Top Attractions

Top Attractions

For tourists and tour operators alike there are certain facets of Sri Lanka that should not be missed when compiling an itinerary or panning a holiday. 2 or more of the following will combine to create a memorable holiday in Sri Lanka.

Beaches

There are long golden ones, there are dainty ones with soft white sand, there are wind- and, wave-battered ones and ones without a footstep for miles but whichever you choose, the beaches of Sri Lanka really are as gorgeous as you've heard.

The beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka with not be short of activities like warm sea baths to beautiful coral reefs and shipwrecks exploration, large lagoons and bays with fascinating habitat of marine life, bird life and range of water sports.

Hikkaduwa Beach

Known for its great resorts and hotels lining the coast and sandy beaches situated 98 kilometers south of Colombo. Popular activities include scuba diving, snorkeling ,surfing or just relaxing in the beach.

Negombo Beach

The famous fishin town located 35 km north of Colombo, very popular among locals for buying fresh sea food. Delicacies such as squid and lobsters are made in nearby hotels and restaurants , you can literally taste the ocean. This area is also popular for its long history where during the Dutch colonizationl.

Unwatuna Beach

Ranked as the 12th best in the whole world. About 5 km south of Galle is the golden beach. It is one of the safest beaches in Sri Lanka since it is protected by a reef. Surfing, snorkeling & diving are some of the water sports you can do for recreation here.

Arugam Bay beach

116 km from Colombo is another fishing village known as Arugam Bay. Identified as the best surfing beach in Sri Lanka and the 4th best beach in South-East Asia and is also among the 10 best surfing beaches in the world.

Wild

Sri Lanka is one of the highest biological endemics in the world as well as top five bio diversity hot spot in the world. Sri Lanka is home to roughly 123 species of mammals, 41 of which are threatened (9 critically). 16 of the species are endemic, of which 14 are threatened,[2] including the large sloth bear, the endemic Sri Lanka leopard and Sri Lankan elephant and the sambar. Sri Lanka is home to 227 species of birds. Sri Lanka is home to 227 species of birds.

Yala

The second largest national park in Sri Lanka, Yala is situated in the Southeast part of the island in the dry, semi-arid climate region, bordering the Indian Ocean. The number of mammals recorded at Yala is as high as 44 while it also boasts of one of the highest leopard densities in the world. None other than the majestic Sri Lankan elephant and the leopard, take pride of place at this amazing national park.

Wilpattu

Wilpattu National Park, the largest park of the Island, is located 26km's north of Puttalam, varied wildlife as such Elephants, Sloth Bear, Deer, and Leopards, could be sighted here.

Udawalawa National Park

Located approximately 200 km south-east of Colombo city and is one of the major eco tourism destination spreading the 30,821 hectares dry zone game park has an annual rainfall of 1524 mm and an average temperature of 29.4 C. It is most famous for the many elephants that live there (about 400 in total)

Hortains Plains National Park

One of the world best nature reserves and ecotourism venues was designated a national park in 1988, is covered by montage grassland and cloud forest in the country. The park is home to wide variety of flora and 24 species of mammals. In fact important Bird area with many species not only endemic to Sri Lanka. The sheer precipice of World's End and Baker's Falls are among the tourist attractions of the park.

Historical Ruins

Sri Lanka is one of the highest biological endemics in the world as well as top five bio diversity hot spot in the world. Sri Lanka is home to roughly 123 species of mammals, 41 of which are threatened (9 critically). 16 of the species are endemic, of which 14 are threatened,[2] including the large sloth bear, the endemic Sri Lanka leopard and Sri Lankan elephant and the sambar. Sri Lanka is home to 227 species of birds. Sri Lanka is home to 227 species of birds.

Anuradhapura

Founded around 5th Century BC, Anuradhapura is the oldest city in the Cultural Triangle and Sri Lanka's first capital. In its heyday, tens of thousands of people lived in a city of royal palaces, monasteries, temples topped by glittering jewels, houses of two or three storeys, shops, pleasure gardens, bathing pools and wooded parks.

Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa was established as the capital after Anuradhapura had been invaded in the late 10th century. Under King Parakramabu, who ruled in the late 11th century, Polonnaruwa became a magnificent walled city. He built the vast reservoir, Parakrama Samudra (the Sea of Parakrama) which is till in use today.

Kandy

The sacred Temple of the Tooth in the historic city of Kandy houses one of Buddhism's most sacred relics and draws followers of the Buddhist faith from all over the world. The Royal Complex situated around the Temple of the Tooth and Kandy Lake - comprising of the King's Palace, the Queens Palace, the Audience Hall, the Royal Boathouse and the Royal Summer House, represent the zenith of ancient Sri Lankan architecture.

Dambulla

Dating back to the First Century BC, the Golden Temple of Dambulla has been the centre of pilgrimage for Buddhists and Hindus alike for 22 centuries. It is Sri Lanka's most popular historic site. The Cave monastery, home to Buddhist monks is covered with exquisite 2,000 year-old murals depicting the life and times of the Lord Buddha. The shrines also house a collection of 157 statues of Buddha in various sizes and poses.

Sigiriya

Built by an obsessed monarch in the 5th century, Sigiriya or Lion Rock is an astonishing feat of engineering and construction. The most striking portion of Sigiriya, a terracotta and grey core of rock set in the cultural heart of Sri Lanka, rises a sheer 200 metres above a forested plain, its flattened summit sloping gently. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. It is the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka.

Hill Country

The central highlands of the island are filled with pictures of stirring mountains carpeted with lush green tea gardens, roaring waterfalls mingling with the clouds and landscapes shimmering in sunlight and disappearing under the rising mist. The hill country is a world away from the rest of Sri Lanka, with tangled green mountains rise from every quarter, their lower slopes swathed in verdant tea bushes.

Nuwara eliya

Blessed a with salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery; it s hard to imagine that Nuwara Eliya is only 180 Km from the hot and humid Colombo. Nuwara Eliya (City of Lights), also known as Little England , was the favourite hill station of the British who tried to create Nuwara Eliya into a typical English Village.

Bandarawela

Bandarawela Town is the second largest town in Badulla District which is 30km away from Badulla city ). Bandarawele surrounded with beautiful tea plantations which cultivated in British Colonial times. Bandarawela is the major Ceylon Tea production area since colonial times.

Adventure

With various geography and climate of the country offers many thrilling, adventurous opportunities from top of the mountain to depth of the sea. Sri Lanka is rather famous for surfing, whale watching, trekking, leopard watching, white water rafting and exploring ancient wrecks than just normal thrilling activates. Impotence in Sri Lanka is every adventure activity is natural; none of them are made artificially.

Tracking mountains, coral watching, deep sea fishing, watching playful dolphins and whales in Mirissa and Kalpitiya always make your day thrilling and marvelous. It connects you with the environment while your experience the sensation of the adventure.

Water Rafting

Inside the jungles of Kitulgala there are plenty of camping opportunities which can be coupled with White Water Rafting, Bird Watching, Jungle Walks, River bathing and many adventure activities.

Camping

Wilderness camping in Sri Lanka is the most exciting way to stay overnight in nature. It is a memorable experience in the lush green environment with a tropical climate. When we are trekking in the Knuckles Mountain Range or any other natural attraction we can found many suitable campsites.