Top 10 Places to Visit in Sri-Lanka

Sri Lanka is a wonderful place to visit with incredible weather and stunning nature. It doesn’t matter if you are traveling alone, with a friend or with your family, this wonderful destination has something for everyone. It also doesn’t matter if you are looking for adventure or if you wish to travel to Sri Lanka in order to relax and enjoy some quiet time away from your busy life at home. Again, there are tons of Places to Visit in Sri-Lanka that cater to all.

Before you travel to Sri Lanka though, there are some things to take into consideration. Meaning that there are certain documents required for Sri Lanka visa and you will most likely need to apply for one. Applying for a visa to Sri Lanka is easy and most travelers are able to apply for the travel documentation online without much hassle. Once you have your visa it’s time to create the ultimate travel itinerary.

List of the top 10 Places to Visit in Sri-Lanka - Asia Travel

Sri Lanka ETA

Except for three countries, all other foreign travelers must apply for a visa before being able to travel to Sri Lanka. The process of applying for a visa to Sri Lanka is easy as it is facilitated by the fact that you are able to apply for your visa online, a Sri Lanka ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization). Travelers may apply for a visa to Sri Lanka for short periods of time for business, transit or most commonly tourist purposes. Once approved the visa is valid for a stay up to 30 days and it is valid for up to 6 months after its date of issue. Should you wish to stay longer, then you need to apply for a renewal of your visa.

If you are not eligible to apply for a visa online, there is still the possibility of visiting a consulate or an embassy. As with all visa applications, there are of course visa requirements that must be fulfilled and these alongside other important information on rules and regulations may be found on official sites.

Places to Visit in Sri-Lanka

The Floating Market of Pettah

Let’s start off with one of the more unusual things to do in Sri Lanka. This floating market offers everything from bags, shoes, electronics to jewelry as well as fruits and vegetables.

Turtle Hatcheries

Another unique gem to experience are the many turtle hatcheries near the beaches of Bentota. Learn about these magnificent creatures and how to best make sure they thrive. Plus your visits help them continue the good work.

Ayurvedic Spa

This option is perfect for those looking to find your inner balance and enjoy the tranquil feeling of complete relaxation. Ayurvedic spa treatments are some of the best in the massage world. Some of their benefits are improving circulation, toning the muscles, calming the nerves and lubricating the joints.

Tea

Everyone should definitely visit Nuwara Eliya. This city is in the heart of the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka. Go to one of the many plantations and learn more about it. There is also a Temple, a colorful Hindu shrine, is decorated with religious figures.

Mirissa

This is the place to be if you want to enjoy the beach, explore a lush forest and to go on whale and dolphin tours. Its fun nightlife is another great excuse to go for a visit to this small beach town.

Yala National Park

Yala National Park is a wonderful place filled with leopards, crocodiles, and cobras. They all live together in their natural habitat. A visit to this park is a true adventure. Elephants are also a common sight in this park.

Colombo

There are many things to see and do in Colombo but something that cannot be missed is the local cuisine. So dare to try local food, even better if it is street food. The city also has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes. So be sure to ask more about it.

Hot Air Ballooning in Kandalama

Among all of the cool things to do and Places to Visit in Sri-Lanka this one has to be my favorite. You will go on board a hot air balloon to explore the gorgeous views of Sigiriya Rock, green landscape, lakes, rivers, and cultural sites.

Ella

Ella is a small town east of Colombo. The town is great but getting there is much better. Some people say that the train ride that you take to get to the town is one of the most beautiful in the world. It lasts seven hours and it will take you across stunning sceneries.

Japanese Peace Pagoda

Find your inner peace in one of the most beautiful surroundings on earth. This unique Buddhist temple was constructed with a circular deck that offers some of the most stunning views of the ocean & surrounding landscape.

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About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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