When planning a holiday to Sri Lanka, be sure to devote as much time and attention to discovering and unearthing the cultural jewels that dot its marvellous landscapes.
The ancient capital of Anuradhapura
Having etched its presence as the nation’s 1st ancient capital, the city of Anuradhapura has a reputation for being a sacred site of worship amongst Buddhist devotees. Located 200 km north of the commercial capital of Colombo, Anuradhapura bears traces of civilizations that once thrived in these parts coupled with a series of temples and monuments that speak volumes of Sri Lanka’s connection to Buddhism.
The beauty of Kandy
Nestled within mountains, valleys, gurgling streams, rivers and tea estates is the brilliance of Kandy which is the capital of Sri Lanka’s central province. Having functioned as the seat of authority for several Sinhalese kings beginning from 1592 up until the famed Kandyan Convention of 1815, this dreamy city warrants the attention of the curious globetrotter. From taking quiet walks past the Kandy Lake to marvelling at the old palace compound which features the iconic Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, one will surely be treated to a history lesson well worth partaking in.
The fortifications of Galle
Perched along Sri Lanka’s southern coast is the area of Galle whose importance rests squarely on the fact that it affords a slew of places to visit. In Galle, one will have the fortune of calling by the Dutch Fort which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with old churches and souvenir shops that can be accessed when staying at KK Collection.