Kandy is one of the most beautiful cities of Sri Lanka that is known for its scenic beauty and rich cultural value. Spread over an area of around 1940 square kilometres, it is counted amongst the world heritage sites of UNESCO. The city promises a number of tourist attractions that include the Old Royal Palace and the famous Temple of Tooth. Other holy spots in Kandy include the Gadaladeniya Temple and the Lankathilake Temple.
Arugam Bay is a popular surfing and tourist destination in the world famously known among surfers for hosting competitions. It has many attractions and things to enjoy such as bird watching, elephant watching, lagoon tour and many more. You can also visit the Kumana National Park, Kudumpigala monarchy and many ancient ruins & archaeological sites. This unspoiled town offers an abundance of opportunities for those with a passion for water sports and underwater photography, it is also known as one of the best surfing hot spots in the world.
Anuradhapura city served as a capital of medieval Sri Lanka from 4th-11th Century for 130 rulers. Introduction of Budhism and its evolution occurred during this period. At its height, the city was home over 10,000 Buddhist bikkus with gigantic stupas ever built by man. Today this ancient capital of Sri Lanka has become sacred to the whole Buddhist world, with its surrounding monasteries covering an area of 40 sq kilometres and one of the UNESCO cultural heritages in the country.
Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka’s splendid medieval capital was established as the first city of the land in the 11th Century first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I. Eventually, Polonnaruwa became home to an immense number of fascinating royal palaces, tremendous Buddhist temples, man-made reservoirs covering a vast area. Being declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Polonnaruwa is second only to the ancient city of Anuradhapura in the cultural triangle.
Trincomalee, located on the east coast of Sri Lanka, is renowned as one of the most picturesque natural harbors of the world. Over the centuries, it has attracted various groups of foreign invaders and colonists, who recognized its potential as a major port city, and today, it remains one of the island’s most popular tourist attractions, around 257 kilometres from Colombo.
Enjoy Jeep safari game drive in Wilpattu national park of Sri Lanka, a popular Leopard watching destination. Wilpattu is one of the largest National Parks in Sri Lanka. The unique feature of this park is the existence of “Willus” (Natural lakes) – Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. It has many species of endemic birds & animals that one can spot only in Wilpattu national park.
The Motuwarama Dutch Church or St Anthony’s Church on the east coast of Kalpitiya is an abandoned space from 127 years ago. The church is uninhabited for the most part now. It’s an interesting space with ancient ruins, the little church aisle and its twisty trees, and makes for a peaceful quiet rest by the Bay. If you like stumbling upon places with a lot of history, then you might like a boat ride here.