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RAMAYANA SRI LANKA 11 DAYS

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Day 1: BIA > Negombo

Pass By: Negombo Beach, Negombo Sri Lanka
Arrive at Colombo International Airport at. Here, you will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura Travels.
Things to Remember:
- You will spend approximately 1 hour getting through the immigration cue and baggage collection.
- Your Chauffer will be page your name at the Airport Arrivals Lounge.
- After the formalities at the airport you will be escorted to your air-conditioned Car and proceed to Negombo and check into the hotel. (En-route enjoy a brief city tour in Negombo)
Enjoy the sun on the sandy beaches of Negombo on the Western Coast of Sri Lanka. Watch the flourishing fish industry, which is a centuries-old tradition. Ride an adrenaline high with some fun water sports. Enjoy the corals and underwater life while diving. See the 50-year-old ship-wreck just off the coast, where many varieties of fish make their home.


No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 2: Negombo > Pinnawala > Dambulla

Stop At: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, B199, Pinnawala 71100 Sri Lanka
After Enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to Dambulla.
En-route visit Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala.
Learn more about Elephants than you ever have before. Get to see and touch these gentle giants. Feed and play with orphaned baby elephants. Get a chance watch the mahouts bathe them and maybe even help out. This is an experience that takes you closer to Elephants.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 3: Dambulla > Trincomalee > Dambulla

Stop At: Trincomalee Beach, Trincomalee Sri Lanka
After breakfast proceed to Trincomalee for visit Konesvaram Temple. (Travel Time: 2 to 2½ hrs.)
In Trincomalee visit, Koneshwaram Temple, Pigeon Island and Nilaveli Beach.
Konesvaram temple is situated in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. It is built atop Swami Rock, a rocky cape overlooking Trincomalee. The primary deity is the Hindu God Lord Shiva in the form of Konesar. The legend says that Emperor Rawana meditated on this rock.
Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli. The national park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka. Pigeon Island consists of two islands; large pigeon island and small pigeon island.
Nilaveli Beach is one of the most tourist attraction beach in Sri Lanka, located about 16 km North-West of Trincomalee. Nilaveli is ideal place for water sports like scuba diving.
On Completion, return to the hotel and relax.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 4: Dambulla > Sigiriya > Matale > Kandy

Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Main Road, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
After an early breakfast check out of the hotel and visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress. (Travel Time: 20 mins to 30 mins.)
Climb the 5th century AD rock fortress, Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, ' the Lion Rock'. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns. Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past.
On completion proceed to Kandy. En – route proceed to Matale for visit Spice Gardens. (Travel Time: 01 hours to 01½ Hrs)
Do a guided tour of a spice and herbal garden, where you learn about spices, such as coriander, chili, cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg; and their uses.
Thereafter Proceed to Kandy and check in to the hotel. Later on go on a city and shopping tour in Kandy city, after the City tour proceed see Kandy Cultural dance show.
The Kandy Cultural Show gives an opportunity to experience some of the traditions of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this hourlong extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Get wowed by fire dancers and sword dancers. Watch the colorful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums.
On Completion return back to the hotel and relax.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show, 7 Sangamitta Mawatha, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
Thereafter Proceed to Kandy and check in to the hotel. Later on go on a city and shopping tour in Kandy city, after the City tour proceed see Kandy Cultural dance show.
The Kandy Cultural Show gives an opportunity to experience some of the traditions of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this hourlong extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Get wowed by fire dancers and sword dancers. Watch the colorful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums.
On Completion return back to the hotel and relax.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 5: Kandy > Nuwara Eliya

Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ramboda Waterfall, Pussellawa Sri Lanka
Ramboda Ella is the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and located by the Pussellawa. Ramboda falls consists of three sections. You will get a good view of the middle section from the A5 highway, just above the bridge. This is very small in size with compared to other parts. You can get a far view of the top part from the main road, but not the complete view of the fall. You need to climb up to see the top part of the Ramboda falls and there is a pathway just before the bridge. You may find the climbing bit difficult, but you will be compensated with the great view of the top fall and the surrounding.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sita Temple, Peradeniya-Badulla-Chenkaladi Highway, Nuwara Eliya 22200 Sri Lanka
The Sita Amman Temple can be seen en route to the Hakgala Botanical Gardens. The prominent temple architecture will not fail to attract your attention. Ancient statues of Rama and Sita can be seen on one side of the temple. The temple today is a modern building with its paintings, statues and pillars decorated with sculptures; all depicting the tale of Rama and Sita.
Divurumpola Temple still revered by thousands, this holy haven was the place where Sita performed her Agni Pariksha (proving her chastity) to her husband Rama. Continuing the practice for thousands of years, villagers still pledge their fidelity or take oaths there and even in certain courts, this agreement was binding. This place has been respected and worshipped by people down the ages.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya > Ella > Kataragama > Yala

Stop At: Ella Rock, Ella Main Street NECS-Nature Exploration and Conservation Society Sri Lanka, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
Ella is a small mountain village near Bandarawela and boasts three locations linked to the Ramayana where local legend claims Ravana was hiding Sita. First there is the Ravana Ella Cave, located at the massive Ella Falls; a breathtaking 1080 feet high waterfall that cascades into several falls. The rocky undergoes of the waterfall is Khondalite, a kind of limestone which undergoes faster decay as hard gneiss or granite. This has resulted in many caves being formed near the falls. King Ravana is said to have lived in one of the caves above the waterfall. A nearby pool bored out of the rock by the gushing waters is where Sita is said to have bathed Ravana.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Kataragama Temple, Ruhunu Maha Katharagama Devalaya, Katharagama, Kataragama 91400 Sri Lanka
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 otherwise 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)

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel


Day 7: Yala

Stop At: Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Early in the morning go on lovely jeep safari in Yala National Park. (Travel Time – 50 to 60 mins)
This amazing three-hour Safari offers the opportunity to visit Yala National Park, the second largest in the island based off the Southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Get a chance to see the famous Sri Lankan leopards, indigenous wild water buffalo, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and large herds of Sri Lankan Elephants. The park is also home to many other species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.
Upon Completion return to the hotel and relax

Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 8: Yala > Ussangoda > Rumassala > Galle

Stop At: Ussangoda National Park, Hambantota, Tangalle Sri Lanka
Ussangoda is a strange coastal area because of its lack of trees. Its serpentine rock contains toxic heavy metals. Only specific smaller plants were able to adapt to this soil. But according to the Ramayana legends there are two more explanation for the baldness of Ussangoda. After meeting Sitadevi Lord Hanuman provoked the mighty King Ravana and his army of Rakshasas. It resulted in Lord Hanuman's tail being set on fire by Rakshasas. Hanuman in turn went on to torch parts of King Ravana's empire with his burning tail. Ussangoda is said to be one of these burnt areas. Besides the Ramyana Trail legend has it that earlier on the Ussangoda plateau was used an airport by King Ravana for his Dandumonara peachock chariot, before Hanuman devastated the landing site.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Rumassala South Beach, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
Rumassala hill 3 kms east of Galle is the landmark of Unuwatuna beach because of the picturesque white Buddhist dagoba on top of it. Rumassala rock is one of the five Sri Lankan spots believed to originate from parts of Mount Dronagiri. They fell down when Hanuman carried the Dronagiri on his flight back to Lanka in order to use its Sanjiwani herb to rescue Lakhshmana and Rama who were in need of this medical plant to be reanimated after suffering severe injuries. Rumassala is also said to be an abode of Sita during her stay in Lanka.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
Explore the secrets of Galle where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters. Visit the Galle Fort which is one of the best-preserved fortifications in Asia. View the museums of Galle and the lighthouse. Walk through the cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names and listen to your guide tell their stories. Relax with a king coconut or a cup of tea caressed by a breeze of the tropics
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 9: Galle

Stop At: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
After a busy couple of days visiting religious temples and enjoying a good safari in Yala, spend a day leisurely at the beach.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 10: Galle > Colombo

Stop At: Colombo Fort, Galle Buck, Colombo Sri Lanka
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Colombo enjoying a city tour during the day.
Experience the colorful lights and bright life of Colombo, the capital City of Sri Lanka. Visit historic monuments such as the Old Lighthouse, the Old Parliament, Galle Face Hotel, Galle Face Green, Gangarama Temple, the National Museum and more. Enjoy the malls of Independence Square or the Race Course. Visit boutique shops and designer stores.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 11: Colombo > BIA

Pass By: Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), Canada Friendship Rd, Katunayake 11450, Sri Lanka
After a mind-blowing experience in Sri Lanka check-out and proceed to the airport for departure flight.
End of Tour


Meals included:
• Breakfast
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