MINI RAMAYANA

Proposed Tour to the Pearl of Indian Ocean

Nights 6

Days 7

Package Cost

USD 580

( Per adult )

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVAL / CHILAW / KANDY – (180KM – approximately 5-hour drive)

Flight Arrival TBA

On arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality; Representative from Aakash Asia Ceylon will Welcome you and proceed directly to visit Munneshwaram Temple.

*Munneswaram Temple is an important regional 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 the ancient Pancha-Ishwarams dedicated to Shiva in the region.

On completion proceed to visit Manavari Temple.

*Manavari, about 6 kms north of Chilaw, is the first place where Lord Rama installed a Lingam, as a remedy to Lord Shiva after committing Brahmincide by killing the King Ravana who was a Brahmin. This Shiva Lingam in Manavari is called Ramalingam because it was made by Lord Rama. There are only two Lingams in the world named after Lord Rama, the other is in Rameswaram in India.

On completion proceeds to Kandy.

*Kandy – which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The historical city about 480m above from sea level surrounded by mountains was known to Sri Lankan as Kanda Uda Rata, which means the Hill Country. Kandy was home to Sri Lanka’s last independent Kingdom, which survived two centuries of colonial incursion before finally falling to the British at the beginning of the 19th Century.

Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 2

KANDY / PINNAWELA / KANDY – (50KM – approximately 1-hour drive)

After breakfast at the hotel, proceeds to visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.

*The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist attraction places. The orphanage’s population has now mushroomed to around 65, making it the world’s largest collection of captive elephants. The elephants here range in age from newborns to elderly matriarchs, and include orphaned and abandoned elephants, as well as those injured in the wild.

Afterward visit Herbal and Spice Garden in Mawanella.

*Spice Garden to see the different spice, which spices, which Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed.

On completion return to Kandy and commence Kandy City Tour.

*Kandy City Tour - Kandy Lake Round, Upper Lake Drive, View Point, Art and Craft Centre, Gem Museum, Batik, Silk and Woodcarving Factories.

Evening visiting Temple of Tooth Relic.

*Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha.

Later evening witness experience a colorful show where you will be takes to mind blowing Sri Lankan culture extravaganza. Including fire walking. Get ready for heavy drum beat and acrobatic act.

Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 3

KANDY / RAMBODA / NUWARA ELIYA – (80KM – approximately 2-hour drive)

After breakfast at the hotel, proceeds to visit Hanuman Temple in Ramboda.

*Hanuman Temple - according to the ancient stories, Ramboda is an area, where the force of Rama’s gathers to fight against King Ravna. The temple was built by the Chinnamaya Mission of Sri Lanka and dedicated to Hanuman. This temple house for 16 feet height statue of Lord Hanuman.

Afterward visit Tea Factory and Tea plantation.

*Tea plantation – Visit a Tea plantation and a Tea Factory where one the best tea in the world is produced. You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea and see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon Tea in the factory.

On completion proceed to Nuwara Eliya.

*Nuwara Eliya – is a city in the hill country of the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Its means “City on the Plains” of “City of Lights”. It called as “Little England” of Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya was founded by Samuel Baker. It is an altitude of 1,900m and is consider being the most important location for tea production in Sri Lanka. The city is over looked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in the country. Nuwara Eliya climate lent itself to becoming the prime sanctuary of the British civil servants and planters in Ceylon. Although the town was founded in the 19th Century by the Bristish, the distrci is today visited by native travelers, especially during month of April, the season of flowers, horse races, auto rallies and carnivals. Many of the buildings retain features from the colonial period such as the Grand Hotel, St. Andrew’s Hotel, Hill Club, Hospital and the Town Post Office. Nuwara Eliya also has one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in South Asia.

Upon arrive to Nuwara Eliya to visit Gayatri Peedam.

*Gayathri Peedam is believed to be the place from where King Ravana’s son Meghanath propitiated Lord Shiva with penance and pooja’s and in turn was granted super natural power by Lord Shiva.

On completion commence Nuwara Eliya City Tour.

*Nuwara Eliya City Tour - Lake Gregory, Golf Course, Race Course and Market Square.

Dinner and overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 4

NUWARA ELIYA / ELLA / KATARAGAMA – (190KM – approximately 4-hour drive)

After breakfast at the hotel, proceeds to Kataragama. En-route visit Sita Amman Temple, Divrompola Temple, Ravana Waterfall.

*Sita Amman Temple is located approximately 5 kilo meters away from Nuwara Eliya. The temple located in the village of Seeta Eliya. This place is believed to the site where Seeta was held captive demon King Ravana, and where she prayed daily for Rama to come and rescue her in the Hindu epic Ramayana. On the rock face across the stream are circular depressions said to be the footprints of Hanuman.

Afterward to visit Divurompola Temple.

*Divurompola Temple - This is the place where Seetha Devi underwent "Agni Pariksha" (test). It is a popular place of worship among locals in this area. Divurumpola means place of oath in Sinhala. The legal system permits and accepts the swearing done at this temple while settling disputes between parties.

On completion proceeds to visit Ravana waterfalls.

*The Ravana Waterfall is a very popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. It is currently ranks one of the widest falls in the country. This waterfall measures approximately 25m (82ft) in height and cascades from an oval-shaped concave rock outcrop. During the local wet season, the waterfall turns into what is said to resemble an Areca Flower with withering petals. But this is not the case in the dry season, where the flow of water reduces dramatically. The falls form part of the Ravana Ella Wildlife Sanctuary.

On completion proceeds to Kataragama.

*Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindus and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. The people from South India also go there to worship. The town has the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama devalaya, a shrine dedicated to Skanda – Murukan also known as Kataragama Deviyo. Kataragama is in the Uva Province of Sri Lanka. Although Kataragama was a small village in medieval times, today it is a fast – developing township surrounded by jungle in the Southeastern region of Sri Lanka. It houses the ancient Kiri Vehera Buddhist Stupa. The town has a venerable history dating back to the last centuries BCE. It was the seat of government of many Sinhalee kings during with successive governments investing in public transportation, medical facilities and business development and hotel services. It adjoins the popular Yala National Park.

Dinner and overnight stay in Kataragama.

Day 5

KATARAGAMA / USSANGODA / GALLE / BENTOTA – (190KM – approximately 5-hour drive)

After breakfast at the hotel, visit Kataragama Temple.

*Kataragama Temple is temple complex dedicated to Buddhist Guardian Deity God Kataragama and Hindu War God Kathirkamam. It is one of the few religious sites in Sri Lanka that is venerated by the Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and the Vedda people. For most of the past millennia, it was jungle shrine very difficult to access; today it is accessible by an all-weather road. The shrines and the nearby Kiri Vehera are managed by Buddhist, the shrines dedicated to Tevvanai and Shiva are managed by Hindus and the mosque managed by Muslims.

On completion proceeds visit Ussangoda.

*Ussangoda is a place of natural beauty and a designated archaeological site, situated on the Colombo – Kataragama road, near Ambalantota. It is also a nature reserve and is in the southern turtle breeding zones. Ussangoda is a patch of high ground by the sea and spread over a significant area. But unlike the reset of the land surrounding, it is only covered with grasses and a few smalls pockets of pigmy forest. The summit of Ussangoda are pans like a plateau for significant length. There are several legends related to the area. The site is considered a sacred / forbidden ground for general affairs in local lore. One popular belief is that Ussangoda is ground of the local demi-god “Mangara”. Other beliefs range from religiously rooted backgrounds to the unwritten / alternate history related to Ravana. According to Hindu puranas, Ussangoda was one of the landing strips of Ravana’s flying machine (Pushpaka Vimana).

On completion proceeds to Bentota. En-route visit Dutch Fort in Galle.

*Dutch Fort at Galle, close to the island’s southernmost point, has the distinction of being the best-preserved sea fort in South Asia. A living heritage site, this 90-hectare (222 acre) attraction is a superb blend of architecture, with fortifications that resemble those in the coastal areas of Portugal. The fall of Galle to the Dutch in 1640 saw its fortifications consolidated further along the lines of the fortified cities of Europe. The Dutch and the English colonial styles are evident in the deep verandahs of houses supported by timber or masonry pillars. Originally established by the Portuguese in the 16th Century, it reached its zenith under Dutch rule in the 18th Century, providing spacious housing, wide roads and all necessary facilities within its walls including an intricate sewage system that was ahead of its time. In 1988 by the UNESCO declared Old Town of Galle and its Fortification as a World Heritage Site.

On completion proceeds to Bentota.

*Bentota is a coastal town in Sri Lanka, located in the Galle District of the Sothern Province, governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 65km (40mi) south of Colombo and 56km (35mi) north of Galle. Bentota is situated on the southern bank of the Bentota River mouth. Bentota is a tourist attraction, with a local airport (Bentota River Airport) and a handful of world class hotels. It is a destination for water sport. Bentota also delivers an ancient art of healing called Ayurveda. Bentota is famous for its toddy production, an alcoholic beverage made from coconut nectar. It also has a turtle hatchery, located on Induruwa beach.

Dinner and overnight stay in Bentota.

Day 6

BENTOTA / COLOMBO – (70KM – approximately 2-hour drive)

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Colombo.

*Colombo, the Commercial Capital of Sri Lanka, is a bustling city and a hopping-off point for beaches in the island nation's south. It has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its spicy cuisine as well as its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls.

Upon arrival commence Colombo City Tour.

*Colombo City Tour - Visiting Colombo Light house, Light house with Clock Tower designed by Lady Ward (built before the Big Ben in London), Galle Face Promenade with cannons of World War II, South Expansion of the Colombo Harbour, York Street with remnants of British Colonial Architecture, Slave Island are, famous Hindu Kovil with unique carved gopuram, Nelum Pokuna Theater, Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo Town Hall, BMICH, Independence Square, the scenic Beira Lake in the heart of the city, the War Memorial, Public Library and many more interesting places.

Afterward start shopping tour in Colombo.

*Shopping Tour - House of Fashion, ODEL, Liberty Plaza Shopping Complex, Majestic City Shopping Complex, Roma Four, Noritake Porcelain outlet, The Factory Outlet, and Laksala… etc.

Dinner and overnight stay in Colombo.

Day 7

COLOMBO / AIRPORT – (40KM – approximately 1-hour drive)

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the Colombo International Airport to catch your flight to Maldives accompanied with all the happy Sri Lankan memories.

Flight Departure TBA

Terms & Conditions

Above rates are valid for;

  • Minimum of 02 Adults traveling together only.
  • Traveling between 01 May 2018 to 31 October 2018 only.

Traveling between 01 July 2018 to 31 August 2018 peak period supplement will apply. Please contact us for more information.

  • We would like to state that the above tour is strictly based on the given itinerary. We are not supposed to grant guest to any service outside the itinerary. If so there are will be an additional charge.
  • The above itinerary will be subject to change depending on the timings of arrival and departure of the flight that you are selected, and it may also cause for a difference in the final price. Once the flight schedule being confirmed, you will be advice accordingly.
  • Please note that this is not a reservation confirmation. Reservation confirmation shell be subject to availability after your consent to confirm the room. Availability is subject to change without prior notice.

Above cost includes;

  • Meet and greet service at the Airport
  • Arrival Transfer and Departure transfer.
  • Accommodation at above mentioned hotels or similar category hotels on Half Board Basis
  • Service of English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
  • Transport by an Air-Conditioned private vehicles as per above itinerary
  • City / shopping tour in Colombo
  • All Sri Lankan Government Taxes.

Above cost excludes;

  • Airfare.
  • Sri Lanka Visa Fee. Please log on to www.eta.gov.lk for more information.
  • Additional transfers.
  • Breakfast and Lunch on arrival day.
  • Lunch during the tour.
  • Entrance fees for any site mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Peak period / Compulsory supplements.
  • Early check-in and Late check-out. (Standard check-in time 1400hrs and check-out time 1200hrs).
  • Camera and Video permits.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tip and porter charges.
  • Any service not mentioned above.

Rates and Validity;

  • All rates quoted are in US Dollars (US$) and are non-commissionable.
  • The rates in this document are subject to change/revision based on any increase / decrease in the hotels / supplier's rates or the taxes imposed by the government.

Cancellation Policy; - FITs

  • Cancellation fee will not be charged, if the booking cancelled 35 days prior to the arrival.
  • Cancellation within 34 - 22 days prior to the arrival, 25% of the total will be charged.
  • Cancellation within 21 - 15 days prior to arrival, 50% of the total will be charged.
  • Cancellation within 14 - 08 days prior to arrival, 75% of the total will be charged.
  • Cancellation within 07 days prior to the arrival, 100% of the total will be charged.
  • Cancellation within the stay, 100% of the total will be charged.
  • All no-show bookings, 100% of the total will be charged.

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