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Most Beautiful Places In Sri Lanka You Must Visit

Ella – Witness The Countryside Charm

Looking for the best places to visit in Sri Lanka? Get enamored by the stunning views through Ella Gap overlooking a spectacular gap in the southern mountain wall. Situated in the middle of beautiful countryside, with small vegetable plots, tea plantations on the hill slopes and forests on the tops this hill station is nothing less than breathtaking. Ella undoubtedly, is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Sri Lanka.

Location: Town in Sri Lanka
Famous for: Hikes, mountain views, train rides
Best time to visit: January to March is the best time to visit Ella as the chances of rainfall are low and you can also enjoy hiking
How to reach: Ella is 235 km from Colombo. You can take a direct train to Ella from Colombo Fort Train Station
Where to stay: Blue Ribbon Homestay, Ella Tree houses and Cabanas
Tourist attractions: Ravana’s Cave, Nine Arches Bridge, Ravana Falls

Nuwara Eliya – Covered With Lush-Greenery

One of the most beautiful Sri Lanka tourist places, this 19th century hill station Nuwara Eliya retains its colonial ambiance with its golf course, gentlemen’s clubs and mock-Tudor buildings. It is one of the most beautiful locations in Sri Lanka for a scenic rail ride. Experience the stunning views of the surrounding tea plantations, waterfalls and dramatic mountains the train takes you from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. You wouldn’t want the ride to end! You can enjoy trekking in Kandy and explore the beauty of nature. It is one of the safest places to visiting Sri Lanka during Covid. If you are looking for best places to visit in Rishikesh in 2 days, Nuwara Eliya should be on your itinerary.

Location: Nuwara Eliya District, Central Sri Lanka
Famous for: Stunning views of the surrounding tea plantations
Best time to visit: February to May is the best time to visit Nuwara Eliya as the chances of rainfall are low and so is the temperature.
How to reach: There are frequent buses from Colombo and Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. However, thge bus ourney between Colombo and Nuwara Eliya takes a lot of time.
Where to stay: King Fern Cottage, Paradise Cottage, Haven Backpackers
Tourist attractions: Lake Gregory, Victoria Park, Pedro Tea Factory

Trincomalee – The Temple City

Do you want to explore a few uncommon places to visit in Sri Lanka? For the people who love water sports and want to live underwater life, he or she can visit this place. This beach is one of the ideal beaches of Sri Lanka. This has everything that a beach should ideally provide to its visitors. The best part about this beach is that it has some really amazing scuba diving instructors. Therefore, one can go and have the real underwater experience there in the nicest of the way. Apart from this, there are few temples around, so you can go and see them too.

If you are wondering what you are not much interested in spirituality and all, then why should go to visit a temple? The reason why it is suggestive to visit temples in Sri Lanka is that they are not merely the home for God, but also a beautiful creation of man. The architecture of the temples is marvelous. So, when in Sri Lanka you should not skip visiting any of the temples and especially the one that comes in your way.

Location: Northeast coast of Sri Lanka
Famous for: Historical monumnets and temples
Best time to visit: February to April is the best time to indulge in the water activities.
How to reach: Sigirya is the nearest aiport to Trincomalee. A taxi ride from the airport will cost you about INR 700-900.
Where to stay: Amaranthe Bay Resort & Spa, JKAB Beach Resort
Tourist attractions: Koneswaram Temple, Fort Fedrick

Sigiriya Rock Fortress – The Historical Beauty

Perhaps one of the most most beautiful natural places in Sri Lanka, get lost amongst the ancient remains, remarkable frescoes and water gardens at the astonishing Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Don’t miss the magnificent view from the top, with jungle and rolling hills in every direction. Who would want to leave? Sigiriya is a place that is one of the world heritage sites. This place has uncountable reasons that will make you fall in love with this place. The first thing is its beauty, which is par excellence because of the mesmerizing vegetation it has all around.

Due to many other reasons and including the beautiful greenery, it is said that if you do not pay a visit to this place, then your Sri Lanka trip would remain incomplete. The monument here is basically a fortress that is built in the middle of the greenery. The fortress is fully made up of rocks. So, if you will climb and go up, you will get a 360-degree view of the surrounding areas. This would be a brilliantly amazing view to watch. However, the way to reach this place is not that difficult, but even if you face a little problem then it is worth.

Location: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Famous for: Its water gardens, beautiful views
Best time to visit: January to April
Tourist attractions: Minneriya National Park

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