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Tourist Places in Sri Lanka

Between golden sand beaches and tropical rainforests, the island is home to Colombo, Galle, Kandy, and Sigiriya which make up the top places to visit in Sri Lanka. Buddhist temples, wildlife reserves, colonial heritage, and beach destinations. Sri Lanka is one of the most fascinating and thrilling places you can visit. It is a stunning, frenzied and an incredible melting point of history and culture. The elephants at the Pinnawala, the rock fortress at Sigiriya, and Adam's Peak are places to see in Sri Lanka if you love nature. Make sure that you visit these Sri Lanka points of interest, when planning your itinerary.

Beach destinations and wildlife reserves are some of the popular places to visit in Sri Lanka in December as the rainfall is less frequent. Yala National Park is the perfect place to see the big cats of this fantastic country. The national park is the world's largest concentration of leopards and aquatic birds. Other animals such as critters, crocodiles, and monkeys are seen running around the forest and grassy plains of the park. Yala is situated on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka. Minneriya National Park is among major Sri Lanka attractions which is renowned for its elephant gathering in August.

Galle is a one-stop place where tourists take in all sounds and sights. One of the most beautiful places in Sri Lanka, the 16th-century Galle Fort is a gem studded with lots of cafes, eateries, and substantial cobblestoned roads. Ensure you have caught the sunset while in this amazing city. Polonnaruwa features beautiful earliest Sinhalese architecture and art. Polonnaruwa is one of the famous Sri Lanka tourist places. You will have the chance to view the plentiful and well-kept ruins of statues, temples, and tombs.

Sinharaja Rainforest, one of the most beautiful places to visit in Sri Lanka, is a perfect hiking destination. Sinharaja is one of the most significant world heritage sites of UNESCO. Two fantastic nature trails are waiting for you to explore. Besides, you will experience the atmosphere of a forest with clear water, and tall trees are growing together. There are also lots of squirrel varieties, badger mongoose, macaque, and purple colored monkeys.

The beaches here are the other best places to see in Sri Lanka. Arugam Bay, Pasikudah, and Trincomalee are the famous beaches that are always packed all through the Southwest monsoons. The Sri Lanka boasts of loads of clear, shallow water, which makes it perfect for delighting and swimming in the salty waters. Travelers can enjoy white water rafting, scuba diving, snorkeling, Lagoon canoeing, and fishing in deep sea. The top 5 places to visit in Sri Lanka for water sports are Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Unawatanu, Mirrissam, and Kithulgala.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy Garrison Cemetery, Udawattekele Sanctuary, Ceylon Tea Museum, and Royal Botanical Gardens are top tourist attractions in Kandy. Moreover, history lovers will enjoy discovering the many gorgeous frescos, and get to learn concerning Sri Lankan ancient architectures, visit holy shrines and temples as a way of adding significance to your holiday and make it unforgettable.  


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Galle Face Green in Colombo

56 Colombo - Galle Main Rd, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Galle Face Green is a stretch of 1,600 feet of blissful greenery and peace. Occupying over twelve acres of land, this urban park was originally built much bigger than it is today. It is still used for golfing, but back in the day, it was used as cricket, rugby, football, polo, and tennis grounds as well for horse racing. In...

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Mount Lavinia in Colombo

Mount Lavinia Colombo is a popular neighborhood famous for beaches and nightlife. Of all places in the city, Mount Lavinia is definitely one of the most romantic ones. Not only is it known for its wild nightlife and a seaside beach that is known as the ‘Golden Mile’, but for its freedom and passion as well. Every year since...

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St. Anthony Church in Colombo

Kochchikade, St Anthony's Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Unlike other churches that exude a religious vibe, St. Anthony Church in Colombo is very austere. With a surprisingly somber atmosphere and a sense of history, it absolutely makes sense to St. Anthony Church. Especially seeing as it has been declared as a national shrine. The church is located at Kotahena in Kochchikode, Co...

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Attidiya Bird Sanctuary in Colombo

Colombo - Horana Road, Boralesgamuwa, Sri Lanka

Harboring wildlife and vegetation to the brim, Attidiya Bird Sanctuary is a sanctuary in the outskirts of Colombo. This is probably because it is located so close to the city. But in reality, Attidiya Bird Sanctuary is home to over 166 different species of birds, nearly 71 species of beautiful butterflies, 44 species of fis...

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Beira Lake in Colombo

Beira Lake, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Comprising almost 65 hectares of area, Beira Lake Colombo Sri Lanka is a location of epic scenic beauty. Constructed and named by the Portuguese in the late sixteenth century, it was originally built as a means to defend against local kings. It worked very well, as it was guarded by crocodiles and its original area was much...

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Dehiwala Zoo in Colombo

120 Quarry Rd, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka

Founded in 1936, National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka, also known as Dehiwala Zoo, is a zoological garden located in the Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia district. Home to three thousand animals Dehiwala Zoo in Colombo preserves over three hundred and fifty different species of animals. Visit here to have a candid rendezvous with...

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Dutch Period Museum in Colombo

Prince Street, Colombo 01100, Sri Lanka

A portal into an era long ago, Dutch Period Museum rings of authenticity with its beautiful collection on display. Covering the Dutch colonial rule in Sri Lanka exclusively, this Dutch Period Museum was originally a mansion built in 1656. Built close to Wolvendaal Church in Pettah, Colombo Dutch Museum is possibly one of th...

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Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo

Located near the Beira Lake in 61 Sri Jinarathana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Gangaramaya Temple is a mix of Indian and Chinese architecture. Gangaramaya Temple timings are 6 am to 10 pm. A stellar example of Buddhist Temples in Sri Lanka, it was built by Don Bastian, a famous naval merchant in the nineteenth century. Gangara...

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National Museum in Colombo

Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka

The National Museum of Colombo is the gateway to another era. With a great collection of coins, ceramics, daggers, bows, arrows, swords, guns, silverware, jewelry waiting around the corner, this place is a must for history buffs and tourists. Maintained by the Department of National Museum, this is the largest museum in Sri...

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Old City Hall in Colombo

The Old City Hall of Ceylon is a British era municipal building. Within the confines of this space, a tourist can almost sense the history of Ceylon unfolding over the ages. Built in 1865 on Main Street, this British era building houses in its ground floor gallery old trucks and municipal equipment. It is interesting to not...

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Sri Lanka is one of the safest countries to visit in Asia. There aren’t any significant security issues in Sri Lanka, except a few areas up north. It is not to travel during monsoon in Sri Lanka.

Major cities like Colombo have accommodation options ranging from five-star hotels to reasonably-priced lodges and guesthouses.

Sigiriya, Temple of the Tooth, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, National Museum of Colombo, St. Lucia’s Cathedral, and Galle Face Green are major points of interest in Sri Lanka. 

Except for monsoon season, any time of the year is ideal to visit Colombo. The monsoon season in Sri Lanka lasts from June to September.

The city of Colombo is located on the west coast of Sri Lanka’s Western Province.

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