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    Locations in National Parks

    The mango-shaped island of Sri Lanka is ripe for exploration. Tropical white-sand bays rim the south coast of the island and inland the cool Tea Country provides opportunities for gentle walks among the verdant hills. Further north, the Cultural Triangle showcases Sri Lanka’s fascinating history with its ancient ruins, ornate cave temples and logic-defying sacred sites. The northeast and northwest coasts are developing into exciting new beach resorts, which means in terms of seasonal weather patterns, you can now have a slice of Sri Lankan sunshine year-round.

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    Adam's Peak

    At 2,243 metres tall, Adam's Peak is well known for the Sri Pada "sacred footprint", a 1.8 metres rock formation...

    Ambalangoda

    Located in Galle District, Ambalangoda is a small coastal town in southern Sri Lanka. The town is close to some...

    Anamaduwa

    Anamaduwa is a small town situated in the Putlam District of Sri Lanka. Only a 2 hour drive from Colombo,...

    Anuradhapura

    The sprawling ancient city of Anuradhapura is full of dreamy stepped pools and bell-shaped stupas, or dagobas (some as large...

    Balapitiya

    A traditional fishing village with a golden sand beach, Balapitiya also sits on the Madu Ganga (River) estuary, connected to...

    Bandarawela

    The bustling hill town of Bandarawela is, like Nuwara Eliya, in the cool Central Highlands, though it is further south...

    Bentota

    Around 60 kilometres south of Colombo and bridging the Bentota River as it reaches the coast, Bentota was an early...

    Bolgoda Lake

    Only 45 minutes' drive due south of Colombo, this 400-square-kilometre wetland consists of two lakes - North Lake and South...

    Buttala

    Buttala, north of Kataragama and fringing Yala National Park, is known as the rice bowl of Sri Lanka. The region...

    Colombo

    Sri Lanka's former capital (the modern capital is next-door Sri Jayawardenpura Kotte) has one of the most perfect settings in...

    Dambulla

    This is Sri Lankas greatest Cave Temple complex; the walls are alive with frescoes of religious and secular scenes and...

    Deltota

    Set in the heart of the hill country an hour and a half south of Kandy, Deltota is a charming...

    Galle

    Like Colombo, Galle was a thriving port long before colonial times; on the southwest of the country, it attracted Arabs,...

    Giritale

    The lake of Giritale was built in the 7th Century as part of a regional irrigation plan. The area is...

    Habarana

    Habarana is an important crossroads connecting the northern provinces of Sri Lanka with Kandy and Colombo. Although the place itself...

    Haputale

    Situated in Sri Lanka’s spectacular hill country, Haputale is perfectly situated for hiking in the mystically beautiful Horton Plains national...

    Horton Plains

    This high grassland plateau (1,800 to 2,160 metres above sea level) became a national park, The Peak Wilderness Sanctuary, in...

    Kalpitiya

    Kalpitiya is located on the West Coast, four hours north of Colombo. A dry and hot part of the island,...

    Kandalama

    Kandalama is a beautiful ancient man-made lake close to Sigiriya and Dambulla. Located on its shores is the famous Kandalama...

    Kandy

    Kandy was the last royal capital and it is one of the most charming towns in Sri Lanka, famous for...

    Kataragama

    The mystical temple town of Kataragama has been a centre of worship and pilgrimage for over 2000 years, significant for...

    Kitulgala

    Kitulgala - which is named after the sago palms that surround it - is in the low hills to the...

    Kuchaveli

    On Sri Lanka's stunning east coast just to the north of Trincomalee, Kuchaveli is a small quiet village in a...

    Matale

    Located in the heart of Sri Lanka, between Kandy and Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, and surrounded by the Knuckles mountain...

    Minneriya

    King Mahasena built this 300-square-hectare water tank in the fourth century, and it became popular with modern visitors because of...

    Mirissa

    Located 4km southeast of Weligama, Mirissa is a laid-back beach town, stretching along the golden Sri Lankan sands. Its visitors...

    Negombo

    Located close to the international airport Negombo is the principle beach resort north of Colombo. It has a picturesque lagoon,...

    Nuwara Eliya

    The cool, misty hill station of Nuwara Eliya (pronounced Noor elia) was first established as a summer retreat by the...

    Pasikuda

    A pristine stretch of beach, Pasikuda Bay fronts the turquoise waters on the East Coast of Sri Lanka. Located between Trincomalee...

    Pidurangala

    Two kilometres from Sigiriya, Pidurangala is a large rock outcrop home to the Pidurangala Royal Cave Temple and the Pidurangala...

    Polonnaruwa

    The extraordinary ancient city of Polonnaruwa was the island's medieval capital between the 11th and 13th century. Built alongside a...

    Ritigala

    Legends swirl around the mountain of Ritigala, which towers like a pile of huge, sculptural granite blocks over the surrounding...

    Sigiriya

    There are few more impressive sights in the world than the 370-metre-high rock citadel of Sigiriya, a UNESCO World Heritage....

    Sinharaja

    This 8,800-hectare reserve, near the gem-mining town of Ratnapura, in the far south of Sri Lanka, is vitally important as...

    Tangalle

    Tangalle is a small fishing village on the southernmost coast of the island and is best known for its beautiful...

    Trincomalee

    Trincomalee, the largest town on Sri Lanka's eastern coast, spreads across a number of rocky promontories surrounding a beautiful harbour...

    Wadduwa

    Wadduwa is located on the Southwest coast of Sri Lanka. Within a close distance of Colombo, Beruwela and Bentota, Wadduwa...

    Weligama

    Weligama is a bustling coastal town roughly a 40 minute drive east of Galle, on the most southern tip of...

    Yala National Park

    For centuries, Yala National Park has been revered as an unparalleled testament to the beauty of the wild in its...