5 Days Tour of the Last Battle of Ravana
In Colombo, 5 days
1 - 10
5 - 90
Beyond Escapes (Pvt) Ltd
King Ravana was an expert among warriors; a specialist among medical men; a Rishi among astrologers; a superior statesman among rulers; a maestro among musicians. The Lord Rama had to make a very strong effort to beat him. This tour covers the sites where the last battle was taken place and the monuments created after the war.
HighlightsDunivila, Laggala, Ritigala, Sigiriya rock fortress, Koneswaram Temple
You will be picked up from your hotel in Colombo, Negombo, Mount Lavinia or from BIA Airport and driven to Sigiriya.
Overnight stay at 3* hotel in Sigiriya. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast basis.
After breakfast, you will visit Sigiriya rock fortress. Historians believe Sigiriya to have a connection with Ramayana. It is believed that the plateau top was the site of Ravana’s majestic palace, made of solid Gold and crafted by kubera, the Gold of wealth, around 50 centuries ago. If you can closely look, you will see number of caves at the bottom of this rock plateau. Historians believe that Sita had been prisoned in one of these caves.
On completion of this visit, you will be driven to Trincomalee. On arrival, you will visit Koneswaram Temple which is located on a rock promontory of Trincomalee. This is one of the Pancha Ishwarams dedicated to Shiva. It was built by Rishi Agastya on the instructions of Lord Shiva who was impressed 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 his devotion. Lord Rama is believed to have offered his prayers here to get rid of the malediction of killing Ravana.
After this visit, you will be able to visit Shankari Temple is one of the 18 Devi Temples (Ashta Dasha Shakti Peethas). This Shankari Devi temple was reconstructed in a new place. The original Shankari Devi temple said to be built by Ravana, but its whole cliff was destroyed by Portuguese cannon balls. Only a pillar for commemoration is placed on that location now. It is believed that the original idol of the Goddess has been preserved and replaced nearby new Shankari Devi temple.
Overnight stay at 3* hotel in Trincomalee. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast basis.
After breakfast, you will be taken to visit Manavari Temple. Manavari, about 6 km north of Chilaw, is the first place where Lord Rama installed a Lingam, as a remedy to Lord Shiva after committing Brahmincide by killing the King Ravana who was a Brahmin. This Shiva Lingam in Manavari is called Ramalingam because it was made by Lord Rama. There are only two Lingams in the world named after Lord Rama, the other is in Rameswaram in India.
Thereafter, you will visit Munishwaram Temple. An important regional Hindu temple complex in Sri Lanka, which has been in existence at least since 1000 CE, although myths surrounding the temple associate it with the popular Indian epic Ramayana. The temple is one of the ancient Pancha Ishwarams dedicated to Shiva in the region. Munishwaram means the first temple for Shiva (Munnu + Easwaran). It is believed that the Shiva Lingam was already here when Lord Rama visited this place.
Overnight stay at 3* hotel in Waikkal. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast basis.
After breakfast, you will be driven to Airport for the departure or dropped off in Colombo.
4 nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast at 3 star hotels
Service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide for the entire tour
bed and breakfast at 3 star hotels
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Pickup and drop-off at the airport or local hotels
Entrance fees to Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Ritigala.
Mineral water during sightseeing tours and overland trips
All current taxes
International flights are not included
Insurance is not included
Any others expenses not mentioned in Inclusions section
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