Touch-icon-iphone-76x76

DownloadThrillophiliaApp

Book Tour and Activities on the Go!

X

Best Things To Do in Srilanka

Sri Lanka is located southeast of India and is an island country. Most of the people are of Sinhalese ethnicity, while there is a large minority of Tamils too. The legislative capital is Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte. It is a suburb of the commercial capital and largest city, Colombo. There are so many things to enjoy in Sri Lanka that you will be spoilt for choice. When planning a trip you must make a list of the best things to do in Sri Lanka.

The easiest way to travel to Sri Lanka is by flight. The Bandaranaike International Airport is the only international airport of Sri Lanka. However, Koggala Airport and Bentota River Airport also provide passenger service to tourists.   

The best time to visit the west and south coasts and hill country is from December to March, while the best weather on the east coast is from April or May to September. You can also consider visiting Sri Lanka on the celebrations of Hindu and Buddhist new year festival. Tourists enjoy Buddhist festivals with gorgeous dances, decked up elephants held in July and August. Other attractions of this festival are fire-dances, Kandian dances, and whip-dances.

Sri Lanka is a tourist’s delight with its diverse landscapes. There are a rainforest and arid plains as well as highlands and sandy beaches. The ancient Buddhist ruins are of special fascination to the spiritually inclined. Adventure lovers can choose from among trekking, hiking, deep sea fishing, hot air ballooning or whale watching. Sri Lanka has around 24 wildlife sanctuaries protecting countless native species. Yala National Park, Hurulu Forest Reserve, Bundala and the Kanneliya-Dediyagala-Nakiyadeniya are some of the most visited national parks.

Sri Lankan cuisine is a delight to the food connoisseurs. It includes a huge variety and foodies can enjoy a large variety of dishes from among pittu, kiribath, wattalapam, kottu, and hoppers. Surprisingly there are no street food stalls.

Those interested in nightlife will find Sri Lanka hot and happening. There are numerous pubs, bars, clubs, and casinos dotting the key cities like Colombo and Kandy.

When you have so much to choose from you need to really be careful about the itinerary so that you do not repent at having missed out on the best things to do in Sri Lanka.

Popular Packages

Package Name Duration Price Rating Details
Sailing in Bentota in Sri Lanka 3 Hrs ₹ 7500 4.0 star View Details
Elephant Safari and Village Tour in Habarana 4 Hrs ₹ 1293 5.0 star View Details
Excursion to Riverston Gap in Sri Lanka 9 Hrs ₹ 5784 4.0 star View Details
Dive Course With Stay at Colombo in Srilanka 5D 4N ₹ 17691 3.0 star View Details
Sightseeing Tour of Southern Sri Lanka 10 Hrs ₹ 3200 3.0 star View Details
  • Featured
    Sailing in Bentota in Sri Lanka
    l
    Bentota
    h3 Hours

    About the Activity:Climb aboard on your very own chartered boat and cruise through the sea to see the scenery of Bruwela and Bentota.During this three hours journey, starting from 9 AM, while on board, you can relax and revel in a luxurious environment and also learn how...

    Very Good 4.0
    26 ratings

    Starting from

    6% OFF

    7500


    8000

  • Featured
    Elephant Safari and Village Tour in Habarana
    l
    Habarana
    h4 Hours

    About the Activity:Habarana, located 210 km north east from Colombo is the transit point for the large herds of wild elephants at the National Parks of Minneriya and Kaudulla. Get ready for an amazing elephant safari as you enthrall in this 4 hour activity, starting at...

    Excellent 5.0
    27 ratings

    Starting from

    20% OFF

    1293


    1633

  • Featured
    Excursion to Riverston Gap in Sri Lanka
    l
    Matale
    h9 Hours

    About the Activity:Get ready to feel the essence of Riverston, located approximately 30 km from the Matale town.Get picked up from your hotel in Kandy and commence your exploration by 8:30 AM in the morning after reaching Riverston and enjoy the view until it is dusk.V...

    Very Good 4.0
    40 ratings

    Starting from

    5% OFF

    5784


    6124

  • Featured
    Dive Course With Stay at Colombo in Srilanka
    l
    Colombo
    d5 Days n4 Nights

    About the Activity:Colombo is the perfect location to continue your underwater education.The diving course includes the six dives over the course of five days from the PADI certified experts.Start your day with a lip-smacking breakfast, followed by the diving course the ...

    Good 3.0
    35 ratings

    Starting from

    7% OFF

    17691


    19052

  • Featured
    SPECIAL OFFERS
    Sightseeing Tour of Southern Sri Lanka
    l
    Colombo
    h10 Hours

    Colombo, the most prominent city in the entire vicinity of Sri Lanka is a hub that delivers the scope of adventurous activities and great tourist delight. The urban population and the diverse cultural composition of Colombo make it widely accepted as the capital of Sri L...

    Good 3.0
    34 ratings

    Starting from

    13% OFF

    3200


    3700

  • Featured
    SPECIAL OFFERS
    Tuk Tuk Safari in Colombo
    l
    Colombo
    h5 Hours

    Colombo, the most prominent city in the entire vicinity of Sri Lanka is a hub that delivers the scope of adventurous activities and great tourist delight. The urban population and the diverse cultural composition of Colombo make it widely accepted as the capital of Sr...

    Very Good 4.0
    24 ratings

    Starting from

    10% OFF

    4100


    4600

  • Featured
    SPECIAL OFFERS
    Etili Village Tour with Lunch-flat 25% off
    l
    Ella
    h9 Hours

    Delve yourself in the rustic village life in Etili during this private tour that will give you a unique experience about the traditional village agriculture in Sri Lanka. Get to know about chena cultivation, take a boat safari, and enjoy Sri Lankan lunch that will leave ...

    Very Good 4.0
    36 ratings

    Starting from

    25% OFF

    4600


    6200

    Cashback 1000*

  • Featured
    SPECIAL OFFERS
    Village Trekking in Ela
    l
    Ella
    h6 Hours

    Ella, based in the Badulla district of Sri Lanka, refers to a charming town that reflects the dignity of Sri Lanka. Ella is such a spot that caters a perfect holiday location where you can gather peace amidst nature, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. On vis...

    Good 3.0
    24 ratings

    Starting from

    16% OFF

    2250


    2700

  • Featured
    Best Seller
    Muthurajawela Marsh Boat Safari
    l
    Negombo
    h4 Hours

    Negombo, located on the west coast of Sri Lanka implies a quiet and calm village which is composed of white sand beaches and blue water bodies. The location is a prominent trade hub of Sri Lanka and caters to the wide range of tourists who come to explore Sri Lanka from ...

    Good 3.0
    35 ratings

    Starting from

    13% OFF

    1900


    2200

  • Featured
    SPECIAL OFFERS
    Galle Fort & City Cycling Tour-flat 25% off
    l
    Galle
    h3 Hours

    Explore the fortified city of Galle on two wheels on this cycling tour. Led by a cycling guide, set out into the city with your bicycle and helmet and ride past the old Galle Fort and city.  Enjoy light refreshments along the way.About the activity:-This cycling tour wil...

    Very Good 4.0
    33 ratings

    Starting from

    25% OFF

    2700


    3600

    Cashback 700*

  • Featured
    Best Seller
    Lagoon Canoeing Tour in Unawatuna
    l
    Unawatuna
    h2 Hours

    Galle implies a location that is composed of beautiful sparkling water bodies such as rivers, lakes, lagoons, canals, etc. Experience canoeing on the blue water bodies of Galle and witness the local culture of Galle. View industries, lagoon and mangroves and the fauna-fl...

    Very Good 4.0
    38 ratings

    Starting from

    14% OFF

    1999


    2348

  • Featured
    SPECIAL OFFERS
    Full Day Safari at Wilpattu National Park-flat 20% off
    l
    Anuradhapura
    h10 Hours

    Visit one of the largest and oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka- Wilpattu National which is very much popular and world-renowned for its leopard population. This adventure and the fun-filled tour includes breakfast, picnic lunch, and round transportation. About the tour:...

    Very Good 4.0
    28 ratings

    Starting from

    20% OFF

    5700


    7200

    Cashback 1000*

  • Featured
    SPECIAL OFFERS
    Ella 3 Icons Day Tour - Flat 25% off
    l
    Ella
    h10 Hours

    Ella, based in the Badulla district of Sri Lanka refers to a charming town that reflects the dignity of Sri Lanka. Ella is such a spot that caters a perfect holiday location where you can gather peace amidst nature, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. On visitin...

    Excellent 5.0
    40 ratings

    Starting from

    25% OFF

    3500


    4700

  • Featured
    SPECIAL OFFERS
    Colombo Walking Tour - Flat 26% off
    l
    Colombo
    h3 Hours

    Enjoy this city sightseeing tour of Colombo, the bustling capital of Sri Lanka. An informative guide will accompany you throughout the tour and take you to major highlights such as the Colombo Lighthouse, Largest Chandelier in South East Asia, and more. End your tour wit...

    Very Good 4.0
    36 ratings

    Starting from

    26% OFF

    1700


    2300

  • Featured
    SPECIAL OFFERS
    Nature Trail to Kanneliya Forest-flat 25% off
    l
    Galle
    h5 Hours

    Get to know about Sri Lanka's amazing biodiversity on this guided trekking tour to Kanneliya Forest Reserve, located in the Galle district. With a trekking guide leading you, explore the UNESCO-listed biosphere reserve, home to monkeys, snakes, chameleons, and a wide ran...

    Good 3.0
    33 ratings

    Starting from

    25% OFF

    4100


    5500

    Cashback 1000*

Attractions

1562163247_1559106257_shutterstock_1091571485.jpg.jpg

Whale Watching Spot

Whale watching spot comes at the top amongst the major attractions in Mirissa. You can find a number of operators around this area offering trips to the Indian Ocean for dolphins, whales, and turtles spotting.


Location:  Harbour Road, Mirissa, Sri Lanka.

Timings: Usually, the whale watching tour starts early in the morning around 6-7 AM and lasts for 4-5 hours approximately. The ocean gets rough due to sunlight in the afternoon, hence, it is difficult to spot a whale in the water at this time.

Price: The average cost for whale watching is Rs. 2500 - 3500. However, if you are a group of 4-5 people, you can negotiate the prices to get a better deal.

Best Time to Visit: The best time to spot whale is from December to March as the ocean is not rough during this time.

Distance from Mirissa: This place is located around 15-20 KM away from Mirissa beach.

1562140378_shutterstock_742121953.jpg

Nine Arches Bridge

The Nine Arches Bridge is one of the most beautiful landmarks of Sri Lanka and amongst the top places to visit in Ella. There is an interesting story behind this bridge. When the British stopped the construction of this bridge mid-way due to lack of steel during World War 1, the locals constructed it using stone and bricks. 

The bridge has stood strong without a single piece of steel since then. The setting of the bridge is extremely charming and is amongst the most popular tourist places in Ella. It is located inside a dense forest near a quaint little village with tea plantations surrounding it. Watching the old world trains pass through this bridge is a sight most loved by the tourists. 


Location: Between Ella and Damodara Station

Timings: The bridge is approachable all day around. However, early morning sunrise is the best time to visit. 

Price: There is no entry fee.

1562141217_shutterstock_618561041.jpg

Ravana Falls

Sri Lanka is abundant with the legends of Ramayana. So much so that even the natural landscapes have compelling stories associated with them. The Ravana Falls and the nearby caves are said to be some of the places where the demon god Ravana hid. These legends and the striking landscape of this Ella attraction pulls many travellers to them. 

The waterfall is around 82 ft. in height and is layered in three tiers. The third tier is approachable after a sharp rock climb and rewards with some amazing views of the dense greens and the rocky landscape. 


Location: A 23, Ravana Wildlife Sanctuary, Ella

Timings: March- June, December- February

Price: There is no entry fee

1562163441_shutterstock_1053416795.jpg

Secret Beach

The secret beach of Mirissa is not a secret anymore as it is easy to reach and well signposted nowadays. It is one of the amazing places to visit in Mirissa for capturing some beautiful moments and epic photographs.

Moreover, most of the beaches in Mirissa are crowded so the secret beach is the perfect place to relax and sit in a peaceful environment.


Location: Secret Beach Mirissa, Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Timings: Open for 24 hours.

Price: The best thing about Mirissa beach is there is no entrance fee for it.

Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit this beach is either early in the morning to relax or in the evening to enjoy an incredible sunset.

Distance from Mirissa: This beach is located at a distance of approximately 1-2 KM from the heart of the Mirissa town. You can reach a secret beach in several ways like you can choose to walk, hire a moped or take a tuk-tuk. However, try to start early if you’re planning to go on a walk, otherwise, it will be 20 minutes of hard work in direct sunlight on a steep pathway.

1562142903_%e0%b6%bb%e0%b7%8f%e0%b7%80%e0%b6%ab%e0%b7%8f_%e0%b6%9c%e0%b7%94%e0%b7%84%e0%b7%8f%e0%b7%80.jpeg

Ravana's Cave

Ravana’s Cave is a place of the legends and amongst the top places to visit in Ella. As per Hindu mythology, it is said that Ravana had hidden Sita in this cave after kidnapping her. Legends apart, the natural scenic beauty of this cave, located at a height of around 4,500 ft.) attracts hikers and adventure seekers from all over the world. 

This caving activity is exciting, as one has to climb around 1,000 steps to reach the huge cave. Travellers love to spend time in the cool dark interiors of the cave and amidst the dense greenery. 


Location: Bandarawela- Wellawaya Road, Ella

Timings: Best time to visit is early morning or evening to escape the heat. The caves are open all year round. 

Price: LKR 150, INR 58

1562164051_dsc00767-e1501403865648.jpg

Mirissa Beach

If you want to enjoy a sunset dinner at a lovely restaurant then do not miss to visit Mirissa Beach. It is one of those attractions in Mirissa where you can find plenty of great restaurants offering a variety of seafood.

Although you will find this beach a little crowded yet, it will give you a very relaxing vibe.


Location: Mirissa, Sri Lanka.

Timings: Open for 24 hours.

Price: Visiting Mirissa beach is free of cost. In fact, you can enjoy the Lion beers on free sunbeds at a very reasonable price.

Best Time to Visit: The beach gets busy from 11 AM so it is recommended to visit this either early in the morning to avoid the crowd or in the evening to enjoy a lovely sunset.

Distance from Mirissa: Once you reach Mirissa from Colombo, you can easily found this exotic beach as it is only a couple of KM away from the Mirissa railway station.

1562143642_shutterstock_190154381.jpg

Ella Rock

Ella Rock is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Ella amongst the most interesting places to visit in Ella. A three-hour easy trek will take you further into the luxuriantly dense forested countryside of Ella attractions. During the trek up till the rock, you will see beautiful tea plantations and get a chance to interact with the tea planters. 

Once atop the rock, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the morning sun rising from behind the lush hills. You will get a bird’s eye view of the scenic valleys rolling for miles. Travellers love to spend some quiet time in peace atop the rock in this popular tourist place in Ella.


Location: Wellawaya-Ella-Kumbalwela highway, Ella

Timings: The best time for this hike is early morning around 5:30 am

Price: LKR 3,800, INR 1,500

1562164243_shutterstock_1426139591.jpg

Parrot Rock Bridge

Another one of the amazing places to visit in Mirissa is to climb up the Parrot Rock. This small and easily accessible rock will give you a stunning view of the Mirissa area. This is a place which will take your mind away from work and stress.

It is a very quiet place where you can relax watching surfers in the high tides of water. You can also chill out in the nearby restaurants of this place.


Location: Mirissa, Sri Lanka.

Timings: Open for 24 hours.

Price: You don’t need to pay any price for visiting this place.

Best Time to Visit: You can come early in the morning to enjoy with the low tides and the amazing morning sea breeze. Visiting it in the evening is also a great idea if you want to enjoy wrapping up activities looking at the breathtaking sunset.

Distance from Mirissa: The parrot rock is located to the left side of Mirissa beach. So once you reach Mirissa beach you can easily get on this rock to have an excellent sea view.

Ask a Question

Traveller Tales From Srilanka

1485441294_294.png

Annapurna Bhattathiri

08 July 2019

What a wonderful day it was , we did Ella Rock, Nine Arch Bridge and Little Adams Peak in the tour.

1485441309_47.png

Chakor Sharma

08 July 2019

This was one of the many falls we visited on our way from Nuwara Eliya to Yala. It was awesome tour

1485441317_183.png

Malati Varman

08 July 2019

It was a luxurious experience all together. Great food & drinks with extremely beautiful views of the sea.

1485441295_316.png

Anala Mehrotra

08 July 2019

Beautiful Experience at the marvel of nature, Kandy along trekking and camping. Campsite was the best thing about the package

1485441314_12.png

Gautami Varman

08 July 2019

This was the most recommended thing to do in kandy amazing dance performances and stunts

1485441320_315.png

Geeta Marar

08 July 2019

The journey was mindblowing , we were free to visit any place we wanted in Kandy.

1485441304_63.png

Gautam Shah

08 July 2019

On the way to Kandy from Colombo take a visit to see the Elephants. If your timing is right you see them having a bath in the river then cross the road back to the orphanage where they are feed and roa...

1485441304_209.png

Ganesh Achari

08 July 2019

Was stunned with the city view one side and mountains on the other side. What a great day, Well spent

1485441304_209.png

Anshula Bharadwaj

08 July 2019

Highly recommend. Great instructor. Lots of fun. Great way to start the morning. Even stood up for a short while.

What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Srilanka

  • Q. What are the best things to do in Sri Lanka?

    From visiting points of interests, landmarks, historical ruins to geological formations, tourists can have a very interesting time in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is not only a nature lover’s paradise if you are an adventure lover you will love Sri Lanka. Romantic honeymoons, relaxing massages, cruises, fishing, diving and bike riding can all be a part of your itinerary. You can choose activities like-

    • Blue Whale Watching
    • Sailing
    • Luxury Camp Safari
    • Mountain Bike ride
    • Elephant Safari
    • Dive course
    • Boat tours

          Or visit places like –

    • Parks
    • Landmarks
    • Water parks
    • Shopping
    • Museums

  • Q. What are the best adventure activities to do in Sri Lanka?

    Adrenaline junkies can have a lot of thrilling experiences in Sri Lanka even though it isn’t the first country that you think of when you want to plan an adventure holiday. There are a lot of things that you can do to satiate your spirit of adventure. You can choose from among:

    • Seaplane tour
    • Hot Air Balloon Ride
    • Safaris
    • Elephant Back Safari
    • Cycling
    • Mountain biking
    • Camping
    • Rock Climbing
    • Hiking
    • Trekking
    • Canyoning

  • Q. Which are the best water sports activities to do in Sri Lanka?

    Sri Lanka being an island offers the best kind of water sports. Get vendors to train you in surfing or enjoy the challenges of fishing in a lagoon. The most wonderful experiences can be gained in Sri Lanka by those who love adventures, especially in the water. The place has beautiful views to offer. You can be spoilt for choice among several water sports activities in Srilanka. Get going and choose from amongst:

    • White Water Rafting
    • Surfing
    • Diving
    • Lagoon Fishing
    • Amusement and water Rides
    • Kayaking
    • Canoeing
    • Waterskiing
    • Jet skiing
    • Scuba diving
    • Snorkelling

  • Q. Which are the best beaches for sailing in Sri Lanka? What are its charges?

    Beach bums can have a whale of a time in Sri Lanka which has the privilege of being surrounded on all sides by the Indian Ocean. Just a reminder here that this ‘Pearl of the Ocean’ is an island. It has plenty of beautiful beaches for you to retreat to. Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy Scuba diving while the party-minded can make themselves at home on dance floors. Sandy shores, beautiful views, glamorous sunsets and sumptuous seafood are guaranteed at all the beaches. You can enjoy all this at anything ranging between Rs 3500/- to Rs. 10000/- ordinarily and if you want to spend time in luxury you can spend between Rs.25000/- to Rs. 35000/-. Here is a list for you to peruse:

    • Hikkaduwa Beach
    • Unawatuna Beach
    • Nilaveli Beach
    • Passekudah Bay and Kalkudah Beach
    • Arugam Bay Beach
    • Negombo Beach
    • Kalpitiya Beach
    • Tangalle Beach
    • Bentota Beach

  • Q. Where can I enjoy whale watching in Sri Lanka? How much will it cost?

    While you can go for whale watching from Dondra Point and Trincomalee, Mirissa is the best place to start your whale and dolphin watching tour in Sri Lanka. This is one of the most exciting water activities you can do in Sri Lanka during your holiday.
    In the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, you can see Blue whales, Bryde´s whales, Sperm whales, Fin whales and Killer whales also once in a while. An added attraction is the sighting of Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso's dolphins and striped dolphins. The mischievous yet friendly, ever smiling dolphins will entertain you while the humpback and the blue whales, will just glide past you. The coast guards ensure that this activity in no way harms these grand sea creatures and you can get just close enough to photograph them. Whatever it may be, don’t forget to gather this experience.

  • Q. Which are the best locations for scuba diving in Sri Lanka?

    Sri Lanka with its warm ocean currents is an amazing dive destination. The landscape is just as varied and vibrant both above and underwater. An incredible variety of marine creatures abound in the waters of Sri Lanka. Expect to see a variety of colorful reef fish, which include sweet lips, batfish, and more.Covered in marine life, soft corals and schools of fish, great wreck dives are available as well as waiting to be discovered in Sri Lanka. These ships were sunk mostly during the second world war and create a mysterious atmosphere that makes you reminisce of the past events.The diving spot has to be decided according to your time of visit because of the varying monsoon season. The best locations for diving are:

    • Barracuda Reef
    • Cargo Wreck
    • Taprobane Reefs
    • Goda Gala Diyamba
    • Panadura Wreck
    • Boiler Wrecks
    • British Sergeant
    • HMS Hermes

  • Q. Which are some famous campsites in Sri Lanka?

    Sri Lanka offers the best experience in camping. You have the opportunity to go for rainforest camping and revel in the sound of the water as you camp close to the fall.  You can couple your camping expedition with other water activities and have the same concept in an equally thrilling experience of a jungle safari too. You can enjoy camping in Srilanka

    ·         Yala National Park
    ·         Udawalawe National Park
    ·         Wilpattu National Park
    ·         Minneriya & Kaudulla National Parks
    ·         The Knuckles Mountain Range
    ·         Mahiyanganaya Sorabora Lake
    ·         Sinharja Rainforest
    ·         Turtle Observation Camp
    ·         Vaddha Village
    ·         Wahawa Hot Spring Village
    ·         Rainforest Camping in Kitugala Forest Reserve

  • Q. Which are the best places to visit for a spiritual experience in Sri Lanka?

    Buddhism is the main religion followed by the people of Sri Lanka but people following Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam also live here. Therefore one can choose from among Temples, Viharas, Mosques, and Churches for spiritual experience or visit all of them. The historical backgrounds of some of these places of interest can be mesmerising. You can visit any of the following:

    • Selva Sannidhi Temple of Sri Murugan
    • Dawatagaha Mosque
    • Dambulla Cave Temples
    • Sirigiya Sacred Peak
    • Ritagala Kanda
    • Polonnaruwa Buddhist Temple
    • Tirukoneswaram Sacred Hill of the Three Temples
    • Verugal Muruga Temple
    • Anne’s Shrine at Talawiya
    • Mihintale Buddha
    • Peak of ‘Sri Pada’ or the ‘Holy Foot’ which is also known as  Adam’s Peak
    • Jaya Sri Mahabodhi Tree
    • Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

  • Q. Which are the best sites for surfing in Sri Lanka?

    Although Sri Lanka does not provide the best barrels or high waves its warm waters are perfect for solo surfing. Even if you have never had an experience of surfing earlier the vendors will assist you well enough to take chances. So never hesitate to enjoy the surfing activity. You can avail of this opportunity at any of the following:

     

    • Weligama Beach Break
    • Lazy Lefts and Lazy Rights
    • Gurubebila Coconut Point
    • Kabalana
    • Rams
    • Hikkaduwa Reef
    • Mirissa Beach Break

  • Q. Which are the best locations for deep sea fishing in Sri Lanka?

    Fishing activities in an island will always be a popular activity. There is plenty to choose from In Sri Lanka. The Indian Ocean surrounding Sri Lanka is rich with Tuna, Red and White Snappers, Jack Fish, Barracuda, and the stunning Wahoo. All of this makes deep sea fishing here a fantastic experience. The places to go for deep sea fishing are:

    • Bentota
    • Madu Ganga
    • Unawatuna
    • Hikkaduwa
    • Galle
    • Weligama
    • Ahangama
    • Koggala
    • Ahungalla

  • Q. Which are the best destinations for a wildlife safari in Sri Lanka?

    Sri Lanka is a popular destination for wildlife safaris with its vast array of untouched habitats. It is home to the most thrilling and interesting big game wildlife tours of the world which take place within the country's national parks some of which are recognised as Heritage Sites of the world. Visit the following for a great time:

    • Minneriya National Park
    • Udawalawe National Park
    • Yala
    • Wilpattu

  • Q. Where can I try sea kayaking in Sri Lanka? How much will it cost me?

    Sri Lanka is a popular place for sea kayaking. A kayak has a canoe-like appearance and is moved with the use of a paddle in rotation. Again this one is for the adventure lovers but everyone should get this experience. The best places for sea kayaking experiences are:

    • Weligama
    • Hikkaduwa
    • Aluthgama
    • Negombo
    • Mirissa
    • Bentota

  • Q. Which are the best locations for hiking in Sri Lanka?

    Tourists who are interested in taking a close look at the place could definitely choose to go hiking. It is the best way to get the feel of a place. There are several opportunities for hiking in Sri Lanka. Various operators can be contacted to help you out with hiking activities. Go on a conducted one for the best experience.Take a hiking tour to:

    • Kayts Causeway Jaffna
    • Nature Trail Ella
    • Kirigalpoththa Hike Ohiya
    • Horton Plains Kalupahana Trail Ohiya
    • Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail
    • Nuwara Eliya
    • Matale

  • Q. Where can I get to do rock climbing in Sri Lanka?

    Rock climbing is a test of endurance, strength, and balance. If you are a combination of all these then give it a try. You can go for bouldering, solo climbing, rope climbing according to your ability and choice. Here too vendors will help you out with the right ideas. Most climbing activities take place in:

     

    • The Knuckles Mountain Range.
    • The Ella Adventure Park
    • Habarana
    • Sigiriya
    • Polonnaruwa
    • Babarkanda
    • Horton Plains

  • Q. Which are the most amazing places for snorkelling in Sri Lanka?

    Sri Lanka or the ‘pearl in the Indian Ocean', offers world-class Snorkelling tours.  Fascinating ship wrecks, a multitude of tropical fish and magnificently colourful coral reefs make Sri Lanka a paradise for snorkelers. Check out with tour operators on this. They are the best people to guide you and there are many vendors operating such activities. Here is a list of places for you to check out:

     

    • Hikkaduwa
    • Kalpitiya
    • Kirinda
    • Weligama
    • Trincomalee

  • Q. Where can I enjoy hot air balloon rides in Sri Lanka?

    The adventure takes on a whole new meaning when multi-colored hot-air balloons drift silently above the forest. Imagine yourself on one of them enjoying a bird’s eye view of the terrain below. The take off in itself is an adventure and can be heart stopping but after that, you can just relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. Hot air ballooning is best from October to April because of weather conditions. You need to contact vendors who will arrange this adventure for you. You will find people to help in Dambulla.

  • Q. Which are the famous places to do white water rafting in Sri Lanka?

    Anyone above the age of 10 years is welcome to experience the thrills of White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River. The trip covers five major rapids and four minor rapids. A comprehensive safety briefing will be given before you are fitted with safety gear and put on modern rafts. The operators take care of all the essentials. The distance covered is around five kilometres. The enchanting view of the river and its surrounding will make this a memorable experience. Kitulagala is the place to visit to find operators conducting white water rafting.

  • Q. Where can I enjoy kite-surfing in Sri Lanka?

    Kalpitiya is the place to go for kite surfing. The islets, reef, and sandbanks on the North of the peninsula, between the Ocean and the lagoon, provide a perfect place for kite trips. Even if you are inexperienced, this is one experience you ought not to miss out on. Most vendors organize kite trips on a weekly basis but are flexible to cater to needs of the tourist. Just go for it to make your trip to Sri Lanka memorable. You can also try the following places:

    • Weligama
    • Tangalle
    • Arugam Bay
    • Pottuvil
    • Dodanduwa
    • Gaul
    • Unawatuna
    • Matara
    • Ahangama

  • Q. Which are the best places for amazing cruising experiences in Sri Lanka?

    There are various operators who will provide amazing cruises for tourists to enjoy. Ports in this island are located in Colombo, Galle, Trincomalee, and Hambantota. Sri Lanka provides the perfect atmosphere for sailing all year round with its good winds, sunny weather, and beautiful landscapes. From October until May go to Mirissa and Beruwela and from June until September the places to go to are Trincomalee and Passikudah as the best spots for sailing. Take your pick of coastal cruises, sailing boat rental, and private sailboat charters. Places to choose from are:

    • Passikudah
    • Gaul
    • Trincomalee
    • Weligama – Merissa
    • Mannar – Jaffna
    • Kalpitiya

  • Q. Which are the best sites for birding in Sri Lanka?

    The Avifauna of Sri Lanka is varied. Among the 430 species of birds found in Sri Lanka 233 are resident and 198 species are migrants to the country. Seabirds like Shearwaters, Petrels, and Storm-Petrels migrate to Sri Lankan waters. Many of these migrants regularly visit the country. The rest are occasional visitors. Between October to late April or early May is the best for visiting birders. There are many good birding sites like:

    • Sinharaja World Heritage Wilderness area
    • Bundala Ramsar site
    • Yala and Uda Walawe National Parks
    • Horton Plains

  • Q. Which are the best caves to explore in Sri Lanka? Is it safe to go there?

    Speleology is not only captivating but also rather an unusual experience not to be missed while in Sri Lanka. There are many caves from the Ritigala Mountains in the north to the central hills and the southern hillocks of the South. They abound with stalactites and stalagmites, sometimes as tall as a child. These caves are often home to a great variety of nocturnal creatures and may not always be safe. The most famous caves are in

    • Batatotalena at Sudugala
    • Belilena in Kithulgala
    • Wavulpone
    • Kuruwita
    • Dambulla

  • Q. Where can I find casinos to visit and have fun in Sri Lanka?

    There are plenty of places in Sri Lanka where you can take a break from sightseeing and Casinos top this list. Enjoy a break from roaming or keep this for the night. Some of the top rated Casinos are:

    • Bally’s Colombo
    • Bellagio Entertainment
    • Casino Marina
    • Ritz club
    • Stardust Casino

  • Q. Which are the best routes for mountain biking in Sri Lanka?

    For the adventure lover, mountain biking is a must do in Sri Lanka. Get a good bike and enjoy your adventure. The trails cover these areas amongst many others:

    • Anuradhapura – Mihintale
    • Mihintale – Aukana – Dambulla
    • Sigiriya – Pidurangula National Park
    • Mimura – Lakhegala – Mimura
    • Mimura – Kandy
    • Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
    • Nuwara Eliya – Adam’s Peak

  • Q. Where can I get an airplane ride for city sightseeing in Sri Lanka? How much will it cost?

    Imagine yourself flying around the country visiting its cities. Air Taxi Services are available in plenty and offer a quick and breathtaking journey across the island to most of the popular destinations in Sri Lanka. There are several vendors operating from

    • Kandy (Polgolla Reservoir)
    • Sigiriya (Domestic Airport)
    • Colombo (International Airport)
    • Waters Edge, Kotte (Colombo City – Water Aerodrome)

  • Q. Which are the best destinations for village safaris in Sri Lanka?

    Another kind of adventure you can enjoy in Sri Lanka is going on village safaris and taking a ride on a bullock cart. The bullock cart supposedly is the first vehicle to be used in Sri Lanka. You can go back in history with these village safaris. You can choose from:

    • Hiriwadunne village in Habarana
    • Sigiriya

  • Q. Where I get rejuvenated with a spa and massage in Sri Lanka?

    What a wonderful experience it would be to just let your hair down and go for a massage and spa after a tiring day. There are plenty of spa and massage centres in Sri Lanka to rejuvenate you after your tour. You will find innumerable centres in

    • Kaduwela
    • Thalawathugoda
    • Bambalapitiya
    • Dehiwala
    • Ethul Kotte

  • Q. Where are the best sites for blue whale watching in Sri Lanka? How much would the trip cost me?

    Blue whale watching is one of the best experiences that one can have in Sri Lanka. It is organised by several vendors and the best site is Mirissa. This is the best place to go watching blue whales and can cost you around 6000 Sri Lankan rupees for a safari.

  • Q. What are the most romantic things to do on a honeymoon in Sri Lanka?

    If you have chosen Sri Lanka as your honeymoon destination you will find places and activities that will sweep you off your feet. The best time, of course, is from November to April. You can choose from among:

     

    • Bentota – Where Bentota Ganga meets the sea
    • Mirissa – For the secluded getaway
    • Tangalle for a luxurious honeymoon
    • Trincomalee for a romantic beach honeymoon
    • Ella, Bandarawela to honeymoon in tea plantations
    • Nuwara Eliya the hill station
    • Yala National Park to check out the leopards
    • Habarana for a romantic hot air balloon ride
    • Sinharaja Forest Reserve to experience rich bio diversity
    • Central Highlands: Horton Plains and World’s End to romance on the lap of nature
    • Kandy for a visit to the temple of the tooth.
    • Anuradhapura where you go back in time