Sri Lanka, is special and unique in its own way, like, there are outdoor attractions like doing a leopard-watching safari at Yala National Park or hiking a pilgrimage trail to the summit of Adam’s Rock. Sri Lanka has several things and places to offer like some beautiful natural landscapes, spectacular tropical beaches to huge climbable mountains to dense and lush green rainforests. The capital, Colombo is the largest city with multi-ethnic legacy with churches, mosques and temples congregating on the same streets, and delves into iconic sites including Fort Station, the Red Mosque, and the Khan clock tower. Colombo’s cosmopolitan side supports stylish eateries, galleries and shops.
In the above article you will go through the top-class places and don’t forget to visit Sri Lanka to give yourself a lifetime experience to yourself. Your all money and time will be worthy and you will definitely return home with a pocket full of memories and moments.
Top 5 things to see and Do
Sri Lanka has tons of places with religious and historic significance, which attract tourists from all over the world. It is famous for its beaches, cheap prices, fun trains, famous tea and flavourful food. Out of so several, we have got some amazing and unique spots that get unseen due to some other popular spots and they are as follows:
1. Colombo Lotus Tower
South Asia’s tallest, free-standing structure is the newest tourist attraction of Sri Lanka. It is 1,168 feet (368 meters) tall and offers the city’s best views. There’s also a revolving restaurant at the top, which is a very popular spot for romantic dinners. On special holidays the exterior of the tower is covered with LED lighting, and they do light shows each evening.
2. National Museum
The National Museum of Colombo tells about Sri Lankan people and their culture. From artifacts to artwork along with jewelry, coins, money, arms, and crafts are the part of the museum collection.
3. Pinnawalla Elephant Sanctuary
The sanctuary is about three hours outside Colombo; the large facility was set up in 1975 for orphaned elephants found in the wild. It’s a fascinating tourist attraction that allows visitors to interact with these amazing creatures. They can help feed the adults and also watch them get their daily bath in the river.
4. Gangaramaya Temple
It is the interesting tourist attraction of Sri Lanka which includes a vintage car museum. The temple was created around a sacred tree to house a sacred relic, a lock of the Buddha’s hair. Each year during the Poya or full moon ceremony in February, there’s a festival and procession around the area led by the temple’s resident elephant.
The ancient rock fortress was once the mountaintop palace of the island’s king. The structure’s name means lion rock in ancient Sanskrit. The palace above and the city complex below are one of the world’s most important examples of urban planning in the first millennium.
The travel budget prepares a traveller for all things that can be seen and explored. So here are travellers differentiated on the basis of the budget.
- Budget-conscious backpackers will find it possible to get to explore Sri Lanka in INR.1500/-.
- Budget-conscious mid range travellers will find it possible to get to explore Sri Lanka in INR.2150/-.
- Budget-conscious luxurious travellers will find it possible to get to explore Sri Lanka in 3580/-.
How to get around?
Flight is a preferred option for travellers that we suggest as it is the easiest way also and you’ll be reaching there probably on the same day of your departure. The country is separated so it will be totally inaccessible to commute via roads and trains. Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake, is the main International Airport in Sri Lanka located 30 kilometers north of the island nation’s capital of Colombo.
When to go to?
The island country is a round year destination and if you are planning to visit during specific time then you have two options like,
- If you are heading towards the west, or south coasts and the hill country, between December and March is a great time. Also, in March you can plan to see central hills.
- If you’re intending to make your way to the east coast and the north then from April/May to September will be suitable.