Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
Day 1 ARRIVE COLOMBO – ONTO NEGOMBO
On arrival in Chilaw, you will be met by our driver/guide who will assist and drive you to Kandy. Enroute visit Manavari Temple: Manavari is the first place where Lord Rama installed the Siva Lingam and prayed after the end of the war with King Ravana. This Lingam is called Ramalingam because it was made by Lord Rama. Apart from this, the Lingam in Rameshwaram is the only Lingam in the world which is named after Lord Rama. Munneshwaram Temple: Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Ayodhya in one of King Ravanaas vimanaas. He felt he was being followed by a Brahmahasthi Doshama as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin. He stopped the vimana at this juncture because he felt at this place the Brahmahasthi Doshama was not following him. He ascended from the vimana and asked God Shiva for a remedy. God Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised him to install four lingams at Manavari, Thiru Koneshwaram, Thiru Ketheshwaram and Rameshwaram in India and pray, as the only remedy to get rid of the a Brahmahasthi Doshama. On completion proceed to Negombo. Check in at hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Negombo.
Day 2 NEGOMBO – NUWARA ELIYA
Proceed to Nuwara Eliya, you would also visit a tea factory and estate en route and witness how the famous “Ceylon Tea” is brewed. Check in at hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 3 NUWARA ELIYA
After breakfast at hotel, commence on a sightseeing tour in Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya City Tour: Nuwara Eliya meaning “the city of dawn” is the town at the highest elevation (about 2000m above sea level) in Sri Lanka and its tallest peak, Piduruthalagala (2555m) could be seen from here. The city established by the British in the nineteenth century, and known as “Little England” and is a popular holiday resort for Sri Lankans and tourists due to its cool climate and quaint colonial feel with its little bungalows surrounded by hedgerows. Visit Seetha Amman Temple and Hakgala Botanical Garden. About 15km away is Seetha Amman Temple, said to be built at the spot where Ravna held Sita captive, as related in the Ramayana. The small temple has a collection of statues, including a couple of Kali images. 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. Overnight in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 4 NUWARA ELIYA – TISSAMAHARAMA
After breakfast at hotel, transfer Tissamaharama. Check in at hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Visit Kataragama Temple in the evening. Katharagama: This is the temple of the Lord Karthikeya Subramanian at Katharagama. Lord Karthikeya was requested to go to the battle field by Lord Indra on the last day of the war. This was done to protect Lord Rama from the wrath of Brahmaastharam shot by King Ravana which otherwise would have weakened Lord Rama. Brahmaastharam aimed at Lord Rama for the second time was rendered useless by the presence of Lord Karthikeya Overnight in Tissamaharama.
Day 5 TISSAMAHARAMA – COLOMBO
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Colombo. Check in at hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Colombo.
Day 6 COLOMBO
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Colombo. Visit Anjaneyar Temple in Kalubowila en route. Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple (Kalubowila): Hanuman is often called Anjaneyar by Tamils, as his mother’s name is Anjan. This kovil is the first Anjaneyar temple in Sri Lanka and the only one on the island dedicated to Lord Hanuman in his Panchamuga form, this means with five faces. And it is said to be the only temple in the world to have a chariot for Anjaneyar. Its chariot festival is held annually end of December or begin of January, it is one of the most popular processions in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo. Visitors are advised to wash hands and feet before entering temple and not to cross hands inside the temple. Check in at hotel and rest of the day at lesiure. Overnight in Colombo.
Day 7 DEPART COLOMBO
Today you will be transferred to Colombo Airport for your flight back home.
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis as per the package standard
- English Speaking Guide/Driver
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle as per above itinerary.
- Daily Breakfast