Sri Lanka Things to Do

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Sri Lanka Things to Do

  • Day Trip

    Colombo Things to Do

    As Treshi described, Apegama seems most interesting (better to start your trip than the old smelly zoo with its sad animals) Apparently the website is not apegama.lk but .com now. And it seems the entrance fee is just a mere symbolical sum. Will definitely visit it!

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  • Temple of the tooth

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kandy Things to Do

    The next day early morning found us at the entrance to the Sri Dalada Maligawa (The Sacred Temple of Tooth Relic). The temple complex is huge and the setting serene. It is situated 1630 m (5,350 ft) above sea level with the Kandy Lake in front and the Udawatta forest behind it. The golden canopy gifted by the President of Sri Lanka, Ranasinghe...

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  • Sandagiri Ayurveda Centre

    Hikkaduwa Things to Do

    Took a 3 hours therapy session for five days continuously. And the feeling is great. Our package included (1) A full body massage (2) Shirodhara (3) Herbal steam bath (4) Facial treatment Sri lankan massage is not a new thing for us. me and my friends tried in an another place but it wasnt much...

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  • Chauffeur Sri Lanka/ Dohansa Tours

    Negombo Things to Do

    We are two couples from Germany who undertook a twelve-day tour in Sri Lanka with Hiran and his driver/guide of Chauffeur Sri Lanka/ Dohansa Tours in December 2015. In keeping with our request, Hiran also organized a four-day beach holiday before and after the tour for us. To put it shortly: It couldn´t have been better: from the planning which...

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  • Fort Frederick

    Trincomalee Things to Do

    WE got a tuktuk to see the Koneswaram Temple and the tuk tuk driver said he could take us to some interesting places in the Fort. The view from the Temple is amazing, and the area around the Fort is full of interesting colonial buildings, monkeys and deer. The whole place is worth a visit for a few hours.

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  • Lion Rock- Sigiriya

    Sigiriya Things to Do

    The monks we were staying with took us to visit this very ancient Palace on top of the rock. The climb both up and down is very hazardous, and challenging. We managed to do it fine very slowly and carefully, but unfortunately after we had already got down I slipped and sprained my foot (which is still painful after a month) Be EXTREMELY careful as...

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  • Walking

    Galle Things to Do

    Galle was founded by the Dutch 1636, today streets with cobblestones, colonial houses with wooden decorations, antique shops, small jeweler shops and cozy cafes, churches. The place is small enough to walk around and enjoy the beautfull restored old houses.

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  • Rock Cave Temple In Dambulla

    Dambulla Things to Do

    As we know Sri Lanka is one of a greatest place to visit in the world mainly because of the bio diversity. You simply find the difference traveling in 3 or 4 hours into the countryside. I am a Sri Lankan and use to travel frequently in diffract areas of the country. Last few days I was in Sigiriya and Dambulla. All are well with dry weather and...

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  • Srilankan Experience

    Sri Lanka Things to Do

    when we choice travel this year srilanka with my partner ,i refereed many travel recommendations , for my inquiry prompt reply from this local individual tour organizer, Ran alwis he is professional registered ,licensed with many years experience in srilanka travel industry . all my communication with ran about our requirements quick respond .he...

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  • Sri Lanka Holiday Tours

    Tangalla Things to Do

    I would like to share my experiences with Sri Lanka Holiday Tours. I met the owner Manju Kasturi on my first visit in Sri Lanka. This time I booked a private driver. The tour was not nice. He took me to places where I didnt wanted to go. At the end of my trip I met Manju he was just building up his new business. He is arranging tours, day trips,...

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  • Temples

    4 out of 5 stars

    Colombo Things to Do

    This buddhist temple is a very imporatnt temple and it holds incredible wealth. The architecture is a mix of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian and Chinese. Inside the temple is an extensive museum and library where sapphires, sandlewood, ivory carvings, porclain and other artifacts are stored. The sacred relic that is housed here is Kesha Datu, a lock of...

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  • Peradeniya Botanic Gardens

    Kandy Things to Do

    At the entrance of the garden we experienced a drizzle which made the garden look even more pleasant. The Royal Botanic Garden’s well-tended landscape is separated into variety of themes. It is a fairly large space so we couldn’t explore all of it but managed most of it. I liked the flower and spice garden the most. With every plant there was...

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  • Lanka Travel Guru Tours

    Hikkaduwa Things to Do

    We travelled as a group of 6 people(4 Adults and 2 kids). Was our second visit in Sri Lanka. We only had a week in sri lanka, so we decided to travel around the country. hired Lanka travel guru tours for our round trip. we were picked up by mr. Gamini from the airport and drove directly to Mirissa. On our way to Mirissa, we stopped in Hikkaduwa...

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  • Tour Guide Sri / Upali Daluwatta

    Sri Lanka Things to Do

    We truly love Sri Lanka .Marvelous mountains and waterfalls, endless miles of golden beaches, lush green forests, cultural diversity, historical sites or whatever you are looking for, Sri Lanka is the unique destination.Thank you so much for your assistance and precious driving in our trip in Sri Lanka http://tourguide-sri-lanka.com/

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  • Beaches

    Colombo Things to Do

    Although this is treacherous for swimming they have built some man made reefs which provide some shelter from the waves and you can swim. The beach is so long that you would have to set out in the morning if you are intrepid enough to try and reach the end. There are many restaurants and shacks where you can enjoy a cool beer or juice while...

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  • Kandy Lake

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kandy Things to Do

    Kiri Muhuda has a great history behind it but there is nothing special about it to visit. It is just like every other lake. To make the visit interesting we took a ride on the boat. The boat ride was very peaceful and relaxing. The lake is near Siri Dalda so u can visit the temple as well.and als you can enjoy with the boot ride. and take some food...

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  • Zoo

    Colombo Things to Do

    The one thing that immediately put me off was the price, 2500 rupees compared to locals paying 50, a big discrepancy. At least they provide a map and numbers posted help you get around to see everything but some cages were empty and the footpaths in a state of disrepair although further on I saw men laying new paving so I would imagine that in ten...

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  • Pinawella Elephant Orphanage

    Kandy Things to Do

    this is another popular event to get to Pinnawalla in time for to see elephant babies (not particularly small and still in need of having milk 3 times a day) - very popular of course with school groups! but a nice photo opportunity For all the controversy of elephant refuges and whatever the motives are, these animals are at least here and not...

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  • Cinnamon Gardens - Viharamahadevi Park

    Colombo Things to Do

    The green space of Viharamahadevi Park isn't all it could be but it still represents one of the city's largest open recreational areas. There isn't much to do here apart from walk in the shade of the trees and soak up the ambience. In the middle of the day this is a favoured spot for people to spend their time sleeping out of the midday sun, which...

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  • Esala Perahara

    Kandy Things to Do

    The Esala Perahera in Kandy is far and away the biggest and most important of all Sri Lankan perahera festivals. Held in the lunar month of Esala it celebrates the month in which Buddha was conceived and many years later left his family home. The Kandy festival has been held annually for many centuries and falls in July/August, lasting for ten...

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  • Shopping

    Colombo Things to Do

    I've been to Colombo on 2 occassions . Right now I am just gonna tell you something about shopping in Colombo. It is a very diverse City multicultural and the locals are so friendly , warm and hospitable. Shopping is awesome at The Good Market you can buy the local stuff like local vegetables, spices, sea food, basmanti rice and local canned goods...

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  • Museums

    Colombo Things to Do

    In the centre of the bustling, noisy and marginally manic Pettah (market) area of Colombo stands the rather fine building you see in the main image which houses the Dutch Period Museum. It is a building with quite an interesting history and dates to the very late 17th century when it was constructed by the Dutch Governor of the area, a chap called...

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  • Galle Face Green

    Colombo Things to Do

    One of the major things to do in Colombo mentioned in my guidebook and on any travel website you care to go on is a visit to Galle Face Green, so I did. Now it is great to have a green space in the middle of any major city, and doubly so if it is beside the ocean but I really don't see what all the fuss is about nor why it is so popular. Certainly...

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  • Forts

    4 out of 5 stars

    Colombo Things to Do

    Fort area, earlier known as Kolonthota, is the place the Portuguese landed in the early 16th century. They developed it and, to protect their economic interests, built a fort there in 1588. In 1656, the Dutch conquered this fort and established their sway over Colombo. In 1815, the British gained control over it and made it their administrative...

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  • Sanota Walkers

    5 out of 5 stars

    Colombo Things to Do

    We were pleased with this Sanota Walkers travel company and would recommend them to others. We stayed at nice places that were varied enough to be interesting. they organized Entrance Charges, Hotels Accommodations, Meals. Very good Experience we got. You must do... it.. if you are stress free traveler.

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  • Buddha

    Colombo Things to Do

    There are places and places to see in Sri Lanka but just about every place in Asia offers ruins, colonial cities, temples, and natural wonders. This puts a pilgrimage to Sri Pada, AKA Adam's Peak, in a class in itself. A huge footprint at the top of the mountain is said to be Adam's (say the Muslims), Buddha's (say the Buddhists), Siva's (say the...

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  • Sembuwatta

    Colombo Things to Do

    'Sembuwatta' is a beautiful location which situated Between Matale and Kandy cities in Srilanka. This place is like a leisure park.the park has a beautiful lake in center and covered with grass feelds and a tea plantation.around the lake there are some picnic huts to rest and enjoy for travelers who comes to the park.also the park has a little...

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  • The colonial Sundowner

    Somerset Maugham spent time on the same balcony facing the sea as he did at the Raffles in Singapore, Oriental in Bangkok, Peninsula ? in Kowloon . . . . . on this Verandah of %L[]Galhttp://www.gallefacehotel.com/le Face Hotel he too, must have sipped his cocktails.I had my Arak and Passion Fruit, watching the sun set and chatting way with the...

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  • ANHURADAPURA

    We arrived in Anhuradapura late in the afternoon, some friends I had met in Negombo and me. It was raining hard . The taxi took us to the hotel we had found in our guidebook but the price they quoted was really overrated and we were all very angry and left. Finally the taxi drivers took us to a nice little guest house: : LIEVIS Tourist...

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  • VISAS & MONEY

    You can get a one-month visa on arrival at the airport. It costs 35 dollars or 30 euros. Then you have to renew your visa in Colombo or Kandy. This costs 3.500 Sri Lankan money. For the extension you have to go to their office: IMMIGRATION OFFICE COLOMBO 10 no. 41, Ananda Rajakaruna Mawatha tel: 94-11-5329000It's easy to find all the information...

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  • KANDY

    From Negombo I took a bus to Wyangoda where I could catch the train to Kandy. This is a shorter way to go if you are staying in Negombo. You consume a lot of time waiting for the train to come but still it's better. The view from the train window is really amazing. At some point you can see the Bible rock far in the distance.Arriving in Kandy I...

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  • UNAWATUNA

    Unawatuna , or Una as the locals like to call it, was my favorite place, not because I like so busy places, but because I found a quiet and surprisingly remote guest house in the middle of all this overbuilt chaos. I also appreciated the beautiful sea which is perfect for swimming. Una's bay is protected from the currents and big waves so you have...

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  • TANGALLE

    Tangalle (or Tangalla) is very beautiful. The majority of hotels are on the seaside road. It is a very green and breezy town. The center is about half an hour away from the beach.The beach is very long and has several separate parts with different names. Goyamboka beach, Coconut beach, Medaketiya beach and a mile away is the exotic Marakolliya...

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  • MIRISSA

    Mirissa is a place where you can really feel you are on vacation. It is green and not overbuilt, surrounded by vegetated hills, and gifted with a wonderful beach. The most enjoyable time was in the evening when we headed to the beach restaurants to have a delicious meal. The tables are right on the sand and later on, when the sea rises the waves...

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  • ELLA

    One of the most visited places in Sri Lanka, Ella holds its fame deservedly. The town is built on the beautiful mountains with tea plantations and cloud forests, offering great views and enjoyable walks in the spectacular countryside. You can climb Ella's rock or Little Adam's Peak, or visit picturesque waterfalls very near. There is also a small...

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  • JAFFNA

    I liked Jaffna for something I can not explain even today. Maybe it was the sense of abandonment you feel walking around the city, that makes you imagine you are in a different time. You can still see the results of the cruel war. Bombed houses are scattered around the streets next to nice colonial houses or abandoned little villas with big gardens...

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  • Royal Botanic Garden , KANDY

    You will easily spend a whole day in the beautiful botanical Gardens. They are built on a quiet large area of 147 acres ( 59 hectares). There have 4000 species under cultivation and 2 million visitors every year.They are located in Peradeniya, and opened in 1821.You can read all the information in the pamphlet they give you at the entrance, which...

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  • Train from Kandy to Haputale

    The first class was booked up so they told me to come early the next morning to buy a ticket ( I thought I might be lucky and get first class) but no luck, I just bought a second class one. I sat on a bench on the platform to wait for the train and it was almost empty at that hour. So I was looking forward to the beautiful journey and the relaxed...

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  • CHILAW

    Chilaw is a big town with nothing special for the traveler. There is a cathedral and some Hinduistic temples worth visiting, though. The beach is quite nice but it is usually very rough and not safe for swimming.But if you happen to pass by, you can stop and buy very fresh fish at the famous local fish market.

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  • HAPUTALE

    One of the most spectacular places I have been in Sri Lanka. It is built on the ridge of a mountain , with amazing views on both sides. The climate is fresh and good for long walks in the unique countryside. There are tea plantations around, a monastery, other small villages and the famous Lipton's Seat lookout , so you have many options for...

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  • Jungle Beach, UNAWATUNA

    A refreshing swim in the crystal waters of this beautiful little beach makes an excellent day trip.You take the seaside street and go on until you reach the end where there is a sign to turn right. Then again you go on for 10-15 minutes and then the road goes uphill and the journey becomes very picturesque as your path has an excellent view to the...

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  • GALLE

    Galle is a must see, in my opinion, because of its unique atmosphere. The colonial houses, the clean streets, the artistic air , the elegant bars and restaurants and the famous Fort surrounding the old city make it an interesting environment and an exciting visit .The Fort was built in the 18th century by Dutch architects and it is a perfect...

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  • AMBALAGODA

    I enjoyed this picturesque little town very much. The beaches are wonderful, the people are nice and very helpful . There are some decent guest houses near the beach.As I was staying in Rasika hotel just 2kls south, I visited Ambalagoda twice by bus.What you will gain here is a peaceful and relaxed stay as most tourists head for busy Hikkadwa....

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  • HIKKADWA

    Hikkadwa is the most touristic spot in the country. That's because the sea is very good for swimming, surfing, diving and snorkeling as there is a reef with corals, a few colourful fish and big turtles.. The corals were destroyed by the tsunami...There are a lot of hotels and guest houses that meet all the budgets. The cheapest I found in the...

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  • NEGOMBO

    Entering the country Negombo or ColomboWell, this is not a difficult dilemma as Negombo is a seaside town and it's pleasant and more relaxing to land there after a long flight. It is much closer to the Airport. And if you need to visit Colombo it is a short and easy bus ride to the capital. Negombo is a pleasant town with a lot of temples of...

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  • Nov 25, 2015 at 3:18 AM

    Also try the guys at Whale Horizon Mirissa! The friendliest crew in town and don't be afraid to ask them for a quick private tour later in the day - i tried fishing off the coast of Mirissa and if you're not the sea sick type you'd enjoy it with a group of friends or family! whalesandmirissa.com is their website.

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