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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  • The locality is named Sita Eliya - as the area is supposed to be where Sita was hidden by King Ravana. The temple has some interesting gilded statues of Hanuman the Monkey God, and there are monkeys a...  more »
  • It was an inspirational visit to this temple. Amazing to see that that this temple is kept so beautifully clean and the priests were welcoming. Lovely place to see.  more »
  • Just a small temple. Well kept. And well... It is a matter of faith. I was expecting a wonderful big garden but this was quite small. Still it is emotional to visit ... Our old history and faith.  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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