Sigiriya Rock Fortress
The ancient city of Sigiriya will impress you with its unique lion, carved in a rock! Visit this special, ancient city and climb between the lion’s paw or see yourself in the Mirror Wall. Take a look in the Cobra Hood Cave, enjoy the elephant safaris or visit the craft village for a souvenir. Explore the royal gardens, ride with a bike around the city, and learn more about this fascinating country’s history and heritage in the museum. The most comfortable accommodations and a diverse list of things to do, this tourist destination surely has something for everyone.
The Sacred city of Anuradhapura offers a stunning insight into the glorious pas. Built around a sapling from the tree under which Buddha reached Enlightenment, the city has become a place for pilgrimage by thousands of people. Devotees flock to the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi tree and Mihintale. If you’re not religiously inclined but love history, don’t miss the archeological museum, the folk museum, or any of the sacred dagobas. At the end of a long day, you can rest at local accommodations or fill your hungry bellies with local—or not-so-local—cuisine. The Sacred City of Anuradhapura is truly a piece of living history. Don’t miss a visit to this sacred town!
Galle Fort (Old Town of Galle)
The Old Town of Galle is acclaimed to be the best example of a fortified town by UNESCO , which means there’s no beating the English ambiance of charming churches and little streets. But don’t worry! It’s not all fortifications and military history here. The National Maritime Museum, the Anglican church, and the charming Old Town make Galle a wonderful place to visit. Stroll along the top of the wall, dine with local—or not so local—cuisine, and rest your feet at a top-end resort. There’s no doubt that Galle has a little sprinkling of everything.
Golden Temple of Dambulla
The Golden Temple of Dambulla is yet another one of the iconic wonders of Sri Lanka that you don’t want to miss! Once you’re done exploring the many Buddha and Shiva statues littered throughout the caves, come over to the museum, where local staff can teach you the historical significance of the caves. Or head over to the Arboretum. If you’re feeling adventurous, book a sunset hot air balloon ride to explore the wonders of Dambulla from a new angle. The eclectic mix of ancient history and modern amenities is a guarantee that you’ll have fun exploring during the day, and relaxing into a good meal and comfortable bed at night. History enthusiasts and young families will find many memories here in Dambulla!
City of Kandy
Kandy is one of the last royal capitals and most important cities in Sri Lanka. The Temple of the Sacred Tooth is one of the greatest attractions in this Sacred City. Loyal Buddhists come the whole world over to worship the tooth, which is kept in a golden casket in a shrine. But that’s not all, so don’t stop there! There is still Kandy Lake to stroll around, the Kandy National Museum, as well as countless temples and shrines to explore. At the end of the day, rest your weary feet at friendly hotels with in-house dining, or go out for nightlife and a coffee. No matter what you’re looking for—adventure, history, or relaxation—Kandy has it for you.
If you are a lover of archeological sites and historical ruins, then the ancient city of Polonnaruwa should be on your list. The most important Buddhist Temple—the Temple of the Tooth —is only one of the many ancient structures to explore. Explore the Quadrangle and all its historical artifacts and structures, including the Royal Baths, the Tivanka Image House, and the Parakramabahu Royal Palace. If you want a break from historical sites, visit the elephants in the Minneriya wildlife safari. At the end of a long day, settle into warm hospitality and delicious local cuisine. We can’t wait to see you exploring the pride of Sri Lankan historical artifacts!