Colombo - Negombo - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Bandarawela - Kataragama - Colombo
Upon arrival in Sri Lanka, our representative will transfer to you to the historically important fishing village, Negombo. Spend the day at leisure relaxing at the hotel or do some sightseeing in Negombo. You may visit a fish market and The Dutch Canal.
After breakfast proceeds to Chilaw to the Munneswaram Temple. (approximately 90 minutes drive) after his victorious battle, Lord Rama left for Ayodhya, in one of King Ravana’svimana (carriages). He felt he was being followed by Bramhaasthi Dosham as he had killed king Ravana who was a Brahmin. Legend has it that when he came to this place he felt Bramhaasthi Dosham was not following him and he stopped the Vimana and asked God Shiva for a remedy.
After breakfast, you will be taken 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 Poojas are conducted and witnessed by thousands of devotees.
After breakfast set off to Bandarawela, en route, visiting Seetha Amman Temple - Seethaeliya. (approximately 20 minutes drive) the stream that runs from the hill, catered to the needs of Sitadevi during her stay at Ashokavatika. She is said to have bathed in this stream. Now there is a temple erected for Lord Rama, Sitadevi, Lakshmana and Hanuman by the side of this stream. It is interesting to note that this river finds Footprints Akin to Lord Hamunams.
Ravana Ella Falls is a breathtaking waterfall, 1080 feet high (Cascades Into Several Falls). The stream, a tributary of Kirindioya plunges with a foaming spray over a series of ledges into the valley close to a bend in the road. The waters rise from Wewatenna Highland above the rocks. In general, the rocky underground of the waterfalls in Sri Lanka consists of 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.
After breakfast, visit the 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.). Today Kataragama is a place of worship for Buddhists, Hindus and some Muslims.
After breakfast proceeds to Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple, which is a temple dedicated to Anjaneyar in Sri Lanka. this is the only temple in the world to have a chariot of Anjaneyar.you can spend the rest of the day enjoying some sightseeing in Colombo along with some shopping before transferring to the airport to catch the flight to onward destinations.
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