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Uncover another unique side of Negombo, the popular beach city taking a deep look into the lifestyle and the culture of the area. Majority of the community being fishermen, Negombo will show you another facet of the lifestyle in Sri Lanka, unfolding the extraordinary moment of the fishing life with you.

You can pay a visit to the local fisherman’s house to learn about all the equipment and traditional methods of fishing sharing insight about the fishing life of Negombo. Make sure to explore the fish market before you leave Negombo, where you will find all sorts of seafood from giant fishes, crabs, lobsters to shrimps and more.

 

Discover the mind-blowing craftmanships of Sri Lanka while taking a sneak peek into the unique culture of the island with a visit to a mask making centre in Ambalangoda.

The traditional devil masks that use in traditional dancing and rituals are vibrant in colours and extraordinary in craftsmanship. Learn about all the different devil face masks at the centre and watch the artists crafting masks and painting them with a live demonstration, which will show you how much time it takes to handcraft a mask. Make sure to buy a small devil mask from the centre before you leave as a souvenir from your trip to Ambalangoda.

Tour a real gemstone mine during your holiday in Sri Lanka, and witness the sweat and blood that it takes to make a sparkling gemstone. Known for its wealth of gemstones, Sri Lanka is world- famous for its natural gemstones and Mitiyagoda mine is one of the best places to experience the gem mining process.

Experience the mining lifestyle and see how workers go down the narrow tunnel for mining before you take a peep into the mine yourself. Learn about the traditional technology used for mining and try to find gems by yourself in the nearby water pool. Your visit to the Mitiyagoda moonstone mine will show you another facet of Sri Lanka that you will be amazed by.

Embark on a journey to find where the irresistible flavours of a Ceylon cuppa are coming from with a visit to a tea plantation in Sri Lanka. If you have Nuwara Eliya on your travel bucket list, visiting a tea plantation should be on the top of your things to do list in Nuwara Eliya.

Witness the acres and acres of lush tea plantations that run till your eyes can see. Admire the tea plucking ladies who add a vibrant colours to the scenery with their colourful sarees and join them to try tea plucking by yourselves. Pay a visit to a tea factory before you leave the place and discover how the finest tea powder in Ceylon is made.

Enjoy the perfect beach holiday of your dream at Bentota where beach, luxury and adventure comes together.

Located on the southern coast, Bentota makes beach lovers don’t want to leave with its alluring beach and lively beach vibes.

From watersports, luxury resorts, adventures, nature to fine dining experiences, Bentota has it all and never disappoints you no matter whether you are an adventure seeker or a peace seeker. From surfing, diving, boogie boarding, jet skiing to sailing you can enjoy an unforgettable watersport saga during your holiday in Bentota. Make sure to take a boat ride along the Madu river and enjoy mangroves and tranquillity of nature before you leave.

Discover the wonder of the Capital of northern Sri Lanka Jaffna during your visit to northern Sri Lanka. With a long history and a rich Tamil culture, Jaffna will show you the best sights and sounds of the life of Sri Lankan Tamils unveiling another unique facet of Sri Lanka.

Explore the Tamil culture.. Enjoy the warm smiles of the locals… Savour the best of the Sri Lankan Tamil cuisine… And witness the beautiful sand landscapes of the area… Nallur Kovil, Point of Pedro, Jaffna fort are some of the top places to visit during your visit in Jaffna.

Witness the impressive wood carvings at Ambekke temple and discovering the magnificence of the construction brilliance of the place. Located in Kandy district, the temple was built by King Vikramabahu III of Gampola Era (AD 1357 – 1374). Taking you on an unforgettable historical expedition, Ambekke temple will unfold the exquisite talent of ancient woodworkers.

For those who are interested in digging deep into the culture and history of Sri Lanka, Ambakke temple is a place you can’t afford to miss during your visit to Kandy.

Make time to explore the commercial capital of Sri Lanka- Colombo, the vibrant metropolitan city where the western world and the traditional Sri Lanka meets. Offering you a flavourful mix of everything from cultures, history, traditions, shopping malls, nightlife, attractions to a unique lifestyle, Colombo doesn’t lack charm.

Take a city tour to explore this beautiful city savouring every special experience the city has to offer you. Pay a visit to the independence square, explore Ganagaramaya temple, take a walk around Vihara Maha Devi Park and end your day watching the sunset at the Galle face green.

Ratnapura is a city in South-western Sri Lanka. Known as the ‘City of Gems’, Ratnapura lies at the foot of Adam’s Peak and close to Sinharaja Rain Forest.

Throughout history, Sri Lanka has been known as a land of gems. King Solomon was said to have procured a great ruby for the queen of Sheba from Serendip (Sri Lanka’s former name). Sri Lanka has produced three of the world’s largest blue sapphires, including the “Blue Belle of Asia”‘ (which adorned the British crown and holds the world record for any Sapphire sold at an auction); as well as the ‘Star of India’, displayed at the New York Museum of Natural History.

 

Religious Places

Witness the cultural marvel of Sri Lanka, wandering around the cultural capital of the island- Kandy. Located in the hill country, the sacred city of Kandy offers the perfect mix of everything you could ever ask for in a holiday from cultural glamour, natural beauty, to world-famous attractions.

The city is the home to the famous temple of the tooth where Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth relic houses which is a must-visit attraction in Kandy. A tour to the temple will show you the Sri Lankan Buddhist culture and traditions at its finest. Make sure to pay a visit to the beautiful botanical garden in Peradeniya and take a walk around the Kandy lake to get the full experience of Kandy.

 

 

Discover the wondrous historical grandeur of the first capital of Sri Lanka with a visit to the sacred city of Anuradhapura. Showcasing the marvel of the nation in yesteryear, the city will blow your mind at every corner surprising you with ancient ruins.

The ruined city is comprised of impressive ruins of dagabos, palaces, temples and ancient buildings offering you an ample of opportunities to explore the great history of Sri Lanka. Wander around historical sites listening to unbelievable stories of kings and queens, before you leave to capture the beauty of lush paddy fields and rural farming lifestyle and man-made reservoirs of the area.

Travel back in time exploring the ruins of a once dazzled kingdom-the sacred city of Polonnaruwa. Located in North central province is a historical city, the second capital of Sri Lanka that has flourished during the period of 017 A.D. to 1235 A.D. With well-preserved ruins scattered around the city, Polonnaruwa is an ideal destination that will make history buffs don’t want to leave.

Even if you are not a history lover Polonnaruwa has much more in the store to ensure you an unforgettable expedition. From lush paddy fields, ocean-like man-made reservoirs to beautiful landscapes Polonnaruwa will add unique moments to your holiday in Sri Lanka. The statue of King Parakramabahu I, Royal Palace of King Parakramabahu I and vatadage are some of the must-visit attractions in Polonnaruwa.

Go on a historical expedition to explore one of the most ancient cave temples in Sri Lanka that has a history that runs back to 1st century BC and take a deeper look into the vibrance of the Buddhist culture of the island. Located in Dambulla, golden cave temples is one of the most famous attractions and Buddhist temples that attract tourists and locals alike in hundreds every day.

Nestled on a rock, the temple presents you stunning views of the surrounding landscapes as it invites you to the wind up in the peaceful ambience of the place disconnecting from the bustling city life. With hundreds of Buddha statues and beautiful wall murals, the temple is indeed a must visit place in Sri Lanka if you are visiting the cultural triangle.

Your visit to Trincomalee is not complete if you don’t explore the most iconic Hindu kovil of the area – Thirukoneshwaram temple.

Built on swami rock overlooking the Indian ocean, the temple is a sacred place for Hindus and will unfold the essence of the Hindu culture of the area during your tour to the place. With gigantic statues of Lord Siva and rich south Indian architectural elements, the place leaves travellers in awe. The kovil dedicated to Lord Shiva is indeed one of the must-visit places in Trincomalee.

Explore the Buddhist heritage of Sri Lanka taking yourself on an unforgettable journey to Mihinthale. Located 13 km away from Anuradhapura, Mihinthale is known for its sacred Buddhist temple that has a fascinating history that runs back to the day Buddhism was brought to Sri Lanka.

It’s believed that Mahinda thero who brought Buddhism to Sri Lanka from India met the King of the island at the time at the rock of Mihintale. Today you too can climb this rock and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the surrounding after you explore the Mihintale temple.

Ancient Heritage Sites

Witness the wonder of lion rock fortress in Sri Lanka, immersing yourself in the beauty of the surrounding scenery. Located in the cultural triangle, the fortress is on a 660 feet tall column of rock leaving modern-day engineers speechless. Take the narrow stairs to the top and witness the breathtaking scenery of the summit. Along the way to the top uncover the mind-blowing constructions and the irrigation network of the place that will paint a clear picture of the luxuriousness of the palace back in the days.

With water parks, fountains, water gardens, water pools, remnants of palace the architectural brilliance of the place will blow your mind. Don’t forget to learn the interesting story behind the mirror wall and the Sigiriya frescoes to get the complete experience of Sigiriya.

 

 

Travel back in time to explore a megalithic tomb site taking a sneak peek into the life of prehistoric men of Sri Lanka. The Ibbankatuwa burial site presents you well-preserved ruins of tombs that has a history that runs back to 500 BC.

Wander around the tombs made of stones listening to the interesting stories your guide will share with you and witness interesting artefacts that have found from the site which include clay pots, beads, necklaces, dishes and more. Situated only 5-kilometres away from Dambulla, Ibbankatuwa megalithic burial site is a must explore a destination in Sri Lanka if you are a history buff.

Explore the jewel of the southern coast, the city of Galle and capture the unique beauty, history and character that no other city in Sri Lanka can offer you. Rich in colonial architecture saturated with star class hotels, fun cafes and restaurants and beautiful beach spots scattered around the place, Galle is perfect for the tropical holiday escape of your dream.

The Dutch fort is the star among the attractions of Galle and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Some other popular attractions of the city that worth a visit are Galle museum, lighthouse, Dutch reformed church and Galle fort clock tower.

Explore the glamour of the Sri Lankan Tamil culture as you explore the unique terrain of the Northern province of Sri Lanka, which will make you realize that you don’t want lush mountains or turquoise beaches to feel like you are on a vacation.

With slivery white silky sand dunes, nothingness and lines of Palmyra trees northern Sri Lanka will present you with sights of a barren land landscapes that you will make your jaws drop. Enriched in Hinduism, the area will unfold the essence of the Tamil culture of Sri Lanka. Nallur kovil, Fort Jaffna and Madu Church are some of the must-visit places to visit during your time in Nothern Sri Lanka.

For those who are on a hunt for amazing trails to hike on to capture mind-blowing sceneries, you can’t afford to miss a hike to Pidurangala rock. Located near Sigiriya lion rock fortress, Pidurangala rock is right next to Sigiriya rock and offers you incredible views of the lion rock fortress and the surrounding greenery and landscapes.

Embark on a challenging hike to the top of Pidurangala which will take around 20 minutes to reach the top. Although the trail to the top will make you lose your breath, the sight at the top will make it all worth it. Hike in the evening so you can capture a sunset you will never forget in your lifetime.

Swaddle in legends and myths, Ritigala is a unique archaeological site that will take you back on time to 1st century BCE. Hidden in the far corners of the Habarana, Ritigala own a rich history doesn’t lack natural beauty. The pristine nature of the village rich in biodiversity along with the historical attractions will offer you an unforgettable tropical retreat that you cannot experience elsewhere.

Pay a visit to the Ritigala monastery and discover the magnificent ruins of stone constructions that will unfold proof of a great era of the Sri Lankan history. The trails through the Ritigala forest to the site will show you the best of unspoilt nature of the village.

Beautiful Nature

Set on a wildlife exploration of life with an unforgettable trekking adventure along the narrow trails of the Sinharaja rain forest. Being a UNESCO world heritage site the forest is rich in biodiversity and provide homes for a range of animal species under its thick canopy. From snakes, squirrels, monkeys, birds, butterflies to leopards, a hike to Sinharaja will offer you a hiking adventure of a lifetime taking you to a world of tropical bliss.

Whether you an animal lover or a nature lover or simply like to spend some quiet time, Sinharaja rain forest is one of the must-visit places for you in Sri Lanka.

Take a trip to the central hills of Sri Lanka to switch from tropical beach vibes to an English country vibe. Offering you mind-blowing sceneries enveloped in mist, English styles bungalows, tea factories surrounded by lush tea plantations, pine forests, flower gardens and waterfalls, hill country will unveil another facet of the beauty of Sri Lanka leaving you in surprise.

Go trekking Hortain plains, take a train ride to Ella, visit a waterfall, smell the fragrances of the giant roses at the Hakgala botanical garden, explore a tea plantation and witness the tea manufacturing process. These are some of the must things to do when you are in the hill country.

There’s no better way to spend your day, starting by waking up to the sound of a waterfall and gazing at it for hours enjoying its magical cascade while feeling the coolness of the water mist it adds to the air. If you pay a visit to the hill country, this is how your every day is going to be.

With over 100 waterfalls, Sri Lanka makes travellers jaws’ drop at every waterfall they visit no matter how many waterfalls they have witnessed in their lifetime. Devon, Rawana, lovers leap, Bambara Kanda and St. Claire’s, are some of the must-visit waterfalls in Sri Lanka, that will add unique moments to your holiday in Sri Lanka.

Discover the beauty of the tropical fauna life of the island immersing yourself in the tropical bliss of the island. With several botanical gardens scattered around the island, you are promised with a first-hand touring experience into nature during your Sri Lanka holiday.

Walk around colourful flowerbeds enjoying the delicate flower blossoms and taking in the fragrances enjoying the sun’s mellow rays. Witness gigantic roses, colourfully landscaped arches, walkways and gigantic trees, large collections of orchid and many other rare plants while enjoying a quiet time in nature disconnecting from the hustle bustle of the city.

Explore one of the most beautiful cities in Sri Lanka- Nuwara Eliya. Covered in the mist under the cool breeze is the Nuwara Eliya or Little England awaiting to take your breath away at every corner with its mind-blowing sights. As the name implies-Little England, the city welcomes you to an old English country village, offering you an unforgettable holidaying experience. From waterfalls, tea plantations, pine forests, rolling hills to lush greeneries, the city is ideal for anyone who likes to immerse themselves in nature and peace. Seetha Amman temple, Hakgala Botanical garden, Gregory lake,Victoria Park and Ravana falls are some of the must-visit attractions in Nuwara Eliya.

If you are planning a tropical holiday escape you can’t afford to ignore the southern coast in Sri Lanka. Because in this part of the world, days are all about slipping into a hammock and gazing at the crystal clear waters of the ocean sipping your favourite cocktail.

Whether you are looking for a beach to sit back and relax or to try watersports, southern coast will never disappoints you. Head to Koggala, Unawatuna and Tangalle if you are seeking a hideaway. For those who love a watersport adventure, Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Weligama are some of the beaches that you will love.

Lace up your hiking shoes and get ready for an unforgettable hiking adventure during your holiday in Sri Lanka. Located in the hill country, Ella is a scenic village surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges and breathtaking landscapes which you can capture the best at Ella gap.

Hike along the railway lines enjoying the thick greeneries studded with wildflowers and dewdrops and witness the beautiful scenery at the Ella gap.

Embark on a journey to discover the secluded beaches of the Eastern cost where you can have a piece of coastline for yourself. With slivery white sandy line with swaying palm trees, turquoise waters and tropical warmth, eastern coast welcomes you to a tropical paradise on earth that you can’t get enough of.

If you are a surfing lover, make sure to head to Arugambay- the best surfing spot in Sri Lanka. Kite surfing lovers should try Passikudah. Nilaveli is a beach ideal for divers. Known for extreme watersport adventures, Eastern coast of Sri Lanka never fails to entertain peace seekers offering them with an oasis of peace along the beach stretch.

If you are a beach lover who seeks pristine beaches with crystal clear waters, you can’t afford to miss Trincomalee… Located on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka Trincomalee is known for its beaches as well as for its sea port. Being a natural harbour which was very important since the colonial era, the city comprised of natural beauty and historical and cultural glamour adding a bit of everything to your experience in Trincomalee.

Secluded beaches that attract travellers around the world is known for offering an unforgettable beach holiday while famous attractions of the area will add a rich cultural experience to your stay in Trincomalee.

Wild Life Attractions

Explore the glamour of the Sri Lankan Tamil culture as you explore the unique terrain of the Northern province of Sri Lanka, which will make you realize that you don’t want lush mountains or turquoise beaches to feel like you are on a vacation.

With slivery white silky sand dunes, nothingness and lines of Palmyra trees northern Sri Lanka will present you with sights of a barren land landscapes that you will make your jaws drop. Enriched in Hinduism, the area will unfold the essence of the Tamil culture of Sri Lanka. Nallur kovil, Fort Jaffna and Madu Church are some of the must-visit places to visit during your time in Nothern Sri Lanka.

Enjoy the company of jolly elephants experiencing their alluring royalty and majestic aura at the Ath Athuru Sewana in Udawalawe. Being the first elephant rehabilitation centre in Sri Lanka the Elephant Transit Home provide a loving temporary home for orphaned, lost and injured elephants until they get ready to live by their own in the wilderness.

Spanning over an area of 200-acre land, the place provides a safe haven for the elephants while offering you an ample of opportunities to enjoy close company of these majestic creatures. Be there for their feeding time to see how cute the baby ones are when they are suckling milk from bottles.

Surrounded by a beautiful coastline, Sri Lanka offers a world of opportunities for marine animal lovers to experience some of the best adventures into the world under the water. With several maritime national parks around the island that are saturated with diversified colonies of corals, Sri Lanka charms divers and snorkelling lovers all over the world.

From colourful fishes with eye catchy colour combinations, corals with different colours, textures, and shapes, giant turtles, gently floating starfishes and sea horses to mind-blowing shipwrecks, Sri Lanka will offer you an unforgettable marine life expedition. Hikkaduwa, Pigeon island and Trincomalee are some of the most popular marine national parks in Sri Lanka, that you might want to explore during your Sri Lanka holiday.

Safari goers are always ready for a game drive adventure and Sri Lanka will offer you just that promising you an ample of opportunities to capture wildlife at close quarters.

With 22 national parks scattered around the island, Sri Lanka has blessed with rich biodiversity. From elephants, leopards, deer moose, jackals, wild boars, fishing cat to birds and snakes, a safari ride in Sri Lanka will present you many animal encounters that will leave you in goose bombs.

Take a 4×4 jeep and explore the thick wilderness scanning the jungle for wildlife and you will never be disappointed. Some of the most popular national parks in Sri Lanka are Yala, Wipattu, Minneriya, Udawalawe and Kaudulla.

Sri Lanka is one of the best places in the world to watch birds and is truly a paradise for all Bird Watching enthusiasts. The activity becomes more common especially around the bird sanctuaries and wetland reserves in the south east part of the island while the temperate climate is ideal for migrating birds. Bird Watching in Sri Lanka.

The tropical climate and exotic landscape of the paradise isle of Sri Lanka makes it a true haven for bird lovers who arrive from all over the world. Sri Lanka is home to more than 400 bird species with around 23 endemics and 200 migratory birds arriving from India, Siberia, Scandinavia and Western Europe. The best time for Bird Watching enthusiasts to visit the island is towards the latter part of the year.

The ever smiling, mischievous dolphins will put on a show while some of the oldest and the largest sea creatures, the humpback and the blue whales, will nonchalantly  glide past you, when you embark on a whale/ dolphin watching excursion off the Southern, Eastern or the West coast of Sri Lanka. The ideal locations for whale watching would be Dondra Point (accessible from Galle, Hikkaduwa and Mirissa) and Trincomalee while the sea off Kalpitiya teems with an abundance of dolphins.