Sri Lanka offers a variety of locations to visit. The diverse geography with nature-made monuments has the unique flair of newness and modesty. History of Sri Lanka dates back to more than 3000 years when man tamed rocks (that’s why Sigiriya is one of the most interesting places to visit on the island). The places of interest are equally distributed to all of the island. With undeveloped beaches, right preserved jungles and wildlife, scenic mountains and waterfalls and tea gardens, Sri Lanka hosts one of the best tourist places in the world. Very often, man has tempered the beauty of nature in efforts to make it more beautiful but that is not the case with Sri Lanka. Untampered beautiful tourist places are dispersed in the country. If The West Shore has jungles and gardens, central and Eastern parts have breathtaking mountains, waterfalls, and unspoiled beaches. A combination of nature, history and culture give Sri Lanka one of the best tourist places in the world.
With over 1300 kilometers of coastal line, Sri Lanka owns the wonders of Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka falls in the tropical monsoon area, and sea temperature varies 20-30 Celsius. Seashore is plain, and you can have beach experience in almost all places along the coastal line. Cool, ever-blowing sea breeze and amazing, abundant seashells are a distinction of Lankan beaches.
There are pretty good deep sea diving opportunities in Sri Lanka. Western and Southern coast are suitable for diving from December to April while Eastern coast is active in other time of the year. Sri Lankan sea travel is decorated with villas by the sea that have paradise-by-the-sea experience. Diverse maritime biology gives varied wildlife marine. The Southern shore is a marine conservation spot as endangered turtles and other rare marine life hide here.
Sri Lanka is quite a small place to host over 50 stunning waterfalls. Though Sri Lanka does not have any of the highest waterfalls in the world but does host one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. The abundance of rivers and hilly course for these rivers have created incredible waterfalls. All of the waterfalls in Sri Lanka are easily approachable, and your tour operator can provide you information about waterfalls. You can find more about waterfalls in Sri Lanka here. There is also much for lake lovers in Sri Lanka. You can lake cycling, rent a lake property to enjoy the calm neighborhood and enjoy fishing in fishing lake i.e. Bolgoda lake.
Country’s mountains are concentrated in Central and Southern Sri Lanka. Like the Rocky Mountains, these mountains are small densely forested. Most jungles in the country have a significant population of tropical rainforest animals. Sinharaja Rain Forest is a forest national park for the conservation of animals. Sri Lankan Elephant is one of the animals in danger of extinction. Many endangered animals of the world live in these jungles. Sri Lankan government operates more than 34 protection areas to protect rare animals and to stop them from becoming extinct animals. Sri Lankan lakes are also a resort of exotic animals like Siberian birds in the winter season. To explore more rainforest animals’ facts and pictures of animals in these forests, visit this repository.
Sri Lanka has four major botanical gardens; Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Hakgala Botanical Garden, Henarathgoda Botanical Garden and Mirijjawila Botanical Garden. Mirijjawila Garden has flower nursery while Hakgala has a rose flower garden. To know more about the botanical garden and see garden pictures, visit the official botanical garden website here.