West Coast

Adam’s Bridge

The epic legendary tale of Ramayana reveals a story regarding a bridge connecting India with Sri Lanka. It does exist although encased with many misconceptions about its origins.

Mannar Bird Sanctuary

Mannar Bird Sanctuary is situated in Mannar in the northern province of Sri Lanka. This wetland area of 4,800 hectares was declared as a sanctuary in the year 2008. It is a popular sanctuary in the Northern Province especially for the migrating waterfowl.

Yodha Wewa

The Yodha Wewa in Mannar is one of the largest tanks in the island and was it was built by King Dhatusena (459-477) by damming and diverting water from the Malwatu-oya.

Mannar Fort

History lovers can find a big andmark of the past era by visiting the Mannar Fort in Sri Lanka. Renowned by the names, Mark Kai and Mannaram Balakotuwa in Tamil and Sinhalese languages respectively, this fort is a major landmark on Mannar Island.

Madukanda Viharaya

According an article by Lieutenant Colonel Chandana Weerakoon, Among the 83 rock inscriptions in Vavuniya, 58 belong to the era of Nandimitra while the others belong to the fifth Century and 12th Century.

Mannar Island

Mannar district which belongs to the Northern Province of Sri Lanka consists of an area that is part of the mainland and Mannar island – the largest islet in the country. The road to Mannar is through the dry zone of Sri Lanka.

Jethawanaramaya Stupa

Jethawanaramaya Stupa is one of the tallest stupa of Sri Lanka. The stupa was constructed by the King Mahasen, between the years 273 – 301. The Jethawanaramaya stupa holds the relic of the Lord Buddha’s sash or the waist tie.

Isinbassagala Temple

Isinbassagala is an offbeat tourist location that is about 21.4 kilometres away from the center of Vavuniya. Perched on a hill, the grand Stupa and the Buddha temple offer a panoramic view of the rolling landscapes available all around.

Archeological Museum Vavuniya

The Archeological Museum of Vavuniya is founded, owned, and maintained by the Department of Archeology of Sri Lanka. Unlike its counterparts from the ancient cities, the museum happens to have a modest collection of several antiques.

Bopath Falls

The Bopath Falls cascades in the shape of a bo (Ficus religiosa) tree (hence its name) and is the most comprehensively studied fall in Sri Lanka. Its source is the Kurugana River that later joins the Kaluganga River at Kurugaomaodara.

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