Welcome to the island honoured by the visit of Lord Rama
The great epic Ramayana, vividly telling fascinating and perfect examples of Dharma virtues, is one of the two celebrated epic narratives handed down to us from the ancient Indian civilization. The Ramayana stories - or some variants on it - have been popular and part of national identities not only in India, but even in countries throughout Southeast Asia till the present day even after they became Buddhist or Muslim. This is why the Ramayana must be appraised as one of the most influential scriptures of mankind, inspiring Hindu devotees and many more Asians.
Besides Ayodhya in India, the island of Lanka - by most scholars identified with the island state nowadays called Sri Lanka - is the setting of many of the most significant sections of the Ramayana tale.
In order to learn more about places of interest on the island of Lanka associated with Ramayana episodes or sites being part of our island's Tamil heritage, please study our Ramayana Info pages.
Ramayana spiritual journeys in Sri Lanka
During recent years more and more Hindus from India and Southeast Asia have been eager to visit Sri Lanka not only for its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, but in order to honour and absorb the spirituality of those famous Ramayana sections telling about Sita's unwavering fidelity in captivity and Hanuman's search and Rama's fight for her liberation. All of them are located on Lanka. Devotees love to worship the most beloved characters at the scenes of their action, where the events are believed to have taken place. Adoration of Ramayana stories motivates more and more Hindus from India and Southeast Asia to enjoy a combination of holiday and pilgrimage on our island in the heart of the Indian ocean, the destination perfectly suitable for this purpose.
We developed this SriLanka-RamayanaTours website in order to invite more guests interested in the seeing Ramayana locations, our ambition is to inform you comprehensively in order to convince you to choose us as a local partner for your Ramayana journeys.
Our main expertise are tailor-made tours, so we can support you to bring your own ideas to life. However, we offer some itinerary proposals as well, including the most requested destinations.
For those visitors interested first and foremost in a Ramayana pilgrimage including the highland village Sita Eliya (believed to be Sita's abode Ashoka Vatika), expanded by some elements of a holiday sightseeing tour, we offer the most popular Ramayana Trail tour itineraries with 4 or 5 or 6 overnight stays in Sri Lanka. Visit our detailed itinerary descriptions for our Rama Tour, Sita Tour or Hanuman Tour respectively.
Traditional places of Hindu worship in Sri Lanka
For those devout Hindus who intend to visit the major traditional Hindu places of pilgrimage, mainly located in the Tamil areas along the northern and eastern coasts of our island, plus some Ramayana and some leisure places, we recommend our Ishvara Tour focussed on the Jaffna peninsula.
In order to visit both traditional Hindu and newly promoted Ramayana sites, between Jaffna in the north and Kataragama in south, we offer an additional Grand Ramayana Tour itinerary for those who can spend almost 2 weeks on our island.
Our Ramayana holiday tour is a one week itinerary combining sightseeing, leisure and fun activities with visits of some Ramayana related places.
Though focussed on organizing tours for Indian visitors and running a particular Ramayana website the Sri Lanka based tour operator Mihintale-SriLankaTours, of course, offers all kinds of common sightseeing packages for travellers from all over the world. So for a perfect choice between as many holiday pleasures and study trips as possible please also have a look at our classical round tour packages on the Lanka Excursions Holidays website.
Lanka Excursions Holidays is operated by Nuwan Chintaka Gajanayaka and run by family members and friends. We provide expertise concerning all travel related matters in Sri Lanka. For more detailed information please visit the more detailed about us page.