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National Parks

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Gal Oya National Park

Area: 100 mi²
Hours: Open 6AM now · Add full hours
Established: February 12, 1954
Phone: 0632 242 002
Management: Department of Wildlife Conservation

Gal Oya National Park in Sri Lanka was established in 1954 and serves as the main catchment area for Senanayake Samudraya, the largest reservoir in Sri Lanka.
An important feature of the Gal Oya National Park is its elephant herd that can be seen throughout the year.
Three important herbs of the Ayurveda medicine, triphala: Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellirica and Emblica officinalis are amongst the notable flora of the forest.
The national park is situated 314 km (195 mi) from Colombo.





Kaudulla National Park

Area: 26.64 mi²
Hours: Open 6AM - Closes 6PM
Established: April 1, 2002
Phone: 0273 279 735

Kaudulla National Park is a national park on the island of Sri Lanka located 197 kilometres (122 mi) away from the largest city, Colombo.
It was designated a national park on April 1, 2002 becoming the 15th such area on the island.
In the 2004–2005 season more than 10,000 people visited the National Park.
Along with Minneriya and Girithale BirdLife International have identified Kaudulla as an Important Bird Area.






Bundala National Park

Area: 24.01 mi²
Hours: Open 6AM - Closes 6PM
Established: 1993
Phone: 0473 489 070
Management: Department of Wildlife Conservation

Bundala National Park is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka.
Bundala harbors 197 species of birds, the highlight being the greater flamingo, which migrate in large flocks.
Bundala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and redesignated to a national park on 4 January 1993.
In 1991 Bundala became the first wetland to be declared as a Ramsar site in Sri Lanka.
In 2005 the national park was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the fourth biosphere reserve in Sri Lanka.
The national park is situated 245 kilometres (152 mi) southeast of Colombo.







Yala National Park

Area: 377.9 mi²
Hours: Open 6AM - Closes 6PM
Established: 1900
Phone: 0112 888 585
Management: Department of Wildlife Conservation

Yala National Park is a huge area of forest, grassland and lagoons bordering the Indian Ocean, in southeast Sri Lanka.
It’s home to wildlife such as leopards, elephants and crocodiles, as well as hundreds of bird species.
Inland, Sithulpawwa is an ancient Buddhist monastery. Nearby caves contain centuries-old rock paintings.
Southwest, Magul Maha Viharaya also has ancient Buddhist ruins. Both are pilgrimage sites.






Udawalawe National Park

Area: 119 mi²
Hours: Open 6AM - Closes 6PM
Established: June 30, 1972
Phone: 0473 475 892
Management: Department of Wildlife Conservation

Udawalawe National Park lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, in Sri Lanka.
The national park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir.
The reserve covers 30,821 hectares (119.00 sq mi) of land area and was established on 30 June 1972.
Before the designation of the national park, the area was used for shifting cultivation (chena farming).
The farmers were gradually removed once the national park was declared. The park is 165 kilometres (103 mi) from Colombo.
Udawalawe is an important habitat for water birds and Sri Lankan elephants. It is a popular tourist destination and the third most visited park in the country.

Wilpattu National Park

Area: 377.9 mi²
Hours: Open 6AM - Closes 6PM
Established: 1900
Phone: 0112 888 585
Management: Department of Wildlife Conservation

Wilpattu National Park (Willu-pattu; Land of Lakes) is a park located on the island of Sri Lanka.
The unique feature of this park is the existence of "Willus" (Natural lakes) - Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater.
Located in the Northwest coast lowland dry zone of Sri Lanka.
The park is located 30 km west Anuradhapura and located 26 km north of Puttalam (approximately 180 km north of Colombo).
Wilpattu is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka.
Wilpattu is among the top national parks world-renowned for its leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) population.

Minneriya National Park

Area: 34.32 mi²
Hours: Open 6AM - Closes 6:30PM
Established: August 12, 1997
Phone: 077 648 7757
Management: Department of Wildlife Conservation

Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka.
The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938.
The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area.
The tank is of historical importance, having been built by King Mahasen in third century AD.
The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts.
Along with Kaudulla and Girithale, Minneriya forms one of the 70 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) of Sri Lanka.
The park is situated 182 kilometres (113 mi) from Colombo.

Horton Plains National Park

Area: 12.2 mi²
Hours: Open 6AM- Closes 6PM
Established: 1969
Phone: 0523 539 042

Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest.
This plateau at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 metres (6,900–7,500 ft) is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region.
The plains' vegetation is grasslands interspersed with montane forest and includes many endemic woody plants.
Large herds of Sri Lankan sambar deer feature as typical mammals and the park is also an Important Bird Area with many species not only endemic to Sri Lanka but restricted to the Horton Plains.
Forest dieback is one of the major threats to the park and some studies suggest that it is caused by a natural phenomenon.

Wasgamuwa National Park

Area: 151.8 mi²
Hours: Hours: Open 6AM - Closes 6PM
Established: August 7, 1984
Phone: 0663 669 046

Wasgamuwa National Park is a natural park in Sri Lanka situated in the Matale and Polonnaruwa Districts .
It was declared to protect and to make a refuge for the displaced wild animals during the Mahaweli Development Project in 1984 and is one of the four National Parks designated under the Project.
Originally it was designated as a nature reserve in 1938, and then in the early 1970s the area was regraded as a strict nature reserve.
Wasgamuwa is one of protected areas where Sri Lankan Elephants can be seen in large herds. It is also one of the Important Bird Areas in Sri Lanka.
The name of the Wasgamuwa has derived through the words "Walas Gamuwa".
"Walasa" is Sinhala for sloth bear and "Gamuwa" means a wood.
The park is situated 225 km away from Colombo.

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Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay, known locally as "Arugam Kudah", is a bay situated on the Indian Ocean in the dry zone of Sri Lanka's southeast coast, and a historic settlement of the ancient Batticaloa Territory
Tourism in Arugam Bay is dominated by surf tourism, thanks to several quality breaks in the area, however tourists are also attracted by the local beaches, lagoons, historic temples and the nearby Kumana National Park.





Tangalle Beach

Tangalle is a large town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. It is one of the largest towns in southern province.
It is located 195 km south of Colombo and 35 km east of Matara.
It has a mild climate, in comparison to the rest of the district, and sandy beaches.
Tangalle is a regionally important fishing port, situated on one of the largest bays in Sri Lanka, which is protected from the ocean by an enclosing reef.
It is a centre of tourism and a popular holiday destination on the south coast.
In the town centre there is an old Dutch fort which is used as a prison today.
The Dutch and subsequently the British used Tangalle as an important anchorage on the southern coast of the island.
The Dutch Fort, Rest House and Court House are a few remaining examples of Dutch architecture in Tangalle.






Hikkaduwa Beach

Hikkaduwa is a seaside resort town in southwestern Sri Lanka.
It’s known for its strong surf and beaches, including palm-dotted Hikkaduwa Beach, lined with restaurants and bars.
The shallow waters opposite Hikkaduwa Beach shelter the Hikkaduwa National Park, which is a coral sanctuary and home to marine turtles and exotic fish.
Inland, Gangarama Maha Vihara is a Buddhist temple decorated with hand-painted murals.
Nearby, Hikkaduwa Lake supports wildlife like monitor lizards and birds.
To the north, on a small island just off the coast, is the revered temple of Seenigama Vihara.
Nearby is the Hikkaduwa Turtle Farm and Hatchery, a sanctuary for several endangered turtle species, including hawksbills and leatherbacks.
In the village of Telwatta, the Tsunami Photo Museum exhibits photos and salvaged items from the 2004 tsunami, which devastated this coastal area.
Northeast is the Moonstone Mine, where mine shafts and a factory illustrate the process of mining the gemstone. Things to do

Negombo Beach

Negombo is a city on the west coast of Sri Lanka, north of the capital, Colombo.
Near the waterfront, the remains of the 17th-century Dutch Fort now house a prison. Negombo Lagoon, lined with fishermen’s huts, feeds into the Dutch-era Hamilton Canal.
The canal leads south to Colombo. Neoclassical St

Nilaveli Beach

Nilaveli, is a coastal resort town and suburb of the Trincomalee District, Sri Lanka located 16 km northwest of the city of Trincomalee.
A historically popular Tamil village and tourist destination of the district alongside the nearby Uppuveli, the numbers of visitors declined following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and Sri Lankan Civil War, but have risen again since 2010.
Pigeon Island National Park, one of the two marine national parks of the region is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, its many species of vegetation, coral and reef fish contributing to Nilaveli's rich biodiversity.

Galle Beach

Galle is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka.
It’s known for Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century.
Stone sea walls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car-free streets with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule.
Notable buildings include the 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip.
The Old Gate, the fortification’s original entrance, bears the insignia of the Dutch East India Company.
The gate leads to the National Maritime Museum, with exhibits focusing on seafaring and marine life, including a whale skeleton and items salvaged from shipwrecks.
Galle National Museum, in a 1656 building, displays southern Sri Lankan artifacts such as ritual masks and woodcarvings, and objects from the colonial era.
Just outside the northern fortifications, the Galle International Stadium hosts cricket matches with Indian Ocean views.

Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna is a coastal town in Galle district of Sri Lanka.
Unawatuna is a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and known for its beach and corals.
It is a suburb of Galle, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) southeast to the city center and approximately 108 kilometres (67 mi) south of Colombo.
Unawatuna is situated at an elevation of 5 metres (16 ft) above the sea level.

Bentota Beach

Bentota is a resort town on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. Its long Bentota Beach stretches north, where it becomes a sandy strip known as Paradise Island, parallel to Bentota Lagoon. Coral-rich dive sites include Canoe Rock. On Bentota River, centuries-old Galapota Temple has a large Buddha statue. Southeast is Lunuganga, the estate and gardens of architect Geoffrey Bawa.






Weligama Beach

Weligama is a town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in Matara District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council.
The name Weligama, literally means "sandy village" which refers to the area's sandy sweep bay.
It is approximately 144 kilometres south of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 9 metres above the sea level.

Kalutara Beach

Kalutara or Kalutota is a major city in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka.
It is also the administrative capital of Kalutara District. It is located approximately 40 km south of the capital Colombo.
The area is well known to produce the Mangosteens, a fruit introduced from Malaysia in 19th century.

Beruwala Beach

Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council.
Beruwala with a total area of approximately 15 square kilometres and is located on the south-west coast of Sri Lanka, 60 km south of Colombo.

Dehiwala Mount-Lavinia

Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, population 245,974 is the largest suburb of the City of Colombo, and covers an extent of 2109 hectares.
It lies south of the Colombo Municipal Council area and separated from it by the Dehiwala canal which forms the northern boundary of DMMC.
Its southern limits lie in Borupana Road and the eastern boundary is Weras Ganga with its canal system and including some areas to its east.
This town has extensive population and rapid industrialization and urbanization in recent years.
It is home to Sri Lanka's National Zoological Gardens, which remains one of Asia's largest.
Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila and Colombo Airport, Ratmalana are some important landmark in this area.
Dehiwela-Mount Lavinia and Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte being two large suburban centers of the city of Colombo function together as one large urban agglomeration in the Region.
The overspill from the City in residential and commercial uses of land have rapidly urbanised these suburban centers.
Dehiwela-Mount Lavinia and Sri Jayawardenpaura along with Colombo Municipal Council form the most urbanized part of the core area of the Colombo Metropolitan Region.

Mirissa Beach

Mirissa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in the Matara District of the Southern Province.
It is approximately 150 kilometres south of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 4 metres above sea level.
Mirissa's beach and nightlife make it a popular tourist destination. It is also a fishing port and one of the island's main whale and dolphin watching locations.

Matara Beach

Matara is a major city in Sri Lanka, on the southern coast of Southern Province, 160 km from Colombo.
It is a major commercial hub, and it is the administrative capital of Matara District. It was gravely affected by the Asian tsunami in December 2004.

Kosgoda Beach

Kosgoda is a small coastal town located in Southern Province in Sri Lanka.
The area of Kosgoda is home to a population of nearly 3,000 people.
It is approximately 72 kilometres south of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 1 metre above the sea level.
The area is becoming one of the most vibrant tourist areas in Galle District in Sri Lanka due to the locations beautiful beaches, Kosgoda Lagoon and the it's Turtles and Turtle hatcheries.

Heritage Sites

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Temple Of The Sacred Tooth Relic

Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka.
It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha.





Sigiriya Rock

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka.
The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres high.






Galle Dutch Fort

Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards.
The Galle fort is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers.







Polonnaruwa

Poḷonnaruwa is the main town of Polonnaruwa District in North Central Province, Sri Lanka.
Kaduruwela area is the Polonnaruwa New Town and the other part of Polonnaruwa remains as the royal ancient city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa.
The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated Chola invaders in 1070 to reunite the country once more under a local leader.
The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage Site. Currently the new Polonnaruwa is undergoing a major development project known as the "Awakening of Polonnaruwa" under the concept of President Maithripala Sirisena.
It envisions the development of all sectors in Polonnaruwa including roads, electricity, agriculture, education, health and environment will be developed comprehensively.






Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of North Central Province, Sri Lanka and the capital of Anuradhapura District.
Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization.
It was the third capital of the kingdom of Rajarata, following the kingdoms of Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara.
The city, now a World Heritage site, was the centre of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries.
The city lies 205 km north of the current capital of Colombo in the North Central Province, on the banks of the historic Malvathu River.
It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.
It is believed that from the fourth century BCE until the beginning of the 11th century CE it was the capital of the Sinhalese.
During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centres of political power and urban life in South Asia.
The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is today surrounded by monasteries covering an area of over 16 square miles.

Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla is a town, situated in the Matale, Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated 148 km north-east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy.
Due to its location at a major junction, it is the centre of vegetable distribution in the country.
Major attractions of the area include the largest and best preserved cave temple complex of Sri Lanka, and the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, famous for being built in just 167 days.
The area also boasts the largest rose quartz mountain range in South Asia, and the Iron wood forest, or Na Uyana Aranya.
Ibbankatuwa prehistoric burial site near Dambulla cave temple complexes is the latest archaeological site of significant historical importance found in Dambulla, which is located within 3 km of the cave temples providing evidence of the presence of indigenous civilisations long before the arrival of Indian influence on the Island nation.

Mihintale

Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka.
It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

Avukana Buddha Statue

The Avukana statue is a standing statue of the Buddha near Kekirawa in North Central Sri Lanka.
The statue, which has a height of more than 40 feet, was carved out of a large granite rock face during the 5th century. It depicts a variation of the Abhaya mudra, and the closely worn robe is elaborately carved.

Kalaniya Raja Maha Vihara

The Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara or Kelaniya Temple is a Buddhist temple in Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, seven miles from Colombo.
The Chief Incumbent is Venerable Professor Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakkhitha Thera.

Gal Vihara

The Gal Vihara, also known as Gal Viharaya and originally as the Uttararama, is a rock temple of the Buddha situated in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa in North Central Province, Sri Lanka.
It was fashioned in the 12th century by Parakramabahu I.

Isurumuniya

Isurumuniya is a Buddhist temple situated near to the Tissa Wewa in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.
There are four carvings of special interest in this Vihara.
They are the Isurumuniya Lovers, Elephant Pond and The Royal Family.

Ranweliseya

The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa, a hemispherical structure containing relics, in Sri Lanka, considered sacred to many Buddhists all over the world.
It was built by King Dutugemunu c. 140 B.C., who became lord of all Sri Lanka after a war in which the Chola King Ellalan, was defeated.

Water Falls

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Ravana Falls

The Ravana Falls is a popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country.
This waterfall measures approximately 25 m (82 ft) in height and cascades from an oval-shaped concave rock outcrop.
During the local wet season, the waterfall turns into what is said to resemble an areca flower with withering petals.
But this is not the case in the dry season, where the flow of water reduces dramatically.
The falls form part of the Ravana Ella Wildlife Sanctuary, and is located 6 km (3.7 mi) away from the local railway station at Ella.





Ramboda Falls

Ramboda Falls is 109 m high and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 729th highest waterfall in the world.
It is situated in Pussellawa area, on the A5 highway at Ramboda Pass.
It formed by Panna Oya which is a tributary of Kothmale Oya. Altitude of the falls is 945 m above sea level.






Bambarakanda Falls

Bambarakanda Falls is the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka.
With a height of 263 m, it ranks as the 299th highest waterfall in the world.
Situated in Kalupahana in the Badulla District, this waterfall is 5 km away from the A4 Highway.
The waterfall was formed by Kuda Oya, which is a branch of the Walawe River.







Diyaluma Falls

Diyaluma Falls is 220 m high and the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 361st highest waterfall in the world.
It is situated 6 km away from Koslanda in Badulla District on Colombo-Badulla highway.
The Falls are formed by Punagala Oya, a tributary of Kuda Oya which in turn, is a tributary of Kirindi Oya.






Baker's Falls

Baker's Falls is a famous waterfall in Sri Lanka.
It is situated in Horton Plains National Park on a tributary of the Belihul Oya.
The height of the Baker's waterfalls is 20 metres.
The falls were named after Sir Samuel Baker, who was a famous explorer.

Dunhinda Falls

Dunhinda Falls is a waterfall located about 5 kilometres from Badulla town in Sri Lanka.The Dunhinda Falls is one of Sri Lanka's most beautiful waterfalls.The waterfall, which is 64 metres high gets its name from the smoky dew drops spray, which surrounds the area at the foot of the waterfall.

Mountains

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Sri Pada / Adam's Peak

Adam's Peak is a 2,243 m (7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka.
It is well known for the Sri Pada, i.e., "sacred footprint", a 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) rock formation near the summit, which in Buddhist tradition is held to be the footprint of the Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Shiva and in Islamic and Christian tradition that of Adam, or that of St. Thomas.





Piduruthalagala

Pidurutalagala, or Mount Pedro in English, is an ultra prominent peak, and the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka, at 2,524 m.
It is situated North-North-East from the town of Nuwara Eliya, and is easily visible from most areas of the Central Province.






Meemure

Meemure is a village with a population of about 400.
It is located near the border between Kandy District and Matale District in the Knuckles Mountain Range.
Meemure is one of the most remote villages in Sri Lanka with the only access via a 14 km trail from the town of Loolwatte.
There is no cellular service available in the village, but a CDMA telephone service is available.
There is no direct mail delivery to the village; a villager journeys each day to Thapal Junction to exchange incoming and outgoing postal mail with a postman.
Lakegala mountain is in Meemure village.
Residents of the village depend on several staple crops including pepper, cardamom, paddy and ginger.
The distance from Colombo capital to Meemure is about 175 km.







Horton Plains

Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest.
This plateau at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 metres is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region.

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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala is a village in Kegalle District of Sri Lanka and is around 90 km from the capital, Colombo. It is well known for its elephant orphanage.
The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is situated northwest of the town of Kegalle, halfway between the present commercial capital Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy.
There are about 84 elephants under protection.
The orphanage is open to the public.

Royal Botanical Gardens Peradeniya

Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya are about 5.5 km to the west of the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It attracts 2 million visitors annually.
It is near the Mahaweli River.
It is renowned for its collection of orchids.

Galle Face Green

Galle Face is a 5 ha (12 acres) ocean-side urban park, which stretches for 500 m (1,600 ft) along the coast, in the heart of Colombo, the financial and business capital of Sri Lanka.
The promenade was initially laid out in 1859 by Governor Sir Henry George Ward, although the original Galle Face Green extended over a much larger area than is seen today.
The Galle Face Green was initially used for horse racing and as a golf course, but was also used for cricket, polo, football, tennis and rugby.







Gangaramaya Temple

Gangaramaya Temple is one of the most important temples in Colombo, Sri Lanka, being a mix of modern architecture and cultural essence.
The temple is known for having a young elephant, Ganga, chained at the back, unable to walk, has no elephant company, and sways sideways.
She has also been spotted crying by tourists.






Kandy Lake

Kandy Lake, also known as Kiri Muhuda or the Sea of Milk, is an artificial lake in the heart of the hill city of Kandy, Sri Lanka, built in 1807 by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe next to the Temple of the Tooth.
Over the years, it was reduced in size.
It is a protected lake, with fishing banned.

Pettah Sri Lanka

Pettah is a neighbourhood in Colombo, Sri Lanka located east of the City centre Fort. The Pettah neighborhood is famous for the Pettah Market, a series of open air bazaars and markets.

Hakgala Botanical Garden

Hakgala Botanical Garden is one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka.
The other four are Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Henarathgoda Botanical Garden, Mirijjawila Botanical Garden and Seetawaka Botanical Garden.
It is the second largest garden in Sri Lanka.
The garden is contiguous to Hakgala Strict Nature Reserve.

National Museum Of Colombo

National Museum of Colombo, also known as the Sri Lanka National Museum is one of two museums in Colombo.
It is the largest museum in Sri Lanka.
It is maintained by the Department of National Museum of the central government.

Independance Memorial Hall

Independence Memorial Hall is a national monument in Sri Lanka built for commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from the British rule with the restoration of full governing responsibility to a Ceylonese-elected legislature on February 4, 1948.

Udawattakele Forest Reserve

Udawattakele Forest Reserve, often spelled as Udawatta Kele, is a historic forest reserve on a hill-ridge in the city of Kandy. It is 104 hectares large.
During the days of the Kandyan kingdom, Udawattakele was known as "Uda Wasala Watta" in Sinhalese meaning "the garden above the royal palace".

Seetha Amman Temple

Seetha Amman Temple is located approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from Hakgala Botanical Garden and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Nuwara Eliya.
The temple is located in the village of Seetha Eliya (also known as Sita Eliya).
This place is believed to be the site where Sita was held captive by (Vikram) king Ravana, and where she prayed daily for Rama to come and rescue her in the Hindu epic, Ramayana.
On the rock face across the stream are circular depressions said to be the footprints of Lord Hanuman.

Viharamahadevi Park

Viharamahadevi Park is a public park located in Colombo, next to the National Museum in Sri Lanka.
It is the oldest and largest park of the Port of Colombo.
Situated in front of the colonial-era Town Hall building, the park is named after Queen Viharamahadevi, the mother of King Dutugamunu.

Koneswaram Temple

Koneswaram Temple is a classical-medieval Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in Trincomalee, Eastern Sri Lanka.
The temple is situated atop Konesar Malai, a promontory that overlooks the Indian Ocean, the nearby eastern coast (the Trincomalee District), as well as Trincomalee Harbour or Gokarna Bay.

Dehiwala Zoological Garden

National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka is a zoological garden in Dehiwala, Sri Lanka, founded in 1936.
Its sprawling areas are host to a variety of animals and birds.
The zoo exhibits animals but also places an emphasis on animal conservation and welfare, and education.

Nine Arches Bridge

The Nine Arch Bridge is a bridge in Sri Lanka.
It is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in the country. The construction of the bridge is generally attributed to a local Ceylonese builder, P. K. Appuhami, in consultation with British engineers.

Pigeon Island National Park

Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka.
The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, a coastal town in Eastern Province, encompassing a total area of 471.429 hectares.
The island's name derives from the rock pigeon which has colonized it.

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