Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Sri Lanka – Exploring the emerald isle – Sri Lanka

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Known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Read on to know about some of the must visit places during your time in this wondrous land.

Anthracoceros coronatus -Wilpattu National Park| Img by: Thimindu Goonatillake via Wikimedia CommonsCC BY-SA 2.0


Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress that has been built during the late 5th century. The magnificent rock also houses a plethora of frescoes, a landscaped garden at the bottom along with many other attractions. Being one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sigiriya is a must visit the place during your stay in Sri Lanka.

Galle Fort

Galle Fort is one of the oldest and well-preserved forts in the country. Also, being a World Heritage Site the fort features spectacular sceneries which you’ll certainly enjoy. Surrounded by some of the best resorts in Sri Lanka the likes of VC Villas & Resorts, Galle Fort is certainly a place worth visiting during your time on the island.

Wilpattu National Park

Being the country’s largest national park Willpattu is where you need to be to witness the magnificent Sri Lankan leopard. The nature reserve is also home to a myriad of native birds and animals. Wildlife excursions and safaris can also be arranged by notifying the Park.


What you can witness upon visiting these wondrous lands are plains cascading as far as the eyes could see. The plain land is also a nature reserve and boasts its own variety of wildlife including leases of deer, flocks of native birds, leopards and much more. If you are a nature lover, Hortain must be added to your travel itinerary.




Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+

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