09 Days
Duration
Chilaw, Mahiyanganaya, Pussellawa, Ramboda, Rattota, SitaEliya
Destination

You can select your destination with accommodation and transport. Ceylon Island has its own unique and adventurous tour packages that you can choose from. Also we organize special packages to celebrate your special occasions with dear ones.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Bandaranayake International Airport, Negombo
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable clothing and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Hotels Accommodation for 08 nights on Half board basis
Transport by air-conditioned Car/Van/Mini Bus
English speaking chauffeur guide throughout the tour
 Meals: Breakfast & Dinners at all hotels
Water bottles for every day
All mentioned sightseeing
All Government Taxes
NOT INCLUDED
Lunches & Dinners unless specified
Entrance to any sites
Cost of any beverages / Personal expenses
 Tips, Porter cost, and any other extras
Travel Insurance
Visa fees if any or any International or domestic airline costs
Any services which do not mentioned under price include

 

Day 1

AIRPORT / NEGOMBO

Upon arrival assist and welcome by our representative and transfer you to Negombo hotel, check into Negombo Hotel refresh & leisure at the Negombo Beach After long journey

Negombo – A characteristic fishing town 6Kms from the International airport, Negombo has a fascinating and picturesque beachfront. The town has several buildings dating back to the Dutch & Portuguese Colonial days. Also client may enjoy some nice sea foods lobsters, crabs, prawns and etc.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Negombo Hotel, Negombo (B,D)

Day 2

NEGOMBO / CHILAW / DAMBULLA

After breakfast leave for Chilaw (02 hours) visit Munneswaram temple in Chilaw it is believed that Munneswaram predates the Ramayana. Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Bramhaasthi dosham as he had killed King Ravana who was Brahmin. Whilst passing over the area Rama noticed that the ‘’ Brahmaasthi Dosham’’ was not following him. He stops the Vimana at this juncture and asks God shiva for a remedy. God Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised installing and praying for four lingams, as the only remedy to get rid of the Dosham. Munneswaram is open from 05.00 am to 08.00 pm (Closed from 02 to 05 p.m).

Thereafter proceed to Manaveri temple, it 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. The temple is open from 06.00 to 12.00 noon & from 04.00 P.M to 07.00 P.M.

Thereafter drive to Dambulla via Kurunegala (02 hours) en route may visit Dambulla cave Temple in Dambulla.

Dambulla is a magnificent rock temple consists of 5 caves, on a hill 340 m high, containing 150 serene statues of Buddha, numerous carvings & murals. The fascinating & memorable site was founded by King Valagambahu during the 1st century BC in gratitude for the shelter he found in the caves during an invasion by marauding Dravidians from southern India.

Dinner & overnight stay at Dambulla Hotel, Dambulla (B, D)

Day 3

DAMBULLA / SIGIRIYA / RATTOTA / KANDY

After breakfast climb Sigiriya rock Fortress (20min drive) Lion Rock Citadel, Sigiriya was the Royal Citadel of King Kasayapa who ruled in the 05th Century A.D. Moats, Terrace Gardens, water Gardens, Fountain Garden Boulder Gardens & Stone Stairways and the beautiful ancient frescos of heavenly maidens in a Pocket of the rock, on the top of rock are ruins of the palace & two intact man – made pools of water.

Thereafter proceed to Rattota visit Rama temple There are a few Rama temples in Sri Lanka, this is one of them. This is the only Rama temple in this area. This is a privately managed temple.

Thereafter proceed to Kandy (02 hours) en route visit spice garden at Matale which grows spices and herbs used for Sri Lankan cuisine and medication. Spices of Sri Lanka attracted the early sea-faring merchants who made the long voyages to purchase this precious merchandise.

Evening some sightseeing in Kandy visit Upper Lake drive, stopping at market square and walk around bazaars and markets visit Anglican Cathedral and Hindu Temple visit sacred Tooth relic Temple where enshrined the Buddha’s Tooth relic, this temple built for its protection and veneration within the Royal Palace The Tooth relic is encased in seven caskets one kept inside the other outermost of which has the shape of a Stupa adorned with a large number of or gold ornaments.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Kandy Hotel, Kandy (B, D)

Day 4

KANDY / MAHIYANGAYA / KANDY

After breakfast drive to Mahiyanganaya (02 hours) visit Gurulupotha (The area within capital city of King Ravana) Weragantota mean’s a place of aircraft landing in Sinhala language is believed to be the first place where Sita Devi was brought into Lanka in King Ravana’ s Vimana. These Jungles are the place where the city of Lankapura once stood. The city had a beautiful palace for Queen Mandothari surrounded by water falls, streams and varieties of flora & fauna. Sitadevi was kept in this palace until she was moved to Ashoka Vatika.

The remains that are found are the remnants of later civilizations, this place is now called Sita Kotuwa which means ‘Sita Fort’ and got its name because of Sita Devi Stayed here. There was an Aircraft repair in the capital city which called Guruthopola.

Afternoon return to Kandy evening if time permit do some more sightseeing in the Kandy city.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Kandy Hotel, Kandy (B, D)

Day 5

KANDY / PUSSELLAWA / RAMBODA / NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast drive to Nuwara Eliya (02 hours drive) en route stop of Pussellawa Hills. The summit of the Hill overlooking the estate in Pussellawa is the place where Lord Hanuman first set his foot on Lanka. These hills stand tall in between King Ravana’s capital city and Ashoka Vatika. The barren land here is believed to be the route in which King Ravana took Sita Devi from his capital city Lankapura to Ashoka Vatika which was a paradise on earth. Till date no vegetation grows on this passage except grass. King Ravana believed to have taken this passage on top of these hills to show Sita Devi the beauty of his Kingdom.

The Sita tear pond is found en route by the chariot route, is believed to have been formed by the tears of Sita Devi and has not dried up since even during severe droughts when the adjoining rivers dry up.

In this area there are many large trees whose bright red blooms add color to the scenery. These flowers are called Sita Flowers. The peculiarity of these flowers is the configuration of the petal’s stamen and pistil’s, which resemble a human figure carrying a bow and is said to represent Lord Rama.

Thereafter proceed to Ramboda (30 min drive) visit Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple Ramboda, the Ramboda area is believed to be an area where Rama’s forces were gathered against Ravana. Ram Padai means Rama’s Force. The Hills of Ramboda also believed where hanuman was searching for Sita Devi. The Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka has built an Anjaeyar temple with Hanuman as the presiding deity. This temple is called Sri Baktha Hanuman temple and the image of Lord Hanuman here is 16 Feet tall.

The Service times at the Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple is between 07.00 am to 12.00 noon and Again 03.30 to 06.30 P.M.

Evening reach to Nuwara Eliya and check into hotel and relax at the hotel.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya Hotel, Nuwara Eliya (B,D)

Day 6

NUWARA ELIYA / SITA ELIYA / HAKKAGALA / NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast leave for Sita Eliya, visit Sita Amman Kovil in Sita Eliya, the stream that runs from the hill catered to the needs of Sita Devi during her stay at Ashoka Vatika. She is said to have bathed in this stream, now there is temple for Lord Rama, Sita Devi, Luxshmana and Hanuman by the side of this stream. It is interesting to note that foot prints akin to Lord Hanuman’s are found by this river and some are of small size and some are large size which tells us of the immense powers of hanuman transforming himself into any size.

Thereafter proceed to visit Haggla Gardens where believe to be King Ravana use a pleasure gardens (27 Ha) were established in 1860 as an experimental Cinchona plantation from which the anti malarial drug quinine is derived. Subsequently the gardens were used for experiments in acclimatizing temperate-zone plants to life in tropics. Today Hakgala’s gardens of roses, shrubs, ferns & montane woodland are delightfully located in salubrious environment, with small streams running across & wooden bridges built over them with birds flying all over. The charm of the Gardens, cold & shady atmosphere & enchanting sceneries soothes your mind relieving you of your anxieties.

Return to Nuwara Eliya walk round through the town of Nuwara Eliya observing the well-maintained buildings of colonial Architecture. Busy market, Lake Gregory, golf course, race course, vegetable cultivation, tea plantations.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya Hotel, Nuwara Eliya (B,D)

Day 7

NUWARA ELIYA / COLOMBO

After breakfast drive to Colombo (05 hrs drive) via passing through mix plantation Tea, rubber, coconut and the sky kissing beautiful mountains, plain with full of greenish, lakes and view two of the most beautiful waters falls in Sri Lanka (Devon, St.Clair waterfalls) stop at Kitulgala famous place for white water rafting, you may enjoy white water rafting in Kitulgala.

Reach to Colombo check in and refresh at Hotel afternoon visit Anjanevar Temple in Colombo. This is the first Anjaneyar Temple in Sri Lanka. It’s the only temple Panchamuga (Five faced) Anjaneyar temple in Sri Lanka and the only temple in the world to have a chariot for Anjanyear. The Chariot festivals held annually end Dec/ beginning of January.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Colombo Hotel, Colombo (B, D)

Day 8

COLOMBO / KALANIYA / COLOMBO

After breakfast drive to Kelaniya (30 min drive) to visit Kelaniya Temple.

Kelaniya – The closest site to Colombo connected to the Ramayana, after King Ravana’s death Vibeeshana was coroneted as King of Lanka by Lakshmana at Kelaniya. There are murals enshrined outside the Buddhist temple depicting the crowning of Vibeeshana. The Kelani River is mentioned in the Valmiki Ramayana and Vibeeshana palace was said to be on the banks of this river. The reason Lakshmana crowned Vibeeshana was because Rama had to return to India as he had to continue his self – exile of 14 years to honor the commitment to his father King Dasarath of Ajodhya.

Thereafter return to Colombo city, sightseeing & shopping in Colombo city visit BMICH, Independence square, Town Hall, Buddhist temple, old parliament, Galle Face Green and residential area Shopping in Majestic City shopping complex, House of Fashion and the ODEL Unlimited Dress Boutique, also visit the Ceramic cooperation show room for Noritake shopping.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Colombo Hotel, Colombo (B,D)

Day 9

COLOMBO / AIRPORT

After breakfast leave for Airport for departure transfer (01 – 01 ½ hrs drive).

Standard Package – (COST BASED ON PER PERSON BASIS)

Duration between : 16th January 2015 – 31th July 2015 – 01ST September – 20th Dec 2015

HOTEL CATEGORY SINGLE ROOM STAY DOUBLE ROOM SHARING TRIPLE ROOM SHARING
01 PAX COST US$ 1590.00
02 PAX COST US$ 1280.00  US$  910.00 US$   870.00
 03 – 05 PAX COST US$ 1165.00 US$  860.00 US$   820.00
06 – 08 PAX COST US$ 1085.00 US$  800.00 US$   760.00
09 – 15 PAX COST US$ 1000.00 US$  720.00 US$   680.00
Standard Package – (COST BASED ON PER PERSON BASIS)

Duration between :  – 01st – 31st August 2015

01 PAX COST US$ 1750.00
02 PAX COST US$ 1560.00  US$ 1050.00 US$ 1000.00
03 – 05 PAX COST US$ 1460.00 US$   980.00 US$   920.00
06 – 08 PAX COST US$ 1380.00  US$   920.00 US$   850.00
09 – 15 PAX COST US$ 1300.00  US$   860.00 US$   800.00

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Deluxe Package – (COST BASED ON PER PERSON BASIS)

Duration between : : 16th January 2015 – 31st July 2015 – 01st September – 20th Dec 2015

HOTEL CATEGORY SINGLE ROOM STAY DOUBLE ROOM SHARING TRIPLE ROOM SHARNG
01 PAX COST US$  2350.00
02 PAX COST US$  1880.00  US$ 1280.00 US$  1235.00
 03 – 05 PAX COST US$  1745.00 US$ 1215.00 US$  1165.00
06 – 08 PAX COST US$  1670.00  US$ 1130.00 US$  1085.00
09 – 15 PAX COST US$ 1600.00  US$ 1050.00 US$  1010.00
Deluxe Package – (COST BASED ON PER PERSON BASIS)

Duration between : 01st – 31st August 2015

01 PAX COST US$ 2550.00
02 PAX COST US$ 2175.00  US$ 1380.00 US$ 1315.00
03 – 05 PAX COST US$ 2045.00 US$ 1315.00 US$ 1250.00
06 – 08 PAX COST US$ 1900.00  US$ 1250.00 US$ 1190.00
09 – 15 PAX COST US$ 1800.00 US$  1190.00 US$ 1130.00

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  • Prices are per person based on sharing basis entire program.
  • Above rates are net and includes all taxes.
  • It is recommended for travelers to our destinations to have a travel insurance covering also the cost of a medical evacuation flight. A travel insurance is the best purchased in your of origin/ residence and cannot be purchased on arrival.
  • Services as per availability at the time of request.
  • Tour programs could be changed or re-routed due to natural causes or unavoidable other conditions which are beyond our control. Such changes will be done in consultation with guests locally as and when required for the best interest of the safety and comfort of guests.
Sita Amman Kovil Sita Eliya
Munneswaram Kovil
Manawari Kovil
Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple
Sita Kotuwa
Sita Tear Pond
Ravana Cave
Hakgala Botanical Garden
Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya

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