Situated in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is a tiny island full of history and culture. Its lush jungles, fascinating tea plantations, beautiful cities, and incredible beaches make it one of the most popular destinations for travellers looking for exotic adventures.
In this blog post, we take an inside look into three must-visit places in Sri Lanka: Anuradhapura, the Knuckles Mountain Range, and Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Whether you want to explore stunning ancient ruins or get out in nature, these are unmissable spots sure to leave you with lasting memories from your travels.
Explore the ancient city of Anuradhapura
The ancient city of Anuradhapura is a UNESCO World Heritage Site bursting with history and culture. Located in north central Sri Lanka, the city dates back to the 5th century B.C, and is particularly famous for containing a plant which is supposedly a branch of the tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment.
Ruins from various time periods dominate the land and walking through them feels like stepping back in history. The city was lost to the jungle over time, but some palaces, monasteries and monuments have been amazingly well-preserved due to Anuradhapura’s dry climate. Thankfully for modern visitors, it was extracted, allowing travellers to fully explore different aspects of Sri Lankan culture through its ruins and learn about what life might have been like during each royal era.
Hike through the mysterious Knuckles Mountain Range
If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable experience, why not take a hike through the mysterious Knuckles Mountain Range? This area is known for its stunning natural beauty, lush forests, colourful flowers, and exotic wildlife that you won’t find anywhere else.
You’ll also be able to explore hidden caves and ancient ruins, not to mention the breathtaking views from the top of the peaks. With its incredible lakes, rivers and waterfalls – as well as its unique cultural heritage – this area will give you an adventure like no other.
Visit the beautiful Sigiriya Rock Fortress
If you’re in search of a spectacular outdoor adventure, be sure to add Sigiriya Rock Fortress to your list. Located near Dambulla, in central Sri Lanka, this UNESCO heritage site is one of the most unique tourist attractions in the world.
Rising high above the plains, it served as an ancient royal citadel during the 5th century AD. Here, visitors can explore archeological ruins, fascinating frescoes, artwork from various civilizations, and more. Whether you’re a history buff or simply looking for something new and exciting to experience, it’s well-worth a visit to enjoy its beautiful views and peaceful atmosphere.
The perfect holiday destination
From its stunning ruins to its breathtaking natural beauty, Sri Lanka is a must-see destination for any traveller. Exploring Anuradhapura’s ancient ruins, hiking in the Knuckles Mountain range, and visiting Sigiriya Rock Fortress offers a journey that’s filled with adventure and culture. With so much to see, Sri Lanka is perfect for anyone who seeks an atmosphere of relaxation and serenity combined with all the wonders of exploration. So don’t wait any longer and make time to explore this beautiful country – you won’t regret it!
Nb. Collaborative post.