* Visit Manaveri Temple * Visit Munneshwaram Temple * Visit PINNAWELA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE * Visit Sri Bhaktha Hanuman Temple and Ramboda Falls * Visit Sita Amman Temple and Hakgala Botanical Garden * The majestic Galle Fort * City tour at Colombo
* Visit Manaveri Temple
* Visit Munneshwaram Temple
* Visit PINNAWELA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE
* Visit Sri Bhaktha Hanuman Temple and Ramboda Falls
* Visit Sita Amman Temple and Hakgala Botanical Garden
* The majestic Galle Fort
* City tour at Colombo
“Ayubowan” On arrival at the recently refurbished Modern and State of the art International Airport, you will be blessed to get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality; Representative from Mytraveldeck will welcome you at the Airport & transfer clients to Nuwara Eliya via Chilaw……
(Approximately 1 ½ hrs journey (60 km) from Airport to Chilaw)
Visit Manaveri Temple
When the Vimana was passing over Munishwaram, he felt the Vimana vibrating, and realized the Brahmaasti Dosham was not following him at this particular point. He stopped the Vimana at this juncture and asked god Lord Shiva for advice. Lord Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised installing and praying at four lingams located at Manavari, Thiru Koneshwaram, Thiru Ketheshwaram and Rameshwaram in India as the only remedy to get rid of the dosham. The first lingam was installed at Manavari about 5km from here, near the banks of the Deduru Oya. At the Manavari Temple Chilaw Manavari is the first lingam installed and prayed by Rama and till date this lingam is called as Ramalinga Shivan. Rameshwaram is the only other lingam in world named after Lord Rama.
After visit Munneshwaram Temple
It is believed that Munishwaram predates the Ramayana and a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva was located here. Munishwaram means the first temple for Shiva (Munnu + Easwaran). A Shiva Lingam was already here when Lord Rama visited this place. Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Ayodhya with Sita in one of King Ravana’s Vimanas. He felt he was being followed by a Bramhaasthi Dosham (a malevolent black shadow) as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin
Evening proceed to Negombo. Relax at the beach
Overnight stay at Negombo
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Kandy
(Approximately 3 hrs journey (110 km) from Negombo to Kandy)
Breakfast at the hotel
On the way visit PINNAWELA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE - Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – set amongst the verdant hills of Kegalle is a unique orphanage, where the tiny tots weigh 60 kg or more. This is the Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage, the world's first and only elephant orphanage established to feed, nurse and house young elephants lost or abandoned by their mothers. Other occupants are elephants displaced from their natural environs by development projects or those found wounded. Visitors could see the baby elephants being fed milk from gigantic feeding bottles or bathed in the river which flows nearby – an unforgettable sight! Established in 1975, by the Wildlife Department and National Zoological gardens which subsequently led to a breeding programme through which more than twenty five elephants have been born since 1984.
Proceed to Kandy
Evening city tour of Kandy including visits to the Temple of the Tooth Relic, Market Square and Upper Lake Drive
DALADA MALIGAWA or the Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy is the most venerated place of worship for Buddhists througho ut the world. Built in the 16th century this temple houses the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha brought to Sri Lanka from the Kalinga province in ancient India in the 4th century AD. Several buildings have been added to the temple complex by successive rulers, the latest being the Golden Canopy over the inner shrine where the Tooth Relic is placed. Originally the Temple was within the King's palace complex as it was the symbol of Royal Authority.
Overnight stay at Kandy
Breakfast at the hotel
After proceed to Nuwara Eliya
(Approximately 2 hrs journey (80 km) from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya)
On the way stop at Ramboda and visit Sri Bhaktha Hanuman Temple and Ramboda Falls
Ramboda the Ramboda area is believed to be an area where Rama’s forces were gathered against Ravana. RamPadai means Rama’s Force. The hills of Ramboda are also believed where Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi. The Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka has built an Anjaneyar temple with Hanuman as the presiding deity. This temple is called Sri Baktha Hanuman temple and the image of lord Hanuman here is 16 Feet tall. The service time at the Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple is between 7:00 am to 12:00 noon and again 3:30 to 6:30 p.m
Also visit Ramboda Falls
Evening proceed to Nuwara Eliya
Evening visit around Gregory lake.Gregory Lake was build under the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. This is the most prominent attraction in Nuwara Eliya and all the vistors used to come here and spent some time by the lake and relax. This was used as a place for water sports and for re-recreational activities during the British time.
Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast at the hotel
Proceed to visit Sita Amman Temple and Hakgala Botanical Garden
Seetha Amman temple, Seetha Eliya- 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 temple for Lord Rama, Sitadevi, Luxshmana, and Hanuman by the side of this stream. It is interesting to note that foot prints akin to Lord Hanuman’s are found by this river and some are of small size and some are of large size, which tells us of the immense powers of hanuman transforming himself into any size
Next “door” to the temple is Hakgala Botanical Garden which had been one of the pleasure gardens of King Ravana where Sita met Hanuman, who was sent by her husband Lord Rama to look for her.
Later afternoon proceed to Katargama
(Approximately 4 hrs journey (150 km) from Nuwara Eliya to Yala)
On the way stop near the Ravana Falls the Ravana Falls is a popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country. This waterfall measures approximately 25 m (82 ft) in high and cascade from an oval-shaped concave rock outcrop. During the local wet season, the waterfall turns into what is said to resemble an area flower with withering petals. But this is not the case in the dry season, where the flow of water reduces dramatically.
Evening proceed to Kataragama
Overnight stay at Katargama
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit Katargama Temple in the morning
This is the temple of Lord Karthikeya Subramaniam at Kataragama. Lord Karthikeya was requested to go to the battlefield by Lord Indra on the last day of war. This was done to protect Lord Rama from the wrath of Brahmasthra aimed by King Ravana which other wise would have weakened Lord Rama. The benefit was one of the most powerful weapon brahma asthra aimed at Lord Rama for the second time was rendered useless by the presence of Lord Karthikeya.3 pooja or offerings take place daily. Make sure you have a tray full of fruits, incense and of course little money, to be offered (You will get half the fruits back, which you may partake)
After proceed to visit Ussangoda
According to Ramayana, after meeting Seetha Devi Lord Hanuman decided to test the strength of the mighty King Ravana and his army of Rakshasas. In the event that unfolded Lord Hanuman's tail was set on fire by the Rakshasas, who in turn went on to torch some parts of King Ravana's empire. Ussangoda is one of the torched areas, which is said to have been an airport used by King Ravana.
Evening at relax.
Overnight stay at Katargama
Breakfast at the hotel
Proceed to Colombo
Approximately 6 hrs journey (280 km) from Kataragama to Colombo)
On the way city tour at Galle
The Port of Galle – Sri Lanka’s 04th biggest town is 115 km south of Colombo and close to Hikkaduwa. Galle is a town rich in history and in fact, was the centre of Dutch rule in the 17th century. The majestic Galle Fort bear sample testimony to that fact. The City of Galle is one of the best-preserved colonial-era cities in Southeast Asia, and has been declared a World Heritage City. Galle was a major port in Sri Lanka and still handles shipping and cruising yachts.
Evening visit Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple
This is the first Anjaneyar Temple in Sri Lanka and also the only Panchamuga (five faced) Anjaneyar Temple in Sri Lanka. Its the only temple in the world to have a chariot for Ajanyear. The chariot festival is held annually end Dec/ beginning of January.
Overnight stay at Colombo
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave for city tour at Colombo
Colombo was probably known to Roman, Arab, and Chinese traders more than 2,000 years ago. Muslims settled there in the 8th century and controlled much of the trade between Sinhalese kingdoms and the outside world. The Portuguese arrived in the 16th century and built a fort to protect their spice trade. The Dutch captured the city in the 17th century. The British made the city the capital of their crown colony of Ceylon in 1802
Sightseeing highlights include the
Colombo National and Dutch period museums, old and new parliament houses, Gangarama Buddhist Temple, Town Hall, and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. Apart from excellent shopping, Colombo offers visits to one of the world’s leading tea auctions, an 18 hole Golf Course, seasonal Buddhist and Hindu pageants, international cricket tournaments, plush casinos, enjoyable evening entertainment and excellent restaurants. State-of-the-Art communications and Cyber services are available in the hotels and other outlets.
After the city tour clients proceed to the Colombo International Airport from where you can board the flight for your onward destination
Prices are per person on double / twin sharing .
Additional discounts given if more than 10 pax .
Travel Insurance & Visa Assistance on Request .
Optional Tours & Customisation can be arranged on Request.
These prices are low season cost . For High Season & Blackout Dates Cost may vary .
Hotel Used - 3 Star
· Accommodation in shared TWIN / DBL rooms with private bathrooms
· Meals are as stated in the program inclusive of Bed and Breakfast (BB) (Breakfast at the hotel)
· Transfers and tours in air-conditioned vehicles
· Services of English speaking chauffeur guide
· Meeting and Greeting at Airport
· Free visit to Gem museum and Gem shops
· Discount vouchers from ODEL and Cotton Collection
· Mineral water bottles available on the vehicles
· Complimentary Colombo city tour.
· Complimentary sim card on arrival
· International airfare to / from Sri Lanka (quoted separately, if requested)
· Entrance Fees
· Lunch and Dinner
· Optional tours
· Personal travel insurance
· Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
· Meals and services other than mentioned in the program
· Drinks with meals
· Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
· Electronic Travel Authorization fee for Visas upon arrival (Please note that an ETA is compulsory for nationalities besides nationals from the Republics of Singapore and Maldives)
· Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the program
Above prices are for per Person on twin sharing basis and subject to availability. Customizable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort
50% of the full payments to be paid as advance upon confirmation. Balance 50% to be paid before 15 days of arrival.
No cancellation is allowed after 50% advance payment and no monies will be refunded under any circumstances.
Program changes are sometimes necessary, depending on arrival / departure flight time / weather and local tour arrangements
Compulsory Gala Dinner and Peak Season surcharge may apply during the peak season, public holidays etc
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