Apart from the stunning mountain ranges and waterfalls, the golden sandy beaches in Sri Lanka are what attract people from around the world.

Coconut Tree Hill Rd, Mirissa, Sri Lanka
Coconut Tree Hill Rd, Mirissa, Sri Lanka | Image by Dinuka Lankaloka via Unsplash


Kandy is the hill capital of Sri Lanka and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which makes it the second most popular city in the country. The city is also home to the famous Temple of the Tooth Relic, which hosts a colourful ‘perahera’ each year. It is a parade around the city known as ‘Esala Perahara.


Galle is the third most popular city after Colombo and Kandy and it is a must-visit destination on the island. Galle fort, the lighthouse, and the city itself are an experience on their own. If you are planning to explore Sri Lanka, tours are available from various service providers; however, make sure to get the services from reputed travel companies such as Walkers Tours.


Anuradhapura is a major city that holds a number of ancient ruins that speak of the country’s proud heritage.


Sigiriya is yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a fortress that was built entirely from natural rock. And at the top, you get a bird’s-eye view of the whole city.