Sri Lanka Travel Tours

Ramayana Sri Lanka

Ramayana Sri Lanka - 8 Days Tour

Encompassing the island’s scenic west coast and hill capital, the Ramayana Tour of Sri Lanka takes you on an unforgettable journey.
past ancient temples and stunning scenery.   

Day 1

At the airport, you will be greeted by your chauffeur from Sri Lanka Travel Tours, who will take you to the fishing village of Negombo. Drive past the mini-port of Negombo to get to the hotel. Once in the comforts of your hotel, relax and recover from any jet lag.

Enjoy your stay at the hotel overlooking the lagoon or sea view.

Day 2

After breakfast, proceed to Chilaw to visit the Muneeshwaram Temple. After his victorious battle, Lord Rama left for Ayodhya in one of King Ravana’s vimanas (carries). He felt he was being followed by bramhaasthi dosham (the sin of killing a brahmin), as he had killed King Ravana, who was a Brahmin. Legend has it that when he came to this place, he felt the sin was not following him, and he stopped the carriage to ask God Shiva for a remedy.

Afterwards, proceed to Kandy and enjoy a relaxed evening.

Day 3

After breakfast, proceed to Nuwara Eliya. On the way there, visit the Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple in Ramboda. On these hills of Ramboda, where Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi, the Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka built a temple with Hanuman as the presiding deity. On every full moon day, special poojas are conducted and witnessed by thousands of devotees.

Afterwards, proceed to Nuwara Eliya and, en route, visit the Seetha Amman Temple in 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 a temple erected for Lord Rama, Sitadevi, Luxshmana, and Hanuman by the side of this stream. It is interesting to note that foot prints akin to Lord Hamunam’s are found by this river, some small and some large.

Day 4

After breakfast, set off for the quiet city, Ella. Once there, visit the breathtaking waterfall, Ravana Ella Falls (cascading into several falls). The stream, a tributary of Kirindi Oya, plunges with a foaming spray over a series of ledges into the valley, close to a bend in the road. The waters rise from the Wewatenna highlands above the rocks. In general, the rocky underground of the waterfalls in Sri Lanka consists of hard gneiss or granite, but here the material is khondalite, a kind of limestone that undergoes decay faster. This has resulted in many caves being formed near the falls. It is believed that Sita bathed in a pool that accumulated the water falling from this waterfall. You can also visit some of the caves that are around Ravana Falls. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a city tour in Ella and spend a leisurely evening.

Day 5

After breakfast, proceed to the spiritual city of Kataragama. Once in Kataragama, visit the Kataragama shrine, dedicated to God Skanda (Murugan), the God of Love and War. It is believed that this Devala was inaugurated in the 2nd century B.C. by King Dutugemunu (167–137 B.C.). Today, Kataragama is a place of worship for Buddhists, Hindus, and some Muslims.

Day 6

After breakfast, proceed to the historical city of Galle. Once in the city, discover the city of Galle, where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters, and its secrets. Visit the Galle Fort, which is one of the best preserved fortifications in Asia. View the Maritime Museum, the Galle National Museum, and the lighthouse. Walk through the cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names as you learn more about their histories.

In the afternoon, visit Rumassala Rock. Rumassala Rock is one of the five Sri Lankan spots believed to originate from parts of Mount Dronagiri. They fell down when Hanuman carried the Dronagiri on his flight back to Lanka in order to use its Sanjiwani herb to rescue Lakhshmana and Rama, who were in need of this medical plant to be reanimated after suffering severe injuries. Rumassala is also said to have been the abode of Sita during her stay in Lanka. Spend the evening at leisure by the ocean.

Day 7

After breakfast, proceed to Colombo. En  route, make a stop at Seenigama Temple. Seenigama Temple is situated on a very small island. This devale is dedicated to the local god Devol Deviyo, who protects fishermen and their boats. The Ramayana trail legend has it that Seenigama was the landing place from which Sugriva, King of the Varanas and their monkey army, launched his onslaught on Ravana’s demon army.

Afterwards, proceed to Colombo and visit the Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple, which is a temple dedicated to Anjaneyar in Sri Lanka. This is the only temple in the world to have a chariot of Anjaneyar. You can spend the rest of the day enjoying some sightseeing in Colombo along with some shopping before transferring to the hotel.

Day 8

As all good things must come to an end, we bid you farewell as our chauffeur transfers you to the airport to meet your departure flight home.