Anuradapura was a first capital city in srilanka. In 377 BC, King Pandukabhaya (437–367 BC) made it his capital and developed it into a prosperous city.Anuradhapura (Anurapura) was named after the minister who first established the village and after a grandfather of Pandukabhaya who lived there. Anuradhapura was the capital of all the monarchs who ruled the country during in the Anuradhapura Kingdom It is the one of world heritage site in srilanka. There are many historical archeological places to visit
Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka's splendid medieval capital was established as the first city of the land in the 11th Century, A.D. It replaced Anuradhapura, plundered made desolate, and laid hopelessly bare to the invading armies from South India. Three Kings dominate the annals of the city and the period.
The last royal capital of Sri Lanka is a major tourist destination. (465 meters above sea level). Kandy Famous for the Temple of the Tooth and many other temples the city could be called the cultural capital of the island Once capital of the ancient Singhalese kingdom, this bustling town is the cultural and spiritual heart of Sri Lanka. Set around a scenic lake, nestled among surrounding forested hills, it is a charming and atmospheric place to explore. Highlight is the Buddhist Temple of the Sacred Tooth, containing a symbolic relic of Lord BuddhaNearby Kandy Perahera, the pageant of the temple of tooth where Buddha's tooth is kept is held either in July or August each year to parade the golden caskets is a must see itenary if one is visiting Sri Lanka during these month attractions include the beautiful Peradeniya Botanic Gardens, Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage, a number of Kandyan-era temples, tea and spice plantations are major tourist destination.
Dambulla cave temple is the world heritage site in srilanka, situated in the Matale District, Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated 148 km north-east of Colombo and 72 km north of KandyThis is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The area is thought to be inhabited from as early as the 7th to 3rd century BC. Statues and paintings in these caves date back to the 1st century BC. But the paintings and statues were repaired and repainted in 11th, 12th, and 18th century AD. There total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues of gods and goddesses.
Galle is the capital and the largest city of Southern Province, Sri Lanka. Galle is the main city in the most southerly part of the island, with a population of around 100 000, and is connected by rail to Colombo and Matara Built during the Dutch colonial period as the main trading port, this walled city with its gateways, ramparts and bastions(116 km south of Colombo), The Galle fort is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers . Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in south and southeast Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and south Asian traditions.
Kataragama a popular pilgrimage destination frequented by adherents of all religions in Sri Lanka. The main shrine devoted to Skanda popularly described in eulogies as God having six faces and twelve arms whose assistance is sought for worldly gain. The history of the shrine dates back to 2 century BC. The annual procession held in July or August is the main event of the shrine with fire walkers and Kawadi dancers. Offering to the got are made at 4.30am 10.30am and 6.30pm daily.