Mihintale

Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

District : Anuradhapura Area : Mihintale Category : Religious Sites

The Temple of the Tooth Relic

The city of Kandy is a blessed location,due to the glorious presence of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha.The edifice that houses the sacred relic is what we call Sri Dalada Maligawa .The temple was built within the royal palace complex

District : Kandy Area : Kandy Category : Religious Sites

Golden Cave Temple (Dambulla)

Situated in the Central Part of Sri Lanka with the largest deposits of rose-quartz in South Asia. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. This site is situated 148 km east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy.

District : Matale Area : Dambulla Category : Religious Sites

Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya

Buddhists believe the temple to have been hallowed during the third and final visit of the Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka, eight years after gaining enlightenment. Its history would thus go back to before 500 BCE.

District : Gampaha Area : Kelaniya Category : Religious Sites

Anuradhpura Ancient city

are a series of locations in Sri Lanka where the Buddha had visited during his three visits to the country. The places are known as Sri Maha Bodhiya,Ruwanwelisaya,Thuparamaya, Lovamahapaya,Abhayagiriya,Jetavanarama,Mirisawetiya,Lankaramaya.

District : Anuradhapura Area : Anuradapura Category : Religious Sites

Koneswaram Kovil

The Temple of the Thousand Pillars and Dakshina-Then Kailasam is a classical-medieval Hindu temple complex in Trincomalee, a Hindu religious pilgrimage centre in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.It is one the Pancha Ishwarams dedicated to Shiva.

District : Trincomalee Area : Trincomalee Category : Religious Sites

Ahungalla Beach

Ahungalla is a small coastal town, located in Southern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Ahungalla is known primarily for its sandy beach, accompanied by a wide palm belt, considered to be one of the best on the island.

District : Galle Area : Ahungalla Category : Beaches

Bambarakanda Falls

Bambarakanda Falls is the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka. With a height of 263 m (863 ft), it ranks as the 299th highest waterfall in the world. Situated in Kalupahana in the Badulla District, this waterfall is 5 km away from the A4 Highway

District : Badulla Area : Kalupahana Category : Waterfalls

Bopath Ella Falls

Bopath Ella is a waterfall situated in the Ratnapura District of Sri Lanka. It has a shape very similar to the leaf of the Sacred fig or "Bo" tree, which has earned it this name. The waterfall is a major tourist attraction in the country.

District : Ratnapura Area : Kuruwita Category : Waterfalls

Devon Falls

Devon Falls is situated 6 km west of Talawakele. The Waterfall is 97 metres high and ranked 19th highest in the Island. The Falls formed by Kothmale Oya, a tributary of Mahaweli River. Altitude of this falls is 1,140m above sea Level.

District : Nuwara Eliya Area : Talawakele Category : Waterfalls

Mannar Island

Mannar Island is part of Mannar District, Sri Lanka. It is linked to the main island of Sri Lanka by a causeway. It has an area of about 50 square kilometres, mainly covered with vegetation and sand.

District : Mannar Area : Mannar Category : Islands

Mulkirigala Rock Monastery

Mulkirigala Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient and an archaeological Buddhist temple in Mulkirigala Sri Lanka. The temple site is situated 2 km (1.2 mi) from the Mulkirigala Junction and can be reached from either Dikwella or Tangalle.

District : Hambantota Area : Tangalle Category : Religious Sites

Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil

Nallur Kovil is one of the most significant Hindu temples in the Jaffna.It stands in the town of Nallur. The original, Kandaswamy Temple was founded in 948.The temple hosts the annual festival which begins with the hoisting of the Holy flag

District : Jaffna Area : Nallur Category : Religious Sites

Kaluthara Bodiya

Kalutara Bodhiya is an old Bodhi tree which is identified as one of the 32 saplings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi which was planted during the reign of king Devanampiyatissa in the 2nd century BC at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

District : Kalutara Area : Kaluthara Category : Religious Sites

Isurumuniya Rock Temple

Isurumuniya is a Buddhist temple situated near to the Tisawewa.There are four carvings of special interest in this Viharaya. They are the Isurumuniya Lovers, Elephant Pond and the Royal Family. The temple was built by King Devanampiya Tissa

District : Anuradhapura Area : Anuradapura Category : Religious Sites

Aluvihara Rock Cave Temple

The temple is situated 30km north of Kandy. Temple was the historic location where the Pāli Canon was first written down completely in text on ola leaves Many monastery caves, some of which exhibit frescoes are situated near this temple.

District : Matale Area : Aluvihare Category : Religious Sites

Pigeon Island National Park

Island is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka. The Park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, encompassing a total area of 471.429 hectares.

District : Trincomalee Area : Nilaweli Category : Islands

Kande Viharaya

This temple got its name "Kande Viharaya" (temple on the hill), because it is located at a top of a hill. There is also nine devalas including four “Maha Devala” within the temple premises. Kande Viharaya belongs to the Theravada Nikaya.

District : Kalutara Area : Aluthgama Category : Religious Sites

Nagadeepa Temple

Is an ancient Buddhist temple situated in Nainativu Island.According to contemporary history, the Buddha visited the site after five years of attaining Enlightenment to settle the dispute between two warring Naga kings, Chulodara & Mahodara

District : Jaffna Area : Nainativu Category : Religious Sites

Temple of the Gadaladenia

This Temple with an ancient monastery is found on the flat rock.The chief architect of this temple has been a south indian called Ganesvarachari.Therefore this temple is essentially a South Indian design. This was built by King Buwanekabahu

District : Kandy Area : Kandy Category : Religious Sites

Hikkaduwa Beach

Hikkaduwa beach is reputed as the second best surfing spot in Sri Lanka. Hikkaduwa Coral Sanctuary is located a few hundred metres offshore. The sanctuary has approximately seventy varieties of multi-coloured corals.

District : Galle Area : Hikkaduwa Category : Beaches

Marble Beach

Marble beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Trincomalee area. The water is crystal blue and there are hardly any waves making it an excellent bathing spot. The name Marble beach comes from the Marble stones found in the area.

District : Trincomalee Area : Trincomalee Category : Beaches

Nilaveli Beach

It used to be a popular tourist destination,however due to Tsunami & Civil War tourist numbers have declined,until 2010 onwards,significant increase in the number of tourists.Once again Nilaveli has become one of the main tourist attraction

District : Trincomalee Area : Nilaweli Category : Beaches

Pasikudah Beach

Pasikudah beach, recognized as one of safest beaches in Sri Lanka. Pasikudah is known to have one of the longest stretches of shallow coastline in the world. People walk kilometers into the sea because the water is only a few inches deep.

District : Batticaloa Area : Kalkudah Category : Beaches

Polhena Beach

This is ideal place for scuba diving, surfing, sunbathing. This is a very famous destinations because of the natural swimming pool created by the coral reef.There is not only one beach; it consists of bunches of beaches along the coastline.

District : Matara Area : Matara Category : Beaches

Unawatuna Beach

Described as most wonderful beach location by the nature, Unawatuna is one of the best Scuba Diving Locations in Sri Lanka. It is famous beach, Scuba Diving, Surfing and Sea Food in Sri Lankan Style.

District : Galle Area : Unawatuna Category : Beaches

Elephant Transit Home

Elephants in the wild are constantly being killed, & many elephant calves become orphaned. Its primary objective is to rehabilitate orphaned elephant calves for ultimate release back into the wild.

District : Ratnapura Area : Udawalawe Category : Nature & Wildlife

Hurulu Eco Prark

Hurulu forest reserve represents Sri Lanka dry-zone dry evergreen forests.There are many other protected areas situated around Hurulu Forest Reserve viz. Ritigala strict nature reserve, Minneriya-Girithale and Mahaweli flood plains nature..

District : Anuradhapura Area : Habarana Category : Nature & Wildlife

Wilpattu National Park

The unique feature of this park is the existence of Natural lakes, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater.There are many types of vegetation to be found in Wilpattu. 31 species of mammals have been identified.

District : Puttalam Area : Wilpattu Category : Nature & Wildlife

Yala National Park

This is the most visited & second largest national park in Sri Lanka. Yala is one of the 70 Important Bird Areas in Sri Lanka. 44 species of mammals, 47 species of reptile & 6 of them are endemic,18 amphibians species, 21 species of fishes.

District : Hambantota Area : Yala Category : Nature & Wildlife

Udawattekele Sanctuary

Udawattakele is a historic forest reserve on a hill-ridge in the Kandy.The reserve also contains a great variety of plant species.Many of small & medium size mammals that inhabit Sri Lanka,Several kinds of snakes & reptile can be seen here.

District : Kandy Area : Kandy Category : Nature & Wildlife

Horton Plains National Park

National Park in Ohiya is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. The vertebrate fauna of the region includes 24 species of mammals, 87 species of birds, nine species of reptiles and eight species of amphibians.

District : Nuwara Eliya Area : Horton Plains Category : Nature & Wildlife

Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Sinharaja is a national park & a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka.The vegetation of Forest may be described either as a tropical lowland rain forest or tropical wet evergreen forest.Forest is a paradise of endemic & other species of Fauna.

District : Matara Area : Matara Category : Nature & Wildlife

Ramboda Falls

This Falls is 109m high & 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka & 729th highest waterfall in the world.It is situated in Pussellawa area.It formed by Panna Oya which is a tributary of Kothmale Oya.Altitude of the falls is 945m above sea level

District : Nuwara Eliya Area : Ramboda Category : Waterfalls

Ravana Ella Falls

Ravana Ells is a popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country. This waterfall 25m (82ft) in height and cascades from an oval-shaped concave rock outcrop.

District : Badulla Area : Ella Category : Waterfalls

Jungle Beach

Jungle Beach is a secluded beach in Unawatuna thats growing less secluded all the time. Its still a nice and relatively peaceful Una beach off the main strip. The beach is nice, its swimmable, not rough and just the right size.

District : Galle Area : Unawatuna Category : Beaches

Adams Peak

Adams Peak is a 2243m tall conical mountain located in Sri Lanka.For Buddhists, the footprint mark is the left foot of the Buddha, left behind when Buddha visited Sri Lanka, as a symbol for worship at the invitation of Buddhist God Saman.

District : Nuwara Eliya Area : Hatton Category : Mountains

Knuckles Mountain Range

The range takes its name from a series of recumbent folds and peaks in the west of the massif which resemble the knuckles of clenched fist when viewed from certain locations in the Kandy District.

District : Matale Area : Knuckles Mountain Range Category : Mountains

Sigiriya

Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress located in the Matale District near the town of Dambulla.The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200m (660ft) high.

District : Matale Area : Dambulla Category : Mountains

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village. Pinnawala is notable for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world.

District : Kegalle Area : Pinnawala Category : Nature & Wildlife

Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay is a popular surfing and tourist destination, world famously known among surfers for hosting competitions. It has many attractions and things to enjoy such as bird watching, elephant watching, lagoon tour and many more.

District : Ampara Area : Arugam Bay Category : Beaches

Mirissa Beach

Mirissas beach is one of the islands main whale and dolphin watching locations. Blue & Sperm Whales during December to month of April. Apart from that breathtaking beautiful views, blue waters, white waves lapping at the sandy beaches.

District : Matara Area : Mirissa Category : Beaches

Sinharaja

The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests ecoregion, was saved from the worst of commercial logging by its inaccessibility, and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1988

District : Matara Area : Sinharaja Category : Nature & Wildlife

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