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Sri Lanka Attractions

The mountain is located in the southern reaches of the Central Highlands, in the Ratnapura district of the Sabaragamuwa Province – lying about 40 km northeast of the city of Ratnapura. The surrounding region is largely forested hills, with no m...

One enters the magnificent Island of Sri Lanka through its largest city, Colombo, inhabited by about a million people. Colombo has an ancient history dating back to the 8 th Century. The name Colombo originated from the Sinhala word ‘Kolontota...

Sigiriya, the ‘Lion Rock’, is a fortress built by King Kassapa I (477-495 A.D.) on a rock 200 metres in height. Visible for miles around this marvellous World Heritage Site holds the remains of an upper palace on the top of the rock, a mi...

Polonnaruwa, is a World Heritage Site comprising of ancient ruins of monuments built by the Cholas and those of the magnificent garden-city created by king Parakramabahu I. This period was considered the golden age of Polonnaruwa in the 12th century....

The World Heritage Site Dambulla comes down to us from the 3rd century B.C. It carries the largest cave monastery in Sri Lanka with Buddhist mural paintings and as many as 157 statues of various sizes. This has long been a site where pilgrims worship...

Minneriya National Park located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa consists of a veritable 8,890ha of evergreen forest, jungle and open grassland. The historical Minneriya Tank built by King Mahasen in 3 rd Century AD makes the park a uniquely beautifu...

Kandy where traditional culture abounds was the last stronghold of Sri Lankan kings conquered by the colonial rulers. It is richly set against tea and spice lands, surrounded with hills through which the Mahaweli the longest river in the island beaut...

A visitor to Sri Lanka never misses a trip to the up-country full of luxurious tea plantations and waterfalls. One can tour the hills through automobile or train. For a relaxed and convenient journey, the latter is preferred. The railways in Sri Lank...

Nuwara Eliya situated 2000m above sea level, is a small town set amongst hills, developed by the British colonial rulers, resembling an English country village complete with many English style bungalows and buildings, post office and small shops. It ...

The Horton Plains is a protected forest and wildlife sanctuary and offers a breath-taking and unforgettable view of Sri Lanka ‘s highest plateau. Situated above 2,130m above sea level, the southern part of the plains suddenly ends plunging down...

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