List of Sri Lankan Places

NEGOMBO

Nigambo Sri Lanka

Approximately 37km north of Colombo at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon. The economy of this town is based on tourism and its centuries old fishing industry. The name Negombo was first used by the Portuguese and was a trading port during Portuguese and Dutch colonization. Negombo offers some of the best beaches on the west coast of srilanka and draws tourists who stop over on their way to or from the airport.

ANURADHAPURA

ANURADHAPURA Sri Lanka

Situated in Northern srilanka and the capital of the North Central Province. Established in 4th century BC it was the first capital of srilanka and remained until 8th century AD.The scared Bo Tree grown from a sapling under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment is the oldest living tree in documented history. The city is considered very sacred to Buddhists and home to some of the largest dagabas in srilanka.

MIHINTALE

MIHINTALE Sri Lanka

11kms east of Anuradhapura and known as the 'Cradle of Buddhism' A majestic flight of 1840 granite steps, 5 metres wide lead you to the summit with a splendid view of the surrounding countryside. An atmosphere of serenity and peace lingers by the chants of the devotees and the date it is venerated daily.the poison Full Moon poya draws hundreds of Buddhists to commemorate the visit of Arahath Mahinda the great Buddhist missionary who preached the Buddhist doctrine to King Devanampiyatissa.

AUKANA BUDDHA STATUE

AUKANA BUDDHA STATUE SRI LANKA

A remarkable stone statue of the Buddha 38ft.10inches in height and its image house are among the ancient remains near the town of kalawewa. The statue is believed to be the work of King dhatusena during the 5th Century BC and today considered as one of the most historical images of the Island.

POLONNARUWA

POLONNARUWA SRI LANKA

Ancient city which was built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD.This is a World Heritage site and today it is one of the most beautiful centers of our cultural heritage.

SIGIRIYA

SIGIRIYA Sri Lanka

This is a massive rock in the green scrub jungle, is perhaps the most memorable place for visitors of srilanka.The site was known from ancient times as a hermitage for Buddhist monks. A well planned monastic complex includes caved temples, bathing pools, lovely ponds and Asia's oldest surviving landscaped gardens. Today Sigiriya is famous for its frescos painted in the pocket of the rock. The "Lion Stairway", the "Mirror Wall ďand the "Water Gardens" are the other highlights of Sigiriya.

DAMBULLA

DAMBULLA Sri Lanka

Comprised of 5 caves and a picturesque facade carved into the side of a steep rock face, the Dambulla cave Temple houses ancient statues and paintings depicting Lord Buddha and his life. This is the largest and best-preserved cave Temple complex in srilanka.

NALANDE GEDIGR

NALANDE GEDIGR Sri Lanka

Which was built in the 8th century with a mixture of Hindu and Buddhist styles.

ALUVIHARA CAVE TEMPLE

ALUVIHARA CAVE TEMPLE Sri Lanka

In matale it is a name of the olden ages that still resonates, a place held in deep reverence, a temple, where a historical episode unfolded, it invites one to appreciate an unprecedented event of religious significance, dwellings and artefacts of archaeological value and a curious and picturesque setting, all of which define its existence.

HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK

HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK Sri Lanka

This park covers an extent of 3,162 hectares and 7,200 ft above sea level. An hour's drive from Nuwara Eliya will bring you to this park which is the only one that could be toured by foot.Trek to world's end a vertical drop of 1,312 meters and the Baker's Falls is an experience. From here you could see the surrounding hills and the mountain ranges.

ELLA

ELLA Sri Lanka

Is a beautiful small village in srilanka's hill country with little more than a handful of shops, hotels and restaurants. If you are willing to travel out of town you can find plenty of things to do to keep you occupied. The other nice thing about Ella is the climate. It reminds one of a hot English summer, hot during the day and cool at night.

KATARAGAMA

KATARAGAMA Sri Lanka

This is one of the most popular and sacred pilgrim sites which attract mainly the Sinhalese Buddhists, Hindu Tamils and marginally the Muslims and the Christians. At the entrance of the gate is the principal shrine of God kataragama and the other two shrines are dedicated to God Vishnu and God Ganesha.

TRINCOMALEE

TRINCOMALEE Sri Lanka

The port city on the northeast coast of srilanka. Known as Trinco to the locals it is one of the world's best deep harbors and the reason why many srilanka speak English. Following settlement by the Portuguese, then the Dutch, the British ousted them both and colonized Ceylon. The city has the largest Dutch Fort in srilanka.

TANGALLE

TANGALLE Sri Lanka

Is known as a spectacularly beautiful city down in the south of srilanka which is surrounded by beautiful beaches with magnificent views. It is blessed with excellent facilities for bathing, swimming, sunning and fishing.

GALLE

GALLE Sri Lanka

Was the center of the Dutch regime in the 17th century and the majestic Galle fort bears testimony to this fact. The city of Galle is one of the well-preserved colonial-era cities in southeast Asia and has been declared a World Heritage City. The city is known for its delicate handmade lace and ebony carvings.

COLOMBO

COLOMBO Sri Lanka

Is the largest city and commercial capital of Srilanka. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to Sri Jayawardenepura kotte. Colombo is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life, colonial buildings and ruins. Due to its large harbor and strategic position along the East West sea-trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. The population of the Colombo District is 2.52 Million.

KANDY

KANDY Sri Lanka

(Maha Nuvara) is the center of Sri Lanka. It lays in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is one of the most scenic cities in sri Lanka, it is both an administrative and religious city. Kandy was first established by king Wickramabahu. In 1952 Kandy became the capital city of the last remaining independent kingdom in the Island.

NUWARA ELIYA

NUWARA ELIYA Sri Lanka

Is known as "little England" and home to some of the finest tea plantations in the world. Which means the "City of Lights " is also known as the city of eternal spring, where the air is pure, cool and distilled up through 1,884 meters. A journey through narrow passes, beside deep ravines and over gushing streams to the hill country of Sri Lanka is a very enjoyable one.