Ratnapura, meaning city of gems, is the gem city of Sri Lanka. Ratnapura is of interest among tourists as it is the starting point of the hilly region of Sri Lanka. Travellers use Ratnapura as the halting point for trekking and bird watching activities. The unique location of Ratnapura also makes it very scenic and charming. There are also plenty of waterfalls for tourists to visit around Ratnapura, like Bopath Ella falls and Katugas falls.
Ratnapura also acts as the transit point for tourists planning to visit Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak), Sinharaja Rain forest and Uda Walawe National Park.