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What to do in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a Southern Asian country that has everything you need for a memorable trip. From historical sites, beaches, tropical forests, high mountains, and heaps of amazing wildlife, you’ll find it hard to leave Sri Lanka just like the others.
Make your way to Kandy and visit Sri Dalada Maligawa and Peradeniya Botanical Gardens to instantly give your travel photos a great start. Don’t forget to include the ancient temple ruins in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, and Medirigiriya Sri Lanka.
Add a panoramic background of lush nature to your pictures when you climb Matale’s Sigiraya or Pidurangala Rocks. Then catch your breath and have a cuppa in Nuwara Eliya’s charming villages.
Matale also has the Little Word’s End for breathtaking views. You can even see the real World’s End when you hike up to Horton Plains National Park, proving to everyone you know that you’ve left your comfort zone.
Make a splash and go white water rafting in Kitulgala’s Kelani River or take a crack at kite surfing in Kalpitiya. Are you more of a beach bum? Trincomalee’s Nilaveli Beach is perfect. Leave as many footprints as you’d like and go hunting for other stunning beaches in Galle, Unawatuna, and Pasikuda.
See rich marine life by going whale watching and dolphin chasing in Mirissa and Kalpitiya, or swim with the turtles in Hikkaduwa. For land creatures, head to Yala National Park for an awesome wildlife safari experience. Ride the elephants in Udawalawe or help take care of the happiest gentle giants in the Elephant Sanctuary.
Get to know the locals too by spending your Sri Lankan Rupees shopping and dining at Bastian Mawatha’s floating market and restaurant. Then fly to Colombo and see the sunset in beautiful Galle Face Green.
Need some more travel inspiration? Check out the Nerd Nomads’ guide to Sri Lanka.
When to visit Sri Lanka
The best time to visit Sri Lanka is on April and from September to November for good weather across the country. For language, Sinhala, Tamil, and English are mostly used. English is used in popular cities and areas, but if you plan to explore other parts of Sri Lanka, it’s best you bring good phrasebooks to help you.
Australians need to secure a visa and an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to visit Sri Lanka. Check out Smartraveller for more info about your travel documents.
Travelling to and around Sri Lanka
You’ll be landing in Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport. From there, you can start exploring Sri Lanka by plane, ship, train, bus, taxi, or by signing up for tours.
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