8 Reasons You Should Go To Sri Lanka
TD Team | 25 November 2021
A holiday in Sri Lanka combines a unique blend of beautiful landscapes, incredible wildlife, historical cities, ancient temples and pristine beaches. There are many reasons to visit Sri Lanka for your next adventure and it’s just waiting to be explored.
1. Cycling Tour of Polonnaruwa
Explore the ancient city of Polonnaruwa on a Bike! This UNESCO World Heritage site includes the Royal Palace complex, a statue of the Buddhist king, Parakrama Bahu and Gal Vihara rock temple of the Buddha.
2. Discover Sigiriya, The Lion’s Rock Fortress
It’s easy to see why locals refer to Sigiriya as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress and another UNESCO World Heritage site to visit in Sri Lanka. King Kasyapa (477 – 495 AD) built his palace on the top of this rocky plateau and the main entrance was designed in the form of a stone lion.
3. Go on a Safari in Udawalawe National Park
Enjoy seeing a diverse range of wildlife in Udawalawe National Park, such as leopards, elephants, water buffalo and sambar deer.
4. Explore Dambulla Cave Temple
Also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla, the temple has been a sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries. The temple encompasses five caves, which are filled with Buddhist mural paintings and statues of Buddha.
5. Experience White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting on the Kelani River is an exciting and thrilling activity you must experience during your holiday in Sri Lanka!
6. Unwind with a cup of Ceylon Tea
Sri Lanka used to be known as Ceylon and Nuwara Eliya is the home of the famous Ceylon Tea, a popular black tea.
7. Step back in time in Galle
Walking through the streets of the coastal town of Galle and you’ll see the Dutch-influenced architecture, old British residences and mosques. The Galle fort was built by the Portuguese in 1588 and was further fortified by the Dutch in the 17th Century.
8. Relax on Hikkaduwa beach
With its turquoise waters and golden sand, lined with palm trees, it’s not surprising Hikkaduwa beach is one of the best places to chill in Sri Lanka. Explore Sri Lanka or discover our full range of guided holidays.