Whether you are looking for misty mountain trails, golden sandy beaches, wildlife sightings or mesmerizing cascades, the tropical island of Sri Lanka is a melting pot of amazing vacation hotspots. Keep reading to find out about some of the most popular cities and attractions you can visit in this beautiful paradise.
Nestled at the heart of the central province, Kandy is Sri Lanka’s cultural and historical lodestone. The main attractions of this majestic city include the national museum of Kandy and the temple of the sacred tooth relic. Added to this the vibrant city is also surrounded by misty mountains and forest parks the likes of Udawatte sanctuary letting visitors have a peaceful retreat away from the bustle of the city.
Located within a two-hour drive from Colombo, Galle is one of the most coveted coastal towns in the country. Be its golden sandy beaches, colonial architecture, boutique shops or mouth-watering delicacies, Galle has got you covered with everything you need to make a memorable family trip or a romantic getaway. Above all, this oceanic city is undoubtedly one of the best places to stay in Sri Lanka owing to the opulent hotels and villas by popular chains like Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts, the city promises.
Yala National Park
This exotic national park located on the Southeast coast of the island is a haven for leopards not to mention other wildlife species like crocodiles, bears and birds. The dry season between February to June is also the most idyllic time of the year to witness these exquisite wildlife species roaming across the savannahs in search of water.
Teeming with misty mountains, boutique shops, luxurious hotels and resorts and delectable dishes, Ella is one of the most alluring destinations in Sri Lanka that is worth a visit at least once in your life. One of the best ways to explore the beauty of this fascinating city is by hopping on board a train. Nestled just a three-hour train ride away from Colombo, brace yourself to witness lush tea terraces, mountains shrouded by clouds and sweeping cascades along the way.