Sita’s captivity in Lanka Tour – 3 Days
Start / End : Colombo | Duration : 3 Days/ 2 Nights
Sita’s captivity in Lanka Tour – 3 Days
Sita’s captivity in Lanka Tour is a 3 Day Tour covering important sites believed to be visited by Sita Devi. Some of the sites are Laggala, Dunuvila, Yehangala, Sita Kotuwa etc
Duration: 3 Days/ 2 Nights
Start / End: Colombo
Available : All year round
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Meet on arrival at airport and proceed to Kandy. Visit Munneswaram temple in Chilaw. It is believed that Munneswaram predates the Ramayana.
Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Ayodhya in one of King Ravana’s Vimanas. He felt he was being followed by a Bramhaasthi dosham as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin. Whilst passing over the area, Rama noticed that the “Brahmaasthi Dosham” was not following him.
He stops the Vimana at this juncture and asks lord Shiva for a remedy. lord Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised installing and praying for four lingams, as the only remedy to get rid of the dosham. Munneswaram is open from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (closed from 2 to 5 p.m.).
Proceed to Manaveri. Manavari is the first lingam installed and prayed by Lord Rama and till date this lingam is called as Ramalinga Shivan. Rameshwaram is the only other lingam in the world named after Lord Rama. The Temple is open from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon & from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Proceed to Kurunegala for lunch. Check in at Kandy hotel. Evening Kandy city sightseeing and shopping tour including a visit to the Sacred Temple of the Tooth relic. Kandy was the last capital of the Sinhala kings and is a world heritage site. Dinner and overnight at a Kandy Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Kandy for Mahiyanganaya. Enroute visit Laggala
The cartels behind the Dunuvila lake are called Laggala which when translated into English gives us the meaning target rock. Laggala served as a sentry point to the King Ravana’s army and it was from this rock the first Glimpse of Lord Rama’s army was sighted and informed to King Ravana. This hill is geographically the highest part of the northern region of King Ravana’s city and on a clear day the north east side that is Thiru Koneshwaran and north west side that is Talai mannar could be seen even today. King Ravana is believed to have done meditation on this rock and prayed Lord shiva at Thiru Koneshwaran from this point.
Also visit Dunivila , Yalangala and Sita Kotuwa
Dunuwilla is the place from where Lord Rama fired the brahmaastharam at King Ravana, which eventually killed him. Dhunu means arrow and Vila Means Lake. This place got its name because Lord Rama fired his arrow from this lake.
Yalangala-This is situated in the Mahiyanganaya – Wasgamuwa road.
King Ravana’s body after his death was kept upon this rock Yahangala meaning bedrock. His body was kept here for his countrymen to pay their last respects to their dear departed king. Geographically this rock is visible from miles away on its 3 sides
Seetha Kotuwa–(area within Capital city of King Ravana) These jungles are the place where the city ofLankapura once stood .The city had a beautiful palace for queen Mandothari surrounded by waterfalls, streams and varieties of flora and fauna. Sitadevi was kept in this palace until she was moved to Ashoka Vatika. The remains that are found are the remnants of later civilizations. This place is now called Sita Kotuwa which means ‘Sita’s Fort’ and got its name because of Sitadevi’s stay here. There was an aircraft repair center in the capital city. This place is known as Gurulupotha. In Valmiki’s depiction King Ravana’s Vimana resembled a huge peacock. The Vimana in Sinhala language means Dhandu Monara which is known as ‘flying peacock’, and hence the name Gurulupotha, which means ‘parts of birds’.
Dinner and overnight at the Colombo hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Mahiyanganaya for Colombo . Visit Gavagala- This is situated at Harasbedda on Nuwera Eliya – Walapane Road.
King Ravana had his dairy farm here. Milk was air lifted to the capital Lankapura from here using Vimana’s. The stone pillars here has the worn out marks cast by constant use of tying ropes on them.
After lunch visit Sita Amman Temple- 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.
After site seeing proceed for airport for departure.
- Accommodation sharing twin on Breakfast & Dinner Basis while on tour at mentioned hotels or similar.
- Air-conditioned private transport
- English speaking chauffeur-guide
- Government tax and service charge
- International airfare
- Lunch & Beverages.
- Expenses of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry etc,.)
- Personal travel and medical insurance
- Departure airport tax
- Compulsory Cricket/Peak and any Seasonal supplements at selected hotels.( To be notified by the time of the booking)
- Entrance fees, Jeep hire costs, Trekker chargers etc at sites and locations as per itinerary.
- Involves trek of approx., 4 Km both ways through hilly forest path.
- Should not be attempted by people with heart and breathing problems
- Not recommended for children below 12 years
- Involves leisurely trek of approx., 4 Km (both ways) along gravel road