Sri Lanka is home to some of the greatest religious and cultural tourism sites that mark the presence of the religious and cultural diversity of Sri Lanka island. The most famous of these tourist sites is the cultural triangle that includes Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Kandy. Tourists especially Buddhist travelers frequently visit Sri Lanka to visit the Buddhist temples and dagobas that have a noted history of more than 2000 years.
Anuradhapura (206 km from Colombo) is a very important site for travellers that holds importance from both pilgrimage and heritage angle. Anuradhapura has many archaeological treasures including Buddhist temples and dagobas.
Polonnaruwa (142 km from Colombo) is Sri Lanka’s second ancient capital with several monuments, that though in ruins, still give a living experience of the grandeur and marvel of this ancient city.
Dambulla is an ancient site that has remarkable cave temples filled with murals and paintings depicting the life of Lord Buddha.
Kandy (116 km from Colombo) is nestled amidst lush mountains in north Sri Lanka, which is home to sacred relic of tooth of Lord Buddha.
Adams Peak, also known as Sri Pada, is a 2240 m high holy peak that has a huge footprint which is believed to be that of God by all religions.
Mihintale is an important site among Buddhist tourists that is known to be the place where Buddhist monk Mahinda met King Devanampiyatissa, who introduced Buddhism to Sri Lanka.