Seetha Amman Temple
Good for: ancient history
Lonely Planet review for Seetha Amman Temple
On the way to the Hakgala Gardens, near the 83km post, stop at the colourful Hindu Seetha Amman Temple at Sita Eliya. It’s said to mark the spot where Sita was held captive by the demon king Rawana, and where she prayed daily for Rama to come and rescue her. On the rock face across the stream are circular depressions said to be the footprints of Rawana’s elephant. Tamil wedding parties make it a point to stop here for pujas.