Places To Visit In Sri Lanka
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Tourist Places in Sri Lanka
Between golden sand beaches and tropical rainforests, the island is home to Colombo, Galle, Kandy, and Sigiriya which make up the top places to visit in Sri Lanka. Buddhist temples, wildlife reserves, colonial heritage, and beach destinations. Sri Lanka is one of the most fascinating and thrilling places you can visit. It is a stunning, frenzied and an incredible melting point of history and culture. The elephants at the Pinnawala, the rock fortress at Sigiriya, and Adam's Peak are places to see in Sri Lanka if you love nature. Make sure that you visit these Sri Lanka points of interest, when planning your itinerary.Beach destinations and wildlife reserves are some of the popular places to visit in Sri Lanka in December as the rainfall is less frequent. Yala National Park is the perfect place to see the big cats of this fantastic country. The national park is the world's largest concentration of leopards and aquatic birds. Other animals such as critters, crocodiles, and monkeys are seen running around the forest and grassy plains of the park. Yala is situated on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka. Minneriya National Park is among major Sri Lanka attractions which is renowned for its elephant gathering in August.
Galle is a one-stop place where tourists take in all sounds and sights. One of the most beautiful places in Sri Lanka, the 16th-century Galle Fort is a gem studded with lots of cafes, eateries, and substantial cobblestoned roads. Ensure you have caught the sunset while in this amazing city. Polonnaruwa features beautiful earliest Sinhalese architecture and art. Polonnaruwa is one of the famous Sri Lanka tourist places. You will have the chance to view the plentiful and well-kept ruins of statues, temples, and tombs.Sinharaja Rainforest, one of the most beautiful places to visit in Sri Lanka, is a perfect hiking destination. Sinharaja is one of the most significant world heritage sites of UNESCO. Two fantastic nature trails are waiting for you to explore. Besides, you will experience the atmosphere of a forest with clear water, and tall trees are growing together. There are also lots of squirrel varieties, badger mongoose, macaque, and purple colored monkeys. The beaches here are the other best places to see in Sri Lanka. Arugam Bay, Pasikudah, and Trincomalee are the famous beaches that are always packed all through the Southwest monsoons. The Sri Lanka boasts of loads of clear, shallow water, which makes it perfect for delighting and swimming in the salty waters. Travelers can enjoy white water rafting, scuba diving, snorkeling, Lagoon canoeing, and fishing in deep sea. The top 5 places to visit in Sri Lanka for water sports are Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Unawatanu, Mirrissam, and Kithulgala.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy Garrison Cemetery, Udawattekele Sanctuary, Ceylon Tea Museum, and Royal Botanical Gardens are top tourist attractions in Kandy. Moreover, history lovers will enjoy discovering the many gorgeous frescos, and get to learn concerning Sri Lankan ancient architectures, visit holy shrines and temples as a way of adding significance to your holiday and make it unforgettable.
Galle Face Green in Colombo
56 Colombo - Galle Main Rd, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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...
Mount Lavinia in Colombo
Mount Lavinia Colombo is a popular neighborhood famous for beaches and nightlife. Of all places in the city, Mount Lavinia is definitely one of the most romantic ones. Not only is it known for its wild nightlife and a seaside beach that is known as the ‘Golden Mile’, but for its freedom and passion as well. Every year since...
St. Anthony Church in Colombo
Kochchikade, St Anthony's Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Unlike other churches that exude a religious vibe, St. Anthony Church in Colombo is very austere. With a surprisingly somber atmosphere and a sense of history, it absolutely makes sense to St. Anthony Church. Especially seeing as it has been declared as a national shrine. The church is located at Kotahena in Kochchikode, Co...
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Dambulla Cave Temple In Colombo
The mesmerizing town of Dambulla is located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka in the Matale district. One would be amazed to know that it is known for a plethora of things, including the fact that it is home to the beautiful ancient rock ruins, Sigiriya and the country’s central hub for vegetable distribution. However, t...
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Attidiya Bird Sanctuary in Colombo
Colombo - Horana Road, Boralesgamuwa, Sri Lanka
Harboring wildlife and vegetation to the brim, Attidiya Bird Sanctuary is a sanctuary in the outskirts of Colombo. This is probably because it is located so close to the city. But in reality, Attidiya Bird Sanctuary is home to over 166 different species of birds, nearly 71 species of beautiful butterflies, 44 species of fis...
- Bird Watching
Beira Lake in Colombo
Comprising almost 65 hectares of area, Beira Lake Colombo Sri Lanka is a location of epic scenic beauty. Constructed and named by the Portuguese in the late sixteenth century, it was originally built as a means to defend against local kings. It worked very well, as it was guarded by crocodiles and its original area was much...
Dehiwala Zoo in Colombo
120 Quarry Rd, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
Founded in 1936, National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka, also known as Dehiwala Zoo, is a zoological garden located in the Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia district. Home to three thousand animals Dehiwala Zoo in Colombo preserves over three hundred and fifty different species of animals. Visit here to have a candid rendezvous with...
Dutch Period Museum in Colombo
Prince Street, Colombo 01100, Sri Lanka
A portal into an era long ago, Dutch Period Museum rings of authenticity with its beautiful collection on display. Covering the Dutch colonial rule in Sri Lanka exclusively, this Dutch Period Museum was originally a mansion built in 1656. Built close to Wolvendaal Church in Pettah, Colombo Dutch Museum is possibly one of th...
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Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo
Located near the Beira Lake in 61 Sri Jinarathana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Gangaramaya Temple is a mix of Indian and Chinese architecture. Gangaramaya Temple timings are 6 am to 10 pm. A stellar example of Buddhist Temples in Sri Lanka, it was built by Don Bastian, a famous naval merchant in the nineteenth century. Gangara...
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National Museum in Colombo
Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
The National Museum of Colombo is the gateway to another era. With a great collection of coins, ceramics, daggers, bows, arrows, swords, guns, silverware, jewelry waiting around the corner, this place is a must for history buffs and tourists. Maintained by the Department of National Museum, this is the largest museum in Sri...
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Trip to Sri LankaGood Trip planned with Overa tours (via travel triangle) . All the Hotels are good except Araliya Green Hills – NuwaraEliya due to hotel staff behavior and room comfort. Our vehicle was excellent but Driver is not very polite with kids. He needs to be little patient with kids. Driver does not have much idea about the Sightseeing places to visit in Colombo.
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Trip to Sri LankaSri Lanka is a a very serene, clean and a beautiful country. My entire family had a wonderful and a memorable stay. The hotels booked were good and comfortable.We had no problem during the entire trip.Our cab driver was an extremely courteous man with a smile always on his face.My dad has muscular problem in his legs, the driver was very helpful , helping him in and out of the car and took good care of him when my father was unable to accompany us at some of the places.It was under his pursuance that we got a chance for river rafting though it was not in our itinerary but on our way to next spot.River rafting indeed became one of the most amazing experiences of the entire trip.The trip was very well organized.Since we were vegetarian we had little problem for food for lunch but the cab driver made sure we had our lunch at good places and will look around for restaurants for it and show us the menu. River rafting Water sports Sigiriya fortess climb Dambulla Cave temple
Trip to Sri Lanka3 hotels were 2 star. With no staff to attend us early morning for tea or coffee. WiFi was big trouble too at such hotels. May rating us 2.5 for this. Nuwara Eliya and Sigiriya was worth our visit. Mirissa hotel was a toss up but we liked the place.
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Trip to Sri LankaOur trip to SriLanka was our first overseas trip as a family, and it was made magical thanks to the Boom Lanka team. Right from the process of inquiry, where Ms. Nethmi patiently explained everything to us, and changed the itinerary as per our requirement, to the wonderful Mr. Dankan Aiya, our tour guide, who was this ever smiling, patient paragon, the Boom Lanka team was thoroughly friendly and professional. All the hotels arranged were very good, and we have no qualms with any of the rooms. Extra expenses that might be incurred were explained to us beforehand, and we had ample time to arrange currency for travel. The hospitality of the Sri Lankan people blew us away. We owe this experience to Mr. Dankan Aiya, our guide and chauffeur, for his super friendly touch throughout the trip.
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Yes. Indian nationals must get a visa and passport for 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.
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.
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.
The city of Colombo is located on the west coast of Sri Lanka’s Western Province.
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