Touch-icon-iphone-76x76

DownloadThrillophiliaApp

Book Tour and Activities on the Go!

X

Best Sightseeing Tours in Central Province Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka might look very small on the map but the tiny province has a myriad of attractions to lure you into planning a sightseeing tour to Sri lanka, this vacation. It hangs like an unpolished pearl in the Indian Ocean and is often related to the stories recited in the Ramayana. The landscape of Sri Lanka comprises of hidden beaches and bright hilly forests. The place has suffered from wars and disasters like Tsunami but nothing has been able to take the charm that hides in the jovial and cheerful population that lives here. Sri Lanka is blessed with abundant wildlife and endless beaches. Listen to the stories from the locals who have survived tsunami and war and get inspired by the firmness of the land. People who have spent vacations in this tiny country are often found mulling to go back raving about its timeless ruins, scenic train rides, skillfully-manicured tree plantation, delicious food, and the country’s 2000-year old culture.

 

The rainforests in this region are great for trekking and spending a day that indulges you into a walk uphill. Sri Lanka is bordered by beaches from all the sides and is perfectly enveloped by the Indian Ocean that makes it look like a jewel. The island is old and is loaded with stories, do not forget to pay a visit to Anuradhapura which is the sacred home to the world’s oldest living human-planted tree and stand in awe by the sight of hundreds of elephants gathered at Minneriya. Srilanka is a place that you have not been to because it has never been highlighted but all you should do is, escape in the old ruins and tropical beaches of this jewel that you found in the Indian Ocean. Take a sightseeing tour in Sri Lanka for the best experiences of the land.

  • Featured
    Excursion to Riverston Gap in Sri Lanka
    l
    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.Visit the two great waterfalls of Riverston “Sera Ella” and “Bambarakiri Ella which will get refreshed and rejuvenated.Embark on a 4 KM trek along the Sera Ella waterfalls and passing through the beautiful dense forest. Aftermath, enjoy a lip-smacking lunch and proceed to enjoy a photography session in Pitawala Pathana trail and witness the beauty of the surroundings. At around 5.30 PM in the evening, end your trip and head back to Kandy by getting dropped off to your respective hotel. 

    Very Good 4.0
    40 ratings

    Starting from

    5% OFF

    5784


    6124

  • Featured
    Elephant Safari and Village Tour in Habarana
    l
    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 around 10 AMThe ride would take you over the main road, the pathways, villages, jungles, swamp and river. Post this embark on a boat ride to visualize local village life.Learn the unique ways and the culture of the locals during a village tour. Hop onto a boat and reach the river bank - transfer to a village house by a jeep for a scrumptious local village lunch.Return with a bag full of memories as your tour concludes at around 2 PM. 

    Very Good 4.0
    27 ratings

    Starting from

    20% OFF

    1293


    1633

  • l
    Colombo
    h15 Hours

    About the Activity:The exciting tour of exploring south of Sri Lanka starts as you get picked up from your hotel in Colombo at around 07:30AM to go towards Galle and then onwards to Hikkaduwa.At Hikkaduwa, embark on a boat ride to see the marine life of the reefs.Thereafter, you will be visiting a mask factory at Ambalangoda and see how the master craftsmen prepare these artifacts that are famous world over.Post that, you will be visiting the turtle hatchery and move on towards Bentota to embark on a water safari in Madu Ganga.End your amazing southern Sri Lanka exploration at around 11.30 PM by getting dropped off to your respective hotels in Colombo. 

    Good 3.0
    34 ratings

    Starting from

    7% OFF

    8165


    8846

  • l
    Galle
    h10 Hours

    About the Activity:If you are looking for an amazing day tour to Galle in Sri Lanka, this is a perfect fit for you.Get picked up from your hotel in Galle at around 7:00 AM and begin your trip to visit the turtle hatchery point located 5 Km north of Balapitiya where you can see the cute little turtles hatching and making their way into the sea.Aftermath, take a walk through spice herbal garden, and acquaint yourself more about the local plantation.Embark on an approx. 2 hour Madu river boat safari and delight in the picturesque environs accompanying you. Later, visit the famous mask factory in Ambalangoda and then reach Moonstone mine place at Hikkaduwa and admire the skill of locales in extracting this precious stone. Admire the stunning Buddhist temple, Cinnamon Island, Hikkaduwa, Galle dutch fort city and T-Sunami photo museum.Conclude this exciting trip by going on a shopping spree in Bentota and then you will be dropped off to your hotel in Galle at around 5:00 PM.

    Very Good 4.0
    35 ratings

    Starting from

    0% OFF

    2500


    2505

  • h10 Hours

    About the Activity:Get picked up from your hotel in Colombo at around 7 AM in an air conditioned vehicle to roam around the ancient places Dambulla and Sigiriya.First, indulge in an amazing excursion that will take you to Dambulla and explore its beautiful place adorning various quaint masterpieces that are known for enticing tourists from all over the globe.Explore Cave temple, rock cut temple and Golden temple in Dambulla and admire the awe-inspiring architecture of these age old attractions.After that visit Sigiriya Museum which is one of Asia’s major archaeological sites and know more about fifth-century urban planning, architecture, gardening and other household techniques at this archaeological site.End your amazing exploration of ancient Sri Lanka at around 5.30 PM by getting dropped off to your respective hotels in Colombo.  

    Very Good 4.0
    27 ratings

    Starting from

    6% OFF

    9526


    10207

  • l
    Galle
    h6 Hours

    About the Activity: Delight in this amazing cycling tour which is recommended for families with kids for a truly exhilarating experience.Get picked up from your hotels in Galle Fort, Unawatuna, and Koggala at around 8 AM and proceed to the start point, from where the activity starts at around 8.30 AM.Continue your journey and enjoy the scenic beauty of Galle and visit some of the most beautiful and important tourist locations of the same. The duration of the tour is around 6 hours, giving you sufficient time to explore the beauty of surroundings and the places. End your amazing cycling tour at around 2.30 PM and head back to your respective hotels. 

    Very Good 4.0
    38 ratings

    Starting from

    19% OFF

    1089


    1361

  • l
    Galle
    h4 Hours

    About the Activity: If you are looking for some adventurous cycle tour to explore the beautiful Galle Fort and Galle city, this tour is a perfect fit for you.Get picked up from your hotels in Galle Fort, Unawatuna, and Koggala at around 1.30 PM and begin the exciting excursion to Galle fort around 02:00 PM and enjoy cycling a stretch of around 16 km which you will be completing in a time span of around 3-4 hours.During your cycling trip, witness and admire the awe-inspiring beauty of this 90 acre fort which has been categorized in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Enjoy the peaceful beauty of this city while cycling with your group through the colorful and hidden streets of Galle.End your amazing cycling trip at around 6 PM by getting dropped off to your respective hotels. 

    Very Good 4.0
    33 ratings

    Starting from

    11% OFF

    2110


    2382

  • l
    Nuwara Eliya
    h15 Hours

    About the Activity: Embark on an exciting trek to the Adam’s peak located in the Sri Paada Wilderness Sanctuary, which is one of the largest sanctuaries in Sri Lanka.Get picked up from your hotel in Kandy at around 6 PM in the evening and reach the rain forest which spreads over 224 sq.km. and envelops the Adam’s Peak.The trek begins as you arrive at the Nallathaniya trail head at around 06:30 in the evening; post a short briefing you can commence the trek.Summit the peak at around 01:00 AM in the morning and relax as you behold the wonder of a beautiful sunrise.Enjoy a lip-smacking dinner after reaching the top.Descend the trail by 06:30 AM and start on the way to visit a beautiful waterfall in the vicinity and enjoy a lip-smacking breakfast.The trek ends as you reach the Nallathaniya Trail Head by 09:30 AM and head back to your hotels. 

    Very Good 4.0
    26 ratings

    Starting from

    13% OFF

    4695


    5444

  • l
    Nuwara Eliya
    h12 Hours

    About the Activity: This is an amazing day trip which will take you around some of the most beautiful places in Sri Lanka including its tea estates and natural sights.Get picked up from your hotels in Kandy at around 7 AM and proceed towards the Nuwara Eliya.On the way to Nuwara Eliya visit the Ramboda Falls which are 109m high and are amongst the highest cascades in the world.After reaching Nuwara Eliya explore and proceed towards Mackwoods tea estate and explore the fragrant, rich and amazing beverage and get to know of its origins.Thereafter, you have 2 hours at leisure to spend at the Hakgala Botanical Gardens.In the evening at around 7 PM head back to your respective hotels in Kandy.

    Very Good 4.0
    36 ratings

    Starting from

    11% OFF

    5444


    6124

  • l
    Galle
    h6 Hours

    About the Activity: Indulge in an exhilarating hiking tour with your family or friends in Hiyare, a small town near Galle in Sri Lanka.Begin this delightful trek at around 08:30 AM after getting picked up from your hotels in Galle Fort, Koggala, and UnawatunaAfter a quick briefing session get transferred by Tuk Tuk to local village where you will begin your hiking tour. During your trek, take a walk through the local village, witness the local tea plantation and begin the hike to the top of the hills that will take approximately 2 to 3 hours. Delight in the beauty of a small waterfall fresh water fed from the Hiyare rainforest and enjoy a light refreshments during your trip. Dry off from your time in the water before finishing your hike.End your hiking tour at around 2.30 PM by getting dropped off to your hotels. 

    Good 3.0
    41 ratings

    Starting from

    1089


  • l
    Galle
    h11 Hours

    About the Activity: The journey of a sightseeing tour through coastal Sri Lanka begins as you are picked up from your hotel in Colombo at around 7 AM and proceed towards the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery that aims to protect the sea turtles and their eggs where you can witness the turtles hatching and crawling towards the ocean. Thereafter, you will be proceeding towards Madu Ganga, where you can enjoy a river safari for 1.5 Hours.The evening brings with it, a visit to Galle Fort and the lighthouse which is built in the Dutch style of architecture.End your amazing exploration trip of coastal Sri Lanka at around 6 PM by getting dropped off to your hotels in Colombo. 

    Good 3.0
    38 ratings

    Starting from

    7% OFF

    8506


    9186

  • l
    Kandy

    About the Activity:Escape from the monotony of everyday life and explore the magical beauty of a paradise island with Cinnamon Air Scenic Flights in Sri Lanka. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of some of the most iconic landscape of Kandy, a picturesque town of the island as you soar with us on a journey to remember. This scenic flight will give you 20 minutes of surreal bliss, covering the places of Kandy.

    Good 3.0
    37 ratings

    Starting from

    10% OFF

    8506


    9526

  • l
    Anuradhapura
    h12 Hours

    About the Activity:Start off an unforgettable and wonderful day excursion to Mineriya and Polonaruwa  and get ready to witness wildlife and history come alive.The journey begins as you are picked from the hotel at around 05:00 AM and make your way onward to the Mineriya National Park.Enthrall in a 4.5 hour half day safari in Mineriya National Park  located in the North Central province of Sri Lanka.Thereafter, you can move towards Polonnaruwa, which is a fortress that was once a seat of ruling.The entire city is built like a fortress with three concentric walls and is beautified with parks, gardens and shrines.Conclude your trip with wonderful memories at around 05:00 PM by getting dropped off to your hotels in Dambulla

    Good 3.0
    25 ratings

    Starting from

    13% OFF

    4423


    5104

  • l
    Matale
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity: Embark on this amazing trek to Knuckles Mountain Range and enjoy the wild natural beauty of this region after getting picked up from your hotel.Get picked up from your hotel in Kandy at around 7.30 AM and proceed towards the start point of the trekEnjoy a lip-smacking breakfast before embarking on your adventurous trek.Hike through beautiful tiny hamlets, tea estates, rice paddies, lush-green thickets – delight in this unique trail that provides you with ample natural beauty.The trek follows through Matale, Pallegama Laggala, and Illukkumbura.This is a great opportunity for naturalist and wildlife lovers as this trek provides you with frequent spotting of rare and beautiful wildlife species.Enjoy the company of various known and rare birds that flock on the distant mountains and trees as you trek through the surrounding thickets.Stay overnight in the double sharing occupancy at the hilltop and next day, head back to the base camp in the morning to end your trek and get dropped off to your respective hotels 

    Very Good 4.0
    40 ratings

    Starting from

    10% OFF

    12248


    13609

  • l
    Kandy
    h12 Hours

    About the Activity: Indulge in an enthralling Kandy day tour, have a sight at the major tourist spots in Kandy to know more about Srilanka.Get picked up from your hotel in Kandy at around 5 AM and start your amazing journey.Begin your excursion with a visit to pineapple and herbal garden followed by a visit to famous tea factory and witnessing the entire process of tea packing.Aftermath, make a visit to the elephant orphanage, and delight in the company of these beautiful creatures that are well looked after in this compound.Enjoy an elephant ride, post this, visit botanical garden and temple of tooth.Take a trip to gems and jewellery factory where you can witness creation of beautiful masterpieces.During the trip, also acquaint yourself about the bathik on silk with this amazing day trip to Kandy.End your trip at around 5 PM in the evening and head back to your hotels in your private vehicle.

    Very Good 4.0
    37 ratings

    Starting from

    7% OFF

    4423


    4763

Attractions

21541533241_8fe11c0f98_o.jpg

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.
4474803847_1847dc92af_o.jpg

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
14198095547_5588d56d16_o.jpg

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.
13408107123_8165c791ec_o.jpg

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.

6086589585_1fe3bf207b_o.jpg

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.
1470390173_kandy_view.jpg

Kandy View Point

The mesmerizing view point is located on the Rajapihilla Mawatha and is ranked 5th out of 105 tourist attractions in Kandy. The place is located near the Kandy Lake and is enclosed in breathtaking landscapes of mountains and meadows. From the city, you have to take the Rajapihilla Mawatha Route, after which a 1 km steep climb will guide you to the view point. You can also hire a tuk-tuk to reach the top.The panoramic view that you would get to see is worth the pain of the ascent. The entire Kandy town lies ahead of your eye, and from the top, you can also spot the Kandy lake and Dalada Maligawa.



Highlights
: Panoramic view of the city, souvenir shops, art galleries

Location: Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy

Timings: Anytime during the day.

267771722_2e16dea231_o.jpg

Viharamahadevi Park

Named after Queen Viharamahadevi, this park is the largest and probably the only public park in Colombo. It is one of those places that never cease to excite you irrespective of the number of times you come here.

Highlights: There are lots of places to visit here like the aquarium, mini zoo, children’s play zone, war memorial, lake and the dangerous-yet-adventurous suspension bridge above it. When you and your kids are tired of running round the park, you can just relax on the cool resting places on the park, eating local delicacies like candy floss, corn and ice-creams from the sellers here. A canopy of green trees lends a beautiful ambience to this place.



Location: The Park is located right next to the famous National Museum in the heart of Colombo.

Timings: This Park is open all through the year.

Price: Entry into the park is free of cost.
267771722_2e16dea231_o.jpg

Old City Hall

This is definitely a place that will interest any architecture or history lover. Constructed over two centuries ago, the Old City Hall is one of the brilliant architectural marvels from the bygone British era. The months of January, February, March, November and December are the best when it comes to visiting Colombo. The entry price is free of cost.


 
Locati
on: The hall can be found on Main Street in Colombo amidst various famous tourist spots.

Highlights
: There are a few attendants working in the hall, who will gladly take you around the building, provided you tip them a reasonable amount of money. The hall is literally a treasure island that contains old government equipment, transport machinery and other council chambers that were present during the earlier times.

Timings: The place is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM ll days of the week except Sundays.

Ask a Question

Ask Question

Listings in Central Province Sri Lanka