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10 Best Places to Visit in Sri Lanka

Best Places to Visit in Sri Lanka
4 Nov

10 Best Places to Visit in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is rich in historical heritage. It is dotted by green and serene landscapes. Inspiring mountains, sprawling tea gardens, stunning historical monuments, beautiful temples, and pristine beaches!

Sri Lanka has been named the best country in the world to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet.

Sri Lanka is simply magnificent. Before you plan to travel, find out about 10 best places to visit in Sri Lanka.

Here are 10 best places to visit in Sri Lanka –

 

1] Kandy, a majestic city of kings and queens

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy

Kandy was the last capital of the ancient kings of Sri Lanka, the Nayak Dynasty. The city is famous for the relic of the tooth of the Buddha, The Temple of the Tooth, a World Heritage Site. It is always thronged by devotees. The majestic grandeur of the exotic Royal Palace is a lifetime experience.

2] Nuwara Eliya, rich in scenic beauty

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is a 19th century hill station with distinct colonial elegance. Its club culture, gold course and architecture are unique. The destination is famous for a picture-perfect rail ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. The train ride offers a picture-perfect experience that unfolds panoramic view of the tea plantations, mountains, waterfalls and lush greenery.

3] Sigiriya, the ancient city of glory

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya also known as Lion’s Rock is an amazing World Heritage Site. King Kashyapa’s Sigiriya Rock Fortress is magnificent. It is also famous for frescoes, caves and water gardens. This architectural marvel on mountain top gives a breath-taking view of the surrounding

4] Bentota, one of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka

One of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka - Bentota Beach

Bentota Beach

Bentota Beach is 65 km from Colombo. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka and a mesmerising sight during sunrise and sunset. Bentota Beach offers some spectacular views that tourists from world over are in love with.

5] Adam’s Peak, a Buddhist Pilgrimage Site

View from top of Adam's Peak

View from top of Adam’s Peak

With its height and pointed peak, this tourist spot never ceases to amaze us. Its 2,243 meter ascent is ancient Buddhist pilgrimage route. It is said that at the peak, there is an impression of Buddha’s footprint. So lots of Buddhist believers come here to offer their prayers.

6] Galle, a city with a colonial touch

Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle is a cosy and peaceful colonial city having villas designed in Dutch style. The Galle Fort built by the Dutch is the largest remaining sea fort in Asia build by the Europeans. Galle Fort is a World Heritage Site. Galle International Cricket Stadium, natural harbour and St. Mary’s Cathedral are also worth a visit.

7] Polonnaruwa, grand archaeological treasures

Ancient Stone Ruin, Polonnaruwa

Ancient Stone Ruin, Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa is yet another World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka. It has a range of enthralling archaeological sites including tombs, temples, statues and more. In ancient times it was a buzzing commercial and religious centre.

8] Dambulla, a cave complex full of artifacts

Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla is the largest cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. These five cave temples hold a great treasure of Buddhist artworks including murals, shrines and statues. The mesmerising mural is 2,100 square meters long. The statues of kings, gods and goddesses are beautifully crafted.

9] Mirissa, a place to relax and rejuvenate

Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Mirissa, Sri Lanka

This cute, beachside village is one of the most serene places to visit in Sri Lanka. Lovely beaches coupled with vibrant nightlife makes Mirissa a favourite spot of global tourists. Here whale and dolphin watching is also a popular activity.

10] Yala National Park

Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

This wildlife sanctuary is the place to go if you are a wildlife lover. Leopards, Sri Lankan elephants, monkeys, aquatic birds, crocodiles and a lot of animals can be sighted here. Yala National Park is a beautiful blend of grassy plains and sense forest areas.

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