Follow Ramayana trail in Sri Lanka.
This Sri Lanka tour package covers the best of Sri Lanka covering all aspects of this Hill country and exploring its culture, southern beaches and the commercial city Colombo.
Day 1: Sri Lanka Arrival. Sightseeing and night at Colombo
Day 2: Colombo to Dambula/Sigiriya/Habarana (130 km) & sightseeing & night at Dambula
Day 3: Dambula to Trincomalee (100 km) & sightseeing. Night at Trincomalee
Day 4: Trincomalee to Kandy (180 km) via Dambulla and Matale. Sightseeing Dambulla and night at Kandy
Day 5: Kandy sightseeing and night at Kandy
Day 6: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya (70km+70km), sightseeing & night at Kandy
Day 7: Kandy to Bentota (170 km), sightseeing and night at Bentota
Day 8: Day at Bentota or day outing to Hikkaduwa at at additional cost of $30 per head
Day 9: Bentota to Colombo (120km), sightseeing Colombo and night at Colombo
Day 10: Departure
Sri Lanka Holiday Package Includes:
1. Hotel stay
3. Airport/arrival point/Hotel pick up and drop and all Sightseeing in private car (or SIC if mentioned) and transfers as and where mentioned clearly
4. Road taxes, toll and parking and driver charges are included
1. Entry ticket fees to tourist places (Unless specifically mentioned)
2. Any Visa fee, Travel insurance, medical, guide service, personal expense not exclusively listed here
3. Government taxes
4. Bus/flight ticket from your place or starting point
5. Meals other than mentioned in the package. Breakfast on arrival day
Kandy 2* Blue haeven guest house or Kandyan View holiday or similar
Kandy 3* Capital Regency or Hotel Amanda Hills or similar
Kandy 4* Skyloft or Tree of life or Thilanka or Suisse or similar
Nuwara Ella 4* Thuruliya Lodge or Oak Ray Tea Bush or similar
Colombo (Negombo)2* The Terranova Inn or Sunrise Palace or similar
Colombo (Negombo)3* Sera Villa or Silimar
Colombo (Negombo)4* St. Lachlan Hotel & Suites or similar
Bentota 2* Hemadan or similar
Bentota 3* Palm beach inn or similar
Bentota 4* River breeze or Palm Beach Inn superior Deluxe or similar
Dambula 2* Hotel Tinaya or Shan Inn or Pawana Rest or similar
Dambula 3* Sanemro Villa or Oya Family Park or similar
Dambula 4* Sundaras Resorts or Heritage Dambula Hotel or similar
Trincomalee 2* Blue Whale or Pleasant Park Holiday Inn or Similar
Trincomalee 3* Golden Beach Cottages or JKAB Park Hotel or Similar
Trincomalee 4* Anilana resort or Anantamaa Trincomalee or Similar
Arrive at Colombo International Airport (Bandaranaike) and met by your Guide, Representatives and transfer to hotel at Negombo.
En route travel to Chillaw and visit Munneswaram Temple and Manavari Temple .
Munneswaram temple is an important regional Hindu temple complex in Sri Lanka. Munishwaram means the first temple for Shiva (Munnu + Easwaran). It is believed that when Lord Rama left for Ayodhya after his victorious battle against King Ravana; when he came to this place he felt bramhaasthi dosham was following him as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin. So Lord Rama had stopped at this place and asked Lord Shiva for a remedy. It is then, Lord Shiva advised him to install four lingams and pray to get rid of the dosham. Since then many devotees visit this sacred temple to blessings from Lord Shiva. In Munneswaram temple, the central temple is dedicated to Shiva; which is the most prestigious and biggest. The other temples are dedicated to Ganesha, Ayyanayake and Kali.
Later visit Manavari Temple. (Approximately 20 minute drive). 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. The four lingams are located at Manavari, Thiru Koneshwaram, Thiru Ketheshwaram and Rameshwaram.
Travel back to Negombo, which is a characteristic fishing town north of Colombo, it is a more 6 Km from the international airport.
Colombo to Dambula/Sigiriya/Habarana (130 km) & sightseeing & night at Dambula - After breakfast Navigers rep will pick you at the hotel and leave for Dambula / Habarana (130 km). Check in the hotel and relax and after an hour Navigers rep will take you for sightseeing.
Later go to Sigiriya, and visit the Sigiriya rock fortress. One of Sri Lanka’s most fascinating UNESCO world heritage sites. No matter how often you climb to the summit of this one-time hilltop fortress of the maverick Sinhalese king, Kassapa, the pleasure barely diminishes because of the abandon spectacular views at the summit. Overnight stay at Dambula / Habarana
Dambula to Trincomalee (100 km) & sightseeing. Night at Trincomalee. After breakfast Navigers rep will pick you at the hotel and leave for Trincomalee (100 kms). Trincomalee attracts tourist not just for its unspoilt, white, sandy beaches and crystal blue waters; but also for its rich history. Trincomalee is possibly the site of historic Gokana in the Mahavamsa (Great Chronicle), and its Shiva temple the site of Trikuta Hill in the Hindu text Vayu Purana. Check in the hotel and relax.
Visit the Koneswaram Temple (also historically known as the Thirukonamamalai Konesar Kovil, the Temple of the Thousand Pillars and Thiru-Konamamalai Maccakeswaram Kovil), is Trincomalee’s most culturally important site. It is a vibrant religious complex located atop a rocky hill that opens out to gorgeous vistas of the sparkling blue ocean. Thiru Koneswaram Temple is dedicated to Lord Siva, and is also called as Dakshina- Kailasam. This temple has a huge complex housing the deities of Bhadrakali, Ganesha, Vishnu Thirumal, Surya, Raavana, Ambal-Shakti, Murugan and Shiva who presides at the promontory’s height. The Koneswaram temple complex is also home to the Lover’s Leap (Swami Rock) a rocky pinnacle worshipped by passing fishermen.
Later visit Shankari Temple, which is one of the 18 Devi Temples (Ashta Dasha Shakti Peethas). Lankaayaam Shaankari Devi in Ashtadasha Shakti Peetha Shloka, which means Shankari in Lanka. Overnight stay at Hotel
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Kandy via Dambulla and Matale (180 km). En-route visits the famous Golden rock temple. Dambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site. This cave temple which dates back to the 1st Century BC. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. And one of the earliest buildings of stone constructed in Ceylon. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. Major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Gautama Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, three statues of Sri Lankan kings and statues of gods and goddesses including Vishnu and Ganesha.
Break for lunch and after lunch visit the Seetha Kotuwa Temple. Seetha Kotuwa is 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. Seetha Devi was kept in this palace until she was moved to Ashoka Vatika. Seetha Kotuwa means Seetha's fort.
Then visit Divurumpola Temple. This is the place where Seetha Devi underwent Agni Pariksha. It is a popular place of worship among locals in this area. Divurumpola means place of oath. Night at Kandy
Navigers rep will pick you from you Kandy hotel and will take you for sightseeing. Night at Kandy
Kandy is one of the most popular destination of any Sri Lanka holiday packages
Visit the famous Temple of tooth relic and Museum and old fort and Cultural dance show. Visit Peradeniya Royal botanical garden. Explore Art & craft, Gem & Jewellery, Silk & batik
Enjoy time at Kandy lake, take a walk around on this beautiful lake that attructs lot of birds from different parts of the world. You hotel is close to the lake so you can enjoy sitting around as long as you want. Night at Kandy
Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, sight seeing and back to Kandy for night stay (70km+70km)
On way we shall visit Ramboda city and visit Hanuman temple, Sita Amman Temple (Seetha Eliya) & Rawana Water Fall en route. We shall also visit Tea factory & tea plantation on our way to Nuwara Eliya
Visit Hakgala Botanical Gardens is the exotic pleasure garden where King Ravana kept the depressed Sita, insisting that she marries him. It was here where the heartwarming meeting took place between Sita and Hanuman, who brought her Rama’s ring with the news that Rama was looking for her. 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.
Upon arrival at Nuwara Eliya we shall stop by for lunch (at own expense) and later go for City tour & sightseeing in Nuwara Eliya which include visiting Golf Ground, Race course and many other places. Visit Gregorys Lake (we suggest for boat safari at the beautiful Gregory Lake). After this Navigers rep will drive you back to Kandy and drop you to your hotel for the night
Visit the Sri Hanuman Bhaktha Temple. On these hills of Ramboda where Hanuman was searching for Sita, the Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka built this temple with Hanuman as the presiding deity.
Visit Sita Amman Temple (Seetha Eliya) is said to be built on the sides of the stream where Seetha Devi bathed. The temple was erected for Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman by the side of this stream. It is interesting to note that foot prints similar to Lord Hanuman’s are found by this river. You can also see ancient statues of Rama and Sita on one side of the temple.
Navigers rep will pick you from your hotel and will take you to Bentota (170 km 4.5 hours) in a private vehicle. After arrival at Bentota check into the hotel and freshen up. Navigers rep will pcik you again from hotel after an hour and will take you for Bentota sightseeing. Navigers rep will take you for sightseeing like Spice garden, Masking factory, Turtle farm in Bentota
Bentota beaches are very beautiful and uncrowded. The sand is still unspoiled and white in color. You can enjoy boat safari, Island visit, Fish massage, Water sports (at own expense as per interest) or you can opt to spend the time at the beach, exploring its silver white sand or just partying at the beach pubs and cafes. You can also opt to go to Hikkaduwa which is world famous place for its surfing waves. A day excursion to Hikkaduwa is at at additional cost of $40 per head
Navigers rep will pick you from hotel and drive you to Colombo and will take you for sightseeing before checking into hote;l as Bentota to Colombo is only 80 km. Enjoy city tour & shopping in Colombo
Visit National Museum, Visit Religious & Colonial Monuments, Visit Victoria Garden, Enjoy famous shopping in Odel, House fashion etc., Visit to Galleface garden, Relax in Beach (Note - Evening night life available in Colombo)
Navigers rep will pick you from hotel and drop you to Airport
Important Point for Holiday packages
1. Premium will be charged during festival season or long holidays season and weekend for hotel booking. Some hotels if do not have restaurants or charge hefty amount; in those cases we will not be able to arrange breakfast however we will compensate by INR 100 per head per day for breakfast or we will ask our guide to take you for breakfast
2. This price is applicable for couple booking
3. The change in dates will attract re-quote
4. Normal hotel check-in time is from 2:00 PM onward and check-out time is at 12 PM and in India its 12 for check in and 10 for check out
5. The above cost does not include any kind of surcharge, if applicable during the given travel period
6. 'No Show' is subject to full booking charges
7. Pls call us for group booking discount if there are more than 2 adult travellers
8. For international trips Forex conversion of 4.4% or INR 2000 is applicable per booking
9. Package has to be booked at least 5 days in advance to ensure quality. For urgent packages we will try our best to arrange the best hotel available for you in that category
10. If more than one state is included in the transfers; there will be additional interstate taxes that our customer has to pay
11. No money will be refunded if hotels are car is booked and payment is already made. In this case Navigers will provide proof of expense to customer
12. No bookings are made until customer makes the payment
13. Rates are subject to change without notice
Cancelling before 1 Days to 14 Days will deduct 100%
Cancelling before 15 Days to 30 Days will deduct 50%
Cancelling before 31 Days to 60 Days will deduct 10%