Planning a holiday to Sr Lanka in 2020? Here are some of the top places to visit on the island which are perennial favourites every single year!
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
One of the key attractions in the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress towers to a height of around 660 feet. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this fortress is home to ancient water gardens, rock frescoes, moats and ponds, not forgetting the palace ruins and stunning views at the summit.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
For those planning to undertake a cultural tour, Sri Lanka offers historic sites such as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy. This famed Buddhist temple houses a sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha and is also the site of the famed annual parade known as the Esala Perahera.
Yala National Park
Amongst the most popular national parks in Sri Lanka, Yala is one of the best places in the world to spot leopards. Those on a safari here can also look forward to seeing a range of other wildlife too including elephants, crocodiles, sloth bears, wild water buffaloes, toque macaques, peacocks, Sri Lankan junglefowl and more!
Ella in the Hill Country
One of the most popular hill country destinations, the idyllic town of Ella offers the perfect escape. Taking the train up the mountains to get to this destination is not to be missed, while the chance to explore tea plantations, visit waterfalls and trek up Ella Rock all offer unforgettable adventures.