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Ramayan Trail
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Tour Length:  6 Day(s) /  7 Night(s)

Colombo – Negombo – Munneswaram – Dolukanda – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Bandarawela – Colombo
Itinerary
Day 01 Arrive Colombo – Negombo
Arrive Colombo. Upon arrival in Colombo, you will be met and transferred to Negombo. Upon arrival in Kandy, check-in at hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02 Negombo – Munneswaram – Dolukanda – Kandy

After breakfast drive to Munneswaram.

Visit Munneswaram
Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Ayodhya in one of King Ravana’s vimana’s. He felt he was being followed by bramhaasthi dosham as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin. He stops the vimana at this juncture because he felt at this place the “Brahmaasthi Dosham” was not following him.

Afterwards visit Manavari
Manavari is the first lingam installed and prayed by Lord Rama and till date this lingam is called as Ramalinga Shivan.

Proceed to Dolukanda.
Dolukanda – At different points of time during the war both Lord Rama and Lakshmana were hit by powerful arrows, fell unconscious and to bring them back to life Lord Hanuman was instructed to fetch the life saving herbs from Himalaya. Hanuman went to the hill, lifted the whole hill and brought it, as he was not able to identify the life saving herbs alone. Parts from the hill fell on five places in Sri Lanka. This is one of those places.

Continuations to Kandy. Upon arrival in Kandy, check-in at hotel.

Overnight at the hotel. 


Day 03 Kandy – Nuwaraeliya

Morning visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. Proceed from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya enroute visiting the Anjaneear temple in Pusselawa and a tea factory. Pussellawa is the Home of 18 feet statue of Anjaneear the famous temple situated on a hill over looking the Kotmale reservoir area, Anjaneear at this temple Thousand’s of devotees from India & Sri Lanka pay homage to

Later drive to Nuwara Eliya. Upon arrival in Nuwara Eliya, check-in at hotel.

In Nuwara Eliya visit the Gayathri Pedam

This is the first and the foremost temple built for Gayathri Amman in Sri Lanka, and the Shiva Lingam found in this temple was brought from the holy river Narmada.

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 04 Nuwaraeliya – Bandarawela

Morning visit Seetha Amman temple.

The streams that runs from the hill, catered to the needs of Sitadevi during her stay at Ashoka Vatika. She is said to have bathed in this stream. Now there is temple for Lord Rama, Sitadevi, Luxshmana, and Hanuman by the side of this stream. It is interesting to note that foot prints akin to Lord Hanuman’s are found by this river and some are of small size and some are of large size, which tells us of the immense powers of hanuman transforming himself into any size.

On completion visit the Hakgala gardens.
The Hakgala Botanical Garden was one of the pleasure gardens of King Ravana of the well-known epic Ramayanaya. 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 marry him. It was here where the heart-warming 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 honour if he 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.

Visit Divurumpola
Divurumpola means a place of oath. Sitadevi, after her liberation from King Ravana underwent atest to prove her chastity by offering herself to fire in this place.

Afterwards proceed to Istripura
This was one of the places to which King Ravana shifted Sitadevi as a precautionary measure which he was forced to take by Lord Hanuman’s advent. There are lots of intruding tunnels and caves in this area.
Thereafter proceed to Bandarawela. Upon arrival in Bandarawela, check-in at hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 05 Bandarawela – Colombo

Drive to Colombo. Upon arrival in Colombo. Check-in at hotel.

Visit Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple.
A temple dedicated to Anjanayer temple in Sri Lanka. The only temple in the world to have a chariot for Anjaneyar.

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 06 Colombo – Onward Destination
Enjoy a shopping tour of Colombo. Visit House of fashions, Odel and the Noritake showrooms. Later transfer to the airport for your flight to onward destination.

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