Highlights of Sri Lanka
Find below descriptions and recommendations of the best Highlights of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has many beautfiul places. The various National Parks, Cultural cities and stunning beaches are just a few examples of the many highlights of Sri Lanka. Getting excited? Click here to see how you can visit these highlights of Sri Lanka in one of our tours.
The Little England of Sri Lanka with its picturesque landscape and temperate climate
This beautiful town is set in the heart of the tea country, The British succeeded in creating a little England with homes built in the architectural Style of georgian to queen Anne. Situated at 1890 metres above, cool and fresh, a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of Colombo. Situated near by Horton Plains, Sri Lankas highest and most isolated plateau. Nature lovers will revel in this wide, patna grass covered plain, the haunt of many wild yet, harmless animals and home of many species of birds.
Yala National Park
The best spot in Sri Lanka to spot the leopard is the Yala National Park
Ceylon Tea Gardens
See how the original Sri Lanka (Ceylon) tea is grown in the beautiful hill country
This city is one of the 8 World Heritage sites of Sri Lanka and offers a dozen of highlights
Old Portugese/Dutch colony in Sri Lanka with a spectacular view from the Galle fort
The Sigiriya Rock Temple is one of the must-see highlights of Sri Lanka during your holiday
One of the top 10 highlights of Sri Lanka is the amazing cave temple complex of Dambulla
Like Sigiriya, Dambulla is a vast isolated rock mass. This UNESCO World Heritage site is an amazing complex of five caves. Ancient king (Valagam Bahu) used Dambulla as a refuge and upon regaining his throne he commissioned magnificent images to be carved from the rock. Later, kings made further improvements and the caves now contain over 150 images of the buddha painted upon the walls, some of them are over 2000 years old. Another highlight is a colossal figure of the recumbent buddha carved out of the living rock some 14 metres long.
This picturesque city offers a pleasant mix of culture and nature
The beach of Trincomalee is one of the most beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka
Situated on the North-East coast of Sri Lanka is Trincomalee. Because of its magnificent coastline, sandy beaches and sunny weather, Trincomalee is becoming increasingly popular amongst visitors. Nature Harbour, Fort Frederick, Hot Springs and the Tirukoneswaram temple are interesting places to visit in Trincomalee.
Explore the commercial and capital city of Sri Lanka by tuk-tuk
Sri Lanka’s first capital up to recent times, Colombo, is a fascinating city, not only for its blend of the east and west, but also for it’s cosy mixture of the past and present. It remains the commercial city of the country with a mix of sinhalese, tamils, muslims, and all kinds of cultures. The cosmopolitan side of Colombo includes stylish theatres, cinemas, restaurants, cafés, museums, shopping complexes, galeries and markets. Colombo history involves successive ruling by the Portugues, Dutch, and British and it was a major port on the East-West trade during that era.
Hiking or cycling at Ella is one of the most fascinating highlights of Sri Lanka
Ella is a small town in Badulla district of Uva province, Sri Lanka. This city is 1041 meters high from the sea level. Here, very rich biodiversity dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Also, Ella is very famous for hiking, trecking and cycling. For example, visit Ella rock and mini Adam’s Peak or one of the waterfalls, such as Ravana Waterfall. Nine Arch Bridge is another wonderful creation of the British. This area is very beautiful to discover by train, showing you the tea gardens, mountains and water falls. There are very good hotels, restaurant, and activities to do in Ella and panaromic views from the mountains are unbelievable. Dont miss it!