Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital, biggest city and major port, draws together all the colours and cultures that make up this island nation, condenses them into a patchwork of markets, gardens and buildings both humble and grand, and knocks them against a narrow slab of beachfront.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 01 : Airport / Colombo
On arrival in Sri Lanka, you will be warmly greeted by your own chauffeur guide or national guide lecture who will transfer you to Colombo, on the way visiting, Vibhishana Temple at Kelaniya, check in the Hotel, sightseeing tour around Colombo. Dinner & overnight stay in Colombo Vibhishana Temple: Lord Buddha visited place & vebeeshana temple adjoin.
Day 02 : Colombo / Kataragama
After breakfast proceed to Kataragama, on the way visiting, Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple, At Kalubowila, Visit Seenigama Temple, Ussangoda. Check in the hotel, after refresh travel up to Kataragama Temple (Murugan Temple) joins the Pooja Ceremony, back to the hotel. Dinner & overnight stay in Kataragama
Panchamuga Anjaneyar: This is the first Anjaneyar Temple in Sri Lanka and also the only Panchamuga (five faced) Anjaneyar Temple in Sri Lanka.
Seenigama Temple: The southernmost part of Sri Lanka is called Dondra and further up to words the west arrive at Seenigama Hikkaduwa. This is said to be the place from where Sugreeva, King of the Vanara's (monkeys) started his onslaught on King Ravana's forces.
Ussangoda: After meeting Sitadevi, Lord Hanuman decided to test the strength of the mighty King Ravana and his army of Rakshasas. During the events that unfolded Lord Hanuman's tail was set on fire by the rakshasa's, and Lord Hanuman in turn went on to torch some parts of King Ravana's empire. Ussanggoda is on the torched areas, which is said to have been an airport used by King.
Kataragama Temple: (murugan temple): Dedicated to God Skanda (Murugan) the God of Love and War. It is believed that this Devala was started in the 2nd Century B.C. by King Dutugemunu (167-137 B.C). Today Kataragama is a place of worship for Buddhists, Hindus and some Muslims. This is a very popular place of pilgrimage for south Indian Hindus as it is said that God Kataragama came from India, married a Jungle Girl from Sri Lanka and lived here. When his Indian wife came is search of him he refused to go back. The legend has it that all of them lived here happily thereafter. There are separate shrines for the two wives, Tevani Amman Kovil for the Indian wife and Valli Amman Kovil for the Sri Lankan wife.
Kataragamam temple in Kataragama, Sri Lanka, is a Hindu and Buddhist temple complex dedicated to Skanda-Murukan also known as Kataragama deviyo.
Badulla, kandy, Sri Lanka
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Travel from Colombo to Kataragama
Fly Colombo to Hambantota
Fly Colombo to Dickwella, taxi
Line 32 bus
Day 03 : Kataragama / Nuwara Eliya Hotel
After b/fast, proceed to Ella, on the way visiting Ravana waterfalls & caves, at bandarawela visit Istheepura Caves Divrompola Sita Devi Agni Paricsha Place, Sita Amman Temple, Ahoka Vatica
Dinner & overnight stay in Nuwera Eliya
Istheepura Caves: Shtripura means an area of women in Sinhala. This was one of the places to which King Ravana shifted Seetha Devi as a precautionary measure, which he was forced to take by Lord Hanuman's advent.
sita Devi Agni Paricsha Place: (Divrumpola) 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.
Sita Amman Temple: 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. Now there is a temple erected for Lord Rama, Sitadevi, Luxshmana and Hanuman by the side of this stream. It's interesting to note that foot prints akin to Lord Hamunams are found by this river-Some small and some large.
Ashok Vatika was a garden in Lanka, the Kingdom of demon king, Ravana, as mentioned in the Vishnu Purana and Hindu epic, Ramayana of Valmiki, and all subsequent versions, ...
Nuwara Eliya-Badulla Road, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Travel from Kataragama to Nuwara Eliya
Line 32 bus, train
Day 04 : Nuwara Eliya / Kandy
After b/fast, visit Gayaththree Pe(e)dam Temple, Ramboda Hanuman Temple, Ramboda Water Falls, mani Kaththaru Temple, in the evening cultural dance performance, join the Pooja Ceremony in the Tooth Relic Buddhist temple in Kandy
Dinner & over night stay in kandy
Gayathri Pedam: It's believed to be the place from where King Ravana's son Meghanath propitiated Lord Shiva penance and poojas and in turn was granted super natural powers by lord Shiva.
Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple: It's believed that Lord Hanuman was searching for Sita devi from these hills of Ramboda.
Mani Kattuer: It's believed that after meeting Sita devi, Lord Hanuman rested on this hill top on his way back to Lord Rama with the happy news.
This place is known where Lord Hanuman had rested on his way to search for Sita Maa. The view from the temple top is breath taking. It is on the way to Nuwara eliya ....
Kandy-Nuwaraeliya Road, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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Travel from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy
Day 05 : Kandy / Dunuwila / Laggala / Yahan Gala / Kandy
After b/fast, proceed to Dunuwila, visit Laggala, Yahangala. Sita kotuwa, back to Kandy. Dinner & overnight stay in kandy
Dunvila: The Place from where Lord Rama Fired the Brahmastharam of King Ravan. Witch eventually him Dunu mean Arro, Vila mean Lake
Laggala: Target Rock, Lord Rama's Battle fired to Ravana
Yehangala: Kind Ravan's Body after his death was kept upon this rock, Yahangala meaning Bed Rock.
Seetha Kotuwa: Sitadevi was kept in this palace until she was moved to Asoka Vatika.
Day 06 : Kandy / Matale / Trincomalee Hotel
After b/fast leave for Trincomalee, on the way visiting Sri Muththumari Amman Temple. At Matale, visit Hot Water Wells in Kanniya, Sri Shakthipe(e) dam Shankareedevi temple & Thirukoneshwaram temple. Dinner & overnight stay in Trincomalee.
Sri Muththumari Amman Temple: This Hindu temple is housed in a converted shop at 180-186 Upper Tooting Road. It was founded seven years ago by Mr. Seevaratnam to benefit the Tamil community.
Thirukoneshwaram Temple: Thirukonamamalai Konesar Kovil, the Temple of the Thousand Pillars and Thiru-Konamamalai Maccakeswaram Kovil, is a Hindu temple inTrincomalee. It is built atop Swami Rock, a rocky promontory cape overlooking Trincomalee, a classical period harbor port town.
Travel from Kandy to Trincomalee
Taxi to Sigiriya, fly to Trincomalee
Fly Katugastota to Batticaloa, taxi
Day 07 : Trincomalee/ Vauniya/ Jaffna
After breakfast proceed to Jaffna in the evening check in to your hotel and relax. Dinner & over night stay in Jaffna.
Travel from Trincomalee to Jaffna
Day 08 : Jaffna / Nagapooshani Temple / Delf Island / Jaffna
After breakfast traveling to 35km, to the jetty, getting in to the ferry & traveling around 30 minutes,& get down and entered to the delf island, you can spend some time there, on the way back visit Nagapooshani Amman temple, Nagadeepa Buddhist temple (Buddha visited place) in the evening back to hotel. Dinner & over night stay in Jaffna
Nagapooshani Amman temple: Hindu temple located amidst the Palk Strait on the island of Nainativu, Sri Lanka. It is dedicated to Parvati who is known as Nagapooshani or Bhuvaneswari and her consort, Shiva who is named here as Nayinaar. The temple's fame is accredited to Adi Shankaracharya, a 9th century Hindu philosopher, for identifying it as one of the prominent 64 Shakti Peethams in Shakti Peetha Stotram and its mention in the Brahmanda Purana. The temple complex houses four gopurams(gateway towers) ranging from 20-25 feet in height, to the tallest being the eastern Raja Raja Gopuram soaring at 108 feet high.
Nagadeepa: Is a small but notable island off the coast of Jaffna Peninsula in the Sri Lankan Tamil dominated Northern Province, Sri Lanka. The name of the island alludes to its aboriginal inhabitants, the Nayanair or Naka people. It is home to the ancient Hindu shrine of Shree Nagapooshani (Bhuvaneswari) Amman one of the prominent 64 Shakti Peethas, and the Buddhist shrine Naga Vihare.
Day 09 : Jaffna / Sightseing Tour / Jaffna
After breakfast Jaffna sightseeing tour including Nallur kovil with the other impotents Hindu temples & Dutch fort, other impotents colony period buildings, back to hotel evening leisure at the hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at same hotel Jaffna city hotel.
Nallur kovil: The temple was developed at the site in the 13th century by Puvenaya Vaku, a minister to the Jaffna King Kalinga Magha. Sapumal Kumaraya (also known as Chempaha Perumalin Tamil), who ruled the Jaffna kingdom on behalf of the Kotte kingdom is credited with either building or renovating the third Nallur Kandaswamy temple.
Day 10 : Jaffna / Mannar / Anuradhapura
After early b/fast, leave for mannar, visit Sanjeewanee mountain travel up to Anuradhapura visit Ramayana legendry sites, Sri Maha Bodhi Holly Tree. Dinner & overnight stay at Anuradhapura hotel.
Sri Maha Bodhi holly tree: The Bodhi Tree, also known as Bo (from the Sinhalese Bo), was a large and very old Sacred Fig tree (Ficus religiosa) located in Bodh Gaya (about 100 km (62 mi) from Patna in the Indian state of Bihar), under which Siddhartha Gautama, the spiritual teacher later known as Gautama Buddha, is said to have achieved enlightenment, or Bodhi
Rishi Visravasmuni: This stone monument placed at the celebrated Vessamuniya presently known as Isurumuniya Viharaya is of a bare bodied personality in deep meditation and significant bearing. A head of a horse can be seen behind the right shoulder. This sculpture has a head dressing and a "sacred thread" (Poona Noola)- a thread which is worn by ancient monastic personnel can be seen. The histories of these monuments are not properly explored by the archaeologists. They have a very irregular view about this outstanding sculpture and have named it as "Man and Horse". How they have come to these conclusions are not known.
This celebrated sculpture is of Rishi Visravasmuni and his white horse.
Bodhi Tree Temple (The Sri Maha Bodhiya), is the second most sacred place in Sri Lanka, after the Sri Dalada Maligawa, or Temple of the Tooth, in Kandy. The Bodhi Tree is ...
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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Travel from Jaffna to Anuradhapura
Day 11 : Anuradhapura / Chilaw / Negombo
After b/fast, leave for Manavari Hindu temple, Munneshwaram Hindu temple Negombo some Hindu temple, checking the Euro Star hotel. Dinner & over night stay in Negopmbo.
Manavari Hindu 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
Munneshwaram Hindu temple: Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Ayodhya in one of KingRavana's vimana's.
Travel from Anuradhapura to Negombo
Day 12 : Hotels / Airport
After b/fast relax at the hotel surrendering, and transfer to the air port for your return flight.