Wildlife, Buddhist temples, jungles, ancient ruins, and stunning beaches are just some of the things that made Sri Lanka such a popular place among visitors from all over the world.
With so many interesting and different things to do, planning a trip to this country might prove to be quite a challenging experience.
But we are here to give you a helping hand and we carefully prepared for you this guide with everything you need to see when visit Sri Lanka.
We visited this amazing country many times so we can tell you what to see in Sri Lanka and where exactly each of these attractions is located.
We prepared for you a list of the things to see and do in Sri Lanka and grouped them into 9 areas, based on their location and type of attraction: historical and cultural heritage, national parks, beaches, and tea plantations.
Also known as The Pearl of the Indian Ocean, the country is full of historical sites, religious monuments, and rich biodiversity.
As I said earlier, we split the country into 9 main areas, and for each of these areas, we highlighted the main attractions and provide you with the best places to stay.
This Attractions of Sri Lanka guide gives you not just a hint about the best destinations Sri Lanka has but also all the useful information so that you can create your own personalized itinerary based on your interests and holiday length.
Although a small island country, Sri Lanka is packed with wildlife, remote and beautiful beaches, highlands full of tea plantations, Buddhist monasteries, and a lot of historical and cultural sites.
Unlike other guides that you can find on the market which tell you information about what to see in a certain area or give you daily itineraries, we give you the options and let you design your own trip.
Our advice is to combine attractions from all the 9 areas and all the captions mentioned above ( highlands, wildlife, historical, cultural, and religious sites) and to end your trip with a few days on the beach.
You will get in touch with local culture, nature, and with Sri Lankan people who are among the most welcoming and warm people, I have ever seen.
We have also selected for you some very special accommodations, some of them secluded and hidden in the middle of the jungle, while others within a few minutes walk from the beach or the main points of interest.
For the main cities from Sri Lanka, we highlighted the main attractions so that you can better plan your time needed for each of these places to see.
We also encourage you to try the local food and drinks, to get in contact with local people and with their culture and traditions.
You definitely need a few weeks to see all the attractions in Sri Lanka and to enjoy the beauty of this country, but a 10 days tour is doable as long as you pick the places of interest that you are most fascinated with.
How this Attractions of Sri Lanka guide will help you
- This Sri Lanka area guide highlighted on the country’s map the main areas of interest from this island nation
- For each of the areas highlighted on the map we presented the main attractions and points of interest which you should consider when planning your itinerary
- We put together the attractions of the country and give you the freedom of creating your own personalized itinerary for your Sri Lankan adventure
- We picked for you some very unique and secluded hotels that are not just impressive because of their location, architecture, and services but they also have the best price-quality ratio
- This guide tells you where each attraction is located, what is worth to be seen on your trip so you can create a daily itinerary and put together all the points of interest from this country
How this guide will help you save money and time
- You don’t have to pay a travel agency from your country or from Sri Lanka to organize your trip as we provide you with a list of the most important attractions from the country
- You can assess the length of your stay and the transportation mean based on the attractions chosen to visit and highlighted in this guide
- You minimize the time spend on the road if you follow the map provided by us and choose the visit the attractions as we present them in each of the 9 areas categorization
- You can save a lot of money not just time on the transportation means by choosing only the attractions that are accessible with the transportation chosen by you ( e.g. public transport limit the options while a rented car or a car with a driver allows you to reach even the most inaccessible places from the country)
- You know exactly what to see in each part of the country and can check in advance if there are entrance fees to budget ahead more accurately your expenses
Frequently asked Questions
What makes this Attractions of Sri Lanka guide different?
While most of the guides available on the market present you an itinerary for a given number of days and maybe some of them don’t combine attractions from different areas of interest, this guide gathers all the attractions from Sri Lanka and grouped them into 9 main areas.
The areas are highlighted on the island’s map and we tell you for each area which are the main attractions and summarize in a few words what is that point of interest about.
For each area, we provide you with at least two options of accommodation available, hotels, and resorts chosen based on their location, architecture, and quality of services.
We highlighted the main places to be seen and things to be done in each part of the country and we give you the freedom to pick the ones you find most interesting and create your own personalized itinerary.
There are no two people the same so definitely, you know better what is best for you and so you have the freedom to pick the attractions you want to see.
If you have enough time, you can visit them all but I suppose time is limited so pick the ones which you find more interesting and more accessible, depending on the transportation means you choose.
Picking attractions from all these 9 areas you will obtain a unique and mixed itinerary that will give you the opportunity to get in touch with Sri Lankan culture, traditions, nature, and wildlife.
What makes us experts of Sri Lanka?
We have been among the lucky people who visited Sri Lanka more than once and this happened mostly because we fell in love with this country from the moment we get off the plane.
We like everything about this country: the people, the culture, their traditions, the highlands, the beaches, the impressive biodiversity and of course, the climate.
Each time we visit this country we discover new things and what I like most about it is that this country never stops to amaze us.
There are always new places to discover, from small towns to hidden beaches and we always come back with an open heart and leave with a big smile on our face and tons of new information.
Although quite a small country, it is packed with many attractions we picked for you just the most important ones.
We did a ton of research each time we went here and the attractions included in this guide are the most important ones.
We tried to group them from different areas of interest because this is the best way to get an understanding of the Sri Lankan culture and heritage.
By seeing a little bit of its culture, religion, history, and nature you can say that you know something about this country and its people.
Why is this Attractions of Sri Lanka guide useful?
This guide is made by travelers for travelers so all the attractions presented in this guide had been checked and visited by us before being included in the guide.
This Sri Lanka attractions guide split the country into 9 areas, so it will be easier for you to localize on the map each of the attractions and better plan your itinerary.
We tell you why worth visiting each of these attractions and what you can do in each of these 9 areas, and we give you the freedom to pick your favorites and create your own itinerary based on your preferences.
Choosing the best attractions for your itinerary is just the first step when planning a trip and there are many other things to plan and research.
For this reason, we include in this guide at least two options for your overnight stay in each of these areas.
We carefully picked the most secluded and unique accommodations from the country, the ones that stand out with their incredible services, location, and views.
This guide gives you all the information you need and highlights all the attractions from the country so that you will create a very unique guide for your trip, combining attractions from multiple areas of interest like wildlife, history, culture, and religion.
Can I print this guide?
Yes, you can as this is not an online attractions travel guide. This is a guide that comes in PDF which can be printed on paper or saved on your laptop, tablet, or phone once you get it.
How will this guide help me save money?
With this guide, you don’t have to pay money to a tour company or travel agency to organize a trip.
This guide provides you in a very structured way all the important attractions from the country, with their location on Sri Lanka’s map and all you have to do is to pick the ones you find more interesting and create your own itinerary.
Nobody knows better than you what you like and what attractions you find most interesting and include them into your travel list.
Picking attractions from all these areas you will get a very interesting and unique itinerary that combines places of interest from multiple domains: wildlife, culture, history, and religion as well as beaches and other landforms that you can find on the island.
Once you get this guide all you have to do is to decide over the transportation mean and the length of the stay and then pick the hotspots from all 9 areas.
A wonderful vacation is in front of you and you will have your own personalized itinerary carefully picked by us based on our advice!
Are there coupons or any discount tickets inside?
Unfortunately, there aren’t. It is a very comprehensive guide about the areas of Sri Lanka and what you can find in each of these areas including the most unique and beautiful accommodations available.
However, the fact that the attractions are grouped under areas will help you better organize your trip and save some money on transportation.
What’s the difference between this guide and the information on this site?
The information provided on our site is also very useful and well structured and it treats each point of interest individually.
This Attractions of Sri Lanka guide gather in one place all the points of interest from the country and group them under 9 main areas, based on their location.
You can plan your itinerary maximizing your time spent abroad without the fear that you pass near important attractions without knowing.
If I have any questions, can I contact you?
Of course you can! If you have any questions about this planner or anything related to travel please don’t hesitate to contact us using the contact page.
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This Attractions in Sri Lanka guide grouped under 9 areas all major points of interest from the country, making the process of planning your trip much more easy and fast.
With this guide, you know exactly what you have to visit in each part of the country and pick the attractions that you consider more suitable for your type of holiday.
We marked on Sri Lanka’s map each of these areas to be easier for you to identify them and provide you not just information about the best places to see and most interesting things to do but also information about where to sleep.
We carefully picked for you the most beautiful, unique, and secluded accommodations that stand out with their location, services, and view.
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