Sri Lanka, a country in the southern hemisphere which was prior a part of Indian peninsula, got separated about five million years ago. Along with the separation the transfer of cultural traits and emergence of Buddhism took place.
Apart from its interesting history Sri Lanka has made its mark on the map of the earth with its beautiful landscape and beaches that never goes unvisited by tourists traveling to Sri Lanka. There are a handful of places that are hardly visited by tourists as is why a place to visit is not crowded compared to other tourist sites.
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Madu River in Sri Lanka
If you are a person who loves to explore new places then this place is a must visit for you. Madu River lies in the southern part of Sri Lanka and is a wet zone which is rich in biodiversity. You can take a boat safari and enjoy the peaceful environment as you spot some wild boar which is the largest animal in this area. The locals here work as peelers for the cinnamon industry and thus if you want the best quality cinnamon you can have it at a reasonable price.
This artificial lake offers a stunning view of the town around it and a great place for people who want to take a stroll. Sunsets at Kandy lake are a must see. There is a small island in the middle of the lake which according to the legend was the King’s harems bathing place which was secretly connected by tunnels to the palace. Temple of tooth relic where Buddha’s tooth has been preserved since ages is a must visit while you are in the Kandy lake area.
Glen waterfall is a short hike from the town of Kandy and one of the things you can do is take your time and relax as you dip in the water and spend your time soaking in the freshness. It is pleasant hike as you can see a lot of greenery around especially if you are visiting post monsoon.
The town of Ella
Encompassing thick green hills of tea plantation and fluffy clouds, the only scenic route to Ella is by a train journey which will take you through short tunnels punched inside the mountains. This will be the journey of your life as the view from the train is just breathtaking.
Cruising is one hell of an experience for those looking for a quiet place to relax and unwind. Not many opt for this experience as it doesn’t fall under their travel plan but if you really want to feel the fresh breeze while you sip some cold beverages and have a barbecue this is a lovely option as you are sailing in the middle of the Indian Ocean where you can see nothing but endless stretches of water.
Sigiriya Rock fortress
The word ‘Sigiriya’ means ‘Lion’s rock’. Sigiriya is considered one of the best preserved surviving ancient urban city from the first millennium which is why it’s worth the visit. It’s a three hour visit for which you will have to walk 660m high up the stairs. Though it’s tiresome, it’s worth the effort as the top offers a stunning view of the entire landscape around.