One of Bandarawela’s most captivating sites, St. Anthony's Church is quite a beautiful place of worship. With a distinctive rock exterior set amidst charming greenery, it is much like a quaint countryside church one may find in England.
Constructed by Niponzan Myohoji monks, the Japanese Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist stupa with a rather distinctive design. It is one of four peace pagodas on the island and was built to inspire peace amongst all races and creeds.
The Dowa Temple is a sacred site that is said to date back more than 2,000 years. Among the highlights here is a partially completed Buddha statue carved into the rock, a cave with ancient murals and over 20 statues of Lord Buddha.
Named after a Scottish tea planter, Lipton’s Seat offers one of the best viewpoints of the Hill Country. Those arriving just before sunrise will be rewarded with some awe-inspiring panoramas of the misty mountain landscapes beyond.
Ella is a charming town that is cradled amid the misty hills in Badulla District, Sri Lanka. It hides picturesque landscapes and captivating sights that can leave you mesmerised for hours. Ella is perfect for capturing photos that are just perfect to add some colour to your Instagram feed.
A Tudor style country house, Adisham Monastery is run by Benedictine monks and is an enchanting place where time seems to stand still. One can visit certain parts of the house as well as explore the site’s idyllic gardens & orchards.
The iconic Nine Arches Bridge is completely built out of bricks and rocks and dates back to British colonial days. You can hike beside the railway track to get to some of the best vantage points of this ingeniously constructed bridge.
Ravana Falls is one of the widest waterfalls in the country and is a truly stunning sight especially during the rainy season. Part of its allure is the fact that a nearby cave is linked with a legend from the Indian epic, the Ramayana.
The country’s highest waterfall, the 863-foot high Bambarakanda Falls is surrounded by a pine forest. Visitors can trek to the summit or head to the base of the falls, a perfect spot for a picnic or a dip in one of the natural pools.
Diyaluma Falls is set amidst lush green landscapes and is one of the most picturesque natural spectacles in the region. For an up close look, one can hike to the top of the falls which offers some spectacular views.