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[TP-11.2] 5 Days /4 Nights : Ramayana Tour Package 2

5 Days / 4 Nights

Kandy | Pinnawala | Nuwara Eliya | Chilaw | Colombo

Day 01 : Airport / Kandy

Arrive in Sri Lanka, to be met Sri Lanka for Holidays at the airport and transfer by air-conditioned Vehicle to a Hotel in Kandy. Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy.

Kandy city & Temple :

After breakfast, you will have a city tour of Kandy, visiting the temple of the tooth and some leisure time for shopping. Evening you will be entertained with a spectacular Sri Lankan cultural show.

Tempple of the Tooth Relic of the Buddha :

Visit the Temple of the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha. This temple, the most important one for The Sri Lankan Buddhists was built in the 16th Century A.D. solely for the purpose of housing the tooth relic. Observe the magnificent Architecture of that period and experience the tranquility of the at mosphere.

Elephent Operage :

The foster - home of elephants of different age and size feed, bathe, play together and even mate. These great animals have been found injured or left abandoned in the wilderness. Now they even breed in captivity. You can wash and do milk feeding (by bottles) to elephants.

Day 02 : Kandy / Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast you will travel deeper into the tea-growing hills and have the option to wind through the mountains with magnificent views. witnessing the Ramboda Water Fall and Anjaneear Temple in Pusselawa while driving through tea plantations. Evening at leisure, Dinner at Overnight stay at the hotel.

En-route to Nuwara Eliya you will visit a Tea factory of the popular Sri Lankan Tea.

Anjaneyar temple :

Visit Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple, Ramboda. The Ramboda area is believed to be an area where Rama's forces were gathered against Ravana. RamPadai means Rama's Force. The hills of Ramboda is also believed where Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi. The Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka has built an Anjaneyar temple with Hanuman as the presiding deity. This temple is called Sri Baktha Hanuman temple and the image of lord Hanuman here is 16 Feet tall.

Mani kattuther :

visit Mani Kattuther- This is a rock in the Labukalle estate. Lord Hanuman met Sitadevi and on his way to announce this happy information to Lord Rama, rested on this hill top. The hill where Lord Hanuman is believed to have rested after meeting Sitadevi is known as Mani kattuther. Today an open temple with statues of Lord Rama , Sitadevi, Lakshmana and Lord hanuman stands on top of it . Locals visit the temple often

Tea Factory :

Visit a Tea Plantation and a Tea Factory. Sri Lanka being famous for its "Ceylon Tea" hasadded cheer to many the world over for more than a century.Arrive in Nuwara Eliya to be greeted by the fresh wintry atmosphere, the cottage typebungalows and the colonial air. ( Nuwara Eliya is also known as "Little England")

Nuwara Eliya City Tour :

Drive through the little town of Nuwara Eliya observing the well-maintained buildings ofcolonial Architecture. Visit the busy market where the tea plantation workers rush in and outwith their days provisions. Visit the lake Gregory built for generating power during the British Colonial age but now a feature that adds beauty to the city. Dinner & Overnight stay at a Hotel in Nuwaraeliya.

Evening visit Hakgala Garden :

After Evening visit Seetha Amman temple, Seetha Eliya- The stream 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.

Day 03 : Nuwara Eliya

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Divurumpola is the place that Sitadevi, after her liberation from King Ravana underwent a test to prove here chastity by offering herself to fire. However she came unscathed and proved here innocence and purity.The message of Rama's victory over Ravana was sent to Sita.

After a bath and adorned with jewels she was taken on a palanquin before Rama. Meeting her husband after such a long time she was overcome with emotion, but Rama seemed lost in thought. At length he spoke, "I have killed my enemy. I have done my duty as a true king. But you have lived for a year in the enemy's abode. It is not proper I take you back now." Sita was shocked. "You have broken my heart" she said, "only the uncultured speak like this". Have you forgotten the noble family I come from? Is it my fault Ravana carried me off by force? All the time, my mind, my heart, and soul were fixed on you alone, my lord!" She turned to Lakshmana and said with tears streaming from her eyes, "prepare for me a fire. That is the only remedy for this sorrow of mine." Lakshmana in suppressed anger, looked at Rama's face, but there was no softening, he lighted a big fire. Sita reverently went round her husband and approached the blazing fire. Joining her palms in salutation, she said, "if I am pure, o fire, protect me." With these words she jumped into the flames. Then arose from out of the flames Agni, the fire-god, whom she had invoked. He lifted Sita from the flames unharmed, and presented her to Rama. "Don't I know that she is spotless and pure at heart?" cried Rama, standing up to receive her. It's for the sake of the world that I made her go through this ordeal of fire, so that the truth may be known to all."

settling disputes between The spot was initially fenced and walled to protect it from surrounding wilderness. Then a sapling of the Anuradhapura bodhi tree (one of the 30 original saplings) was planted as a mark of respect of the place. A small dagoba was built subsequently under the Bodhi tree. The temple depicts paintings of the Ramayana epic. Today the temple is revered for the oath taken by Sitadevi and even the legal system permits and accepts the swearing done at this temple while parties.

Konda kalai :

An evening visit Kondakalai like many other cities and villages in Sri Lanka also derives its name from the Ramayana, when King Ravana took Sitadevi in a chariot to ashoka vatika her hairs got de ranged because of the speed of the chariot. Konda kalai in tamil means deranging of hair. Till date the villagers live with legacy of this event.

Dinner and overnight at the Nuwara Eliya hotel.

Day 04 : Nuwara Eliya / Chilaw

After breakfast leave for Chilaw.Visit Munneswaram- it is about 12 kilometers from Chilaw town on Colombo Puttalam road.

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. He ascends from the vimana and asks God Shiva for a remedy. GodShiva blessed Lord Rama and advised installing and praying four lingams at Manavari, Thiru Koneshwaram, Thiru Ketheshwaram and Rameshwaram in India, as the only remedy to get rid of the dosham.

Also visit Manavari is situated on the Chilaw - Puttalam road about 10 km from Chilaw.

Manavari is the first lingam installed and prayed by Lord Rama and till date this lingaJIl is called as Ramalinga Shivan. Rameshwaram is the only other lingam in the world named after Lord Rama.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Negombo.

Day 05 : Chilaw / Colombo / Air port

Colombo City Tour :

Colombo-the capital of Sri Lanka-is the largest city and main port of Sri Lanka. It is also the commercial and financial center of Sri Lanka. A bustling metropolis, the city is an attractive blend of old and new. It has the lazy charm of the bygone era combined with the verve and vivaciousness of a modern city.

After Departure Transfer to the Airport

Rates include:

  • Meet and assist on arrival & assist on departure
  • Twin shearing accommodation with HB Basis (Dinner and Breakfast)
  • Transportation by an air-conditioned private tourist Vehicle
  • Unlimited travel distance
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Specialized tourist guides at cultural sites
  • Government taxes & service charges

Not included:

  • Entrance fees at visiting sites as per the given itinerary
  • Items of personal nature such as, laundry, telephone calls, tipping etc
  • Lunch

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