10 wonderful locations in Sri Lanka you should visit once

Sigiriya

Sri Lanka has a lot of romantic landscapes, stirring mountains, lush green tea gardens, and golden beaches. Therefore, the island nation of Sri Lanka becomes marvelous in the world. This place has no shortage of beautiful awe inspiring spots, natural, historic and cultural, each more picture perfect than the next. Take a trip to these spots the beautiful places in Sri Lanka and you would find it difficult to leave.
1. Ella

Get enamoured by the stunning views through Ella Gap overlooking a spectacular gap in the southern mountain wall. Situated in the middle of beautiful countryside, with small vegetable plots, tea plantations on the hill slopes and forests on the tops this hill station is nothing less than breathtaking. Ella undoubtedly is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Sri Lanka

Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
2. Nuwara Eliya

A 19th century hill station Nuwara Eliya retains its colonial ambiance with its golf course, gentlemen’s clubs and mock-Tudor buildings. It is one of the most beautiful locations in Sri Lanka for a scenic rail ride. Experience the stunning views of the surrounding tea plantations, waterfalls and dramatic mountains the train takes you from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. You wouldn’t want the ride to end!

Train ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
3. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Can you imagine anything as heartwarming as staring at baby elephants as they enjoy a river soak. and at this beautiful place in Sri Lanka – the Pinnawalla Elephant Orphanage you can! It won’t be hard to believe if you wouldn’t want to leave this paradise.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
4. Polonnaruwa

You could easily spend your day imagining the ancient city life at the ruins of Polonnaruwa. Well preserved and full of archaeological treasures with hundreds of ancient structures like tombs and temples, statues and stupas it is difficult to not be amazed by the ruins here.

The Ruins of Polonnaruwa
5. Dambulla Cave Temple

It is hard to not be stunned by the beautiful murals and statues in this beautifully preserved cave with over 150 statues of Buddha. Experience the peace and silene in this stunning cave temple that bear testimony to the extraordinary cultural artifacts in ancient Sri Lanka.

Dambulla cave temple
6. Adam's Peak

Adam’s peak is amongst the most beautiful places in Sri Lanka. Climb the slopes at night to watch a breathtaking sunrise at dawn that would be hard to forget. A biodiversity hotspot and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is difficult to match the spectacular views from Adams Peaks in whole of Sri Lanka.

Adam's Peak
7. Old Dutch Fort at Galle

Experience a peaceful afternoon, staring at the endless sea from the charming Galle Old Dutch Fort, the best-preserved sea fort within South Asia. Nothing is going to make you want to turn back!

Old Dutch Fort
8. Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Perhaps one of the most dramatic sights in Sri Lanka, get lost amongst the ancient remains, remarkable frescoes and water gardens at the astonishing Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Don’t miss the magnificent view from the top, with jungle and rolling hills in every direction. Who would want to leave?

Sigiriya Rock Fortress
9. Mirissa

Spend your days, soaking in the sun on a hammock and whale-watching at the little village of Mirissa, one of the most appealing beach hideaways in Sri Lanka. The real world will be forgotten as soon as you enter this beachy paradise. Mirissa definitely has to be on your list of beautiful places to visit in Sri Lanka for an amazing holiday.

Mirissa Fisheries Harbour
10. Yala National Park

Get dazzled by the leopards at Yala National Park, home to one of the highest densities of leopard in the world. Full of grassy plains, forest, lagoons and a coastline, this National Park is no less than a big cat paradise. A complete package of natural beauty and heritage, a Sri Lankan beautiful places will capture your heart. A visit to all these gorgeous spots will make a trip an unforgettable experience. So what are you waiting for?

Yala National Park

(According to www.touropia.com)

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