of the Lord Buddha himself. This precious relic attracts white-clad pilgrims, bearing lotus blossoms and frangipani, every day.

    According to legend, the tooth was taken from the Buddha as he lay on his funeral pyre. It was smuggled to Sri Lanka in 313 AD, hidden in the hair of Princess Hemamali who fled the Hindu armies besieging her father's kingdom in India.

    It immediately became an object of great reverence and was enshrined in a series of nested jeweled reliquaries. The tooth was brought out for special occasions and paraded on the backs of elephants, which are sacred to the Buddha. Where it survived numerous attempts to capture and destroy it.

    When the capital was moved to Kandy, the tooth was taken to the new city and placed in temples built to honour it. The temple was originally built under Kandyan kings between 1687 and 1707

    City Tour at Kandy, explore Lake Drive, Gem Museum, Silk shop, Batik etc.

     

    Transfer from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

     

     

    Visit Hanuman Temple.  The Ramboda area is believed to be where Rama's forces were gathered against Ravana. Rampadai means Rama's Force. The hills of Ramboda are also believed to be where Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi.  A Chinmaya mission has built an Anjaneyar temple in Sri Lanka with Hanuman as its presiding deity. The temple is called Sri Baktha Hanuman temple and the image of Hanuman here is 16 Feet tall. The service times at the Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple are between 7:00 am to 12:00 noon & again 30.30 to 6.30 pm

     

    Visit Ramboda Falls. Ramboda Falls is 109 m (358 ft.) high and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 729th highest waterfall in the world. It is situated in Pussellawa area, on the A5 highway at Ramboda Pass. It formed by Panna Oya which is a tributary of Kothmale Oya. Altitude of the falls is 945 m (3,100 ft.) above sea level.

     

    Visit Tea Factory. Sri Lanka is an island made for tea. The country produces tea throughout the year and the total tea production is about 340 million kilograms per annum. Sri Lanka’s tea-growing areas are mainly concentrated in the central highlands and southern inland areas of the island. 

     

    At present, a larger portion of the country’s tea is exported as Ceylon Black Tea, while the country also produces Ceylon Green Tea, a type developed from Assamese seedlings. Ceylon White Tea, namely silver and golden tips is celebrated around the world for their finest flavour and is among the most expensive tea varieties in the world. 

     

    Evening leisure at Gregory Lake. Named after Sir William Gregory in 1873, this is a prominent attraction used for water sports and recreational activities. Lake Park, Boat Rides are available. Travellers can be reached by sea plane which takes only 30 minutes from Colombo. At the southern end of the town is Gregory Lake where the holiday makers can enjoy a leisurely walk on the paved walk ways, with swan shaped paddle boats for the more adventurous. There are pony rides round the lake for the kids and even adults, with plenty of fast-food stalls located in a separate area where one can enjoy a meal or a snack.

    Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya

  • Day 4 : Nuwara Eliya – Yala

    Breakfast at the Hotel

    Visit Gayathri Peedam. The Gayathri Cathedral also known as Sri-Lankatheeswarar Temple is the very first temple dedicated for Goddess Gayathri. Gayathri Siddhar chose this place because it was a spiritual revelation. It is believed that the Tri Moortis – Siva, Brahma and Vishnu, appeared here when prince Meganath also known as Indrajit, son of an ancient Sri Lankan King Ravana Performed Siva Thapas and Nikumbala Yagna. Therefore, Gayathri Peedam is one of important site of Ramayana Tour of Sri Lanka.

    Visit Seetha Amman Temple. With reference to the Ramayana proof of Sri Lanka it is believed that the Seetha devi was kept captive at this site by King Ravana. There is a stream by the side of the temple where that runs from the hill, catered to the needs of Seetha Devi during her stay at Ashok Vatika. She is also said to have bathed in this stream. About centuries ago of three idols were discovered in the stream.

     

    Visit Diurumpola. 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.

     

    Nine Arch Bridge – Ella. Seeing the nine beautiful stone arches amidst the tea plantations has become a must-do activity for all travelers visiting Sri Lanka

     

    Visit to Ravana's Cave. Once you have conquered the 650 steps, you’ll arrive at the historical Ravana Cave. The cave itself is pretty small, just to make your expectations realistic. You are allowed to go inside of the cave for only 200 meters. After those 200 meters there is a big stone that has been kept by the Government prohibiting people from going further inside. The view from the cave is impressive and if you like history and a little adventure, this is a great thing to do in Ella!

     

    Visit Ravana Falls. Ravana Falls currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country. The falls have been named after the legendary king Ravana which is connected to the famous Indian epic, the Ramayana. According to legend, it is said that Ravana (who was the king of Sri Lanka at the time) had kidnapped princess Sita, and had hidden her in the caves behind this waterfall,

    Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel in Yala

  • Day 5 : Yala – Galle - Bentota

    Breakfast at the Hotel

    Visit Kadiragaman Temple

    Transfer from Yala to Bentota via Galle

    Visit Japanese Peace Pagoda. Built with the help of Japanese monks, the peace pagoda on Rumasalla Hill is one of three Buddhist stupas in Sri Lanka. Stupas are monuments that serve as beacons of peace for people of all nationalities and creeds, and the clean, rounded design of the Unawatuna pagoda exemplifies this. Visitors can walk or drive the shaded path to the Peace Pagoda and they will be rewarded with a towering, white bell-like structure surrounded by gold-painted statues. Sets of steps also lead to a walkway encircling the shrine which offers a 360-degree view of the jungle and bay. 

     

    Visit Galle Fort. Basking on the southern coast of Sri Lanka in the bay of Galle, the Fort was first built by the Portuguese in 1588 before being extensively fortified by the Dutch in the mid-1600s. Recognized by UNESCO for its cultural heritage value, the Fort was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 as a unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

    Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel in Bentota

  • Day 6 : Bentota - Colombo

    Breakfast at the Hotel

    Transfer from Bentota to Colombo

    Visit Vibishana Devalaya Kelaniya Temple : Even though Kelaniya is very important Buddhist Temple in Sri Lanka, there is a direct link between Ramayana tour Sri Lanka and Kelaniya Buddhist Temple. Ramayana states that after the death of King Ravana, King Vibhishana was crowned by Lakshmana. So Kelaniya is the place which had been ruled by Vibhishana. The reason Lakshmana crowned Vibhishana in Kelaniya was because Rama had to return to India as he had to continue his self-exile of 14 years to honour the commitment to his father, King Dasarath of Ayodhya. Therefore, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple also considered as important site of Ramayana tour of Sri Lanka. King Vibhishana was considered a fair king, as he supported Rama against his own brother’s injustice.

    Visit Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple. Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple considered as the first Anjaneyar Temple in Sri Lanka.  Also this Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple in Sri Lanka which dedicated to Lord Hanuman in his Panchamuga form, meaning five faces. This temple is located Colombo Sri Lanka. It is believed that Swamy Chandrashekar built the first hanuman temple in Sri Lanka known as Sri Panchamukha Ancheneyar temple. Srimath Chandrasekara swamigal established First Temple in Sri Lanka and a first chariot in the world for Sri Rama’s beloved devotee Anjaneyar.

     

    Procced for Colombo city tour & Shopping.  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).visit the ceramics corporation showrooms, the ODEL unlimited dress boutique and the majestic city shopping complex.  Overnight stay at your hotel in Colombo

     

    Evening at Galle Face Green area - Colombo

    Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel in Colombo

  • Day 7 : Departure

    Breakfast at Hotel

    Transfer from Colombo to airport for Departure Flight

 

HOTEL OR SIMILAR

  • Sigiriya
    Lily’s Resort Habarana Hotel Or Similar
  • Kandy
    Royal Kandyan Hotel  Or Similar 
  • Nuwara Eliya
    Ashford Hotel Or Similar
  • Yala
    Grand Tamarind Lake Hotel Or Similar
  • Bentota
    Serandib Beach Hotel  Or Similar
  • Colombo
    Berjaya Hotel Or Similar

 

  • 6 Night Hotel Stay  
  • Breakfast and Dinner at Hotel
  • Complimentary Gem Gallery Visit & Spice Garden visit
  • Entrance ticket to Cultural show at Kandy
  • All Transfers & sightseeing by Air-conditioned private vehicles as per itinerary
  • English-Speaking driver
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Train Ticket
  • Safari Jeep or Jeep for Horton Plains
  • Video and Camera permits at sights
  • Meals Outside of the stated meal plan
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Any other services not specified above
  • Early check in & Late check out at the hotels (Check in & check out time 12.00 to 12.00 Noon)

 

Terms & Conditions

  • Tax Collected at Source (TCS)

    TCS will be applicable on total Billing as per Government approved rate.

  • Special For COVID19
    Please check the COVID regualtions before travel.
  • Special terms for Hotel Reservation:

    ·        Hotel Check in time 1400 hrs and Hotel Check out 1200 hrs. Guaranteed early check in / check out will attract additional charges.

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  • Confirmation and Payment Terms

    ·        Formal confirmation email along with guest Passports & PAN will be required

    ·        50% advance to be paid at the time of confirmation

    ·        Balance 50% to be paid on or before the cut off date, which will be mentioned after confirmation

    ·        All bookings are on pre payment basis.

    ·        The itinerary will be released once payment receipts are confirmed.

    ·        In case there are any tax liabilities or bank charges involved they would have to be borne by you.

  • Cancellation Term
    • Once after confirmation : Rs 5000 per person
    • Before Cut off Date : 25% of package cost
    • After Cut off Date : 100% of the package amount
    • "No Show" is subject to Full Booking Charges
    • Amendment, if requested, cost will be provided on case to case basis.
  • General Terms
    • ·        This Rate is Valid for Indian Nationals Only

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      ·        Hotel, Sightseeing, Meals, Transfers rate might change without any prior notice until & unless it been booked/ confirmed from your end.

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      ·        There will be an additional cost for an entire transfer between 22:00 - 07:00 hrs (if not stated inside the package) or out of SIC Schedule timings based on destination of travel.

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      ·        Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accidents, natural and disaster, political actions and unrest must be borne by the traveller.

      ·        Programs and prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of quoting and are therefore subject to change without advance notice before or during the tour.

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Tour Highlights

  • This tour covers Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala Bentota & Colombo.
  • This includes visit to Munneswaram Temple, Manavari Temple, Sigiriya Rock, Mathalai muthumariamman Temple, Temple of Tooth Relic, Ramboda Hanuman Temple, Ramboda Falls, Gregory Lake, Gayathri Peedam, Seetha Amman temple, Divurumpola Temple, Nine Arch Bridge – Ella, Ravana's Cave, Ravana Falls, Kadiragaman Temple, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Galle Fort , Vibishana Devalaya Kelaniya Temple, Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple

Know before you go

Please check Visa and COVID rules before Planning !

General FAQs

  • Does this include airfare & visa ?

    No! Visa and Airfare not included.

  • Does this include entry fee to sightseeings ?

    No ! Entry fee to sightseeings not included. Please connect with us to know about this. An indicative entry fee as below : Temple of Tooth ; USD 8 / Person Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage : USD 10 / Person Turtle Hatchery ; USD 5 / Person Madu River Safari : USD 15 / Person Gregory Lake : USD 3 / Person Gangarama Temple : USD 3 / Person National Museum : USD 6 / Person ** Please note these are indicative figures & May change at any point of time. Please check with us before travel planning.

Meeting Point

Colombo Airport - Arrival Area

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