Ramayana Tour of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is famous among Hindu devotees as the land of the Demon King Ravana. Hindu epic, The Ramayana dwells on the beauty and the splendour of Sri Lanka, for Ravana was said to be a rich king, brother of Kubera, the treasurer of the Gods. Ravana was deemed a great king by his own subjects and it is said that he is depicted with 10 heads, not because he was a monster but because he had knowledge worthy of filling 10 heads. With over 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.

Highlights
  • Munneswaram Hindu temple
  • Koneswaram temple
  • Sri Muthumariamman Thevasthanam temple
  • Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple
  • Ruins of Anuradhapura
  • City tour in Kandy
DAY 01
Munneswaram - Anuradhapura
Ruwanwelimaha Stupa in Anuradhapura
Upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be met and greeted by the Steuart Holidays Chauffeur guide and will be transferred to Anuradhapura. En-route, visit Munneswaram Hindu temple.

Anuradhapura is 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.

Overnight stay in Anuradhapura.
DAY 02
Trincomalee - Koneswaram
Hindu Temple in Trincomalee
After breakfast, check out and transfer to Trincomalee. Visit the famous Koneswaram temple. In the evening, explore the finest beaches of the North East coast.

Overnight stay in Trincomalee.
DAY 03
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Sigiriya Rock from Hiriwaduna Lake
After breakfast transfer to Kandy. En-route, stop in Sigiriya to explore the Sigiriya Rock Fortress - a UNESCO World heritage site. Also stop at the Sri Muthumariamman Thevasthanam temple in Matale.

Overnight stay in Kandy.
DAY 04
Kandy
Royal Botanical Garden in Kandy
After breakfast explore the Kandy city. Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and the Royal Botanical Garden. In the evening, travel to Nuwara Eliya. Stop at a Tea Factory and the famous Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple.

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
DAY 05
Nuwara Eliya
View of a Lake in Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast, explore the Nuwara Eliya town and visit the Sitha Amman Temple. You have the option of visiting the Hakgala Botanical Garden.

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
DAY 06
Kitulgala - Galle
White Water Rafting in Kithulgala
After breakfast travel to the south coast via Kitulgala. For the more adventurous traveller, white water rafting in Kitugala will be a highlight on this tour. Afterwards, continue journey to Galle.

Overnight stay in Galle.
DAY 07
Unawatuna - Colombo
Beach Views of a Sri Lankan Beach
After breakfast, proceed to Unawatuna Bay. Explore the beach and visit the Rhumassala Temple. Rhumassala Temple offers beautiful views stretching out over the Indian Ocean. In the evening, travel to Colombo for some last minute shopping.

Overnight stay in Colombo.
DAY 08
Departure
Beach Views of a Sri Lankan Beach
After breakfast, check out and leave for the airport to meet your departure flight.
Dolphin Watching in Sri Lanka
Trincomalee – Hub of the East Coast
Sigiriya from the Pidurangala
Sigiriya – The Rock Fortress
Bakers Falls in Horton Place
Nuwara Eliya – Little England in Sri Lanka
White Water Rafting in Kithulgala
Kitulgala – Haven for Adventurers
Synonymous with white water rafting, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka is situated three hours away from Colombo.
Temple of Tooth Relic Kandy
Kandy – Cultural Center of Sri Lanka
Women Dressed in Traditional Kandyan Saree
Temple of the Tooth
The Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a temple in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. It was built within the royal palace complex which houses the only surviving relic of Buddha, a tooth, which is venerated by Buddhists.
Lighthouse in Dondra
Galle
Night View of the Colombo City
Colombo – Sri Lankas Commercial Capital
Ruwanwelimaha Stupa in Anuradhapura
Anuradhapura – The City of the Ancients
Encapsulating visitors with its prolific past, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka is an intriguing city. One of the ancient capitals of the country, Anuradhapura is located in the north central province of Sri Lanka. Complete with ruins, irrigation systems, and temples, Anuradhapura is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.