Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is an island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean. Its diverse landscapes range from rainforest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. It's famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes. The city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka's ancient capital, has many ruins dating back more than 2,000 years.

Anuradhapura

UNESCO world heritage site, 3 BC

Arugam Bay

top surf spot

Badulla

hills, mountains

Bandarawela

tea, mountains

Batticaloa

beaches

Bentota

beach, water sports

Colombo

commercial capitol

Dambulla / Sigiriya

world heritage site

Galle / Unawatuna

16th century

Hambantota

coastal city

Jaffna

nothern province

Kalpitiya

dolphin, whales

Kalutara

temples

Kandy

hill country

Kurunegala

Mihintale

buddhism

Negombo

coastal area

Nuwara Eliya

hill country

Polonnaruwa

ancient city

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

world heritage site

Trincomalee

beaches