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Places to Visit in Sri Lanka

Home to exotic beaches, famous national parks, ancient temples, and more, Sri Lanka has many beautiful places waiting to be explored. From surfing and diving among the coral reefs and spending time spotting the animals in their natural habitat, the best places to visit in Sri Lanka offer something for everyone. The most popular beaches in Sri Lanka are Hikkaduwa, Negombo, Bentota, Unawatuna, Mirissa, Ambalangoda, and more.

Adventure tourists can tour the best Sri Lanka places to visit in August, like Bundala National and Yala National Park. This island nation is in the Indian Ocean and offers plenty of natural tourist attractions.

If you have less time, then Colombo and Kandy are the beautiful places to visit in Sri Lanka in 2 days. These places will take you to ancient times through the colonial period with its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, where history is safely preserved.

Remember that monsoon hits the country from May to August, the best time to explore places to visit in Sri Lanka east coast. Otherwise, December to April is the best time to visit Sri Lanka.

Look at this list of the top places to explore in Sri Lanka, and if you like to plan a trip, book Sri Lanka tour packages by Indian Holiday, which are customizable.

List of Tourist Places to Visit in Sri Lanka


One of the best tourist places in Sri Lanka, Yala National Park safari will allow you to spot Sri Lanka Sloth Bear, Leopards, and Elephants in good numbers. You will get a deeper insight into the earlier civilisation while you quench your thirst to see the exotic wildlife of Sri Lanka.

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Also known as the Lion's Rock, Sigiriya's frescoes are splendid. They were handpainted by the king himself. It depicts celestial nymphs all around the circumference. Atop the rocks, the kings also constructed a white palace. The palace also envelops the beauty of the most beautiful sunrise and sunset views.

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A unique world heritage site by UNESCO, Dambulla Cave Temple is made with a colossal granite outcrop. “Damba” means rock, and “Ulla” means mountain. Thus, you can see the drip of water from the main house. Next, visit the beautiful Golden Temple Buddhist Museum, with paintings of Buddha’s first sermon.

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