Cities of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Cities:
Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, is its largest city and main port. Colombo may not have the sheer historical and cultural atmosphere of Kandy or the scenic beauty of Hikkaduwa, but it certainly is a good place to start a Sri Lankan sojourn.
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 months.
The capital of the southern province is a city with a colourful history. 300 year old Dutch atmosphere is still very much alive around the fort and amidst its many historical buildings not invaded by the skyscrapers. The beautiful beach of Unawatuna is just 6km south east of the city centre.