Ramayana Tour - 08 Nights / 09 Days

DAY WISE ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airpot, Colombo
10:15 PM   Flight arrives in Bandaranaike International Airport.
10:15 PM   Welcome by English Speaking Guide, transfer of all luggage to the coach.
11:00 PM   Dinner at Indian Restarunt
11:30 PM   Over night stay at First Class Hotel at Colombo
Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 02: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
07:30 AM   Breakfast at the hotel.
08:00 AM   Proceed Towars Kandy.
10:15 PM   En-route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
11:00 AM   Visit Pinnawala Elephant orphanage which shelters more than
10:15 PM   70 orphaned elephants.
01:30 PM   Lunch at Indian Restarunt.
03:00 PM   Visit Herbal Garden.
06:30 PM   Witness the cultural Show  Dance performance.
08:30 PM   Dinner at Indian Restarunt.
09:30 PM   Return to the Hotel for overnight stay at Kandy.
Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 03: Kandy
08:30 AM   Breakfast at the hotel.
10:00 AM   Visit Dalada Maligawa, the Sacred Tooth Relic (Dalada) of Lord Buddha             
01:00 PM   Lunch at Indian restarunt.
02:30 PM   Visit Murugan Temple in Kandy.
08:30 PM   Dinner at Indian Restarunt.
09:30 PM   Overnight Stay at First Class Hotel, Kandy
Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 04: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
08:00 AM   Breakfast at the hotel.
09:30 AM   Proceed Towards Nuwara Eliya.
10:30 PM   En-route visit Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple.
12:30 PM   Visit tea estate and also visit a tea factory.
01:30 PM   Lunch at Indian Restarunt.
02:30 PM   Nuwara Eliya Town Tour Visit Anglican Church, Park and Golf Course.
08:30 PM   Dinner at Indian Restarunt.
09:30 PM   Overnight Stay at Nuwara  Eliya.
Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 05:  Nuwara Eliya - Bandarawela
08:00 AM   Breakfast at the hotel.   
09:00 AM   Visit Seetha Amman temple at Ashoka Avantika.
10:15 PM   (Legend – Sita Amman The stream that runs from the hill, catered to
10:15 PM   the needs of Sitadevi during her stay at Ashok Vatika.
10:15 PM   She is said to have bathed in this stream.)
11:30 AM   A walk along the & Huggala Botanical garden.
01:30 PM   Lunch at Indian Restarunt
02:30 PM   Divurumpola – “Place of Oath” (in Singhala).
10:15 PM   (This is the place where Seetha Devi underwent Agni Pariksha.)
04:30 PM   Vist ELLA CAVES (Ravan Caves).
10:15 PM   (King Ravana had kidnapped princess Seetha, and had hidden her in
10:15 PM   the caves behind this waterfall, now simply known as
10:15 PM   the Ravana Ella Cave.)
08:30 PM   Dinner at Indian Restarunt.
09:30 PM   Overnight Stay at Bandarawela.
Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 06:    Bandarawela - Colombo
07:30 AM   Breakfast & Check out Hotel
08:00 AM   Proceed towards Colombo.  
09:30 AM   En-route visit to Panchamukha Anjaneyar Temple.
10:15 PM   (only Temple in the World to have a Chariot for Anjaneyar)
01:30 PM   Lunch at Indian Restarunt.
02:30 PM   Kelaniya Temple.
10:15 PM   (After King Ravana's death, Vibeeshana was coroneted as King of
10:15 PM   Lanka by Lakshmana at Kelaniya. The Kelani River is mentioned in
10:15 PM   the Valmiki Ramayana and Vibeeshana palace was said to be on
10:15 PM   the banks of this river. King Vibeeshana was considered a fair king,
10:15 PM   as he supported Rama against his own brother's injustice. Many devotees
10:15 PM   that visit king Vibeeshana's shrine pray to him asking his intervention
10:15 PM   to a fair recourse to their problems)
08:30 PM   Dinner at Indian Restarunt.
09:30 PM   Overnight Stay at Colombo.
Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner Onboard

Day 07:    Colombo City Tour
08:30 AM   Breakfast
09:30 AM   Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH)
12:30 AM   En-route visit to Panchamukha Anjaneyar Temple.
10:15 PM   (only Temple in the World to have a Chariot for Anjaneyar)
01:30 PM   Lunch at Indian Restarunt.
02:30 PM   Shopping & City Tour, Colombo.
08:30 PM   Dinner at Indian Restarunt.
09:30 PM   Overnight Stay at Colombo.
Meal Plan: Breakfast | Dinner Onboard

Day 08:    Colombo – Chilaw Negombo
07:30 AM   Breakfast
08:00 AM   Proceed towards Negombo.  
10:30 AM   Visit Muneshwaram & Manawari.
01:30 PM   Lunch at Indian Restarunt.
03:30 PM   Proceed Towards Negombo.
08:30 PM   Dinner at Indian Restarunt.
09:30 PM   Overnight Stay at Negombo.
Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner Onboard

Day 09:    Colombo – Chilaw Negombo
08:30 AM   Breakfast  & proceed to airport according to you flight schedule


VISA REQUIREMENTS:
 
*Visa application form;
*Valid passport with at least one unused visa page (passport should be valid for six months      from the 
date of arrival in Sri Lanka)
*Three photographs of the applicant (bust size approximately
   3.5 x 4.5 cm and white background);

*Evidence of the financial standing of applicant.
*A written assurance to return to the country of domicile.
*Finger prints of applicant if necessary.
*Any other documents the prescribed authority deems necessary.
Time Taken:
Minimum  4-5  working days

 
Important Notes
· All the above rates are subject to availability at the time of confirmation depends on the    
  availability of the flight, hotels and other services.
· No booking has made as of now.
· Cancellation policy applicable as per the company policy.
SRI LANKA AT GLANCE:
 
COUNTRY:
The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia.
 
CAPITAL CITYSri Jayewardenepura Kotte (administrative), Colombo (commercial)
 
CENTRAL REGIONKandy and Bentotta
 
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:
Sri Lanka lies on the Indian tectonic plate, a minor plate within the Indo-Australian Plate. It is in the Indian Ocean southwest of the Bay of Bengal, between latitudes 5°and 10°N, and longitudes 79° and 82°E Sri Lanka is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait.
 
AREA65610 sq Km
 
POPULATION21 million
 
PEOPLE:
Population density is highest in western Sri Lanka, especially in and around the capital. Sinhalese constitute the largest ethnic group in the country, with 74.88% of the total population.  Sri Lankan Tamils are the second major ethnic group in the island, with a percentage of 11.2. Sri Lankan
 
RELIGION:
Sri Lanka is also a multi-religious country. 70% are Buddhists. Hinduism is the second most prevalent religion followed by Islam in Sri Lanka .
 
CLIMATE:
The climate is tropical and warm, due to the moderating effects of ocean Average yearly temperature ranges from 28 °C to nearly 31 °C. Day and night temperatures may vary by 14 °C to 18 °C.
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg High(oC

)

33 34 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 32 32 32
Avg Low(oC

)
23 24 24 24 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 24
 
 
ECONOMIC PROFILE:
Main economic sectors of the country are tourism, tea export, clothing, rice production and other agricultural products. In addition to these economic sectors, overseas employment contributes highly in foreign exchange, most of them from the Middle East.
 
VISAS
Please consult your local embassy/consulate on visa requirements.
 
CURRENCY
The unit of currency is the Sri Lankan Rupee, which is indicated as LKR. The currency exchange is subject to fluctuations and thus just an indication. Most credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express) and travellers cheques in major currencies are accepted. 
1 Sri Lankan Rupee (1 LKR) = 0.5 Indian Rupee (0.5 INR)
 
LANGUAGE
Sinhalese and Tamil are the two official languages of Sri Lanka. The Constitution defines English as the link language. English is widely used for education, scientific and commercial purposes.
Saying it in Sinhalese
From English > To Sinhalese From English > To Sinhalese From English > To Sinhalese
Welcome Sadarayen Piligannawa Rice Bhaat Road Jalam
Good Morning Subha Udhasanak Vegetables Thaahm Pah Laah Bus Basa
Good Night Subha Rahthriyak Fish Maa Llu Vaa Taxi Teksi
Thank You Istuti Beach Verala Train Dumriyen
You Are Welcome Ennak Istuti Sea Sagaraya Flight Kapal Terbang
Goodbye Gihilla Ennam Mountain Kanda Help Mata Udaw Ona!
How Are You? Kohomadha? Hill Kanda Caution Djamadu
I’m Fine Hondhin Cave Saliva Entrance Ulakum
I’m Sorry Mata Kanagaatuyi Lake Vaeva Exit Ilazum
 
SAFETY & SECURITY:
  Viavue advices the travelers to follow internationally accepted guidelines:
·          Leave valuables in a hotel room safe or safety deposit facility.
·          Only carry as much cash as is necessary.
·          Don't enter deserted or unsafe-looking areas.
·          Ensure that you have appropriate insurance cover.
·          Never walk around any city at night, even if you are part/ away of a group.
·          Be aware of ATM theft—never be distracted by a stranger asking for assistance at an ATM!
 
 

FLIGHT           >  
Round Trip Flight  Ex-  Bangalore
 


MOTOR COUCH   >  
All transfer in Confortable Moter Coach during Trip
                                    as mentioned in the itinerary
 

STAY          >  I
n STAR Hotel  or First Class Hotel   
 


MEAL PLAN         >  
Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner daily  As per Itinerary
 


SIGHTSEEING      >TOURS LED BY LICENCSED LOCAL GUIDES
 


ENTRANCE         > 
Pinnawala Elephant orphanage, Dalada Maligawa,
                                 Murugan Temple, Tea Estate, Hanuman Temple,
                                            Seetha Amman Temple, Divurumpola, Ravan Caves,
                                            Panchamukha Anjaneyar Temple, Kelaniyan Temple,
                                            BIMCH, Muneshwaram, Manawari.

 

VISA
              > Srilanka Tourist Visa Fees
 


GST              > 
All applicable taxes

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Applicable for ROOM / FLIGHT /CAB - Booking Only

Number of days before Booking, upon receipt of your written cancellation Amount of cancellation charges is shown as a % of a total cost price, which you must pay
More than 10 days Advance only
09 to 05 days 50% of total cost Price
04 to 02 days 70% of total cost Price
01 to 00 days – 100% No show & 100% Cancellaction

Applicable for TOUR Or HOLIDAY – Booking Only

Number of days before departure, upon receipt of your written cancellation Amount of cancellation charges is shown as a % of a total holiday price, which you must pay
More than 45 days Advance only
44 to 30 days 40% of total holiday cost
29 to 15 days 60% of total holiday cost
15 days or less 100% of total holiday cost

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6. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING
If, after your confirmation, an invoice has been issued and you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date, names of passengers or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes, but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the person who made the booking. You may also be asked to pay an administration charge on a per person/ per change basis and any further costs we incur in making this alteration. You should be aware that these costs could increase closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible if any change is required.

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In the event that you or a member of your group is unable to travel on the tour originally booked by you, due to rejection of visas by the concerned embassy, you shall have the option to postpone your tour to any other future date or transfer your tour to any other tour package offered by us. In such case, the transfer fee for the transfer of the tour shall apply. However, if you book and pay within the cancellation period and are unable to travel due to any reason whatsoever including non-availability of visas or any travel documents, the cancellation policy will apply.

8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
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9. LAW & JURISDICTION
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