Popularly known as the `city of gems`, Ratnapura is the main gem-mining city in Sri Lanka. Located right on the crossroads between the Hill Country and the Southern Plains, the city boasts a scenic setting.
For most Ratnapura is the ideal hub for exploring the various natural attractions around the area. Popular excursions include the virgin rainforests of the Sinharaja Forest Reserve, the Uda Walawe National Park, white water rafting in Kitulgala and the famous Adams Peak. The town features a bustling market area where gem dealers play a prominent role. The area is hilly and scenic with a mix of tea plantations, paddy fields, and silvery streaks of cascading waters affording an enchanting holiday destination.
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From $61 per night
The Rathnaloka Tour Inn in Ratnapura has been in business since 1978. The hotel has been refurbished to main its quality and to be updated with curren...
From $53 per night
The Tappers Village Estate Bungalow is located in the midst of lush tea and rubber plantations surrounded by mountains and waterfalls nearby. The bung...
The Cinnamon Villa enjoys a rustic village setting in Pahalagama in Ellawala in the gem district Ratnapura. Situated on the crest of a hill the proper...