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Things to do in Sri Lanka

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          Sri Lanka is a country with all-round excursions to cover. Choose the excursion which best suits your traveling style. Team Tripnino has broken up the excursions into categories to make planning your trip much reasonable. The island country of Sri Lanka is known as the gem of the Indian Ocean. With diverse landscapes and cultures spread across the different regions of Sri Lanka, there really is something for everyone to experience here.

World Heritage

When talking about World Heritage sites you think of a location with cultural or physical significance, Well when touring Sri Lanka you can choose between 8 UNESCO world heritage sites to visit. Apart from the everyday talk of the tropical climate and golden beaches, Sri Lanka is equally famous for many heritage sites that reveal its true identity and uniqueness. These sites are of either cultural natural or historical significance which keeps the travelers’ eyes glued to them throughout the year and are absolute marvels.

Sigiriya rock fortress

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters high.

Anuradhapura ancient city

When it comes to major city’s in Sri Lanka, one can not overlook the capital city of the North Central Province, Anuradhapura. It was a seat of power in Sri Lanka from 380BC and 1100BC. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries

 

Polonnaruwa ancient city

Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. It comprises, besides the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas, the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century.

 

Kandy

Kandy is a large city in central Sri Lanka. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest. The city's heart is scenic Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake), which is popular for strolling. Kandy is famed for sacred Buddhist sites When it comes to the Kandy as a  world heritage site what gets in your mind? Obviously, it should be including the temple of the tooth(Dalada maligawa). the shrine celebrated with the grand Esala Perahera annual procession.

Galle

Recognized as a cultural heritage site by UNESCO for its amazing mixture of European architecture and South Asian traditions, Galle Fort is a creation of the Portuguese back in 1588. It was further strengthened by the Dutch during their power, hence also known as Dutch Fort. This beauty is located on the southwest coast of the island, presently home to popular restaurants, cafes, museums and heritage monuments.

 


Dambulla

Dambulla is located in the central part of Sri Lanka and falls alongside the Sigiriya cultural tour. The cave temple is also known as the Golden Temple. The most famous icon of this temple is the Golden statue of the Buddha, and the statues in the caves that are of Buddha, kings, gods, and goddesses.  Not to forget the paintings done across the walls and the ceiling of the cave, displaying images of Bodhi Satva, Buddha and other linear and floral designs.

  


Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a world heritage and biodiversity hotspot which is also a major ecotourism destination in Sri Lanka. It is one of the few virgin forests left in the world. This evergreen rain forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the few virgin rainforests left to date. Damp mysterious and teeming with life, Sinharaja Forest Reserve - A UNESCO world heritage site - encompasses the largest single swath of remaining low land tropical rain forest in the country. Over 130 birds, species are found here including many of the 33 species endemic to Sri Lanka. There also rich reptile population and myriads of insects species, many yet to be classified. Mammals scenes here including the purple-faced langur monkey and the giant squirrel.



Nature and Wildlife

Sri Lanka is well known for its abundant wildlife and Varying habitats. The temperature can change within a matter of hours between two cities, one can be hot and near the beach and the other can be up in the hill country and very cold.

Safari

There are so many wildlife that is very thrilling, You have the opportunity to choose them as you wish. Moreover, you will get to know that wildlife safaris are must suitable for families. You will get the chance of seeing various endemic birds elephants, And also to have photographs of them. As well as experience our unique ever smiling mix of people and cultures. You'll simply have a great time here.

Popular Wildlife National Parks in Sri Lanka🐯🐍🐘🐻

Whale watching &Dolphin watching 

Ready for the experience of a lifetime? Whale watching is on many people’s bucket lists, yet not everyone can say they’ve glimpsed these majestic mammals in their natural environment. We’ll give it our best shot as we take you exploring off the coast of Mirissa, well-renowned as one of the world’s top whale watching destinations.

 

Elephant Orphanages

The orphanage is run by the government and was initially created to protect abandoned or orphaned elephants. It was set up in 1975 to rescue four orphaned baby elephants when they could no longer be looked after at Dehiwala  Zoo. Today it has become the home to the largest captive group of elephants in the world and is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular attractions, both among tourists and locals.

Inside the Orphanage there are about 80 elephants of all various ages and sizes, walking around a fairly large territory. The elephants are controlled by their mahouts (keepers), who feed them and watch out so they don`t endanger anyone. They do however walk freely around the area and among the visitors most of the time. The specialty of these elephants orphanages is it`s safe to say that nowhere else in Sri Lanka are you likely to see that many elephants so close up.

 

 

Religious and Cultural 

As a cultural country filled with customs and tradition, Sri Lanka offers locals and visitors vibrant events for visitors to indulge in. Whether they are religious or customary, each event holds a set of traditions that are required to be carried out.

Religious Festivals : 

Cultural Festivals :

 

Buddhist Temples:

 

                                        

Beaches

Pristine Beaches around the country. Don’t miss up your wonderful opportunity visiting the pristine beaches around Sri Lanka. You can spend the whole time relaxing on the beaches. Enjoy your vacation /tour here in Sri Lanka. As activities, you can do Surfing, Diving and many more other activities as you wish

Unawatuna Beach

Mirissa Beach

Bentota beach

Arugam Bay Beach

Hikkaduwa Beach

Trincomalee Beach

 Galle face green

Nilaweli Beach

 Beruwala Beach

 

 

 

Adventure and Sports

  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Kandalama hot air ballooning tour
  • Ella rock climbing

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What do we know about Sri Lanka other than the inviting land with rich culture, amazing landscape, visually appealing beauty, vast palms with high waterfalls? The best thing about Sri Lanka is other than tourism it offers a perfect adventure holiday that you must not give a miss. Get your Sri Lanka visa and explore every corner of this beautiful island in the true spirit of adventure. Join in the adventure holidays and experience the never publicized activities in Sri Lanka. Here is what you must try when you get your Sri Lanka tour packages.

Sea Sports

The island of Sri Lanka has an abundance of beaches where water sports are carried out. Let us talk about which ones are most thrilling and what is the best place in Sri Lanka to enjoy each sport. Moreover, you can spend the whole time relaxing on the beaches and enjoy your vacation /tour here in Sri Lanka. As activities, you could do the following.

 

Shops and Resturants

What are the best shopping malls and restaurants in Sri Lanka? Do you have any idea about them, Sri Lanka's got super awesome shopping centers and awesome restaurants to taste your taste buds. Here are the best restaurants & Shopping malls in SriLanka

  • Jetwing lighthouse
  • Colombo city center
  • Dutch Hospital
  • Colombo shopping center

 

 Spice gardens 

  • New ranweli spice garden


Tea

  • Dambatenna tea factory
  • Lipton Seat
  • Tea Factory/Estate Nuwaraeliya
  • Tea Factory/Estate Galle
  • Tea Factory/Estate Kandy

Train Rides in Sri Lanka 

The train routes in Sri Lanka are some of the most beautiful in the world. Travelers dream of taking the train to the hill country, through old pine forests and foggy tea estates. Don’t miss these unforgettable rail journeys that will leave you breathless and wanting more. Find out which are the best routes and where to catch the trains. Here are the best spectacular train rides in Sri Lanka.

 Colombo to Kandy Train Ride

Nuwara Eliya to Ella Train Rides

Nuwara Eliya To Kandy Train Ride

Colombo to Galle Train Ride

Kandy to Ella Train Ride

 

Park Gardens  

 

Railway Stations