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7 Best Places to Travel in Sri Lanka - Top Attractions in the Paradise Island

Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. This article gives information about the 7 best places to visit here to enjoy a delightful holiday experience.



Sigiriya, which many call the 8th Wonder of the World is a masterpiece of the highest order. The grand fortress was built by King Kasyapa who ruled on the island between 477 and 495 CE. The alluring frescoes of the Sigiriya damsels will easily captivate you during your visit.


Galle Dutch Fort

The iconic Galle Dutch Fort is one of the finest examples of colonial architecture. The fort was built by the Portuguese and then extensively fortified by the Dutch. It stands tall and proud on the borders of the pictures city of Galle. The area is occupied by large numbers of artists and poets, adding rich colour to the region.


Temple of the Tooth Relic

Located in the ancient city of Kandy, the Temple of the Tooth Relic is one of the most sacred sites of worship in Sri Lanka. In this temple, a relic of a tooth of Buddha is enshrined. Every year, countless numbers of devotees visit this grand temple. The Kandy Esala Perahera also known as the annual procession of the temple, is known to be one of the most majestic Buddhist festivals in the world.


Ancient City of Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura was the very first capital of the ancient Sri Lankan kings. During this era, Buddhism was also introduced to the country. There are many wonderful attractions to visit in the ancient city. You will be able to hire self-drive cars in Sri Lanka and explore the grandiosity of this area with great ease. Get in touch with leading companies like Malkey Rent a Car to find more information about this transportation method. Places like Kuttam Pokuna, Ranmasu Uyana and Abhayagiri Museum are places that should not be missed in Anuradhapura.


Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa is the kingdom that was established after Anuradhapura fell. In the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, there are some remarkable attractions that silently speak volumes about the talent of the ancient Sri Lankans. Royal Palace, Audience Hall, Sacred Quadrangle and Shiva Devale should be included in your travel itinerary in the region. Be sure to visit the Gal Vihara too when you are travelling in the city. Four majestic statues of Buddha which are carved into a single granite rock are to be seen here.


Nuwara Eliya

The misty city of Nuwara Eliya, which is often called 'Little England' is one of the most popular travel destinations on the island. There are magnificent tea estates to see here as well as world-renowned attractions like Adam's Peak and Horton Plains National Park.



The enchanting beauty of Pasikuda is breathtaking indeed! Here you find one of the longest stretches of shallow reef coastlines in the world. There are lots of great hotels and resorts in the area catering to the discerning needs of the masses that visit this region.

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