The Sri Lankan government has started working on creating the Ramayana trail and a separate Sita trail for Indian tourists. The government is also discussing the possibility of allowing the use of the Indian Rupee for transactions in these areas. The country shares a deep-rooted history with India. Per India’s mythology, Sri Lanka is the kingdom of the Demon King Ravana.
Sri Lanka is home to several places that the Indians and Hindus associate with the Epic Ramayana. As the story of the Ramayana goes, the Demon King of Shri Lanka abducted Lady Sita, the wife of the King of Ayodhya, Shri Rama. One of the places associated with Ramayana, Sigiriya, is a Stone Fortress, considered the fort of the king of Sri Lanka.
Additionally, Singriya Rock is a famous landmark in Singriya. The place is near the cave where Ravana kept Sita captive for almost one year. Other landmarks of Sri Lanka include the Ashok Vatika, a favourite among the devotees of Ram and Sita. This is the place where Sita stayed during the period of her captivity. She also met lord Hanuman at Ashoka. Vatika.
Meanwhile, The Ashok Vatika is a popular tourist destination in Nuwara Eliya. Other popular destinations associated with the Ramayana Epic are the Ravana Ella Falls, Divurumpola Temple and more. The Divurumpola Temple, in Bandarawela, is considered to be the place where Lady Sita underwent Trial by Fire to prove her purity after her husband and his army rescued her from the captivity of Ravana.
The gesture of the government of Sri Lanka to allow Indian religious tourist to visit the country will be recieved with enthusiasm. These initiatives will further deepen the bonds between the two nations—the Indian Mythological Epic shares deep cultural and mythological roots with Sri Lanka. The Ramayana has a deep impact on the culture of Shri Lanka. The locals also enjoy sharing their knowledge of the local lore with the local tourists.