Sri Lanka is a popular island country which was previously known by the name of Ceylon. It is famous for pristine sandy beaches, the coconut palms, the beautiful mountains and the gorgeous tea plantations. Explored the elegance of this stunning island with Visiit’s Sri Lanka tour packages.
1. Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya is one of the most popular tea country hills of Sri Lanka which completely justifies the fact that Sri Lanka is renowned for tea. This city has a temperate climate and the cool weather attracting huge number of tourists all the year round. It is situated at a height of 6100 feet. The tea production capital of India is the perfect place to tour around for honeymoon, summer vacation or corporate outings. You are free to roam around the plantation. You can even see how tea is made here.
This hill country town was first found in the 19th century. It was previously referred to as Little England because it served as the perfect retreat for the then British colonialists. The perfect time to visit Nuwara Eliya is during the month of April. Tourists from various parts of the world flock Nuwara Eliya during April to celebrate the Sri Lanka New Year. It is the peak season not only to see the blossoms but can also explore some popular places like Victoria Park, Bale Bazaar, Adma Agro Farm, Ambewala Farm, St. Clair’s Falls and Lake Gregory.
2. Yala National Park
Yala National is a popular wildlife sanctuary in Sri Lanka. It is located at a distance of 240 kilometers from Colombo. There are various things that you can do in Yala National Park. You can go for a safari ride to explore the animals ruling the ground. Moreover, you can spot leopards, water buffaloes, and elephants. Here you can find leopards in higher density than anywhere else.
The leopard breeding season is during the month of September so the park remains closed during that time. It is better to avoid visiting during the month of September. Here you can also find 215 species of birds. Of them, almost 7 species are native to this park itself. Apart from the wild animals, you can also visit the Sithulpauwwa. It is a popular ancient rock temple here. Long back, 12,000 monks were staying here. You can also visit the Magul Maha Viharaya. It was previously a setting for the royal marriage.
Polonnaruwa is famous for being the second ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka. It was an ancient garden city. Now it is famous for the ruins. It is a place where you can also find exotic goods which are sold by the traders there. It is the perfect example of the ruins of the 12th Century.
Ensure to visit the Archaeological Museum and the Royal Palace. Here you can find 50 massive buildings. The Royal Palace also has an audience hall. It is well preserved even today. You can also find a Sacred Quadrangle here. It is one of the popular places to be visited. Here you can also find hundreds of worshippers.
It is one of the largest city in Sri Lanka, precisely the second largest city. From here you can reach the Central Highlands. The Central Highlands is famous for the tropical plantations. The tropical plantations grow both rubber and tea. You can even spot many rubber plantations on the road. It is one of the most scenic sights of Kandy.
Kandy is famous for the Temple of the Tooth Relic. It is one of the most sacred and popular Buddhist Temple in the world. The ancient kingdoms have their last capital over here. Tourists should visit Kandy during the colorful festival. The festival involves taking the tooth relic all around the city.
Kandy is also famous for various movie locations. It was showcased in Temple of Doom and the popular Indiana Jones. The tropical plantations and the scenic beauty attracts a huge number of tourists every year.
Galle is a 17th Century Fort of Sri Lanka. It was built during that time by the Dutch colonialists. Galle Fort is located overlooking the Indian Ocean. This fort is a true specimen of architecture. Being a perfect fortified city, Galle has many businesses and fort house courts. It is a gorgeous city in Sri Lanka.
It houses many art colonies. The main population comprises of foreigners. So it has a mixed colony. Some of the popular places to visit are the Maritime Museum, the St. Mary’s Cathedral which was built by the Jesuits, Galle Fort, Unawatuna Beach, etc. You can also visit the oldest lighthouse of Sri Lanka located close by. The Shiva temple in Galle is filled with tourists from all over the world.
Sri Lanka is a fabulous island country with a perfect blend of various cultures like that of English, Dutch and Portuguese. You can even participate in the local festivals during your trip to Sri Lanka. The local festivals mainly include elephants. So you can even ride a few of them. You can even spot one or two leopards if you are lucky enough during your visit to Sri Lanka.
Apart from these 5 major attractions, there are also other places to visit like Bentota, Anuradhapura, Colombo, Mirissa, Sigiriya and many other places. This small island country is located on the Indian Ocean. It is a beautiful place and is also a must visit for all age groups. You can visit the place all the year round but if you are a wildlife lover, you should not plan for the month of September.
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