A visit to this place will show you a Sigiriya fortress built by King Kasyapa which is 1600 year old. This massive complex is protected by two moats and three ramparts. Once it is known to be the private residence of King Kasyapa and also Sri Lanka’s one of the best places to visit. If you are interested in ancient places, this is Sri Lanka’s one of the best tourist places to visit.
Location: 31 minutes (16.8 km) via Inamaluwa from Sri Lanka
Hours: Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Best time to visit: This area will be best to visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
2. The End of the Nuwara Eliya World
One of the most breathtaking experiences you can have in Sri Lanka is at the end of the world on the Horton Plains. Enjoy a tuk-tuk ride in the Horton Plains from Nuwara Eliya and it is one of the best tourist places to visit in Sri Lanka.
You can see animals such as deer and leopards. Discover the amazing flora and fauna which will be an amazing experience.
Location: The nearest train station is about 8 km away in Nanu Oya.
Highlights: Baker’s Fall Which Is Truly Spectacular
Best time to visit: Best time to get there is before 10:00 AM before it gets too cloudy as you won’t be able to see anything after that.
3. Yala National Park
Spotting a leopard roaming Yala Park is a pretty ordinary sight. Observe the wild world of nature in Yala National Park and quench your desire to explore and learn more about wildlife. It is located in the Sri Lanka’s southeastern part.
Amidst nature and wildlife, you’ll also find faint cultural ruins that give travelers a deeper insight into earlier civilization. Yala National Park is located in the southeastern part of Sri Lanka, along the Indian Ocean. It is one of the famous tourist places of Sri Lanka which attracts many tourists every year.
Highlights: A safari in this natural park will surely leave you speechless as you will be able to see Sri Lankan sloth bears, leopards and elephants in large numbers.
4. Galle Face Green
Avid Joggers, Walkers, and Kites for whom horns are a big deal. We have Galle Face Green, a beautiful stretch of lawns facing the sea in the heart of Columbo. You will breathe like a person from a crowded city would like. This place is full of life all the time. In Sri Lanka, it is one of the best places to visit.
For people who don’t mind putting in that extra calorie, you can try street food from the local hawkers, who congregate there to fill your stomach with tasty food. to tickle their palates with the same
Highlights: If you breathe shopping, this is the place for you. You can buy hand-woven bedspreads, cushion covers, lampshades available in different price ranges from designer Barbara Sansoni, located in an old villa.
5. Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Sinharaja (Lion’s Kingdom) Forest Reserve is a paradise for nature and wildlife lovers. It is home to a large number of endemic species of birds and mammals of Sri Lanka. About 95% of Sri Lanka’s endemic birds and over 50% of endemic mammals are known to have their habitats in this forest reserve.
All year round, the forest is covered with numerous rain clouds. In Galle, it is one of the famous places to visit. You can experience the leisurely pace of the wildlife and the splendor of the dense and abundant tropical evergreen forests.
Location: Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Southern Province
Hours: Open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Price: Approximate prices range from INR 260 to INR 460 (LKR 664 to LKR 1160)
6. Saint-Antoine Church
One of the most visited places in Srilanka is St. Anthony’s Church. During weekends, Tuesdays and major festivals, the church is overrun with devotees who come here from different parts of the world, as the place is believed to work miracles. The church was built as a very small mud structure many years ago and was enlarged in 1806.
Location: The church is located in Kochchikade.
Highlights: The main podium contains the statue of Saint Anthony, which was brought from Goa in a bulletproof glass container. Tuesdays are considered too special days here and there are special masses and blessing services in English, Sinhala and Tamil throughout the day. On weekdays, the church holds masses in Tamil and Sinhala. During the weekends, the church conducts masses in Tamil, English and Sinhala.
Hours: Open all day.
Price: Entrance is free.