Ramayana Tour to Sri Lanka
Ramayana Tours in Sri Lanka will bring ultimate spiritual travel experience to your holiday. The Ramayana is one of the greatest legends of both Sri Lanka and India. In this Sri Lanka tour itinerary offer you an opportunity to follow the Ramayana trails and visit the most important Ramayana sights in Sri Lanka within 8 nights 9 days. These tours are exclusively for religious and spiritual Hindus but if you wish to cover only one or two places, these Ramayana places can be easily combined with another Sri Lanka Tour itinerary.
On arrival at the Bandaranayake International airport, you will be warmly greeted by our very own chauffeur guide and transferred to negombo. You can rest of the day free at beach or enjoy a negombo city tour.
After breakfast you will be proceed to Trincomalee. En-route visiting Replica of Murugan Temple, Manavari and Munneshwaram Temples. Munneswaram predates the Ramayana and a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva was located here. A Shiva Lingam was already here when Lord Rama visited this place. Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Ayodhya with Sita in one of King Ravana’s Vimanas. Manavari kovil located near to the DeduruOya (river) in Chilaw. This place is the first lingam installed and prayed by Rama, hence to date this lingam is called as Ramalinga Shivan. Rameshwaram is the only other lingam in the world named after Lord Rama.
• Manavari kovil
• Murugan Temple
After breakfast you visit the trincomalee. Trincomalee is the capital of the Eastern Province. It has a wide harbor, which is best natural shelters in the world, and has one of the most sacred Tamil temples. Koneswaram temple is a classical-medieval Hindu temple in Trincomalee, it is consider as Hindu religious pilgrimage centre in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. It was built by Rishi Agastya with the instructions of Lord Shiva who was impressed by the devotion of King Ravana. This place is unique in this respect because the Lord built a temple for his devotee as a reward for his devotion. Ravana Hot water wells are the unique thing to visit in kinniya, trincomalee. There is a legend behind the hot water wells in kinniya. This place where King Ravana carried out the last rites for his mother. When he was unable to find water to duly perform the rites, he in anger pierced his Trishula into the ground seven times.
• Koneswaram temple
• Dutch Fort
• Hot water wells
After breakfast proceed to the Jaffna peninsula, on the way along the north-east coast, which once was the civil war area, have a break at the Kannagi Amman Kovil in Vattapalai, a station of Sri Lanka’s traditonal Pada Yatra pilgrimage route. Check in at your hotel in Jaffna city.
• Selva Sannidhi Murugan Temple
• Kachchativu. It is a small island in the middle of the Palk Strait, halfway between Jaffna and India’s Rameswaram. It is one of the spots associated with the much-loved story of Hanuman carrying through the air a part of the Himalayas to Lanka in order to cure Rama and Lakshmana from otherwise never-healing wounds.
After breakfast cross the bridge to Velannai Island and take a boat to Naninativu Island. Visit Sri Lanka’s famous Tamil temple Nagapushani Amman Kovil. Have a look to the neighbouring Buddhist Nagadipa temple, too. Opportunity to take part in a boat trip to Delft Island. After lunchtime visit Jaffna city’s most significant sacred site, Nallur Kandaswamy temple. The rest of the afternoon is free for leisure or shopping in Jaffna city.
• Naninativu Island
• Delft Island
• Jaffna City Tour
After breakfast you will be proceed to north-west coast of Sri Lanka to Mannar. Visit the Ketheeshwaram Kovil and the Ramayana site Thalladi, which is the eastern end of the Rama Ketu. After lunchtime proceed to Sigiriya, on the way have a break in Anuradhapura. Check in at your hotel near Sigiriya.
• Ketheeshwaram Kovil
After breakfast you will be proceed to Kandy. En-route visiting Sigiriya. In the Ramayana Trail legend, even the ancient rock fortress Sigiriya itself is sometimes claimed to have been a palace of Ravana, because historically it is connected to the cult of Kuwera. Kuwera was the step brother of Ravana who became his successor as King of Lanka. The Tooth Relic Temple is the most significant Buddhist holy place in Sri Lanka. There are four shrines for gods connected to the Buddha’s Tooth Temple.
• Sigiriya lion Rock
• Tooth Relic Temple
After breakfast in the hotel proceed to the Matale, visit the Muthumariamman Kovil, a huge and colourful Tamil temple regard with the Ramayana epic. Then you are ttravelled to visit Riverston mountain area and see the tradtional Tamil Rama temple in Rattota as well as the newly identified Ramayana sites Lakgala and Yahangala. Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy.
• Visit the Muthumariamman Kovil
Riverston Mountain Area
After breakfast you will be proceed to Nuwaraeliya. It is the very famous destination for the Ramayana trails. Gayathri Amman is a one of Ramayana site in Nuwaraeliya, Sri Lanka. Gayathri Pitam is said to be the place from where King Ravana’s son Meghanath propitiated Lord Shiva with penance and worship and in turn was granted super natural powers by the mighty god. Sita Amman Temple believes that sita spent most of the time during her captivity on the island of Lanka. After she refused to stay in Ravana’s magnificent palace she was transferred to Ashoka Vatika or Ashoka Vana where she lived under Ashoka trees. There are remarkable holes in the rocks at the river bank believed to be footprints of Lord Hamunan.
• Gayathri Amman Temple
• Sita Amman Temple and Ashoka Vatika
• Hakgala garden –NuwaraEliya
The pleasure garden of Ravana – in the Ramayana epic and now it is one of Botanical Garden in Sri Lanka
• Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple in Ramboda
Ramboda is an area, where the forces of Rama’s gather to fight against King Ravana. This temple was built by the Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka and dedicated to Hanuman. This temple houses for 16 feel height statue of Hanuman.
After breakfast enjoy the road along Sri Lanka’s south coast. On the way have a break at Ussangoda, a place related to Hanuman’s burning of Lanka. At the marvellous beach of Unuwatuna you can see the Rumassala rock and close to Galle the Seenigama island, two more Ramayana Trail sites. After lunch in or near Galle proceed Bentota to your hotel.
• Unuwatuna Beach
• Rumassala Rock
• Seenigama island
After breakfast you will be proceed to Colombo. Kelaniya in western province is a Buddhist sanctuary because it was believed to have been visited by Buddha himself. Within the temple premises there is a Hindu shrine too. It is dedicated to Lord Vibhishana who was the younger brother of Ravana but during the legendary war of Rama-Rawana a supporter of Lord Ramabecause he disapproved of Ravana’s abduction of Sita. After Ravana’s death Rama appointed Vibhishana as the new King ofLanka. Vibhishana is venerated bySinhalese Buddhists as a God. They believe him to be one of the main protectors of the island, especially in its western territories.
• Kelaniya Buddhist Temple and Vibeeshana Temple
After the breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to airport after spending a memorable time in this island.