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Ramayana Trail - Extended Tour
08 Days / 07 Nights.

Tour Reference:  RTE-7N
Type: Economy / Mid-Range
From AUD $  980.00
           USD $ 750.00
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Tour Highlights

Colombo / Habarana / Trincomalee /
Kandy / Nuwara Eliya / Kataragama /
Galle
Elephant Back Safari

DAY 01 : Arrival,Negombo

Air Port Pickup, Overnight Accommodation: Negombo  (or closer to the Air Port)

DAY 02 : Habarana

Munneswaram Kovil, Mannavari Kovil, Thiruketheeswaram Kovil; Sigiriya Lion Rock Climb

DAY 03 : Trincomalee

Dambulla Cave Temple, Koneshwaram Kovil

DAY 04 :  Kandy

Temple of the Tooth, Kandy City Tour

DAY 05 : Nuwara Eliya

Baktha Hanuman Temple, Site Amman Temple, Ashok Vatika, Divurmpola Temple

DAY 06 : Kataragama

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

DAY 07 :  Colombo

Enroute: Ussangoda, Dondra Head, Galle Dutch Fort, Rumassala, Seenigama Temple. Colombo City Tour & Shopping

Departure

Airport Drop off, Departure. *** END OF TOUR ***

             No of Adults                Vehicle           Economy Package
            Price per person
          Mid - Range Package
              Price Per Person
          AUD $          USD $            AUD $            USD $
               2         Pax                    Car        1305       1000         1490         1140
               3 - 5    Pax                    Van        1148        880         1380         1060
               6 - 7    Pax                    Van        1030        790         1250          950
               8 - 13  Pax                 Coaster        980        750         1165          890

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.

· Sigiriya - Cobra Hooded Cave: Due to the unique shape, this cave rock formation is called Cobra Hooded. Many believe that Sita Devi was held in captivity in this cave.

· 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.

· Ashoka Vatika : Believed to be the Hakgala Gardens -  the garden where legend describes that King Ravana held in prison the Princess Sita Devi. As it says, Lord Hanuman first met Sita Devi at Ashoka Vatika to pass her the ring belonged to Lord Rama and later destroyed much of the Ashoka Vatika.

· Divurumpola Temple : or the ‘Place of Oath’ as legend says this is the place where Sita Devi performed “Agni Pariksha” in order to prove her chastity.  Sita devi invoked Lord Agni (the deity for fire) who appeared from the fire flames presented Sita devi (who was unharmed from the flames) and to Lord Rama.

· 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 adjoining the River Menik (Menik Ganga) and famous Ruhuna Yala National Wild Life Park. 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.

· Rawana Falls (Ella) : A spectacular waterfall of approximately 25 m in Hight, situated in Ella. It is believed that King Rawana had hidden Sita devi in the caves behind the waterfall which is known as Ravana Ella Cave.

· Ussanggoda :  According to the legend, after meeting Sita devi, Lord Hunuman decided to test the strength of the King Ravana and his army. So he allowed himself to be captured by Indrajit, the most valiant of Ravana’s sons. During the events that unfolded, Lord Hanuman’s tail was set on fire by the Rawana’s Army. With his burning tail, Lord Hanuman in turn set fire to parts of King Ravana’s empire. Ussanggoda is one of the torched areas, which is said to have been an airport used by King Ravana’s Vimanas

· Rumassala in Galle : Legend says that during the war, Lord Lakshmana was hit by powerful arrows, and had fallen unconscious. Lord Hanuman had been instructed to fetch the lifesaving herbs from the jungles of Himalaya to cure him. Mighty Hanuman had gone to the Himalayan hills and lifted the whole hill and brought it back, as he was unable to identify the lifesaving herbs by himself. Parts of the hill is said to have fallen in five places in Sri Lanka, including at Rumassala (which is a mountain) in Galle.

· Seenigama Temple in Hikkaduwa :  Seenigama Temple is situated in a small island in Hikkaduwa. This is said to be the place from where Sugreeva, king of the Vanaras landed with his Vanara (monkey) army and started the assault on King Ravana’s forces.

Kandy

Kandy is the second largest city in Sri Lanka and the last Kingdom of Sri Lanka. The Kingdom of Kandy was formed in 15 Century as the Senkadagalapura and Kandyan royal dynasty ended in 1815.Tourist attractions in Kandy includes; The Temple of the Tooth Relic, Peradeniya Royal Botonical Garden (Peradeniya gardens, with an extent of around 174 acres, maintains more than 4000 species of plants. The Peradeniya Botanical Gardens was formally established in 1843 and currently it attracts many local and international visitors)
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).
Colombo

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 Anuradhapura, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Cave 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

Note:
• The above rates include all government taxes.
• The official check-in time at all hotels will be 1200hrs.
• The official check-out time at all hotels will be 1100hrs.
• Cancellation policy will be applicable for any reduction of rooms after the release period.

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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