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Top 10 Honeymoon Locations in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an ideal destination for most types of travelers. Whether you are looking for a luxury family vacation or an authentic Sri Lankan homestay, there are infinite options to select from. In recent times, more and more people are discovering the romance hidden away in the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, and Sri Lanka is fast becoming a hostpot for destination weddings and honeymoons. Here are the Top 10 Best Honeymoon Locations in Sri Lanka.

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Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is home to the highest city in Sri Lanka, and has a cool and breezy climate. The architecture and design of the city and its buildings is very reminiscent of England and it is indeed known as Little England. Surrounded by lush tea plantations and picturesque mountains, there are countless holiday bungalows in Nuwara Eliya formerly belonging to governors of tea estates, which have now been converted into holiday bungalows making for a completely private and cosy honeymoon hideaway.

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Hunas Falls

Hunas Falls

Hunas Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka. It is located in Elkaduwa in the Matale District in Central Province Sri Lanka. Enclosed by trees and thick fliage, multiple streams of water cascade down from the rocks into a natural pool at the base where visitors can have a cool bathing experience. During rainy season all these small streams combine and become one cascading waterfall. The natural beauty of this location remains untouched although a few additions have been made such as a resting hut for visitors.

Rumassala

Rumassala is located in the South of Sri Lanka, between the Galle harbour and Unawatuna Beach. It is said to have legendary origins, rumoured to be part of the Himalayan mountain that fell off as the God Hanuman was carrying the rock with the herb needed to cure his Lord Lakshmana. There are many picturesque sites to see in Rumassala such as the Japanese Peace Pagoda which offers panoramic views of the Fort in nearby Galle. A trek through a forest will grant access to Jungle Beach which is suitable for swimming, snorkeling and absolute privacy.

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Talpe

Talpe

Talpe is a quiet little village located on the South Coast of Sri Lanka, with white sandy beaches that offer private relaxing and sunbathing opportunities, and blue green seas perfect for swimming, surfing and snorkeling. There is even a small coral reef forms a natural swimming pool. With cinnamon estates and the calm Koggala river in the vicinity, couples can choose to walk or cycle to the nearby attractions. There is even a small natural coral reef nearby.

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Tangalle

Tangalle

Tangalle, or Tangalla, is a large town in the Hambanthota district in Southern Sri Lanka. With palm-fringed beaches, scenic coves and white sand beaches, Tangalle is a lazy little fishing town with one of the largest bays in Sri Lanka. The name Tangalle is derived from "golden rock" after a legend of a holy man who partook a meal there after which the rock turned into gold. With many attractions in the vicinity, there are countless ways to keep yourselves occupied.

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Haputale

Haputale

Haputale is situated on the Southernmost edge of Sri Lanka's hill country and offers a picturesque and clear view of the Southern Plains. Known for its cool climate, hiking trails and misty mornings, Haputale is an ideal mountainside hideaway. It even has a reputed tea factory, the famous Adisham bungalow and Lipton's Seat as attractions for couples who like to do a bit of sightseeing. It is located closeby to Horton Plains and many treks use Haputale as a base starting point.

Dambulla

Dambulla is the centre of the culutural triangle of Sri Lanka, and is home to many unique and picturesque locations in the world. Surrounded by untouched nature, lush scenery and pristine bodies of water, Dambulla is an ideal honeymoon location for newly weds. There are countless romantic resorts in Dambulla that offer unhindered views of the famed Sigiriya Rock and easy access to the breathtaking Dambulla Cave Temples. Lovebirds in Dambulla can expect a cozy hideaway surrounded by the beauties of nature.

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Ella

Ella

There is no other place in Sri Lanka that will gift you with stunning picturesque views than the hills of Ella. Home to what is considered the most beautiful train ride in the world, Ella is surrounded by water falls and untouched lush scenery. Ella is your go-to destination for pure natural beauty and lovebirds can choose to explore the hills and go on treks, or simply bask in the awesome views.

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Kandy

Kandy

Kandy was the last kingdom of Sri Lanka and vestiges of past royalty can be found throughout the entire city which lies on a hilltop. Known for its age-old traditions and strong culture, the colourful buildings and unique architecture of Kandy are awashed by cool breezes. Kandy still has numerous cultural landmarks and historic sites of worship that offer up enough and more places for lovebirds to explore but discreetly as it does not get more traditional than Kandy.

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Galle

Galle

Known for its arts and literary feel, Galle offers you the most romantic seaside vacation you can have. With a very chill atmosphere, Galle is spotted with romantic little nooks and crannies for couples to hide in. Galle Fort itself offers up numerous cafes, eateries, inns, art galleries and ice cream parlours to be explored by foot along the stone-paved pathways inside.