Seetha Amman Temple is located approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from Hakgala Botanical Garden and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Nuwara Eliya. The temple is located in the village of Seetha Eliya (also known as Sita Eliya).
This place is believed to be the site where Sita was held captive by (Vikram) king Ravana, and where she prayed daily for Rama to come and rescue her in the Hindu epic, Ramayana.
On the rock face across the stream are circular depressions said to be the footprints of Lord Hanuman.
The opening hours of Seetha Amman Temple depend upon the sunrise, and the temple is open for public visits till sunset. However, the temple remains closed in the afternoon for an hour from 1-2 PM. The temple pooja timings are from 8 AM to 1 PM in the morning and from 2 PM to 6:30 PM in the evening.