Places to Visit in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka will keep you busy every second with its astounding natural beauty and man-made wonders. The World Heritage Sites recorded by the UNESCO on the island are real treat to the eyes. Here, let's take a look at the top three places to visit in Sri Lanka:
Kandy: Lying adjacent to the man-made lake in the hill country, Kandy is the seat of last bastion of the Sinhala Kings. The central attraction of the place is the Esala Perahera Festival which is held during August and thousands of people throng to the place every year. The festival is a sight to behold that looks colourful and glorious in its every aspect. One of the intriguing facets of the festival is that a parade of elephants is walked through the courtyards of the temple that looks visually appealing. The star attraction of Kandy is the Temple of Tooth (Dalada Mallgawa) that houses a sacred relic kept in a secret casket.
Nuwara Eliya: While sightseeing in Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya offers a great antidote to the low-lying plains and heat of the coast. Nestled at a height of 1990 metres amidst the verdant tea plantations, Nuwara Ellya is one of the most colourful towns in Sri Lanka. Since the Colonial Times, the Nuwara Eliya has remained the main anchor of the English tea growers. Besides, the place boasts of the best golf courses across the island and is also home to the popular Hakgala Botanical Gardens. Nonetheless, Nuwara Eliya is an excellent site that claims a fabulous combination of greenery and playing grounds.
Colombo: You should not miss Colombo among the various tourist places in Sri Lanka. It is a modern city and is the capital of Sri Lanka filled with al fresco cafes, great hotels, shopping malls, restaurants, etc. Do visit the popular Fort on the northern side of the Galle Road that was once a colonial ground, but is now home to several government offices and residences. Cricket enthusiasts should tour the seaside promenade located on the south of the Galle Road where various informal cricketers flock the ground to play. Enjoy a rejuvenating retail experience at Pettah, the traditional bazaar situated on the east of the Fort.