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Things to do in Sri Lanka

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          Sri Lanka is a country with all-round excursions to cover. Choose the excursion which best suits your traveling style. Team Tripnino has broken up the excursions into categories to make planning your trip much reasonable. The island country of Sri Lanka is known as the gem of the Indian Ocean. With diverse landscapes and cultures spread across the different regions of Sri Lanka, there really is something for everyone to experience here.

World Heritage

When talking about World Heritage sites you think of a location with cultural or physical significance, Well when touring Sri Lanka you can choose between 8 UNESCO world heritage sites to visit. Apart from the everyday talk of the tropical climate and golden beaches, Sri Lanka is equally famous for many heritage sites that reveal its true identity and uniqueness. These sites are of either cultural natural or historical significance which keeps the travelers’ eyes glued to them throughout the year and are absolute marvels.

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters high.

When it comes to major city’s in Sri Lanka, one can not overlook the capital city of the North Central Province, Anuradhapura. It was a seat of power in Sri Lanka from 380BC and 1100BC. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries

 

Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. It comprises, besides the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas, the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century.

 

Kandy is a large city in central Sri Lanka. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest. The city's heart is scenic Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake), which is popular for strolling. Kandy is famed for sacred Buddhist sites When it comes to the Kandy as a  world heritage site what gets in your mind? Obviously, it should be including the temple of the tooth(Dalada maligawa). the shrine celebrated with the grand Esala Perahera annual procession.



Recognized as a cultural heritage site by UNESCO for its amazing mixture of European architecture and South Asian traditions, Galle Fort is a creation of the Portuguese back in 1588. It was further strengthened by the Dutch during their power, hence also known as Dutch Fort. This beauty is located on the southwest coast of the island, presently home to popular restaurants, cafes, museums and heritage monuments.

 

Dambulla is located in the central part of Sri Lanka and falls alongside the Sigiriya cultural tour. The cave temple is also known as the Golden Temple. The most famous icon of this temple is the Golden statue of the Buddha, and the statues in the caves that are of Buddha, kings, gods, and goddesses.  Not to forget the paintings done across the walls and the ceiling of the cave, displaying images of Bodhi Satva, Buddha and other linear and floral designs.

 

Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a world heritage and biodiversity hotspot which is also a major ecotourism destination in Sri Lanka. It is one of the few virgin forests left in the world. This evergreen rain forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the few virgin rainforests left to date. Damp mysterious and teeming with life, Sinharaja Forest Reserve - A UNESCO world heritage site - encompasses the largest single swath of remaining low land tropical rain forest in the country. Over 130 birds, species are found here including many of the 33 species endemic to Sri Lanka. There also rich reptile population and myriads of insects species, many yet to be classified. Mammals scenes here including the purple-faced langur monkey and the giant squirrel.




Nature and Wildlife

Sri Lanka is well known for its abundant wildlife and Varying habitats. The temperature can change within a matter of hours between two cities, one can be hot and near the beach and the other can be up in the hill country and very cold.

Safari

There are so many wildlife that is very thrilling, You have the opportunity to choose them as you wish. Moreover, you will get to know that wildlife safaris are must suitable for families. You will get the chance of seeing various endemic birds elephants, And also to have photographs of them. As well as experience our unique ever smiling mix of people and cultures. You'll simply have a great time here.

Popular Wildlife National Parks in Sri Lanka🐯🐍🐘🐻

Whale watching &Dolphin watching

Ready for the experience of a lifetime? Whale watching is on many people’s bucket lists, yet not everyone can say they’ve glimpsed these majestic mammals in their natural environment. We’ll give it our best shot as we take you exploring off the coast of Mirissa, well-renowned as one of the world’s top whale watching destinations.

  • Mirissa Whale Watching (Season: Dec-Apr)
  • Kalpitiya Dolphin watching 
  • Trincomalee whale watching








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