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Best Sightseeing Tours in Srilanka

Ahah! Well, if you are tired and sick of the maddening rush in the city, then you can take a break to a land far away to forget all your anxieties. Just leave everything, all the deadlines and the E-mails hovering on your head and leave to Sri lanka. It is a jewel-shaped country in the Indian Ocean known for its pristine beaches, a medley of the landscape and quaint topography, delicious food, abundant wildlife and much more. It is a bag full of exploration, adventure and blessed with the best sightseeing tours in Sri Lanka. It is the neighbouring country of India that has its own mythological significance with Indian traditions and culture, yet both the nations share their own charm. When in Sri lanka you can hop onto the best of the islands and explore the amazing marine life. The coastal line has an abundance of marine life and corals to witness. When we talk about travelling through the country it is comparatively easy, you get local transport but at times it is a bit chaotic, but that's all good with the views you witness. Language can be a hassle but English is widely spoken.

 

When in Sri Lanka take a comprehensive sightseeing tour as per your travel plan and itinerary. Start your journey from the coastal lines of Colombo that has no end till Trincomalee. If you want to go on a cycling or biking trip then try a cycling tour in Galle or a mountain biking tour in Akuressa. There are many options for a day trip which include - ancient tour to Sri Lanka, Sinharaja Rainforest, a day safari in Galle or scuba diving in the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. To experience the magical views and iconic landscapes take a Scenic tour of Kandy in an Airplane. We have comprised the best sightseeing tours in Sri Lanka for a dreamy and memorable vacation here.

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Sailing in Bentota in Sri Lanka 3 Hrs ₹ 7500 4.0 star View Details
Blue Whale Watching Tour in Bentota and Koggala 8 Hrs ₹ 3743 5.0 star View Details
Excursion to Riverston Gap in Sri Lanka 9 Hrs ₹ 5784 4.0 star View Details
Elephant Safari and Village Tour in Habarana 4 Hrs ₹ 1293 5.0 star View Details
Village Trekking in Ela 6 Hrs ₹ 2250 3.0 star View Details
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    Sailing in Bentota in Sri Lanka
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    About the Activity:Climb aboard on your very own chartered boat and cruise through the sea to see the scenery of Bruwela and Bentota.During this three hours journey, starting from 9 AM, while on board, you can relax and revel in a luxurious environment and also learn how...

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    Blue Whale Watching Tour in Bentota and Koggala
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity: Delight in this amazing Blue Whale watching tour, witness these huge sea animals leaping out of the water in an experience like never before.Get picked up from your hotels at around 6 AM and reach the Mirissa Harbor from where at around 6.30 AM t...

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    Excursion to Riverston Gap in Sri Lanka
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    Matale
    h9 Hours

    About the Activity:Get ready to feel the essence of Riverston, located approximately 30 km from the Matale town.Get picked up from your hotel in Kandy and commence your exploration by 8:30 AM in the morning after reaching Riverston and enjoy the view until it is dusk.V...

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    Elephant Safari and Village Tour in Habarana
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    Habarana
    h4 Hours

    About the Activity:Habarana, located 210 km north east from Colombo is the transit point for the large herds of wild elephants at the National Parks of Minneriya and Kaudulla. Get ready for an amazing elephant safari as you enthrall in this 4 hour activity, starting at...

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    Village Trekking in Ela
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    Ella
    h6 Hours

    Ella, based in the Badulla district of Sri Lanka, refers to a charming town that reflects the dignity of Sri Lanka. Ella is such a spot that caters a perfect holiday location where you can gather peace amidst nature, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. On vis...

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    Muthurajawela Marsh Boat Safari
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    Negombo
    h4 Hours

    Negombo, located on the west coast of Sri Lanka implies a quiet and calm village which is composed of white sand beaches and blue water bodies. The location is a prominent trade hub of Sri Lanka and caters to the wide range of tourists who come to explore Sri Lanka from ...

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    Galle Fort & City Cycling Tour-flat 25% off
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    Galle
    h3 Hours

    Explore the fortified city of Galle on two wheels on this cycling tour. Led by a cycling guide, set out into the city with your bicycle and helmet and ride past the old Galle Fort and city.  Enjoy light refreshments along the way.About the activity:-This cycling tour wil...

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    Lagoon Canoeing Tour in Unawatuna
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    Unawatuna
    h2 Hours

    Galle implies a location that is composed of beautiful sparkling water bodies such as rivers, lakes, lagoons, canals, etc. Experience canoeing on the blue water bodies of Galle and witness the local culture of Galle. View industries, lagoon and mangroves and the fauna-fl...

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    Colombo Walking Tour - Flat 26% off
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    Colombo
    h3 Hours

    Enjoy this city sightseeing tour of Colombo, the bustling capital of Sri Lanka. An informative guide will accompany you throughout the tour and take you to major highlights such as the Colombo Lighthouse, Largest Chandelier in South East Asia, and more. End your tour wit...

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    Galle Fort Walking Tour-flat 31% off
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    Galle
    h1 Hour

    Visit this historic, colonial-era Galle fort at a leisurely pace with this guided walking tour. Your local guide will be accompanied you and take you around the fort, answering any questions you might have and showing you areas and points of interest you might not have o...

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    Tea Estate Trekking in Haputale, Ella-flat 35% off
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    Ella
    h5 Hours

    A visit to Sri Lanka is incomplete without visiting a tea plantation. Walk-in some of the most scenic tea estates in Sri Lanka with an expert guide in Haputale and Bandarawela areas. This tea trail is one of the best experiences which s is a walkabout four to five hours....

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    Cooking Classes with Market Tour in Colombo
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    Colombo
    h5 Hours

    Colombo, the most prominent city in the entire vicinity of Sri Lanka is a hub that delivers the scope of adventurous activities and great tourist delight. The urban population and the diverse cultural composition of Colombo make it widely accepted as the capital of S...

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    Day Trip to Udawalawe National Park-flat 15% off
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    Udawalawe
    h12 Hours

    Prepare to ‘get wild’ on this day trip in Sri Lanka’s Udawalawe National Park. Scout for elephants, crocodiles, birds, and more, and take an optional side trip to Udawalawe Elephant Orphanage. All national park fees and a jeep safari with a driver-guide are included.Abou...

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    The Last Kingdom Private Day Tour in Kandy
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    Kandy
    h15 Hours

    Kandy, a famous spot in the Sri Lankan city imparts great richness in historical as well as religious composition. The location is widely called as the Temple Of The Sacred Tooth Relic that marks the habitat of several remarkable museums and iconic attractions. The s...

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    2-day Kandy & Nuwara Eliya Tour
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    Kandy
    d2 Days n1 Night

    Kandy, a famous spot in the Sri Lankan city, imparts great richness in historical as well as religious composition. The location is widely called as the Temple Of The Sacred Tooth Relic that marks the habitat of several remarkable museums and iconic attractions. The ...

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Attractions

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Galle Face Green Beach

Situated in the middle of the busy stretch of Galle Road and the Indian Ocean, this open space, established during 1859 on 5 hectares, is a huge hit among tourists of all age groups. During weekends, the place is abuzz with vendors who attract kids with their bright toys and bubbles. This area is open all through the year. Entry into the park is free.

While you are here, do not miss to taste the lip-smacking delicacies that are prepared by street vendors.



Location: This is located right next to the famous Galle Beach.

Highlights:
 The magical and golden rays of sunset, fresh air and the positive ambience of the place make Galle Face Green one of the must-visit places in Colombo. The place is currently taken care of by the Sri Lanka’s Urban Development Authority. 

Timings:
This park is open 24/7 all through the day.

Price: Entry into this park is free of cost.
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Bentota Beach

An extraordinary experience amidst an ordinary setup lies 65 kilometres from Colombo and is named Bentota beach. Soak yourself in the ordinary golden sand while enjoying the marvellous sound of the mighty Indian Ocean crashing against the shores. The mesmerizing view of the sea will leave you speechless. If you are planning to break the monotony of the routine just try your hands at adventure sports found alongside the palm trees.



Highlights: You can visit Kasgoda Turtle Hatchery and also go on a boat cruise on the Bentota River.

Getting there: Bentota is very well  connected with the cities and is very easily accessible. You can ride from Galle or you can take a ride from Colombo. 
Bentota is approximately 101km south of the airport from Colombo
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Mount Lavinia Beach

Mount Lavinia is a heritage hotel, which was predominantly a huge place during 1806. There are various ocean view rooms up for taking here, provided you book early. During special festivals and peak tourist seasons, the heritage hotel offers great deals for the benefit of tourists.



Location:
 With a spending view of the Laccadive Sea, Mount Lavinia offers luxurious services and facilities for its guests. It is located in close vicinity to the National Zoological Gardens. 

Highlights: Sunset deals, wedding packages, national holiday deals, offers on cards of certain banks etc. are some of the promotional offers advertised by Mount Lavinia throughout the year.

Timings: The hotel is open all through the year. It also has a children’s park, where children are treated to a variety of outdoor sports till 4PM.

Price: 
Approximate price starts from 1000 LKR
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Hikkaduwa Beach

Even a 90 year old will feel young as he steps onto the beach of Hikkaduwa,98 kms from Colombo. The charm of the hippy mood will get into your blood, making you feel completely carefree. You will find predominantly young and independent travellers walking on the beach.

This beach is one of the lesser spoilt destinations in Sri Lanka which is why it is an ideal place for people who want to try something off beat. You will also find coral gardens which are considered to be one of the much appreciated beauty of these beaches which was once completely eroded due to tsunami.



Highlights: The beach should be ideally visited during the Hikkaduwa beach fest which usually takes place during the month of July and August. This fest is conducted in an attempt to revive the charm of hippy culture. Surfing, diving and snorkelling are some of the other attractions which the beach offers.
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Gangaramaya Temple

Gangaramaya Temple is not only one of the most beautiful but also one of the most iconic Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. It is more than a century since this temple was constructed; however even today, the temple doesn’t stop to surprise tourists and devotees. The pathways and doors that lead into the main sanctum sanctorum contain intricately carved sculptures that are simply breath-taking.

Highlights: The ceilings and walls contain pictures and miniature paintings that explain stories from Buddhism religion. In the main sanctorum, a huge Buddha statue exudes a brilliant sense of calmness in the devotees. Built in a mix of various architectural styles including India, Burmese, Thai and Chinese, this temple also houses a museum.



Location: The temple is located right on the Jinaratana Road in the heart of Colombo city.

Timings: The temple is open from 5.30AM to 10PM.

Price: Entry fee is LKR200 per adult.
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Dickwella Beach

Plunge into the waters and leave all your worries at bay. The Dickwella beach is primarily dominated by reefs, headland and sand bars which makes it the most appropriate place for swimming. Situated at a distance of 220 kms from colombo, Dickwella beach has housed the largest seated Buddha statue. This has made it the most visited place for all the Buddhist worshippers. The ideal time to visit this place is May, June and July when festivities are in the air and the residents are busy celebrating festivals of Wesak, Poson and Esala. Particulary this place has many temples on its way which gives it a religious bent. The Dickwella beach is an ideal place for many swimmers as it is an extremely safe and calm beach.



Highlights: Wewurukannala Vihara which has 50 m high seated Buddha. You can also spot the eye arresting hall of horrors where you can see models of both demons and sinners being severely punished by dipping in hot waters.
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Dehiwala Zoo

Dehiwala Zoo or the National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka was set up during 1936 with the sole ambition of providing ultimate protection to a wide range of wild animals and birds. . When you are here, do not miss the impressive performances from elephants, chimpanzees and sea lions.

  

Location: This zoo is located at 
Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Dehiwala.

Highlights:
 This place is one of the members of WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquariums). In order to encourage breeding, this zoo is actively involved in animal exchange programs. The place is known for its exotic varieties of mammals, birds, fishes, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and marine invertebrates

Timings: The zoo is open from 8.30 AM to 6:00 PM on all days.

Price: 
Approximate price starts from 100 LKR for adult and 30 LKR for child, for foreigners 500 LKR for adults and 250 LKR for child.

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National Museum

If you are a history lover and have a keen eye for architecture, the National Museum is probably one of the first few places that you need to visit, when you come to Colombo. Established during 1877, this is the biggest museum in the island nation and is undoubtedly the pride of Sri Lanka. The place houses some of the best and personalised collections of the ancient Kandyan dynasty rulers.



Location:
 The museum built in Italian architecture style, is located right in the heart of the Colombo city. 

Highlights:
 The museum’s library deserves special mention as it contains rich manuscripts in palm leaves in languages like Burmese, Sinhala, Telugu, Tamil and much more. 

Timings:
The museum is open on all days except national holidays from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Price:  Approximate price for local adults and kids are 35 LKR and 20 LKR respectively, whereas, for foreign adults and kids, the prices are 600 LKR and 300 LKR respectively.

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Traveller Tales from Srilanka

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Girja Nayar

08 July 2019

On the way to Kandy from Colombo take a visit to see the Elephants. If your timing is right you see them having a bath in the river then cross the road back to the orphanage where they are feed and roa...

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Gautam Shah

08 July 2019

On the way to Kandy from Colombo take a visit to see the Elephants. If your timing is right you see them having a bath in the river then cross the road back to the orphanage where they are feed and roa...

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Balachandra Kocchar

08 July 2019

We are so glad to note we had a wonderful and memorable ride on board the Colombo City Tour..! It's great we 'captured' the real essence of Colombo in that short period of time... amidst the hustle and

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Bhudeva Tagore

08 July 2019

We are so glad to note we had a wonderful and memorable ride on board the Colombo City Tour..! It's great we 'captured' the real essence of Colombo in that short period of time... amidst the hustle and

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Dhanpati Bhat

08 July 2019

The tour was amazing and everything was nicely arranged, and there were variety of facilities with included transfers from the airport to the hotel. Nice experience!

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Chidambaram Tandon

08 July 2019

The tour was amazing and everything was nicely arranged, and there were variety of facilities with included transfers from the airport to the hotel. Nice experience!

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Naveen Adiga

08 July 2019

Had the best white water rafting experience in Kitulgala at Kelani river. Well equipped with all the safety gears.

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Gobinda Asan

08 July 2019

Had the best white water rafting experience in Kitulgala at Kelani river. Well equipped with all the safety gears.

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Ganesh Achari

08 July 2019

Was stunned with the city view one side and mountains on the other side. What a great day, Well spent