The legendary 13th century explorer Marco Polo called Sri Lanka the finest island of its size in the world and he had good reason to do so. Although a fraction of the size of its giant neighbour India, Sri Lanka is an enchanting land with many places of interest. However for the convenience of travelers to this fine island it is necessary to briefly highlight some of the key areas which need to be visited. The Cultural Triangle, within which are the three ancient cities of Anuradhapura, Dambulla and Polonnaruuwa, is extremely popular. There is also the now accessible North Coast with the Nallur Kovil in Jaffna, Nagahadeepa and the Dutch Fort which span a period of over 2000 years. For those in search of cooler climates follow the tea trails of the Ceylon Tea Country. Huge mountain ranges, rolling hills, national parks, stunning waterfalls and lush tea plantations of course provide a sweet escape from the humidity of the rest of the country. The South Central Plains is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise. Leopards at Yala National Park, elephant herds at Uda Walawe and birdwatching at the Kumana National Park are all situated in one geographic location. Galle, Kandy and Colombo are also interesting cities not to be missed.
|Ceylon Tea Country||North Coast|
|Colombo||North West Coast|
|Cultural Triangle||South Central Plains|
|East Coast||South Coast|