Sri Lanka may be a small island but its riches go above and beyond its own borders. A country enriched with history, culture, heritage, glistening beaches, clear blue seas, indigenous medicine, nature, wildlife, spiritual experiences, religious festivals and breath-taking landscapes at its core. If you still ask yourself why visit Sri Lanka or what to see in Sri Lanka? Let me tell you more.
One of the well-known reasons to visit Sri Lanka is the wildlife safari available at our National Parks such as, Uda Walawe National Park and Yala Pational Park. That’s not it. Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Pottuvil Lagoon, Bundala National Park, Pigeon Island National Park, Muthurajawela Marsh or Turtle Watch Rekawa are places that you can visit when you come to the island.
Siharaja Forest was declared as a Unesco world heritage site in 1989 and is home to many species of plants and animals.
Snakes such green pit vipers and other venomous snakes
Frogs (commonly found is the wrinkled frog)
Uda Walawe, Wilpattu and Yala National parks are famous for the herds of buffalo and elephants, sambar deer, leopards, monkeys and gorgeously handsome peacocks. The pigeon Island homes many pigeons within it rocks. The Island also contains rock pools and trees with eye catching scenery and a coral reef for fish and turtles. Muthurajawela Marsh a wetland with herons, monkeys, kingfishers and crocodiles. While the Bundala National park with several lagoons cater to the needs of many bird species including the flamingo.
There Are Lots More!
Unawatuna: for Scuba diving and its sandy beaches, Bentota also for its beaches. Nilaveli: for crystal clear waters, Pasikudah for its beaches and shimmering sunset over the horizon. Energetic sports in Arugambay the surfing destination, White water rafting in Kitugala are well known tourist sites. Nuwara Eliya, the” Little England” famous for its cold weather, evening walks around town, gardens with blooming flowers, boat rides, New Year festivals and for the farming of proper English vegetables and fruits such as carrots and strawberries. On your way to Nuwara Eliya you will be pleased to see two waterfalls: The Devon Falls and St. Clair. Carpets of the greenery (tea estates) from one hill to another and in between, flows the white rush of water downhill. Most recently completed is the Upper Kotmale Dam in Talawakale en route to Nuwara Eliya. We mustn’t forget the beautiful Bomburu Falls with huge black rocks popping out through the green floor and the pleasure of glistening drops of water that touches your skin cold. That’s WHAT TO SEE IN SRI LANKA.
Mitchel is writing about holidays in Sri Lanka, as he often visits Sri Lanka and enjoys natural beaches, wild life, hills, waterfalls and so on in Sri Lanka.
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