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Five Best Attractions in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an island nation located in South Asia. It is surrounded by Indian Ocean and has India and Maldives in its vicinity. The name of Sri Lanka has never been so popular among the top tourists destinations of the world but a visit to Sri Lanka may reveal that it has a large number of attractions which a tourist likes to see. There are a large number of tourists’ attractions in Sri Lanka but here I am going to give description of only five top attractions in Sri Lanka which are worth-seeing and should be a part of tour to this country.

Wild Life Safaris

Wild life safaris are very popular among the tourists who go to Sri Lanka. The most famous wild life park is Yala National Park that is popularly known for its leopard spotting. There are some other animals which you will find in almost any park. These animals include:

  • Buffaloes
  • Eagles
  • Peacocks
  • Deer
  • Wild Boars
  • Crocodiles
  • Elephants

The leopards and bears are those animals which are hard to find in these parks. It is an amazing and enjoyable experience to visit these safari parks. Here for the safety of the visitors, a wild life guard is provided with every safari so it is completely safe to visit these safari parks and get a detailed look of your favorite animals which you only see in movies and documentaries. These life guards also guide the visitors to the places where there is an abundance of wild life.

Botanical Gardens and Waterfalls

Sri Lanka is a country that is blessed with both hot and cold weather. You can find hot and sunny weather near beaches and you can enjoy a cool weather near mountains as well. There are beautiful gardens and waterfalls in these mountains that attract a large number of tourists from all over the world.  There are some of the most popular waterfalls of Asia that are present in Sri Lanka that provide beautiful scenes especially during the rainy weather. Special tours are arranged to these waterfalls and the tourists who go there become mesmerized by their beauty. The most beautiful and famous falls in Sri Lanka include:

  • Bopath falls
  • Bakers fall
  • Devon falls
  • St. Claire’s falls
  • Dunhinda falls
  • Diyaluma falls

A famous tourist attraction in the mountains also includes Worlds End in Horton plains which is a high mountain crest from where you can see the coastline. The other famous attractions are the botanical gardens having a large variety of trees and flowers. These gardens are not only visited by tourists but also by the scientists.

Historical Places

In Sri Lanka, there are ruins of some ancient cities that have become tourists destinations and people love to watch them. The most visited and ancient city of Sri Lanka is Sigiriya rock fortress and it is well-known and popular for its gardens and irrigation system that is still a source of amazement for the experts in the field. Other popular cities include:

  • Anuradhapura
  • Kandy
  • Polonnaruwa

Most of these cities are world heritage sites because some temples in these cities are preserved till now and they are capable of making the visitors spell-bound.

Elephant Back Safaris

Most of the tourists of European countries and US love to have a ride on the back of elephants. Perhaps the reason for this may be that elephants are not found in those countries. Whatever the reason may be, elephant’s rides are very popular among all the tourists. And the best place to see the elephants is Pinnawela elephant orphanage. This place provides you a chance to see this giant animal closely. Here you can also have an experience to feed the elephant babies which is a unique and wonderful experience. If you are not interested in riding on elephant and just want to watch them the best places for this purpose are Udawalawe and Wasgamuwa. Here you can watch the elephants in their natural conditions.” Ath athura sevana” is another place where you can get closer to the elephants to watch them.


Sri Lanka is blessed by nature with an amazing and spectacular coastline. The most famous and beautiful beach is Nilaveli that provides a chances of enjoying the experience of surfing. Moreover sunbathing and sea bathing are some activities that are most liked by the tourists of European countries as these countries don’t have warm weather and beautiful beaches. But here in Sri Lanka, there are a large number of beaches near the capital city Colombo. Most of the tourists really enjoy a stay at beach resorts to have a memorable experience.

These were top five attractions of Sri Lanka. Plan a trip to Sri Lanka and enjoy yourself.

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Famous Waterfalls in Sri Lanka

Waterfalls in Sri Lanka are quite enthralling and attract a large number of international travelers who visit Sri Lanka to spend their vacations. Sri Lanka is that country of the world which boasts of having highest number of waterfalls. If you love to see waterfalls, you must visit Sri Lanka to see the following magnificent waterfalls.

Bopath Ella Waterfall

Bopath Ella is one of the main tourist’s attractions in Sri Lanka which mesmerizes tourists with its spectacular scenes. The garrulous sound of water takes travelers to a different world. This beautiful waterfall seems as a leaf of “Bo” that’s why it is called Bopathella waterfall. “Bo” is the name of a sacred tree in Sri Lanka.

Ravana Waterfalls

Another popular sightseeing spot in Sri Lanka is the Ravana Waterfalls. This beautiful waterfall has been named after the daemon Ravana. Known as the widest falls of Sri Lanka, this waterfall is famous for its location as it is located against stunningly beautiful background of valleys and mountains. This fall is also very important source of water for villagers because this 131 feet tall waterfall provides sufficient water for cultivation of vegetables.

Baker’s Waterfalls

Having a height of 22 meters, Baker’s waterfall is one of the most striking and beautiful waterfalls. The beauty of this waterfall lies in its magnificent scenery. Baker’s waterfall gets its water from Belihul Oya and creates a beautiful scene to view when its icy water shines in sunlight.  You can also find rare black monkeys here if you are lucky enough. There are also some restrictions on the visit of this waterfall. Bathing in this waterfall is prohibited because many precious lives had lost while bathing in its waters.

Devon Waterfalls

Devon waterfall is named after an English coffee planter named Devon. You can see his plantations nearby Devon waterfalls. This 97 meter high waterfall is formed by Kothmale Oya and is located close to Thalawakale Town on A7 highway. From A7 highway, you can easily view this waterfall. Devon waterfall also provides facilities to tourists like that of resident places and tea center. There is also a restaurant.

Dunhinda Waterfalls

Located about 5 km off Badulla town, this waterfall is the most spoken-about waterfall in Sri Lanka. This 64 meters high waterfall gets its name from smoky dew drops squirt which encircles the area at foot of this fall. If you want to access this waterfall, you will have to walk 1 km distance along a footpath. You will also see many vendors along this footpath selling drinks to keep yourself fresh. To see the waterfall, a secure and safe stage is constructed at the end of that walking path.

St. Clair’s Waterfall

This is an 80 meter high waterfall which gets its name from a tea estate in close proximity. This waterfall falls down in form of two cascades named Maha Ella and Kuda Ella. It is known as a great spot for bathing.

Ramboda Waterfalls

It is the 11th highest fall in Sri Lanka and is located on A5 highway at Ramboda Pass. This gigantic waterfall has three parts being the first part above the road in jungle while the other two parts are close to the road and below the road respectively.

Some other waterfalls in Sri Lanka are:

  • Aberdeen Waterfalls
  • Bambarakanda Ella
  • Diyaluma Waterfalls
  • Mapanana Ella
  • Wadakada Waterfall
  • Laxapana Waterfalls

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