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Top Things to do in Srilanka

Sri Lanka has some of the finest landscapes in the world. It is a popular tourist destination among discerning travelers.

Located just off the coast of the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka is one of the world’s most diverse countries and the same is true for its incredible landscapes. This pear-shaped island is home to plenty of quiet places to hunt out for some much needed peace and rest. Among the main attractions of a break in Sri Lanka are the dagobas, temples and monasteries dotted around the island.

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    Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

    It is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village. It was founded in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife Conservation.

    This institution caters not only for the abandoned babies but also for those injured and maimed within the jungle.

    You get to see the glimpse of how the elephants are being treated, bathing under the sun, feeding etc.

    You can even get a glimpse at Minneriya National Park, Udawalawe National Park and Yale National Park

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    Sigiriya

    Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress in the northern Sri Lanka. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its archaeological and historical significance. A massive column of rock nearly 200 meters high is the main attraction.

    Sigiriya is still worth a visit as there are plenty of opportunities for trekking and exploring. Nearby there are national parks, ancient cities and jungle-clad scenery.

    Other attractions like

    • Pidurangala Rock
    • kaludiya Pokuna
    • Pethikada
    • Sigiriya Museum
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    Sea Turtle Hatchery

    It is situated in Galle near the golden sand beach. Observe nesting or hatching sea turtles or contribute to the conservation of sea turtles, six out of the seven species of which are classified as vulnerable or endangered.

    The hatcheries along Sri Lanka’s western coast regularly witnesses a good count of sea turtles.

    Gradually, five different varieties of Sea Turtles are found here at the Sea Turtle Hatchery in Sri Lanka – Olive Ridley, Green Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle, and Leatherhead Turtle.

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    Nuwara Eliya

    Nuwara Eliya often referred to as Little England, this highland community does have a rose-tinted, vaguely British-Country-Village feel to it. It was once the cool escape for the English and Scottish pioneers of Sri Lanka’s tea industry.

    Nuwara Eliya is home to numerous breath-taking waterfalls like the Lovers Leap Waterfall, St. Clair’s Falls, Bomburu Ella Waterfall, and Laxapana Falls. A waterfall hike is one of the most remarkable things to do in Nuwara Eliya.

    With the numerous expansive tea plantations around, taking a tea tasting tour is one of the most enjoyable things to do in Nuwara Eliya.

    The best time to plan a Nuwara Eliya holiday is between the months of February and May.

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    Temple of the Tooth

    Sri Dalada Maligawa or Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of former Kingdom & houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha

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    Kandy City Tour

    Kandy has an abundance of culture around it. Temple of the Tooth being the most popular attraction. It is situated in a valley, 600 m above sea level. Kandy lake is an artificial creation by one of the past rulers.

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    Galle Fort

    Gale Fort is a historical archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance. It was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century.

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    Bentota Temple

    Kande Vihara is a major Buddhist temple in Kalutata District, Sri Lanka. The temple has got its name ” Kande vihara”(Mountain temple) as it is built on top a hill located near to Aluthagama town.

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    Bentota Beach

    Sprawling under an endless canopy of palm trees, the beaches continue several miles to the south. The attractive southern end of Bentota beach is home to the island’s finest clusters of top-end luxury hotels.