Sri Lanka

The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is a key country in South Asia, it is situated in the Indian ocean towards the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and towards the southeast of the Arabian Sea. According to the geographical division of Indian subcontinents this island is divided between Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait. The commercial capital is Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte and the biggest city is Colombo. Srilanka is well-known for Many UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the country. Srilanka is also famous for its music & classical dance. There are 3 kind of dance styles, kandya dances, Sabaragamuwa dances and low country dances. Music used in theatrical performances like Koalm, Sokari & Nagadam. The history of Srilanka shows the importance of painting and sculptures like Mahavamsa painting, Buddhist Stupa, Monastic residences. The Srilankan style of cinema is very similar to Bollywood style of movies.


Sigiriya

Sigiriya is also called as Sinhagiri. This is a prehistoric rock castle situated in the north of Matale District near Dambulla town, Sri Lanka. The King named Kashyapa was ruling here, he planned to build a palace at the top of the rock for his new capital and decorated the sides of palace by painting it in watercolors which is known as frescoes. The King also built an enormous Lion at the mid part of the rock. Sigiriya is now listed as one among the UNESCO Heritage Sites. Sinhagiri is preserved as a best example of urban planning.

Address: Rock Front, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
Visiting Hours: 07:00 am to 04:00 pm
Entry Fees: 4500 Rupees

Galle

Galle is a main city in Sri Lanka, which is situated in the south-west tip, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is an administrative capital of Southern District, Sri Lanka and is the regional capital of Galle District. Portuguese gave an example of their unique architectural style and tradition by building a reinforced city Galle in the southern part of Asia. From 17th century (1649) Galle was strengthened by Dutch. This fort is one among the World Heritage Site and it will be preserved for European architecture.

Address: Galle, Srilanka
Visiting Hours: December to April is the best time to visit

Royal Botanic Garden

The Royal Botanic Garden, Peradeniya is arranged 5.5km toward the west side of the city called Kandy in the focal area of Srilanka. This nursery is exceptionally close to Mahaweli waterway which is entranced by 2 million individuals who love to invest energy here and it draws in individuals with great assortment of orchids. Palm trees, orchids, Medicinal plants or more 4000 types of plants are shrouded in the recreation center. The territory of nursery is around 147 sections of land and 460 meters above ocean level, yearly precipitation is for 200 days. This Botanical Garden is very much kept up by the branch of the National Botanic Gardens of the division of farming. The nursery is extremely close to National Herbarium of Srilanka.

Address: Peradeniya Rd, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Visiting Hours: 08:00 am to 05:30 pm
Entry Fees: Adults Children (between 5-12 years) and students Rs. 600 (~$4.6) Rs. 300 (~$1.6)
Phone: +94 812 388 088

Polonnaruwa Vatadage

The Polonnaruwa Vatadage is an antique structure in the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa of Sri Lanka. The architecture of this era was considered as “ultimate development” described by the country. This structure is built to protect the small stupa. The whole building is decorated by stone carvings. During the rule of Parakramabahu I there is a consideration that Malla of Polonnaruwa to hold the contributions utilized by the Buddha. Both these loved relics would have given the structure an incredible hugeness and significance at the time. Relinquished for a few centuries, unearthing work at the Polonnaruwa Vatadage started in 1903.

Address: Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Visiting Hours: 07:00 am to 08:00 pm
Entry Fees: 3750 Rupees
Phone: +94 272 222 222

Yala National Park

Yala National Park is the most visited and second greatest national park in Sri Lanka, flanking the Indian Ocean. The amusement focus contains five squares, two of which are by and by open to individuals as a rule, and adjoining parks. The squares have solitary names, for instance, Ruhuna National Park, and Kumana National Park or 'Yala East' for the flanking area. It is organized in the southeast area of the country and lies in Southern Province and Uva Province. The amusement focus spreads 979 square kilometers and is arranged around 300 kilometers from Colombo. Yala was allocated as a characteristic life shelter in 1900, and, nearby Wilpattu was one of the underlying two national stops in Sri Lanka, having been relegated in 1938. The amusement focus is best known for its collection of wild animals. It is critical for the security of Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lankan pumas and maritime winged creatures.

Address: Katagamuwa, Yala, Sri Lanka
Visiting Hours: 06:00 am to 06:00 pm
Entry Fees: Entrance fee for foreigners is LKR 2,730
Phone: +94 112 888 585

Anuradhapura

It is the capital city of North Central Region, Sri Lanka and is known as capital of Anuradhapura District. Anuradhapura is one of the old capitals of Sri Lanka, acclaimed for its well-spared leftovers of an old Sinhala human headway. It was the third capital of the domain of Rajarata, following the domains of Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara. The city, by and by a World Heritage site, was the point of convergence of Theravada Buddhism for quite a while. The city lies 205 km (127 mi) north of the recurring pattern capital of Colombo in the North Central Province, on the banks of the prominent Malvathu River. It is one of the most settled reliably had urban territories on the planet and one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.

Address: Anuradhapura, Srilanka
Visiting Hours: April through September
Entry Fees: $25 USD per person to visit Anuradhapura

Mirissa Beach

Mirissa is a community on the south shoreline of Sri Lanka, situated in the Matara District of the Southern Province. It is around 150 kilometers south of Colombo and is arranged at a rise of 4 meters above ocean level. Mirissa's seashore and nightlife make it a famous vacationer goal. It is additionally an angling port and one of the island's fundamental whale and dolphin watching areas. Mirissa is the biggest angling port on the south coast and is known for its fish, mullet, snapper and butterfish. In 1980 the main vacationer settlement was assembled anyway it wasn't until the mid-1990s that travel industry to the town began to drastically increment.

Address: Mirissa, Sri Lanka
Visiting Hours: 06:00 am to 09:00 pm
Entry Fees: Free

Bentota Beach

Bentota is a beach front town in Sri Lanka, situated in the Galle District of the Southern Province, administered by a Urban Council. It is around 65 kilometers south of Colombo and 56 kilometers north of Galle. Bentota is arranged on the southern bank of the Bentota River mouth, at a rise of 3 meters over the ocean level. The name of the town is gotten from a legendary story which guarantees an evil spirit named 'Bem' administered the tota or stream bank. Bentota is a vacation spot, with a nearby air terminal (Bentota River Airport) and a bunch of world-class lodgings. Bentota likewise conveys an old specialty of recuperating called Ayurveda. Bentota is renowned for its hard stuff generation, a mixed refreshment made from coconut nectar. It likewise has a turtle incubation facility, situated on Induruwa seashore.

Address: Bentota, Sri Lanka
Visiting Hours: Open 24 Hours

Nuwara Eliya City

Nuwara Eliya is a city in the slope nation of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. Its name signifies "city on the plain (table land)" or "city of light". The city is the managerial capital of Nuwara Eliya District, with a beautiful scene and calm atmosphere. It is at an elevation of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is viewed as the most significant area for tea creation in Sri Lanka. The city is disregarded by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya is known for its calm, cool atmosphere – the coolest territory in Sri Lanka. The town truly wakes up in April for the Sinhalese and Tamil New Year. It is hard to discover convenience as Sri Lankans occasion in the district during this period. The merry season begins on April 1 yearly in a stylized way. The service comprises basically of a band appear in which all the neighborhood school groups take an interest.

Address: Nuwara Eliya, Srilanka
Visiting Hours: February to May is the best time to visit Nuwara Eliya

Gangaramaya Temple

Gangaramaya Temple is one of the most significant sanctuaries in Colombo, Sri Lanka, being a blend of present-day design and social pith. Situated on the Beira Lake, it was finished in the late nineteenth century. The sanctuary's design shows a mixed blend of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, and Chinese engineering. This Buddhist sanctuary incorporates a few monumental structures and is arranged not a long way from the tranquil waters of Beira Lake on a plot of land that was initially a little seclusion on a bit of muddy land. It has the fundamental highlights of a Vihara, the Cetiya the Bodhi tree, the Vihara Mandiraya, the Seema malaka (gathering lobby for priests) and the Relic Chamber. What's more, a gallery, a library, a private corridor, a three storeyed Pirivena, instructive lobbies and a donations lobby are likewise on the premises. Generally prominent for travelers is the engineering of the Simamalaka Shrine, which was worked with gifts from a Muslim support to the structure of Geoffrey Bawa.

Address: 61 Sri Jinarathana Rd, Colombo 00200, Sri Lanka
Visiting Hours: 06:00 am to 10:00 pm
Entry Fees: Free
Phone: +94 112 435 169

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