3 astonishing places you need to visit in Sri Lanka Ringed by a golden palm-fringed coastline, Sri Lanka, just off south of India is a place of many wonders. The interior of the island is marked by spectacular mountainous wilderness, giant waterfalls, rivers, lakes and jungled hinterlands where elephants and leopards roam. The highlands in the middle are where world’s best tea comes from. Visiting Sri Lanka in itself is a journey of a lifetime but if you want to be properly mesmerised you have to know where to go and what to see. Tailor-made tours in Sri Lanka are the best way to make sure you don’t miss out on these five amazing places we are going to talk about. The Cultural Triangle – Obviously, Sri Lanka would have this. Steeped in history and a rich culture this country has some of the most unusual UNESCO heritage sights. The Triangle consists of the ancient kingdoms of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Kandy. Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa are located in the north central province while Kandy towers above the rest in the central province. The famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress, historic ruins of the sacred city of Anuradhapura including majestic pagodas and the oldest human-planted tree in the world, and the stone temples of the ancient garden city of Polonnaruwa are all located in one staggering area of cultural importance. The only way to navigate through this area is to find a tour provider that includes the Cultural Triangle in their tailor-made tours in Sri Lanka. And at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy you can witness the unique religious rituals performed daily. Sinharaja forest reserve – The rain forest is something special found in tropical regions. It is a mysterious and beautiful place with abundant of nature to give and receive. More than 60% of Sinharaja’s trees are endemic and many of it is rare. It is home to more than 50% of Sri Lanka’s endemic species. The thick green canopied forest does not disappoint. Udawalawe National Park – Tailor-made tours in Sri Lanka normally carry the national park tag, but this is where you need to go if you are after the majestic sights of the Asian elephants. There are more than 350 elephants in the Park and they can be seen all year round. The elephants come to drink, bathe and frolic in the Udawalawe Reservoir, which is a sight to behold. Sri Lanka isn’t just about the beaches, although the beaches are lovely and balmy, so next time you visit this exotic gem, make sure these places are on your list, because you have to see them to believe in the magic.