Visit North Central Province

The North Central Province of Sri Lanka is a historically and culturally rich area. Located in the heart of the country, it's home to several important monuments from the Anuradhapura era, including Ruwanweliseya and Thuparamaya Dagobas. The province also hosts some of Sri Lanka's most spectacular wildlife, including thousands of migratory birds at Wilpattu National Park and elephant herds at Minneriya National Park.

One must-visit location in this province is Sigiriya Rock Fortress. This fortress was built by King Kasyapa during 477-495 CE as his royal citadel and palace. Visitors can admire ancient frescoes depicting life size figures in vibrant colors while enjoying stunning views from the topmost rock terrace. A visit to Mihintale is also highly recommended, as this mountain peak marks one of Buddhism's most important sites - where Arahant Mahinda met King Devanampiyatissa in 247 BCE to introduce Buddhism to Sri Lanka for the first time.