Sri Lanka is filled with romantic landscapes, governed by rising mountains, lush forests, ocean-like tanks and gushing waterfalls. Along with these beautiful landscapes, the golden beaches surrounded by the island gives a spectacular
sight to the islands’ beauty. The dusk and dawn and many human activities connected to these times of the day create a vibrant picture along the coasts of Sri Lanka. These beautiful pictures attract visitors to the island and they are always welcome to Sri Lanka.
The central highlands of the island are filled with pictures of huge mountains carpeted with lush green tea gardens, waterfalls mingling with the clouds and the variety of landscapes. Traveling towards to the North Central of the country, there we can see the beautiful man-made creatures which are called as “wewa”, ocean, like tanks. Those tanks are usual pictures for the visitors who travel Sri Lanka towards to the North Central of the country.
One of the many reasons as to why people visit Sri Lanka is because of its very diverse wildlife. Wildlife includes from flora to fauna, a lot of species are only endemic to Sri Lanka. A lot of people, even the locals come to nature reserves and forests to get a glimpse of rare creatures for maybe once in their whole lifetime. This country is a home to the finest wild animals in South Asia and a wildlife hotspot with countless national parks and forest reserves. This small island has the wonder of forest and wild animals such as birds, reptiles and home to large population of elephants, sloth bear, and leopards. A lot of nature reserves and sanctuaries are in here in order to protect the wildlife from human interests that might harm the animals. Visitors are allowed into these reserves where you can take safari trips with a trained guide provided by the reserves themselves. For the tourists who tour Sri Lanka, this diversity of wildlife and the endemic species to Sri Lanka can be seen in the National Parks and forest reserves such as Yala, Wasgamuwa, Wilpattu, Udawalawe, Sinharaja etc.
Another popular activity in the coastal area in Sri Lanka is whale watching. The ever smiling, mischievous dolphins will put on a show while some of the oldest and the largest sea creatures, the humpback, and the blue whales, will nonchalantly glide past you when you embark on a whale/ dolphin watching excursion off the Southern, Eastern or the West coast of the island. Mirissa and Kalpitiya are the most famous areas for this whale
watching. On the western coasts of the country is Colombo, a capital city of the island, which displays a rich colonial heritage. Colombo is the main city in Sri Lanka that has taken the tourists’ attraction most. Kandy, Galle, Nuwara Eliya are some other famous cities where the tourists’ attraction has taken.
Sri Lanka is a prominent Buddhist country that has traces of human settlements dating back to more than 125,000 years, it is one of the ancient and historic locations in the world. Besides this, the island also has plenty of places that are a part of UNESCO World Heritage sites with deep roots. It is a beautiful tropical island where locals have tended to follow the Buddhist religion throughout the ages. With over two millennia of history in Buddhism, Sri Lanka is what one would call a ‘Buddhist’s Heaven’. The country has hundreds of sites with Buddhist temples or Buddhism related architecture, most of which have historical value. These Buddhism related places attract more tourists both Buddhists and non-Buddhists from all around the world to visit Sri Lanka. There are so many world heritages places as well as statues of Lord Buddha and sacred temples and dagebas in Sri Lanka such as Sigiriya, Adam’s Peak, Temple of Tooth Relic, Samadhi Statue, Awukana Statue, Dambulla, Ruwanweli Seya, Sri Maha Bodhiya etc.