Top 10 Tourist Destinations in Sri Lanka

1. ELLA

ELLA

Ella is a world famous tourist place in Sri Lanka. It is a small town in the Badulla District and is situated at an elevation of 1,041 meters above sea level. Little Adam's peak is the main attraction of this place. We can see some natural wonders there. When we climb top of the hill, we can find beautiful views of tea plantations. Nine Arch Bridge is another famous attraction of Ella. Sri Lanka's second highest water fall Diyaluma Falls is located in Ella. We can have bath at the natural pools, also we can climb the Ella Rocks.

2. Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya known for its beautiful hills and temples. Adam's Peak is one of the attraction of this place. We can make adventures like hill climbing, hiking etc here. Hakgala Botanical Garden is yet another attraction of the place. Holy Trinity Church and Seeta Amman temple are the devotional places at Nuwara Eliya. Horton Plains Naional Park known for it's Large preserve on a plateau featuring cloud forests & montane grasslands, plus rivers & waterfalls.

3. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is located in Kegalle town, and it's mission is to save elephants, primarily Asian elephants. It was established to nurse young elephants, forsaken by its mothers. There we can see breeding ground here. There are more than 40 mahouts are there to control these elephants.Every tourister can enjoy their time with seeing young elephants playing each other. Every animal lover will enjoy the environment over there. The orphanage will be open from morning 8.30 AM to 5.30PM.

4. Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa is an ancient city located in Sri Lanka. It is known for its Religious environment. Demala Maha Seya is an uncompleted Stupa located in Polonnaruwa. Another religious space is the buddhist temple  Somawathiya Stupa.  Angammedilla National Park gives us beatiful natural view of the area. We can enjoy our leisure time at Sri Muthumari Amman Temple, Gal Vihar and Shiva Temple. We can see a some ancient village over there.

5. Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla Cave Temple

It is one of the oldest cave temple located central part of Sri Lanka. There are 5 caves in Dambulla Cave Temple. First one is The Devaraja Lena which means The cave of Lord of the gods. The Maharaja Lena is the cave of Kings. 3rd cave is named as Maha Alut Viharaya which means, the cave of great new temple. The Paccima Viharaha is the cave of western. The Devena Alut Viharaya is the last Cave of  2nd New Temple. We can explore the beauty of every cave here.

6. Old Dutch Fort at Galle

Old Dutch Fort at Galle

It is one of the oldest fort built by Portugese in the 16th century. Later it was fortified by Dutch in the mid of 1600s. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which looks great even after 400 years.  It was recognized by UNESCO for its cultural heritage value in 1988. It is one of the most visited fort in Sri Lanka. Other attractions of this place are Dutch Reformed Church, Old Dutch hospital and Galle light house.

7. Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya Rock Fortress is located in Central Province of Sri Lanka. The place have historical and archaeological significance. It is also dominated by a massive rock of 200 m. There we can see large number of paintings and a mirrror, which is hundred percentage natural. Water Garden , Boulder Garden and Terraced Garden are the other attractions of the place.

8. Mirissa

Mirissa

Mirissa beach is a small beach and fishing port which is located in South Coast of Sri Lanka. Whale Watching is one of the main attractions of this place. We can see Whales and Dolphins at their natural habitats. Sri Sundaram temple is a historical temple and we can invest our free time there. The Mirissa beach have huge facilities for the visitors. We can enjoy sun rise, sun set, which will look even more attractive in this beach.

9. Yala National Park

Yala National Park

Yala National park one of the highest visited National parks which is located in Southern part of  Sri Lanka. We can see a variety of animals there. The park is known for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants, Leopard's and aquatic birds. We can see 200+ bird species there. Live trucking will be another attraction of the place. We can see variety of animals and birds at their habitats with high security provided by the guards. 

10. Adams Peak

Adams Peak

Adams Peak is located in Sabaragamuva, Sri Lanka. It is conical in shape and is well know for the Sri Pada which means sacred foot print, a rock formation. The place have religious connectivity with hindu, muslim and christian. We can see a lots of pilgrimages there. Hiking is one of the main enjoyment there and we can explore the beauty of that place.

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