Places To Visit in SriLanka

Places To Visit in SriLanka

Lonely Planet listed Sri Lanka as #1 Travel Destination for 2019. We expect Sri Lanka to be #1 again in twenty-twenty. Sri Lanka has a wide variety of places to visit for travelers.

From exotic beaches, refreshing hill country and scenic train rides, you can find your dream destination in Sri Lanka. Here are some of the best and beautiful places to visit in Sri Lanka. The following are the top tourist destinations in Sri Lanka.


Negombo is located approximately 37 km north of the commercial capital of Colombo in Sri Lanka. It has good beaches as well as it is the closest to the Bandaranaike International Airport.

Major attractions of Negombo include Negombo Lagoon, churches, fishing and Dutch forts that you can visit.

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Being the commercial city of Colombo, it is the most known by travelers when it comes to top tourist places in Sri Lanka. Colombo is a busy city and your trip to Sri Lanka won’t be complete if you don’t visit Colombo.

Major attractions of Colombo include Galle Face Green, Gangaramaya Temple, Lotus tower and Old Parliament.

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Sigiriya is known for the lion rock fortress, which is considered as the Eight Wonder of the World. Sigiriya holds a very good spot in the list of places to visit in Sri Lanka. Sigiriya is around 170 KM far from Colombo, which you can reach in little more than 4 hours.

Major attractions of Sigiriya include Lion Rock Fortress, Minneriya Nation Park (closeby), Hot Air Balloon, Dambulla Cave Temple, and more…

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04 – KANDY

Kandy is the hill capital of Sri Lanka. Kandy has a dominant place in the history of Sri Lanka, now Kandy records a good interest from the travelers. Kandy is around 120KM away from Colombo, it will take a little more than 2 hours to reach Kandy.

Major attractions of Kandy include Temple of Tooth Relic and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (closeby)

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This place to visit in Sri Lanka is often considered as a little england. The place has stunning views which are excellent for photographs not to mention the chilling climate. Nuwara Eliya is about 170 KM away from Colombo and will take around a little more than 5 hours to get there, but trust us it is worth the travel.

Major attractions in Nuwara Eliya include Lake Gregory, Victoria Park and more.

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06 – ELLA

Ella is about 300 KM away from Colombo, considering the distance you should take the World’s Best Train ride which starts from Nanu Oya. Ella is another popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka, mostly know for its train ride.

Major attractions in Ella include Ravana’s Cave, Nine Arch Bridge & Ravana Falls.

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07 – YALA

If you like wildlife then Yala is the best destination that you should be considering to visit in Sri Lanka. From animals ranging from elephants to leopards are easy to be witnessed here. Yala National Park is a well-preserved forest reserve.

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08: Udawalawe

Udawalawe is situated in the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, in Sri Lanka. Udawalawa National Park is well known for elephants and water birds. The park is a 4 hours drive from Colombo.

The prominent advantage over Minneriya Natural Park is that you can see elephants in close quarters.

You can easily find accommodation as most hotels are located near the park entrance. You can also have a look at the Udawalawe Reservoir after the safari.

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Mirissa is a very less crowded tourist place in Sri Lanka. Mirissa is famous for two things; 1. Whale Watching, 2. The beaches. Mirissa has beautiful beaches and you can enjoy that in the dazzling sun. Enjoy your Whale Watching in the afternoon then later in the day enjoy your time on the beaches.

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Bentota is situated on the down south of Sri Lanka. From Colombo, Bentota is about 100 KM far and takes around 2 hours to get there. Once you are there you can enjoy fascinating beaches, turtle hatchery and engage in water activities.

If you are kind of a beach person, then definitely you should add Bentota in your bucket.

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Those were our best places to visit in Sri Lanka. You can anytime visit these tourist places and get a great experience here in Sri Lanka. From Sri Lanka Tour Drivers, we do provide a variety of experiences that you can experience. Go check them out.