the research guide for independent travellers in Asia
'Western Sri Lanka'
'Southern Sri Lanka'
'North Western Sri Lanka'
'North Eastern Sri Lanka'
'North Central Sri Lanka'
'Northern Sri Lanka'
'Central Sri Lanka'
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Colombo is the largest city and commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Situated on the Indian Ocean, it is a major port, and travellers are attracted by its rich colonial heritage and diversity of cultures.
Western Sri Lanka destinations
Western Sri Lanka
The Western region includes the capital Colombo and some popular beach resorts.
The Uva Province consists of the Badulla and Moneragala districts and is a highland region with several tourist attractions.
Southern Sri Lanka destinations
Southern Sri Lanka
The Southern region comprises of 3 districts (Galle, Hambantota, Matara) and includes popular beaches and the Yala and Udawalawe National Parks.
Sabaragamuwa is a landlocked region in Sri Lanka comprising of Kegalle District and Ratnapura District.
North Western Sri Lanka destinations
North Western Sri Lanka
The North Western region with its capital Kurunegala is known mainly for its numerous coconut plantations.
North Eastern Sri Lanka destinations
North Eastern Sri Lanka
The North Eastern region covers the coastal areas along the east coast facing the Bay of Bengal.
North Central Sri Lanka destinations
North Central Sri Lanka
North Central Province is a province in Sri Lanka. The capital is Anuradhapura.
Northern Sri Lanka destinations
Northern Sri Lanka
The Northern Province with its capital Jaffna is slowly opening up to tourism again after the Tamil civil war.
Central Sri Lanka destinations
Central Sri Lanka
The Central Province of Sri Lanka consists primarily of mountainous terrain and produces much of the famous Ceylon tea.
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