Top Things to do in Sri Lanka

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11/03/2022

  • Sri Lanka is one of the underrated countries you can go to in South Asia. Its diverse religion, culture and ethnicities makes it an interesting and fascinating destination. Its natural wonders are so beautiful earning it the name, the pearl of the Indian Ocean. It is also known as the teardrop in the ocean for the island country resembles the latter.

    There are two airports you can fly to when you go to Colombo. The main one is Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, Sri Lanka, and the other is Colombo International Airport Ratmalana in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka.

    Top Nature Parks in Sri Lanka

    It’s best to start your trip with a relaxing trip to nature. Be in awe of incredible wildlife and serene surroundings. Walk the grounds as you clear your mind of problems and make new and exciting perspectives.

    Yala National Park

    Palatupana

    This is the most famous park in the country. It is best known for birdwatching. There are around 90 waterfowls inhabiting the wetlands here that will surely pique your interest. You can also stroll around the public beach as you admire the wonderful scenery.

    Udawalawe National Park 

    Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces

    If you choose to go in the heart of the rich flora and fauna you can camp on the grounds or stay in the cozy park bungalows. Enjoy your stay as you admire the rich biodiversity of the place.

    Nuwara Eliya 

    Visit this tea country and go to Hakgala Botanical Gardens. Surround yourself with endless lines of roses and different types shrubs and ferns. Monkeys and Magpies also inhabit this glorious area.

    Top Historic Tourist Spots in Sri Lanka

    The Dambulla Cave Temple 

    Dambulla

    This World Heritage Site is also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla. This Buddhist attraction are well preserved temples inside five caves with Buddha statues, paintings and other designs.

    Galle Fort

    Galle

    This fort is a memento of the Dutch rule over Sri Lanka. Nowadays this cobblestone filled walls is one of the most visited places in the country both for locals and tourists. Restaurants, cafes and trinket shops line up here making it a good place visit with your family and friends.

    Temple of the Tooth

    Kandy

    This royal palace houses the relic tooth of Buddha. If this is not enough to make you curious about the place. You can also wander inside the Buddhist temple and appreciate the interior and exterior structures.

    Polonnaruwa Sacred City

    Polonnaruwa

    Catch a glimpse of the old Sri Lankan city. See the ruins, shrines and historic artifacts of the beginnings of the country.

    Top Attractions in Colombo, Sri Lanka

    National Museum of Colombo

    Learn more about the thousand years of Sri Lanka’s existence. Devote a few hours to look at different crafts, jewelry, paintings, clothing and historic artifacts when you visit here.

    Sri Lanka Planetarium

    Located inside the University of Colombo campus is the only planetarium of the country. Look up at the sky to know more about constellations and other scientific discoveries.

    Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre

    Visit this performing arts complex and watch different kinds of traditional and modern shows. This place is also best known for Sri Lankan, Chinese and Western symphony performances and opera.

    National Museum of Natural History

    This is a different kind of museum for it mainly showcases fossils and remains of pre-historic animals. Different kinds of animals and special rocks endemic to the country are also featured here.