Hindu, Ramayana
Year Around
9 Days 8 Nights

Tour code: DLT-HIN-NO-HIL-SO-9

Tour route: Airport – Chilaw – Kandy – Nuwra Eliya – Polonnaruwa – Ella – Katharagama – Bentota – Colombo – Airport

Transportation: Private A/C Car or Van or Coach with English speaking chauffeur guide

Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights

Meal: Only Breakfast

Budget Package: Accommodation below 2 Stars on Trip Advisor

Basic Package: Accommodation above 2 Starts on Trip Advisor

Deluxe Package: Accommodation above 3 Starts on Trip Advisor

Luxury Package: Accommodation above 4 Starts on Trip Advisor

Ramayana is an ancient Indian epic adi-kavya (first poem) which narrates the struggle of the divine prince Rama to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana. During recent years more and more Hindus from India and Southeast Asia have been eager to visit Sri Lanka not only for its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, but in order to honour and absorb the spirituality of those famous Ramayana sections telling about Sita’s unwavering fidelity in captivity and Hanuman’s search and Rama’s fight for her liberation. All of them are located in Lanka. Adoration of Ramayana stories motivates more and more Hindus from India and Southeast Asia to enjoy a combination of holiday and pilgrimage on our island in the heart of the Indian Ocean.
There are more than 50 major and minor sites (temples, caves, gardens, mountains and heritage sites) connected with the Ramayana, spread across Sri Lanka. Most of these are easily accessible. But there are a few that are incredibly hard to locate even with maps and detailed directions.

Any part of this itinerary can be tailor-made to fit your needs, e.g. tour length, activities, destinations.

Please note depending on Arrive and Departure time, first day and last day activities could change.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONBandaranaike International Airport (CMB) or Any Requested Locations.
RETURN TIMEApproximately 2 hours or more before departure time.
WEARComfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket, and sunscreen.
Price includes double sharing accommodation.
Including pick up and drop off at the air port Or any requested location.
Transfer in an A/C car with an English speaking chauffeur guide.
Tours include all locations mentioned on itinerary.
Warm welcome by Dream Lanka Tours representative at the airport.
Only Breakfast.
5% to 10% instant group discount.
International flights and Domestic flights.
travel insurance.
On arrival visa fee.
Guide gratuity
Personal expenses, tips or grautituty.
Early check-in & late check-out chargers.
Entrance fees, sightseeing places or type of other fees.
Anything not specifically mentioned in ‘What your Tour Price includes’ box.


Day 1

Airport (CMB) – Negombo/Chilaw

Welcome to Sri Lanka, the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”! On arrival at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport, meet your private Dream Lanka Tours chauffeur-guide and be driven to Negombo or Chilaw depend on arrival time, rest of the day is at your leisure.
The Munneshwaram Kovil close to Chilaw is one of the 5 major Shiva temples of Sri Lanka and Rameshwaram islands, called Ishwarams. According to a Tamil legend, the temple is situated at a place where king Rama prayed to Shiva after committing the worst crime according to Hindu Dharma, namely Brahmahasti, the killing of a priest, as Ravana who had to be killed by Rama in order to liberate Sita, was of Brahmin caste. Rama stopped the Vimana vehicle at Munneshwaram because of his impression the Doshana sin was not following him at this place. So he ascended from the vimana and prayed to God Shiva asking for a remedy. Shiva advised Rama to install four lingams at Manavari, Trinco, Mannar, and Rameshwaram for this purpose

Accommodation: Base on your package selection


Day 2

Chilaw – Kandy

After early breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Kandy via Matale, En route visits the Sri Muthumariamman temple in Matale and the Nalanda Gedige, with the ancient Pallava style of architecture. Sri Lanka’s hill capital and last free kingdom before it was captured by the British in 1815 AD. En route visit Embekke temple famous for its intricate wood carvings and dedicated to God Skanda (14th-century AD), and the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya.
In the evening watch a performance of traditional Kandyan dancing and drumming which will include devotional fire-walking. (If any entrance fees to sites or any other fees not included in the package).

Accommodation:  Base on your package selection

Meal: Breakfast


Day 3

Kandy – Nuwara Eliya

After early breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Nuwara Eliya, on the way there, visit the Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple, Ramboda (Approximately 1 ½ Hrs Drive) On these hills of Ramboda where Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi, the Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka built a temple with Hanuman as the presiding deity. On every full moon day special pooja”s are conducted and witnessed by thousands of devotees.
Afterward, check into the hotel and spend some time at leisure. In the evening visit the Gayathri Pe(e)dam in Nuwara Eliya. It 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 supernatural powers by Lord Shiva (If any entrance fees to sites or any other fees not included in the package).

Accommodation: Base on your package selection

Meal: Breakfast


Day 4

Nuwara Eliya – Polonnaruwa

After early breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Polonnaruwa, en route, visiting Seetha Amman Temple -Seetha Eliya. (Approximately 20 Minutes Drive) 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. There is a temple erected for Lord Rama, Sitadevi, Luxshmana and Hanuman by the side of this stream. It is interesting to note that footprints akin to Lord Hamunams are found by this river -some small and some large.
Thereafter proceed to Divurumpola situated in Nuwara Eliya Welimada road. Divurmpola means a place where one takes an oath. Sitadevi, after being liberated from King Ravana was subjected to a test to prove her chastity by offering herself to the fire. However, she came unscathed and proved her holiness during this ritual at this place.
In Polonnaruwa, visit 11th-12 century monuments including the two Siva Temples, and the moonstone sculptures which show the influence of Hinduism (If any entrance fees to sites or any other fees not included in the package).

 Accommodation: Base on your package selection

 Meal: Breakfast


Day 5

Polonnaruwa – Ella

After early breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Ella via Mahiyangana and Badulla. In Badulla, visit the beautiful temple devoted to God Skanda, and the Kali Temple which houses the statue of Goddess Kali which was brought from Kerala, India during the Colonial era.
Ravana Ella Falls is a breathtaking waterfall, 1080 feet high (cascades into several falls). In Sri Lanka generally, rocky underground of the waterfalls, hard gneiss or granite, but here the material is khondalite, a kind of limestone which undergoes decay faster. This has resulted in many caves being formed near the falls. King Ravana of Ramayana legend is said to have lived in one of the caves above the waterfalls.
The Ravana Cave tunnels prove beyond doubt the architectural brilliance of King Ravana. These tunnels served as a quick means of transport through the hills and also as a secret passage. These tunnels networked to all the important cities, airport and dairy farms. A close look at these tunnels indicates that they are man-made and not natural formations (If any entrance fees to sites or any other fees not included in the package).

Accommodation: Base on your package selection

Meal: Breakfast


Day 6

Ella – Kataragama/Tissamaharama

After early breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Kataragama/Tissamaharama. Kataragama shrine, 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.).
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 in 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. During the month of July, a 10-day festival is held here with the Perahera (procession), Firewalking, hanging on hooks and other acts of penance being performed by the devotees. The best time to be in the Devala is at the time of the Pooja (Offerings) to see the rituals and the Virgin Dancing girls offering light and dancing in the Devala (If any entrance fees to sites or any other fees not included in the package).

Accommodation: Base on your package selection

Meal: Breakfast


Day 7

Kataragama/Tissamaharama – Bentota

After early breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Bentota. En route visit Ussanggoda, Rumasela in Galle, and Seenigama Temple in Hikkaduwa.
According to Ramayana, 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, Besides the Ramayana Trail legend has it that earlier on the Ussangoda plateau was used as an airport by King Ravana for his Dandumonara peacock chariot, before Hanuman devastated the landing site
Rumasela in Galle. At various times during the war, both Lords Rama and Lakshmana were hit by powerful arrows and had fallen unconscious. At these times, Lord Hanuman had been instructed to fetch the life saving herbs from the jungles of Himalaya to bring them back to life. Mighty Hanuman had gone to the Himalayan hills and lifted the whole hill and brought it back, as he was unable to identify the life saving herbs by himself. Parts of the hill is said to0 have fallen in five places in Sri Lanka, namely, Rumasala in Galle, Dolukanda near Heripitiya, Ritigala near Habarana, Thalladi in Mannar and Kachchativu in the north.
Afterward, visit the Seenigama Temple in Hikkaduwa. Seenigala, a small village near Hikkaduwa is associated with the Ramayana trail legend; that Seenigama was the landing place where Sugriva, the Varanas King, and their monkey army, launched an attack on King Ravana and his army of Rakshas. Rest of the evening is at your leisure in Bentota (If any entrance fees to sites or any other fees not included in the package).

 Accommodation: Base on your package selection

 Meal: Breakfast


Day 8

Bentota – Colombo

After the Breakfast at hotel and Leave for Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. In Kochchikade, visit the Sri Ponnambalam Ramanathan Sivan Temple, the popular Captain’s Garden Temple, the Murugan Temple at Ginthupitiya devoted to God Skanda, the Kathiresan Kovil at Bambalapitiya, and other places of interest.

 Accommodation: Base on your package selection

 Meal: Breakfast


Day 9

Colombo – Airport (CMB)

After breakfast (depend on your departure time) you will be transferred to Airport(CMB) in time for your flight back, bringing to an end to an unforgettable Ramayana tour in Sri Lanka.
Depending on the departure time we can arrange city tour of Colombo. Observing the old Parliament, the residential areas and the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall) and visit Fort. Also, visit the Ceramics Corporation Showroom, Majestic City shopping complex and the ODEL Unlimited Dress Boutique.

Meal: Breakfast, depend on your departure time

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