Anuradhapura is one of the ancient cities in Sri Lanka, well known for its ruins depicting early Sri Lankan civilization. It is very famous among Buddhists pilgrims. Anuradhapura was earlier the capital of the Island (in ancient times) and most of the Kings who ruled Sri Lanka resided in this vast city. The city is now named as a world heritage site by UNESCO. On the contrary to the historical data that indicates that the city is founded in the 5 century BC archeological data puts that date back to far as the 10 century BC. However it was King Pandukabhaya who planned the layout of the city and made it his capital in the 4th century BC. He constructed many reservoirs and shrines. The city reached its highest magnificence by the beginning of the Christian era. The city boasted some of the most complex irrigation systems in the ancient world.
Arugam Bay is in the dry zone of Sri Lanka's southeastern drift of the Indian Ocean. The bay is almost of 320 kilometers (200 mi) due east of Arugam Bay, and covers an area of roughly 4 kilometers (2.5 mi) south of the market town of Pottuvil. The primary settlement in the zone, referred to locally as Ullae, is overwhelmingly Muslim, however there is a huge Tamil and Sinhala population towards the south of the town, and additionally various worldwide transients, to a great extent from Europe and Australia.While generally angling has overwhelmed the neighborhood economy, tourism has developed quickly in the zone as of late. Tourism in Arugam Bay is overwhelmed by surf tourism, on account of a few quality breaks in the zone; however visitors are likewise pulled in by the neighborhood shorelines, tidal ponds, noteworthy sanctuaries and the adjacent Kumana National Park.
Bentota is a small town situated on coastal areas in Sri Lanka . Positioned 65 kilometers south of Colombo the capital , in the Bentota region of the Southern Province It is quite famous for its breath taking view , and especially the Bentota Beach . If you are looking to spend your holiday and give yourself a calm and natural treat , with no bars and restaurants , this is the most refreshing and relaxing site . The Bentota Beach which extends over 7-8 kilometers is truly a symbol of peace , calmness and cleanness . One of its strongest points is its quiet surroundings which , according to many people , run the natural and relaxing environment of the beach . There is plenty of space of everyone to settle in perfectly and enjoy the sun bath to the fullest .
Sri Lanka is rich and overflowing when it comes to colourful history , many came and went , the essence of the dominance still lingers about in the cities and buildings . From Portuguese to Dutch , Sri Lanka has suffered and bloomed through many events . Damulla is a large town situated in the Matale district , pretty near to Colombo . It is also given the title of a World Heritage Site . The town's most fascinated fact seems to be the time period of its construction , it was built in just 167 days . Bursting with beautiful sites like the ironwood forest , rose quartz mountain , Rangiri Stadium and Na Uyana Aranya , one can't exactly pinpoint what this town is most known for .
Ella , often described as ''lonely planet' ' and ''waterfall' ' is a congested town located in Sri Lanka . Ella is pure natural beauty , with its waterfalls , greenery , and hills it is just jaw-dropping . It has views that one haven't witnessed before , scenes one hasn't seen before and nature one hasn't felt before . Ella is the perfect place to go to if one wants to refresh the brain . It has many famous places and has been under the attention to tourist for a decent amount of time now .
Hikkaduwa is the name of a small town which is located on the south coast of Sri lank around 98 KM on the south of Colombo. It is well known for the Hikkaduwa beach which is labeled as one of the best surfing site in Sri Lanka and for Hikkaduwa Coral Sanctuary which is located a few meters away from the shore.Hikkaduwa Beach and Surfing Hikkaduwa beach is one of the most popular tourist places in Sri lanka Known for the harmonized and calm environment. The Beach is considered to be one of the finest places in the country for surfing and it is also well known for seafood currie which gives an extraordinary touch while having the perfect day on the beach. You can enjoy Surfing to the fullest in the months of November to March when waves rise up. Many tourists have recommended surfing in these months.
Kandy is one of the most scenic cities in Sri Lanka and lies in the midst of hills. It is the Capital of the Central Province. It is both an administrative ad religious city. Kandy is the second largest city in the country and is frequently visited by Buddhists especially of the Theravada School.Kandy is very famous among tourist for three main reasons: It is home to the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ; Dalada Maligawa ), The Botanical Gardens ( Located in Peradeniya) and it always has a special place when it comes to festivities such as the Esala Perahara.
Kataragama is place of pilgrimage for a variety of religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam and is located in south-east corner of Sri Lanka. Therefore is a multi-religious sacred city. Kataragama is a holy shrine and a popular pilgrim center for Buddhists and Hindus. In fact Kataragama is one of the 16 principal places of Buddhist pilgrimage. Tamil Hindus of Sri Lanka and South India refer to the place as Katirkamam and it has a famous Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Katirkaman
In the wet zone forest area you'll find one of Sri Lanka's finest locations, splendid and rich with nature's gifts. The town is called Kitulgala, where wildlife lives, plants grow, fishes and water creatures strut about with no inhibitions at all. Sri Lanka preserves natural beauty by protecting it, the people do not let any harm come to the nature of animals and plants. Kitulgala goes through two monsoons each year and is titled the wettest place in the whole country. Kitulgala is famous for the exotic birds that roam the sky above it, the mouth-watering rice-curry lunch that's served and the Kelani River.
Minneriya National Park is a national stop in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The region was assigned as a national stop on 12 August 1997, having been initially pronounced as an untamed life haven in 1938.The explanation behind proclaiming the region as ensured is to secure the catchment of Minneriya tank and the natural life of the encompassing territory. The tank is of recorded significance, having been worked by King Mahasen in third century AD.The recreation center is a dry season bolstering ground for the elephant populace abiding in backwoods of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee areas. The recreation center earned the income of Rs. 10.7 million in the six months finishing in August 2009. Along with Kaudulla and Girithale, Minneriya shapes one of the 70 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) of Sri Lanka. The recreation center is arranged 182 kilometers (113 mi) from Colombo.
Mirissa is a small heaven located in the South Coast of Sri Lanka, only about 200km away from the Equator. The small town is ever-famous for it's natural beaches which are mostly untouched by any man-made modernization, which makes it well-loved and very sought after when it comes to holidays and vacations, even—honeymoons. Mirissa's sandy beaches gives life to your fantasies of a tropical heaven, the secluded crescent shaped beach is like a reclusive hidden Island that is a hideaway for many. The town's sunsets and sunrises are said to be one of the finest ever, the peace that surrounds people spending time in the hotels set aback from the actual beach is quiet unmeasured. The gentle waves of the ocean crashing and building into a crescendo, coconuts falling and birds chirping. Mirissa is a tourist heaven and must not be missed!
Negombo (Migamuwa) is a town of about 40 km north of Colombo. It has a small port and its economy is based on centuries old fishing industries and tourism. During the Dutch and Portuguese invasion it was used as a trading port.The beaches of Negombo are most of the time less crowded and unexplored which means that the beach is mostly to yourself. Recreational sports such as Diving and surfing are famous among tourists. The Muthurajawela Marsh off Negombo lagoon just south of the town is a unique wetland habitat and the largest marsh in Sri Lanka popular with eco enthusiasts.
One of the finest beaches in Sri lanka, the pearly sands, the breath-taking coastline this is a tangible proof of serenity in our island. It is so unique that the feeling you experience when you see it, is unique itself. One can really connect with nature at this beach at an intense level. This is a place where most people come to take a break from the hectic lives and rejuvenate.The beach is ideal to visit durin April and October. The Sun is at its most intense during this period so that you can work out on your tan. Watersports are also a huge feature in this beach, surfing and windsurfing are the major excursions undertaken here. This is a must in everyones itinerary when visiting Sri Lanka.
Nuwara Eliya meaning "city on the plain or "city of light" is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. It is one of the major tea producing areas in the world. The tallest mountain in Sri Lanka "Pidurutalagala" oversees this beautiful city. It is the most visited hill country.Nuwara Eliya is now a modern, busy city with department stores, fast food chains. Nevertheless the further away you are away from the busy town the more you will be revisiting the past. Tourists will find a variety of recreational activities to do in this beautiful city, Nuwara Eliya is known to have the best 18-hole golf course in Asia and that's not all horse-riding, boating, bird-watching and hiking are few of the many fun things you can do.
Beautiful beach along with coral reefs and amazing hotels awaits you people to visit Pasikudah in Sri Lanka Pasikudah is a coastal resort town located at a distance of 35 kilometers northwest of Baticola district Sri Lanka. This place is an exciting place not only for the tourists but some religious people who believes in Buddhism often visits this place. As a lot of beautiful temples were also there for your religious ethics and practices. Since the end of civil war in 2009 against the Black Group of Tamils, Places like Pasikuda gained more importance as tourism become active once again in Sri Lanka. For Tourists comfort an airport near the Batticola had been working from many years and giving an easy travel service so that they could reach their destinations without any problems faced. If we talk about the attractions present in this resort town then there are a lot of things which we cannot expressed in this article and you should visits once in your life this beautiful place. Pasikuda is a great place to enjoy your holidays also as a number of world class hotels awaits you to spend some time there along with your family and friends.
Polonnaruwa is the Island's 2nd largest kingdom. Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned Archeological relic sites in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom's first rulers. Its beauty and serenity was captured in the Duran Duran music video Save a Prayer in 1982. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The Lankathilaka temple and a colossal statue of the Buddha made from stone is located here.
Sigiriya also known as the Lion's Rock is a rock fortress and a palace located in the Matale district of Sri Lanka. This ruin is surrounded by gardens, ponds and other structures. Sigiriya was built by King Kassapa and it is included as a World Heritage site. Sigiriya is the best preserved city centre in Asia.Earlier is was a rock-shelter mountain monastery which was donated by Buddhist devotees. Later King Kassapa renovated it by building gardens and palace. After his death it was again used as a monastery. Human habilitation in Sigiriya at its earliest was found to be nearly five thousand years during the Mesothilic period. Rock inscriptions are carved near the drip ledges on many of the shelters, recording the donation of the shelters to the Buddhist monastic order as residences. These have been made within the period between the third century B.C and the first century A.D.
Tangalle is a huge town with beautiful attractions and breathtaking views. Tangalle is filled with attractive places and sandy beaches. Just everything you are looking for, Tangalle is fulfilling all the requirements.One of the main reasons of its hype and popularity is its alluring beaches which never fail to capture ones attention. It has rough, strong waves and creates such an impact on a person’s mind that they are just rejoiced. It’s beaches are Sri Lanka’s reply to ‘’heaven’’. The ocean stretches as far as one’s eyes can manage to see. Isn’t that just delightful? What a perfect way to beat the summer heat with some fresh water. The beaches in Tangalle have a harmonized environment and the sunsets are a must see! The beaches have hotels built as well. People all around the world come to witness the beauty of the beaches that Sri Lanka holds in it.
Trincomalee is a port city on the east coast of Sri Lanka. The city is located on a peninsula, which divides the inner and outer harbours.Trincomalee is an anglicized version of the Tamil word Tirukonamalai (which means "lord of the sacred hill"); it is a hill situated in the end of a natural land formation that resembles an arc. It is one of the main where Tamil is spoken at large scale. Historically referred to as Gokanna or Gokarna it has been a sea port that has played a major role in maritime and international trading history of Sri Lanka.The Bay of Trincomalee provides security and is openly accessible to all types of sea crafts in all weathers. The beaches are used for recreational purposes such as surfing, scuba diving, fishing and whale watching. The city is renowned for housing the largest Dutch fort in Sri Lanka. It is home to major Sri Lankan naval bases and a Sri Lankan Air Force base.
If you are intending to visit Sri Lanka or are already in Sri Lanka and are looking for good places or parks to visit, then here is one simple answer. The flawless Udawalawe. It is filled with huge parks that were built to provide an alternate experience of wildlife. The travelling there has cheap fees if we make comparison to the brilliant experience it gives to its visitors.
Wilpattu National Park (Also known as Park of natural lakes) is a recreation center situated in the Northwest dry zone of the island of Sri Lanka. The extraordinary element of this stop is the presence of "Willus" (Natural lakes), sand-rimmed water bowls or dejections that load with water. The recreation center is found 30 km west Anuradhapura, 26 km north of Puttalam and roughly 180 km north of the capital Colombo. The recreation center is 131, 693 hectares and reaches from 0 to 152 meters above ocean level. About sixty lakes (Willu) and tanks are discovered spread all through Wilpattu. Wilpattu is the biggest and one of the most seasoned National Parks in Sri Lanka. Wilpattu is among the top national parks widely acclaimed for its panther (Panthera pardus kotiya) population.
Yala National Park is situated in the south-east region of Sri Lanka and is the 2nd largest National Park in the island, situated some 300 km away from Colombo. It was at first established in the early 1890s as a game sanctuary . The park is located in the dry-zone region where the drought season is very long .The day time average temperature is over 30 degrees which is not uncommon in the region. The parkland makes up most of the reserve but also includes lakes, beaches, jungle, rivers and scrubland. This variety in habitats provides an excellent range in wildlife. The largest concentration of Leopards can be seen in this region though the chances of seeing this animal are very low, and the creature is said to be one of the most endangered species. About 32 species of mammals, 125 species of birds and many reptiles and lagoon fauna species have been recorded in the park. The Yala National Park is famous among visitors as the best place to view large mammals within one territory.