A guide to Sri Lanka’s most beautiful cities and towns

Every city in Sri Lanka, has something different and unique to offer and we can assure you of that. The best places to visit in Sri Lanka are scattered over many beautiful cities in towns of the island, so make sure you’re always on the go, exploring the beautiful little towns and cities of Sri Lanka.

Here’s a mini guide to Sri Lanka and some of the towns and cities you surely should not miss;

1. Sacred and historic city of Kandy

The city of Kandy is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a city of ample cultural and religious importance. The Temple of the Tooth Relic is a highly venerated Buddhist temple which homes the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha and is a location held in high regard among both the locals and tourists. While you stay at Cinnamon Citadel Kandy, don’t forget to take a walk around the lake, the ancient city and pay homage to the sacred Tooth.
Photo Credits: bengwtraveller

2. Scenic and chilly Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is locally called the “Little England”, owing to the chilly climate in Nuwara Eliya. Whilst in Nuwara Eliya, you will surely be mesmerized by the endless terrains of tea plantations and the rolling green and luscious mountains which make for the best views and landscapes. Enjoy a fresh cup of Ceylon Tea and immerse yourself in the unmatchable beauty of the environment and atmosphere of Nuwara Eliya.

3. Ancient city of Galle

The ancient city of Galle situated in Sri Lanka’s southwestern tip is most popularly known for the old city initially built by the Portugese in the 16th century. The old Dutch Fort and its fortifications make Galle an exciting must visit city in Colombo. Among the famous tourist destinations in Sri Lanka is the 18th century lighthouse which offers its visitors a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. You can make a day-visit to Galle whilst you stay at any one of our properties; Cinnamon Bey Beruwala, Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon or even Cinnamon Bentota Beach.
Marina Comes
Photo Credits: Marina Comes

4. Picturesque and adventurous town of Mirissa

Mirissa is one of the up and coming tourist destinations in Sri Lanka famous for its beautiful beach and abundant marine life. Mirissa is also known for its happening nightlife and is a must visit for all the party go-ers out there. While you’re enjoying the beauty of the beach and enjoying a drink while the sun goes down, try your luck at catching a glimpse of the much sought after Whales and maybe even some Dolphins.
Chathura Lakmal Rathuwadu
Photo Credits: Chathura Lakmal Rathuwadu

5. Cultural and sacred city of Kataragama

If you’re more of a history and culture enthusiast, Sri Lanka has so much to offer and Kataragama should be right on top of your list of must visit cities in Sri Lanka. Kataragama homes the Maha Devala Temple, a multi-religious sacred site of Sri Lanka which is frequented by not just Buddhists and Hindus but even Muslims and Catholics. The sacred rituals and traditions observed at the Temple are sure to give you a unique experience that you will cherish a lifetime. Kataragama City is around a 2-hour drive from Cinnamon Wild Yala, take a day off from the beautiful wildlife of Sri Lanka and make a day visit to Kataragama.
Photo Credits: Jane

It is clear that Sri Lanka is undoubtedly a land like no other; while you’re out exploring be prepared to witness some of the most picturesque and breathtaking beaches, endless greenery, mountainous landscapes, timeless ruins, aesthetic cultural artefacts and extensive stretches of tea plantations here in Sri Lanka.

Author: Shenella Fonseka

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