Sri Lanka Tourism

Sri Lanka is a picturesque island country in South Asia. It evokes images of adoring landscapes, stimulating mountains, emerald tea gardens, oodles of elephants and sparkling beaches. People visit here to relax and experience its colonial architecture belonging to the time of Portuguese, Dutch and English rule. Its cultures are diverse and give it a rich outlook.

History & Culture
Sri Lanka was set up as early as 10,000 B.C.E. Today, the island has bloomed in terms of technology, innovation and settlement. Most of its cultural background comes from the heritage of Theravada Buddhism. The country has a thriving artistic tradition which shows in its music, dance, and visual arts. Architecture of the island is also worth cherishing.

Places to Visit

Ella Gap flaunts splendid views of the southern mountain wall. The place looks like a beautiful paradise with stunning countryside, miniature vegetable plots, extensive tea plantations and lush forests. Visit here to spend some moments of peace and relax.

Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya belongs to the 19th century. It has a colonial aura and its natural vistas are worth cherishing. From pristine tea plantations to cascading waterfalls and striking mountains, Nuwara Eliya has all the possible wonders of nature.  

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Enjoy sights of beautiful Asian elephants at this Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. This is an orphanage as well as a breeding ground for elephants where they can be seen eating, playing, bathing, etc.

This natural wonder also has historical lures. This is the second oldest kingdom in the country where you can see 12th century ruins. The Archaeological Museum here charms the heart of all apart from a stunningly decorated Sacred Quadrangle.

Adams Peak
Witnessing the beauty of Adams Peak is must in Sri Lanka. Climb up to the peak from where you will witness stunning sunrise views. The place has abundance of biodiversity and it remains a popular UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Galle Fort
Galle Fort has a huge historical importance. Its history goes back to the 17th century and it was constructed by Dutch colonists. Today it houses courts and businesses and remains a major commercial complex. One can also spot Sri Lanka’s oldest lighthouse, a maritime museum and a famous Shiva temple here.

Yala National Park
An escapade to this National Park is a must to spot the majestic looking leopards residing here. Yala National Park is known for housing one of the highest densities of leopards on the planet. The Park has flourishing flora with thick grassy plains, lush forest, lagoons and a coastline.    

Beaches of Sri Lanka surely remain its key attractions. Spend some time at the Unawatuna beach where whale shark can be spotted, or visit the Bentota beach lined up with many luxury medicine centres and relaxing spa.

Shopping in Sri Lanka
Shopping in Sri Lanka is all about going out in the local markets and buying some authentic products. Ceylon Tea is a popular Souvenir bought by every traveller. Locally crafted Olanda Furniture has its own charm. Most of the markets sell Japanese porcelain products which are made by the locals only. Also, do not miss buying Wood carvings like wood carved masks. Travellers can also pick Antiques, Sri Lankan Stone Art, Carved & Painted Wooden Furniture, Sri Lankan Paintings and Cinnamon Tree Bowls from Sri Lanka.

Best Time to Visit
Though Sri Lanka is a year-round destination, months from January to April and mid-July to September are perfect for enjoying a day out here.

How to Reach
Bandaranaike Internal Airport is an international airport connected with rest of the world. Other important airport is Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. As it is an island nation, it cannot be accessed by train or road.


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