Things to do in Sri Lanka – Incredible Tips from the Best...

Things to do in Sri Lanka – Incredible Tips from the Best Travel Guides!


Sri Lanka travel guides are the ones who know all the secrets of the country.

Traveling to Sri Lanka? No doubts you will have an amazing holiday.
Sri Lanka is a perfect travel destination to start exploring the South Asia. This country is a small and peaceful island surrounded by the beautiful and unlimited ocean. Sri Lanka is also known for its amazingly friendly people and its magnificent local attractions.
Sri Lanka has a very special holiday package to offer to everyone who is going to visit this fabulous destination. You can find any kind of activity in there, to experience the most excellent holiday of your dream.

Sri Lanka is also known as Ceylon. Ceylon is the wide and open green tea plantations; the calming sounds of the Indian Ocean; the wisdom of Ayurveda and the secret silence of the ancient Buddhist monasteries. No one is in a hurry, except the surfers that chasing waves, and divers pursuing the next portion of the underwater extreme.

Sri Lanka the view from satellite

A great holiday starts with a planning of your adventure. First of all, you need to find your Sri Lanka tour operator or travel guide. You can easily do this online in advance.
Investigation of Sri Lanka with a guide provided to you by tour operator is a great advantage.

  • The first and very and important feature of this excellence – you will not get tired! This is a vital thing for tourists while traveling, as your tour operator will provide you with comfortable transportation options;
  • The second prerogative of this kind of traveling: most of the tour guides are only local people and only locals will be able to show you the interesting locations and tell you many interesting and unique details and facts that you would never find out by yourself. Those unique details in Sri Lanka are everywhere;
  • The last but not least important point is that you don’t need to worry about hotel reservations.

You can choose the best Sri Lanka tour package including 3 or 15 days of staying. But only choosing the best Sri Lanka travel guide you will be able to explore the most unexpected and unique details and facts about every local attraction, covering the most useful information about Sri Lanka.

Let’s explore the most beautiful destinations of Sri Lanka.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

About 86 kilometers north – east from Colombo has situated Pinnawala elephant orphanage. This is a beautiful home for about 90 elephants of all ages – from the youngest ones to seniors. The orphanage was founded back in 1975. It was a shelter for sick and injured elephants, as well as a home for elephants abandoned by their parents and who were found in the forests of Sri Lanka. The Orphanages has got the name “Pinnawala” due to the fact that it is located right near the village Pinnawala.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya is also known as the thirty-eighths wonder of the world. Right in the center of Sri Lanka, surrounded by lush tropical forests rising up the dormant volcano. On the very top of this volcano is situated a real pearl of Asia – Sigiriya. The numerous studies have proved that on this inaccessible plateau life existed over 5000 years ago. But the most amazing fact is that this huge palace surrounded by the moats was built in the 5th century of our time.

At that time the ruler Caçapa created a truly unique construction. It has very powerful features of an impregnable fortress. This place was decorated with incredibly beautiful features – waterfalls and gardens, rocks and fountains, mirror hall. The walls of the fortress were lined up with the highest quality porcelain and the colorful frescoes. The entrance to the King’s chambers was constructed as the wide open lion’s mouth. Unfortunately, it has not survived to nowadays; all we have left from that time are the animals paws.

Minneriya National Park

Minneriya National Park

182 km away from Colombo nearby Polonnaruwa is situated a National Park Minera. This is a dwelling to guard the population of elephants, the number of which has reached 200 individuals. There are many natural utilities in the park like water reservoir and vegetation. All that has become a great natural shelter that provides the food for numerous animals and birds around. Very popular tremendous tourist activity is a jeep safari in the National Park Minera.

Matale Spice Garden

Matale spice garden

City Matale is known as the center of classical Ayurveda, due to the constantly growing spice industry. The city is a production center of medicinal drugs, balms, creams, and ointments. All that you can easily purchase in local stores, shops, and pharmacies. Spice Garden is not an exception – unlimited opportunities to buy any kind of drugs to treat all the imaginable diseases.

Ranweli Spice Garden is considered one of the oldest gardens in Matale. There are other small gardens located along the highway A9. However, the Ranveli is the most famous one because it is the part of a traditional guided tour of Seagrove – Dambulla – Matale – Kandy.

Matale spice garden


Ranweli Spice Garden has all the necessary infrastructure for tourists. You can see how the magic happens in one place: how do the spices grow, how they are collected and processed, know what kind of product was produced based on each spice. And, of course, you can buy any of them for yourself or as a souvenir for your loved ones.

Anuradhapura City Tour

The ancient city of Anuradhapura is located 200 kilometers away from Colombo. Archaeologists believe that this settlement was founded in the 5th century B.C. Anuradhapura carries a very vital cultural and the religious heritage. Sri Maha Bodhi tree is considered one of the major Buddhist shrine in the world. According to legend, Bodhi tree is a tree where Budha was enlightened.


According to the legend, the Dagobah is a place where the holy relics of the Buddha are placed or this architecture creature was built in honor of some important historical events. One and the most popular Ruwanweli Seya – The Wondrous Stupa of Sri Lanka. The diameter of the base of this creature is more than 80 meters. It is known that it was built in the II century BC.


Colombo City Tour

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Colombo City

Сolombo is the largest city in Sri Lanka, which actually is the capital of the country. Colombo – the center of business, commerce and culture. The city of Colombo was founded by Arab traders. Later it was fortified by the Portuguese, then the city was conquered by the Dutch and then British rebuilt it, sounds interesting, isn’t it?
Colombo is a magnificent city to explore. Various and unique styles that combining an amazing heritage of different cultures and religions; ages and nations. It’s really magnificent to see old colonial mansions coexisting with skyscrapers and ancient oriental temples. City tours it’s also a great opportunity to see many interesting local unique restaurants.

Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay
Arugam Bay

It is absolutely the most favorite destination for all the water sports enthusiasts. They head to Arugam Bay from all over the world. The sports season here starts in the begging of the spring and lasts until late autumn. Arugam Bay is the venue for the world surfing championship. During this annual event, Sri Lanka attracts the best surfers from all around the world. Besides, the diverse of flora and fauna of the underwater world in the Gulf beckons the lovers of diving and snorkeling. You will be impressed by the magical coastal scenery.

Sri Lanka Vedda Tribe

Sri Lanka Vedda Tribe

Somewhere deep in the Sri Lanka island, there are Ancient Tribes. One of the most famous of them is the Tribe Vedda . Up to now, several hundreds of families of Vedda proceed their initial, primitive way of living. Oh yeah, they are not tempted by the benefits of modern civilization. These people eat everything that the lucky hunters will bring to the family from the woods, and they still foment fire with stones. Men still wear only loincloths. Veddas are very friendly and are happy to show their customs and rituals to tourists.

The culture of Sri Lanka has managed to retain a lot of own ancient traditions, despite the fact that the country was influenced by the European colonizers. Most of the ancient national arts like painting, sculpture, and architecture, one way or another are connected with the country’s dominant religion – Buddhism. The modern entertainment is a very important point of culture in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is amazing! This is an incredible travel destination is waiting for you to be explored. Looking forward to your comments and if you like this post please share it with your friends.

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  • John Morningside

    Thanks so much for good review! extremely nice pics and guide

  • You are very wellcome!!! More interesting things are coming up soopn 😉

  • Marta Tsvengrosh

    Fantastic article! I visited Sri Lanka several years ago, and now I want to go again – there are so much more places to see!

  • Thank you Marta! I am also thinking about visiting this place, so much to do especially for divers 😉