Sita Temple, Nuwara Eliya

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. Put Sita Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Nuwara Eliya online trip planner .
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  • Sita Eliya is believed to location where Sita was kept in "Ashoka Van" one giant foot print is claimed to be of Hanuman. not so well maintained temple, but must to visit, Good location on highway to s...  more »
  • A must visit pilgrimage stop for a Hindu devout. Well maintained religious place of worship. Regular Aartis take place.  more »
  • We stopped off to have a quick look at this Temple from the road. It is very attractive and it was a shame that we did not have time to look around inside as it is spiritually important.  more »

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