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7 places which will make Sri Lanka your next holiday!

Sri Lanka is indeed a wonder of Asia, with the breath-taking views and amazing cultural heritage it has. For your next most-liked display picture on Facebook, this is the place you have to visit!

Here are the 7 awesome places which will make you book tickets now!

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Adam's Peak

Adam's Peak

This lofty peak is known for its scenic view and the many stories attached to it. Legends say that the huge footprint-like impression belongs to Adam when he was cast out of heaven or Buddha or Lord Shiva. It has captured the imagination of poets and artists for years. Makes for a great picture and a great story!

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Ella

Ella

Ella is a beautiful hill country with some amazing guest houses to relax from your busy travelling schedule. Stunning views from Ella Gap and the faint glow from the Green Basses Lighthouse make for a very peaceful hiatus in your exciting trip. Long walks to tea plantations, waterfalls and photo sessions at scenic locations along with some delicious home-cooked food to splurge on make Ella a must-visit.

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Horton Plains National Park - The World's End

Horton Plains National Park - The World's End

Horton Plains National Park has its own ambience, overlooked by mountains Kirigalpotta and Totapola. The place is best for hiking. There are mesmerising stretches of wilderness in the grasslands accompanied with plunging cliffs from elevations as high as 2000 ft. These cliffs include the World's end which is a key attraction, being the edge of the hill country.

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Kalpitiya and Dutch Bay

Kalpitiya and Dutch Bay

Famous for dolphins, kitesurfing and boat safaris make Kalpitiya a very special stop in your trip. Boat safaris allow tourists to catch a closer glimpse of these dolphins and the diverse aqautic wildlife of the Dutch Bay. Thrill seekers and nature lovers love to glide against the winds of Kalptiya.

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Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Temple

Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Temple

Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara is a Buddhist temple in Colombo. Legends say that Buddha visited the temple on his 3rd visit to Sri Lanka. It was first destroyed by Indian invaders. It was restored only to get destroyed again, by the Portuguese and then finally restored by the Dutch. It has an eventful past and makes for greatg stories which one must explore.

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Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya

Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya

Renowned for its collection of beautiful orchids and royal palms adorning the avenues, Royal Botanical Gardens near the Mahaweli river attract a large number of visitors annually. Its not just the beautiful flowers that attract curiosity, there is also a giant Javan Fig tree covering about 2500 sq. metres on the lawn to make you stare in awe.

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Sigiriya

Sigiriya

The ancient rock fortress of Sigirya is one of the most valuable and interesting places for nature-lovers and curious history afficionados to see. The rocky walls rise up to the ruins of an ancient civilization, the short-lived kingdom of Kasappa on top of the fortress. Climbing up the staircases, there are frescoes and a pair of a huge lion's paws.
Sigirya is indeed a treat to eyes as well as the curious mind.