Mannawari Temple
Munneswaram Kovil, Thirukethuswaram Kovil and Konneswaram Kovil
Ketheeswaram Temple and Dalada Maligawa
Dunuwala and Laggala
Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple
Gayathri Peedam
Seetha Amman Temple
Divurumpola
Colombo City Tour

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  • Day 1
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    Colombo

    Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Colombo. Upon arrival, transfer to Negombo for your overnight stay.

    Meals On Board / Dinner

    Day 2
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    Thirukethiswaram

    Start your day with a visit to Mannawari Temple where King Rama is believed to have installed a shiva lingam, an icon of Lord Shiva. It was used to get rid of lsquo Brahmahathi Dosham and Rsquo after killing Ravana who was a Brahmin. Munneswaram Kovil is one of the three celebrated ancient Isvarams of Lord Siva the other two being Thirukethiswaram near Mannar and Konneswaram in Trincomalee. This kovil was mentioned in the Ramayana or the story of Rama and Sita, when Sri Rama Bhagavan is said to have found solace there of his heavily weighted conscience in respect of the many deaths that had been caused in the Ramayana episode. Continue to Mannar to visit Ketheeswaram is an ancient Hindu temple in the Northern Province Sri Lanka. Overlooking the ancient period Tamil port towns of Manthai and Kudiramalai, the temple has lay in ruins, been restored, renovated and enlarged by various royals and devotees throughout its history. Tirukketisvaram is one of the Pancha Ishwarams dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva and is venerated by Shaivas throughout the continent. Its famous tank, the Palavi tank, is of ancient antiquity and was restored from the ruins. Tirukketisvaram is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Shiva glorified in the poems of the Tevaram.

    Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Day 3
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    Koneshwara Temple

    After breakfast, continue to Trincomalee one of Colombo’s largest and safest Natural Harbours in the World. Trincomalee is connected by Rail and Road. Thiriyai Vata-dage is 30 miles to the North of Trincomalee and is one of the best monuments in Sri Lanka. Koneshwara Temple which 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 were brought up by divers found among the columns in the sea and are now kept in the modern temple at the same site. Enjoy a scenic drive to Kandy – The hill capital is another “World Heritage Sites”. To the Buddhist of Sri Lanka and the world, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. The Bathing Pavilion (Ulpenge) is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called “Kiri samudraya” (Milk white ocean) used by the kings as the summer house.

    Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Day 4
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    Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

    Dunuwala is the site where Ravana died and Laggala where Ravana prayed to Lord Shankara. 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. It is here that King Ravana was killed by Lord Rama’s Brahmaastharam. The top of Laggala is flat and believed to have been hit by the Brahmaastharam. Yahangala is where King Ravana’s body was displayed after his death to allow his countrymen to offer their last respect. Wera Gantota Weragantota or “a place of flying chariot (aircraft) is landing” in Sinhala language was the capital city of King Ravana. It is believed to be the first place where Sita was brought into Sri 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 waterfalls, streams and varieties of flora and fauna and was where Sita was kept. The ruins found here are the remnants of later civilizations. Gurulupotha Lankapura was a flying chariot (aircraft) repair center known as Gurulupotha. In Valmiki’s depiction King Ravana’s Vimana resembled a huge peacock. The Vimana in Sinhala language means Dhandu Monara which is known as “flying peacock”; hence the name Gurulupotha, which means “parts of birds”. Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - Ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha’s Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess’ hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world and is considered Sri Lanka’s most prized possession.

    Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Day 5
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    Nuwara Eliya

    Continue your adventure to Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple, Ramboda where on these hills of Ramboda Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi. The Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka built a temple with Hanuman as the presiding deity and during full moon special pooja”s are conducted and witnessed by thousands of devotees. Later enjoy touring Nuwara Eliya – The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. The Victoria Park, in the middle of the town, is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic and is also good for bird watching. In the evening visit the Gayathri Peedam which is believed to be the place from where King Ravana’s son Meghanath propitiated Lord Shiva with penance and poojas and in turn was granted super natural powers by lord Shiva.

    Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Day 6
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    Ravana Ella Cave

    The stream that runs from the hill, catered to the needs of Sitadevi during her stay at Ashoka Vatika. She is said to have bathed in this stream. Seetha Amman Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Rama, Sitadevi, Luxshmana and Hanuman by the side of this stream. It is interesting to note that foot prints belonging to Lord Hamunam in different sizes are found by this river. Visit Hakgala Botanical Gardens – one of the pleasure gardens of King Ravana. This is the exotic pleasure garden where King Ravana kept the depressed Sita, insisting that she marries him. It was here where the heart-warming 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. Thereafter continue to Divurumpola where Sitadevi after being liberated from King Ravana was subjected to a test to prove here chastity by offering herself to the fire. However she came unscathed and proved her holiness during this ritual at this place. Ella is a small mountain village near Bandarawela and boasts three locations linked to the Ramayana where local legend claims Ravana was hiding Sita. First there is the Ravana Ella Cave, located at the massive Ella Falls - a breathtaking 1080 feet high waterfall that cascades into several falls. The rocky undergoes of the waterfall is Khondalite, a kind of soft limestone which resulted in many caves being formed near the falls. King Ravana is said to have lived in one of the caves above the waterfall. A nearby pool bored out of the rock by the gushing waters is where Sita is said to have bathed Ravana.

    Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Day 7
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    Pettah Market

    Head towards Colombo via Ratnapura and Sitawaka, Aviswsawella. Visit a gem mine at Ratnapura also known as “city of gems” the name remains unchanged over the years. In Ratnapura prospecting and mining goes on every day. Visit a gem mine and a museum and strike a bargain at one of the shops. Sitawaka which is situated near Avissawella on a tributary of the Kelani Ganga (river) and is not surprisingly it derives its name from Sita, who is supposed to have been imprisoned by Ravana in a grove in this neighbourhood. When in Colombo, shop till your contend at ODEL, House of Fashion, Arcade Independence square, Race Course, and Beverly Street. Not to be missed is to shop at Pettah Market and try your bargaining power.

    Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Day 8
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    BMICH

    This morning visit Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple – A temple dedicated to Anjaneyar in Sri Lanka. This is the only temple in the world to have a chariot of Anjaneyar. After lunch enjoy a city tour of Colombo starting with a drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree lined residential area and the Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative centre and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmiths quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. Visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independence Square. Dinner at your expense before transfer to the airport for flight back home.

    Breakfast / Lunch

    Day 9
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    Home Sweet Home

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    Day 1

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    Colombo

    飞机餐 / 晚餐

    Day 2

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    Thirukethiswaram

    早餐 / 午餐 / 晚餐

    Day 3

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    Koneshwara Temple

    早餐 / 午餐 / 晚餐

    Day 4

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    Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

    早餐 / 午餐 / 晚餐

    Day 5

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    Nuwara Eliya

    早餐 / 午餐 / 晚餐

    Day 6

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    Ravana Ella Cave

    早餐 / 午餐 / 晚餐

    Day 7

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    Pettah Market

    早餐 / 午餐 / 晚餐

    Day 8

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    BMICH

    早餐 / 午餐

    Day 9

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    Home Sweet Home

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