The Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is situated about 5 km to the west of the city centre at Peradeniya.
It is the largest botanical garden on the island extending to
147 acres and containing over 4000 species of plants. Knuckles Mountain Range in Kandy is a world
heritage site of UNESCO. Alagalla Mountain Range also named in English as Potato Range both famous for trekking
in Sri Lanka. The Udawatta Kele (Udawatta Forest) is a protected sanctuary situated in the heart of the city,
just north of Temple of the Tooth.
There are many attraction places in Colombo. Galle Face Green is a ribbon of green space located in the heart of the city along the Indian Ocean coast,
and is a popular destination for tourists and residents alike. Gangaramaya Temple is one of the most important temples in Colombo.
The temple's architecture demonstrates an eclectic mix of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, and Chinese architecture.
The Viharamahadevi Park (formerly Victoria Park) is an urban park located next to the National Museum of Colombo
and the Town Hall.
Hikkaduwa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka located in the Southern Province, about 17 km
north-west of Galle. Hikkaduwa's beach and night life make it a popular tourist destination.
Hikkaduwa Lake, with its monitor lizards and numerous birds, makes for a pleasant excursion away from the beach.
Boat tours can sometimes be organised on the lake.
The historic city of Anuradhapura is an essential stop on any tour of Sri Lanka. This city, located around 205 kms north of
Colombo, is one of eight World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
It is considered the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Its' vast network of ancient Buddhist temples,
monasteries and places of worship which cover over 40 sq kms has made it a sacred site to Buddhists around the world.
Polonnaruwa is the second largest city in North Central Province,
but it is known as one of the cleanest and more beautiful cities in the country.
The green environment, amazing ancient constructions, Parakrama Samudra (a huge lake built in 1200),
and attractive tourist hotels and hospitable people, attract tourists. Another draw for tourists is the city's
population of toque macaques.
The town's attractions include the golf course, trout streams, Victoria Park, and boating or
fishing on Lake Gregory. Victoria Park is an attractive and well-used oasis.
It is popular with birdwatchers at quieter times because of the good opportunities for seeing species,
particularly the Indian blue robin, pied thrush or scaly thrush lurking in the denser undergrowth.
The Kashmir flycatcher is another attractive bird species in the park.
Galway's Land Bird Sanctuary, close to Lake Gregory