COLOMBO The commercial capital of Sri Lanka .
Major Attractions: Old and new Parliaments, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, European colonial mansions, churches, Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques, old town hall, fort area, Vihara Mahadevi Park etc.
HORTON PLAINS The Island's remaining montane forests.
ADAM'S PEAK A world famous mountain on the highlands of Sri Lanka.
Major Attractions: Golden-roofed medieval Dalada Maligawa where the tooth relic of Buddha is kept, Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya Univesity Campus, Victoria Golf Course etc. Kandy is also the venue of the ten-day medieval period torch-light festival held in August.
NUWARA ELIA Picturesque hill station developed by the British settlers.
Major Attractions: Victoria Park, Hakgala Botanic Gardens, natural reserve lake Gregory, 18-hole golf course etc.
SIGIRIYA Famous for its charming frescos painted on a sheltered rock pocket.
Major Attractions : Lion stairway, the water Gardens (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the mirror wall with its ancient egg white and honey glaze etc.
KANDY Capital city of highlands and the country's last free kingdom. It's surrounded by mountain ranges, a lake and the Mahaweli River.
TEMPLE A complex of five cave temples, which dates back to Anuradhapura Period (1st century BC). Known for its beaches and lagoons. Negombo is also famous for seafood varieties.Heritage Site).
POLONNARUWA Famous for its unique irrigation complex known as the Sea of Parakrama.
BENTOTA The meeting point of a beautiful river and the sea. Famous for its bewitching beach.
YALA The region is divided into Yala West and Yala East by a natural reserve; where visitors are not permitted. Yala West National Park is one of Sri Lanka's most visited parks.
Other Attractions: The Kumana mangrove swamp in Yala East.
WAIKKAL An excellent location to explore the exotic flora and fauna in an idyllic setting.
Major Attractions: The rare and protected “Nypa fruiticans”, the only palm that grows naturally along the rivebanks. There are also over 90 species of birds, typical of the wetlands and 50 species of butterflies.
ANURADHAPURA The first capital of Sri Lanka founded in the 4 th century BC. Famous for its monuments, parks and irrigation lakes.
Major Attractions: 1st century BC Abhayagiri and 3rd century Jetawana, A Buddhist relic-shrine (UNESCO Herritage Site), 2200-year old Bo tree, royal twin baths, Isurumuniya lovers etc.
PINNAWALA Elephant Orphanage The first of its kind, where abandoned and disabled elephants are protected and taken care of.
RATNAPURA Known as the city of Gems, Ratnapura is a treasure trove of sapphires, rubies, cateye, alexandrine etc.
GALLE Southern seaport city.
Major Attractions: A 17th century fort (UNESCO World Heritage Site).