Galle Fort is one of the heart touched places of tourists in Sri Lanka. It is a place with historical, archeological and architectural heritage in Sri Lanka. It was constructed by Portuguese in 1588. Galle Fort is designated as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO. This wonderful place explores European architecture and South Asian traditions as well. So many tourists will never forget to visit this place. The amazing sun rising scenery surely will catch your eyes. The Galle Fort is known as Dutch Fort or the "Ramparts of Galle". De Groote Kerk, Old Dutch Hospital, National Maritime Archaeology Museum are some of the other beautiful places you can visit in Galle Fort.
Hikkaduwa is an amazing small town in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka which is located 98km away from Colombo. Hikkaduwa city keeps its popularity by strong surf and beaches with restaurants and bars. Most of the tourists visit Hikkaduwa to see the wonderful coral sanctuary and it has 70 varieties of multicolors. It is located a few hundred meters offshore. Watching turtles, Surfing, you can Go to Tsunami Museum . You can enjoy delicious seafood , Other than ll your traveling mile stones you will enjoy these variety of sea food . Hikkaduwa is the place that is designated as the second best-surfing spot in Sri Lanka.
Among the marvelous beach sides in Sri Lanka, Jungle Beach is a beautiful beach in the jungle a few kilometers from Unawatuna. In the past, it was a secret hidden beach. But unfortunately, now it is full of crowds. Because of the nice weather, lots of tourists attracted to this place. The Jungle beach gives you an amazing feeling. But the way to the jungle beach through the jungle is not more comfortable. You can get this difficult experience from here. The beautiful and calm beach, sunbeds, nice weather, greeny surrounding and shiny sands will help you to enjoy your travel.
Yatagala Temple is one of the most important places inland Unawatuna of Galle district.galle for temple lovers. It is built around and within giant boulder-like rock formations. People believe that Yatagala Temple has a relationship with the Anuradhapura Kingdom. In this temple, you can see a large statue of Buddha which is nine meters in length. Lord Buddhas lifestyle and other interesting things are painted in the temple. Tourists visit this place to see this kind of special thing related to Buddhist culture. During your travel to Yatagala Temple you will get a mental and physical relaxation for sure. We should not miss this historical place.
Ambalangoda is an amazing town which is located in Galle District, Southern Province of Sri Lanka. It is situated approximately 107 kilometers away from Colombo and sits on an elevation of 13 meters above the sea level. Lots of tourists are attracted to this town. The main reason for this attraction is the marvelous colorful wooden devil masks and puppets in Sri Lanka and to catch the historical story behind these ubiquitous devil masks. Dutch Courthouse, Sunandarama Temple, Madhu River Wetlands are the other attractive milestones in Ambalangoda, you can visit. And the most enjoyable thing for you is here you can enjoy the traditional mask dancing shows.
Meetiyagoda is one place to famous in Moonstone mines. It is situated about 10km away from Hikkaduwa town and 4km from the ocean. The jewelry market is the main of this. But you will be not the invitees to the showrooms only. You can get a wonderful experience with a guided tour at the main mine in the adjacent village of Domanwila. The world-famous Moonstone mining place in Sri Lanka is Meetiyagoda. There are historical stories about Moonstone mines related to European travelers and sellers. Tourists who are interested in the Jewellery side in Sri Lanka never forget to visit this place
The first animal kingdom of Sri Lanka is Ridiyagama Safari Park. It is situated in Hambantota District, Sri Lanka. This Safari Park spreads over 500 acres. Ridiyagama Safari park is divided into six zones. Among them, 4 zones are for carnivorous animals and 2 zones are for herbivorous animals. The African Lion zone with 35 acres and Sri Lankan elephant zone with 54 acres are opened for the public as the first phase. And As the second phase African, Asian and Australian zones are under construction level. In your traveling schedule donot forget to and this place as Yala and Udawalawa.
Do you like to get an emotional experience on your trip? One only place for that is the Tsunami Museum in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka. Tsunami Museum is the place where we can get all the details of the Tsunami disaster and where we can see the photographs of that emotional experience in 2004. Here you can learn how a tsunami occurs, how it measured and what warning systems that we can use to decrease the damage like that. Tourists can also get an idea of how this tsunami affected to this small island Sri Lanka through the photographs. Donot forget to visit the Tsunami Museum and add something new to your knowledge.
Colombo is the smallest district in Sri Lanka, and a busy and crowded town, which has the most population. The capital city of Sri Lanka is Colombo. It is located on the west coast of the island. In Colombo, we cannot point out a place, where we have to visit. Colombo City is a world full of nice destinations. Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, Beira Lake, Dutch Hospital, National Museum, Gangarama Temple, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Lotus Tower, Mount Lavinia beach and Independence Square, etc. Not only these places. There are so many large shopping complexes like uptown, Colombo City Center and One Galle Face, the newly opened one in 2019.
Adams Peak is 2,243m heightened an amazing and valuable place for all the Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians. It is located in a beautiful area of Southern Hill Country and lying about 40km northeast of the city of Ratnapura and 32km southwest of the city of Hatton. We called this place as Sri Pada. And so many religions have so many stories, legends related to this mountain. Lots of people believe their religious leaders footprint is on the top of this mountain. Tourists visit this place not only for worship. Here you can see a beautiful surrounding with forested mountains, waterfalls, rivers, streams and with so species of animals also.
Dambulla is a city which has a great population among the tourists. It is situated in Matale District, Sri Lanka and 148 km away from Colombo. Dambulla is the main center of vegetable distribution in the country due to the location. Dambulla City has a historical and religious value. Rangiri Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, Pidurangla Royal Cave Temple, Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, and Kandalama lake and Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium are the great places which attract the tourists to the city. Among them, Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple takes a great place. There are more than 80 caves in the surrounding area. Do not miss this place in your traveling schedule.
Habarana is a small city Anuradhapura District of Sri Lanka. It is situated 181km away from Colombo. For safari lovers, Habarana is the best place. And lots of tourists attracted to this small city because of elephant back riding. There you can visit so many special places. They are Habarana Buddhist Temple, Habarana Lake, Hurulu Eco Park, and Kaudulla National Park, etc. This small city is full of cultural and natural attractions. Because of the beautiful forested surroundings and mountain hikes and safaris and more popular in Habarana City.
Kandy is a major city 122.4 km away from Colombo in central Province, Sri Lanka which has a historical, religious and natural value. There is no traveling schedule of tourists without Kandy city. Kandy City is the last capital city of the ancient kings era. There are so many places to visit in Kandy. They are Temple of the tooth, Gadaladeniya, Ambakke, Ambuluwawa, Nelligala, Hanthana mountain range, Nuckles mountain range, etc. Among them, the Temple of the Tooth is the main and the greatest place for all the Buddhists. It memorizes our proud history too. Lots of tourists visit Ambakke and Gadaladeniya to observe the old architectural technology and the beauty of these constructions too.
Kitulgala is a rain forest in the wet zone on the west side of Sri Lanka. It is one of the wettest places in the country due to getting two monsoons. Kitulgala is popular among Sri Lankans and tourists because of water rafting. It starts a few kilometers upstream. For adventure-based training programs, this place is more suitable to get this experience. In Kitulgala Kelani river is wide. And in drier months it provides an attractive place to swim, wash and play. And it provides safety too. In this rain forest, you can see so many species of plants, trees, and animals.
When we hear about Pinnawala just we memorize the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. It is located 13 km northeast of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. In Pinnawala, you can see the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. This elephant orphanage is built to protect and care for our unweaned wild elephants. You can see elephants bathing, feeding. And the amazing thing is you can enjoy with elephant back riding there. Tourists love this place very much.
Trincomalee is one of the best attractive city which never missed from tourists traveling schedule. It is located about 227km away from Colombo in the Northern province of Sri Lanka. The major thing for its population is the amazing beach and the natural harbor gives it historical value. On your tour, you can do so many things and you can visit so many wonderful places. KoneswaramKovil, Pigeon island, Marble beach, and Nilaweli beach are some of the places that you can enjoy in Trincomalee. Lots of tourists love this city because of the nice sunshine. If you are searching for a place to relax your mind with a beach this is the best place for that.
Thissamaharama is a town in Hambantota district, Southern province of Sri Lanka. It is located 287 km away from Colombo. Thissamaharama is a beautiful city with full of natural beauty. The surrounding is decorated by ThissamaharamaDagaba, Thissamaharama lake, lots of paddy fields and lakes. It gives you an amazing feeling of village life. There are so many places to visit near Thissamaharama. Among them, Yala and Bundala National Parks play a major role. You can get a nice experience of visiting these places.
Unawatuna is a town in Galle district, Southern province of Sri Lanka. It is located approximately 108km away from Colombo. The major thing to get more attraction of tourists to this place is the beach full of beauty and the valuable coral family. And their lots of things to enjoy your day. Jungle Beach also near to the Unawatuna beach. You have to walk through a jungle to reach there. Delicious seafood will surely give you an amazing experience. Surfing is the other nice experience that you can get from Unawatuna
WASGAMUWA NATIONAL PARK
Wasgamuwa National Park is a park that was built to protect and care the wild animals who became homeless by Mahaweli Development Project. It is situated in Matale and Polonnaruwa district of Sri Lanka 225km away from Colombo. In Wasgamuwa National Park we can see elephants in large herds and important bird areas. This large park spreads over the 36900 hectares area. But a lot of wilderness areas are without visitation. This park is distinguished from other parks because of many species of bears. You can get amazing wildlife experience from this National Park.
Yapahuwa is a kingdom in ancient times in Sri Lanka which was built by King Buwanekabahu. It is a valuable and historical place which can prove our proud history. Yapahuwa is located 112km away from Colombo in the North-western province of Sri Lanka. You can see how our ancient peoples technology is high from the wonderful creations of rocks. Lots of tourists came there to see these old technologies in our country. A Temple was built with the rock. There is a legend that there are many secret tunnels. You can learn more and get an idea about our history by visiting this place.
Piduruthalagala is the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka which has 2524m. It is situated North-North-East from the town of Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. And it is easily visible from most areas of the Central Province. It is an attractive place for tourists. But it is not open to the public most of the year. However, during certain periods you can drive to the top of the mountain only with permission. The surrounding is full of greeny. The forest has so many rare and endemic plants, trees, and animals. The mountain top gives a beautiful view of Sri Lanka.
Horton Plains National Park is a protected area covered by cloud forests and montane grasslands. It is situated 32km away from Nuwara Eliya. It is a popular destination for tourists because of the amazing natural beauty. The Horton Plains are the headwaters of Mahaweli, Kelani, and Walawe rivers. In Horton Plains, Greeny surrounding, rare and endemic plants and trees, so many species of birds and animals, amazing sceneries and the nice climate will touch your heart smoothly. Do not miss this place on your tour.
Hakgala is a beautiful town in the Nuwara Eliya district of Sri Lanka. With a nice climate and the surrounding with full of natural beauty touch all the tourists who visit there. Hakgala Botanical Garden is one of the botanical gardens in Sri Lanka which plays a major roll in increasing the beauty of Hakgala. It is the second-largest garden in our small island. It is situated 12km away from Nuwara Eliya. It has a peak of visitors in the local spring season because a lot of plants are blooming in this season. And the other heart touched a place in Hakgala is Hakgala mountain. You can enjoy your trip with these places.
ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDEN
Royal Botanical garden is situated in Peradeniya about 5.5km west of the city of Kandy in the central province of Sri Lanka. annually it gets 2 million visitors. most of the tourists visit there to see more than 4000 species of plants including orchids, rare and endemic trees, and medicinal plants. Mahaweli river also takes part in increasing the beauty of this garden. it spreads over 147 acres and at 460m above sea level. it has 200 days annual rainfall. lots of tourists love to visit the royal botanical garden because of the natural and calm surroundings.
Matale is a town full of natural beauty in the central province of Sri Lanka. It is 142km away from Colombo. Lots of people visit Matale because there is a lot of places to visit. Among them, Sembuwatta, kalebokka, Aluvihara temple, Nuckles mountain range, Nalandagedige, riverstern, pitawala pathana and lots of waterfalls like sera Ella are the major places. Lots of Islam people visit Sembuwatte because they have a belief about sembuwatte related to their religion. The cool and nice climate also attract visitors to the city of Matale. Aluvihara temple and nalandagedige increase the historical and religious value of the city.
Matara is a major city in the Southern province of Sri Lanka which is 160km away from Colombo. Matara is also a town that attracts a large number of tourists. There are so many places to visit and enjoy. Matara city has a beautiful beach.ParewiDupatha, Waurukannala temple, Weherahena temple, and Dutch reformed church are the most popular things to visit in Matara. Waurukannala and Weherahena temples bring a historical and religious value to Matara city. Matara is a beautiful place to get experience with culture, food, relaxation, and adventure. Do not miss a beautiful city in your traveling schedule.
Kataragama is located in Monaragala district, Uva province from Sri Lanka. It is a pilgrimage city for many religions like Buddhism, Hindus, and Veddas in Sri Lanka. Not only Sri Lankans. People visit Kataragama to worship from South India also. It is 228 km away from Colombo. You can see a combination of Hindu and Buddism cultures here. Kataragamadevalaya and Kiriwehera are in one land. All the Sri Lankans visit there to get the blessing from God and Lord Buddha. Tourists also can learn more things about our religions, cultures, and traditions there.
Arugambay is a town which is located approximately 320km away from Colombo, in Ampara district Nothern province of Sri Lanka. Arugambay keeps its popularity because of the wide and beautiful sandy beach. If you are searching for a place to relax your mind with a seaside feeling this is the most suitable place. There you can enjoy it in so many ways. Surfing and Diving are very popular in Arugambay. And if you need to get a wildlife experience and bird watching you can get this from there. MuhuduMahaViharaya, MagulMahaViharaya, Pottuvil point Crocodile Rock and Okanda are the places you can visit in Arugambay.
Polonnaruwa is a city in the Northcentral province of Sri Lanka which has a proud historical value. Now the Kaduruwela area is the Polonnaruwa new town. The other part of Polonnaruwa remains as the royal ancient city of the kingdom of Polonnaruwa. It consists of a lot of temples and religious buildings. The places in Polonnaruwa are Royal Palace, Audience Hall, Swimming Pool, Sacred Quadrangle, Shiva Devale No.2, Pabalu Vehera, Rankoth Vihara, Buddha statue at Lankathilake and Gal Viharaya, etc. You can get more knowledge about our proud history by visiting these places.
Minneriya Park is situated in the North Central province of Sri Lanka. It is located 182km away from Colombo. This large National park spreads over 90 square kilometers. This area is a dry zone. You can see lots of elephants here. And Minneriya National Park is home to other species of animals like buffalo, deer, the purple-faced leaf monkey, and lovely endemic birdlife. Here is the largest Asian elephant gathering in the world. Because of all these things tourists attract to this National Park specially to get the wildlife experience. It might be a great time in your traveling story.
Anuradhapura was the capital city of Sri Lanka in ancient times. Now also it is the capital of the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is 205km away from Colombo which is the capital city of Sri Lanka now. When we are talking about Anuradhapura the first thing we have to say is It is a major city of our small island that has a proud history and a religious value. The Buddhists all over the world know this city because Sri Maha Bodiya is situated in this city. It is the top place of the Buddhists. Except for Sri Maha Bodiya you have a lot of places to visit there. They are Kuttam Pokuna, Isurumuniya, Jethawanaya, Ruwanwali Seya, and Samadhi Statue, etc. Lots of tourists attracted to this city because of the beautiful nature and lakes also. This city will learn you about our proud history.
Negambo is a beautiful town 10 km away from Bandaranayake International Airport in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. It is popular among the tourists as well as the Sri Lankans due to the sandy beautiful beach and the fishing industry. In this area, we can see a large number of Roman Catholic people. The meaning of the Sinhala name “Meegamuwa" is "village of the honeycomb". There are lots of attractive hotels and restaurants also. And the other main thing is in Negambo there are so many large beautiful churches in this area. Negambo is the best place for an evening party and one night at the beach. You can enjoy your time in the best way here.
Nuwara Eliya is a beautiful city in the Central province of Sri Lanka. Do you like to get experience with a cool climate, greeny surrounding and with full of natural beauty? Nuwara Eliya is the best place for that. Due to the highland location, it has a subtropical highland climate. It has no dry seasons. Always the annual temperature of the city is 16 0C. There are so many places to enjoy in Nuwara Eliya City. Victoria Park, Gregory Lake, and Bakers falls are the most popular things in Nuwara Eliya. Hakgala garden which is in Nuwara Eliya gives the best feeling to floral lovers. The other main place is Horton place. Like these, you have a large number of places to visit in Nuwara Eliya.
Tourists know this place as the 8th wonder of the world. It is an ancient rock fortress situated in Matale district near Dambulla town in the Central province of Sri Lanka. This wonderful kingdom is made by King Kashyapa. You can get an idea about the old technologies of our past people from this place. There is no place which can compare with this place. Tourists visit this place to see this kingdom and they love our culture of the villages. You can test some Sri Lankan delicious food also. The surrounding of the Sigiriya is also attractive and greeny. So many rare and endemic trees and plants we can see there. Anyone never misses this place on their tours.
SINHARAJA RAIN FOREST
Sinharaja Rain Forest is a reserved forest that is in the top rung of the ladder of biodiversity and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Sinharaja Rain Forest spreads 21km from East to West, 7km from North to South. This is a countless treasure trove of trees, plants, insects, amphibians, reptiles birds and mammals. Among them 60% of trees are endemic and many of them are considered rare. You can find these kinds of animals easily, observe their behaviors. And the other wonderful thing is you can feel the climate and weather changes. It will be a great experience for you.
Kanneliya is one the most valuable and large rain forest in Sri Lanka other than the Sinharaja Rain forest. It is designated as a biosphere reserve in 2004, by UNESCO and identified as one of the most floristically rich areas in South Asia. The forest is situated 35km NorthWest of the City of Galle and it spreads over 5306 Hectares. It is home to many endemic plants, trees, and animal species. And you can see many ancient taxonomic groups of Gondwana which are related to Indo-Malayan plants and animals. The forest receives a substantial rainfall of 3,750mm with a mean annual temperature of 27.0 0C. Here, You can get a fabulous feeling with nature.
Yala National Park
Yala National Park takes second place from the popularity of National Parks in Sri Lanka. This Park has 5 parts. Among them, Two parts are open to the public. It is located 300km away from Colombo and spreads over 979 square kilometers. There are 6 national parks and 3 wildlife sanctuaries close to Yala. Yala has 215 bird species and six endemic species of Sri Lanka. 44 mammals are recorded by Yala National Park and it has one of the highest leopard densities in the world. With these rare plants, trees, and animals you can get an amazing experience.
Mirissa is one of the most popular destinations of tourists in Sri Lanka. It is located in the Matara District of Southern province. It is about 150km away from Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 4 meters above sea level. Mirissa beach is a marvelous place to catch the sceneries and to feel relax in nightlife. Here, you can join Whale Watching also. And the other most heart touched places in Mirissa are The Parrot rock and Coconut tree spot. Surely, these two places will be captured in your memory nicely. You can spend alone and relax our mind without being overcrowded.
Ella is an amazing village in the Hill Country of Sri Lanka. It is located 200km away from Colombo. Mini Adams Peak, Ella Rock, Nine Arch Bridge, Rawana Falls, Lipton is Seat, and Adisham Bangalow are the most heart touched places in this small village. Train travel is another way of capturing the beauty of Ella. Hike with misty weather, try some delicious Sri Lankan foods, relax with a waterfall, go for a railway walk and rest with everything to fell in love you would sure to fell in love with this experience. Spend a peaceful time with nature. Surely, It gives you wonderful memories.
Udawalawe National Park is the largest sixth animal sanctuary of Sri Lanka. It is located 165km away from Colombo with boundaries in Southern province and Uva province. It spreads over an area of 30,821 hectares. Because of the construction of the Udawalawa reservoir on the Walawe River, lots of animals were displaced. The Udawala National Park is created to protect the wild animals as well as the catchment of the reservoir. Udawalawa keeps its popularity for water birds and Sri Lankan elephants. Here you can see beautiful birds, insects as well as large animals like elephants. From this place, you can get an amazing experience in wildlife.
VIRGIN WHITE TEA PLANTATION
Virgin White Tea Factory is located in Galle, Sri Lanka. It takes 30 minutes to travel from Galle Fort to Handungoda Tea Factory. Sometimes it will be the closest tea plantation to the sea in the world. This is not the only thing the Handungoda Tea Factory special. Here, the process of tea plucking follows an ancient Chinese Ritual. Virgin White Tea is identified as the healthiest tea in the world. This white tea is one of the most expensive tea in the world fetching at over $1500 per kilo. Here, you can see the process of tea and fresh with strong tea.