Ramayana is a great Hindu epic that takes place in what is now known as Sri Lanka. Ramayana consists of 24,000 verses in seven books. The story is about Rama and his wife Sita the ideal couple who live a happy life in the forest until Sita is abducted by the demon king Ravana. Sita is held captive on Ravana's island and Ravana is eager to marry Sita. Rama is determined to find Sita so he seeks the help of mighty general monkey Hanuman and his monkey team. Traveling across the sea Rama and Hanuman reach Ravana's island where there is a fierce battle; Rama and Hanuman successfully kill the demon Ravana and Sita is freed and reunited with Rama.
A tropical Buddhist island, Sri Lanka is the land of bendy palm tress, ceylon tea, cinnamon, elephants, fresh coconuts, jungles, sun kissed beaches and over fifty sites related to Ramayana. Located on the southern tip of India in Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka is fast becoming a tourist destination.
What is there to do and see in SRI LANKA? My next post on SRI LANKA will be coming up soon!