Shree Ramayan Trail

The Sri Ramayan Trails is a visionary initiative that aims to illuminate the profound connections between the legendary epic of the Ramayana and the enchanting island of Sri Lanka.

This ambitious project highlight nine significant sites that are not just geographical landmarks but are steeped in the spiritual and cultural ethos of the epic tale.

The trail attracts millions of Hindu pilgrims and global travellers playing an important part of Sri Lanka’s tourism sector and reinforcing its spiritual and cultural heritage.

The Ramayana, a timeless saga that transcends borders and generations, narrates the life of Lord Rama,


Sri Ramayan Trails

A Spiritual Odyssey Across Ancient Sri Lanka


The Sri Ramayan Trails weaves together the threads of mythology, spirituality, and cultural heritage, inviting pilgrims and travelers on an extraordinary journey across the enchanting island of Sri Lanka. Rooted in the timeless epic of the Ramayana, this initiative transcends mere tourism—it is a pilgrimage of the soul, a quest to connect with ancient narratives, and a celebration of Sri Lanka’s rich heritage.

Unveiling the Sacred Sites

The Sri Ramayan Trails beckons seekers to explore nine significant sites, each resonating with echoes from the epic. These hallowed grounds are not mere geographical coordinates; they are portals to a mythical past, where gods and mortals intersected, shaping destinies and leaving indelible marks on the landscape.

  1. Adam’s Bridge (Rama’s Bridge):

    • Located in the Mannar Basin, this natural causeway is believed to be the remnants of the bridge built by Lord Rama’s army to reach Lanka. It stands as a testament to unwavering devotion and divine intervention.
  2. Munneswaram Kovil:

    • Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple in Chilaw is where Lord Rama sought blessings before embarking on his mission to rescue Sita. Pilgrims come seeking solace and divine guidance.
  3. Koneswaram Kovil (Thirukoneswaram):

    • Perched on Swami Rock in Trincomalee, this temple honors Lord Shiva. Legend has it that Lord Rama prayed here to absolve himself of the sin of killing Ravana, seeking forgiveness and redemption.
  4. Seetha Amman Kovil:

    • Nestled in Nuwara Eliya, this temple is dedicated to Sita, the virtuous wife of Lord Rama. It is believed that she was held captive here by Ravana. The serene surroundings evoke her resilience and purity.
  5. Divurumpola Temple:

    • In the village of Divurumpola, pilgrims visit the spot where Sita underwent the Agni Pariksha (trial by fire) to prove her fidelity. The temple stands as a symbol of courage and unwavering love.
  6. Ravana Ella Falls:

    • These majestic waterfalls near Ella are associated with King Ravana. The cascading waters evoke both his power and his eventual defeat at the hands of Lord Rama.
  7. Ravana Caves (Ravana Guhawa):

    • Hidden within the hills of Ella, these caves are believed to be Ravana’s abode. Exploring them feels like stepping into the heart of the epic, where myth and reality blur.
  8. Hakgala Botanical Gardens:

    • These lush gardens near Nuwara Eliya are where Hanuman found the Sanjeevani herb to heal Lord Lakshmana. The gardens bloom with life, echoing the miraculous healing power of devotion.
  9. Ashok Vatika (Sita Kotuwa):

    • In the town of Sita Eliya, this garden is where Sita was held captive by Ravana. The ancient trees and serene atmosphere evoke her longing and resilience during her captivity.

Beyond the Physical: Immersive Experiences

The Sri Ramayan Trails goes beyond physical visits. It harnesses cutting-edge technologies to breathe life into ancient events:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI): Interactive storytelling apps guide visitors through the epic, narrating tales of valor, love, and sacrifice.
  • Augmented Reality (AR): Temples come alive with holographic depictions of gods, allowing pilgrims to witness divine moments.
  • Virtual Reality (VR): Step into Ravana’s court, witness the Agni Pariksha, or join Hanuman on his quest—all in immersive VR experiences.

Conclusion: A Journey of Reverence

From Adam’s Bridge to Seetha Eliya, the Sri Ramayan Trails is a pilgrimage that transcends time. It strengthens Sri Lanka’s spiritual fabric while inviting the world to witness the magic of myth and the resilience of faith. As pilgrims walk these trails, they carry with them the echoes of ancient hymns, the fragrance of sacred flowers, and the promise of transformation.