SriLanka-RamayanaTours ... by Lanka Excursions Holidays
SriLanka-RamayanaTours is a special website for promoting Hindu journeys, it is run by Lanka Excursions Holidays, managed by Nuwan Chinthaka Gajanayaka.
SriLanka-RamayanaTours is designed to address customers from India and Southeast Asia. For your tours you can choose English, Hindi or Tamil speaking guides. We offer tailor-made solutions according to your ideas and preferences in the first place. Please contact us and ask us to work out your personal holiday package according to your own specifications.
My name is Nuwan Chinthaka Gajanayaka. I run my own guest house in Mihintale near Anuradhapura and I am the owner of modern A/C vehicles for comfortable transport services. Let me introduce myself in some more detail on my main website http://www.lanka-excursions-holidays.com/about.htmlwww.lanka-excursions-holidays.com/about.html
Our core business are tailor-made tours. But this website proposes well-arranged itineraries, specially designed for Indians and other Hindu guests who want to visit
Hindu pilgrimage places and other Ramayana sites in Sri Lanka. For checking our proposed itineraries, please simply click on one of the pictures in the right column of this page.
Concerning tailor-made tours according to your own ideas and specifications:
You can work out the whole itinerary with us in advance and include or exclude entrance fees or bookings of specific accommodations. Or you travel more spontaneously, deciding at each and every place how long to stay there and what’s your next destination. We can give you advice before and during the tour, we will recommend what’s worth visiting or doing though it’s perhaps not mentioned in pocket guides. But you will always have a choice and decide and shall never feel pushed.
Apart from contacts with locals and seeing or joining their activities, our special expertise are the unknown places of interest deserving the label “off-the beaten track”, those charming little destinations remaining undisturbed by tourist hurly-burly, making a Sri Lanka experience much more pleasant amd unforgettable.
Besides chauffeured car rental, we offer motorbike tours and reserve train travels, we can even book helicopter charters.
According to wishes of most Indian customers we first and foremost offer visits of famous Ramayana sites, e.g Sita Eliya (Ashoka Vatika) in the central highlands, or famous ancient Hindu places of worship, e.g. Trincomalee in the northeast of the island, as a holiday tour and as a pilgrimage at the same time. This means there should be aspects of leisure and sightseeing included. And there should be enough time for devotion or prayers or meditation, especially at the Aschoka Vatika area (Sita Amman temple in Sita Eliya close to Nuwara Eliya).
Apart from tailor-made tours according to your own instructions, we offer carefully worked out tour packages focussed on Ramayana sites in the highlands or traditional Hindu pilgrimage sites in Tamil areas in the north and east or combining both of it.
There are dozens of places on the so-called Ramayana Trail. Our Ramayana Tours try to include as many as managable within the certain number of days scheduled for the journey. But there are two remarks to be mentioned in order to avoid wrong expactations:
1. There are no ancient ruins of castles or palaces from thousands of years ago on the island of Lanka. The Ramayana sites are hills, rocks, caves, waterfalls, streams, ponds, openings in the wood, bare lands, and a few temples, but most of them from recent times. Only a few places have a centuries-old tradition of Rama worship, for example Munneshvaram close to Chilaw.
2. Most of the Ramayana Trail sites were newly discovered or established during recent decades. And national historians criticize methologies of those identifications, most of them backed only by vague etymological similarities. By comparison, the ancient and medieval Buddhist history of Sri Lanka is much better handed down, by historic records, inscriptions, buildings and artefacts.Nevertheless the Ramayana tradition now is gaining ground on the island that is believed to be the Lanka of the Holy Ramayana Scripture. This new Hindu tradition is an evolving and, thanks to the local Tamil communities and Indian guests, vibrant part of nowaday's religious life in Sri Lanka, connecting it not only to India but to Southeast Asian countries as well, because of the lasting cultural influence of the Ramayana on many nations. So Sri Lanka itself finally is becoming one more of them, after centuries of less concern or even Buddhist animosities against the Ramayana tradition.
Besides being the scene of famous Ramayana episodes, Sri Lanka, though proudly a Theravada Buddhist country in the first place, has its own ancient Hindu tradition, mainly in the northern and eastern parts of the country, our Tamil areas. This is why we additionally promote the more traditional places of worship for Hindus on our island, especially on the Jaffna peninsula and in and around Trincomalee.
SriLanka-RamayanaTours promotes Ramayana Trail tours and visits of traditional Tamil Hindu places of worship in Sri Lanka. For this purpose SriLanka-RamayanaTours offers a itineraries highlighting or combining aspects of pilgrimage, sightseeing and study trip and leisure.
In case your request does not mention other specifications our quotation will list servicesand offer ratesincluding:
- Double Rooms in2- or 3-star accommodation,
- halfboard with pure veg. food,
- all transfers acc. itinerary, entrance fees acc. itinerary,
- Hindi speaking chauffeur guide
flight ticket, personal insurances, lunch, drinks, tipps, personal costs
Besides tour descriptions you will find comprehensive information about Ramayana and other Sri Lankan sites of interests for Hindus on this website under the menu called “Ramayana Info”. Informing you more detailed than usual may contribute to convince you that our expertise will help you to experience an unforgettable journey on the island honoures by the visit of Lord Rama.
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