Seetha Amman Temple Seetha Eliya Sri Lanka History and Timings

Seetha Amman Temple Seetha Eliya Sri Lanka History and Timings

The Seetha Amman Temple, a Hindu Temple dedicated in Sri Lanka to Princess Sita, is located in Sri Lanka. It is located near the place where Seeta Mata spent approximately 5000 years in prison at Ravana. It is one of the most important Ramayana-related spots in Sri Lanka. It is also one of the few temples that are dedicated to Seeta.


Just 1 km away from the Hakgala Botanical Garden, is the Seetha Amman Temple. It is located 5 km from Nuwara Eliya. The village of Seetha Eliya is home to the Seetha Amman Temple. The Seetha Amman Temple houses idols of Lord Rama and Lakshman as well as Devi Sita and Lord Hanuman. Devi Sita bathed and prayed near the temple stream.

History Of Seetha Amman Temple:

Here Ravana took Sita, the prisoner. She prayed every day for Rama. To rescue her in Epic Ramayana. The footprints of Lord Hanuman are found on the riverbank's rock face. This temple is also where Lord Hanuman delivered a message to  Sita Devi.

Pooja Timings:

  • Morning, 8 am to 1pm
  • Afternoon: From 2 to 6:30 pm

Entry Fee There is no entry fee


Hotels Nearby Seetha Amman Temple

  • Hotel Ashford
  • Akiko rests
  • Grandview Hotel
  • Miliya guesthouse
  • The tea garden
  • Grand Camellia Hotel
  • AGP home
  • tea mount forest
  • Misthill Rest - Lavish Villa

Temple Address

Seetha Eliya(V), Nuwara Eliya(D), Sri Lanka.

Temple Contact Phone Number

  • +94-522235536
  • +94-522222038

How do I reach the Seetha Amman Temple?

By Air:

Bandaranaike International Airport is the closest airport to this lovely place. To reach Seetha Amman Temple, one can take a taxi, cab, or bus to the airport. Nuwara Eliya is Sri Lanka's 'Little England.' The temple is only 6km away once you have reached Nuwara Eliya.

By Rail:

Nanu Oya railway station is located 13km from the Seetha Amman Temple. People who board the train at Colombo Railway Station will travel for approximately 7 hours and 15 minutes.

It takes approximately 6 hours20m to reach Nanu Oya by train. One can also reach the temple via local roads in 50-55 minutes.

By Road:

Kandy and Hatton are the main roads to Seetha Amman Temple. It will take you between 5-6 hours due to the poor road conditions.

Places to Visit at Nuwara Eliya :

Hakgala Botanical Gardens

The second-largest Botanical Garden in Sri Lanka is Hakgala Botanical Garden. It was founded by Dr. G.H.K. Thwaites experimented with Cinchona growth.

The garden is home to a large variety of plants as well as some exotic animals. Several sections cater to different species of plants, such as ferns, cacti, and orchids.

  • Timings: Gardens: 8:30 am to 5:30pm; Nursery: 8:00am - 3:00pm.
  • Entry Fee: LKR 1500 for adults, LKR 750 for children

Ramboda Falls:

Visit the stunning falls while visiting Nuwara Eliya's tourist spots. It's located in Kandy's Pussellawa District. This district is known for its scenic landscapes that include highlands, ridges, and plains as well as streams and hilly mountain peaks.

Aberdeen Falls:

It is a waterfall that reaches 89 meters high on the Kehelgamu Oya. This river is a major tributary to River Kelani. Aberdeen Falls is a rocky waterfall that drops into a pool. It is surrounded by lush greenery and looks amazing.


Kudahagala is also known as Agrabopat hills. It stands at 2320m high and is the 4th highest mountain in Nuwara Eliya (Srilanka). This mountain is surrounded by lush green mountains.

Galway's Land National Park near Seetha Amman Temple.

This Park is the smallest and most well-known of the many national parks in the area. Diversity is possible because many exotic animals and birds coexist. It is one of the most beautiful places. It covers 27 acres and is home to about 20 rare migrant bird species as well as 30 other species.

  • Entry Fee 813 Rs per Person
  • Timings: 10 am - 5 pm

Lover's Leap:

It is well-known for its romantic folklore. The waterfall cascading down from 30km high is one of the most beautiful. This is the place where lovers jump to their death for love. But you can go there to take in the sights.


Travel Tips for Seetha Amman Temple -

  • Here are some tips to help you avoid disappointment when visiting the Seetha Amman Temple. The temple boasts a stream that one can take a dip in and enjoy some cool, refreshing hours. If you plan on swimming or taking a dip in the stream, be sure to bring an extra outfit.
  • Shoes that are easy to remove are recommended as Seetha Amman Temple has two temples.
  • It is recommended to bring an umbrella as the temple is located in the middle of the tropical forest.
  • You can visit the temple from the Hakgala Botanical Garden, which is located near the temple.
  • If you plan to visit the temple during the summer, it is recommended that you bring a hat as well as sunscreen.
  • The temple priest and other people don't require extra money from the guests. This place is free to enter.


Is this where Ravana kept Sita in Lanka

The Ashok Vatika was the location where Ravana held Sita prisoner. It is located in Sri Lanka's Sita Eliya.

Hanuman's origins in Lanka are unknown.

It believes Ramboda is where Hanuman touched down when he visited Sri Lanka to rescue Sita devi from the epic Ramayana. It is believed that he meditated and rested there.

How long did Sita live as a Lankan citizen?

Ravana brought Sita Amma with him to his kingdom in Lanka, where he kept her prisoner. Ravana, who was in Lanka prison for one year, expressed his desire for Sita Amma. However, Sita refused to accept and continued to fight for her virginity.

Who helped Rama to find Sita?

Hanuman. Rama and Lakshman searched the internet for many months. They finally reached out to Hanuman for assistance. Hanuman was able to fly. Sita was imprisoned in Lanka by Hanuman.