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Best places to visit in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is a small island in the Indian ocean which is a world-famous tourist destination. It is a country only small in size which has a big tourist industry famous for golden beaches, palm gardens, tea and rubber plantations, hotels & nightclubs, street foods like so many things. In 2019 Sri Lanka has been named as the Best Warm country to Travel in the winter season and here are the best places to visit in Sri Lanka.

01. Sigiriya

Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress famous as the 8th wonder of the world. Almost we can call this as the icon of Sri Lanka because of its history, beauty, technology, and art. This rock is 180m height and we have to enter the rock from a huge Lion’s Mouth.

Morning and afternoon we can recommend the best time to visit Sigiriya because you can see beautiful sunset and sunrise from the top.

Best places to visit in Sri Lanka
Sigiriya Lion rock
Sigiriya Lion rock

02. Kandy

Kandy is the second-largest city in Sri Lanka and the capital of ancient kingdoms which open the gates to the central highlands. Temple called ‘Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic” (one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in the world) very popular and most of the tourists visit here definitely. This temple named a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

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Esala Perahara
Esala Perahara, Kandy

03. Galle

Galle’s most famous place is Galle dutch fort located on the southern coast with Sri Lanka’s oldest lighthouse, a maritime museum, a key Shiva temple and the Jesuit built St. Mary’s Cathedral. You will not take your foot back if you go to Galle fort once, it’s amazing.

There are many restaurants, street foods, adventurous activities, and so many things. So, Galle highly recommends one of the best to visit Sri Lanka. No one of the tourists leaving Sri Lanka without visiting Galle.

Galle fort
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Galle Fort

04. Ella

Ella is a small town in Badulla District full of mountain ranges, waterfalls and amazing railway paths. This amazing area is famous for World Famous Nine Arche Bridge, Ella rock, little Adam’s peak like things and the most popular place for the Adventure tourists.

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Nine Arch Bridge, ella
Nine Arch Bridge, Ella

05. Colombo

This is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka and it is the largest city of Sri Lanka. Colombo has many world-famous attractions like GalleFace Green, Gangaramaya Temple, Lotus Tower, Main Harbor, Many famous city hotels like Hilton, Shangrilla, Many Night clubs and Casinos, Large Shopping Malls like many things.

Most of the travelers visit here to spend their vacations in Luxurious hotels, For the shopping, For the clubs and restaurants. So, Colombo can be considered as the Best happening city in Sri Lanka.

Lotus Tower, Colombo
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Lotus Tower, Colombo

06. Nuwara Eliya

This is the coolest city in Sri Lanka surrounded by amazing mountain ranges with tea states. Nuwara Eliya is also known as Little England and famous for Lake Gregory, Tea Factories and most of the best waterfalls in Sri Lanka.

Gregory park, Nuwara Eliya
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Gregory Park, Nuwara Eliya

07. Mirissa

This is a small city on the South Coast which swaying coconut palms, beautiful golden sand beaches and famous for the beautiful sunset and sunrise. This is the ideal place for travelers who want to stay on a tropical island. There are many luxury resorts and budget hotels also and this is the best place for Dolphin and Whale watching.

Mirissa Coconut Palms

08. Yala National Park

Yala is one of the largest national parks in Sri Lanka which home to one of the highest densities of leopard in the world. You can use a safari jeep to suffer the park and there so many animals like including elephants, water buffalo, and leopards, 215 bird species, etc.

Yala national Park
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Yala National Park

09. Anuradhapura

This is an ancient capital of Sri Lanka and Anuradhapura has a number of most evocative temples and religious sites. There is a magnificent city of palaces, temples, and monuments that are old for more than 1300 years. This is one of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka.


10. Adams Peak

This is one of the most mesmerizing Sri Lanka tourist places named as UNESCO World Heritage Site. This place is located in the hill country of Sri Lanka and that one thing for which it is known is called Sri Pada. Sri Pada is basically considered as the footprints of Buddha. Most of the travelers going to the top of the mountain in the morning to catch the amazing sunrise.

Adam's peak,
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Adam’s peak,
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