Last updated on March 8th, 2020 at 05:01 am
The Stunning Beauty of Hill Central of Sri Lanka! We are traveling towards the top of the Central of Sri Lanka. However, country to the North Central Valley of the Kings, mountains covered with lush subtropical forests disappear under the glare of the sun. After all, giving way to acres of light green carpets of paddy dotted with towering ancient white stupas and fed with oceans like human-made reservoirs locally known as Wewa( tanks).
Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Located in the southwest of Sri Lanka, this reserve is home to many rare trees as well as amphibians, birds, mammals, and insects, all of which are endemic to the region. Furthermore, this is the only stretch of tropical rainforest that remains unmolested and under protection. This bio-reserve is world renown and has been a World Heritage Site since 1988. Don’t miss this natural gem!
Pinnawala Elephants Orphanage
Pinnawala is located between Kandy and Colombo in the Kegalle District. The village is famous for its elephant orphanage, which is one of only a few in the world. The orphanage was first opened in 1975 to take care of baby elephants that were left to fend for themselves in the wild. In 1982, the Department of National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka introduced an elephant breeding program. Today, there are close to Over One Hundred Elephants.
There is also a brand new open-air zoo right down the road from the orphanage. A lovely day trip for animal lovers!
Central of Sri Lanka Horton Plains National Park
Designated a national park in 1988, this protected area in the central highlands of Ohiya is covered by lush forest and sits in the shadows of the second and third highest mountains in the country (Kirigalpotta – 2395 m and Totapola – 2359 m). There is something just a bit eerie, but also beautiful about the plains. With misty lakes, waterfalls, dense forestry and wildlife (it is common to see herds of deer), the hiking here does feel like quite the adventure. Two of the top tourist attractions are Baker’s Falls and World’s End.
Water Falls in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is home to many tropical waterfalls; however, most of the waterfalls located in the center of the country. Because of the center filled with mountains. Baker’s Falls is a cascading waterfall with a height of about 20 m, and World’s End is a breathtaking cliff with a drop-off of about 1,200 m (don’t look down!). There is also a smaller World’s End with a decline of about 300 m.
Central of Sri Lanka Best Attractions
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