Welcome and assistance at the Airport on arrival and proceed to Kandy via Pinnawala.
Depending on flight time, visit the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela. There you can see the bottle feeding of baby Elephants, see them at play & accompany them to a river close by to see them having their daily bath.
Check-in at Hotel
By evening visit the “Temple of the Tooth Relic” & a Traditional Cultural/Dancing show in Kandy.
Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple.
The Dance was done during the king’s times as an entertaining show for the kings. However its popularity reduced when the British took over, but now it’s revived and taken on for the stage. The Kandyan Music & the Dresses all are a beauty to watch.
Dinner & Overnight Stay in Kandy
After breakfast, proceed to Sita Kotuwa.
Legend: This is the place where the city of Lankapura once stood. The city had a beautiful palace for queen Mandothari surrounded by waterfalls, streams and varieties of flora and fauna. Seetha Devi was kept in this palace until she was moved to Ashoka Vatika. Seetha Kotuwa means Seetha’s fort and got its name because of Seetha Devi’s stay here.
Return to Hotel ….
After breakfast travel to Nuwaraeliya. En-route visit Hanuman temple and Ramboda waterfall. Then see a tea plantations and a tea factory.
In the hills of Ramboda where Hanuman was searching for Sita, the Chinmaya Mission of Sri Lanka built the Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple which is visited by thousands of devotees every year.
Drive through the little town of Nuwara Eliya observing the well-maintained buildings of colonial Architecture. Visit the busy market where the tea plantation workers rush in and out with 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.
Check in at hotel ….
After early breakfast proceed to Kataragama. En route visit Ramayana sites around Nuwaraeliya & later Ella.
The Sita Amman Temple can be seen en route to the Hakgala Botanical Gardens. The prominent temple architecture will not fail to attract your attention. Ancient statues of Rama and Sita can be seen on one side of the temple. The temple today is a modern building with its paintings, statues and pillars decorated with sculptures; all depicting the tale of Rama and Sita.
The Hakgala Botanical Gardens was one of the pleasure gardens of King Ravana. This garden was expanded during the British period and has a wide variety of flowers including an excellent collection of orchids. This is the exotic pleasure garden where King Ravana kept the depressed Sita, insisting that she marries him. It was here where the heartwarming meeting took place between her and Hanuman, who brought her Rama’s ring with the news that Rama was looking for her. He offered to carry her back but she refused saying it would be an insult to Rama’s honor if she did so. Part of this majestic garden still exists. It is also said that Hanuman nearly destroyed it in order to prove to Ravana of the forces against him.
Legend: The Ashok Vatika is the place where Ravana kept the Sita captive. Ashok Vatika is a garden that is present in the Sita Eliya in Sri Lanka. Some of the interesting findings here include the rock on which Sita used to sat and meditate. Sita Eliya also have the only Site Temple in the world. The idols of Sita was excavated from here 100 years ago.
Still revered by thousands, this holy haven was the place where Sita performed her Agni Pariksha (proving her chastity) to her husband Rama. Continuing the practice for thousands of years, villagers still pledge their fidelity or take oaths there and even in certain courts, this agreement was binding. This place has been respected and worshipped by people down the ages.
Ella is a small mountain village near Bandarawela and boasts three locations linked to the Ramayana where local legend claims Ravana was hiding Sita. First there is the Ravana Ella Cave, located at the massive Ella Falls; a breathtaking 1080 feet high waterfall that cascades into several falls. The rocky undergoes of the waterfall is Khondalite, a kind of limestone which undergoes faster decay as hard gneiss or granite. This has resulted in many caves being formed near the falls. King Ravana is said to have lived in one of the caves above the waterfall. A nearby pool bored out of the rock by the gushing waters is where Sita is said to have bathed Ravana.
Proceed to Kataragama ….
Wake up early, and indulge yourself in a religious pooja at Kataragama Temple.
This is the temple of Lord Karthikeya Subramaniam at Kataragama. Lord Karthikeya was requested to go to the battlefield by Lord Indra on the last day of war. This was done to protect Lord Rama from the wrath of Brahmasthra aimed by King Ravana which otherwise would have weakened Lord Rama. The benefit was one of the most powerful weapon brahma asthra aimed at Lord Rama for the second time was rendered useless by the presence of Lord Karthikeya. 3 pooja’s or offerings take place daily. Make sure you have a tray full of fruits, incense and of course little money, to be offered (You will get half the fruits back, which you may partake)
Return to hotel ….
Breakfast at hotel
After breakfast, proceed to Colombo.
In Colombo, Observe the old Parliament, the colonial buildings in the Fort area, the residential areas and the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall). The tour continues with a visit to Captains Garden Hindu Temple, Colombo Museum and the Independence Square.
In the evening visit Anjaneyar Temple in Kalubowila.
This is the first Anjaneyar Temple in Sri Lanka and also the only Panchamuga (five faced) Anjaneyar Temple in Sri Lanka. It’s the only temple in the world to have a chariot for Ajanyear.
Overnight Stay in Colombo
After breakfast leave for the Munishwaram Temple & Manavari Temple in Chilaw.
It is believed that Munishwaram predates the Ramayana and a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva was located here. Munishwaram means the first temple for Shiva (Munnu + Easwaran). A Shiva Lingam was already here when Lord Rama visited this place. Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Ayodhya with Sita in one of King Ravana’s Vimanas. He felt he was being followed by a Bramhaasthi Dosham (a malevolent black shadow) as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin.
When the Vimana was passing over Munishwaram, he felt the Vimana vibrating, and realized the Brahmaasti Dosham was not following him at this particular point. He stopped the Vimana at this juncture and asked god Lord Shiva for advice. Lord Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised installing and praying at four lingams located at Manavari, Thiru Koneshwaram, Thiru Ketheshwaram and Rameshwaram in India as the only remedy to get rid of the dosham. The first lingam was installed at Manavari about 5km from here, near the banks of the Deduru Oya. At the Manavari Temple Chilaw Manavari is the first lingam installed and prayed by Rama and till date this lingam is called as Ramalinga Shivan. Rameshwaram is the only other lingam in world named after Lord Rama.
Later proceed to Negombo & check in at hotel.Overnight Stay in Negombo
Buffet breakfast at Hotel.
Have the rest of the day at leisure or have a stroll around the City. Check-out from hotel by noon and transfer to airport for departure.
Hotel Ashford is located in Nuwara Eliya, five km from the centre of the town and approximately 185 km from Colombo. Accommodations feature views over Mt. Hakkgala and the forest reserve and are decorated in plain traditional style furnished with modern amenities. Each room is equipped with satellite TV, telephone with IDD, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities and a private bathroom with hot and cold water. English breakfast is served daily and the restaurant offers Eastern and Western cuisine along with Sri Lankan dishes featuring ingredients from the hotel’s own garden. Other facilities and services include a pool table, WiFi access and laundry service. Excursions, airport pick-up/drop off and taxi service can also be arranged on request. The Hakkgala Botanical Gardens, Tea Factory, Horton Plains, Ambewela Farm and the Gregorie Lake are some of the attractions in the area. Colombo International Airport is approximately 160 km from the hotel.The HOTEL ASHFORD is a Tourist hotel. Located in Nuwara Eliya area. Shopping is accessible by bus/taxi and the nightlife/restaurants are easily accessible by taxi or bus from the hotel.
Grand Oriental Hotel is in the heart of Colombo, walking distance from Sambodhi Chaitiya and Khan Clock Tower. This hotel is within close proximity of Pettah Market and Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct.
Make yourself at home in one of the 80 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and complimentary bottled water.
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a nightclub, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and wedding services.
Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 4 bars/lounges. Continental breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. This hotel has 5 meeting rooms available for events. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.
Hotel Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis as per itinerary
Meals as per hotel plan
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7 Days / 6 Nights / Kandy , Sri Lanka