If you are planning for a sojourn in the enchanting land of Sri Lanka in January, be prepared to be surprised by the mesmerizing beauty of the place, its rich wildlife, warm hospitality, and heavenly food. From the temples to the charming weather, from the blessed nature to the urban parks and beaches, to the most humble neighborhoods, this beautiful island county of Sri Lanka will treat you to the essence of the country.
Unlike other places in the world, Colombo is the only place where the temperature is humid in nature and at times can be rather warm unless there is a sudden shower to cool of the place. Having said that, enjoy the best of this weather as you explore some of the most popular places to visit in Moratuwa in January.
Best Places To Visit In Moratuwa In January
Make the most out of this amazing weather on this Sri Lankan island and explore these stunning places to visit in Moratuwa in January.
1. Mount Lavinia
Whether it is a boat ride or an elephant ride, Mount Lavinia is one of the best beaches to visit in Sri Lanka. Apart from having all the striking features of a beach, Mount Lavinia is a perfect destination to enjoy a great beach holiday. Turtle Conservation Project is one of the most popular aquatic projects in Sri Lanka. While here, enjoy an elephant ride and explore the beautiful city, go scuba diving and snorkeling in the blue waters or visit the Sri Lanka Air Force Museum.
Location: Mount Lavinia Beach, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Timing: January to March and August to November
Entry Fee: NA
2. Attidiya Bird Sanctuary
This is one of the only place in the entire city that is known for providing shelter to a minimum of 50 different species of birds. This includes both migratory and local birds. Here you will be able to witness a large number of butterflies, water monitors, insects and other types of birds. But what is sure to get your attention is the mud strewn paths of the sanctuary which adds to the rustic but natural charm of the place. You should also keep in mind that while the biodiversity of this place by any place near it but this place is complete with tonnes of mosquitoes so make sure to cover yourself up while visiting this place.
Location: At Boralesgamuwa in Colombo.
Timings: 9 pm throughout the day but early mornings and evenings are best to visit migratory birds. Visit between December and January to see the beautiful migratory birds.
Entry Fee: Free.
3. Duruthu Perahera
Marking the beginning of Buddhist calendar in Sri Lanka, this grand procession in the month of January (Duruthu) is one of the greatest & most glorious cultural traditional festivals in Sri Lanka, attended with great enthusiasm by devotees and tourists alike. Duruthu Perahera is celebrated to commemorate Gautam Buddhas first visit to the country 2500 years ago, with 3-day long festivities at Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya. You can witness a magnificent spectacle on the final day with decked up and bejeweled elephants, acrobats, singer, drummers & torch-bearers conjuring up a grand procession.
Location: Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya, Colombo (8 kms away)
Timing: Full moon day in January
Entry Fee: NA
4. Galle Face Green
Once a line of fire for the army of Dutch, Galle Face Green is a marvelous open space and an urban park that allows the travelers to enjoy a massive space of the 12 acres, and a shimmering coastline of about 500 meters. Just like the Marine Drive in Mumbai and Kochi, this promenade is one of the best places to visit in Colombo for couples, friends, and families alike. Stroll on the beach, soak the goodness of the sun, meet new people, relish the local Sri Lankan cuisine, and much more at Galle Face Green.
Location: Galle Road, Colombo
Timings: Monday to Sunday – 24 Hours
Entry Fee: NA
5. Beddagana Wetland Park
Of all the tourist places in Colombo, Beddagana Wetland Park is considerably a new addition which is aimed to protect the land from floods and improve the local’s quality of life by the Government of Sri Lanka. Apart from being one of the best places to visit in Colombo, strolling around Beddagana also happens to be one of the most romantic things to do in Sri Lanka that surrounds the travelers with lush grasslands, impressive vegetation, and wildlife.
Location: 139 Rampart Road, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Colombo
Timings: Monday to Sunday – 6 am to 6 pm
Entry Fee: INR 50 per person
Sri Lanka is a great holiday destination, no matter what the season, the climate of time of the year is. No matter how many times you have visited this island, there will always be something to surprise you every time you visit Sri Lanka. Plan your trip to this mesmerizing place this January and explore some of the most happening events and places to visit in Moratuwa in January.
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