This special tour brings you to the roots of the ancient great Indian epic The Ramayana – a tale that depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters and explores the tenets of human existence and the concept of Dharma. Sri Lanka's rich Ramayana heritage is the proud custodian of more than 50 Ramayana sites from the place of Seetha Devi's captivity to the battlefields where vast armies clashed, to the groves of exotic herbs dropped by the monkey god Hanuman, to the ultimate theatre of war where Lord Rama slew Ravana, the ten-headed demon-king. People living in the areas where great events took place, remember to this day the connection of their soil to the great epic. An oath taken at the spot where Seetha Devi undertook 'Agni Pariksha' is still considered valid in village courts or grama sabhas. The colour of the soil of the ancient battlefield is still red today, and is still surrounded by lighter coloured earth. One of the airports of Ravana, torched by Hanuman when he came looking for Seetha Devi, still has a scorched-earth look. A patch of darker soil surrounded by brown earth. Exotic alpine Himalayan species are found suddenly amidst tropical Sri Lankan vegetation, the legacy of Hanuman's heroic voyage carrying a mountain with life-restoring herbs. Though great social, cultural and religious changes have taken place in Sri Lanka since, incredibly, the names of places have come down to modern times unchanged.
₹ 20,500/- per person
Welcome on arrival at Colombo Airport by Travelxploria Representative, and then start Your spiritual journey by traveling to Trincomalee situated at east coast of the Island to Visit Shankari Devi Shakti Peeth Kovil (Thiru Koneswaram Kovil). Thiru Koneswaram temple: Also named as Thirukonamalai Konesar Temple is a classical-medieval Hindu temple complex in Trincomalee, a Hindu religious pilgrimage centre in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. A peninsula overlooking the bay and the Indian Ocean. The monument contains its main shrine to Shiva in the form Kona-Eiswara, shortened to Konesar and is a major place for Hindu pilgrimage, labelled the "Rome of the Gentiles/Pagans of the Orient". Connected at the mouth of the Mahavilli Ganga River to the footprint of Shiva at Sivan Oli Padam Malai at the river's source, the temple symbolically crowns the flow of the Ganges River from Shiva's head of Mount Kailash to his feet.
After breakfast at hotel, travel to Kandy. If you require another visit to Shankari Devi Shakti Peeth Kovil before you leave city of Trincomalee, you may. On the way to Kandy you may visit Lion Rock fortress in Sigiriya (Optional), and also Rock cave temple in Dambulla (optional). Later visit a Spice and herbal garden in Matale and then continues your journey to Kandy, check in at hotel.
After breakfast at hotel enjoy the City tour of Kandy, including sacred tooth relic temple of Lord Buddha – a UNESCO protected World heritage Site. Kandy is an exciting place for shopping with souvenirs in wood, copper, silver, brass, ebony and bronze. Ceramics, lacquer work, hand looms, batiks and world famous exceptional kinds of Gems and jewellery. On conclusion travel to Nuwara Eliya, on the way to Nuwara eliya visit a Tea factory and a Tea Garden, at the Tea factory you could observe all about the process of manufacturing world famous “Ceylon Tea”. You can also see how Tea is graded, and taste a cup of pure Ceylon Tea in the factory.Later visit Ramayana legend related places such as, Sri Bhaktha hanuman temple, Kondakalai, Mani Kattuther, and then reach city of Nuwara Eliya in the mountain region. By late afternoon visit famous Seetha Amman temple in Seetha eliya.
After breakfast at hotel you may visit “Sri Gayathri Peedam temple”, practice your Religion and then travel to visit Divurumpola, where Sita Devi did `Agni` test, On conclusion travel to Colombo the major city of Sri Lanka. On the way to Colombo, at Kitulgala witness the excitement of water rafting activity And then continue your journey to Colombo, and visit Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple. Later by afternoon enjoy the city tour of Colombo with some shopping options to “Odel, House of Fashion” as well.
Breakfast at hotel. As every good holiday come to an end, later your chauffeur will direct you to Colombo airport for a safe return journey home.
Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Jaffna, Kataragama, Nuwara Eliya, Anuradhapura, The Kingdom of Polonnaruwa , Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Ratnapura ("City of Gems”).
Sri Lanka’s Cultural triangle is situated in the centre of the island and covers an area which includes the World Heritage cultural sites of the Sacred City of Anuradhapura, the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, the Ancient City of Sigiriya, the Ancient City of Dambulla and the Sacred City of Kandy. Due to the constructions and associated historical events, some of which are millennia old, these sites are of high universal value; they are visited by many pilgrims, both laymen and the clergy (prominently Buddhist), as well as by local and foreign tourists.
Hill countries would not be more picturesque anywhere in the world; come view our spectacular parks, wade through unparalleled forests, climb the most dramatic hills and taste the most aromatic teas. From Sinharaja forest to Adam’s Peak to the cool breeze of Nuwara eliya – the hill country has much to offer the adventurous traveler in you!
You will never run out of things to do here in Sri Lanka! Be it Colombo or even Anuradhapura, you will never run out of sights to see, adventures to be had or even food to be tasted! In Colombo you will be spoilt for choice- especially in Pettah, where all commodities are inexpensive and very, VERY low priced, and each commodity has a separate street for your convenience! Try Unwatuna for rave parties, try Kandy or Anuradhapura for a bit of Sinhalese culture, and Jaffna for their mouthwatering Jaffna cuisine! There are lots of places to see !
Hot air ballooning rides offer an amazing and awe inspiring experience where you will be able to experience Sri Lankan wildlife and capricious sceneries from a appealing point of view. Enjoy rippling views of flora and fauna, widespread shorelines, scattered with portions of Sri Lankan life, all from up above. Hot air balloon tours can also be organized to contain historical sites as well in and around Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle.
It is an ancient palace located near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavangsha, this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure - Sihagiri, the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace were abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. It is the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka.
Ah, the food in Sri Lanka. We have quite an assortment when it comes to cuisine- but each and every item has a Sri Lankan twist to it! Must tries are achcharu, made using semi-raw fruit such as mango, pineapple, wood apple, etc. If your holiday is spent close to the beach, you can watch our fishermen bring in the catch of the day and savour it yourself just a few hours later!
Sri Lanka prides itself in our main meal, which is rice and curry. Breakfast specialties include crunchy hoppers and white or red string hoppers, milk rice with spicy onion sambol and thosai. Come, indulge in all specialties Sri Lanka has to offer!