Temple of the tooth relic

Ramayana Trail

Experience the famous Ramayana Trail in Sri Lanka. Visit the sacred shrines and monuments distributed along the Paradise Island. Visit the ancient cities of Dambulla and Kandy. Walk among the central hill country and experience the once in a lifetime experience among the misty mountains. Explore the Wilderness in Yala, and peep into the Animal Kingdom. Finally rest yourself in the southern coastal belt and feel the warmth of the sun as it touches your skin before setting off to the west.

Nights 05
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SKU LK10052900
Accommodation Economy
Meals Bed and Breakfast
Transport Private Air Condition Vehicle
Guide English Speaking Chauffer
Entrance Fees Not Included
Taxes Included

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 01 Night in Kandy

Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). Here you will meet you designated Chauffeur guide from Lakpura. After formalities at the airport, proceed to Kandy,

During your time in Kandy, you can engage in the following activities.

The Millennium Elephant Foundation

The Millennium Elephant Foundation (MEF) is a family run non-government organization (NGO) dedicated to improving the welfare of domestic elephants throughout Sri Lanka. The Foundation provide and fund the care, medical treatments, food, mahout salaries, the running costs of the charity as well as having an on call Mobile Veterinary Unit which travels around the country treating sick elephants in need. The Elephant Walk Experience is another alternative to elephant riding for tourists, which is an ethical, up close and personal experience for tourists.

The Kandy Cultural Show

The Kandy Cultural Show gives an opportunity to experience some of the traditions of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this hour-long extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Get wowed by fire dancers and sword dancers. Watch the colorful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums.

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.

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 01 Night in Ella

During your time in Ella, you can engage in the following activities.

Explore The Sita Amman Temple

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.

Divurumpola Temple

Divurumpola Temple 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.

Ravana Falls

Ravana Falls is another must visit in Ella. Hill country of Sri Lanka is quite popular for beautiful waterfalls and Ravana Falls is right at the top.The falls have been named after the legendary character Ravana, which is connected to the famous Indian epic, the Ramayana. According to legend, it is said that Ravana (who was the king of Sri Lanka at the time) had kidnapped princess Sita, and had hidden her in the caves behind this waterfall, now simply known as the Ravana Ella Cave. At the time, the cave was surrounded with thick forests in the midst of wilderness. It is also believed that Rama’s queen bathed in a pool that accumulated the water falling from this waterfall.

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02 Nights in Yala

During your time in Yala, you can engage in the following activities.

Lovely Safari in Yala National Park

This amazing three-hour Safari offers the opportunity to visit Yala National Park, the second largest in the island based off the Southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Get a chance to see the famous Sri Lankan leopards, indigenous wild water buffalo, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and large herds of Sri Lankan Elephants. The park is also home to many other species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.

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.

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01 Night in Galle

During your time in Galle, you can engage in the following activities.

Ussangoda

Ussangoda is a strange coastal area because of its lack of trees. Its serpentine rock contains toxic heavy metals. Only specific smaller plants were able to adapt to this soil. But according to the Ramayana legends there are two more explanation for the baldness of Ussangoda. After meeting Sitadevi Lord Hanuman provoked the mighty King Ravana and his army of Rakshasas. It resulted in Lord Hanuman’s tail being set on fire by Rakshasas. Hanuman in turn went on to torch parts of King Ravana’s empire with his burning tail. Ussangoda is said to be one of these burnt areas. Besides the Ramyana Trail legend has it that earlier on the Ussangoda plateau was used an airport by King Ravana for his Dandumonara peachock chariot, before Hanuman devastated the landing site.

Rumassala

Rumassala hill 3 kms east of Galle is the landmark of Unuwatuna beach because of the picturesque white Buddhist dagoba on top of it. 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 be an abode of Sita during her stay in Lanka.

Galle Dutch Fort

Explore the secrets of Galle where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters. Visit the Galle Fort which is one of the best-preserved fortifications in Asia. View the museums of Galle and the lighthouse. Walk through the cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names and listen to your guide tell their stories. Relax with a king coconut or a cup of tea caressed by a breeze of the tropics

Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to chillaw and visit Munneswaram Temple on completion directly proceed to Bandaranaike International Airport for your departure from Sri Lanka after spending a memorable time on the island.

Munneswaram Temple

Munneswaram temple is an important regional Hindu temple complex in Sri Lanka. It has been in existence at least since 1000 CE, although myths surrounding the temple associate it with the popular Indian epic Ramayana, and its legendary hero-king Rama. The temple is one of five ancient temples dedicated to Shiva in the region

 

 

Kandy – Oak Ray Regency

Ella – 09 Arch

Yala – Chaarya Resort

Galle – Cataloupe Aqua

Tour Includes

  • Accommodation as per the list of Hotels
  • Meals on Bed and Breakfast Basis starting with Breakfast on Day 2 and ending with Breakfast on Day 06
  • Transport in a Private Air Condition  with the service of an English Speaking Chauffer Guide
  • All Taxes & Service Charges (Except for 4% Online Payment Surcharge)

Tour Excludes

  • Entry Visa Fees, please visit www.eta.gov.lk for more details / submit your individual visa application.
  • International / Domestic Airfare
  • Any expenses of personal nature
  • Tips & Portages
  • Cost of Beverages
  • Meals where not specified
  • Entrance fees where not specified