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Sri Lanka Tourist Attractions

Sri Lanka, a land like no other, is known for its panoramic scenery, breathtaking beaches, exclusive wildlife, and not to mention, friendly population! Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Passikudah, Yala and Negombo are a few popular places to visit in Sri Lanka. Whether you are looking for a relaxed, romantic holiday, or an exciting, adventurous one, Sri Lanka has it all.

Arugam Bay:

Arugam BayLocated in the South East coast of the country, Arugam Bay is a popular surfing hot spot and tourist destination. In addition to the beach and surfing , lagoon tours, bird watching, Kumana National Park are amongst the area’s other attractions.

Negombo:

Negombo BeachLocated in the West coast of the island is ~37 Km from Colombo, Negombo is a major tourist destination with quick access to and from the main Airport. Home to one of the best beaches in the west coast; stretching from the north of the town and along the hotel strip, attracting tourists on their way to or from the airport. The city also offers a myriad of hotels, guest houses and restaurants serving the interests ranging from the budget to the high end traveller.

Anuradapura:

AnuradhapuraDeclared by the UNESCO as a world heritage city, Anuradapura is regarded as Sri Lanka’s first known kingdom and the capital of the island for many centuries. Being well known for its cultural and religious value the city attracts many local and foreign visitors who love to explore the ancient history of Sri Lanka.

Polonnaruwa:

Polonnaruwa Gal ViharayaIs 216 Km’s from Colombo. Polonnaruwa was a great city in Sri Lanka which came in to prominence during its’ brief period of 2 Centuries of Sri Lankan history, being second only to the ancient city of Anuradhapura in ancient cultural heritage. Polonnaruwa today is a showcase of the great ancient Sri Lankan architecture dating back to 12th Century AD ,which was interwoven with many Buddhist monasteries and monuments which were built by the King Parakramabahu.

Kalpitiya:

Dolphin & Whale WatchingKalpitiya is a peninsula set in between the deep lagoon of Puttalam to the east and the Indian Ocean. The Kalpitiya peninsula is 48 km long and 6-8 km wide. Kalpitiya presents the opportunity to view Dolphins, Sperm Whales and the Bar Reef, the largest coral reef (307km) in Sri Lanka, which can be reached by an hour’s boat trip to Kalpitiya.

Nuwara Eliya:

Tea Plucking in Sri Lanka Hill CountryThe city located in the hill country of the Central Province is popular for its smoothing climate. The train ride to Nuwara Eliya offers one of the most scenic and memorable experiences to the traveller. The city which is at an elevation of 1,890m above sea level is the highest city in Sri Lanka.

Galle:

Galle Sri LankaIs located 119km from Colombo. The city is the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in the South and South East Asia. Known for attractions like the Galle Fort, Lighthouse and maritime museum.

Hikkaduwa:

Hikkaduwa BeachLocated in the Southern Province about 17 Km north-west of Galle and 96 Km South of Colombo. The beach in Hikkaduwa is known as the second best surfing spot. Hikkaduwa’s Beach and night life makes it a popular tourist destination.

Kandy:

Temple of the Tooth KandyThe home of the Sacred Tooth Relic Kandy is both a religious and scenic city in Sri Lanka. It is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is renowned for the Esala Perahera (an annual procession) , which is held for over 10 days.

Bentota:

Sri Lanka BeachBentota is situated along the south western coast of the country ~65 Km south of Colombo. The variety of water sports serve as a main tourist attraction. A popular water sport that visitors choose to engage in when in Bentota is jet skiing, and there are tube rides and banana rides for all ages.

Pasikudah:

Pasikudah BeachPasikudah is a coastal resort town located about 35 Km northwest of Batticaloa. It is known to have one of the longest stretches of shallow coastlines in the world.