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Sita Temple

Nuwara Eliya-Badulla Road, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #4 of 15 attractions in Nuwara Eliya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

As we are Hindus, we had to visit this temple, so we knew the story and history about this temple, however, It would be helpful to future visitors if the temple authorities would provide some information on the history of the temple.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Tourist visiting Nuwara must visit the famous Sita Temple, as the fable goes, Goddess Sita when was in captivity in Sri Lanka, at Ashok Vatika, she was kept in and around this area. Very old temple, decently maintained and calm serene environment

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Our hotel manager described Nuwara Eliya as Srilanka's Ooty. Located in the Central Highland, you can see lot of similarity between Nuwara Eliya and Ooty. However one of the main attraction for all Indians in Nuwara Eliya is the Temple called "Seetha Kovil" (Hanuman Kovil). As per legends Goddess Sita was held in captivity in the place where the Temple... More

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Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The place where Sita was confined during her "kidnapping" by Ravana. The temple, the hills, the lush greenery. The giant footsteps, outlined in yellow, believed to be Hanuman's footprints. Sad to see that the temple is not maintained at all.

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Coimbatore
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17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Sita Temple is situated in a place called Sita eliya, near Nuwareliya (Nuwara means city, eliya means light). Nuwareliya is called as city of lights. According to ramayana, god hanuman burnt this entire city and hence it is called as city of lights. This place is in the centre of Ashoka vanam, The climate is very cool and the river... More

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Kolkata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

As the belief goes Ravana had kept Sita confined in Ashok Vatika. If this is "Ashok Vatika" then the place is really good, the climate is mildly cold and the surroundings are beautiful with lush green hills and gardens. The temple though seems to be slightly run down, due to lack of funds. The giant footsteps believed to be of... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Very poorly maintained temple. Has lost its charm. The temple in itself was very dirty and looks deserted.

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Nairobi
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

why would Ravana bring Sita all the way up here ? but its a beautiful place, worth the visit for a Hindu follower and the temple is beautiful..

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Lucknow, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

temple is excellent and an important shrine for hindus The temple is beautiful and serene and the pandits are taking good care of the shrine. Wish it was more grand

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Melbourne
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Thank goodness the temple has not been commercialised. It is an old temple but very open to visitors. There are no restrictions on photography like other similar historic temples. The temple is very close to Hakgala Botanical Gardens. Read about the history of the place before you get there.

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