Things To Do In Sri Lanka

RAMBODA WATERFALLS

RAMBODA WATERFALLS

Rivers, as they flow over uneven ground or down mountains, often split into tributaries or form waterfalls. Sometimes two tributaries of the same river may form twin waterfalls very close to each other as the water spills down cliffs and rocks. However, it is quite uncommon for the tributaries to comb ine after forming the […]

COLOMBO NIGHT LIFE

COLOMBO NIGHT LIFE

A few years ago, Colombo was lacking in a variety of nightlife. Recently, however, a rash of nightspots has popped up in a short space of time giving everyone who likes to indulge in such activities, more options. Although there are several nightclubs and bars catering to young adults, those with live bands (mostly of […]

THE ELEPHANT GATHERING AT MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK

THE ELEPHANT GATHERING AT MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK

Around August & September every year, the receding banks of the Minneriya Lake create one of the most unique scenes you will ever see. A mass exodus of elephants creates the World famous ‘Minneriya Elephant Gathering’. A sight to behold and a must-see if you happen to visit Sri Lanka! One of the most spectacular […]

ESELA PERAHERA KANDY

ESELA PERAHERA KANDY

The Esala Perahera in Kandy is one of the oldest and grandest of all Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka, featuring dancers, jugglers, musicians, fire-breathers, and lavishly decorated elephants. This is held in Esala (July or August) which is the month that is believed to commemorate the first teaching given by the Buddha after he attained […]

TUK TUK SAFARI

TUK TUK SAFARI

Traveling in three-wheelers or ‘tuks’, has become a daily habit for most passengers including locals as well as foreigners. With the increasing number of tuks that flood the streets every day irrespective of the hour, this habit eventually transformed it into a culture. The ‘tuk culture’ in Sri Lanka is quite unique as innovative ideas […]

KANDALAMA LAKE

KANDALAMA LAKE

Amongst the craggy regions of the Central province of Sri Lanka is a placid and beautiful man-made lake, which is actually the Kandalama Reservoir. Created by kings of long-gone times in order to provide water for farming irrigation; the Kandelle or Candelay reservoir, as it was also known, is located in the town of Kandalama […]

KITE SURFING

KITE SURFING

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, kite-surfing is one of the coolest ways to indulge yourself in Sri Lanka – and if you’re going to give it a try, Kalpitiya is where you do it. Kite-surfing is basically strapping yourself to a giant kite, and being dragged on a surfboard over the sea, by the wind. […]

DEEP-SEA FISHING SRILANKA

DEEP-SEA FISHING SRILANKA

Deep-Sea fishing is a great adventure sport if you are keen on spending a few hours at sea. Since Sri Lanka is surrounded by the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean, it offers travellers ample room for various water sports activities including deep-sea fishing. This activity is a form of angling that requires deep […]

SAFARI CAMP HOLIDAY SRILANKA

SAFARI CAMP HOLIDAY SRILANKA

Safari Camp Holiday in Sri Lanka allows you to get up-close & personal with Nature, Observe Wilderness in all its beauty, splendor, and complexities. Sri Lanka which was described by Marco Polo as the most beautiful island in the world – is an increasingly popular destinations for those seeking a holiday away from the usual […]

WILDLIFE SAFARI IN SRILANKA

WILDLIFE SAFARI IN SRILANKA

Sri Lanka’s’ amazing wildlife sanctuaries offer an unprecedented view of raw Mother Nature. The variety of species found in them is one of the largest in the Asian continent. Going on safari in one of these parks, especially Yala and Minneriya will give you a sneak peek into the untouched lives of the forest dwellers […]

SAILING ADVENTURES IN SRILANKA

SAILING ADVENTURES IN SRILANKA

A land like no other’ – Sri Lanka is rich with tropical landscape, chilly highlands, historical architectural masterpieces, manmade lakes, and rich culture. Surrounded by the magnificent and picturesque Indian Ocean, the country offers visitors the complete island experience right throughout. Encircled by water and fringed with some of the world’s most breathtaking beaches, wonderful […]

KAYAKING

KAYAKING

Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across a body of water. Due to a large array of water bodies on the island especially a very large beachfront, Sea Kayaking in Sri Lanka has become very sought after a mainstream activity that locals as well travelers like to engage in. A kayak has […]

SNORKELING

SNORKELING

Snorkeling is the best way to view underwater life in the shallow seas of Sri Lanka. The snorkeling gear can be bought or rented in the area. Almost every beachside shop has them. Snorkeling helps view the corals and shoals of fish without damaging them. You can also see the colorful live corals that live […]

GEM MUSEUM

GEM MUSEUM

The Gem Museum is not a museum as the name suggests. Instead, it is a high-end jewelry store with a collection of exclusive gem-studded jewelry that will grace any red-carpet event. However, it does have several showpieces of the various kinds of precious and semi-precious jewels found in Sri Lanka, encased in beautiful glass boxes. […]

DUTCH HOSPITAL – COLOMBO

DUTCH HOSPITAL – COLOMBO

Amongst the busy commercial trade zone of the Colombo Fort region in Sri Lanka are some of the oldest structures of the city. The Old Dutch Hospital with its tropical colonial-era architecture is one of them. The old structure; with its boxy pillars, red clay roof tiles and large central courtyards; was built in the […]

LUNUGANGA ESTATE

LUNUGANGA ESTATE

Lunuganga estate is the brainchild of the late architect Geoffrey Bawa (23 July 1919 – 27 May 2003). This country home was his very first muse and his experimental laboratory; while remaining his go-to place for rest and relaxation as his fame increased throughout the years. Designed with the whimsical beauty and eccentric style typical […]

PARAKRAMA SAMUDRA

PARAKRAMA SAMUDRA

Sri Lanka has two large monsoon seasons, each lasting about three months. The rest of the year remains dry and hot, except for a few short heats induced thunderstorms at night. This climate, with its lack of regular water, can have a devastating effect on those who make a living from agriculture. Parakrama Samudra in […]

STRAWBERRY FARM

STRAWBERRY FARM

Strawberry Farm can be reached via Hakgala, Ambewela Road, New Zealand Farm Road. Freshly picked Strawberries are available at many outlets and cafes that serve Strawberry drinks, Ice cream pancakes etc. and very moderating priced. Grown at Ambewela Farm. Adam Agro, Rose Garden and many other farms located in Nuwara Eliya.

MILLENIUM ELEPHANT FOUNDATION

MILLENIUM ELEPHANT FOUNDATION

Millennium Elephant Foundation (MEF) a family run non-government organization (NGO) that is dedicated to improving the welfare of domestic elephants throughout Sri Lanka. MEF was started in 1999 in memory of Sam Samrasinghe. Charity Number 457. We provide and fund the care, medical treatments, food, mahout salaries, the running costs of the charity as well […]

NILAVARAI BOTTOMLESS WELL

NILAVARAI BOTTOMLESS WELL

Situated along the Puttur road in Jaffna and flanked by a modern Sivan Kovil, the Nilavarai Bottomless Well showed no signs of its unique existence. If a visitor were unaware of its location, they might probably pass right by it due to its unremarkable surroundings. However, this was not to be the case as our […]

KEERIMALAI FRESH WATER SPRING

KEERIMALAI FRESH WATER SPRING

Keerimalai is a natural spring lying next to the sea west of Palaly, Jaffna. A bathing tank is built surrounding this pool and only the walls separate the waters of the spring and the sea. Although the tank is so close to the sea, the water is fresh coming from an underground freshwater spring in […]

SPICE GARDENS

SPICE GARDENS

Sri Lanka has always been renowned for its spices. Over 15 different spices call Sri Lanka home and many of them are traded in the international spice market. Cinnamon especially is endemic to Sri Lanka, and the highest quality ‘true cinnamon’ can be obtained here. However, if a visitor does not know the right places […]

LOVER’S LEAP WATERFALLS

LOVER’S LEAP WATERFALLS

This beautiful 30m high Lovers Leap fall in Nuwara Eliya is incipient of the streams and brooks of Sri Lanka’s highest mountain, the Piduruthalagala (2524m). It flows over hard granite ledges and the water is collected in a tank and used for drinking. In dry spells, the flow is languid the fall is said to […]

DIYALUMA WATERFALLS

DIYALUMA WATERFALLS

Diyaluma Falls is 220 m (720 ft) high and the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 361st highest waterfall in the world. It is situated 6 km (3.7 mi) away from Koslanda in Badulla District on Colombo–Badulla highway. The Falls are formed by Punagala Oya, a tributary of Kuda Oya which in turn, is […]

BAMBARAKANDA WATERFALLS

BAMBARAKANDA WATERFALLS

Amongst the majestic mountains of Kalupahana in the Central Highlands; leaps the beautiful horsetail waterfall of Bambarakanda Ella. A Horsetail Fall descends a very nearly vertical rock face, maintaining some contact with it. As the tallest falls in the island, Bambarakanda has a vertical height of 263m (863 feet); and is ranked 299th amongst the […]

BAMBARAKIRI ELLA WATERFALLS

BAMBARAKIRI ELLA WATERFALLS

Bambarakiri Ella Falls in Sri Lanka or Bambarakele Waterfall is a tall waterfall in Sri Lanka. Dropping down a sheer vertical rockface down a height of 263m (863 feet), Bambarakanda waterfall takes the position of the world’s 299th tallest waterfall.

YAHANGALA – BED ROCK

YAHANGALA – BED ROCK

The great King Ravana’s body was kept after his death upon this rock called Yahangala (bedrock), for his countrymen to pay their last respects to their dear departed king. Geographically this rock is visible from miles away on its 3 sides. This rock is not a place to mock around and it’s not an easy […]

KNUCKLES MOUNTAIN RANGE

KNUCKLES MOUNTAIN RANGE

Knuckles range also called Dumbara mountain range is located off Kandy, in the northern end of Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. To the south and east of the mountain range is Mahaweli river basin while to the west are Matale plains. The Knuckles range is one of the loveliest nature attractions of Sri Lanka. The […]

LIPTON’S SEAT

LIPTON’S SEAT

Lipton’s Seat is a high observation point in the hills of Poonagala. Located on the top of the town’s namesake, Poonagala Hill, it is also near the Dambatenne Tea Factory. Lipton’s Seat is so named because the famed Scottish baron and tea planter Sir Thomas Lipton used it as the seat to survey his empire […]

RIVERSTON PEAK

RIVERSTON PEAK

The Riverston Peak in Sri Lanka can be reached by traveling, about 30km away from the Matale town, down the Matale – Girandurukotte Road. This secretive windy road, with its sharp hairpin turns, offers some of the best views to the surrounding countryside; to the extent that it is called the Mini World’s End. Though […]

HIRIKETIYA BEACH

HIRIKETIYA BEACH

A small beach with great surfing, lots of greenery, and some fine establishments for eats and hangs. Hiriketiya is one of those sleepy Southern beaches that – after being ‘discovered’ by backpackers – is not so sleepy anymore. Locals can kick themselves for not finding it earlier, but tourism also brings restaurants and hotels and […]

ELEPHANT ROCK POINT

ELEPHANT ROCK POINT

Elephant rock, located south of Arugam Bay, is an isolated beach that can be reached within 15 minutes by tuk-tuk or Jeep. If you like to walk it is about 3 km to the south of Arugam Bay. You will appreciate the extent of the beautiful beaches. In the early morning or evening, you can […]

WHISKEY POINT

WHISKEY POINT

Whiskey Point Located north of Arugam Bay is a very popular area for its surf break, which is one of the best in the area and in the nation. You can find both surf lessons and board rentals. Friday and Wednesday night parties at Whiskey Point are a great way to let loose after a […]

POTTUVIL POINT

POTTUVIL POINT

Small, hollow right-hand reef break about 6km north of Arugam Bay. Pottuvil Point is a playful right-hand, sand-bottom point and on a good south swell, the wave begins up the point and can run close to the shore for almost a kilometer. The wave breaks so close to shore that you can simply step off […]

MARBLE BEACH

MARBLE BEACH

Marble Beach, also known as Marble Bay Beach, is another fine beach in Sri Lanka. The beach is situated at the Marble Bay that comes within the Trincomalee’s natural harbor area. When the day is bright and the sea is calm, you can see the surface shining like marble and that’s how the name is […]

HAKGALA BOTANICAL GARDEN

HAKGALA BOTANICAL GARDEN

The Hakgala gardens were established for the cultivation of the medicinal crop Cinchona and afterward, it was used for Tea cultivation. In 1884 it was changed into a garden with many subtropical and tropical plants. The legendary Indian folktale ‘Ramayana’ states that Sita, the wife of Rama, was abducted and imprisoned in this area by […]

ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDEN

ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDEN

Located in Peradeniya, Kandy – Royal Botanical Garden is the best botanical garden in the whole of Asia. The gardens are attached to the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka. The Orchid House in the garden is well known for its large variety of orchids. The garden was formally established in 1843 with plants brought in […]

PIGEON ISLAND NATIONAL PARK

PIGEON ISLAND NATIONAL PARK

Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks in Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, a coastal town in Eastern Province, encompassing a total area of 471.429 hectares. The island’s name derives from the rock pigeon which has colonized it. The national park […]

HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK

HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK

Horton Plains in Sri Lanka is the coldest and windiest location in the country. It consists of ecosystems such as Montane evergreen forests, grasslands, marshy lands, and aquatic ecosystems. At an altitude of 2,100 meters above sea level, Horton Plains spreads across over 3,169 hectares of the highest tableland of the island. In view of […]

UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK

UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK

The entrance to Udawalawe National Park is located near the 11km post between Timbolketiya and Tanamanwila on Pelmadulla-Timbolketiya A18 road. Dry Monsoon forest with an annual rainfall is about 1520mm has to mean day & night temperatures are 29 & 24 degrees centigrade respectively. The park is situated just south of the Central Highlands, of […]

KAUDULLA NATIONAL PARK

KAUDULLA NATIONAL PARK

Kaudulla National Park is located 190 km away from Colombo in the Polonnaruwa district of the north-central province of Sri Lanka. Kaudulla can be reached by Colombo- Trincomalee main road. The entrance to Kaudulla is 22 km north of the village of Habarana. The closest railway station is at Minneriya. The best time to visit […]

WILPATTU NATIONAL PARK

WILPATTU NATIONAL PARK

Wilpattu National Park is located 25km north of Puttalam or 30km west of Anurdhapura. The park that lies on the northwest coast spans the border between North Central Province and the North Western Province of Sri Lanka. To the south of Wilpattu National Park is River Modergam Aru; to the north is River Kalay Oya. […]

ST. BENEDICT’S MONASTERY (ADISHAM BUNGALOW)

ST. BENEDICT’S MONASTERY (ADISHAM BUNGALOW)

Adisham Hall or Adisham Bungalow is a country house near Haputale, in the Badulla District, Sri Lanka. At present, it houses the Adisham Monastery a congregation of St. Sylvester. The house was built in 1931 by an English aristocrat and planter Sir Thomas Villiers, former Chairman of George Steuart Co, a trading and estate agency […]

WOLFENDHAL CHURCH

WOLFENDHAL CHURCH

The Wolfendhal Church is the oldest Protestant Church in use in Sri Lanka. It celebrates its 253rd anniversary this year. The name of the church derived from the place name Wolfendhal. Christianity was introduced into The Netherlands between 700 and 750 AD. Later at the time of the renaissance in Europe, the teachings of the […]

ST. ANTHONY’S CHURCH

ST. ANTHONY’S CHURCH

In Sri Lanka, St. Anthony has many devotees and several Churches have been erected in his honor. Perhaps the most popular one that daily attracts people of every caste, creed, or race is the one at Kochchikade, in the heart of the city of Colombo. One has only to visit this church on any Tuesday […]

ST. LUCIA’S CATHERDRAL

ST. LUCIA’S CATHERDRAL

Lucy of Sicily whose feast falls on December 13 is venerated the world over as the protectress against eye trouble. Legend has it that she had the most beautiful pair of eyes and that she pulled them out to present them to an unwelcome suitor who was enamored by their beauty. However, her eyes were […]

KATCHIMALAI MOSQUE

KATCHIMALAI MOSQUE

High on a rock in Beruwala, tall, white and towering, surrounded by coconut fronds, stands Ketchimalai mosque. The ancient historic site has been a place of reflection and prayer for centuries, calling unto it every year, scores of pilgrims from all over the island. As Muslims commence the holy month of Ramadan, the Nation took […]

DEWATAGAHA MOSQUE

DEWATAGAHA MOSQUE

Dawatagaha Mosque in Lipton Circus, Colombo, has become a byword in every Muslim home and no Muslim passes the shrine of the saint without paying his respects. The 150-year-old shrine the resting-place of the Muslim saint His Holiness Seyedina as-Sheikh Usman Siddique Ibn Ahdurrahman, who visited Ceylon from Arafat, Arabia and visited Adam’s Peak at […]

MUNNESWARAM TEMPLE

MUNNESWARAM TEMPLE

Munneswaram Temple complex is a collection of five temples, including a Buddhist temple. The central temple dedicated to Shiva is the most prestigious and biggest and is popular amongst Hindus. The other temples are dedicated to Ganesha, Ayyanayake, and Kali. The Kali temple is popular with Buddhists and Roman Catholics. This important Buddhist temple is […]

NALLUR KANDASAMY TEMPLE

NALLUR KANDASAMY TEMPLE

In the hot arid lands of Nallur, in Jaffna, rises the majestic Hindu temple for Skanda/ Murugan – the god of love, war, and beauty. It has reigned over the land for centuries, attracting devotees from various walks of life. The temple itself embodies a kind of peace that can only be felt in the […]

KONESWARAM TEMPLE

KONESWARAM TEMPLE

, or the Holy Koneswaram Temple, is a Hindu temple in Thirukonamalai (Trincomalee) on the east coast of Sri Lanka. The temple lies on a high rocky promontory surrounded on three sides by the sea. It bears a history of over three millennia with its records indicating its roots in 1580 BC. This, still beautiful, […]

AVUKANA BUDDHA STATUE

AVUKANA BUDDHA STATUE

Avukana Buddha statue is located at 30km northwest of Dambulla close to the ancient Kala Weva man-made rainwater reservoir. It can be reached from Kekirawa on Dambulla-Anuradhapura road. This is the tallest ancient Buddha statue of Sri Lanka.

LITTLE ADAM’S PEAK

LITTLE ADAM’S PEAK

Little Adams Peak whether considering the word ‘Little’, it is named after the sacred Adams Peak regarding the similarity between the two mountains. Therefore, the mountain was called Little Adams Peak. It is 1141 m in height. Little Adam’s Peak attracts many travelers who come to Sri Lanka. Gradually with an easy hike up to […]

ABHAYAGIRI MONASTERY

ABHAYAGIRI MONASTERY

Abhayagiri Monastery in Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura established in the second century B.C., by King Valagamabau, during its glorious days, was not only complex of monastic buildings, but also a great seat of learning. Unlike the orthodox Mahavihara monastery, Abhayagiri Monastery accommodated the intellectual discussion on various schools of Buddhist thought in addition to Theravada Buddhism, […]

KELANIYA TEMPLE

KELANIYA TEMPLE

built on the banks of the Kelaniya River is one of the most sacred sites of Sri Lanka. It is believed Buddha together with 500 Arahats (Supremely enlightened beings) visited Kelaniya on the Vesak day of the Buddhist Era 2531 and expounding of the Dhamma, the Buddhist doctrine to the inhabitants of the island. Buddha’s […]

RANKOTH VIHARA STUPA

RANKOTH VIHARA STUPA

Polonnaruwa was the second kingdom of the ancient kings of Sri Lanka, after the kingdom of Anuradhapura. Following the older tradition of the kings of the first kingdom, the Polonnaruwa kings too saw fit to leave their footprints in the form of stupas built during their times of reign. The stupas were usually different from […]

BAHIRAWAKANDA TEMPLE BUDDHA STATUE

BAHIRAWAKANDA TEMPLE BUDDHA STATUE

Rising from a hill adjoining the holy city of Kandy is the giant Buddha statue of Bahirawa Kanda. The statue is a mere 2km from the Temple of The Tooth Relic and was built in 1972. The Bahirawakanda Buddha Statue is located alongside the Sri Maha Bodhi Temple which is on the top of the […]

GANGARAMAYA TEMPLE

GANGARAMAYA TEMPLE

Gangaramaya Temple is one of the most important temples in Colombo, Sri Lanka, being a mix of modern architecture and cultural essence. Located on the Beira Lake, it was completed in the late 19th century. The temple’s architecture demonstrates an eclectic mix of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, and Chinese architecture. This Buddhist temple includes several […]

HULFTSDORF STREET FOOD

HULFTSDORF STREET FOOD

If you want to experience the street food culture of Sri Lanka Hulftsdorf is the place. There are many varieties of street food which could be a treat to your taste buds. This street never sleeps. Even at midnight if you are ready for a crunch get out to Colombo roads & take a tuk […]

MOON PLAINS

MOON PLAINS

Amongst the jagged peaks of the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka; are the surprisingly beautiful and vast slopes of the . Located just off the Nuwara Eliya city; this most recently opened attraction, was once the dumpsite of the tons of garbage used by the dwellers of the nearby city. It was cleaned and reconditioned […]

BEIRA LAKE COLOMBO

BEIRA LAKE COLOMBO

Beira Lake is one of Colombo’s most famous landmarks. It lies right in the middle of the capital and is one of the few places of relaxation and beauty within the city limits. As such the area on and around it has many attractions; not to mention the history of the lake itself. Beira Lake […]

GOLDEN CAVE TEMPLE

GOLDEN CAVE TEMPLE

Located at an elevation of 1118 feet from the sea level rises a massive rock from the surrounding plains of Dambulla of 600 feet high and over 2000 feet in length. It is home to the World’s most acclaimed Cave complex of magnificent Buddha Images and Rock Paintings of vivid colors and shapes constructed and […]

COBRA HOODED CAVE

COBRA HOODED CAVE

This is called Cobra Hooded Cave as it has its shape. The tradition states that Sita was held in captivity here. There are many pre-historic drawings on its ceiling. There is a distinct link between Sita and the cave and the following is inscribed, ‘Parumaka naguliya lene’. It would have been inscribed after Rawana’s period […]

HAMILTON CANAL

HAMILTON CANAL

The British Agent of Revenue and Commerce in 1802, Garvin Hamilton. started a new canal to the east of the earlier cut canal by Sinhalese king and the Dutch. This canal was meant to link the Dutch canal by a series of parallel canals designed to drain the Muturajawela. what happened was the opposite as […]

HOTWELLS – KINNIYA

HOTWELLS – KINNIYA

The is a site with hot wells located in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. There are seven wells in a square shape. Wells are only 3–4 feet deep and you can clearly see the bottom. The temperature is considerably high but varies slightly from one spring to another. Wells run out of the water, when 10-15 buckets […]

GALLE DUTCH FORT

GALLE DUTCH FORT

The Galle Fort, or Dutch Fort as it is also known, is a fortification first built by the Portuguese on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. The initial fortifications, which were built in the late 16th century, were quite basic. However, the fort underwent extensive modifications in the 17th century by the Dutch, making it […]

SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS

SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS

Sigiriya is one of the most valuable historical monuments of Sri Lanka. Referred by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World this ancient palace and fortress complex has significant archaeological importance and attracts thousands of tourists every year. It is probably the most visited tourist destination of Sri Lanka. The palace is located in […]

PIDURANGALA ROCK

PIDURANGALA ROCK

While Sigiriya Rock is rich in history and has some pretty dramatic features such as the lion’s paw and the mirror wall, Pidurangala Rock has a much more natural feel, despite also housing a temple. Pidurangala Rock is adjacent to Sigiriya Rock and is the best viewing spot of Sigiriya Rock as it is only […]

COCONUT TREE HILL – MIRISSA

COCONUT TREE HILL – MIRISSA

Coconut Tree Hill is presumably the most well-known place in Mirissa. You can watch the infinite sea and Mirissa bay area from the top of this amazing place. It takes you 10-15 min walk up the street from Mirissa Beach. You can reach here through Bandaramulla temple and also you can access this place via […]

RUWANWELISAYA

RUWANWELISAYA

The Ruwanwelisaya (also written as Ruvanvalisaya) is a stupa in Sri Lanka, considered a marvel for its architectural qualities and sacred to many Buddhists all over the world. Simply known also as the Great Stupa, the Ruvanvalisaya was constructed by Dutthagamani (Dutugemunu) after he became king in 161 BCE beating Chola King Ellalan. This was […]

NINE ARCHE’S BRIDGE

NINE ARCHE’S BRIDGE

The Nine Arch Bridge in Ella is on the Demodara loop and spans 91 meters at a height of 24m. The beautiful nine arches make it a very picturesque spot especially as it is located in a dense jungle and agricultural setting. Behind the railway, a forest is booming, and below, tea leaves are being […]

ONE GALLE FACE

ONE GALLE FACE

is the largest shopping mall in Sri Lanka with the view of Galle Face Green. The great thing about One Galle Face is the fact that it has something for everybody, and of course with a retail space this big, you could expect nothing less! It has a retails space for almost all international brands, […]

SEA TURTLE HATCHERY

SEA TURTLE HATCHERY

Turtles are reptiles of the order Chelonii. Therefore, they are also called chelonians by researchers and conservationists. Chelonians are characterized by the special bony shell or carapace, which is developed from their ribs and acts as a shield. They are an old group with the very first proto-turtles having evolved over 220 million years ago […]

WATER SPORTS

WATER SPORTS

An island encircled by the sea, with many lakes and rivers flowing all over the island, hence water sports have gained popularity in Sri Lanka, in particular, Bentota. A popular tourist resort town with its long Bentota River that opens out into the Indian ocean along the coastline of Bentota and Aluthgama. Jet-skiing, Diving & […]

MADU GANGA RIVER SAFARI

MADU GANGA RIVER SAFARI

The Madu Ganga is a minor watercourse which originates near Uragasmanhandiya in the Galle District of Sri Lanka, before widening into the Madu Ganga Lake at Balapitiya. The river then flows for a further 4.4 km (2.7 mi) before draining into the Indian Ocean. In the Southern region of Sri Lanka lies the Galle district. […]

WHITE WATER RAFTING

WHITE WATER RAFTING

Experience in the picturesque Kelani River, covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids. This activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years with safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given by our white-water rafting instructors beforehand. The distance covered is around 5 KMs. The river and its […]

SURFING & WINDSURFING

SURFING & WINDSURFING

is a popular water sport among foreign tourists who visit the palm-fringed pristine beaches of Sri Lanka. The most popular surfing beaches of the island are Hikkaduwa of the South Western coastal belt and Arugam Bay (which is an International surfing competition venue) of the Eastern coastal belt of Sri Lanka. Since the early ’60s, […]

WHALE WATCHING

WHALE WATCHING

in the Indian Ocean is eye candy for animal lovers. Visitors can witness the ever-smiling Dolphins & The largest mammal Blue whales by passing them from a cruise. Sri Lanka’s whale watching is famous among travelers since it can be experienced in any period of the year. The ideal locations for Whale Watching are Dondra […]

YALA NATIONAL PARK

YALA NATIONAL PARK

Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka, bordering the Indian Ocean. There are six national parks and three wildlife sanctuaries in the vicinity of Yala. Among the largest is Lunugamvehera National Park. The park is situated in the dry semi-arid climatic region and rain is received mainly during the northeast monsoon.

SCUBA DIVING

SCUBA DIVING

There are many Scuba Diving sites in Sri Lanka that spread out across the Western, Southern and Eastern coasts of the island. These locations are of such variety and beauty enabling even amateur scuba divers, as well as the experienced ones, revel in the opportunities presented. Sri Lanka’s Scuba Diving sites offer opportunities for all […]

ZIPLINE

ZIPLINE

Ella, Sri Lanka has always offered something unique to travelers choosing Sri Lanka. Flying Ravana Mega Zipline is one of them. This two-lined zipline claims pride for being the second-longest zipline in South East Asia with half a kilometer in distance and the average speed of this zip line can hit more than 80 KMPH.

ATV RIDE

ATV RIDE

Sri Lanka is an adventure seeker’s paradise. It has everything for a traveler who loves adventures. And ATV rides are one of the favorite activities for an adventure enthusiast. There are many spots like Ella, Kithulgala & Avissawella in Sri Lanka for an outstanding ATV, 4WD or off-road tours.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Cycling and Mountain biking in Sri Lanka is an excellent way to enjoy the lovely sceneries of Sri Lanka. The network of main roads and innumerable country roads, gravel paths, footpaths, cart tracks, dirt tracks, and estate tracks make all corners of the small island accessible to the cycling enthusiasts. The terrain throughout the country […]

HIKING & TREKKING

HIKING & TREKKING

Sri Lanka’s diversity of terrain provides the opportunity for amazing treks and hikes, especially in the Central Highlands. Trekking and hiking through the paddy fields, tea plantations, spice gardens, waterfalls, streams, dense forests, hills, and mountains of the tropical island of Sri Lanka bring about a unique experience that cannot be obtained any other way. […]

ROCK CLIMBING

ROCK CLIMBING

Rock climbing is an established extreme sport that involves climbing, upward, downward, or across, natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. Sri Lanka is an amazing destination to try all of the Rock Climbing types such as Aid Climbing, Free Climbing, Bouldering, Lead Climbing & Solo Climbing. There are many places in Sri Lanka that […]

ADAM’S PEAK (SRI PADAYA)

ADAM’S PEAK (SRI PADAYA)

The amazing Adam’s Peak is Sri Lanka’s fourth highest mountain at 2244m and is located 40km northeast of Ratnapura. Adam’s Peak or the Sri Pada is an important pilgrim site. Buddhist believe the impression on the summit is the footprint of Lord Buddha himself. Though it takes around 5 hours to reach the peak by […]

GREGORY LAKE

GREGORY LAKE

Gregory Lake was created in 1873 by the British era Governor at the time, Sir William Gregory, supposedly for the purpose of providing electricity. However, the lake was mainly used for leisure and recreation after it was built. The lake and the surrounding area make up the Gregory Lake Area. Gregory Lake or Gregory Reservoir, […]

TEA PLANTATION & TEA FACTORY VISIT

TEA PLANTATION & TEA FACTORY VISIT

Sri Lanka’s lush green hill country is a patchwork of rolling, seemingly endless tea plantations. A visit to one of these estates is a defining experience of any trip to this magnificent country. The lower mountain slopes of Sri Lanka’s verdant highlands are swathed in millions of tea bushes making up the estates. These historic […]

SINHARAJA RAIN FOREST

SINHARAJA RAIN FOREST

Sinharaja Rain Forest is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This beauty of the world was originally declared a forest reserve in 1875 and due to its international importance, it was designated as […]

SEMBUWATTA LAKE

SEMBUWATTA LAKE

Sembuwatta Lake is a tourist attraction situated at Elkaduwa in the Matale District of Sri Lanka, adjacent to the Campbell’s Lane Forest Reserve. Sembuwatta Lake is a man-made lake created from natural spring water. Alongside the lake is a natural swimming pool. Sembuwatta Lake is believed to be 9 m (30 ft) to 12 m […]

TEMPLE OF THE SACRED TOOTH RELIC

TEMPLE OF THE SACRED TOOTH RELIC

Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is […]

Train Ride (Kandy to Ella)

Train Ride (Kandy to Ella)

The train trip from Ella to Kandy in Sri Lanka, or the other way around, is considered to be one of the most beautiful train trips in the world. This train ride is seven hours long and takes you through stunning landscapes of green and lush tea plantations and mountain views. The train trip between […]

Kandy Lake

Kandy Lake

Kandy Lake, also known as the Sea of Milk (Kiri Muhuda), is a man-made lake in the heart of Kandy. It’s known to have built in 1807 by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe next to the Temple of the Tooth. Over the years, it has become diminished in size. One of the many legends has it […]

Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon

You’ve never experienced true magic until you’ve flown in a Hot Air Balloon over Sri Lanka. an excursion that has caught on fast with locals and tourists alike is hot air ballooning, drifting gently over the cultural triangle, or a wildlife park in a hot air balloon will be unforgettable, actually, nothing beats a hot […]

Minneriya National Park

Minneriya National Park

Minneriya National Park is the world’s largest known meeting place of Asian Elephants in the world. During this period herds, up to 350 elephants are seen at the 8,890-hectare park within a few square kilometers of the Minneriya Tank. Some reports account number of elephants as high as 700. In August and September each year […]

Habarana Village Safari

Habarana Village Safari

Take a real village walk through the rustic rural community of Sigiriya and Habarana accompanied by an expert guide. It’s not merely a walk only but an authentic encounter with the local village folk; experiencing their lifestyles, their culture, and their hospitality. By authentic we mean it’s a true village scenario, not one set up […]

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya is one of the most valuable historical monuments of Sri Lanka. Referred by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World this ancient palace and fortress complex has significant archaeological importance and attracts thousands of tourists every year. It is probably the most visited tourist destination in Sri Lanka. The palace is located in […]

Archaeological Ruins

Archaeological Ruins

Sri Lanka’s history dates back to more than 2500 years. These ancient cities and their glorious remains that are temples, fortresses, statues and irrigation feats still have the ability to make people gaze at them with reverence. Ancient sites are considered to be archeological gold mines because they are evidence to a very rich civilization. […]

Spice & Herbal Garden

Spice & Herbal Garden

Sri Lanka has always been renowned for its spices. Over 15 different spices call Sri Lanka home and many of them are traded in the international spice market. Cinnamon especially is endemic to Sri Lanka, and the highest quality ‘true cinnamon’ can be obtained here. A visit to one of any spice gardens in the […]

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one of the most popular excursions and tourist destinations since its inception back in 1975. The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage spans 25 acres and is located in very close proximity to the Maha Oya, which is where the elephants are taken for baths. Pinnawala Orphanage has the largest herd of captive […]