Many Indian tourists have a keen interest in visiting sites linked to the Ramayana while they are in Sri Lanka
“We have identified 50 Ramayana sites in the country, and we are promoting it in India and also we are targeting to go to the UK, France, Canada, and South Africa,”
Jeevana Fernando, Assistant Director of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion told the media.
With approximately 14,000 visitors from India, it remains one of the biggest tourism markets for Sri Lanka.
The Ramayanaya promotion is somewhat an outdated business promotion strategy and may not be something that would attract the majority of Indians because they are not coming for a pilgrimage but in search of a refreshing change, said travel analyst Raman Suza.
Sita Amman Temple in Seetha Eliya in Nuwara Eliya, Muneeshwaram in Chilaw, Gayathri Peedam in Nuwaraeliya, Thiru Koneswaram in Trincomalee, Sitha Kotuwa in Haslaka, Gurulupotha in Hasalaka, and Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple in Ramboda are some of the Ramayanaya locations in Srilanka