These activities include diving, speed boating, and many others. It has a charming feel to it, despite the busy streets, with a mountain vibe and a thriving cultural centre. Learn to surf Arugam Bay Arugam Bay is one of the best surf spots in the world Arugam Bay is situated on the Eastern shore of Sri Lanka. Elephant safari As well as culture, Sri Lanka has a lot of natural wonders to offer. The lake is very beautiful as it has green water and also because of the lots of Ducks that remain in the water and appear in front of the visitors during the boat ride. The Huluganga falls still maintains its pristine condition because of its natural setting. During the dry season Asian elephants from all over the North Central Province are drawn to Minneriya in search of fresh grass and water.
We would recommend just walking around and discovering the place for yourself. From the caves there are superb views over the surrounding countryside; Sigiriya is clearly visible some 20km distant. Read our blog to make your trip to Sri Lanka a memorable one. It was an easy cycle and once out the main town centre you start to see the mock colonial cottages dotted around the place which was quite a surreal sight. Mountains By air: Bandaranaike International Airport is the nearest airport to Kandy, located 104 km far. Ranweli Spice Garden Enough of talks about spotting wildlife in their natural habitat! We walked into one of those moments one afternoon on Uppuveli Beach on the East Coast of Sri Lanka. This hotel is amazing as it stands in an area of wetland, surrounded by nature.
Best time to visit Pigeon Island Best time to visit the island in May — September. Photography enthusiasts are really passionate about their work and what not they do for getting that perfect shot. This beach is one of the ideal beaches of Sri Lanka. Perfect place to try your hands on adventure traveling and camping, the Knuckles Mountain Range spans from Matale to Kandy and is a treat for the nature lovers. In this charming island, you will have the opportunity to experience and see so many different things. We hired a scooter and found the entrance to the cave fairly easily.
You can click as much photographs as they want and can enjoy the scenic sunset that could be easily seen from the top of this lighthouse. The show has been running for 35 years and continues to lure thousands of tourists a year, we could see why. Join the devout to add your own petal offerings and light votive candles. But we will tell you more a bit further down. Inside, in a nest of golden caskets, lies a tooth relic from the Buddha, reputedly removed from his funeral pyre.
Pretty cool: In some plantations you can even lend a hand and pick your own tea, which, by the way, is not as easy as it looks for travelers! This place again comes in the list of the most visited places of Sri Lanka. This place looks like next to heaven and spending time here is very pleasurable. If you are animals and nature lovers, this is one of the most incredible places to visit in Sri Lanka! The caves themselves are set beneath what was once a craggy overhang, and contain around 150 images of the Buddha, ranging from intricate murals right up to remarkable reclining statues. The suggested option is to start the trekking in the night to get on top of the peak just before the sunrise. This makes it the perfect conditions to grow tea. This museum will become the favourite of the person who are even least interested in history. This place will give you the exact glimpses of Sri Lanka history and culture.
After this we gave the elephants their lunch. Tea plantations in the central highlands But what would a trip through the central highlands of Sri Lanka be without a visit to the tea plantations, which lie like a thick, green carpet over the countryside? Prime attractions of Temple of Tooth Relic: World Buddhist Museum, Audience Hall, Alut Maligawa — a newer shrine to the rear of the temple with statues of Buddha donated by Thai devotees Suggested Read: 3. It will definitely help me plan where to go and what to do. In the dry season elephants gather from all over the North Central Province in search of fresh grass and water at Minneriya National Park. Speaking of water, I have to also mention the diving. Prime Attraction: The educational tour conducted by the Foundation which includes the tour in the museum, elephant ride and the bathing of an elephant 12.
When you will come to this place, you will get many small reasons that you will definitely love this place. Not just beautiful, the Srilankan beaches offer an awesome nightlife and many water activities to the people that come. There is also an interesting story behind this beauty from the 5th century. However, the route between Ella and Kandy is clearly still the nicer of the two! Something you will hardly forget! This adventure is especially worthwhile on the aforementioned Bambarakanda Falls. A complete package of natural beauty and heritage, Sri Lankan beautiful places will capture your heart.
The Sri Lankans are very open and colorful people, especially in terms of religion. Pidurangala Rock is adjacent to Sigriya Rock and just as spectacular. This looks beautiful because of the rows of palm trees that are there across the building and also because it seems as if the top of this building is meeting the sky. The dish is composed of a thin, crepe-like batter that's infused with coconut milk and spices and crisped into a bowl shape to hold fried eggs. It's undoubtedly one of the top places to visit in Sri Lanka. The performances come out bare foot, spitting fire before braving the walk through a prepared fire pit. This lake offers an overall peaceful experience to the visitors.
See Buddha - or Adam's - footprint The top of Adam's Peak is thought holy by Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Hindus and the Veddas, Sri Lanka's early inhabitants, who all believe the imprint of a footprint in the rock here belonged to a very important person. The 12-month surf season owes itself to the abundant monsoons of Sri Lanka! It is worth spending a couple of days here as the site is so vast. Endless waterfalls Another highlight in the mountains of Sri Lanka are the many waterfalls that tumble down from the dizzying heights of the steep slopes. Then, there is the delicious food and ultra-friendly locals. The temple at Ravana If you walk along the main road, a little further from the Ravana caves entrance, you will find a small Buddhist temple. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Plan a day out with wild Asian elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
So for an add-on we looked at the map and came up with Sri Lanka. For a vision of hell Inside Wewurukannala Vihara temple are models of humans being boiled alive and sawn in half - eek! The first thing is its beauty, which is par excellence because of the mesmerizing vegetation it has all around. If you are travelling from Wednesday to Sunday also keep in mind time for travel, especially if you are using public transport. Situated in Peradeniya, the place is quite close to the Mahaweli River. There are six commonwealth war cemeteries in Sri Lanka, yet the one in Kandy is notable amongst all because of the praiseworthy scenic beauty. So we decided to go up Pidurangala Rock first and then if we still not satisfied then consider sacrificing our budget and to go up Sigriya Rock.