Visiting Sri Lanka in June? The month of June, when the oppressive heat of summer is starting in the northern hemisphere is a perfect month for visiting a paradise-like island of Sri Lanka. But it is also a month in which Sri Lanka gives a respite from the winter’s cold climate of the southern hemisphere.
And wondering where to go? we would like to present to you the 5 best places to visit in Sri Lanka in June.
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Hikkaduwa is a resort town on the southwestern shore of Sri Lanka best known for the seafood and as a surfing spot.
But the waters and area around the town offer much more to its visitors. One of the most popular attractions is watching little baby turtles being released into the sea in the hatchery located on the beach. Of course, those baby turtles grow up eventually and snorkeling with them is also a popular activity.
If you are not feeling like swimming, or if you have small kids, you can still enjoy the sight of these majestic creatures by hiring a “glass” bottom boat.
If you are looking for a different experience on the water, you can easily book a river safari on the Madu Ganga river or hire a small catamaran ride around the Rathgama lake.
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Located at 1,868 meters above the sea, due to its persistent temperate climate Nuwara Eliya was the favorite place of British colonists looking for a respite from the heat of the lowlands.
Featuring landmark building with preserved colonial-era architecture it is often called Little England.
It is arguably the most important place for tea production in Sri Lanka, and the lush green hills surrounding Nuwara Eliya with many tea plantations are proof of this.
Here you can lay back and enjoy some of the best teas in the world. Just 30 kilometers away is the Horton Plains, a very popular spot for hiking.
The most popular spot of this area is the World’s End, a sheer drop cliff of 1,200 meters offering a stunning view of the area below. On clear weather days, it is possible to see the Indian ocean some 82 kilometers away.
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The city of Kandy, the last capital of the Sinhalese civilization and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the Royal Palace complex is Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, a Buddhist temple where a relic of Buddha’s tooth is kept.
Because of this sacral object, this temple is one of the holiest places for Buddhists in Sri Lanka. The Royal Botanical Gardens of nearby Peradeniya are another popular attraction.
Sprawling over a half square kilometers it houses more than 4,000 plant species and a world-famous collection of orchids.
Kandy is also a starting point of one of the most iconic train rides in the world, the Kandy to Ella route.
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This is one of must things to do in Sri Lanka in June, A city located in the center of the so-called Cultural Triangle, with corners being former capital cities of Sinhalese civilization, Kandy, Polonnaruwa, and Anuradhapura; is the perfect spot for exploring the ancient history of Sri Lanka.
Especially if you have in mind that these three corners are just a little bit over an hour’s drive away. But the city itself has a few historical monuments worth seeing.
Most famous of those is the Golden Temple of Dambulla, a cave temple complex dating as far back as the 1st century BC. The cave complex is considered to be the best-preserved one in Sri Lanka.
In the vicinity of the temple complex are burial sites more than 2,700 years old, which is evidence that the ancient Sri Lankans have inhabited these caves centuries before the founding of the temple.
Just twenty minutes drive from the city center of Dambulla is the ancient fortress of Sigiriya. A citadel built in the 5th century AD on top of a 200 meters rock overlooking a sprawling ancient city on the plains surrounding it.
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Colombo is the economic capital and largest city in Sri Lanka. Because of the nearby Bandaranaike International Airport, it is always either the first or the last city people visit in Sri Lanka.
It is a city where the whole of the Sri Lankan culture is distilled and easily accessible.
From the collection of artifacts displayed in the National Museum of Colombo, artifacts dating from prehistory to modern times, over colonial-era buildings of the Fort area, to the modern commercial buildings of the city center and floating market of the Pettah neighborhood.
Among the most popular landmarks of the city is the Gangaramaya Temple, one of the most important places of Buddhist worship and learning in Sri Lanka.
Another significant temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Colombo, the Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil.
The two most popular spots for leisure and relaxation are the Old Dutch Hospital and Galle Face Green.
Old Dutch Hospital dates from around 1681 and was built by the Dutch East India Company.
Today it is a picturesque shopping and dining district featuring restored original architecture. Galle Face Green is a 5 hectares promenade along the shore.
Originally laid out by Dutch with the defensive purposes of the nearby fort, today is the most popular spot for outdoor activities in Colombo.
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