FOLLOWING THE RAMAYAN IN SRILANKA

07 Nights / 08 Days
Route Plan:
Colombo - {Sigiraya - Dambula} - Habarana {Polonnaruwa} - Kandy - {Ramboda} - Nuwara Eliya - {Divrumpola} - Ella - Colombo - {Munneshwaram - Manawari} - Negombo
DAY 01:
Arrive Colombo
International Flight

Upon arrival at Colombo Airport – the capital of Srilanka., meet with our representative who would transfer you to the hotel & assist during check in. Relax for some time. In the Evening Visit the Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple. Return & overnight at the hotel.

DAY 02:
COLOMBO - SIGRIYA - DAMBULA - HABARANA
230 Kms / 06 Hrs

After breakfast leave for Sigiriya. Begin the morning by climbing the rock fortress of Sigiriya. Visits the famous frescoes of the “Heavenly maidens” of Sigiriya in a sheltered pocket of the rock and the 10 foot high. Later drive to Dambulla and explore the famous Golden Rock cave temple which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Leave for Habarana, a small village with excellent hotel accommodation, a central location for all the ancient city sites. Check in at your hotel on arrival.

DAY 03:
HABARANA – POLONNARUWA – KANDY
185 Kms / 04 Hrs

After breakfast Leave for one of the ruins of ancient Ceylon at Polonnaruwa. Afterward head for Kandy and En route you will visit a spice garden in Matale. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel on arrival and once you are rested, continue on to your tour of Kandy visiting Painted Temple of Tooth, Peradeniya Botanical Garden & Sacred temple of Tooth Relic. Thereafter enjoy the Kandyan Cultural show at the Kandyan Arts & Cultural Centre. The show features the graceful and rhythmic dancers and drummers culminating in an impressive fire walking display. Return to hotel. Relax & overnight.

DAY 04:
KANDY - RAMBODA - NUWARA ELIYA
80 Kms / 02 Hrs

After breakfast, leave for Ramboda village. Visit the Sri Baktha Hanuman temple. Walk through the Ramboda Hill tea estate and climb up to where Sita’s tear pond is located, believed to have been formed by the tears of Sitadevi and has not dried up since, even during severe droughts when the adjoining rivers dry up. The barren land here in this jungle on the top of Ramboda Hill between King Ravana’s capital city and Ashok Vatika is believed to be the route taken by King Ravana when he took Sitadevi from his capital city Lankapura to AshokaVatika, which was the paradise on earth. To date no vegetation grows on this path except grass. King Ravana is believed to have taken this path on top of these hills to show Sitadevi the beauty of his kingdom. On completion head the heart of Tea Country Nuwara Eliya. Visit the Labokelle Estate and enjoy a tour of the Tea estate and the Tea factorty. Also visit the Manikattutheru, which is a rock in the Labokelle estate. Overnight.

DAY 05:
NUWARA ELIYA – DIVRUMPOLA - ELLA
220 Kms / 05 Hrs

After an early breakfast leave for Gavagala (Ghoshala) of King Ravana. Drive to Ella. Enroute visit Seeta Amman Kovil. Now leave for Divrumpola Temple. Later proceed to Istripura which in the Sinhalese language means, an area of women. Upon arrival at Ella, Check in at hotel & overnight.

DAY 06:
ELLA – COLOMBO
225 Kms / 05 Hrs

After breakfast at the hotel visit the magnificent Ravana cave in Ella. Later check out & drive to Colombo. Upon arrival, Check in at hotel. Relax & overnight.

DAY 07:
COLOMBO – MUNNESHWARAM – MANAWARI – NEGOMBO
220 Kms / 05 Hrs

After breakfast leave for Munneswaram – means the first temple of lord Shiva & visit the Shiva temple Manawari - the first lingam installed and prayed by Lord Rama and to date this lingam is called Ramalinga Shivan. Later, drive for Negombo on completion. Upon arrival, installation at hotel. Relax & overnight.

DAY 08:
NEGOMBO / Onward Destination
International Flight

After breakfast at the hotel, check out & transfer to Airport to connect your flight for onward destination.

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