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Travel to Sri Lanka – Summary in a nutshell

International Travel | Sri Lanka

Iconic Gall Face - Photo Courtest Mayakuru
Kandy Lake
Tooth of Relic monument
Perediniya Gardens - Photo Courtesy Bernard Gagnon
Inside Sigiriya - Photo Courtesy Ela
Dambulla Cave Temple
Dambulla Cave Temple
Turtle Conservation Centre
Hikkaduwa Beach - Photo courtesy Astronomyinertia
Church at Galle
Leopards at Yala National Park
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Unawatuna Beach - Photo Courtesy Bernard Gagnon
Arugam Bay - Photo Courtesy Magnus Manske
Beaches around Trincomalee - Photo Courtesy Honeplus
Temples of Trincomalee - Photo Courtesy Isuru Senevi
Ruwanwelisaya - Photo Courtesy Lankapic

Sri Lanka is favourite destination for those who like beaches, highlands, colonial era plantation bungalows, colonial era heritage hotels etc. and therefore have been a favorite destination for a lot of European Guests especially from UK and enjoys a significant repeat patronage. Sri Lanka is also a destination for Indians to arrive for a getaway, short break or a holiday.

Nuwara Eliya - Situated 1,890 meters above sea level, set in the heart of tea-country, this beautiful town is where the British succeeded in creating an English countryside, with homes in styles from Georgian to Queen Anne. Well-kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican church,a famous golf course and beautiful parks give the place an air of nostalgia.

Kandy - Kandy is Sri Lanka?s most visited place. The focal point of the town is the golden-roofed Dalada Maligawa, where the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha is enshrined.

Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Uannawatuna - Beaches south of Colombo renowned for their beach front resorts. Uannawatuna has crystal clear waters for watersports, surfing etc.

Galle - Town with a heritage character (like Fort Cochin) offering excellent sea views.

Arugam Bay, Trincomalee - One for the off-beat travellers. Idyllic beaches and pristine countryside. Arugam renowned for Surfing

Cultural Heritage and Buddhism - Tooth of Relic in Kandy is the prime site for Buddhist heritage. Sigiriya rock fortress and Anuradhapura are UNESCO sites. There are number of other temples visited for its buddhist heritage.

Ramayana - Sri Lanka has deep linked connections with Ramayana. There are temples and areas which are significant in Ramayana and Lord Rama

Wildlife - Yala National park is one having highest number of Leopard population and good for bird watching. Kataragama is the base point to visit Yala besides being a pilgrim centre.

Colombo - Nightlife, heritage and a simple getaway ex-Bangalore and Chennai

Sri Lanka in a nutshell is an all weather, all season destination that is visited as a getaway and as a destination that offers nature centric and heritage experiences.

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  • Tooth of Relic

    Heritage Site
    Tooth of Relic is the focal point of Kandy town. The monument is Gold roofed and here the sacred more

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    Kandy ( 1 Kms )
  • Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. It more

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    Kandy ( 5 Kms )
  • Kandy Lake

    Lake or Riverside
    Kandy Lake is set in the heart of the hill city of Kandy. Around the lake the towns is set and more

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    Kandy
  • Sigiriya Complex

    Heritage Site
    Sigiriya is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site and is one of the best preserved examples of more

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    Sigiriya
  • Dambulla Cave Temple is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock more

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    Dambulla ( 1 Kms ), Sigiriya ( 20 Kms ), Kandy ( 70 Kms )
  • Kandalama Lake

    Lake or Riverside
    Kandalama lake is a lakeside at 10 kms from Dambulla where a number of lakeside resorts are more

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    Dambulla ( 10 Kms )
  • Hakgala Botanical Garden is situated on the Nuwara Eliya-Badulla main road, 16 km from Nuwara more

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    Nuwara Eliya ( 16 Kms )
  • Seetha Kovil

    Temple or Holy Place
    Seetha Kovil is a temple on the way to Hakgala Botanical Garden and linked to Ramayana era more

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    Nuwara Eliya ( 10 Kms )
  • Ramboda Waterfalls

    Natural Wonders
    Ramboda Falls is 109 m high waterfalls one the highest waterfalls in Sri Lanka. It is located just more

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    Nuwara Eliya ( 25 Kms )
  • St. Anthony's Church Kochikade in Colombo is the most visited Church in Sri Lanka with more

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    Colombo ( 4 Kms )
  • Mount Lavinia

    View Point, Zoo
    Dehiwala and Mount Lavinia lie along the Galle Road artery which runs along the coast to the south more

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    Colombo ( 13 Kms )
  • Conservation project at Kosgoda, 11 kms South of Bentota to preserve a prime turtle nesting site more

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    Bentota ( 11 Kms )
  • Mask Factory Hikkaduwa

    Arts Crafts Culture
    The town Ambalangoda along the coastal road near Hikkaduwa is home to a mask factory. The masks more

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    Hikkaduwa ( 12 Kms )
  • The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is situated between Colombo and Kandy. There are about 80+ more

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    Kandy ( 44 Kms ), Colombo ( 100 Kms )
  • Kataragama Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Kataragamam temple is a Hindu and Buddhist temple complex dedicated to Skanda-Murukan also known more

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    Kataragama ( 1 Kms )
  • The National Maritime Museum or National Maritime Archaeology Museum is located within the Galle more

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    Galle ( 1 Kms ), Hikkaduwa ( 19 Kms ), Bentota ( 55 Kms )
  • The Cathedral of St. Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic more

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    Galle ( 1 Kms )
  • Unawatuna Beach

    View Point, Adventure
    Unawatuna is a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and famous for its beautiful beach and more

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    Galle ( 5 Kms )
  • Bhadrakali Amman Temple

    Temple or Holy Place, Heritage Site
    Pathirakali Amman Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Bhadrakali, a form of the more

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    Trincomalee ( 1 Kms )
  • Hot Springs in Kaniya

    Natural Wonders
    There are the seven hot sulphur springs of Kanniya near Trincomalee. These are popularly visited more

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    Trincomalee ( 7 Kms )
  • Kuttam Pokuna

    Heritage Site
    Kuttam Pokuna is One of the best specimen of bathing tanks or pools in ancient Anuradhapura. Pools more

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    Anuradhapura ( 8 Kms )
  • Ruwanwelisaya

    Heritage Site, Monastery
    The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa in Sri Lanka, considered a marvel for its architectural qualities and more

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    Anuradhapura ( 6 Kms )
  • Polonnaruwa

    Heritage Site
    Polonnaruwa is an Ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archeological relic more

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    Sigiriya ( 57 Kms )
  • Belilena Caves is a famous large cave in Sri Lanka that holds evidence of a 12,000 year old more

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    Nuwara Eliya ( 78 Kms ), Bentota ( 141 Kms )