Defined by many as one of the finest islands in the world, Sri Lanka has seduced travelers for centuries. It has so much variety to offer and is definitely a place you must visit once in a lifetime. In this charming island, you will have the opportunity to experience and see so many different things. From beautiful beaches to ancient ruins, from picturesque cities to local temples, not to mention the amazing diversity of its wildlife. The good news is that Sri Lanka entered in travelers radar only lately. It means that now is the perfect time to get on a plane and go there!
Also known as Lion’s Rock, Sigiriya is an astonishing ancient fortress built atop a rock and named from a giant lion’s paws at the entrance of it. Take part in one of the guided tours of Sigiriya to discover this UNESCO World Heritage site, often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. There is also an interesting story behind this beauty from the 5th century. King Kashyapa, the illegitimate son of King Dhatusena usurped his throne after killing him. He built his fortress and pleasure palace on top of the Sigiriya rock for the fear of the return of the throne’s rightful owner, Moggallana. With his marvelous gardens and amazing architecture, this is really a place every traveler must visit.
Located in the heart of the island, hidden away between beautiful precipitous green hills, Kandy is the second largest city of the country and the last ancient Kingdom capital. This marvelous city is home to one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in the world, the Temple of the Tooth. Discover the best ways to visit Kandy and its beauties. Private tours, day trips from Colombo, and many more!
Adam’s Peak, Sri Pada for the locals, is a 2.243 m mountain in the central region of Sri Lanka. This beautiful peak has been an important pilgrimage site for the last 2 thousand years. According to the Buddhist tradition, it is a footprint of Lord Buddha. For Christians instead, it is Adam’s first step after being exiled from the Garden of Eden. Hindus believe, on the other hand, that is Lord Shiva’s footprint. These are some of the must visit places in Sri Lanka which you can explore on your next trip.