Itinerary - RAMAYANA TRAILS

  • Day 1: Airport – Dambulla

Arrival in the morning flight and proceed to Habarana, enroute visit Manavari Temple. Manavari is the first place where Lord Rama installed the Shiva Lingam and prayed after the end of the war with King Ravana. This Lingam is Ramalingam because it was made by Lord Rama. Apart from this, the Lingam in Rameshwaram is the only Lingam in the world which is named after Lord Rama. Also visit Kali Amman Temple. Proceed to Habarana.

Drive through Wariyapola and Dolukanda Hiripitiya.

Overnight stay at hotel in Dambulla.

 

  • Day 2: Dambulla – Kandy

Breakfast at the Hotel. Proceed to Kandy On the way visit to the Dambulla rock cave temple dating back to the 1st century BC, this complex of 05 caves was used as refuge by an ancient king who on regaining his throne, commissioned magnificent carved images within the living rock. Later kings made further improvements and most of the paintings are from the early 19th century – A UNESCO World Heritage site. Enroute to Kandy visit to the Spice Garden in Matale.  On arrival at Kandy, transfer to the hotel & check in. Evening proceed on a city tour of Kandy, visit the temple of the tooth relic and witness the cultural performance.

Overnight stay at hotel in Kandy.

 

  • Day 3: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Visit the Sri Baktha Hanuman temple on this hill of Ramboda where Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi, Chinmaya Mission built this temple with Hanuman as the presiding deity. The image of Lord Hanuman is 16 feet. This particular temple build recently and the area surrounded by beautiful mountains, waterfalls and landscape. Later visit the Sitha Amman Kovil (Temple) in Nuwaraeliya. Sitha Eliya Temple is located about 5 km away from the Nuwara Eliya Town. According to legend the temple is believed to mark the spot where Sitha, was held captive by her abductor, King Rawana. Also visit Gayathri Pedam temple.

Overnight stay at hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

 

  • Day 4: Nuwara Eliya – Bandarawela

After breakfast proceed to Bandarawela. In the afternoon, visit Ella. Ella is a small mountain near Bandarawela, unique three locations linked to the Ramayana where, local legend dictates, Rawana hid Sitha. Ravana Ella Cave, situated in the massive Ella Rock. (Road to this cave is very steep and difficult. So you need good physical condition to climb & visit.)

Overnight stay at hotel in Bandarawela.

 

  • Day 5: Bandarawela – Colombo

Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed to Colombo.  Enroute visit Panchamuga Anjaneear Temple which is dedicated to deity Hanuman. Next visit Kelani Temple.  If time permits do a Colombo shopping tour

Overnight stay at hotel in Colombo.

 

  • Day 6: Fly Back

Breakfast at the hotel. Later transfer to the airport to board your flight back home. Return home with wonderful memories of your holiday with Vacations Exotica.

Inclusions - RAMAYANA TRAILS

  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast at Dambulla
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast at Kandy
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast Nuwara Eliya
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast at Bandarawela
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast at Colombo
  • All transfers & sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary by coach (excluding entrance fees)

Exclusions - RAMAYANA TRAILS

  • Airfare, Visa and Travel Insurance
  • Entrance fees
  • Camera or Video permits.
  • Meals: lunch & dinner
  • Early check-in & late check-out (Standard Check-in time: 1500 hrs & Check-out: 1200 hrs)
  • Gratuities to sightseeing drivers, guides etc
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as porterage, laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, mini bar, telephone calls, pay channels etc.
  • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in ‘Package Inclusions’
  • Surcharges may be applicable on the entire package, depending upon the final date of travel.
  • Taxes as applicable.

Holiday package starting from USD 420*

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Notes

  • All arrangements made by ‘Vacations Exotica’ are in the capacity of an agent only. Balmer Lawrie, Travel & Vacations will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature.
  • The above package cost is valid for a minimum of 2 adults travelling together.
  • Certain sightseeing and day tours may be subject to weather conditions or minimum number of passengers before they operate and suppliers may cancel or postpone the date of the tour at short notice. Any changes shall be notified to you at the earliest opportunity.
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