Sri Lanka is an island in south Asia, located in the Indian Ocean. It is famous for its diverse landscapes, arid plains and sandy beaches. It has Buddhism culture. Its wildlife culture, scenic beauty and wildlife is exciting as well as breath taking. You do not want to miss out on these fun things to do when you’re in Sri Lanka.

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Things to do in Sri Lanka

10. Enjoy the view at Ella gap

If you want to see a stunning and beautiful view then Ella Gap is best for it, it has small vegetable plots, tea plantations and forests. By staying there you wouldn’t feel like leaving that place. If you are tired of crowds and excessive noise then you must visit this peaceful place

Distance:  It’s a few stops from Badulla at the end of the railway line.
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for: Couples | Families
Best time to visit: November to March

9. Go for a rail-ride with a view at Nuwara Eliya

It is a hill station having a golf course, gentlemen’s club and mock-Tudor buildings. To have an amazing scenic rail- ride you must visit this hill station. Through this ride you will get to see a number of beautiful things like tea plantations, waterfalls and dramatic mountains which is worth to have a look at.

Distance from the city: 100km from Dambulla | 32km from Gampola | 22km from Hatton
Time required: 5-6 hours
Ideal for: Couples | Families
Best time to visit: November to March

8. Play With elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

What else you want other than watching a bunch of baby elephants enjoying a river soak. You can even touch them and a photo clicked with them. You can sit there and watch them as long as you can and enjoy the view and the weather in such a peaceful area.

Distance from the city: 77km east of Colombo
Ticket prices: 4000 Rs for adults and 2000 Rs for children
Opening hours: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Ideal for: Couples | Families| Friends
Best time to visit: November to March

7. Visit Dambulla Cave Temple

This temple has a number of stunning murals and over 150 statues of Buddha. You can have a look at different statues and enjoy the peace and silence in the cave. This place will give you an opportunity to soak in the culture and art of Sri Lanka.

Suitable for children: Children at the age of 7 and above and adults.
Duration: 3-4 hours
Ideal for: Couples | Families
Best time to visit: early morning or late afternoon to avoid heat
What to wear or bring along: light clothes and socks
Includes: guide | water | socks | shawl | vehicle

6. Enjoy the Sunrise at Adams Peak

To watch a breath-taking sunrise you must climb the slopes at night to reach the Adams Peak and enjoy a beautiful and unforgettable sunrise. Not only will you get to see a stunning sunrise but Adams Peak also known as Sri Pada holds a religious connotation to Hindus, Buddhists and Christians which will be a reminder of the phrase unity in diversity.

 Time spent: 2-3 hours
Ideal for: Couples | Families
Best time to visit: December to April

5.Visit Yala National Park

If you are an animal lover, then this place is waiting for you. This national park is a home to leopards. With forests, grassy plains, lagoons and a coastline, you will not want to leave such a wonderful place.  It’s the best way to connect with nature, and to enjoy its bliss.

Distance from the city: 305km from Columbo
Time required: 5-6 hours
Ideal for: Couples | Families |Friends
Best time to visit: March to April

4. Relax with nature at Mirissa

It is a little village where you can relax by sitting on your boats and watch a number of whales. Nature lovers must visit this village where you can soak yourself in the sun and have a gala time. This is a must for those who are looking for an escape from their bustling lives.

Distance from the city: 154km from Colombo
Time required: 2 hrs
Ideal for: Couples | Families |Friends
Best time to visit: March to May

3. Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Again a place of scenic beauty where you can have view from the top and can see forests and hills till as far as your eye can reach. This place is famous for ancient remains, water gardens and frescoes. The breath-taking view is just what you need to forget your worries.

Distance from the city: 177 km from Colombo
Time required: 4 hrs
Ideal for: Couples | Families |Friends
Best time to visit: February to April
Opening hours: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Ticket prices: 30$ for adults and 15$ for children

2. Visit Old Dutch Fort at Galle

To have peace, you must visit this Fort, you enter the world of paradise by watching the endless sea and enjoying in the cool breeze.

Distance from the city: 130km south of Colombo
Time required: 2-3 hrs
Ideal for: Couples | Families |Friends
Best time to visit: November to March

1. Admire the beauty of Polonnaruwa

If you visit this place, you will be surprised by watching the archaeological treasures and structures like tombs, statues, temples and stupas. You will be wonderstruck by seeing such a beauty, its an image of near perfection. It is the perfect place to be if you want to know the culture better.

Distance from the city: 229km from Colombo
Time required: 3-4 hours
Ideal for: Couples | Families |Friends
Best time to visit: November to March
Entrance fee: 25$ for adults and 12.5$ for children
Opening hours: 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM

How to reach Sri Lanka

Nearest airport: Lagoon airport | Koggala airport | Sigiriya airport

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Where to stay

You could stay at: Hotel Sigiriya | Aliya Resort and Spa | Amaya Lake

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