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From Negombo: King Ravana & Temples 5-Day Private Tour

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

From Negombo: King Ravana & Temples 5-Day Private Tour

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

From US$ 500 per person

Discover the life of King Ravana on a 5-day private tour from Negombo or Colombo covering the sites of his last battle, the monuments created after the war, and significant temples in the area.

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Duration 5 days
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Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Visit Ritigala Forest Monastery
  • Visit Koneswaram Temple inTrincomalee
  • Visit Manavari Kovil in Bangadeniya
  • Visit Munneshwaram Hindu temple in Chilaw
Full description
Day 01 You will be picked up from your hotel or the airport in the selected cities and greeted by your personal guide and take you to Sigiriya. Accommodation is in a three star hotel in Sigiriya on bed & breakfast basis. Day 02 After breakfast, you will be driven to visit Dunivila, the place from where Lord Rama fired the deadly Brahmasthram weapon at King Ravana. Thereafter, you will visit Laggala, watchtower for King Ravana's army. Geographically, this is the highest part of the northern region of Ravana’s city. On completion of these visits, you will be taken to visit Ritigala. This mountain of mystery is said to have most rare medicinal herbs and plants from the Himalayas on its summit. Accommodation is in a three star hotel in Sigiriya on bed & breakfast basis. Day 03 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. On completion of this visit, you will be driven to Trincomalee. There visit Koneswaram Temple, 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. Thereon, visit Shankari Temple, one of the 18 Devi Temples (Ashta Dasha Shakti Peethas). The original Shankari Devi temple said to be built by Ravana, but its whole cliff was destroyed by Portuguese cannon balls. Accommodation is in a three star hotel in Trincomalee on bed & breakfast basis. Day 04 After breakfast, you will be taken to visit Manavari Temple, 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. 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. Accommodation is in a three star hotel in Waikkal on bed & breakfast basis. Day 05 There is no itinerary planned today. You will be driven to Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo or the selected cities.
Includes
  • 4 nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast at 3 star hotels
  • Entrance Fees to mentioned places in the program
  • Pickup and drop-off at the airport or local hotels
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide for the entire tour
  • Mineral water during sightseeing tours and overland trips
  • All current taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

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