When you are traveling in the beautiful island of Sri Lanka you will have the chance of exploring a myriad of stunning attractions and appeals. Those who are interested in learning more about the culture and history of the island should certainly consider visiting the iconic Ritigala Forest Monastery.
Ritigala is located in very close proximity to the city of Anuradhapura in the North Central Province. Ritigala Forest Monastery is quite often included in travel itineraries in the region. The picturesque mountain range has four majestic peaks. The highest peak is what is known as the Ritigala Kanda, or the Ritigala Mountain.
Near the zenith of the mountain one will find rare and precious medicinal herbs. Some believe that mountain is a piece of the Himalayas that was dropped here by accident by monkey god Hanuman. According to Hindu epic Ramayanaya, King Ravana abducted Sita, consort of Lord Rama of India and kept her imprisoned here. The armies of Lord Rama came to the island to wage war against King Ravana. Prince Lakshmana, Lord Rama’s brother was severely injured in battle and so Hanuman brought back a piece of the Himalayas in order to treat his wounds using the medicinal herbs found on the Himalayas.
Be sure to visit this delightful place when you are traveling in the island with Green Holiday Centre. It truly is a stunning attraction that well and truly deserves to be explored!