Top 5 Tourist Destinations to Visit in the Majestic Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a very picturesque and scenic country and it has a lot to offer in terms of mysterious temples, green tea plantations and lovely people whose hospitality will impress you. It is one of the most beautiful islands of the Indian Ocean that attracts people from far and wide. The top 5 places which you should make sure of visiting are:

1. Sigiriya

Sigiriya

 

The meaning of Sigiriya is Lion stone and is the ruins of an ancient fortress in the Matale district. This structure is surrounded by a network of beautiful gardens and reservoirs and is visited by both local and foreign tourists. This place is about 600ft tall and is also famous for frescos. There is a statue that resembles a lion in the entrance and there are the remains of Sinhala Kingdom at the top.

2. Kandy

Kandy

This place is famous as Sri Lanka’s traditional art and crafts center and market. It the hub of gem stone manufacture in this country and it is this place where the last Sinhalese king handed their kingdom to the British Empire in the year 1815. The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is one of the greatest attractions of Kandy.

3. Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya

 

This is a beautiful plateau that is surrounded by lovely green mountains and calm waterfalls. There are many tea plantations and British heritage buildings that are worth seeing.

4. Kitulgala

Kitulgala

This is yet again a beautiful town near to the river Kelani. “Bridge of the river Kwai” was filmed here and make sure of enjoying traditional Sri Lankan lunch here from the local restaurants.

5. Colombo

Colombo

 

Being the capital city, there is a lot to see here in terms of heritage buildings, museums, entertainment centers and the like. The place also offers a number of lavish and luxurious hotel and spa options.

This was just a glimpse of what Sri Lanka has to offer and unless you visit this country, you will never understand its beauty.