Ravana Yathra

Overview

This trip type Ravana Yathra (12 days, 11 nights ) duration.

Ideal for age range (2 – 80 age)

Operate in English, German, and French language

This tour is perfect for throughout the year

Studies refer that Place of Ravana was located Sigiriya the palace built by the Kashyapa one of Anuradhapura as the epic describes the capital of the Kingdom

Was located between plateaus and forests. Some scholars asserted that it must

Have been Sri Lanka because it is so stated in the 5th century.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS
  •   Visit 2200 years oldest historically credentialed tree (Bodhi tree under) in the world.
  •   Climb Sigiriya (Lion Rock), The place of Ravana was located.
  •   Visit Minneriya national park for an Elephant safari.
  •   Visit the largest area of paintings found in the world, five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceiling “UNESCO World heritage cave site”.
  •   Leisure time at the beautiful Nilaweli beach.
  •   Sightseeing surrounding Trincomalee natural port.
  •  Visit a spice garden to see different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous for.
  •  Visit the temple of the Tooth relic in Kandy.
  •  Beautiful hill country scenery and visit beautiful Ravana waterfalls.
  •  Mirissa Blues Whales watching, the biggest of earth’s mammals.
  •  See Dutch built one of southeast Asia s best-preserved colonial-era cities
  •  Leisure time at the southern Sri Lanka beautiful beaches.

Itinerary

Day 1

Airport to Anuradhapura

Ayubowan! Welcome to Sri Lanka A representative of Benita création travel will meet and greet you at the Katunayaka international airport, leave for Kalpitiya. With sightseeing (Depending on arrival time) and checking in the hotel evening leisure time at the beach, Dinner overnight stays in Kalpitiya.

 

Day 2

Anuradhapura & Mihintale

Breakfast at the hotel Visits Anuradhapura. It was the first capital and beyond any doubt the grandest city of the ancient Ceylon. It is the home of two World Heritage sites. Sri Maha Bodhi (sacred bo-tree) was brought as a sapling of the tree under which prince Siddhartha attained enlightenment, the sacred bo- tree is over 2200 years old and is the oldest historically credentialed tree in the world. Brazen Place (2nd century B.C) is the most famous of all the dagobas. It originally portrayed the perfect “bubble shape” that modern restoration has not been able to accurately reproduce, ‘Samadhi’ Buddha statue (4th century A.D) is one of the most famous statues, depicting the Buddha in a state of ‘Samadhi’ or deep meditation. Isurumuniya rock temple (3rd century B.C) is well known for its rock carvings of two lovers.

Transfer from Anuradhapura to Mihintale. Proceed to Mihintale where Buddhism was first introduced to Sri Lanka. Mihintale is regarded as the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. The rock is riddled with shrines and rock dwellings. A grand stairway of 1,840 steps made out of the surrounding countryside. Transfer from Mihintale to Dambulla. Dinner and overnight stay at Dambulla.

 

Day 3

SIGIRIYA & POLONNARUWA

Breakfast at the hotel Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, built by king Kashyapa (477-495 A.D).The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle.The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town.A moat,rampart,and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock.visit the world-crowned frescoes of the heavenly maidens’ of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spire stairway.these frescoes are painted in earth pigment on plaster.

Transfer from Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa Visit Polonnaruwa,which was the 2nd capital city of Sri Lanka built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD, and is a world heritage site. Here you can see the ruins of the royal palace,the Gal Viharaya where 4 splendid statues of the Buddha in ‘Upright’,’Sedentary’ and ‘Recumbent’ postures carved out of rock could be seen,the Audience Hall,the Lotus Bath,the statue of king Parakramabahu,the lankathilake,the watadage,the galpotha temple,the kiri vehera and the remains of an old temple of the Tooth Relic and the prakrama Samudraya a lake built by king Prakramabahu. Transfer from Polnnaruwa to Dambulla. Dinner and overnight stay in Dambulla.

Day 4

Dambulla to Trincomalee.

After breakfast, visit Dambulla rock temple Dambulla rock temple was built by king Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. and it is a world heritage site. it is the most amazing of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceiling, is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains over 150 images of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 meters.

After that proceed to Trincomalee for 2 days beach stay. This is the best beach in Sri Lanka and can visit some important places around Trincomalee. Dinner and overnight stay in Trincomalee.

 

Day 5

Nilaweli/ Munneswaran/Trinco natural port

After breakfast at the hotel, visit Thiru Koneswaram Hindu Temple, a wonderful temple located on a rock headland in Trincomalee. It was built by Rishi Agastya on the instructions of Lord Shiva who was affected by the devotion of King Ravana. This place is unique in this respect because the Lord built a temple for his devotee as a reward for King Ravana’s devotion. Next to Trincomalee’s famous koneswaram temple, there is another shrine; small in size, but of importance for Hindu pilgrims called Shankari Devi temple. The day includes sightseeing surrounding Trincomalee natural port. evening leisure at the Nilaweli beach. Dinner and overnight stay in Trincomalee.

Day 6

Trincomalee ,Matale & Kandy

After breakfast, transfer from Trincomalee to Kandy En route to Matale visit a spice garden to see different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous for. Thereafter proceed to Kandy, visit the Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy, and thereafter witness a cultural show. Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 7

Kandy - Tea Plantation - Nuwara Eliya

Transfer from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. On the way visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. Here you could see the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. Dinner and overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

 

Day 8

Nuwara Eliya - Ella-Tissamaharama

After early breakfast transfer to Nanu Oya Railway Station from Nanu Oya to Ella by train with beautiful hill country scenery and visit beautiful Ravana waterfalls, after that proceed to Tissamaharama check in to hotel evening leisure at Tissamaharama lake (Tissa wewa) (Optional) canoe in the beautiful lake of Yodakandiya in Tissamaharama, to see beautiful islands, lake fishermen and many sights of the locality. Dinner and overnight in Tissamaharama.

Day 9

Tissamaharama - Mirissa - Galle

 

After early breakfast at the hotel Proceed to the Yala National Park by jeep. Yala is the largest national park in Sri Lanka, which is the home to wild elephants, wild boars, wild buffaloes, leopards, bears, deer, and crocodiles. Large flocks of migratory and indigenous birds are also found here. En-route after lunch visit to Unawatuna and visit to Blow Hole Hummanaya the name Hummanaya is attributed to the noise made when the water gushes up the narrow fissure.

Evening leisure at Mirissa beach Mirissa is one of the main beach destinations in southern Sri Lanka. the area has it all, beautiful beaches, surf waves, whale watching, and great bars and restaurants. Dinner overnight stays in Mirissa.

 

 

Day 10

Mirissa- Galle

Mirissa whale watching After early breakfast heading to the whale-watching excursion, Mirissa is one of the best places in the world to view blue whales where they ascend from the deep and breach the surface to feed on krill. Blues Whales, the biggest of earth’s mammals, along with Sperm Whales, Orcas, Spinner Whales, and dolphins are among the species that can be viewed daily from the shimmering blue waters just off the coast. ( this trip is 4 to 5 hours), After that proceed to Galle, which was once the chief port of Ceylon. You can also visit the Galle fort (spanning 90 acres) which was originally built by the Portuguese and later extended by the dutch in 1663. This is a world heritage site. Dinner and overnight stay in Galle.

 

Day 11

Galle -Hikkaduwa

Leisure at Galle or Hikkaduwa beach .

(Optional) Balapitiya river and Kosgosda turtle

Day 12

Departure Galle -Colombo- Airport

Check out leave for the Airport. On the way visit Colombo shopping (depending on the flight Departure time)

 

 

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Includes
  • Nomad Voyages assistant at the Colombo airport
  • One water bottle per day
  • Accommodation :  Standard room with A/C
  • Breakfast throughout the tour
  • Private English and German speaking national guide
  • English speaking driver
  • Private Semi – Luxury air-conditioned car/ van/ bus
  • This package includes entrance fees : Kandy Cultural dance visit, Temple Visits
  • Old government tax
  • Sim card will be provided throughout the tour
Excludes
  • Air tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch will not be provided throughout the tour.
  • This package excludes entrance fees :  Whale watching, Sigiriya
  • Guide and Driver tips
Information
  • Photos and videos are allowed to be taken
  • If you wish to to get an ayurvedic massage contact the guide ( payments should be made by the customer)
  • Any other extra activities which is not included in the particular tour package , should be paid by the customer.
  • More details : We will be providing the customer a set of guidelines before travelling.
Not allowed
  • Photos and videos of the Sigiri paintings
  • You are not allowed to face backwards or stand in front of Buddha statues to take pictures.
Cancellation Policy