Existing in the vicinity of India and Maldives , Sri Lanka is situated as a gem surrounded by water bodies like Indian Ocean, Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. A small island town towards southern coast of Indian subcontinent is a wonderful region equipped with tremendous variety of tourists attraction including hill resorts. Some of the most interesting mountainous regions discussed below speak out for Sri Lanka's existing natural glory.
The rejuvenating climate widespread in the beautiful calm surrounding of Nuwara Eliya is a close resemblance of heaven on earth. This charming piece of attraction is found in Sri Lanka as the most alluring hill resort of the town. Settled at the height of 2000 metres, this mountainous glory is situated only 180 km from hot and humid Colombo. The famous hill resort is also referred to as 'Little England' as discovered by Sir Samuel Baker, who bestowed English village touch to the resort. With many beauteous sights for eyes, this hilly region leaves no stone unturned for becoming perfect hill resort for travelers.
Next comes the Adam's Peak, another hilly resort resting in the hill country of Sri Lanka is a 2243 metres peak. This amazing example of eco tourism is popularly known for preserving Sri Pada, the sacred footprints of divine power. Buddhists are of the opinion that the footprints are of Buddha, Hindus believe that the mark denotes Lord Shiva while Muslims say that the prints are made by Adam whereas Christians are under the impression that St. Thomas, the early apostle of India has made this mark. Irrespective of any specific decision, Adam's Peak still holds value for number of religious or common visitors to Sri Lanka.
As part of the hill country of Sri Lanka, Ratnapura serves the most fascinating route towards Sri Pada with the alluring view of nature. Also referred to as the city of gems, Ratnapura is located 1000 km from southeast of Colombo. Enclosing watered valleys, tea bushes and rubber trees in its landscape, Ratnapura beats many regions as tourists destinations. Extremely exhilarating Ratnapura also offers the fantastic view of Sinharaja Forest and Uda Walawe Wild Life Park during the journey towards Adam's Peak. This appealing place is also a trekking station for most of the tourists, which also gives the pleasure of bird watching in its natural habitat.
Elegantly situated in the midst of the hills in Kandy Plateau, Kandy emerges as the gorgeous piece of attraction for people from far off land. Centrally situated in Sri Lanka, the splendid city has Dalada Maligawa as its chief attraction, which is the sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha. This Hill Capital in Sri Lanka offers some of the most enticing views throughout the year specially in the month of August, which makes this place perfect for a romantic excursion away from home.
Horton Plains National Park
Shelter to many endemic species, Horton Plains National Park is located at an altitude of 2100-2300 metres. This tourists spot is covered with montane grasslands and cloud forests throughout the plateau, which reflects a distinct look mesmerizing the foreign observers. The special natural reserves of the plateau show up the marvelous side of this region, which is worth admiring. Further extending the note, this park is a rich domicile of extensive range of flora and fauna with mammals such as elk, giant squirrel, porcupine, leopard, deer and many more. With so much to encounter in this nature's pocket, the park stands out as the most amazing mountainous resort for its visitors.