Airport - Proceed to Anuradhapura in the Morning - Visit Munishwaram Temple - Visit Manavari Temple - Night Stay at Anuradhapura.
It is believed that Munishwaram predates the Ramayana and a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva was located here. Munishwaram means the first temple for Shiva (Munnu + Easwaran). A Shiva Lingam was already here when Lord Rama visited this place. Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Ayodhya with Sita in one of King Ravana’s Vimanas. He felt he was being followed by a Bramhaasthi Dosham (a malevolent black shadow) as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin.
When the Vimana was passing over Munishwaram, he felt the Vimana vibrating, and realized the Brahmaasti Dosham was not following him at this particular point. He stopped the Vimana at this juncture and asked god Lord Shiva for advice. Lord Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised installing and praying at four lingams located at Manavari, Thiru Koneshwaram, Thiru Ketheshwaram and Rameshwaram in India as the only remedy to get rid of the dosham. The first lingam was installed at Manavari about 5km from here, near the banks of the Deduru Oya. At the Manavari Temple Chilaw Manavari is the first lingam installed and prayed by Rama and till date this lingam is called as Ramalinga Shivan. Rameshwaram is the only other lingam in world named after Lord Rama.
Visit the Ancient City in Anuradhapura in the Morning - Visit Mihintale Rock & Temple - Anuradhapura Sightseeing & City Tour - Night Stay at Anuradhapura.
Proceed to Jaffna in the Morning - Visit Nallur Kandaswami Kovil - Visit Jaffna Fort - Visit Jaffna Library - Night Stay at Jaffna.
Visit Nagadeepa in the Morning - Visit Nilaavara Well - Visit Jaffna Museum - Jaffna City Tour & Sightseeing - Night Stay at Jaffna.
Proceed to Trincomalee in the Morning - Visit the Seven Hot Water Wells - Go to Nilaveli Beach in Trincomalee - Visit the Marble Beach and Pigeon Island - Night Stay at Trincomalee.
Kanniya Hot Water Wells:
Kanniya Hot water spring has the history from the King Rawana era. It says that King Ravana stuck the earth with his sward in several spots and several fountains were started on those places. The water was hot and that’s the beginning of this hot water springs.