Places to visit in Sri Lanka

Jetavanaramaya stupa in Anuradhapura

         Anuradhapura - UNESCO Heritage site    

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Jetavanaramaya stupa is the world's largest brick structure

Golden Buddhas in Dambulla Caves

Dambulla Caves - UNESCO Heritage site

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Dambulla Cave temple is the largest cave temple complex found in Sri Lanka

Elephants in Kaudulla National Park

Kaudulla National Park

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Sri Lanka has the largest density of wild elephants in Asia. Along with Kaudulla National Park, Minneriya and Uda Walawe National Parks are the best places to see wild elephants

One of the large, beautifully carved Buddha statues in the well preserved site of Polonnaruwa.

Polonnarwa - UNESCO Heritage site

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The second capital of ancient Sri Lanka is today home to the country's most preserved architecture dating back to 1000 AD and one of the places to visit in Sri Lanka

Two leopards resting in the shade on a large rock in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Yala National Park

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In 2008 the Sri Lanka leopard was listed as endangered. As of 2017 the wild population of leopards is estimated to be between 700 - 1000 individual animals. (Watson & Kittle). The Sri Lanka leopard is found in all habitats throughout Sri Lanka with Yala National Park having the highest number and Wilpattu National Park also known for good sightings

Tea Pluckers on a tea plantation in Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya Tea Plantations

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Sri Lanka specialises in the production of black tea and is the fourth largest exporter of tea in the world. However, the Handunugoda Tea Estate is the only tea estate to produce the specialist virgin white tea.

Off the Beaten Track

Horton Plains

The mountains in Sri Lanka

This park has the most extensive area of cloud forest still existing in Sri Lanka. There is a 10km loop that will take you past its spectacular features like World's End, with a 7500 ft sheer drop.

Sinharaja Rain Forest

A carnivorous tropical pitcher plant in Sinharaja Rain Forest

This world heritage site near Galle is reknown for its biodiversity. The Bandura, is a carnivorous Tropical Pitcher plant found here.

Kalpitiya Peninsular

Spinning Dolphins can be seen on the North East Coast of Sri Lanka

On the North East coast this pretty peninsular provides the opportunity to see Spinning Dolphins and the occasional whale.Best time to visit is in March.

Kumana National Park

Kumana National Park is the most important bird sanctuary in Sri Lanka

This park is the most important and most popular bird sanctuary in Sri Lanka. 255 species of birds have been recorded here between April - July when thousands of water birds migrate annually.


Yapahuwa, an ancient capital in Sri Lanka

This ancient capital which served as a royal palace and military fortress in the 13th century has a magnificent staircase and the only Chinese style lion in Sri Lanka amongst its ruins.