- Laxapana falls is a waterfall located in Maskeliya area of the Nuwara Eliya District in Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is a picturesque waterfall formed by the Maskeliya Oya upstream which is a tributary of Kelani Ganga. Laxapana falls is 126m in height and it is the eighth highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. This amazing waterfall is also located in an attractive location which has many hidden caves and natural tunnels. The most convenient route to the Laxapana falls is the Hatton – Maskeliya road. You can go to the top of the waterfall by taking a by road and enjoy a spectacular view of the surrounding Laxapana valley. To get the direction to the Laxapana falls, type your current location in the text box below the location map in the sidebar. Click here to find a list of accommodations around Maskeliya, Sri Lanka on Booking.com. External Links Laxapana: A majestic waterfall – Sunday Observer Let This Pearl to Refresh & Restore You – Laxapana Waterfall – Daily Mirror
- Galboda Ella (or Galaboda Ella) is a waterfall located in Nawalapitiya area of Kandy District in Central Province, Sri Lanka. The waterfall is about 30m high and width ranges from 3 m to 6 m. It is also located nearby the Watawala which is one of the areas get the highest rainfall in Sri Lanka. The waterfall can be accessed by both road and railway. If you are traveling by a vehicle, you have to park the vehicle about 2km away from the waterfall and have to walk along the trail. When traveling by train, you need to get down at the Galboda railway station on the Colombo – Badulla railway line (Main Line). After about one hour walk the trail, you can reach the Galboda Ella waterfall. External Links ගල්කුළු මතින් ඇදහැලෙන ගලබඩ ඇල්ල – දිනමිණ
- The Fort Frederick is a fort built in 1624 CE by Portuguese as a military encampment at Trincomalee District in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. It was built from the debris of the famous ancient Hindu Koneswaram temple that was destroyed by the Portuguese. It has been an important military site for centuries. In 1665 the fort was rebuilt by the Dutch and again it was taken over by the British in 1795. Although the Fort Frederick is used today by the Sri Lankan military you are allowed to explore some parts of it. The Gokanna Temple and the rebuilt Koneswaram (Thirukoneswaram) Temple is located inside the fort. External Links Tourism Eastern Province
- Sithulpawwa Rajamaha Viharaya is one of the greatest ancient Buddhist monastery located in Hambanthota District in Southern Province of Sri Lanka. The history of the monastery is date back to 2nd century BC. It is believed that this place was built by King Kawanthissa ( 205–161 BC). According to Buddhist literary, this place was center for Buddhist education for Buddhist monks and once there had been 12,000 arhat monks around this location. A number of caves temples, images houses, stupas, and ponds located around this large area are bear witness for this story.
- This Siva Devalaya is the oldest Hindu shrine found in Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. It was built by the king Raja Raja I (985 – 1014 A.D.). According to an inscription found, this place has been dedicated to the consort of the King.
- The Galle Fort, also known as Dutch Fort, located in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. It was first built by the Portuguese in 1588 and then by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onward. UNESCO has inscribed this site as a cultural heritage. External Links UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka
- Bambarakiri Ella is located beside the Matale – Illukkumbura-Pallegama Road. When you are approaching Riverston peak or Knuckle Conservation Forest from Matale side along this road, the waterfall is on the right-hand side and it is only 6km away from Rattota Town. The waterfall is popular among local tourist and it is one of the location they wait to refresh and have bath when they are coming back from the Riverston tour.
- This is another beautiful creation of mother nature. The height of the Doowili Ella Waterfall is 63 feet and it is part of the Walawe River. The waterfall is located in the Kalthota area of Ratnapura District in Sabaragamuwa Province. The term “Doowili” (in Sinhalese) has the meaning of dust. It is believed that the name “Doowili” is given due to the vapor spread out in the vicinity of the area by the waterfall.
- Udawattakele is a natural forest located in the middle of the Kandy City, behind Sri Dalanda Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic). The forest is 257 acres in area and has a long history dating back to many centuries. There is a large verity of birds, animals, and butterflies belonging to various species in the forest. you can find a variety of trees including talipot trees, olive, cinnamon, rattan cane, bo-trees, kitul palms, jak, mara, betel nut, areca nut, Nuga, Pihimbiya, Niyaghala, Walla, Mee, Etamba, Sapu, Malaboda and Mahogany in this forest. The Udawattakele forest reserve which had been used as a royal park during the reign of the Kandyan kings was declared a forest reserve by the British by an extraordinary gazette notification under the Forest Conservation Ordinance. External Links Udawattakele – Daily News
- The Udawalawa National Park is very popular among visitors for Sri Lankan elephants. Visitors can see elephants at any time of the day. The park was declared as a national park in 1972 and it covers about 30,821 hectares of land. It lies in the Monaragala District of Uva Province and Ratnapura District of Sabaragamuwa Province. Animal Life Grizzled Giant Squirrel Elephants Buffalos Birds Udawalawa Reservoir Udawalawa Reservoir External Links Department of Wildlife Conservation > National Parks Map of Protected Areas in Sri Lanka
- The Horton Plains National Park is popular tourist destination located in Nuwara Eliya district of Central Province, Sri Lanka. The plateau which Horton Plains is located in is the highest plateau in the country. It is well known for its beautiful landscape of rolling hills, rare plants and animal lives. The average temperature of the area is about 160C. The elevation of the park range from 1200 – 2300 meters. The Horton Plains is spread over bout 3160 hectares. This region was designated a national park in 1988. The combinations of Horton plains, its surroundings forests and the adjoining Peak Wilderness is the most important catchment area of most of the major rivers in Sri Lanka. The plains are also habitats for many endemic plants and animals. Therefore, the Horton Plains are well recognized as a rich biodiversity and high endemism area. World’s End The Horton Plains plateau comes to a sudden end at World’s End, with a sheer cliff of about 1200m. This is the most popular place in the Horton Plains National Park and also a key tourist attraction place in Sri Lanka. You can access this place by the circular road and its 4km away from the entrance. If you walk another 2km ahead, you will meet the Baker’s Falls. You can come back to the entrance walking another 3.5km ahead. You can complete the round trip within 3-4 hours leisurely. It is pointless to visit this place when it is covered with mist. So, it is recommended to visit this place early in the morning (6.00am-10am) as the location is clearest. External Links Department of Widlife Conservation – Horton Plains Pollen morphology of endemic species of the Horton Plains National Park, Sri Lanka
- The Gal Oya National Park is located in Monaragala District of Uva Province in Sri Lanka. It was established in 1954 and serves as the main catchment area for Senanayake Samudraya, the largest reservoir in Sri Lanka. The park is administrated by the Department of Wildlife Conservation. The Gal Oya National Park is spread over 259km2. The park is mainly famous due to its elephants, where you can see them throughout the year. The place where the Gal Oya falls to the Senanayake Samudraya is called Makara (See the gallery). In this place, the Gal Oya disappears under huge rocks. According to legend, the original name of this is Makara Kata (Sinhalese for Dragon’s Mouth) and later it has become simply Makara. External Links Protected Planet
- Punchi Dambadiva is located in the Ratnapura District of Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka. It is Buddhist temple which hosts replicas of the sacred monuments found in the pilgrim site of Dambadiva. The Punchi Dambadiva project has been started in 1981 and currently consists of the replica of Buddhagayawa, Piriniwan Manchakaya depicting the passing away of Buddha located in Kusinarawa, a replica of the first dhamma sermon Buddha gave to his five disciples in Isipathanaramaya and many others monuments. Enter your current location in the search box under the map to find the best route to the Punchi Dabadiva. Click here to find a list of accommodations in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka. External Links A day at Punchi Dambadiva
- Yudaganawa Temple is located in Buttala Divisional Secretariat division of the Monaragala District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka. This has been identified as the largest ancient stupa in the Uva Province. The origin of this stupa is not yet clear. However, historians believe this is the site which the King Dutugemunu had the major battle against his brother Saddhatissa in 2nd century BC. Also, there is a belief that this is the stupa made by King Parakramabahu the Great in memory of his mother Queen Ratnavali who was cremated here. Enter your location in the search box below the Map to get the direction to this place.