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Top Destinations In Sri Lanka For Your 2020 Trip – Savour The Best Island Vibes

Sri Lanka for the tiny island is a paradise you can't get enough of. Home to diverse environs the tropical island is where you chill on golden beaches, trek across mountains and explore exotic wildlife sanctuaries. Here are the best destinations to explore in Sri Lanka.

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Visit The Dambulla Rock Temple

One of the most popular destinations in Sri Lanka to visit. The Rock Cave Temple of Dambulla is part of the cultural triangle. Steeped in history the caves date back to the first century when an exiled king sought shelter within the network of over 20 caves located within the huge Dambulla Rock. Only 5 caves were converted into temples by the king once he regained his throne. Exotic and mystical the caves are inlaid with wall to ceiling paintings of the Buddhas life journey. Huge statues of the Buddha, past kings and Hindu gods as well as other vintage relics dating back to beyond the first century. Road trips are fun in Sri Lanka with its diverse environs and attractions; do so with ease by renting a car. Choose a reliable source like Malkey Rent a Car, for assured quality.

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Tour Yala National Park

Once you're all set with your rental car in Sri Lanka; make plans to visit Yala National Park. The most famous of all wildlife sanctuaries, Yala boasts a large collection of leopards. Plus, the environs are rustic havens. Boulder strewn wild beaches often frequented by elephants, lagoons, scrub jungles, open plains and marshes. There the wildlife is varied. Mammals, amphibians, reptiles and a huge collection of bird species make the place a nature lovers dream destination.

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Gorgeous Arugam Bay For Sultry Beach Vibes

With over 1600kms of coastline, Sri Lanka is a beach bums paradise. No matter where you go there is always a gorgeous beach to explore. Not to be missed on your road trip is Arugam Bay, located on the east coast. A super treat, the drive along the eastern coastline is not to be savoured. Emerald green bays and gorgeous coral reefs are part of Arugam Bays charm. Plus, the place is one of the worlds top surf destinations. Water sports are very popular in Arugam Bay, which is perfect for windsurfing too!

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Explore The Lions Rock Fortress In Sigiriya

Sigiriya is a rustic little village with savannah-like surroundings and wild elephants hiding in the scrub. The place is most famous for the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a manmade marvel dating back to the 5th century BC and tipped to be the 8th wonder of the world. Built by King Kashyapa, the fortress cum harem is spread around a monolithic rock in the middle of the jungle. The site is very impressive for its advanced infrastructure and iconic attractions such as the frescoes and sky gardens, offering 360-degree views of the surroundings.

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Do A Road Trip To Kandy

Kandy is the capital of the Hill Country and the last kingdom of Sri Lanka. There you have much to explore. The temple of the tooth relic – Dalada Maligawa, is home to a sacred tooth of the Buddha. Visit the cultural centres and watch traditional dances and fire walking feats. Visit the mountains and trek the wilds or spend time a cosy tea factory sampling a cup of fresh Ceylon tea.

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