Sri Lanka is famous among Hindu devotees as the land of the Demon King Ravana. The Hindu epic, the Ramayana dwells on the beauty and splendour of Sri Lanka, for Ravana was said to be a rich king, the brother of Kubera, the treasurer of the Gods. Ravana was deemed a great and good king by his own subjects and it is said that he is depicted with 10 heads, not because he was some kind of monster but because he had knowledge worthy of filling 10 heads. Yet all his knowledge, power and achievements had failed to remove his basic desire for women, legend says. With over an estimated 50 sites in Sri Lanka, connected to the Ramayana lore, it is no wonder that this tour is in great demand. The Trail of Ramayana’ is based on research findings that link the sites to Lord Ram, wife Sita and demon king Ravana.
Munneswaram Hindu temple
Sri Muthumariamman Thevasthanam temple
Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple
Arrive and transfer to Anuradhapura the capital of the North Central province, the ruins of Anuradhapura are one of South Asia’s most evocative sights. The sprawling complex contains a rich collection of archaeological and architectural wonders. En-route visit Munneswaram Hindu temple.
Transfer to Trincomalee and visit the most famous Hindu temple Koneswaram temple. PM explore the finest beaches of the North East coast.
After breakfast transfer to Kandy, optional stop in Sigiriya to explore the Sigiriya Rock Fortress a UNESCO World heritage site. En-route stop at the Sri Muthumariamman Thevasthanam temple in Matale 26km to Kandy
After breakfast explore the Kandy city with an optional visit the Royal Botanical Gardens. PM travel to Nuwara Eliya with optional stop at tea Factory and famous Hindu Temple Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple, Ramboda
After breakfast explore the Nuwara Eliya town and visit the Sitha Amman Temple in Haggala gardens and you have the option of visiting the Haggala Botanical gardens. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
After breakfast travel to the south coast via Kithulgala, for the most adventurous white water rafting in Kithugala will be a highlight on this tour. PM arrive in Galle for overnight stay.
After breakfast take explore the High on the headland of Unawatuna Bay is Rhumassala Temple with beautiful views stretching out over the Indian Ocean. PM travel to Colombo for some last minute shopping.
After breakfast departure to Airport.
**This itinerary can be customised according to your preference. Contact Steuart Holidays for assistance**
Anuradhapura - The City of the Ancients
Trincomalee - Hub of the East Coast
Nuwara Eliya - Little England in Sri Lanka
Galle - The Last Bastion of the Dutch
Colombo - Sri Lankas Commercial Capital