SRI LANKA RAMAYANA TOUR - 7 DAY
The Ramayana is an ancient Indian epic, composed some time in the 5th century BCE, about the exile and then return of Rama, prince of Ayodhya. It was composed in Sanskrit by the sage Valmiki, who taught it to Rama's sons, the twins Lava and Kush. At about 24000 verses, it is a rather long poem and, by tradition, is known as the Adi Kavya (Adi = original, first; kavya = poem). While the basic story is about palace politics and battles with demon tribes, the narrative is interspersed with philosophy, ethics, and notes on duty. While in that other Indian epic, the Mahabharata, the characters are presented with all their human follies and failings, the Ramayana leans more towards an ideal state of things: Rama is the ideal son and king, Sita the ideal wife, Hanuman the ideal devotee, Lakshman and Bharat the ideal brothers, and even Ravana, the demon villain, is not entirely despicable.
This trip commemorates the epic as one travels from one place to another, eager to experience the path taken by Rama.
- The myth of the Ramayana is unveiled by the guide as you travel from one temple to the next amidst scenic countryside of Sri Lanka.
- Be mesmerized by the fire walker performance as well as the cultural programs!
- Remain calm at the Buddhist monasteries
- Shop for the lucky blue sapphire at the Colombo markets. It’s a rare gem not to be missed out on!
Day by Day plan
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Day 1: Arrive in Chilaw
Day 2: Chillaw-Trincomalee
Day 3: Trincomalee-Sigiriya-Kandy
Day 4: Kandy-Nuwara Eliya
Day 5: Nuwara Eliya-Ella- Nuwara Eliya
Day 6: Nuwara Eliya-Colombo
Day 7: Colombo Airport