If you are in the search of a perfect tourist destination where you can spend some quality time with your family and friends then visiting Sri Lanka is one of the best option which is available in front of you. This island nation is so very beautiful and you are going to love your holidays and would feel to stay at that place all the time. What adds more to the list of the reason for visiting Sri Lanka is the atmosphere of this place which is simply very amazing. People of this country are very polite and caring and that will make you feel as if you are on a tour in your own nation. Here is the top ten places that are must to be visited if you have planned to go to this island nation.
10. Yale National Park
This list starts with the wildlife sanctuary as well as the national park named as Yale National Park at the number tenth place. Yale National Park was established in the year 1900 as a wildlife sanctuary. Later on in the year 1938 it was given the status of national park by the Department of Wildlife Conservation which in turn is part of the Sri Lankan government. Situated near the city of Hambantota, Yale National Park is one of the most visited places in Sri Lanka. Although there are almost every wild animals found at this national park but it is most famous for being the home of Sri Lankan Elephants and the migratory aquatic birds.
If you are a person who loves rain then this is the perfect place for you to visit. Kitulgala is the place located in the western portion if this country. Every year there are two time in a single year when this place experiences the monsoon season. If you want to visit this place when rainfall is not there then February is the month for you. This place lies in the Sabaragamuwa province. And because this place has so much surrounded with water from all the sides this is a place where you can experience the fun of water rafting. Many people who are very much enthusiastic of this sport visit this place for this reason.
Located in the central province of Sri Lanka, the place which has been given the eighth place in this list of the top ten must visit places on Sri Lanka is Dambulla. This place is famous for the Dambulla cave temples which attracts many people from different parts of the world. Apart from this, there is also an International stadium here in Dambulla which was completed in just one hundred and sixty seven days. Further there is also Iron wood forest and rose quartz mountain range which is a perfect place to spend your vacation.
The next must visit place in Sri Lanka according to this list is Negombo. This place is located in the western province of this country. No only this place is considered as to be the commercial hub of this country but is also a wonderful tourist destination. The sandy beaches which are located in this city draw many people towards it. The people here are very open minded and they live with all modern facilities. Negombo is also one such place in Sri Lanka where you will find a very happening night life. Other places which also experiences tremendous tourist all-round the year are Beach Park and Mora Wala.
6. Nuwara Eliya
This hill city named as Nuwara Eliya is at the number sixth place in this list which shows the top ten must visit place in Sri Lanka. Not only this place is known in the whole world where tea plantation is done at a very large scale but is also famous for being a world famous tourist spot. In them month of April when it is time for the new year as per the Tamil calendar this place is filled with people and you will find it extremely difficult to get accommodation then. Lake Gregory is the place where you can just relax and find pleasure in fishing. Then there is also Victoria Park and trout streams where people like to visit.
Jaffna is the city here at the number fifth spot and this city has the reputation to be called as the Northern Province’s capital city. The main tourist attraction at this place is the Nallur Kandaswamy temple which is an architectural marvellous. People from far distance visit this place just to get a glimpse of this temple. Further there is also Jaffna fort which experiences many people coming to eat to get a look of its beauty. Next is the Jaffna public library which has the excellent collection of books and if you are a good reader then you will just love this place.
One of the most important cities in Sri Lanka, Kandy been given the number fourth place in the list of the must visit places there. This city has the most amazing architecture in whole Sri Lanka and it is pleasing for every single person visiting this place. This place is very famous among the Buddhist people as it has the very famous Buddhist temple named as Sri Dalada Maligawa. This temple has been tagged as one of the heritage site in this world. It is said that when Sri Lanka was under the hands of the royal family then this place was the capital city of their kingdom.
The capital city of this country named as Colombo is at the number third place in this list. This city is not only the capital city of Sri Lanka but is also the largest and the most happening place in this whole island nation. The atmosphere here in this country is just perfect for every tourist and one will surely enjoy staying here. The famous places to visit in Colombo are Gangaramaya Temple, Twin Tower, newly built Colombo skyline and BOC tower.
Situated at one end of Sri Lanka, Galle is the next city in our list. This place is located in the southernmost part of this country. This city was built by the European people so it has the perfect European architecture. The most famous places to be Galle are Old Fort, Saint Mary’s Cathedral which was built by the Jesuit priests, National Maritime Museum and the Shiva temple. Galle is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in whole Sri Lanka.
Anuradhapura has been given the top most places in this list which shows the must visit places in Sri Lanka. This place is under the list of the world Heritage Site released by the UNESCO. When there was Sri Lankan civilization then this place was the capital city of this country. Now there are only ruins left which has been preserved in a very beautiful manner and so people from all over the world come here to have a look. Considered as one of the most important Buddhist spot this place has many places to visit such as Sri Maha Bodhiya, Lovamahapaya, Lamkarama and several others.