Sri Lanka Travel Guide

by Ontravlex
Aerial view from above of Sigiriya or the Lion Rock, an ancient fortress and a palace with gardens, pools, and terraces atop of granite rock in Dambulla, Sri Lanka.

It’s easy to understand why Sri Lanka has become a popular tourist destination since the conclusion of its horrific, decades-long civil war in 2009. In addition to its beaches and wildlife, the area has a lot of interesting historical and cultural sites, such as a number of impressive archaeological sites and old buildings.

Sri Lanka, which is encircled by the Indian Ocean, is located directly to the south of India, with just the Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar separating the two. The pearl-shaped island has a long and beautiful coastline, but its highlands are just as beautiful, with gorgeous hills and mountains, flowing rivers, huge lagoons, and dazzling waterfalls.

Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte may be the new capital of the island country, but most tourists still fly directly to Colombo. The busy, crowded metropolis is the country’s largest city and economic center. It also has a wide range of cultural landmarks, such as temples, museums, and historical sites, as well as many parks and busy marketplaces.

The cultural capital of Kandy and the striking ruins of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa are two of Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist destinations. The last kingdom of the country is in a beautiful place and has many historical sites, such as the Royal Palace and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

Due to their picturesque coastline locations, evocative forts, and colonial architecture, Galle, Batticaloa, and Trincomalee all attract a large number of tourists. Nuwara Eliya is another must-see. It is sometimes called “Little England” because of its cute Victorian buildings and beautiful tea plantations.

The spectacular rock fortress of Sigiriya, positioned atop a prominent mountain overlooking the rest of the island, should not be missed. Other popular activities include surfing along the coast and safaris in and around Yala National Park.

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