Sri Lanka is known for breathtaking coastline. The south west coast has the coral reefs which attracts people for activities like snorkeling and diving. Planning a day trip to Mirissa Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach or Bentota Beach is one of the best things to do in Sri Lanka, you can take an adventure tour and kite surfing at most beach locations. For wildlife lovers, this country is the home to the Sri Lankan leopards, black bears, elephants, and many more. You can take the day safari tours to behold the wildlife beauties or take the boat ride to see the dolphins and blue whales.
Another exciting thing to do in Sri Lanka is shopping! There are varieties of handicrafts, handloom fabrics, leather products, jewelry and lots more. The most famous place to find precious gems is Ratnapura. In Kandy, you can shop for antique jewelry and silver belts whereas you can find tea in Nuwara Eliya.
Things to do in Sri Lanka at night are mostly in the big cities like casinos, night cafes and bars. Some of the famous ones where you can enjoy are the Bally’s casino at Colombo, Sky Lounge, ‘Slightly Chilled Lounge Bar and Restaurant’ and Kandy, etc. A Cascade, in Colombo is a popular night club due to its ambience which is similar to any other Western country. There are some amazing food joints to enjoy at night like the Seafood Cove, ON 14 Roof Top Bar and Lounge. The seafood is a must try in this country.
One of the best things to do in Sri Lanka is to try the hot air ballooning. Across the central plains, hot air ballooning has attracted a lot of people. The view from the top under the blue sky is mesmerizing with small man-made lakes, greenery, monuments, etc. Another thing to do in Sri Lanka is to take a cultural heritage tour and soak in the ancient history of Sri Lanka. Behold the ancient monument ruins, the Buddhist magnificent sculptures, the Golden Cave Temple which dates back to prior 2nd century.
Next thing to do in Sri Lanka is to go ‘caving’. This is a new and rather unusual experience as Sri Lanka has many caves spread across its land where you can explore and take photos. These caves are home to a variety of creatures, especially nocturnal in nature. If you have that kind of excitement to explore the historic cave, do go for it.
While visiting Sri Lanka, you can do so many activities and simultaneously enjoy the natural beauty and historic monuments altogether.