Sri Lanka was named the best country in the world to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet.Better transport links, new hotels and a growing number of activities were cited as the reason the South-Asian island was chosen for the top spot in the guidebook publisher’s annual Best in Travel awards. “Already notable to intrepid travelers for its mix of religions and cultures, its timeless temples,and its rich and accessible wildlife.Some of the most beautiful spots in Sri Lanka are
SIGIRIYA: Also known as Lion’s Rock, Sigiriya is a rock fortress and palace situated in the Matale district. Visitors can climb up to the ancient ruins, which are surrounded by gardens, ponds, and magnificent frescoes.
YALA NATIONAL PARK: Yala national park is the place to go to see big cats in Sri Lanka. The park is home to the highest concentration of leopards in the world, and it is also an important sanctuary for Sri Lankan elephants and aquatic birds. Monkeys, crocodiles, and other critters run around the park’s grassy plains and forest areas. The park is located on the southeast coast of the island.
Polonnaruwa:Numerous well-preserved ruins of tombs, temples, statues and other archaeological sites are located in the town. Hundreds of years ago, Polonnaruwa was a capital of the island as well as a busy commercial and religious hub.
Dambulla:This large town houses the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in all of Sri Lanka, holding five cave temples containing a huge collection of Sri Lankan Buddhist artwork, including statues, shrines, and murals. The paintings and statues tell stories from Buddha’s life—there are a whopping 153 Buddha statues throughout the complex. Other statue subjects include Sri Lankan kings, gods, and goddesses. The amazingly crafted murals cover a total area of 2,100 square meters.