Sri Lanka is only a small island by geographical standards. Many a traveler makes the mistake of looking at its tear shaped map and coming to conclusions that a few days or perhaps a week is sufficient when considering a holiday to Sri Lanka. That is as far as one can be from the truth. This is an island that will keep you exploring, discovering and falling in love. The more you see the more you would want to stay. The more you stay, the more you unravel.
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Kitulgala is a small town in the wet zone rainforest areas of Sri Lanka. Although it is located in one of the wettest places in the country, it is famed for its stunning beauty, adventure sports and outdoor camping. The Academy Award-winning The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed on the Kelani River near
One of the world’s oldest continuously occupied cities Anuradhapura is the capital city of North Central Province, Sri Lanka and the capital of Anuradhapura District. Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization. The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the centre
Sri Lanka’s surfing capital Arugam Bay is a bay situated on the Indian Ocean in the dry zone of Sri Lanka’s southeast coast, and a historic settlement of the ancient Batticaloa Territory. The main settlement in the area, known locally as Ullae, is predominantly Muslim, however there is a significant Sri Lankan Tamil and Sinhala
East coast quietness amidst charming people Batticaloa is a major city in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, and its former capital. It is the Administrative capital of the Batticaloa District. Pasikudah is popular tourist destination northwest with beaches and flat year-round warm-water shallow-lagoons. Batticaloa is in the eastern coast of Sri Lanka on a flat
A beach, water sports and excellent seafood This is a coastal town in Sri Lanka, approximately 65 kilometres (40 mi) south of Colombo. Bentota is situated on the southern bank of the Bentota River mouth, at an elevation of 3 metres (9.8 ft) above the sea level. Bentota is a historical place described in ancient
A capital in constant transformation Colombo is both the largest city of Sri Lanka and its commercial capital. The city is also the island’s financial hub and holds numerous tourist destinations. Colombo city belongs to the western Province, one of nine such provinces and is flanked by the Gampaha District (where both Negombo and the
View from the top of the world Ella is a small town in situated at an elevation of 1,041 metres (3,415 ft) above sea level. The area has a rich biodiversity, dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Ella is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The town has a
The tamil heartland of Sri Lanka Jaffna is the capital city of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. Prior to the Sri Lankan civil war, it was Sri Lanka's second most populated city after the commercial capital Colombo. The 1980s insurgent uprising led to extensive damage, expulsion of part of the population, and military occupation.
Popular new destination with a host of activities Kalpitiya is located in the Puttalam district of North Western province of Sri Lanka. It is known for its serene beauty. It consists of 14 islands and has a total area of 16.73 km2. The people of Kalpitiya are mostly fishermen. It is now developing as an
A vibrant jewel in the hills of Sri Lanka Kandy, the hill city, the sleepy town with centuries of history and tradition, is a must see during your visit to Sri Lanka. Home to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and many other temples and kovils of historic significance, the city in the hills,
Beach side living amidst local communities Negombo is vibrant coastal town close to the Bandaranaike International Airport. It is the second largest city in the Western province after Colombo (situated approximately 35 km north of Colombo). It is well known for its fisheries, cathedrals, market places, eateries and beach stip. It is a renowned tourist
The coolest Part of Sri Lanka . Nuwara-Eliya is a city in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for tea production in Sri Lanka. The city
Let's go back in time Modern day Polonnaruwa is made of two parts; Kaduruwela area is the Polonnaruwa New Town and the other part of Polonnaruwa remains as the royal ancient city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa. The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu
Untouched beaches for quiet reflection Tangalle (also known as Tangalla) is a large town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka. It is located 195 km (121 mi) south of Colombo and 35 km (22 mi) east of Matara. It has a mild climate, in comparison to the rest of the district, and sandy beaches.
Two of Sri Lanka’s best beaches side by side We consider Mirissa and Weligama as twin destinations. Although only a few kilometres apart, they offer a contrast of experiences. Mirissa offers great beaches, a splendid array of accommodation, restaurants and nightlife, Weligama wins for its surf-friendly beaches and village life setting. If you are heading
Largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Galle is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is the administrative capital of Southern Province, Sri Lanka and is the district capital of Galle District. Galle was known as ‘Gimhathiththa’ before the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century, when it was
Trincomalee - The east coast gem with so many facets Trincomalee is a major resort port city of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. Located on the east coast of the island overlooking the Trincomalee Harbor. The city is built on a peninsula of the same name and is home to the famous Koneswaram temple. East Coast
Step into a cave and step back into the past Dambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site (1991) in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m
Herds of elephants and other exciting wildlife Wasgamuwa is one of the protected areas where Sri Lankan Elephants can be seen in large herds. It is also one of the Important Bird Areas in Sri Lanka. The National Park's annual daily temperature is 28 °C (82 °F) and has a dry zone climate. Rain is
A treasure trove that is also a temple The Gangaramaya Temple is one of the most important temples in Colombo, Sri Lanka, being a mix of modern architecture and cultural essence. The temple's architecture demonstrates an eclectic mix of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, and Chinese architecture. Although it may not be the best representation of
Take on these sacred heights and let the first light touch your soul Adam's Peak is a 2,243 m (7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is well known for the Sri Pada, i.e., "sacred footprint", a 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) rock formation near the summit, which in Buddhist
Historic yet contemporary in experience Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423
Fall in love or be inspired by the legendary Geoffrey Bawa The Lunuganga Estate was the country house of the renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. The estate had been used as a cinnamon estate during the Dutch era and then a rubber plantation under the British. In 1948, the small house in the estate
Paradise under the sea Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, a coastal town in Eastern Province, encompassing a total area of 471.429 hectares. The island's name derives from the rock pigeon which has colonized
The crown jewels of the Sri Lankan tribe Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since
A majestic fortress in the sky Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high.
Where leopards, elephants and bears roam Yala (also known as Ruhuna National Park) combines a strict nature reserve with a national park. Divided into 5 blocks, the park has a protected area of nearly 130,000 hectares of land consisting of light forests, scrubs, grasslands, tanks and lagoons. Two blocks of around 140 sqkm are currently
Largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Galle is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is the administrative capital of Southern Province, Sri Lanka and is the district capital of Galle District. Galle was known as ‘Gimhathiththa’ before the arrival of the Portuguese