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Knuckles

The pigmy forests of Knuckles mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site to the north of Kandy city, offers...

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Kithulgala

Kitulgala 80 km east of Colombo is one of the wettest places in the country because it gets rain...

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Horton Plains

Horton Plains National Park is the highest plateau in the country. It is also a popular nature trekking site....

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Sinharaja

Covering an area of 8,864 ha ranging in altitude from 300 to 1,170 meters, Sinharaja is the last remaining...

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Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura currently the capital of Sri Lanka’s North Central Province, was the capital of the country’s first established kingdom...

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Polonnaruwa

The second most ancient of the country’s kingdoms Polonnaruwa was the capital of medieval Sri Lanka from the 11th...

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Sigiriya

One of the key archaeological sites in the cultural triangle, Sigiriya is a vast archaeological site dating from the...

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Aukana

This statue of the standing Buddha dating from the 5th century is in the village of Avukana near the...

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Kandy

Located in the central hills, Kandy was the capital of the country’s last kingdom. Among the many places of...

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Nuwaraeliya

At an altitude of 1,868 meters Nuwara Eliya has a subtropical highland climate. When combined with a mean annual...

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Ella

Ella, at 1,041 meters above sea level is part of the highlands famous for tea plantations. Teas from the...

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Bandarawela

Bandarawela, at an elevation of 4000 feet on the eastern slopes of Sri Lanka’s central hills offer cool dry...

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Bundala National Park

Bundala is the site of an internationally important national park that is a wintering ground for migratory water birds....

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Gal Oya National Park

This national park serves as the main catchment for the largest manmade reservoir in Sri Lanka. Uniquely it has...

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Kaudulla National Park

Kaudulla was one of the 16 irrigation reservoirs built by King Mahasen. The national park is the catchment of...

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Kumana National Park

Kumana is one of Sri Lanka’s foremost bird nesting and breeding grounds particularly migratory waterfowl and wading birds. On...

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Lahugala

The Lahugala - Kitulana National Park is based around the Lahugala, Kitulana and Sengamuwa reservoirs. Although one of the...

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Lunugamvehera National Park

This national park in south west Sri Lanka was set up to conserve the catchment of the Lunugamvehera reservoir...

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Maduru Oya

Maduru Oya national park was designed to offer sanctuary to wildlife and to protect the immediate catchments of five...

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Minneriya

Minneriya is the site of a National Park in the catchment of the Minneriya reservoir constructed in the 3rd...

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Pigeon Island

One of two marine national parks in the country, Pigeon Island on the Eastern coast is two rocky outcrops...

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Udawalawe National Park

The national park in south west Sri Lanka was created in 1975 to provide a sanctuary for animals, especially...

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Wasgamuwa National Park

Occupying a part each of the Polonnaruwa and Matale districts Wasgamuwa national park was created to provide sanctuary for...

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Wilpattu National Park

In the north western coastal lowlands of Sri Lanka Wilpattu national park is the largest and one of the...

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Yala National Park

Covering nearly 130,000 ha along the south east coast of Sri Lanka, Yala is a strict nature reserve and...

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Negombo

Negombo on the country’s western coast is a popular diving destination on account of twelve exceptional dive sites. Divers...

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Kalpitiya

The Bar Reef, the largest coral reef in the country is off Kalpitiya Peninsula, 150 km north of Colombo....

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Kalutara

The coastal town of Kalutara just 42 km south of Colombo has long been a favourite destination among Colombo...

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Bentota

Twelve dive sites ranging from depths of four to thirty-five meters are just 20 minutes away by speed boat....

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Hikkaduwa

Sri Lanka’s first protected marine area is spread out in an approximate area of 101 ha. It’s highly diverse...

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Unawatuna

Protected by a double reef Unawatuna just south of Galle is a safe swimming, surfing, snorkelling and diving destination....

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Koggala

small coastal town in southern Sri Lanka, Koggala has one of the best surf beaches in the country. The...

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Tangalle

Tangalle beach is in a calm bay sheltered on one side by a rocky outcrop and a hillock on...

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