where forests meets the sea
This area is home to three key ancient cities: Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Dambulla.
Anuradhapura is famous for its well-preserved ruins of an ancient Lankan civilisation dating back to the 10th century BC.
Anuradhapura was the capital of Sri Lanka until the 11th century, and is considered sacred by Buddhists.
Paradise for the sun lovers, Sri Lanka has more than 240kms of coastline with beautiful, luxurious beaches. It offers swimming, wind-surfing, sailing, canoeing, speedboat racing, diving and viewing the coral of Kandakuliya and Karaitivu. One of the “musts” in this area is to contemplate the age-old catamaran boats still used these days and the noisy markets after the catch of fish every morning.