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Attractions in Sri Lanka that Make Tourists Go Crazy!

Updated on December 25, 2015

Sri Lanka is one of the most highly acclaimed destinations of the year. The rich history and golden cultural heritage make this country an ideal place for tourists around the world. Sri Lanka is an island of jewels with some spectacular attractions to offer. Whoever visits this country of exotic and unique traditions never goes without praising it. Located on the Indian Ocean, rightly so, it is also known as ‘Jewel of Indian Ocean’. Normally tourists that board cheap flights from UK to Colombo look for a place that offers fun, enjoyment and a peaceful environment which make Sri Lanka a must visit island. Speckled with some amazing man-made and natural beauty of this piece of land it is matter of time before it gets engraved in to the hearts of whoever visits it. What makes Sri Lanka such a special place for an ideal holiday vacation? You will find exotic beaches, stunning wildlife, cascading waterfalls, spectacular temples, exquisite architecture and lush green blossoming gardens and hill stations.

Following are a few reasons why visiting Sri Lanka will be the best holiday idea you'll ever have.

1.Mirissa Beach

The entire South Asia speaks of it and there is a very valid reason behind it. This tear shaped island speaks for itself when it comes to beauty. It is one of the most peaceful and soothing places you will find in the whole Asian continent. With some amazing famous state of the art sea resorts, lush fruity palm trees and soft sand under your feet, it all begs you for your prolonged stay. It is one of the places you don’t want to miss during your visit to Sri Lanka.

2.Dambulla Cave Temple


Sri Lankans are quite religious and so you will find temples on almost every corner. However some temples will leave you absolutely speechless. Dambulla Cave Temple is one of the most visited and preserved cave complexes in the whole world. It consists of 80 spectacular caves which makes it one of the most visited places in Sri Lanka. The Dambulla Cave Temple is located 105 miles from Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka and tourists can easily access it bus boarding on busses that come and go on daily basis. You will find some breath-taking views in the cave with huge stunning statues of Buddha and his paintings. This Dambulla Cave Temple dates back to 1st BC but is kept so well by the people and Government that it still gives a fresh charming look when seen today. This temple also has the honor of being UNESCO World Heritage Site and is visited very often by tourists and locals.

3.The City of Kandy

The Sacred City of Kandy is also one of the most visited places in Sri Lanka. Like Dambulla Cave Temple, Kandy is also UNESCO World Heritage Site due to some exquisite attractions which have both historical as well as golden cultural importance. Royal Palace of Kandy, Tooth Temple and Kandy Lake are the top attractions in the city of Kandy.

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