10 Best Places to Visit in Sri Lanka – Travel Video

10 Best Places to Visit in Sri Lanka – Travel Video

Sri Lanka may be a small island in the Indian
Ocean but that’s the only thing small about it. The country, formerly known as Ceylon, boasts
an ancient civilization, golden sandy beaches with their swaying coconut palms, mountains,
and tea plantations. While visiting the island, you’ll see colonial
architecture from the days when the Portuguese, Dutch and English ruled. You’ll also see lots of elephants, some
of which participate in local festivals and, if you’re lucky, perhaps a leopard or two
at a wildlife sanctuary. Here’s a look at the best places to visit
in Sri Lanka: Number 10. Hikkaduwa The small, seaside city of Hikkaduwa is north
of Galle, along the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. Well-trodden by tourists who are looking for
a slice of sand and a chilled-out time, the town is packed full of cheap guesthouses,
tourist shops, and many cafes and restaurants. It may have lost a little of its beauty since
the tourists started arriving here in the 1970’s, but if you want to spend a few days
near the sea, this might be the spot for you. Number 9. Ella. Located in a beautiful setting with forest-covered
hills, sweeping valleys, and picturesque tea plantations, Ella is a lovely place to spend
time. The journey by rail to Ella from Kandy is
an iconic one and will take you chugging along in a colorful carriage up through the lush,
verdant hills. Ella itself may be small, but if you enjoy
hiking or just relaxing in the peace and quiet of nature, it’s definitely well worth your
time. Make sure to hike to some of the nearby waterfalls
and temples, as well as to the top of Ella Rock for incredible views. Number 8. Anuradhapura. Anuradhapura is an ancient sacred city that
was established around a cutting from Buddha’s fig tree. Dating back to the third century BC, Anuradhapura
was established by the founder of an order of Buddhist nuns. This magnificent city of palaces, temples
and monuments flourished for 1,300 years but was abandoned after it was invaded in the
late 10th century. Much like Peru’s Machu Picchu, locals were
aware of it but not many others until it was “discovered” by Europeans many centuries
later. These fantastic ruins have since been excavated
and are accessible for the public to enjoy. Number 7. Colombo Colombo has been the commercial capital of
Sri Lanka for more than 2,000 years when its large natural harbor made it popular with
ancient trades from Italy to China. It’s often referred to as the country’s
capital, though the legislative capital is located in a nearby city. Ruled over by first Portuguese and then British
colonists, Colombo is a popular tourist destination. The city seamlessly mixes modern malls and
skyscrapers with beautiful colonial buildings. A range of architectural styles can be found
in the city, with the Murugan Hindu temple being one of the best. Number 6. Yala National Park. Yala National Park is a wildlife sanctuary
about 150 miles from Colombo. It has the highest density of leopards in
the world, so chances of seeing them are very high. Although leopards are the main attraction
here, they are followed closely by elephants, sloth bears and crocodiles. The park is divided into five blocks; some
of which were zoned to hunters until Yala became a national park in 1938. Ensure you make time to visit the very informative
visitor center at the entrance of the park for insightful displays about the area. Number 5. Mirissa If you’re looking to holiday in a tropical
paradise, Mirissa just might be the answer to your dreams: swaying coconut palms, beautiful
golden sand beaches, days spent rocking away in a hammock. It doesn’t get much better than this. This crescent-shaped piece of paradise is
famous for having the most stunning sunsets and sunrises in Sri Lanka. There are no luxury resorts to mar the landscape,
so it’s just you and the beach during the day. The pace picks up at night. Mirissa is the largest fishing port on the
south coast and is a good place to go dolphin and whale watching. Number 4. Polonnaruwa The second oldest kingdom in Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa
is known for the ruins of this ancient garden city. The 12th century ruins are some of the best
preserved in the country. Polonnaruwa was a place where traders of exotic
goods mingled with worshippers in the many temples. Start your tour at the Archaeological Museum,
then proceed to the massive Royal Palace with its well-preserved audience hall. The stunningly decorated Sacred Quadrangle
is another must-see here. Number 3. Kandy. Kandy, the second largest city in Sri Lanka,
is the gateway to the Central Highlands and its tropical plantations that grow both tea
and rubber. If you’re driving from Colombo, you’ll
pass by rubber plantations on a road that is considered one of the country’s most
scenic. The last capital of the ancient kingdoms,
Kandy is home to the Temple of the Tooth Relic, one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in
the world. A major, colorful festival involves taking
the tooth relic around the city. Movie buffs may be interested to know Kandy
was a chief location in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Number 2. Galle. Galle’s most famous attraction is its 17th
century fort built by Dutch colonists. Sitting on a promontory overlooking the Indian
ocean, the fort is known for its architectural style. Galle is considered a prime example of a fortified
city. The fortress is not just another pretty place,
however; today it houses courts and businesses. Galle is becoming known as an arts colony
and its expat community. Other top sights include a natural harbor,
Sri Lanka’s oldest lighthouse, a maritime museum, a key Shiva temple and the Jesuit
built St. Mary’s Cathedral. Number 1. Sigiriya. Wannabe archaeologists need to put Sigiriya
on their list of must-see places in Sri Lanka. This ancient city is built on a steep slope,
topped by a plateau almost 600 feet high. This plateau is known as Lion’s Rock as
it oversees the jungles below. The ancient rock fortress dates back to the
third century BC when it was a monastery. It was later turned into a royal residence. Access to the site is through staircases and
rooms emanating from the lion’s mouth. You’ll also see ponds, gardens and fountains. Locals consider the site the eighth wonder
of the world.

100 thoughts on “10 Best Places to Visit in Sri Lanka – Travel Video

  1. Fantastic video! I absolutly think it is great. Continue like this and have a look at mine if you feel like it. =)

  2. Шри-Ланка может быть небольшим островком в Индийском океане, но это единственное, что в нем мало. Страна, ранее известная как Цейлон, может похвастаться древней цивилизацией, золотыми песчаными пляжами с качающимися кокосовыми пальмами, горами и чайными плантациями. Посещая остров, вы увидите колониальную архитектуру со времен, когда правили португальцы, голландцы и англичане. Вы также увидите много слонов, некоторые из которых участвуют в местных фестивалях и, если вам повезет, возможно, один или два леопарда в заповеднике дикой природы. Вот посмотрите на лучшие места для посещения в Шри-Ланке

  3. The video is made from the outsider point of view. It cannot justify the real greatness of the places

  4. Wow so beautiful gorgeous srilanka 🇱🇰 awesome beaches, forest , cool mountains cute elephants , delicious food 😋 etc.🐘🐬🐒🦀🐍🏊🏄🚣

  5. யாழ்பாணத்தி இதைவிட திறம் இடம் இருக்கு.

  6. I am unsure as to why anyone would travel to SL . WAYYYYYYYYYY too expensive. Hotels cost more than hotels in the US. Go anywhere else and it is cheaper and the locals will try to screw you by hiking up prices. A white tourist is fair game.

  7. It is true ,
    really sri lanka is beautiful country .
    I visit many times there.
    from : Malaysia.

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  9. Awesome video about my country Sri Lanka. Thanks for made this kind of good videos. It will definitely helps and foreigners will like to Sri Lanka. 😇😇😇😘😉

  10. I'm proud to be a Srilankan

    More than this, There are so many most beautiful places than this,
    1) Horton place
    2) Nuwarelia
    3) Badulla
    4) Trincomalee
    5) Colombo to Badulla Train Journey
    6) Kalpity kites surfing
    7) Puttalam Air plant
    8) Arumabay and Pasikkuda beaches
    9) Singaraja Forest
    10) Minneriya Safari
    11) Ambewela farm
    12) Sripada hiking

    More and more…

  11. beautiful video… but I did not like to hear that "the ancient city of anuradhapura found by the europians" that is not absolutely true 🙁 thank you for the vidio I recommend right information please!

  12. I have visited Sri Lanka with my wife an my daughter in 2012 in packpaker..we have made the round of this country by bike, train, bus and of course tuktuk ….sigirya annuradapura kandy tangalle mirissa galle colombo, so funny , very beautiful country , very good memory…from France 🇫🇷🇱🇰.

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  15. Hey! Your video is so interesting & I learnt a lot about this country! I made a little video about Sri Lanka too because I've been there. It's a beginning & I hope I will improve. Feel free to give me advice about it! Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuM3qP2L0dw&t=40s – By the way, my video about Japan will be out soon, stay tuned 😉

  16. just returned from a trip to sri lanka. – negombo, habarana, trincomalee, kandy, nuwaraeliya,galle, bentota and colombo. wonderful place. wonderful people. amazing. look forward to visiting again.

  17. What a lovely place ,never been but i loved 🇱🇰 🍵 tea and AYURVERA massage its great especially SRI LANKA people very sweet and nice,thanks for sharing your great information,someday I will visit,God bless and peace to all of us

  18. Love this video, the way you've edited it is amazing!
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  19. So many countries comment Sri Lanka Beautiful country its right but ppl not Beauty especially sinhala very arrogant and terrorist and saddish mind world worst ppl

  20. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSUtfleanNgE-iO5rIomqkw

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