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Places to Visit in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, a land like no other, is known for its panoramic scenery, breathtaking beaches, exclusive wildlife, and not to mention, friendly population! Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Passikudah, Yala and Negombo are a few popular places to visit in Sri Lanka. Whether you are looking for a relaxed, romantic holiday, or an exciting, adventurous one, Sri Lanka has it all. When planning your trip, make sure to have at least two weeks in hand if you want to cover all major Sri Lanka tourist attractions. Hill country, beaches, wildlife and Lankan history is what a detailed tour of Sri Lanka will entail.

Hill Country Sri Lanka

Hill Country Sri Lanka, Until the 19th century, there was not much of commercialization in the hill country of Sri Lanka. After the British stepped in, they explored these lands and realized that these valleys, along with the perfect rainfall and sunshine weather combination were ideal for cultivating aromatic teas. Hence the country began its tea production and soon became popular for its premium quality tea in the export market. With the initiation of this commercial line, Sri Lanka tourist attractions became popular in the hill country and the beauty of the natural environment attracted tourists to the upcountry towns time and again.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Walk around Kandy Lake, Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Udawattekele Sanctuary, Commonwealth War Cemetery, Kandy Museum.
Gregory Lake, Horton Plains National Park, Victoria Park, Moon Plains, Visit Tea Plantations & Tea Factory, Hakgala Botanical Garden, Ambewela Farm.
Ella Rock, Waterfalls, Nine arch bridge.
Kitulgala White Water Rafting, Adventure Activities, Kitulgala Nature, Bird Watching.

Cultural Triangle Sri Lanka

Cultural Triangle Sri Lanka, owns a great history that dates back to over 2500 years and is proud to have many ruins preserved till date as proof of the country’s long history. At every stop on your places to visit in Sri Lanka, you will find amazing ruins and monuments that will add value to your memorable holiday. For history lovers, a holiday in Sri Lanka has many enjoyable activities such as observing beautiful frescoes, learning about ancient Sri Lankan architecture and engineering, visiting holy sanctuaries and ancient Temples and exploring historical ruins. A few cities hold major significance in terms of preservation of Sri Lankan history.
Lion Rock, Frescos, Frescos, The Mirror Wall.
Dambulla Cave Temple, Golden Temple, Na Uyana Aranya, Ironwood forest.
Sri Maha Bodhi, Ruwanwelisaya, Thuparamaya, Lovamahapaya, Jetavanaramaya, Abhayagiri Dagaba, Mirisaveti Stupa.
Rankot Vihara, Parakramabahu, Kiri Vihara, Shiva Dewale.

Wildlife Sri Lanka

Wildlife Sri Lanka, Whether you are looking for wildlife in terms of plants or in terms of animals, Sri Lanka boasts of one of the finest wildlife experiences in all of South Asia. Compared to the size of the island, the variety of bio diverse species that belong here are immense. Even if you are a visitor with minor interests in wildlife, you will be amazed at the massive groups of elephants, whales, dolphins, leopards, birds and fish that you see exhibited in many of the National Parks in Sri Lanka. For one who is fond of wildlife, these are the places to visit in Sri Lanka for an ultimate wildlife experience.
Yala National Park is situated in the south-east region of Sri Lanka and is the 2nd largest National Park in the island.
Minneriya National Park is a national stop in North Central Province of Sri Lanka.
Udawalawe National Park lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, in Sri Lanka.
Wilpattu National Park. Wilapttu is Sri Lanka’s largest national park, covering a staggering 130,000 hectares of land.

Best Beaches Sri Lanka

Best Beaches Sri Lanka, With approximately 1600kms of astonishing coastline that has a perfect combination of sun, sand and water, Sri Lanka is an ideal destination for beach lovers from all over the world. While some beaches on your list of places to visit in Sri Lanka are long and golden, some have soft, white sand. Some have the perfect winds for kitesurfing and some have the perfect waves for surfing on your surfboard. Some beaches may have a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere for a sun tan while others may be lively and full of people wanting to party on the beach.
The ‘Main Point’ is one of the main surfing areas of the Bay found towards the south of the sound.
Pasikudah or Pasikuda is a coastal resort town located 35 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa, Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka
Water Sports – Kitesurfing and Surfing, Diving, Dolphin and Whale Watching.
Recreational sports such as Diving and surfing are famous among tourists.
Best Water Sport at Bentota. Bentota is a small town situated on coastal areas in Sri Lanka
Hikkaduwa Beach and Surfing, Coral Sanctuary and Snorkeling.
Mirissa Beach, Surfing, Dolphin and Whale Watching.
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