Sita Temple, Nuwara Eliya

3.5
#5 of 21 in Historic Sites in Central Province
Colorful and extravagant in its design, Sita Temple allegedly marks the spot where Sita of the "Ramayana" fame was held captive by the demon king Rawana. The temple sits at the foot of a hill, approximately 1 km (0.62 mi) from Hakgala Botanical Garden. The statues and facades feature intricate gold decoration of Hindu iconography. Next to the temple, a stream flows over rocks marked by circular depressions supposedly made by Rawana's elephant. Arrange to visit Sita Temple and other attractions in Nuwara Eliya using our Nuwara Eliya travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Having read Ramayana- was a wish to visit this temple, since childhood. Was so happy to see that this centuries old temple is preserved so well. Soothing, background music provided added tranquility t...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    We were greeted by road side monkeys that I later found were casually roaming around inside also. A few steps down, there are multiple statues of different gods. One Brahman fellow was telling the tou...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    I have visited many temples around the world and Sita did not fail to impress me with the outstanding detail within the temple!  more »

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British colonial buildings house many of the best hotels and guesthouse in Nuwara Eliya. Nostalgia-inducing villas dot the areas just outside of the town center, located near historic tea plantations and enjoying extensive views of the landscape. You can find budget hostels, hotels, and guesthouses close to the main bus station.
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