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Yala National Park ,Dambulla Cave Temple and Golden, The Temple Of The Truth, Little Adam's Peak, Udawalawe National Park , Polonnaruwa, Gangaramaya Temple, Galle Dutch Fort and many more.

From ancient temples to prehistoric caves, our list of the best historical places in Sri Lanka seeks to offer a look into the fantastic country’s heritage offerings. Whether you’re a traveller with a taste for adventure, or a tourist looking to explore the rich culture of the country, these ancient wonders are bound to leave you mesmerized.

Commonly dubbed as the Nation of Temples, Sri Lanka has its share of religious sites. It’s Buddhist history manifests itself through the many fantastic historical places to visit in Sri Lanka, including the The Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba, the Abhayagiri Vihara and the Buduruwagala Raja Maha Viharaya.

The country is well known to house some of the oldest city ruins in the world, whose glory can easily be compared to those in Ancient Greece. The Yapahuwa Ruins, for example, stand testament to the violence that comprised Sri Lanka's past while on the other side, the ruins of Abhayagiri pay tribute to the country's Buddhist lineage.

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The sensational Yala wildlife National Park promises unparallel thrill and excellent adventurous experience with a visual treat of scenic excellence in the exclusive Yala Safari Camping. It is indeed an extra ordinary experience to rise up to a place where for miles there is no soul visible except the caretakers.The spectacular terrains provide a fascinating visuals through dense to scrub vegetation, rocky pools, spectacular ravines, fresh water lakes with snaking coastline along with sight on endemic mammals like Asian elephant, leopard, black bear, crocodiles, grey languor and many others. It’s a paradise for birdwatchers with the presence of paradise flycatchers, Ceylon Shamas etc.



Location: Thalgasmankada, Sri Lanka

Highlights: Sri Lankan Leopard which is present in Block 1, in a density of one leopard per square kilometre.  

Things to Know: Presence of person of wildlife department is mandatory within the park

Price
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A visit to this place will show you a 1600 years old Sigiriya Fortress which was built by King Kasyapa. This massive compound is protected by two moats and three ramparts. It is once known to be the private residence of King Kasyapa. It is 165 km from Sri Lanka. Best time to visit: this area will be early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

 

Highlights: Sigiriya Frescoes are truly beautiful which was hand painted by the king himself depicting celestial nymphs all around the circumference. And on top of these rocks, he built for himself a white palace which stands as an epitome of beauty.

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Opens daily from 7 AM to 5:30 PM.

Price:  Approximate price starts from $15 to $25
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Dambulla Cave temple is also known as the Golden Rock temple is also one of the world heritage city declared by UNESCO. The cave temple is made with a massive granite outcrop. The word ‘Damba’ means rock and ‘Ulla’ means fountain, hence you can see drip of water from the main house. If you have an eye for paintings then you can also see some of the historic paintings which shows the majestic manifestation of the first sermon of Buddha.



Highlights: Don’t forget to visit the Golden temple Buddhist museum which will leave you jaw dropped with its spectacular entrance from the golden mouth of lion like beast.

Location: You can come via Ambepussa and Kurunegala which is approximately 4 hours from Colombo.

Prices: There are no prices charged for the same, however you have to pay  200 LKR for keeping the luggage.
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Nestled close to the Udawattakele Sanctuary, The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is one of the most important shrines of Sri Lanka. Also named as Dalada Maligawa, this temple is based in the royal palace of the Kingdom of Kandy. Housing the legendary Budda tooth, the temple is a World Heritage site though very little are the remnants of the original temple built around 1600. Amazing ornamentation with golden fence and extravagant Canadian architecture makes it a blissful sight for the visitors. Dedicated monks unanimously chant the prayers of Malwatte and Aegirine , three times every day, during dawn, noontime and evening at the inner temple. Every Wednesday a holy symbolic bath of the Relic is done is fragrant water and that water is distributed among the visitors known to have healing powers.



Location: Royal Palace, Kandy

Time: 5:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Price: Approximate price starts from 1000 LKR  to 2134 LKR
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Due to its natural landscape, Ella has many quaint and rustic hiking trails. Little Adam’s Peak is one such popular trail that should not be missed. It is a short 50-60 minutes trek that takes you through the world famous tea plantations of the region. The greenery is a respite to the eyes and the intoxicating fragrance of the tea leaves further adds to the experience. 

Once you reach the top of the Little Adam’s Peak, you will see a Buddha statue backdropped against the mountains. 


Location: Ella- Passara Road, Ella 90090

Timings: The best time for the hike is at sunrise or the sunset. The peak is approachable all year around.

Price: There is no entry fee. 

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You will be surrounded with herds of elephants once you reach Udawalawe National Park. The amazing jungle backdrop which this National Park provides will leave you totally mesmerized and will bring you much closer to nature. This National Park was an attempt to protect the wild animals who were displaced because of the construction of the Udawalawe reservoir. Location: South East of Colombo.



Highlights: Elephant Transit Home which is the elephant orphanage which has housed 25 baby elephants who have lost their parents. Pinnewala, is the spot where you can spot elephants quite closely because usually elephants are bottle fed there.

Best time to visit: July and August

Prices: is Rs.2195 along with 12%vat.
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Just walk into the Golden age by entering the city of Polonnaruwa which is not only its capital but also an ancient kingdom of the Sri Lanka too. You will find some of the ancient remains of palaces, shrines and stupa. Each of these historical remains is blessed with a glorious past of their own.Once you have reached the place it will keep you glued to it that you wouldn’t even realize when time flies by.



Location: Approximately a 5 hour drive from Colombo

Highlights: You shouldn’t miss the chance to see the statue of Parakramabahu I who had his reign during the golden age. You can also witness a spectacular view of the Lotus Pond with its lotus shaped petals built on 4 tiers, the majestic view is not supposed to missed.


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Gangaramaya Temple is not only one of the most beautiful but also one of the most iconic Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. It is more than a century since this temple was constructed; however even today, the temple doesn’t stop to surprise tourists and devotees. The pathways and doors that lead into the main sanctum sanctorum contain intricately carved sculptures that are simply breath-taking.

Highlights: The ceilings and walls contain pictures and miniature paintings that explain stories from Buddhism religion. In the main sanctorum, a huge Buddha statue exudes a brilliant sense of calmness in the devotees. Built in a mix of various architectural styles including India, Burmese, Thai and Chinese, this temple also houses a museum.



Location: The temple is located right on the Jinaratana Road in the heart of Colombo city.

Timings: The temple is open from 5.30AM to 10PM.

Price: Entry fee is LKR200 per adult.
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The Galle Dutch Fort happens to be one of the treasured historical monuments of Srilanka located on the southern coast of the country. The fort was constructed by the Portuguese in the course of their reign in Srilanka and was later renovated by the Dutch. The fort is one of the most important UNESCO world heritage sites out of many in Srilanka. This is because of its wonderful illustration of European Architecture and South Asian Traditions of the 16th and 19th century.

The fort displays an amazing amalgamation of age-old architecture and antiquity in the middle of astounding natural beauty.You will come across a number of lively shops, cafes, exhibition halls, lifestyle stores, and villas, which adds to the beauty of the place. It would be just amazing to move by the walls witnessing the intricate artworks and sheer craftsmanship. At the present time, the fort is still home to multi-ethnic and multi-religious population, as some properties inside the fort are still owned by many Dutch people and local Srilankan people as well. 

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Kuttam Pokuna

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Regarded as an architectural marvel, Kottum Pokuna is one of the oldest surviving examples of bathing tanks in the world. The name literally translates to “Two Ponds or Pools”, referring to the two tanks that sit side by side here.

The two pools are believed to have been built by the ancient Sinhalese kings, with their inception dating back to 600AD or even earlier. One of the most striking historical places to visit in Srilanka, the Kuttam Ponds can be witnessed as preserved in their original state, even today.

Best time to visit:
October- February 
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Abhayagiri

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The Abhayagiri Vihara was a part of the ancient Buddhist monastery system in the Sinhalese Kingdom of Anuradhapura. Among the most extensive ruins in the world, it is also regarded as one of the best historical places in Sri Lanka. The inception of the monastery dates back to the 2nd century BCE, also making it one of the oldest pilgrimage sites in the country.

Historically, Abhayagiri served as the royal capital as well as the biggest monastic system in the nation. Remains of elaborately carved balustrades and bathing ponds can still be spotted here. Towards the north of the city, one can even see the Abhayagiri Dagaba, an ancient Stupa that served as the original holder of the Tooth Relic in Sri Lanka.

Best time to visit:
November to February
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Horton Plains National Park is best known for its scenic panorama in Sri Lanka, delighting travel enthusiasts with gamut of exclusive plant and animal life. It is also one of the heritage sites in the world, stretching above the two lofty mountains Totapola and Kirigalpotta, which is a sight-to-behold.

Tourists from all over the world head for this national park, a highland-like structure with plains on one side and spectacular mountains and deep jungles on the other. All of it constitutes the Central Highlands of the island country Sri Lanka.  

You need to wake up very early in the morning to take in the beauty of this park before the clouds roll in to obscure the view. Make sure you are prepared to head for the park by 9 am, else, you will miss the scenic view because a thick blanket of morning mist enfolds Horton Plains for the rest of the day. 

Take a walk deep into this national park to discover World’s End, which is a towering cliff top offering a sweeping view of Sri Lanka towards the coast and also past the shoreline. You will discover numerous lakes, waterfalls, rocky hills, as well as the spectacular view of the ocean from this heritage site in Sri Lanka.

Besides, the scenic vista, Horton Plains National Park is covered with thick verdant forests boasting a variety of wild animals and numerous species of birds. The national park is an inimitable ecosystem with plentiful flora and fauna, which is why it’s hailed as a super biodiversity site of Sri Lanka.
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Jaffna Fort

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Overlooking the scenic Jaffna Lagoon, the Jaffna Fort acts as a gateway to the city. The ancient fort was built by the Portuguese in the early 17th century during their colonial reign. It was held for nearly forty years, during which it held off about three Sri Lankan rebellions against the foreign invaders.

Today, one can wander the moats and halls of this towering fort, breathing in the turbulent history that it now holds within its walls. A walk along the Fort walls and ramparts offers brilliant views of the lagoon. The Fort also hosts a permanent exhibition of weapons and other artifacts. 

Best time to visit:
January to September
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Kandy Lake is an artificial lake built by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1807. The lake, also called Kiri Muhuda or Sea of the Milk, is situated in the heart of the Kandy city. It covers an area of 6,544 sq. m. with a circumference of 3.21 km. The lake boasts of a small island at its center. A building, together with some earliest ruins is also located at the center of the lake.

The iconic serene lake is one of the greatest attractions for visitors for its lush green settings and pristine blue waters. It has several rest zones, where tourists can sit, breathe fresh air, and catch the glimpse of scenic beauty around them. Nature lovers and tourists can enjoy the picturesque surroundings and soothe their jittery nerves by taking a stroll around the 2.1 km pathway.

People generally stroll or jog the pathway in the evening, when the mercury drops considerably. It presents a beautiful sight at night. The palm trees in the middle of the lake add charm to the entire surroundings. 
Tourists can opt for boat rides and relish the experience.

One can hire the boat either for their party or join other passengers for a ride. The boat ride costs approximately Rs. 1500 to Rs. 2000 for a 20-minute boating experience around the Lake. 
Visitors can look forward to gratifying their senses, by buying products ranging from balloons to cashew nuts from vendors roaming around the lake.

Owing to the pollution and other factors, which led to shrinkage of the lake, the management has declared it as a protected area and banned fishing at this spot. However, animal lovers and ornithologists can revel in watching birds, fishes, and huge monitor lizards.

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The Royal palace of the Kandyan Kingdom is the last reminiscence of the reigning King of Kandayan, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe. The palace dates back to the 14th century, yet witnessing the glory and glamour of the kingdom is stupendous. The Palace has seen scars from many wars and tremors of foreign invaders like the Portuguese.

The Royal court, another architectural capture has confronted many meetings formed by the king and it is here that the end of Kandyan Kingdom convention was signed.
The temple of Tooth contributes maximum attraction to the tourists. Even though, the original palace walls have been burnt and rebuilt, the interiors remain the same.




Highlights: Dalada Maligawa - Temple of Tooth (relic of Buddha’s Tooth), Royal Court (Magul Maduwa), Queen’s Bathing pavilion – Ulpange and the Royal gardens inside the Palace gates

 Location: Sri Dalads Veediya

 Kandy Price: Rs 100 per head Timings: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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Yapahuwa

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Once serving as the capital city of the country, Yapahuwa is one of the most sought-after historical places to visit in Sri Lanka. Initially built to defend the country, the rock fortress complex has witnessed great wars between the medieval Dravidian tribes and the Sri Lankan rulers. Right at the center, the Citadel of Yapahuwa rises to about a hundred meters above the surrounding areas.

Following the capture of the Fort in the 13th century, the complex was abandoned and eventually inhabited by Buddhist monks. Today, visitors get to witness a series of elaborate staircases and statues at the fort ruins, some of the most spectacular in the country. With its elevation, the Yapahuwa ruins are also known for their excellent views of the surrounding areas.

Best time to visit: November to January

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Belilena

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One of the largest cave systems in the country, Belilena is every adventurer’s delight.The exact date of the cave’s inception remains unknown; however, the caves rose to prominence when scientists discovered remains of the prehistoric ‘Balangoda Man’ here, confirming that the age of Belilena could be close to about 16,000 years old.

A number of prehistoric tools were found here as well, making it one of the best historical places in Sri Lanka. The caves can be reached with a short hike with excellent views.

Best time to visit:
December to February
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Buduruwagala Raja Maha Viharaya

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One of the oldest Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka, Buduruwagala is known for its rock carvings. In fact, the name Buduruwagala literally means the “Rock of Buddhist Sculptures.” One of the most striking monuments in Sri Lanka, the temple is home to seven Buddhist sculptures that belong to the Mahayana school of thought.

Upon entrance, one comes face to face with the image of a Buddha in his stuccoed robe. Rising to a height of 16 meters, it is the tallest Buddha statue on the island. The figure of Buddha is surrounded by smaller statues, including that of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara and Tara, his female consort.

Best time to visit: November to March

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The Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba

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One of the most significant Buddhist pilgrimages in the world, The Ruvanvelisaya Dagoba is home to the largest collection of Buddha’s relics. Two quarts, or one ‘Dona’ of the Buddha’s relics are enshrined here. Built in 140 BC, it is also the oldest Buddhist stupa in Sri Lanka.

An architectural wonder, the domed stupa is known for its elaborate carvings and statues. It is also believed to be one of the 8 places that were blessed by Lord Buddha during his visit to Sri Lanka, and is revered by Buddhist devotees across the world.

Best time to visit:  December to February

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Brazen Palace

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Also known as the Lovamahapaya, the Brazen Palace is a 2,000 year old Palace built by Sri Lankan King Dutugemunu. Now regarded as one of the best historical places in Sri Lanka, the Palace was initially built as a shelter for Buddhist monks, and had 1000 rooms to house a thousand residents. Today, one can witness the columned building preserved in its original glory. A 45-feet rice cut boat can be found here as well, which is said to have prepared alms for all 1000 resident monks.

Best time to visit: November to February

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  1. Which are the best Places to visit in Sri Lanka ?

    1. Nuwara Eliya: Dating back to the 19th century, this charming little hill station still retains much of its colonial charm. The vast tea plantations here are cut through by a lovely little toy train track, which is the town’s biggest attraction.

    2. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage:
    If the baby elephants at Pinnawala don't charm you, nothing will. Here, hundreds of these majestic creatures can be found frolicking about in the mud and water.

    3. Adam’s Peak:
    Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the view from this mountain peak is unparalleled. A train ride takes one right to the base of the peak, from where a series of steps takes one all the way to the top.

    4. Anuradhapura:
    One of the most striking historical places to visit in Sri Lanka, Anuradhapara is one of Sri Lanka’s ancient capital cities. Apart from its many temple and fort ruins, the city is also home to the famed Bodhi tree under which Lord Buddha is said to have achieved his Enlightenment.

    5. Sigiriya Rock Fortress:
    Carved out of a single rock, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress is one of the most popular monuments in Sri Lanka. The views from the Fortress are fantastic, making it a great place for hiking as well.
  2. Which are the best historical places in Sri Lanka to visit with family ?

    1. Adam’s Peak: One of the most celebrated historical places in Sri Lanka, it is said that the summit of Adam’s Peak carries a footprint of Lord Buddha himself. This striking natural landmark is not only known for its religious significance, but is widely regarded for its stunning beauty as well.

    2. Jaffna Fort:
    Built during the Portuguese invasion of Sri Lanka, the Jaffna Fort is among the best historical places in Sri Lanka with family. The views of the lagoon from the fort ramparts are mesmerizing. Besides, one can enjoy a tour of the fort grounds here as well.

    3. Yapahuwa:
    Having once served as the capital city of Sri Lanka, Yapahuwa now stands in ruins. Regardless, this ancient city is renowned for its ruin carvings and statues, some of which have been preserved in their original state.

    4. The Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba:
    Sri Lanka’s oldest Buddhist stupa, The Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba is also one of the biggest Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. The ancient city is said to house two quarters of Lord Buddha’s relics, making it the biggest holder of Buddhist relics anywhere and one of the most popular historical places to visit in Sri Lanka.

    5. Buduruwagala Raja Maha Viharaya:
    Replete with some of the country’s biggest Buddha statues, this ancient temple stands out as one of the best historical places in Sri Lanka to visit with one’s family.
  3. How many days are enough to visit Sri Lanka ?

    A vacation of about 7 to 10 days would be ideal when it comes to Sri Lanka. The country has a lot to offer, whether it be ancient temples or lovely beaches, and a vacation of any lesser duration would not let one explore all of it in a leisurely manner.
  4. What is the best time to visit Sri Lanka ?

    The best time to visit Sri Lanka would be during the summer months, ideally between November and March. The weather here remains warm and dry during summer, with plenty of sunshine and clear blue skies, making it the ideal time for sightseeing.
  5. What is Sri Lanka famous for?

    Regarded widely as the country of temples, Sri Lanka is undoubtedly best known for its ancient worship sites. In fact, it is home to some of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world, including Adam's peak and the Adhyagiri Ruins.

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