Sigiriya Lion Rock in Sri Lanka. Photo: iStock
Ramayana Trail to be developed in Sri Lanka; visitors may be allowed to use Indian Rupee, See what awaits you on the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland, South Korea to open hiking trails in the Demilitarised Zone from April.
Ramayana Trail to be developed in Sri Lanka; visitors may be allowed to use Indian Rupee
Sri Lanka has a rich cultural and historical connection with the Indian epic, Ramayana. As per reports, Sri Lanka is in the process of recreating the Ramayana trail and also a separate Sita trail for those interested. Not only that, the possibility of allowing the Indian Rupee (INR) for transactions on the island is also being discussed.
There are several places in Sri Lanka that are believed to be associated with the Ramayana. Some popular Ramayana trails in Sri Lanka include Sigiriya, an ancient rock fortress believed to be the palace of King Ravana, It is said that Ravana kept Sita captive in a nearby cave, around the Sigiriya Rock. It is one of the most photographed landmarks in Sri Lanka! Ashok Vatika, a garden in the city of Nuwara Eliya, is another popular attraction. It is believed that this was the place where Ravana kept Sita captive. It is said that Hanuman met Sita here and gave her Lord Rama’s ring as a symbol of his presence. Next up is Ravana Ella Falls. This waterfall, in the town of Ella, is believed to be the place where Ravana hid Sita after abducting her. And Divurumpola Temple, a temple near the town of Bandarawela, is believed to be the place where Sita underwent a trial by fire to prove her purity. These are just a few examples of the many Ramayana-related sites that can be visited in Sri Lanka.
This is what awaits you on the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland
The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland will let you experience the best of Switzerland’s stunning alpine landscapes and cultural heritage. It’s up to you where you want to start and end your journey, just in case you are curious, places and attractions like Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lucerne, and Lugano are just some of the many places that you can see.
If you are interested in touring all places that are on the route, you can go for the Swiss Travel Pass. This single ticket will take you to all destinations on the route. The train tour will cover a total of 1,280 km, encompassing 11 lakes and five UNESCO World Heritage Sites in and around the scenic alpine region.
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South Korea to open peace-themed hiking trails in the Demilitarised Zone from April
The DMZ is one destination that is on the wishlist of anyone visiting South Korea; people are simply so curious about this border destination. As per the recent reports, come April 21, 2023, 11 peace-themed hiking trails along the Demilitarised Zone will be open to the public.
These hiking trails will be in the cities of Ganghwa, Gimpo, Goyang, Paju, Yeoncheon, Cheorwon, Hwacheon, Yanggu, Inje and Goseong. A number of guided tours in the DMZ are history and nature-based. Several areas along the DMZ also receive many species of migratory birds every year. This attracts a number of nature and wildlife enthusiasts. With the opening of several more places, visitors will have more options. Those interested can make online reservations for the tours on the DMZ Peace Road website.
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