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  • Visit numerous landmarks mentioned in the Ramayana
  • Attend a pooja at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
  • Visit the Kelaniya Temple in Colombo
  • Explore Buddhist pilgrimage site in Galle
The great Hindu epic Ramayana tells of the war of Lord Rama and King Ravana in Sri Lanka in 3000 BC. We follow the trail laid out on the Ramayana and visit the important Sri Lankan sites mentioned in the epic.

Encompassing the island's scenic west coast and hill capital, this guided tour takes you on an unforgettable journey across numerous ancient temples and monuments as you relive the tales of Ramayana.

This tour is one of the ultimate spiritual tours in Asia. It is an enriching religious and spiritual experience to Hindus, but it also offers an in-depth knowledge of Ramayana heritage in Sri Lanka for non-Hindu travelers.
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45 minutes 3 Star Hotel at Goldi Sands
Welcome to Sri Lanka!

Our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Negombo.
4:30 hours 3 Star Hotel at Topaz Hotel
After breakfast, depart for Muneeshwaram and Mannavari temples in Chilaw.

According to the Ramayana, while departing Sri Lanka after the war, Lord Rama felt Bramhaasthi Dosham, a malevolent shadow, was following him for killing King Ravana, who was a Brahmin. He realised the Bramhaasthi Dosham wasn’t following him at Muneeshwaram. There, he was helped by Lord Shiva to get rid of the shadow.

Mannavari temple is the first place Lord Rama prayed to Lord Shiva to rid himself of the Bramaasti Doshan.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
2 hours 4 Star Hotel at Topaz Hotel
Have your breakfast at the hotel and explore the city of Kandy, also a UNESCO heritage site. You can visit Sitha tear pond and the chariot path.

After freshening up at the hotel, attend a pooja ceremony at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth.

Enjoy a cultural show in the evening before returning to the hotel for dinner.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
3 hours 4 Star Hotel at Topaz hotel
Today, visit Dunuvila & Laggala, Yahanagala, Weragantota, Sitakotuwa and Gurulupota Lankapura.

King Ravana prayed to Lord Shiva at Laggala. He was said to have died at Dunuwila and his dead body was kept in Yahangala, meaning bedrock, so that his followers could pay their respects.

It is believed that King Ravana landed his aircraft, Dhandu Monara, at Weragantota.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
3 hours 4 Star Hotel at Mirage Kings Cottage
Today, transfer to Nuwara Eliya. The city was named Little England because of its weather, mountains and waterfalls. Visit Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple where Lord Rama’s forces gathered to fight King Ravana. Also visit Gregory Lake and Victoria Park.

Check in to a hotel in Nuwara Eliya for the night.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
4 hours 4 Star Hotel at Mandara Hotel
Visit Sita Amman Temple. It believed at Sita Devi bathed in a stream running from the hill. A century ago, three idols were discovered in the stream. Now there is a temple housing them by the side of the stream.

Explore Hakgala Botanical Garden, one of the pleasure garden created by King Ravana and expanded during the British period. Then make your way to Divurumpola, where Sita performed her Agni Pariksha, proving her chastity to her husband Rama.

After that visit Ravana waterfalls, before going to Kataragama and checking in to your hotel.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
4:30 hours 3 Star Hotel at Fairway Sunset
After breakfast, you have an optional tour to Yala National Park for a jeep safari. The national park is a huge area of forest, grassland and lagoons bordering the Indian Ocean, in southeast Sri Lanka. It’s home to wildlife such as leopards, elephants and crocodiles, as well as hundreds of bird species.

Inland, visit Sithulpawwa, an ancient Buddhist monastery. Nearby caves contain centuries-old rock paintings. To the Southwest, Magul Maha Viharaya also has ancient Buddhist ruins.

Head to Galle and join a Galle city tour before checking in your hotel.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
3:30 hours 4 Star Hotel at Galadari Hotel
After breakfast, depart for Colombo. Check in to your hotel before visiting Kelaniya Temple. Buddhists believe the temple to be a hallowed by Lord Buddha during his third and final visit to Sri Lanka, eight years after gaining enlightenment. Its history would thus go back to before 500 BCE.

Also, join a city tour of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital and its largest city. The traders and settlers over the years—the Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch and the British, have left in their wake churches and monuments, names and religions, costumes and food and smatterings of their languages that have been absorbed into the Sri Lankan language.

The places of interest are the beautiful Gangaramaya Temple, the historic Wolfendhal church and Independence Square.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
2 hours
After breakfast, head to the airport for your departure flight.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • 8 breakfasts and 7 dinners
  • Arrival and departure airport transfer
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • A professional, English-speaking tour guide
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Hotel service charges and VAT
  • All transportation in an air-conditioned coach during the tour
what's excluded
  • International/domestic flights
  • Photo & video-shooting permits (wherever applicable)
  • Meals except those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions and activities mentioned optional on the itinerary
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Early check-in & late check-out
  • Supplements ( Kandy Perahera, Christmas & New Year)
  • Any services not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section of the itinerary
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A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Other Practical InformationSinhala & Tamil New Year: The celebration of the Sinhala & Tamil New Year takes place every year on the 13th and 14th of April. You might experience larger crowds in places of interest during this time. Also, during your visit to the tea factory, it is possible that no product presentation takes place and no tea picker is present. This tour does not have a minimum number of participants. You will either be travelling alone or with several people during this tour. Your group can consist of a maximum of 8 participants. From days 1 to 9 of the tour, you will be accompanied by a local, Englishspeaking tour guide. Tipping is not compulsory but it is customary in the tourism industry. If you are happy with the work of your guide, driver and support staff, then you can certainly tip at the end of the tour. Our tipping suggestions are as per the below: Chambermaids: about EUR 1 per room per night Bellboys: about EUR 1 per suitcase Chauffeurs and helpers: about EUR 2 per person per day Guides: about EUR 3 per person per day
Cancellation20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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