City of Gems

Sri Lanka is ranked as the top five gem-bearing nations in the world, for its greatest concentration of gems found most parts of the island especially from Ratnapura, literary the meaning is city of gems. It is the centre of a long-established industry of precious stone mining including rubies, sapphires, and other gems and also a major crossroad between southern plains and the hill country to the east. The mining operation for gems has been a one of major tourist attractions and visiting the privately-owned gem museums in the area. Scenery around the town is excellent and charming.

Sinharaja

Sinharaja- one of the World’s Heritage Sites of the country is the last remaining portion of rain forest of the country. This has been a popular tourist destination for its' unique value for bird watching, research and for curiosity. Being a research incubator due to rich bio diversity it is famous among the scientists and an eco lovers' paradise for the vast number of flora and fauna. The Sinharaja covers an area of more than 11000 hectares has been regarded as a valued area from the days of the kings. Logging, game hunting and gem mining are still a threat to the forest while the government is very much involved in conservation of the forest.

Udawalawa

The Udawalawa tourism zone is located in the dry zone of Sabaragamuwa province linking Uva and southern province. Udawalawe national park as the dominating attraction and many natural and manmade attractions such as fauna and flora, archaeological sites, tanks and reservoir, agricultural farms, community and culture and etc. Wildlife, Agro Tourism, Prehitoric Tourism, Nature Tourism, and Community based Tourism, Farm Tourism, Prison Tourism would be prominent recreational activities in the zone.

samanala

The unique diversified Samanala tourism region is reclined from world’s end mountain range and located in Ratnapura district beside the Colombo –  Badulla and Balangoda – Kalthota roads, and encompasses with amazing nonpareil climb, beautiful landscapes, rivers,  waterfall, reservoir, forest, wildlife, traditional villages and  prehistoric and historical places, power station  and many more natural and manmade attractions.  The zone is blended and abundant to offer nature exploration, geo tourism, ecotourism, agro-tourism, inland aquatic tourism, adventure tourism, wildlife tourism, prehistoric and historic tourism, cultural tourism, peace tourism, community based tourism etc. Moreover the Samanala zone can be reached very easily from Nuwara Eliya, Bandarawela and down south destinations.

ma-Oya

The picaresque atmosphere and the action plenty visitor attraction fall out around Sri Lanka's longest brook Ma-Oya . This region shows you nature at its very best, the country's greenness as you have never experienced before. Country view, agriculture, pure water shed, hospitality, industrial farming as well as agriculture are condensed into one piece of land.

Dedigama

This region shows you nature at its very best, the country's greenness as you have never experienced before. Country view, agriculture, pure water shed, hospitality, industrial farming as well as agriculture are condensed into one piece of land. In addition, this zone offers you a range of exciting experiences inspired both from nature as well as from culture not forgetting what it can give you historically.

Sithawaka

Environment friendly habitats and a region full of adventure the potential that Seethawaka promises to its viewer a higher magnitude of beauty, peace and quietness. Though not fully explored as a major tourism attraction in the country, Seethawaka has been historically, sociologically and culturally admired both locally and overseas by many careful visitors over a long history. There are many religious monuments scattered all over the region and environments hot spots are very easy to explore. This is perhaps the easiest access from the main city having also an easy way to find accommodation.