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5 Must See Picturesque Views in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an island of beauty and splendour. There is something delightful and stunning to be seen in every corner of the island that is sure to make your jaw drop. Here are the top 5 picturesque places that can’t be missed on your visit to this island of warm hospitality:

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Adam’s Peak

Adam’s Peak

Located in central Sri Lanka, Adam’s peak is a cone-shaped mountain that is 2,243 m (7,359 ft) tall. The Sri Lankan name for the place is Sri Pada meaning “sacred footprint” as a result of the foot impression at the top of the summit. The site is sacred to Buddhists, Hindus and Christians as each group believes that the footprint belongs to Buddha, Hanuman and Adam (hence the English name) or St. Thomas respectively.

Make it to the top of the summit before sunrise and you are sure to get a view at an unforgettable sunrise while standing amidst the clouds. The view of the surrounding landscape will take your breath away too.

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Castlereagh Lake - Hatton

Castlereagh Lake - Hatton

This beautiful lake is part of a reservoir in the Hatton region that is surrounded by mountainous green spreads of tea plantations. In the morning with the thinning mists and the perfect weather, the rays of sunlight gleam off the surface of the lake as the sun rises.You are sure to feel like you are in a fairy tale kingdom.

You can stay at Ceylon Tea Trails and have an unfiltered view out into this beautiful landscape while also kayaking across its calm and serene waters, taking in more of its relaxing and enchanting views.

3

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya

A plateau town, Nuwara Eliya is also known as Little England for the many old British colonial buildings that are in the area. Surrounded by majestic mountains the region boasts of natural beauty and many waterfalls, hills and the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka - Pidurutalagala.

Don’t forget to try a cup of tea from this region as it is famous for its tea plantations and tea factories.

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Ella

Ella

This picturesque town is best reached by train to allow for a true view of the beautiful scenery in the area. Located in the Badulla district of Uva Province you are sure to be transported to a world of natural beauty that will make you truly appreciate the environment and the world around you.

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Sigiriya

Sigiriya

Also known as Lion Rock, this is a UNESCO world heritage site. This ancient citadel and fortress was built to give 360 degree views of the surrounding jungles and landscapes. Climb up the 1200 steps to spot Dambulla, Pidurangala and unhindered views of the beautiful landscape of Sri Lanka’s Matale region.