Places to Visit in Sri Lanka- Sri Lanka Tourism Guide


Sri Lanka is a beautiful and magical island located next to the Indian Ocean. It is called teardrop of India because it slides near the tapering tip of India at the south. Also called the pearl of the Indian Ocean, this country filled with diversity, culture and natural beauty, you will find a variety of tropical beaches, heritage sites, holy temples, gorgeous churches, museums, forts, national parks and plenty of other relics from the main religion, Buddhism…Read More

If you are an ardent lover of animals, Sri Lanka is the place for you. From bathing and riding on the elephants in the zoos and rainforests to greeting the whales in the water, you will have a unique experience with these animals. The lush greenery here calls for beautiful rides and sites to visit and hop onto. Nature here is at its best. So ensure that exploring the lush greenery and mesmerizing forests is on your list.

Divers and swimmers (even those who can’t swim but love to relax in the water) can enjoy water activities in the clear blue waters that surround this beautiful country.

Crabs is one cuisine who shouldn’t miss due to the variety of ways it is cooked in. The food here is such a delight as you get to eat varieties of seafood, meat and local Lankan cuisine like traditional curries, rotis and more.

Shopping here is in abundance. You can either choose to buy branded and luxurious items or the simple souvenirs and handicrafts. Sri Lanka is famous for tea. So make sure to take some tea powder and spices back home.

Each city here is unique with its own culture, character and diverse nature. The top cities to visit in Sri Lanka are –

  • Colombo
  • Galle
  • Kandy
  • Sigiriya
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • Bentota
  • Dambulla
  • Jaffna
  • Mirissa
  • Anuradhapura
  • Trincomalee

There are many other cities that offer equal tourism and places to visit coupled with natural beauty, cultural heritage and cuisine.

Sri Lanka’s tourist attractions include Sri Dhalada Maligawa and Peradeniya Gardens in Kandy, whale watching in Mirissa, village watching in Nuwara Eliya, Anuradhapura Temple, beaches in Galle, various botanical and zoological gardens, explore Jaffna and the northern islands, wildlife safari in Yala National Park and Minneriya National Park, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, bird watching at Kumana, etc. there are many attractions declared as world heritage sites and there are many monuments that are archeologically protected. The list is never ending but the above listed ones are the ones you shouldn’t miss.

The country also has various festivals and dance art and performances to engage into and watch.

The one thing you shouldn’t miss when you come to this beautiful country is the train ride from Colombo to Jaffna.

It is easy to reach Sri Lanka via flight. The Bandaranaike International Airport is the main airport to land. The sea route too is available but not recommended during the monsoon due to rough weather.

Best time to visit Sri Lanka is during December to April which is considered the ideal time. Otherwise, one can arrive here anytime during the year.

The local currency used is Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR). English is widely spoken here so there are no issues if you don’t know the local languages which are Tamil and Sinhala.

It is said that due to the diversity found here right from the food to the travel to the endless points of tourism and attractions, it will be wrong to not add this beautiful country to your travel list.

Being India’s neighbor, this island nation is indeed a right choice for an ideal vacation for honeymoon goers, with the family or even just with your friends.

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