Nuwara Eliya – Ashok Vatika of Ramayana, Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya is a mountain station, is the highest town in Sri Lanka. It is also known as the “City of Lights” or “Little England”. It is one of the most beautiful city in Sri Lanka.

The picturesque drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya is very beautiful.

On our way to Nuwara Eliya

The city is surrounded by lush tea plantations.

Tea Plantation

Tea Pluckers

Tea Estate

Victoria Park at Nuwara Eliya

Sita Temple at Nuwara Eliya – image source wikipedia as it was under renovation when I had visited

As per Ramayana, Ashok Vatika is a garden where Rāvana held Sita captive. This is in the area of Sita Eliya, close to the city of Nuwara Eliya. The Hakgala Gardens located at the base of the Hakgala Rock forms part of the famed Ashok Vatika.

There is a Sita Temple known as Sita Amman Temple. It is built where Sita is set to have bathed in a stream.

Inside Sita Temple

Inside Sita Temple

Sita Temple under renovation

Beside these other sites to visit in Nuwara Eliya are Hakgala Botanical Garden, Victoria Park, Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak ), Galway’s Land Bird Sanctuary, Gregory Lake, Race Course, Tea Factories,

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One thought on “Nuwara Eliya – Ashok Vatika of Ramayana, Sri Lanka

  1. Looks like a lovely place. Sad I missed it 😦

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