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Written by Sanjana V on June 15, 2023 Share on

Sri Lanka: a Perfect Vacation

The beauty of the Sri Lanka is palpable: The island country is awash in green and blue, with paddy fields, cinnamon trees, and a sun-kissed coastline. The tropical terrains littered with saree-clad pickers and traversed perennially by rusty rail lines are dotted with saree-clad pickers and crossed perennially by rusty rail lines. Check out the affordable Sri Lanka tour packages here! check out our Itinerary for a well planned holiday.


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Despite 30 years of conflict and a devastating tsunami, the sky studded with coconut leaves emit a laid-back cadence that is emblematic of the islands’ slow pace of life. At every turn, elephant herds amble through mangroves, while church-going residents exchange big southern smiles. Irrepressible enthusiasm at the prospect of embarking on a six-day journey of this secret jewel, which will begin in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital.


Day 1 – Negombo

The Bandaranaike International Airport welcomes you with a charismatic dutch siphoning. With a warm greeting by our representative you will be transported to your hotel for check-in. Sri Lanka offers a diverse range of activities. Enjoy a day at leisure in Negombo, a large city in Sri Lanka, located 38 kilometers west of Colombo. Negombo has a large stretch of sandy beach where you may relax, sunbathe, or plunge into the Indian Ocean, however, the water is usually choppy.

Have a pleasant relaxing time with delicious cuisine, seaside view, and scorching sun, or schedule a traditional catamaran fishing excursion. An overnight stay at Negombo.


  • Negombo Fish Market
  • Buy Beach wear, gems, batiks
  • Eat at the sea joy

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Day 2 – Sigiriya

Breakfast is served in the hotel. Proceed to Pinnawela to see the elephant orphanage. Have a look at elephants in their natural habitat, being fed, working, and bathing in a nearby river. Enjoy your day with a short stroll into Pidurangala’s lesser-known caves. Explore the Ritigala wildlife reserve while passing by freshly painted temples and tranquil stupas. After passing through various magnificent gardens, trek up to the 5th-century fortification of the Sigiriya Rock, referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. Keep an eye out for the spectacular tuskers. It is highly recommended to plan your visit during sunset. Overnight stay near Sigiriya.

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  • Pinnawela elephant orphanage
  • Pidurangala caves
  • Ritigala wildlife reserve
  • Sigiriya Rock

Day 3 – Kandy

Say your goodbyes to Sigiriya and proceed to Kandy. Kandy, an amazing place surrounded by high mountains, lush jungles, and undulating tea plantations. You might smell and taste cinnamon, ginger, pepper, vanilla, cardamom, and many more fragrances and flavors when visiting a Spice Garden in Kandy. In the evening, pay a visit to Dlada Maligai, Lord Buddha’s Sacred Tooth Relic, which is the most revered item of Buddhist worship. Spend the night in Kandy and unwind for the night.

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Sacred tooth relic
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  • Sacred tooth relic
  • Traditional Sri Lankan dances like fire dancing
  • Bogambara lake
  • Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue
  • Tea Museum

Day 4 – Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, visit Peradeniya’s botanical gardens. The gardens are home to nearly 4,000 species, making it one of the world’s greatest and most valuable collections. Proceed to Nuwara Eliya, also known as Sri Lanka’s “Little England.” View the mountains covered with tea plantations and flowing waterfalls along the way. Mountains, rivers and tea plantations provide a stunning background to the town. Nuwara Eliya is one of Sri Lanka’s coldest spots, with weather that resembles a spring day in England. Later enjoy the city tour and spend overnight.

Nuwara eliya
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  • shimmering waterfalls of Lovers Leap, Aberdeen, Dunhinda and Ravana Ella
  • Seetha Amman Temple
  • Tea factory
  • Toy train
  • Galway’s Land National Park
  • sunset at the Hakgala Gardens

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Day 5 – Bentota

Proceed to Bentota after breakfast. Check into your hotel as you arrive. Bentota, with its location on the Indian Ocean, a tropical lagoon, and a large river, offers water sports opportunities not found anywhere else. Aside from swimming, bodysurfing, and diving in the water, you may also jet ski, windsurf, parasail, or have a romantic river safari on the river or lagoon. You may also go to the Turtle Hatchery and the Fish Market.

If you’re visiting in December, don’t miss the Bentota Perahera, a Buddhist celebration that has parades including musicians, fire-jugglers, dancers, and elephants.


  • visit the turtle hatcheries fringing the Induruwa Beach
  • Chaplon Tea Centre
  • swimming, body-surfing or diving 
  • jet-ski, windsurf, parasail or enjoy a romantic river safari

Day 6 – Colombo

After breakfast, travel to Colombo, a rapidly evolving city with Skyscrapers appears almost suddenly where historic structures previously stood. Hop from one museum to the next, with the National Museum of Colombo, Natural History Museum, and Dutch Period Museum being must-sees; stroll down to Sapumal Foundation and Lionel Wendt Memorial Art Centre for art; watch the sunset from the Galle Face Green Promenade in the evening; for a taste of Sri Lankan culture, visit the Galle Face Green Promenade. Visit Cirque Lanka for a taste of Sri Lankan culture. After a very essential retail therapy, have time at leisure till it’s time to proceed to the airport for your flight back home.

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What is the best time to visit Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka’s weather can be unpredictable, so it’s always wise to expect the unexpected and prepare for all eventualities. However, generally speaking, the best weather in Sri Lanka is experienced in the period between December and mid-April.

Where are the best shopping streets located in Sri Lanka?

Bale Bazaar Street, Ceylon Tea Supermarket, Pettah, Dutch Hospital-Shopping Precinct, Ella Village Shopping Center, Negombo Fish Market, Dambulla Dedicated Economic Center, Anuradhapura New Town Market, and Hikkaduwa Beach Road are some of the hidden gems for shopping in Sri Lanka.

What are the best foods to have in Sri Lanka?

Fish ambul thiyal (sour fish curry), Kottu (also, kottu roti), Kukul mas curry (chicken curry), Parippu (dhal curry), Lamprais, Hoppers (appa or appam), Polos (green jackfruit curry), and Wambatu moju (eggplant/brinjals pickle) are must-try delicacies native to Sri Lanka.

Is a visa necessary to book a trip to Sri Lanka?

Yes, everyone needs some form of visa before they are allowed to travel or enter Sri Lanka. However, for a large number of people, getting a Sri Lanka visa is fairly easy, as it is possible to apply online (Electronic Travel Authorization) or on arrival at the airport. All foreign nationals intending to visit Sri Lanka for purposes other than short visits must obtain the necessary visas prior to their arrival.

What are some souvenirs to buy from Sri Lanka?

Some of the best products from Sri Lanka are homegrown spices such as cinnamon, black pepper, and red chilies; highland tea called Ceylon tea; and world-class gems such as blue sapphires, cat’s eye, rubies, and garnets. Raksha masks are a unique form of Sri Lankan tradition that can be traced back thousands of years. Ceylon Tea, Coconut Shell Products, Saris and Sarongs, Jewelry and Gems, Moonstone Carvings, and Sri Lankan Paintings (Maps and Posters) are some of the souvenirs to take home from Sri Lanka.

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