Sri Lanka Tourism

Archaeological Sites

Anuradhapura was the first capital of Sri Lanka established in the 4th century BC. It was the royal capital for 119 successive Singhalese Kings and lasted for about thousand five hundred years. Many historic monuments and buildings still remain in the acres of this sacred land. The historic city of Anuradhapura is an essential stop on any tour of Sri Lanka.

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Caves

Situated about 4km from Udagama (25km from Belihuloya towards Colombo on the Balangoda – Colombo road), the entrance to the Andirilena Caves is only about 4ft high, but once inside

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cities

Colombo, Sri Lanka's largest city, a beehive of commotion with more than a million inhabitants.The capital city of Srilanka with it's frenetic traffic and general chaos is a little too much for most to handle but Colombo is, however

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festivals

Starting off the festivals in January, the Galle Literary Festival is an event that takes place annually. Well-known internationally as one of the best literary festivals in with world, the event plays host to some of the most famous names in literature, including Richard Dawkins, Joanna Trollope, and Meera Syal.

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historical monuments

Sri Lanka is a country rich in history: the cultural triangle covering Anuradhapura, Dambulla and Kandy, the eight ancient kingdoms, impressive colonial architecture, numerous UNESCO world heritage sites and the ancient rock fortress at Sigiriya, to name but a few.

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island

Sri Lanka’s west coast shows the island at its most developed, its most Westernised, and its most tourist-oriented. A string of fine beaches, backed by hundreds of hotels and guesthouses of all sizes and standards

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lakes

A wealth of river basin based water heritage is abundant in Sri Lanka. Reservoirs of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) are different from the water tanks we see in ancient civilizations or bodies of water collected for purposes such as generation of electricity or supplying water for consumption.

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national reserves

Sri Lanka National Parks: 13 % of Sri Lanka's landmass is protected as national parks.

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rain forest

Sinharaja Rain Forest (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the last viable remnant of Sri Lanka’s tropical lowland rainforest spanning an area of 18900 acres is located within Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces of the south-west lowland wet zone of Sri Lanka. Sinharaja is bounded by rivers on three sides

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surf

Sri Lanka produces some good fun waves, offshore winds are super consistent during the monsoon season.The best surf season at the on the southwest (hikkaduwa etc) is from November to march and then on the east coast (arugam bay) from may to september.

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temples

The oldest Buddhist temple in all of Sri Lanka and one of the oldest in the world is Girihadu Seya, which translates as “the stupa on top of the rocks.” This stupa was built 2,500 years ago, back in the 5th century BCE when Lord Buddha was still alive, and the story behind it is a fascinating one.

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waterfalls

Sri Lanka is an island country in the Indian Ocean. It is located on the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in Asia. It was known as Ceylon until 1972. With a great climate and beautiful nature, Sri Lanka is a great place for travelers. Also you can find amazing sandy beaches, green areas and waterfalls in Sri Lanka.

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World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Sites namely, the ancient city of Polonnaruwa (1982), the sacred city of Anuradhapura (1982), the ancient city of Sigiriya (1982), the old town of Galle and its fortifications (1988), the Sinharaja Forest Reserve (1988)

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