Places to Visit in Sri Lanka
Dambulla Rock Cave Temple
This is the largest and best preserved complex of buddhist cave temples in Sri Lanka. The History of this temple dates back to 1st ccentury BC during the reign of King Valagamba. There are five Caves which contain almost 150images of the Lord Buddha.
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
This is the most visited UNESCO world heritage site in Sri Lanka. Build by King Kashshapa in the 5th Century, the citadel that surrounds the main rock and its place contains all the attractions in Sigiriya. Sigiriya introduces Visitors to ancient Sri Lankan art, Town planing and History.
Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by king Vijayabahu. He defeated Chola invaders and reunited the country in 1070 the ancient city of polonnaruwa has been declared a world heri tage site.
Jeep Safari at Minneriya National Park
The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. The main water resourse For national Park is Minneriya tank. This tank was built by King Mahasen in the Century AD
This is an ancient complete stone building near Matale. This was an ancient Hindu Temple which constructed in between 8th to 10th century and then have been used by Buddhist.
Temple of tooth relic
This is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy. It is located in the royal places complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, Which houses the relic of the tooth of Loard Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is belived that who ever holds the relic holdesthe governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of Sri Lankan Kings.
Peradeniya Botanical Garden
It attrcts 2 million visitors annually. It is near the Mahaweli river. The garden includes more than 4000 spices, medical plants and plan trees. The total area of the garden is 147 acres.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Elephant orphanage was established in 1975. Meet the rescued abandoned elephants of all ages. you can see they play and bathe in the river, and watch the youngest being bottle fed.
Horton plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands if sri lanka. There is an easy trail to mini worlds end, greater worlds end and Bakersfalls which is 9.5 Km. .