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India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea. Take stress off the schedule by using our Sri Lanka trip planner.
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Places to visit in Sri Lanka

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Sigiriya Fortress ©
World heritage site
Sigiriya Fortress Sigiriya
4.6
Duration: 3h 30 min
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Religious Site
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic Kandy
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
World heritage site
Golden Temple of Dambulla Dambulla
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Udawalawe National Park
National Park
Udawalawe National Park Udawalawe National Park
4.4
Duration: 8 hours

Nature in Sri Lanka

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Little Adam's Peak ©
Mountain
Little Adam's Peak Ella
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Kandy Lake ©
Water Body
Kandy Lake Kandy
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
World heritage site
Sinharaja Forest Reserve Galle
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
Horton Plains National Park ©
National Park
Horton Plains National Park Nuwara Eliya
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Sri Lanka

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Galle Fort ©
World heritage site
Galle Fort Galle
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
Mihintale ©
Religious Site
Mihintale Anuradhapura
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
Polonnaruwa ©
World heritage site
Polonnaruwa Polonnaruwa
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Religious Site
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple Colombo
4.1
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Sri Lanka

Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching Kalametiya
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Landmark
Japanese Peace Pagoda Unawatuna
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Safari
Safaris Colombo
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
Bundala National Park ©
National Park
Bundala National Park Weligatta
4.6
Duration: 8 hours

Wildlife in Sri Lanka

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching Mirissa
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling Unawatuna
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Safari
Safaris Tissamaharama
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
See Lanka Travels ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
See Lanka Travels Waikkal
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Sri Lanka

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Urban Island ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Urban Island Colombo
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Made In Ceylon ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Made In Ceylon Unawatuna
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Rice & Carry Bags Shop
Gift & Specialty Shop
Rice & Carry Bags Shop Arugam Bay
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cara Jewellers ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Cara Jewellers Galle
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
Freedom Surf School ©
Surfing / Windsurfing / Kitesurfing
Freedom Surf School Weligama
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Good Spa ©
Spa
Good Spa Weligama
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
ONE FOUR BASE ©
Entertainment Center
ONE FOUR BASE Wewila
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Matara ©
Religious Site
Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Matara Matara
Duration: 30 minutes

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