Sightseeing/Leisure

Bentota Beach

Visit Bentota beach to experience crystal clear, clean and shallow waters that the whole family can enjoy. If you are into water sports like water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, windsurfing, and other water adventures, then Bentota beach is the ideal place to visit. Get amongst the water wildlife with boat safaris, and crocodile and bird watching to name a few. Located in the Galle District, Bentota is 65 kilometers south of the main city Colombo.

Mirissa Beach

Mirissa is world famous for spotting blue and sperm whales. Located in the Matara district, this coastal town is approximately 150km south of Colombo. Known as one of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka with it’s golden sand and clear blue waters, Mirissa is also a popular tourist destination for its well known nightlife.

Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna beach is well known for its amazing coral and breath-taking beach. Located in the Galle district, Unawatuna is around 108km south of Colombo. Unawatuna is a popular tourist destination as it is a coastal city packed with a variety of fresh fruit, juices, restaurants and craft shops.

Dickwella Beach

For a romantic stroll on the beach, visit the beautiful Dickwella beach. Dickwella beach is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. You’ll find charming little huts along the beach serving fresh local coconut and fruit juices.

Arugam Bay Beach

Arugam Bay is as Sri Lanka’s most famous surfing beach located in the west coast 314km from Colombo in the town of Pottuvil. Surfers from all over the world visit this beach to ride its waves. You can also go diving and snorkeling, or try and spot some elephants while strolling along the beach when the sun rises.

Sightseeing

Kandy

Located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, 100km from Colombo, Kandy is a town surrounded by mountains. If you’re looking for a cooler climate, Kandy is the right place to visit. You can experience a slightly different culture and lifestyle compared to the coastal towns of Sri Lanka. You can visit the famous Kandy Lake, known as Bogambare Wave, situated right next to the sacred temple DaladaMaligawa.

You can also visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya. Peradeniya’s gardens history dates back to the King’s time. The garden spreads across 147 acres and contains many avenues including Avenue of Palms and Double Coconut Avenue. The most historically significant is the Cannonnball Tree that was planted in 1901 by King George V and Queen Mary.

Nuwara Eliya

NuwaraEliya is one of the coldest towns in Sri Lanka. Most famous for its tea plantations that are well known around the world. When visiting the tea plantations you can see how they pick tea leaves and go on tea factory tours that include tea tastings. Indulge in the spectacular sceneries that the tea plantations have to offer with endless views of the lush green tea estates. You can also experience the bungalows and gardens made in the Colonial era.

Hakgala Botanical Gardens

Located 16km from NuwaraEliya is the beautiful botanical garden of Hakgala. With it’s cooler temperatures you’ll be able to see the various species of colourful flora that blossom including it’s species of Orchids and Roses.

Horton Plains National Park

Surrounded by mountains and covered by grassland and cloud forest, Horton Plains National Park is located 32km from NuwaraEliya. This is both a sightseeing and adventurous experience with the park reaching altitudes of 2100-2300 metres and containing many species of flora and fauna. Visit this park to explore the biodiverse plains.