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Must see sights in Sri Lanka

edited December 2012 in - Sri Lanka
Hi Everyone,
I will be travelling with my husband to Sri Lanka around Christmas time. I heard it is a really nice place and wanted to know what are the must-see sights? Also, should I book through a travel agent in terms of air tickets and hotel? Any insight is greatly appreciated! Thanks for your time!


  • edited 12:50PM
    Hi travelholic,

    The things you heard about Sri Lanka are true because it is an island that includes almost all the things.there is some kind of a thing to do here for all as they desire.Being an island Sri Lanka blessed with golden sandy beaches all around the country and the central Hill country with cool comfortable climate(where the world best CEYLON tea comes from),8 world heritage sites including Kandy Holistic city,Sigiriya rock citadel,Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa ruins, Sinharaja rain forest and Galle fortified city.Also wildlife sanctuaries with the elephants and leopards in their natural habitat ,an elephant orphanage at Pinnawala and MANY MORE...!!!

    It is better if you can get help from a travel agent as they can help you on designing your tour itinerary according to your preferences,budget and locations.and also they can help you booking hotels (as in this peak season time,most hotels are fully booked) as well as for air ticketing.If you want any help on those things send me an email on [email protected] or skype:tharindu.sonrisa.

    Hope my comment will help for your request and pleasure to comment on your post!
    Wish you a nice and memorable journey to Sri Lanka and merry Christmas!!!

    Best regards,
  • edited March 2014
    when you go Shri Lanka must see Sigiriya.Sigiriya is located in North Central Sri Lanka and is a popular stop for tourists interested in its archeological ruins. The town's main attraction is the fortress, inclusive of various gardens and palaces built in the 5th century AD by King Kasyap. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.
  • Sri Lanka is a beautiful and interesting country: do some research beforehand to work out where you want to go and what you want to see, particularly as some regions of Sri Lanka are more dangerous, though if you stick to the tourist circuit you should be totally safe. Check out this compact little Sri Lanka Travel Guide to learn about health and safety, currency and the like, as well as the country's main tourist attractions. Enjoy! 
  • Really, Sri Lanka is very nice place. I love Weligama beach. All sights are beautiful. Some time when I'm alone, I just think about those sights. 
  • edited January 2015
    Jensendrake2, I have stayed in Kandy and your description is nonsense.
  • I made a 10 days trip to Srilanka. it is a amazing country. we started from Negombo and went through Dambulla,sigiriya,kandy,nuwaraeliya,Ella.Yala.Mirissa..mirissa we stayed 2 nights and other cities one night in each was a amazing trip and wanted to spend more but did not have time,also we met a nice driver guide called 'Pradiip' and he made the our tour unforgettable by taking us through nice sight seeings and taking us to good and my girl planing a 2 weeks in next year again in srilanka,
  • Bentota beaches, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Dambulla Cave temples, Anuradhapura, Haggala Gardens, Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Yala National Park, Galle Dutch Fort are places you should visit on your trip to Sri Lanka.
  • Hi.

    Thank you for choosing Sri Lanka as your dream destination.

    Sample tour Itinerary.

    1st Day -

    Arrival Transfer to Negombo.
    Relax at The Hotel
    Overnight stay at Hotel - Negombo.

    2 Day -

    Negombo > Anuradhapura.
    Anuradhapura Siteseen.
    Overnight stay at Hotel Anuradhapura.

    3 day -

    Anuradhapura > Trincomalee.
    Trincomalee Sightseeing,
    Overnight stay at Hotel Trincomalee.

    4 Day -

    Trincomalee > Pasikudha.
    Pasikudha Sightseeing,
    Overnight stay at Hotel Pasikudha.

    5 Day -

    Pasikudha > Polonnaruwa
    Polonnaruwa Sightseeing,
    Overnight stay at Hotel Polonnaruwa.

    6 Day -

    Polonnaruwa > Sigiriya.
    Sigiriya Sightseeing,
    Overnight stay at Hotel Sigiriya

    7 Day -

    Sigiriya Sightseeing,
    Overnight stay at Hotel Sigiriya.

    8 Day -

    Sigiriya > Kandy.
    Kandy sightseeing,
    Overnight stay at Hotel Kandy

    9 day -

    Kandy > Nuwaraeliya.
    Nuwaraeliya sightseeing
    Overnight stay at Hotel Nuwaraeliya.

    10 Day -

    Nuwaraeliya > Ella.
    Ella sightseeing,
    Overnight stay at Hotel Ella.

    11day -

    Ella > Yala
    Yala wildlife safari and sightseeing
    Overnight stay at Hotel Yala.

    12 Day -

    Yala > Mirissa
    Mirissa Sightseeing.
    Overnight stay at Hotel Mirissa.

    13 Day -

    Mirissa > Galle
    early in the morning proceed to the whole watching.
    transfer to Galle,
    Overnight stay at Hotel Galle

    14 Day -

    Galle > Bentota.
    Benthota sightseeing,
    Overnight stay at Hotel Bentota,

    15 Day -

    Benthota sightseeing,
    Overnight stay at Hotel Bentota,

    16 Day -

    Benthota sightseeing,
    Overnight stay at Hotel Bentota,

    17 Day -

    Bentota > Colombo.
    Colombo sightseeing,
    Overnight stay at Hotel colombo.

    18 Day -

    Colombo > Airport.

    this sample tour itinerary,

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