Sri Lanka is another destination that has won the hearts of many travellers across the globe. The diversity and cultural heritage combined with various culinary traditions and the hospitality of the people have made the island famous. There are many attractions in the form of historical places in the country which draw a lot of travellers regardless of whether they are locals or foreigners. Anuradhapura is a sacred city in Sri Lanka that makes for a vast area of historical significance. The entire city of Anuradhapura which is located about 207 kilometers away from central Colombo, is interspersed with various ruins of shrines and temples built during the reigns of kings. Polonnaruwa is another city which is in close proximity to Anuradhapura that houses shrines of immense importance; the likes of Thuparamaya, Vatadage and the remnants of the palace of King Parakramabahu – a hugely influential ruler of ancient Ceylon.
Sigiriya is a world famous location that takes the credit owing to its colossal amount of character. The entire fortress has been carved out from a rock in the resemblance of a lion while beautiful frescoes coveted across the globes adorn the walls of the fortress. Sri Lanka holidays will never be complete without a trip to the historic city of Kandy. A beautiful little city that is built around a natural lake, the lovingly named “Hill Capital” houses the Dalada Maligawa where the tooth relic of the Lord Buddha is said to be safely resting. Kundasale, located on the outskirts of Kandy display even today the glory and splendour of the rulers that once ruled over the island. There are many such places in and out of Colombo that call for exploration and contemplation. Travelers could opt to take their own excursions or recruit the services of a well-reputed travel agent such as Walkers Tours and many others. A trip to the places in Sri Lanka that hold remnants from ancient eras during which Sri Lanka was still known as Taprobane, is sure to leave any explorer in wonder and admiration.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+