Summary

Day 1 (Arrive at Colombo)
Arrival at Colombo Airport
Hotel Checkin
Spend day at Leisure
Optional visit Gangaramaya temple
Visit Independence memorial hall
Evening walk Galle face green
Overnight stay at Negombo
Day 2 (Munneswaram temple-Manarvi Temple-Trincomalee)
Visit Manavari Temple
Visit Munneswaram Temple
Trincomalee Visit
Shankari Devi Temple
Visit Koneswaram temple
Overnight Stay in Trincomalee Hotel
Day 3 (Kandy via Sigiriya rock)
Breakfast
Sigiriya Rock Photostop
Dambulla Cave Temple
Visit Kandy
The Holy Temple of the Tooth Relic
Overnight Stay in Kandy Hotel
Day 4 (Nuwara Eliya & Seetha Temple)
Breakfast
Hanuman Temple
Gaythri Peedem
Seetha Amman Temple
Nuwara Eliya
Overnight Stay in NuwaraEliya Hotel
Day 5 (Katharagama-Rawana Falls-Rawana Cave-Divrumpola)
Breakfast
Divrumpola-Place of Oath
Kataragama Dhrine
Ganesh Temple at Sella Kataragama
Over Night Stay in Tissa Hotel
Day 6 (Bentota)
Breakfast
Bentota-Beach town
Boat Ride on Bentota Lagoon
Overnight Stay in Bentota Hotel
Day 7 (Drop at Colombo Airport)
Breakfast
Leave to colombo
Drop at Colombo airport
Day 1 (Arrive at Colombo)
10:30
Arrival at Colombo Airport
Bandaranaike International Airport - Show on Map
30 minutes

Bandaranaike International Airport (commonly known as Colombo International Airport, Colombo-Bandaranaike and locally as Katunayake Airport) (IATA: CMB, ICAO: VCBI) is the main international airport serving Sri Lanka. It is named after former Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike and is located in a suburb of Negombo, 32.5 kilometres (20 1⁄4 miles) north of the nation's longstanding capital and commercial center, Colombo. It is administered by Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd and serves as the hub of SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, and domestic carrier Cinnamon Air. The other airport serving the city of Colombo is the Ratmalana International Airport, primarily serving domestic destinations.

12:00
Hotel Checkin
30 minutes
14:00
Spend day at Leisure
30 minutes
15:00
By aneesh m Source : Google Maps
Optional visit Gangaramaya temple
Gangaramaya Temple - Show on Map
1 hour

Gangaramaya Temple is one of the most important temples in Colombo, Sri Lanka, being a mix of modern architecture and cultural essence. Located on the Beira Lake, it was completed in the late 19th century.

16:30
Visit Independence memorial hall
Independence Memorial Museum - Show on Map
1 hour

Independence Memorial Museum in Colombo, Sri Lanka is located in the basement of the Independence Memorial Hall, Independence Square (formally Torrington Square) in the Cinnamon Gardens. It is maintained by the Department of National Museum. The museum was established with the objective honouring national heroes who were instrumental in the country gaining independence from the British Rule. The Museum has a series of busts, display boards depicting the names, images and information of the political leaders, clergy and the lay patriots who were at the centre of the struggle for independence.

18:00
Evening walk Galle face green
Galle Face Green - Show on Map
1 hour

Galle Face is a 5 ha (12 acres) ocean-side urban park, which stretches for 500 m (1,600 ft) along the coast, in the heart of Colombo, the financial and business capital of Sri Lanka. The promenade was initially laid out in 1859 by Governor Sir Henry George Ward, although the original Galle Face Green extended over a much larger area than is seen today. The Galle Face Green was initially used for horse racing and as a golf course, but was also used for cricket, polo, football, tennis and rugby.

19:30
Overnight stay at Negombo
Negombo - Show on Map
30 minutes

Negombo (Sinhala: මීගමුව, romanized: Mīgamuva, Tamil: நீர்கொழும்பு, romanized: Nīrkoḻumpu) is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the west coast and at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon, in Western Province. Negombo is one of the major commercial hubs in the country and the administrative centre of Negombo Division. Negombo has about 142,136 population within its divisional secretariat division.Negombo is known for its long sandy beaches and centuries old fishing industry. Negombo has a large bilingual population of dominated by Roman Catholics, Majority settled in costal belt speak Tamil language as well but most of them are sinhala by ethnicity .

Day 2 (Munneswaram temple-Manarvi Temple-Trincomalee)
10:00
Visit Manavari Temple
Manavari Kovil - Show on Map
1 hour

Manavari is the first place where Lord Rama installed the Siva Lingam and prayed after the end of the war with King Ravana.

 

11:30
Visit Munneswaram Temple
Sri Munneswaram Devasthanam - Show on Map
1 hour

Munneswaram or Munnessarama is a village in the Puttalam District of Sri Lanka. It is well known for its Munneswaram temple.

Munneswaram Temple is an important regional Hindu temple complex in Sri Lanka. It has been in existence at least since 1000 CE, although myths surrounding the temple associate it with the popular Indian epic Ramayana and its legendary hero-king Rama. The temple is one of five ancient temples (Ishwarams) dedicated to Shiva in the region.

14:00
Trincomalee Visit
Trincomalee - Show on Map
1 hour

Trincomalee also known as Gokanna/Gokarna, is the administrative headquarters of the Trincomalee District and major resort port city of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. Located on the east coast of the island overlooking the Trincomalee Harbour, 237 kilometres (147 mi) north-east of Colombo, 182 kilometres (113 mi) south-east of Jaffna and 111 kilometres (69 mi) miles north of Batticaloa, Trincomalee has been one of the main centres of Sri Lankan Tamil language speaking culture on the island for over two millennia. Trincomalee city is home to the famous Koneswaram temple from where it developed and earned its historic Tamil name Thirukonamalai. The town is home to other historical monuments such as the Bhadrakali Amman Temple

The recorded history of Trincomalee spans more than two and a half thousand years, beginning with civilian settlement associated with the Koneswaram temple in the pre-modern era. One of the oldest cities in Asia, it has served as a major maritime seaport in the international trading history of the island with South East Asia. From its suburban village of Kankuveli, some of Asia's earliest medical research at the "Agathiyar Thapanam", the Siddhar Tamil medical university established by Agastya, helped spread Tamil Tamraparniyan culture across the continent. In the ancient world, it was successively the capital of eastern kingdoms of the Vanni country, developing under the Anuradhapura Kingdom, Pallava Dynasty, Chola Dynasty, Pandyan Dynasty, the Vannimai chieftaincies and the Jaffna kingdom through the Koneswaram shrine's revenue. 

The Trincomalee Bay, bridged by the Mahavilli Ganga River to the south, the historical "Gokarna" in Sanskrit, means "Cow's Ear", akin to other sites of Siva worship across the Indian subcontinent. Uniquely, Trincomalee is a Pancha Ishwaram, a Paadal Petra Sthalam, a Maha Shakti Peetha and Murugan Tiruppadai of Sri Lanka; its sacred status to the Hindus has led to it being declared "Dakshina-Then Kailasam" or "Mount Kailash of the South" and the "Rome of the Pagans of the Orient". The harbour is renowned for its large size and security; unlike any other in the Indian Ocean, it is accessible in all weathers to all craft. It has been described as the "finest harbour in the world" and by the British, "the most valuable colonial possession on the globe, as giving to our Indian Empire a security which it had not enjoyed from elsewhere". Popular tourist destinations include its beaches at Uppuveli, Salli and Nilaveli, used for temple visits, surfing, scuba diving, fishing and whale watching, and the Kanniya Hot Springs.

15:30
By P V S Source : Google Maps
Shankari Devi Temple
Shaktipeeth Shri Shankari Devi Temple, Sri Lanka - Show on Map
1 hour

The famed SHANKARI Temple, in Sri Lanka, is one of the 18 Devi Temples (Ashta Dasha Shakti Peethas). Many have heard the Ashtadasha Shakti Peetha Shloka starting with LANKAAYAAM SHAANKARI DEVI. Composed by Sri Adi Shankara which means Shankari in Lanka. This Shloka enumerates the list of places of Devi temples which are considered to be part of the 18 Devi Peethas.

 

 

17:00
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Visit Koneswaram temple
Thirukkoneswaram Kovil (New Temple) - Show on Map
1 hour

Koneshwaram temple of Trincomalee (also historically known as the Thirukonamamalai Konesar Kovil, the Temple of the Thousand Pillars and Thiru-Konamamalai Maccakeswaram Kovil) is a Hindu temple in Trincomalee, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka venerated by Saivites throughout the continent. It is built atop Swami Rock, a rocky promontory cape overlooking Trincomalee, a classical period harbor port town.

19:30
Overnight Stay in Trincomalee Hotel
trincomalee town beach - Show on Map
30 minutes
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The 1987 Eastern Province massacres were a series of massacres of the Sinhalese population in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka during the Sri Lankan Civil War. Though they began spontaneously, they became more organized, with the LTTE leading the violence.

Day 3 (Kandy via Sigiriya rock)
08:00
Breakfast
trincomalee town beach - Show on Map
30 minutes
09:30
Sigiriya Rock Photostop
Sigiriya Rock - Show on Map
1 hour

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri (Lion Rock Sinhala: සීගිරිය, Tamil: சிகிரியா, pronounced see-gi-ri-yə) is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high.According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kashyapa (477 – 495 AD) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure — Sīnhāgiri, the Lion Rock (an etymology similar to Sinhapura, the Sanskrit name of Singapore, the Lion City). The capital and the royal palace was abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning.

11:00
Dambulla Cave Temple
Dambulla Royal Cave Temple and Golden Temple - Show on Map
1 hour 30 minutes

Rock temple was built by king Wlagambahu in the 1st century B.C. And it is a world heritage site. It is a most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000sq. meters of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha caved out of rock and spanning 14 meters.

Dambulla cave temple (Sinhalese: Dam̆būlū Len Vihāraya, Tamil Tampuḷḷai Poṟkōvil) also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site (1991) in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 kilometres (92 mi) east of Colombo , 72 kilometres (45 mi) north of Kandy and 43 km (27 mi) north of Matale Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. Major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Gautama Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, three statues of Sri Lankan kings and four statues of gods and goddesses. The latter include Vishnu and the Ganesha. The murals cover an area of 2,100 square metres (23,000 sq ft). Depictions on the walls of the caves include the temptation by the demon Mara, and Buddha's first sermon. Prehistoric Sri Lankans would have lived in these cave complexes before the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka as there are burial sites with human skeletons about 2700 years old in this area, at Ibbankatuwa near the Dambulla cave complexes.

14:00
Visit Kandy
Kandy - Show on Map
1 hour 30 minutes

A lovely exotic city, the hill capital and last stronghold of the Sinhala kings is a UNESCO world heritage site which retains an aura of grandeur, time as not affected. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its center it is the sight of the renowned temple that enshrines the Tooth relic of the Lord Buddha and the royal botanical garden-home to one of the world’s best collections of orchids. A cultural sanctuary where many legends traditions and folk lore are still lovingly kept alive, Kandy and its satellite villages are the center of the islands handy craft industry (item of wood brass & silver) exquisite silver or gold jewelry and precious gems of many varieties including the world’s best blue and star sapphires.

16:00
The Holy Temple of the Tooth Relic
Tooth Relic Kandy Sri Lanka - Show on Map
1 hour 30 minutes

Kandy is most sacred shrine of Buddhist. The temple of the Tooth is prime monument the supreme structure not only of the Sinhalese Buddhist public of Sri Lanka but also of the Buddhists all over the world. It is within this glorious temple that the palladium of the Sinhalese nation and Buddhist faith in enshrined.

The Relic of the tooth of Buddha (Pali danta dhātuya) is venerated in Sri Lanka as a cetiya relic of Gautama Buddha, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.

19:30
Overnight Stay in Kandy Hotel
30 minutes

Kandy (Sinhala: මහනුවර Mahanuwara, pronounced [mahanuʋərə]; Tamil: கண்டி Kandy, pronounced [ˈkaɳɖi]) is a major city in Sri Lanka located in the Central Province. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.

Day 4 (Nuwara Eliya & Seetha Temple)
08:00
Breakfast
Kandy - Show on Map
30 minutes

Kandy (Sinhala: මහනුවර Mahanuwara, pronounced [mahanuʋərə]; Tamil: கண்டி Kandy, pronounced [ˈkaɳɖi]) is a major city in Sri Lanka located in the Central Province. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.

09:30
Hanuman Temple
Rambodha Hanuman - Show on Map
1 hour 30 minutes

On The hills of Ramboda Where Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi chinamaya mission of Sri Lanka built temple with Hanuman as the presiding deity. On every full moon day special pooja’s are conducted and witnessed by thousand devotees. This temple is called Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple. The image of Lord Hanuman here is 16 feet.

Devathura Falls (or formally Thevathura Falls) (Sinhala: දේවතුර දියඇල්ල) is a waterfall in Nuwara Eliya District of Sri Lanka. The water cascades three falls and the lowest part is close to the road at the "ramboda pass", and is approximately 10 meter in height. However, the upper part of waterfall is situated little above the road and is approximately 72 feet in height.

11:30
Gaythri Peedem
Saptha Rishi Valagam - Gayathri Peedam - Show on Map
1 hour

Gaythri Peedem is believed to be the place from where King Ravana’s son Meghan propitiated Lord Siva with penance and pooja’s and in turn was granted super natural powers by Lord Siva. This the first and the foremost temple built for Gaythri Amman in Sri Lanka & Siva Lingam found in this temple was brought from the holy river Narmada.

14:00
Seetha Amman Temple
Aadishakti Seeta Amman Temple. (Sita Mata Temple) - Show on Map
1 hour 30 minutes

The stream that runs from the hill catered to needs of Sitadevi during her stay at Asoka Vatika. She is said to have bathed in this stream. Now there is temple for Lord Rama, Sitadevi, Lakshmana and Hanuman by the side of this stream. It is interesting to note that foot print akin to Lord Hanuman is found by the river and some are the small size and some are large size, which tell us of the immense power of Hanuman transforming his self into any size.

16:00
Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya - Show on Map
1 hour 30 minutes
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Nuwara Eliya meaning "city on the plain (table land)" or "city of light" is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climateNuwara Eliya, most famous hill resort in Sri Lanka, is located at the altitude of 2000 meters. Land of the renowned Ceylon tea, the waving mountains of Nuwara Eliya is carpeted by green tea plantations, punctuated with bubbling streams and waterfalls. This picturesque town is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the highest mountain in Sri Lanka. It was once favorite hill station of the British in Sri Lanka. Then visit Gregory’s lake and also able to see golf course and if you like you can enjoy horse riding as well.

 

19:30
Overnight Stay in NuwaraEliya Hotel
Nuwaraeliya - Show on Map
30 minutes

Nuwara Eliya electoral district is one of the 22 multi-member electoral districts of Sri Lanka created by the 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka. The district is conterminous with the administrative district of Nuwara Eliya in the Central province. The district currently elects 7 of the 225 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament and had 457,137 registered electors in 2010.

Day 5 (Katharagama-Rawana Falls-Rawana Cave-Divrumpola)
08:00
Breakfast
Nuwara Eliya - Show on Map
30 minutes

Nuwara Eliya (Sinhala: නුවර එළිය [nuwərə ɛlijə]; Tamil: நுவரெலியா) is a city in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. Its name means "city on the plain (table land)" or "city of light". The city is the administrative capital of Nuwara Eliya District, with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for tea production in Sri Lanka. The city is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya is known for its temperate, cool climate – the coolest area in Sri Lanka.

09:30
Divrumpola-Place of Oath
Divurumpola - Show on Map
1 hour

Divrumpola Means a ‘place of oath. This is the place where Sitadevi underwent "Agni" test, Rawana cave & Ravana water falls.

11:00
Kataragama Dhrine
Kataragama - Show on Map
1 hour 30 minutes

Later visit the Kataragama shrine, dedicated to God Skanda (Murugan) the God of Love and War. It is believed that this Devala was started in the 2nd Century B.C. by King Dutugemunu (167 - 137 B.C.). Today Kataragama is a place of worship for Buddhists, Hindus and some Muslims.This is a very popular place of pilgrimage for south Indian Hindus as it is said that God Kataragama came from India, married a Jungle Girl from Sri Lanka and lived here. When his Indian wife came in search of him he refused to go back. The legend has it that all of them lived here happily thereafter. There are separate shrines for the two wives, Tevani Amman Kovil for the Indian wife and Valli Amman Kovil for the Sri Lankan wife.

14:00
Ganesh Temple at Sella Kataragama
Sella Kataragama Lord Ganesh Temple செல்லக்கதிர்காமம் பிள்ளையார் கோவில் සෙල්ල කතරගම විනයාගර් කෝවිල - Show on Map
2 hours

Outside of Kataragama is the small town of Sella Kataragama and the drive is pleasant and enjoyable. It is said that this is the place where God Kataragama first met his first consort Valli Amma.

Kataragama temple  is a temple complex dedicated to Buddhist guardian deity Kataragama deviyo and Hindu War God Murugan. It is one of the few religious sites in Sri Lanka that is venerated by the Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and the Vedda people. For most of the past millennia, it was a jungle shrine very difficult to access; today it is accessible by an all-weather road. The shrines and the nearby Kiri Vehera are managed by Buddhists, the shrines dedicated to Teyvāṉai and Shiva are managed by Hindus and the mosque by Muslims. The shrine has for centuries attracted Tamil Hindus from Sri Lanka and South India who undertook an arduous pilgrimage on foot. Since the latter half of the 20th century, the site has risen dramatically among Sinhalese Buddhists who today constitute majority of the visitors.The cult of Kataragama deviyo has become the most popular amongst the Sinhalese people. A number of legends and myths are associated with the deity and the location, differing by religion, ethnic affiliation and time. These legends are changing with the deity's burgeoning popularity with Buddhists, as the Buddhist ritual specialists and clergy try to accommodate the deity within Buddhist ideals of nontheism. With the change in devotees, the mode of worship and festivals has changed from that of Hindu orientation to one that accommodates Buddhist rituals and theology. It is difficult to reconstruct the factual history of the place and the reason for its popularity amongst Sri Lankans and Indians based on legends and available archeological and literary evidence alone, although the place seems to have a venerable history. The lack of clear historic records and resultant legends and myths fuel the conflict between Buddhists and Hindus as to the ownership and the mode of worship at Kataragama.The priests of the temple are known as Kapuralas and are believed to be descended from Vedda people. Veddas, too, have a claim on the temple, a nearby mountain peak and locality through a number of legends. There is a mosque and a few tombs of Muslim pious men buried nearby. The temple complex is also connected to other similar temples in Eastern Province dedicated to Murugan which are along the path of pilgrimage from Jaffna in the north to Kataragama in the south of the island; Arunagirinathar traversed this pilgrimage route in the 15th century. The vicinity of the temple complex is used for secretive practices of sorcery and cursing peculiar to Sri Lanka. The entire temple complex was declared a holy place by the government of Sri Lanka in the 1950s; since then political leaders have contributed for its maintenance and upkeep.

19:00
Over Night Stay in Tissa Hotel
Tissamaharama - Show on Map
30 minutes

Tissamaharama (Sinhala: තිස්සමහාරාමය [ˈtissəmaˌhaːˈraːməyə], Tamil: திஸ்ஸமஹாராம) is a town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka.

Day 6 (Bentota)
08:00
Breakfast
Tissamaharama - Show on Map
30 minutes
09:30
Bentota-Beach town
Bentota - Show on Map
1 hour 30 minutes

Bentota located in the southern coastal belt of Sri Lanka. Bentota is known for its stretches of indigo sea and golden sands. The village of Bentota remains to be peaceful, making it the perfect, beach sanctuary to escape into. Staying true to its location the village is renowned for water sports that exploit the lagoon, river and sea.

Bentota is a coastal town in Sri Lanka, located in the Galle District of the Southern Province, governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 65 kilometres (40 mi) south of Colombo and 56 kilometres (35 mi) north of Galle. Bentota is situated on the southern bank of the Bentota River mouth, at an elevation of 3 metres (9.8 ft) above the sea level. The name of the town is derived from a mythical story which claims a demon named 'Bem' ruled the tota or river bank.

14:30
Boat Ride on Bentota Lagoon
Boat safari bentota - Show on Map
1 hour 30 minutes

Go for Boat Ride on Bentota Lagoon

19:00
Overnight Stay in Bentota Hotel
Ventura Beach - Show on Map
30 minutes
Day 7 (Drop at Colombo Airport)
08:00
Breakfast
Ventura Beach - Show on Map
30 minutes
10:00
Leave to colombo
Colombo - Show on Map
2 hours

Colombo is the trade capital of Sri Lanka, and is a city that has under gone rapid changes. While most of old buildings have been replaced by new apartments and office buildings, some parts of city yet retains in old charm. The 100 years old clock tower built by the British and some colonial buildings remain examples. The independence square, Nelum Pokuna, Pettah Bazaar and BMICH are some of the main highlights of the city. Colombo also provides ample entertainment in term of an active, as well as a shopping experience you’d never forget.

14:00
By JA- wave Source : Google Maps
Drop at Colombo airport
Bandaranaike International Airport - Show on Map
30 minutes

End of the trip. Adios. Take back lot of memories.

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