Sigiriya (1N), Kandy (2N), Nuwara Eliya (2N), Colombo (1N)

Sigiriya (1N), Kandy (2N), Nuwara Eliya (2N), Colombo (1N)

Sigiriya(1N), Kandy(2N), Nuwara Eliya(2N), Colombo(1N)

  • 6 Nights, 7 Days
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  • Package Cost: ₹ 55,149 onwards

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Colombo - On to Sigiriya, en route visit Munneswaram temple and Manavari Temple in Chilaw (18

Welcome to your 'Sri Lanka - Ramayana Trail With Air - Ex Delhi' tour! On arrival at the airport in Colombo, you will be met by our representative and transferred to a nearby hotel to freshen up. After breakfast, proceed on a picturesque drive to Sigiriya, en route visit Munneswaram temple and Manavari Temple. Munneswaram temple is an important regional Hindu temple complex in Sri Lanka. Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Ayodhya in one of King Ravana's vimana. He felt he was being followed by bramhaasthi dosham as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin. He stopped the vimana at this juncture, because he felt that at this place the "Brahmaasthi Dosham" was not following him. He ascended from the vimana and asked God Shiva for a remedy. God Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised installing and praying four lingams at Manavari, Thiru Koneshwaram, Thiru Ketheshwaram and Rameshwaram in India, as the only remedy to get rid of the dosham. Thereafter, visit Manavari Temple. Manavari is the first lingam installed and prayed by Lord Rama and till date this lingam is called as Ramalinga Shivan. Rameshwaram is the only other lingam in the world named after Lord Rama. On arrival in Sigiriya, check-in to your hotel.
Day 2

Onto Kandy (100 kms / approx. 3 hours drive)

After breakfast, visit Trincomalee and Koneswaram Temple. Trincomalee has sunny weather throughout the year, with white sandy beaches, calm, placid and warm waters, ideal for underwater activities and for Whale watching. Nilaveli-10 miles away are the finest beach in Trincomalee starting at Uppuveli- 5 miles away extending all the way to Nilaveli. Pigeon Island is a great place for Diving, Snorkeling and sea bathing. There are 7 Hot Spring at Kanniyai just 5 miles away on the Anuradhapura road. Thiriyai Vata-da-ge is 30 miles to the North of Trincomalee and is one of the best monuments in Sri Lanka. Later, visit Koneshwara Temple. According to an inscription found on the doorway to the fortress, this temple was destroyed by the Portuguese in the 16 Century A.D. They threw all the columns down to the sea below. Three bronze statues found among the columns in the sea were brought up by divers and are now kept in the modern temple. Later, drive back to the hotel. Later, drive towards Kandy. On arrival, check-in to the hotel.
Day 3

In Kandy (Excursion of Mahiyangana)

After breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Mahiyangana. Visit Dunuwala & Laggala - Dunuwala (the site where Ravana died) and Laggala (where Ravana prayed to Lord Shankara). The cartels behind the Dunuvila Lake are called Laggala. Laggala is derived from the Sinhala term Ilakka Gala, which when translated into English gives us the meaning "Target Rock". Laggala served as a sentry point to the King Ravana's army and it was from this rock the first Glimpse of Lord Rama's army was sighted. This hill is geographically the highest part of the northern region and on a clear day Thiru Koneshwaran and Talai Mannar can been seen. Next, visit Yahangala - the place where King Ravana's body was displayed after his death to allow his countrymen to offer their last respect.  Then, proceed to visit Weragantota, the capital city of King Ravana and known as the landing place of a flying chariot. It is believed to be the first place, where Sita was brought into Sri Lanka in King Ravana's Vimana. Also visit Sita Kotuwa. Sita was kept at Queen Mandodari's Palace and later moved first to Sita Kotuwa ("Sita's Fort") and finally to Ashoka Vatika. The ruins found here are the remnants of later civilizations. Lastly, visit Gurulupotha Lankapura which was the repair centre of the flying Chariot. Later, return back to the hotel. Later, visit the temple of the Tooth. It is a Buddhist temple located within the palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy. It houses the sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha. The Tooth Relic has been considered an important possession as it was believed that one holding the relic could rightfully rule the country. In the temple, worship rituals are performed three times in a day - at dawn, noon and evenings.

Hotels

DestinationBudget TypeHotel
ColomboBudgetHotel Sapphire, Hotel Grand Palace
ColomboDeluxeHotel Sapphire, Hotel Taj Samudra
ColomboPremiumAirport Garden Hotel, Hotel Taj Samudra
ColomboLuxuryClub Palm Garden Hotel, Cinnamon Lakeside
KandyBudgetQueen's Hotel, Kandyan View Holiday Bungalow
KandyDeluxeQueen's Hotel, Cinnamon Citadel
KandyPremiumCinnamon Citadel, Earl's Regency
KandyLuxuryEarl's Regency Hotel Kandy, Helga's Folly
Nuwara EliyaBudgetGregory Lake Holiday Home , Galway Forest Hotel
Nuwara EliyaDeluxeHeritance Tea Factory, The Trevene Hotel
Nuwara EliyaPremiumHeritance Tea Factory, Hotel Oakray Summerhill Breeze
Nuwara EliyaLuxuryHeritance Tea Factory, Ferncliff
SigiriyaBudgetCamellia Resort and Spa, kassapa lions rock
SigiriyaDeluxeCamellia Resort and Spa, kassapa lions rock
SigiriyaPremiumkassapa lions rock, Hotel Saunter Paradise
SigiriyaLuxuryThe Elephant Corridor Hotel, Jetwing Vil Uyana

Inclusions

  • 6 night stay (on twin sharing basis)
  • Breakfast (Kindly check timings & venue from the hotel)
  • Return Airport transfers by Non AC vehicle on seat sharing basis
  • Sightseeing by Non AC vehicle on seat sharing basis
  • Driver's allowance, Road tax and Fuel charges
  • Parking and Toll taxes
  • All presently applicable hotel and airline taxes
  • Should there be any further levy of Govt. / statutory taxes or charges, the same shall be chargeable extra as and when applicable.
  • Note: These are representative inclusions. Please check with travel agent for exact details during booking.

    Exclusions

  • Items of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, room service charges, soft drinks and hard drink charges, etc
  • The payments for additional services taken at the hotel are to be settled directly at the hotel
  • Any service not mentioned in inclusions
  • Cancellation Policy

  • 15 days or more before date of departure: 20% of total cost
  • Less than 15 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
  • Note: This is representative policy. Please check with travel agent for exact details during booking.

    Payment Policy

  • 30 days or more before date of departure: 10% of total cost
  • 30 - 15 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  • Less than 15 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
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