Best places to visit in sri lanka

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places to visit in Sri Lanka

The Capital of Sri Lanka | places to visit in sri lanka

A Heritage museum in Sri Lanka. | places to visit in sri lanka

2nd largest city in the island which is home to a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. -travel to sri lanka-

A city rich of natural beauty and scenery in the hill country, Sri Lanka. -travel to sri lanka-

5. GALLE

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A major city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. -travel to sri lanka-

6. TRINCOMALEE

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A port city on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka. -travel to sri lanka-

7. SINHARAJA FOREST RESERVE

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A nature reserve and a biodiversity hotspot in south-west Sri Lanka. -sri lanka tours-

8. ANURADHAPURA

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Capital of the North central province Sri Lanka which also used to be a political & religious capital in ancient Ceylon. -sri lanka tours-

9. POLONNARUWA

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The major city in the Polonnaruwa District, North central province Sri Lanka which used to be a royal city 800 years ago. -sri lanka tours-

10. HIKKADUWA & UNAWATUNA BEACHES

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Some of the best surfing spots in Sri Lanka. – sri lanka tours-

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Sri Lanka, which is often called the pearl of the Indian Ocean, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, formally known as Ceylon, is an island geographically separated from Indian peninsula by the Palk Strait located in the Indian Ocean. Country’s legislative capital is Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, a Colombo suburb where as Colombo is the largest and the finance capital of Sri Lanka. 

Country is divided into 9 provinces and again subdivided into 25 districts. Sri Lanka is a densely populated country with an estimated population of 21,803,000 and a total land area of 65,610 km². This beautiful island country is a major tourist destination in the world with its unique exotic beauty, ancient ruins, romantic landscapes, stirring mountains, lush green tea gardens, incredible wildlife, rich cultural heritage and golden beaches. For Wildlife enthusiasts, this is an amazing destination which is a must visit. 

Sri Lanka is leading tea producer and an exporter in Global markets and it is also the home to cinnamon which is an indispensable ingredient for many of foods.

Sri Lanka has been a popular destination for foreign travelers who came from all across the world for centuries. Italian explorer Marco Polo claimed that Sri Lanka is the best island to visit of its size. Domestic tourism is emerging day by day within the country and few domestic tourist destinations are Kandy the Sacred Temple of the tooth, Nuwara Eliya, Anuradhapura, Katharagama, Sri Pada, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Sigiriya and stunning beaches etc. 

Tourist attractions can be classified mainly into 2 major groups as natural and man-made. Natural attractions include Ella mountains, bridges and waterfalls, Dambulla Cave temples, Sinharaja Forest Reserve a protected lowland rainforest habitat, Yala National Park a vast forest with wild animals and birds, Udawalwa national parks, Sri Pada temple, Trincomalee, Sigiriya the ancient city ruins and rock Fortress, Hortan plains and beaches at Tangalle, Mirissa, Weligama, Unawatuna, Arugam Bay, Hikkaduwa, Negombo etc and so on. 

Archeological, Historical, Religious cultural attractions like Galle Fort, Temple of the tooth, Galle Face Green, Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura ancient cities of history filled with numerous Buddhist temples, and Colombo city monuments etc are included to anthropogenic attractions in this Island Country. Despite its small size, Sri Lanka possesses a huge amount of diversity and wildlife resources.

Sri Lanka is genuinely a safe country to visit and it is a year-round holiday destination with constant temperatures through the year round. Average temperatures in coastal areas varies between 25°C to 30°C and it’s 15°C to 18°C in Highlands. Best time recommended to visit Sri Lanka is in between the months of December to mid-April although it is peak season. 

If you’re visiting in summer May to September are recommended. Excited to explore Ravana’s land ? We’re sure it will turn out to be more better than you’re already expecting! So here’s our list of top 10 must visit destinations during your trip to Sri Lanka.

Make sure to add above listed destinations to your travel bucket list!.

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