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Top tourist destinations of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a spectacular tourist destination with pristine beaches, great historic relics and exotic wildlife. Enjoy memorable stay at the unique locations in the tiny country. It has a rich history and great culture as old as 2500 odd years. Religious monuments, relics, temples and forts make the vacation colorful.


Come to the ancient city that has been included in the world heritage list of UNESCO. Located around 200 km from Colombo, it is famous for the best preserved ancient relics. Tourists can find magnificent monasteries and Buddhist temples including Sri Maha Bodhiya and Ruwanwelisaya.

Yala National Reserve

For wildlife crazy people, Yala Park brings fantastic opportunity to witness unmatched collection of wildlife. Spread across 300 square kilometers, the park has green grasslands, wetlands and beaches as well. Watch the unbelievable collection of elephants, buffalos and leopard in the natural habitat. There are more than 200 species of birds found here, out of them a few are about to extinct.

Unawatuna beach

The island has an impressive coastline more than 1200 km and Unawatuna is one of the most exciting beaches of Sri Lanka. Unwind in the warm white sand and admire the deep blue water in the majestic evenings. The beach has been included in the top 10 most exotic beaches by National Geographic. Adventure geeks could find the breathtaking range of exotic fish while scuba diving.


Ratnapura is located around 100 km away from Colombo, the capital city. It takes around 3 hours and the picturesque journey is a pleasurable experience. It is a place that would impress the gem lovers and those who love mining and mining related activities. There are interesting excursions nearby that tourists enjoy the most. Sinharaja rain forest is the most exciting place that tops the list.


In spite of being the capital city of this tiny country, Colombo still preserves a lot of rural flavor. It is vibrant and vivid pulsating with life and vitality. There is a lot to do in the city and so many exciting things waiting for you.


Located around 230 km from the capital city, the place is one of the best places in Sri Lanka. It is popular for the Hindu shrine of Lord Kataragama or Skanda.  The shrine has references as old as 288 BC and it is popular among people of various cultural backgrounds.


Dambulla attract many people worldwide. The cave temple complex is a great tourist attraction. There is the biggest rose quartz peak range of South Asia situated at Dambulla. It has great archiological importance and many excavation projects have been organized there.


The meaning of Sigiriya is The Lion’s Rock. It is a castle ruin and one of the most popular tourist spots of the country. You can see ancient paintings at Sigiriya. It is one of the World Heritage Sites of the nation.