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5 Best Places in Sri Lanka to Do a Photography Tour – Locations for Outstanding Images

The lovely island nation of Sri Lanka will be a splendid attraction for photographers as you will find plenty of opportunities for capturing outstanding photographs. Below are some of these locations.


Sigiriya Rock Fortress

The breathtaking Sigiriya Rock Fortress is regarded as being one of Sri Lanka's most remarkable and iconic cultural attractions. Here you will have the opportunity to take a variety of outstanding photographs as you will find amazing sights and views in the environs of the rock fortress. On the summit of the massive rock, you will find the ruins of a lavish palace complex that once featured grand buildings, moats, water gardens, numerous walls and sculptures. One of the most acclaimed of Sigiriya's existing features is its frescoes, which are images of beautiful women, perhaps celestial nymphs or the ladies of the king's harem.


Dambulla Cave Temple

No photographic tour of Sri Lanka would be complete without featuring the intriguing Dambulla cave temple complex. If you visit this captivating cultural attraction you will be able to obtain excellent photographs of the religious and cultural features of the complex. Within the Dambulla cave temples you will find a host of interesting paintings and sculptures that are considered to be representative of the cultural and religious heritage of the nation. The Dambulla caves contain a host of engrossing statues depicting the Buddha and other revered subjects such as kings and deities. You will also find murals which illustrate various scenes in the life of Gautama Buddha.


Nuwara Eliya

The highland town of Nuwara Eliya is well-known for its cool and appealing climate. Here you will find a myriad of subjects for photographs that are sure to capture your imagination. Amongst Nuwara Eliya's attractions is a fine selection of colonial period architecture which has earned it the affectionate moniker 'Little England'. Within the lush hill country of Nuwara Eliya, you will have the opportunity to stroll along the numerous pathways that meander through the tea plantations. Another attraction in the area is the appealing Hakkagala Botanic Gardens which features an interesting collection of botanical specimens.



The alluring city of Kandy is located in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. This engrossing city is renowned for its cultural and religious attractions which will provide outstanding opportunities for photographers. Pride of place in Kandy goes to the famous Temple of the Tooth which houses the revered tooth relic of the Buddha. An interesting cultural event related to the former attraction is the Esala Perahera, a splendid procession featuring elephants, acrobats, dancers and many other performers. On the other hand plant, lovers will be enthralled by the remarkable selection of specimens at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Amongst the options that holidaymakers may consider when organizing their Sri Lanka tour itinerary would be the services of Sri Lanka Tailor-made, one of the well-reputed travel specialists in the island.



The historic city of Anuradhapura was one of the ancient capitals of the Sinhalese people and accordingly features a splendid collection of remnants and ruins that hint at its grandeur in times gone by. As you might expect you will find outstanding opportunities for photography in this renowned city. Amongst the cultural attractions to be found in Anuradhapura are features like the remnants of stupas (Buddhist shrines), palaces, gardens, sculptures and the like. A focal point for Buddhist devotees is the Sri Maha Bodhi tree, which is sacred to Buddhists. The many attractions of this ancient city will delight the avid photographer who desires to capture memorable images of Sri Lanka.

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