Sri Lanka ( the quest to explore
THE QUISCENT COUNTRY – You might say that Sri Lanka is a quiet and hided place, it’s been just in a way of people moving to different places, but this small and diverse land has a lot of undiscovered beauty. The country is moving forward quickly as more and more people are discovering its myriad charm.
As it was my personal visit to Colombo, Bentota and Kandy, I will be glad to share the top 15 must visit in these places.
My journey started with the prepossessing verdure of Kandy, so I will be sharing seven must visit in Kandy.
Top 15 Places You Must Visit in Sri Lanka
1. SRI DALADA MALIKAVA
The Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic- the temple of the sacred tooth relic lies in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka and is located in the royal palace complex and is said to contain a tooth which is none other than Lord Buddha himself since relic plays an important role in politics it has been said that who so ever holds the relic will rule the governance. This temple is one of the holiest shrines in the Buddhist world.
2. ASHOK VATIKA
Legend: The Ashok Vatika is the place where Ravana kept the Sita captive. Ashok Vatika is a garden that is present in the Sita Eliya in Sri Lanka. Some of the interesting findings here include the rock on which Sita used to sat and meditate. Sita Eliya also has the only Site Temple in the world. The idols of Sita were excavated from here 100 years ago.
3. KANDY LAKE (LADIES GORDEN ROAD)
The Lake was created in 1807 by the last ruler of the kingdom of Kandy. It has a pleasant stroll around the lake, a busy road runs to the lake on its southern area but it is one of the nicest and calmest places to visit in Kandy, and enjoy the beauty of nature. ASHOK VATIKA – Legend: The Ashok Vatika is the place where Ravana kept the Sita captive. Ashok Vatika is a garden that is present in the Sita Eliya in Sri Lanka. Some of the interesting findings here include the rock on which Sita used to sit and meditate. Sita Eliya also has the only Site Temple in the world. The idols of Sita were excavated from here 100 years ago.
4. HERBAL GARDEN
herbal garden or spices garden is a place where you get the actual feel and smell of all the spices ranging from cinnamon and turmeric to vanilla essence, and providing all the herbal oils for hair damage, glowing skin the other bodily issues. While visiting the herbal garden one can also have a relaxing massage from the professionals over there which can make you unflustered and relaxed.
5. PINNEWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (PEO); just as the name suggests holds a unique disposition in ex-situ animal care. Its success and fame have traveled not just within the country but throughout the world to an extent where Pinnawala is synonymous with the Sri Lankan Elephant. Currently, it is a home of 93 elephants and situated in a lush green area surrounded by coconut plantations has its own charm.
6. TEA FACTORY
Love for tea? Then tea factory is the best place to visit and understand the actual mechanism of how tea plantations are converted into leaves and which leads to a hot and tasty cup of tea. This place offers a free cup of tea at the end of the tour in the serene surroundings of tea plantations.
7. KANDY CITY CENTRE
After having a lovely visit to all the must-visit places now its time to go and have some local exchange of clothes, accessories, footwear, etc. in the most famous Kandy City Centre. This place is well known for shopping where you can find each and everything starting from books, clothes to the house care requirements. One can easily spend 2-3 hours and have a good shopping of their cultural heritage.
Now as we move forward in this journey to Sri Lanka, now I will be sharing the must-visits to Bentota (Sri Lanka). Bentota is a gorgeous beautiful resort town in Sri Lanka that can also be called heaven.
8. BENTOTA BEACH
If u want to have a relaxing day by enjoying the waves hitting your feet and listening to the whispers of the waves, then Bentota beach is the most suitable place to visit.
9. LA LUNA WATER SPORTS CENTRE
Beaches invite the natural instinct of adventure In an individual’s mind, which drives them crazy to go and have some adventurous water sports, Bentota provides you with a range of water sports starting from the river cruise where you can relax and see all the water animals one by one, then banana boat, jet ski, tube water ride to diving and then I assure you that you can definitely experience a sense of confidence and happiness within you.
Now moving forward to the last destination of this tour and is Colombo the capital of Sri Lanka which has a 7-point famous tour.
This is the heart of Sri Lankan handicrafts. You can find en a number of beautiful handicrafts portraying the cultural heritage of Sri Lanka.
This is a place that sets the perfect example for describing the rich diversity of Sri Lanka where Tamils and Christians set a lively example of unity in diversity. The town boasts one of the oldest and largest Catholic parish cathedrals in Sri Lanka, the St. Lucia’s Cathedral, with its rear-facing the Indian Ocean and east towards Grandpa. There is also a large population of Tamil Hindus in the town.
12. VIHAR MAHADEVI PARK
Viharamahadevi Park (formerly Victoria Park) is a public park located in Colombo, next to the National Museum in Sri Lanka. It is the oldest and largest park in the Port of Colombo. The park is named after Queen Vihara Mahadevi, the mother of King Dutugamunu. The park includes a huge Buddha statue and a series of water fountains. It also includes a mini zoo, a children’s play area, and a BAC Jet Provost. This park is the only large-scale public park.
13. INDEPENDENCE SQUARE
Independence Square is a mesmerizing building and now is one of the well-known landmarks of Sri Lanka that was made as a sign of victory after the independence of Sri Lanka in 1948. It is a place where you can enjoy sitting in the park, having plenty of local and multi-cuisine foodstuffs, and rooms for exercise. It is especially known for its extraordinary architecture which is inspired by the Kandyan kingdom’s hall and attracts a large number of tourists from various countries every year.
14. PEETAH MARKET
The Pettah Market also called Manning Market is an open market in the suburb of Pettah in the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Most business in Pettah is dominated by Muslims and Tamils, and handicrafts, gifts, and other related goods are the most famous things over there. At the end of Pettah is Sea Street which is Sri Lanka s gold market where people all around Sri Lanka come to purchase jewelry. It is a long street of jewelry shops with hundreds of shops next to one another. There are also some jewelry shops on the main street gaspa junction.
15. OLD COLOMBO LIGHTHOUSE
Old Colombo Lighthouse or Colombo Fort Clock Tower is a clock tower and was a lighthouse in Colombo. This lighthouse is no longer working but still, the tower has its mesmerizing beauty. It is located at the junction of Chatham Street and Janadhipathi Mawatha (formerly Queens Road) in Colombo Fort. The clock mechanism was constructed by the renowned English clockmaker, Dent, who was also responsible for manufacturing the clock (‘Big Ben’) at Westminster Palace in 1852.
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