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Best Travel Destinations in Sri Lanka – Explore all around Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a small yet beautiful tropical island that has a lavish heritage, strong traditions and a rich history which has made the country what she is today.

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Kandy

Kandy located in the hill capital of Sri Lanka is one of the most important cities in Sri Lanka. The Dalada Maligawa which is the Temple of the Tooth Relic is also located in Kandy amongst many other locations and buildings which have been named UNESCO heritage sites in this World Heritage City.

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Galle

Galle is another prestigious city in Sri Lanka as the Dutch Fort which was built during the colonial period has been transformed into a stunning little city on which you can walk to see the stunning Indian Ocean and the Galle city and fort. The Galle city was named a world heritage city and is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island.

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Hikkaduwa

If you are a water baby and love the underwater world in the sea then you are bound to like Hikkaduwa as there are so many different water sports to try in this coastline. On the way to the destination, you can enjoy the view of the stunning horizon as you travel. Kalutara can be a stopover on the way to Hikkaduwa from Colombo as you can visit the famous Kalutara Bodhiya. Plan your itinerary with Travel Kalutara.

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Colombo

The capital cosmopolitan city of Colombo is a developed city which sets apart from most of the other cities on the island. Home to some of the most well-known hotels and restaurants around the world this metropolitan city is also one of the busiest cities on the island. If you wish to experience luxury and world-class cuisine, Colombo is where you need to head to like the rooftop bars and restaurants with their stunning view of the city will never fail to impress you.

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Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay is an international surfing spot for those who love to ride the waves and feel the adrenaline rush. Arugam Bay is not as developed as the other surf-cities in Sri Lanka so the hotels and resorts are not as developed as the hotels in Kalutara Sri Lanka. However, with the number of tourists pouring into the city, Arugam bay will soon have its surfing culture and become a developed city.

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Ella

The nine arch bridge in Ella is a must-visit location in Sri Lanka. You get to see one of the greatest creations by man surrounded by some of the most stunning creations of nature. The nine arch bridge functions as a bridge for the train to cross over from one mountain to another.

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Trincomalee

Being known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean it does not come as a surprise that Sri Lanka has many beautiful beaches spread around the island. Nilaweli Beach is one such location situated in the North East of the Island. Apart from the beach, Trincomalee is also home to some beautiful attractions where you can learn about the cultural traditions in the area. The Kovils, hot water springs and museums are a great way to learn about the history and religions of the island.

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