One of the most beautiful countries of the world welcomes you

Sri Lanka Tourism

Enjoy the picturesque beauty of this wonderful land
Tourism in Sri Lanka

Rated 4.297716150081566/5 (based on 2452 reviews )

See Map

Quick Information

Best time to visit
Feb - Apr
Ideal Duration
7 - 8 Days
Visa
On Arrival
Starting from
Rs. 1,980
  • Wildlife
  • Nature
  • Sightseeing

About Sri Lanka Destinations

Officially renowned as the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, this is an island which is situated southeast of India. Sri Lanka tourism is characterized by its colonial architecture, and Buddhist temples, stunning beaches, and destinations like Colombo, Galle, Kandy, Yala National Park. Wildlife Sanctuaries with leopard and elephant populations are also some of the most popular places to visit in Sri Lanka. From stunning beaches to wildlife reserves, places in Sri Lanka draw in a huge number of travelers to its shores. Read our Sri Lanka holiday guide to learn about all major tourist attractions and things to do in Sri Lanka.

Culture of Sri Lanka

The culture of the country is diverse and has different ethnicities and their religions. The most populous and found ethnicity is Sinhalese. Tamils also have played an influential part in making the significant history of the island. Both these communities have Christians in the majority which are recent converts, keeping their traditional culture intact. Tourist destinations in Sri Lanka offer diverse cultural encounters, adventure activities, rewarding scenery, and shopping options. The Paradise Road, Galle Face Green, and Galle Road are perfect places to enjoy cheap shopping in Colombo Sri Lanka.

Top Experiences in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a vast country with so many tourist attractions, pristine landscape, and places for adventures. It is a jewel of a nation in the Indian Ocean where tourism in Sri Lanka is rapidly adjusting to the needs of the rising clients and a comprehensive range of things to offer to the international visitors.

Points of interest in Sri Lanka include a total of eight world heritage sites marked by UNESCO, including some of the temples, telling the 3000 years’ history of ancient practices and all. Some of the names to include are Sigiriya, Anuradhapura, Dambulla Cave Temple, Dambulla, Kandy, Polonnaruwa, Sinharaja and colonial fortresses like Galle, Tricolomalee. Despite the popular attractions, it has also secured some of the wilderness for their tourists, including some wild safari tours like Udawalawe National Park, Wilpattu National Wildlife Park, Ridiyagama Safari Park, Wasgamuwa National Park, and much more. You can see leopards, water buffaloes, several migratory birds, elephants, and a lot more.

Useful Travel Tips

In terms of cheap accommodations, private rooms cost at least $15 per night together with air conditioning. Sri Lankan food is cheap and very delicious. Local foods such as a dish made of chapatti and pancakes cost about $3. Different cuts of meat, eggs, vegetables, or rice will cost you about $5. Moreover, outside the key cities such as Kandy and Colombo, you will find non-Indian and Sri Lankan foods. Nevertheless, go for the local food, as it is super delicious.

Get Around in Sri Lanka

The ideal way to move within the country is by trains and Tuk-Tuk. Tuk-Tuk is quite cheap as you have to pay approximately $20 for a whole day visit. Various typical routes to travel by Tuk-Tuk are Galle to Colombo that costs $2, Kandy to Nuwara is around $2, and Jaffna to Colombo is about $3.

Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka

Tourism in Sri Lanka includes a lot of things that as a tourist you must visit to enjoy. It comprises of several things such as tasty foods, diverse culture, scenic trains, historical architectures, wildlife, and immaculate beaches. Sri Lanka is the place to get lost in incredible frescoes, water gardens, and ancient ruins of fantastic rock fortress. Further, do not miss the bravura view from the top of the rock with rolling hills, and a jungle in all directions. Fritter your vacation basking in the sun on a hammock at the small village of Mirissa. Amazingly, Mirissa is one of the most stunning beach gateways and critical revenue of Sri Lanka tourism. You will forget the real world once you enter Mirissa paradise. No wonder it has been incorporated as a great place to visit in Sri Lanka for your incredible vacation.

Those planning Sri Lanka budget tours should visit the country during the monsoon season, from May through September. Go through our listings of holiday packages to plan memorable tours of Sri Lanka

Popular Packages

Unlimited Choices. Trusted Agents. Best Prices. Happy Memories.

View All
  • Sri Lanka

    Cities:

    • Colombo
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹12,000/-

    ₹13,043/-8% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Sri Lanka

    Cities:

    • Colombo
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹12,500/-

    ₹13,736/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Sri Lanka

    Cities:

    • Colombo
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹12,500/-

    ₹13,736/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Sri Lanka

    Cities:

    • Kandy
    • Colombo
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹16,499/-

    ₹17,741/-7% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Sri Lanka

    Cities:

    • Bentota
    • Hikkaduwa
    • Unawatuna
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹17,000/-

    ₹18,478/-8% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Sri Lanka

    Cities:

    • Kandy
    • NuwaraEliya
    • Bentota
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹18,399/-

    ₹21,187/-13% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingPrivate CabComplimentary DrinksSim CardAirport Pickup-Drop
  • Sri Lanka

    Cities:

    • Kandy
    • NuwaraEliya
    • Bentota
    • Colombo
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹18,499/-

    ₹21,863/-15% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingCab Airport TransferComplimentary DrinksSim Card
  • Sri Lanka

    Cities:

    • Kandy
    • Bentota
    • Colombo
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹19,000/-

    ₹20,430/-7% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 5 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Sri Lanka

    Cities:

    • Kandy
    • NuwaraEliya
    • Bentota
    • Colombo
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹19,250/-

    ₹21,583/-11% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingPrivate CabAirport TransferSim CardStay Included
  • Sri Lanka

    Cities:

    • Dambulla
    • Colombo
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹19,399/-

    ₹21,086/-8% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Sri Lanka

    Cities:

    • NuwaraEliya
    • Bentota
    • Colombo
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹19,800/-

    ₹23,657/-16% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingPrivate CabAirport TransferSim CardStay Included
  • Sri Lanka

    Cities:

    • Kandy
    • NuwaraEliya
    • Bentota
    • Colombo
    10 Days & 9 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹19,900/-

    ₹22,359/-11% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersSim Card
  • Sri Lanka

    Cities:

    • Kandy
    • Nuwara Eliya
    • Bentota
    • Colombo
    5 Days & 4 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹22,000/-

    ₹23,913/-8% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Sri Lanka

    Cities:

    • Negombo
    • Bentota
    • Colombo
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹22,400/-

    ₹25,454/-12% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingGST includedCab Airport TransferStay Included
  • Sri Lanka

    Cities:

    • Kandy
    • Nuwara Eliya
    • Bentota
    • Colombo
    5 Days & 4 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹22,499/-

    ₹24,193/-7% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Sri Lanka

    Cities:

    • Kandy
    • Nuwara Eliya
    • Bentota
    • Colombo
    5 Days & 4 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹22,500/-

    ₹24,725/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Sri Lanka

    Cities:

    • Kandy
    • Bentota
    • Colombo
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹23,799/-

    ₹26,153/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Sri Lanka

    Cities:

    • Kandy
    • NuwaraEliya
    • Bentota
    5 Days & 4 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹24,000/-

    ₹28,210/-15% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingPrivate CabFloral DecorationComplimentary DrinksCakeSim CardAirport Pickup-Drop
  • Sri Lanka

    Cities:

    • Kandy
    • NuwaraEliya
    • Bentota
    5 Days & 4 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹24,250/-

    ₹28,099/-14% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingPrivate CabComplimentary DrinksSim Card
  • Sri Lanka

    Cities:

    • Kandy
    • Colombo
    • NuwaraEliya
    • Bentota
    7 Days & 6 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹24,300/-

    ₹24,545/-1% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included

Places To Visit In Sri Lanka

Let the experts guide you to the best of this mesmerizing destination

View All
  • Pidurutalagala in Nuwara Eliya

    Also called Mount Pedro, Pidurutalagala is the tallest peak of Sri Lanka. The Pidurutalagala height is 2,524 m. It is easily distinguishable from almost all the areas in Central Province. The Government of Sri Lanka and armed forces have built their communications array on the top of the peak. The communications array contr...

    • Sightseeing
    • Mountains
    • Adventure
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More
  • Temple of the Tooth in Kandy

    The city of Kandi earned the title World Heritage Site because of the presence of a sacred tooth relic temple, Temple of the Tooth. As the name suggests, the temple houses Lord Buddha’s tooth which had been transferred all the way from Kalinga to Kandy. It is now stationed at this temple which holds 3 pujas a day to honor a...

    • Sightseeing
    • Temple
    • Museum
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More
  • Royal Palace in Kandy

    Royal Palace of Kandy is one of the most popular places to visit in Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is a magnificent structure that will leave you awestruck like never before. Situated near the temple of the tooth, the palace is surrounded by lush greenery which gives it an aura that will make you fall in love with it the first time t...

    • Sightseeing
    • Royal Palace
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More
  • Botanical Garden in Kandy

    The Royal Botanical Gardens in Kandy was once upon a time a walking place for the Britishers and was accessible to the royals of the Kandian era. However, now everyone is allowed to take a stroll along with the lush green gardens of the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens in Kandy. The gardens are a big hit amongst visitors becaus...

    • Nature
    • Botanical Garden
    • Ideal for families
    • Ideal for friends
    Read More
  • Galle Face Green in Colombo

    Galle Face Green is a stretch of 1,600 feet of blissful greenery and peace. Occupying over twelve acres of land, this urban park was originally built much bigger than it is today. It is still used for golfing, but back in the day, it was used as cricket, rugby, football, polo, and tennis grounds as well for horse racing. In...

    • Sightseeing
    • Nature
    • Gardens
    Read More

Things To Do In Sri Lanka

Your list of the best things to do, compiled on the basis of actual traveler experiences

View All
  • Minneriya National Park in Sigiriya

    Sri Lanka is a beautiful island country rich in wildlife. It is a land known for its flora and fauna. With quite a range of national parks, it offers some of the best wildlife tours to visitors. One such park that is known for its safaris is Minneriya National Park. Minneriya National Park was announced a wildlife sanctuary...

    • Sightseeing
    • National Park
    • Wildlife
    • Adventure
    • Ideal for families
    Read More
  • Hiking at Horton Plains National Park in Kandy

    Horton Plains, located on the southern plateau of Sri Lanka is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to the famous Horton Plains National Park which is one of the major tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. The climate here is exactly like a Montane Forest, the temperature varies between 14 to 16 degrees centigrade almost th...

    • Hiking
    • Adventure Activities
    • Nature
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More
  • Spice Garden in Kandy

    Known as the land of spices, Sri Lanka is renowned for producing spices. More than 10 variety of spices are cultivated and can be found in Sri Lanka and most of these are exported. When visiting the beautiful country you should make sure you do not miss out on these fascinating and beautiful Spice gardens in Sri Lanka. Visi...

    • Sightseeing
    • Spice Garden
    • Nature
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More
  • Shanthipura View Point in Nuwara Eliya

    Shanthipura is considered to be the highest village in the North East region of Sri Lanka and can be accessed from the Nuwara Eliya Kandy road. Situated on an altitude of 7339 ft on the stunning Kikiliyamana Mountain road from Nuwara Eliya and at the bottom of a hill, Shanthipura is a little village gives a panoramic view o...

    • Adventure
    • Scenic views
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    • Nature
    Read More
  • Nuwara Eliya Golf Club in Nuwara Eliya

    The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club is situated in Nuwara Eliya and from the region of Gregory Lake it is within the distance of 2.8 km. This Club was founded in 1889 and is amongst the oldest clubs for golf in Asia. If you are fond of golf history, Nuwara Eliya Golf Club will provide you a once in a lifetime experience. After the R...

    • Golf Course
    • Adventure
    • Nature
    • Ideal for friends
    Read More

How to Reach Sri Lanka

Read about the best & quickest routes to save time & money, as suggested by our travelers

By Air

Colombo International Airport (CMB) is the main point of entry for international travelers in Sri Lanka. The availability of domestic flights in Sri Lanka is limited as most of the cities are quite near to each other. Direct flights from Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Chennai are available by Air India, Jet Airways, and SriLankan Airlines. India to Sri Lanka flight duration may vary from 90 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes depending on the airport.

However, some of the prime flight zones are from Ampara, Bentota river, Colombo, Hatton, Jaffna, Kandy, Anuradhapura, Katugastota, Kelaniya, Koggala, Mahaweli, Weerala, Sigiriya, Trincomalee etc. The airlines that religiously serve Sri Lanka are like Jet Airways, Singapore airlines, Turkish Airlines, Spice jet airlines etc.

By Train

Once you scout you will get the detail travel time of the buses that majorly includes routes like Negombo, Galle, while there is a direct bus route from the Colombo to Kandy. For every hour the buses travel for forty to fifty kilometers. However, the speed lifts up as the drivers are set to wheel on the plane lands to 60 to 70 kilometers. But again the speed slows down to 20 km in the hilly areas.

By Road

In Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Railways runs throughout the island. A train ride is more relaxing as compared to other rides. In fact, the first class train ticket in Sri Lanka does not go beyond $15.35. In Sri Lanka, there are three rail lines, including South from Colombo, East from Colombo, and North from Colombo. One can book regular class or an AC class depending upon the distance of your location and hours of travel.

Our experts would love to create a package just for you!

Fill in your requirements here >

Your Preferences

Where do you want to go?

<>
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

2019

    Fastest Growing Holiday Marketplace

    650+

    Verified Agents

    22 Lac+

    Happy Travellers

    65+

    Destinations

    Easy, Secure & Reliable

    Traveltriangle

    Verified

    Stringent

    Quality Control

    24/7

    Support

    Authentic Traveler Reviews

    Read on to find out why our customers love us!

    TS

    Thiruvasagam Subramanian

    Dubai - united arab emirates

    Thiruvasagam's 4 days trip to Sri Lanka

    Tour planning very bad and mostly they are using us for marketing their products rather than our leisure

    DT

    Dayspring Technologies Pvt Ltd

    Bengaluru

    Dayspring's 4 days trip to Sri Lanka

    We had a great holiday with Travel Triangle. I was worried how they are going to manage our big group. But as promised they made sure everything was taken care on timely manner. Geeth is the man behind the scene, he was very helpful & co-ordinating while planning my Trip, while I was in trip too. I would higlhly recommend them for anyone looking out a trip to Sri Lanka.

    RR

    Rajesh Ramchandra Bhate

    Pune

    Rajesh's 5 days trip to Sri Lanka

    Quotations received in adequate numbers. Agents were responsive and helped us in customising the tour as per our expectations. But some agencies quoted without looking at the preferences given by us. So they were irrelevant and had to be rejected. Travel triangle website however needs to be improved. The rejected quotes must not appear again and again. The chat box does not work properly and you continue to see notification prompt even after we have cleared it ( this was observed in mobile app ). Balance all fine.

    SV

    Shivali Vij

    Sri lanka

    Shivali's 9 days trip to Sri Lanka

    Rating - 3 Shanil was our agent from travco and helped us chose and built an itinerary. however, the complete job post-payment was left to Janaka, our driver. Every time we reached out for a question- we were told to consult Janaka, Janaka drove well and showed up on time always, however, he did not explain the itinerary properly, talked rudely, asked us not to ask questions, skipped few spots like a strawberry garden, botanical garden, we weren't given the fee massage as promised, and the city tour was from inside the car. He forced us to go to places of his choosing - like gemstone showrooms where he might be getting a commission. He also made unexpected stops in the trip to lunch places of his choice, rather than ours. He also told us to walk to nine arc bridge when cars were going. The price quoted by Travco for activities like Whale watching and Yala safari was 2X more than the market price. We went with outside vendors and had a great experience - saw 2 leopards as well Hotels given were very good expect Galadari who had a really bad buffet for a 5 star Otherwise, Sri Lanka is very beautiful and we enjoyed the trip.

    HD

    Herry Dhawan

    Dubai

    Herry's 6 days trip to Sri Lanka

    Loved it. The last leg in Ella was a bit low, everything else was perfect :)

    TB

    Tania Bhattacharya

    Sector 51

    Tania's 2 days trip to Sri Lanka

    Very well managed travel. It was a short visit and it was seemless. The hotel rooms were good and cab driver was very courteous. Our stay at Galle and Bentota sightseeing

    PA

    Peter Antony Josephine

    Chennai

    Peter's 4 days trip to Sri Lanka

    It was a well organised trip , the driver helped us with what we like Mr Faris was kind and patient , my booking agent Shivangi was excellent and very very helpful , it was an awesome trip Landscapes

    NK

    Narendra K Joshi

    Delhi

    Narendra's 8 days trip to Sri Lanka

    The booking experience and the trip experience were both good. Though travel triangle was not much involved in any of the pre or post booking process. Infact after I raised the travel request on travel triangle platform, it took them a lot of time to respond back. Even after the booking was completed, some vital information like mandatory e-visa needs to be applied for Sri Lanka, this information was not communicated properly by travel triangle folks. Overall a very good experience with the vendor on the land package but an ok experience with travel triangle.

    KU

    Kavita Uday Arora

    Mumbai

    Kavita's 6 days trip to Sri Lanka

    Great service by travel triangle and my travel agent..would highly recommend..

    PW

    Piyush Wankhede

    Maharashtra

    Piyush's 7 days trip to Sri Lanka

    It was excellent Srilanka honeymoon vacation planned by Abhijeet Bais from travel triangle and Nipuni from Overa tours Srilanka all things managed properly in advanced communication and coordination with proper guidance and also Chamika our Chauffeur has done excellent job 24 by 7 he was there to serve us nice hybrid car neat and clean focused on our safety and time management all hotels was excellent with nice location and ambiance, Srilanka is really very beautiful with various location nice people neat and clean rules and regulation and safety hence looking forward more journey plan with travel triangle.

    Want best packages handpicked just for you?

    Fill the form and get a callback from our holiday experts

    FAQ's of Sri Lanka

    Read on to find out why our customers love us!

    Sri lanka is located in the Indian Ocean, covered by the Arabian Sea towards the southeast and by the Bay of Bengal towards the southwest.

    Except for monsoon season, any time of the year is ideal to visit Colombo. The monsoon season in Sri Lanka lasts from June to September.

    Sigiriya, Temple of the Tooth, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, National Museum of Colombo, St. Lucia’s Cathedral, and Galle Face Green are major points of interest in Sri Lanka. 

    Sri Lanka is one of the safest countries to visit in Asia. There aren’t any significant security issues in Sri Lanka, except a few areas up north. It is not to travel during monsoon in Sri Lanka.

    Yes. Indian nationals must get a visa and passport for Sri Lanka. 

    How It Works

    1

    Personalise This Package

    Make changes as per your travel plan & submit the request.

    2

    Get Multiple Quotes

    Connect with top 3 agents, compare quotes & customize further.

    3

    Book The Best Deal

    Pay in easy installments & get ready to enjoy your holiday.