Six things to do in Sri Lanka

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By 2017-08-24

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By Darshani Abeyrathna

If you are day dreaming about a wonderful holiday in a tropical, sun kissed country with golden sandy beaches and a rich culture, Sri Lanka should be a must in your bucket list. Here is why you should visit Sri Lanka without a second thought.

White water Rafting

Sri Lanka is blessed with world's most popular and best white-water rivers, just to relax and soak up the beauty of the scenery.

Experience white water rafting in the picturesque Kelani River at Kithulgala. This will be one of the life changing experiences that you can gain while you are in Sri Lanka.

Wild elephant sites

You could not be more thrilled than seeing a wild elephant; it really will take your breath away. You will be able to watch them in the national parks including Yala, Udawalawe, Wilpattu and Minneriya – the best time to visit will be at the end of the dry season.

Temple of the Tooth

The Holy Temple of the Tooth also known as Sri Dalada Maligawa is the epitome of pride of Sri Lanka. It is situated in Kandy. The Temple is open from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. all seven days of the week. It is believed that the Temple of the Tooth holds the left upper canine tooth of Lord Buddha.

Whale watching

Whale watching will never fail to take your breath away. Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa and Kalpitiya is one of the most exciting water activities you must do in Sri Lanka.


Sigiriya is one of the most eye-catching sights in Sri Lanka. Rising 200 metres vertically from the flat pains, Sigiriya Rock is one of the most beautiful and dramatic sites in Sri Lanka. Top of the Sigiriya contains ruins of an ancient palace of King Kashyapa(477 AD – 495 AD).It is known as the 7th wonder of Asia. When it comes to frescos, it can be considered as one of the largest picture galleries in the world.


Sinharaja rain forest is located at the heart of the island's wet zone. It is also a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka.

The rainforest always holds a special place in the hearts of everyone that have visited Sinharaja. There is a pleasure in the pathless woods when you take a walk in the forest. You can reach Sinharaja Forest Reserve using Ratnapura, Kiriella, Kalawana, Weddala and if you are heading from the South you can come into Sinharaja Rain Forest from Deniyaya and also if you are making your way from Hambantota, Udawalawe you can enter Sinharaja from Rakwana side as well.



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