Here are the very best places to visit in Sri Lanka during your next holiday.
Let’s start off with the eighth world wonder which is also a UNESCO world heritage site. Sigiriya, the lion rock is one of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka. This interesting landmark was an ancient rock fortress built in the 5th century. People visit Sigiriya to look at the palace, frescoes and the mirror wall filled with graffiti from the past. Sigiriya water gardens are astounding because of the techniques used to carry water to the top of the rock. It is also a placid example of ancient urban planning.
Next up, the Temple of the Tooth or better known as “Sri Dalada Maligawa.” This is one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in the country. Inside the royal palace which was built by kings during the Kandy era, there is the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. The architecture of the palace and those associated buildings are unique to the Kandy period. The ideal season to visit Sri Dalada Maligawa is during the months of July and August in which the “Esala Perahera” is held. This Festival of Light is made up of five processions in which graceful dancers dance amidst brightly dressed elephants and tuskers who sway to the rhythm of the drums played.
Yala national park is also one of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka. It is actually the most visited national park in Sri Lanka thanks to the elephants, leopards, sloth bears and sambar deer in the park.
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Next up, Ella rock. When visiting Ella, the best mode of transportation is by train. Especially the journey from Kandy to Ella is the most scenic. Afterward, the journey includes trekking past lush green tea estates to the top of the Ella Rock to catch the amazing views from the top.
These are just a few out of all the attractions of Sri Lanka.