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Ramayana Trail - Budget Tour
Duration : 07 Days / 06 Nights.

Tour Reference:  RTB-6N
From AUD $   725.00
USD $  555.00
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Tour Highlights

Airport / Chilaw / Anuradhapura / Jaffna /
Trincomalee / Dambulla / Kandy / Nuwara Eliya / Kataragama / Galle /
City tour of Colombo
DAY 01 : Arrival,Anuradhpura

Arrival & Air Port Pickup, Leave to Anuradhapura via Chilaw. Visit Munneswaram & Manavari temples. Overnight stay at Anuradhapura

DAY 02 : Jaffna

After early Breakfast Procced to Jaffna en-route Mannar. Visit Thirukethiswaram Temple. Overnight Stay at Jaffna

DAY 03 : Trincomalee

After Breakfast, visit Nallur Kandasamy Temple & Naguleswarm Temple. Procceed to Trincomalee

DAY 04 : Kandy

After early breakfast, proceed to Kandy via Dambulla. Visit Dambulla Rock/Cave Temple. At Kandy visit Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic. Overnight stay at Kandy

DAY 05 : Kataragama

After Breakfast, proceed to Nuwara Eliaya. Visit Baktha Hanuman Temple (Ramboda), Sita Amman Temple. Proceed to Kataragama. Overnight stay at Kataragama

DAY 06 : Colombo

Enroute: Ella & Rawana Falls. Kataragama (Katirkamam) God Skanda (Lord Karthikeya or Murugan) Temple

DAY 07 : Colombo

After Breakfast visit Kataragama (Katirkamam) God Skanda (Lord Karthikeya or Murugan) Temple. Proceed to Colombo. Colombo City Tour & Shopping. Overnight at Colombo

DAY 08 : Departure

Airport Transfer - Departure. *** END OF TOUR ***

No of Adults

Budget Package
Price per Person
           AUD           USD
              2      Pax                  Car        990        750
              3 - 5 Pax                 Van        860        660
              6 - 7 Pax                Van        760        580
              8 - 13 Pax              Coaster        725        555

Legendary Ramayana Trail Highlights in Sri Lanka

· Munneswaram Kovil : After his victorious battle, Lord Rama left for Ayodhya, in one of King Ravana’s vimanas (flying carriages). He felt that he was being followed by the Brahmana Hatya Dosham as he killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin. According to the Legend, when he came to this place (where Munneswaram temple located) he felt the Brahmana Hatya Dosham is not following him, so he stopped the vimana and asked God Shiva for a remedy. God Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised him to install four lingams in different locations and pray to them to get rid of the Dosham.

· Manavari Sivan Kovil : According to the legend, Manavari is the first lingam installed and prayed by Lord Rama to get rid of the Brahmana Hatya Dosham. This lingam is called as Ramalinga Shivan.

· Thiruketheeswaram Kovil : It is said that the second Siva lingam was installed here. This temple was built by Mayan, the father-in-law of King Ravana.

· Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil or Nallur Murugan Kovil : is one of the most significant Hindu temples in the Jaffna District. It stands in the town of Nallur. The presiding deity is Lord Murugan in the form of the holy Vel. The idol of the Nallur Devi or goddess was given to the temple in the 10th century CE by the Chola queen Sembiyan Mahadevi, in the style of Sembian bronzes

· Koneshwaram Temple : The Koneshwaram Temple believed to be the last site where Lord Rama offered tribute (Pooja) to get rid of the Brahmana Hatya Dosham. Many believe that this Temple was built by Sage (Rishi) Agastya and was referred as the ‘Kailash of the South’ (Dakshina Kailasam).

· Bhakta Hanuman Temple, Ramboda : Legend says that this is one of the locations where Lord Hanuman searched for Sita devi.  The ‘Sita Tear Pond’ which is located nearby is said to be formed from Sita devi’s tears.  Sri Bhaktha Hanuman temple was built by the Chinmaya mission with Lord Hanuman as the presiding deity.

· Sita Amman temple, Sita Eliya : Situated close proximity to the Hakgala Gardens. According to the legend, Sita devi bathed in the stream near the temple, during her stay at Ashoka Vatika. There are also several footprints (small and large) in the stones by the stream which are said to be Lord Hanuman’s. There is a temple erected for Lord Rama, Sita devi, Luxshmana and Lord Hanuman by the side of this stream.

· Karatagama or Kathirkamam (Lord Karthikeya Temple) : This is the temple of Lord Karthikeya (Lord Subramaniam or Murugan or Skandha) situated at deep south of Sri Lanka. As per the legend, Lord Karthikeya was linked to Ramayana as he was requested to go to the battlefield by Lord Indra on the last day of war to protect Lord Rama from the destruction of Brahmastra (powerful weapon created by Brahma) used by King Ravana. Due to the presence of Lord Karthikeya, the weapon Brahmastra did not bring harm to Lord Rama.

The Temple of the Tooth Relic - Kandy

Sri Dalada Maligawa (the Temple of the Tooth Relic) is one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. This is situated at the Kandy Royal Palace compound. Temple of the Tooth Relic houses the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha, and one of the holiest places for Buddhists around the world. The sacred tooth relic was brought to Sri Lanka in Anuradhapura Era during the reign of Sri Megavanna Dalada Maligawa (301-328 CE). Thereafter the custodianship of the sacred tooth relic was considered as the right for rule for reigning monarchs of Sri Lanka. Kings of Sri Lanka protected the tooth relic in their kingdoms and capitals. Finally, the Tooth Relic was brought to its present shrine at last Kingdom of Sri Lanka - Kandy, by King Vimaladharmasuriya I (1592-1603).

This Port city linked Sri Lanka with ancient Indian Ocean trade routes and the rest of the world for over 2000 years. Chinese, Arabs, Romans, Greeks, Indians and European traders travelled to Sri Lanka via ancient Colombo port mainly for trading. In 1505, Portuguese explorer Lourenco de Almeida visited Colombo, which changed the course of Sri Lankan history to a new era. The Portuguese realised the commercial and maritime significance of Colombo which resulted trade missions to became invasions. Soon, Colombo as well as coastal areas of Sri Lanka were under the control of Portuguese. They built administrative, residential buildings as well as fortified military structures in Colombo with strong military and naval presence. Colombo fort was attacked and sieged several times by Sri Lankan kings but they were unable to break-through. After the Portuguese, Dutch captured Colombo in 1656 and controlled under the Dutch East India Company. In 1796 British captured Colombo and in 1815 Ceylon (Sri Lanka) became a cro n colony under the British rule, until 1948 when Ceylon gained independence.
Located at the west coast of Sri Lanka, Colombo is the largest city and the Commercial Capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo and its metropolitan suburbs have populations exceeding 5.5 million. Colombo is a tourist destination with many colonial and modern landmarks including Galle Face Green, Gangarama Temple, Independence Square, Colombo Town Hall, National Museum, Beira Lake, BMICH, Colombo Racecourse, and many other interesting places.

The above prices include:

• Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle from pick up at airport to drop off at Airport.
• Accommodation in Standard Rooms on…..HB…..Basis for 04 Nights from Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 05.
• Services of an English Speaking chauffeur Guide.
• Lunch throughout Tour
• Entrance Fees at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy.

Above prices does not include:

• Video Camera and Still Camera permits at the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy.
• Video Camera and Still Camera permits at The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
• Christmas Eve & new Year’s Eve Supplement
• Cost of beverage throughout the tour.
• Expenses of a personal nature.
• Tips and Porterage
• Any other services not specified above.

Other conditions:

• Optional excursions and additional services could be provided for which we will charge additionally.
• Visits to wild life parks will be at client's own risk.  
• Jeeps available are very basic with basic insurance cover (not comprehensive as in the case of vehicles used for tours).

Cancellation Charges:

• 5 days or less - 100% cancellation charge.
• Between 6 days and 14 days -  50% cancellation charges or the equivalent of the first two days Charges depending on the program and period of stay
• Above 15 days - No cancellation charges provided no commitment or advances are Made to 3rd parties

• The above rates include all government taxes.

Terms & Conditions
This Offer/ tour prices valid till 31 October 2018. Tours to be completed by the price validity end date.
• Indicated Tour Prices and other details are subject to revise, change or withdraw at any time without further notice, due to factors beyond our control
• Prices we quote are based on persons sharing a ‘double or triple bed room’ as per Bed and Breakfast basis
• Minimum number of Passengers: 2
• acceptance of bookings subject to availability of Hotel rooms at the time of your booking
• Hotels we will offer may situate at close by/bordering cities to destinations mentioned in the itinerary/plan
• In the event of above suggested Hotels are not available at the time of your booking, a similar grade alternative hotel will be offered.
• Changes to this itinerary including number of passengers, routine changes, meal plan or accommodation changes, or other modifications will change Tour Prices we quote you.
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• All passengers should medically fit and healthy to participate for above indicated Tour
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