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Things to do in Sri lanka for Couples
Written by Madhumitha on May 19, 2021 Share on

Top Things to do in Sri Lanka for Couples On Your Next Vacation

As a tiny island nation in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has a plethora of events and encounters to offer. From the incredible experience of whale watching in Marissa Port to the incredible train trip to Ella from Kandy, and from the mesmerizing experience at the Elephant orphanage to the scuba diving experience at Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka has something for everybody and in every area and scenery imaginable. Here is our recommended list of top things to do in Sri Lanka for couples.

 

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Top Things to do in Sri Lanka for couples

  1. Visit Bentota
  2. Serene Getaway to Ella
  3. Central Highlands visit
  4. Galle Dutch Fort
  5. Trincomalee
  6. Kandy
  7. Nuwara Eliya
  8. Anuradhapura
  9. Sinharaja Forest Reserve
  10. Kalpitiya

1. Visit Bentota

Bentota is one of the most romantic locations in Sri Lanka for couples to visit! This is where the river Bentota Ganga and the sea meet to form an exotic lagoon, a breathtaking union ideal for a romantic getaway. It’s hard to resist the breathtakingly gorgeous palm-fringed beaches here, and the much-needed anonymity ensures a romantic getaway.

2. Serene Getaway to Ella

Ella, a lovely Sri Lankan mountain village, is a spot where newlyweds can just be, making it one of the best honeymoon destinations in Sri Lanka. It is recommended that you take the train to this lovely place. Ella has acres of tea trees, cloud cover, jungle canopies, and plenty of activities to do that will have visitors coming here.

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3. Central Highlands visit

Horton Plains and Worlds End are located on the Central Highland Plateau and provide an exhilarating experience. Peering over the plateau’s edge into a valley and tea estates nearly 884m below is a once-in-a-lifetime moment. There are many streams that cross the grassland, as well as rare flora and fauna, making it one of the best things to do for couples.

4. Galle Dutch Fort

This fortified town in Sri Lanka’s southern province is the ideal romantic getaway for you and your significant other. This fort, built in 1663, has a rich ancient past that can still be seen in its quaint lanes and colonial houses. It is advised. Take a stroll around the castle, which is situated on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean. Nearby landmarks include the Dutch Church and the Galle Lighthouse. Another must-see site inside the fort is the Maritime Archaeology Museum. The museum is housed in a structure that was once a Dutch warehouse.

5. Trincomalee

Trincomalee, located in Sri Lanka’s eastern province, is a relatively new addition to the country’s list of tourist destinations, having only opened to visitors in 2009. Trincomalee, a historically and culturally rich area, has some of the best beaches in the country. Nilaveli and Marble Beaches, in particular, are visually appealing, with their fluffy golden sand and turquoise blue water. These beaches are usually more secluded than those in the south, making them suitable for lovers wanting to spend quality time together away from the crowds. Pigeon Island, which is offshore, is also a wonderful place to go snorkeling and diving, thanks to its calm waters and diverse marine life. This island can only be reached by sea.

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6. Kandy

Kandy, located in central Sri Lanka, is another popular destination for couples looking to immerse themselves in the country’s rich culture. The main draw here is the Temple of the Holy Tooth Relic, which is said to house a sacred tooth of Buddha. Kandy Lake, the Botanical Gardens, the Royal Palace, and the National Museum are among the other attractions. Kandy also has fantastic weather all year, which eliminates all weather-related travel issues.

7. Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is nestled snugly in the hills of Sri Lanka and dubbed “Mini England” by the locals. It enjoys chill and spellbinding views of roaring waterfalls, lush green mountains, and misty tea estates which makes it an ideal destination for couples or honeymooners looking to spend some quality time in the peaceful silence of nature. Buildings from the colonial period, such as the post office and the former governor’s residence, have withstood the test of time and remain as beautiful as ever, giving the area a rustic and nostalgic old-school charm.

8. Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is a great location for couples to immerse themselves in Sri Lanka’s history and heritage. The city’s ruins are one of the most evocative views, leaving one speechless. The entire city is rich in architectural and geological wonders, such as crumbling temples and ancient baths, as well as huge dagobas (brick stupas) constructed during Anuradhapura’s thousand-year rule over the region.

9. Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Sinharaja Forest Reserve, another wildlife-friendly destination, is renowned for its pristine rainforests and vivid biodiversity. Couples will go jungle walking, birdwatching, and see wild animals when they are here. After that, the travelers can relax and enjoy the serenity and tranquillity of this remote location. A visit to Sinharaja Forest Reserve will provide you with some unforgettable memories of romantic vacations with the best of Sri Lanka’s flora and fauna.

10. Kalpitiya

Kalpitiya, which consists of 14 islands, is increasingly emerging as the tourist destination of the future in Sri Lanka. This country’s secret jewel will expose you to its stunning waterfront body. The beaches here are completely endowed with a scenic charm that is nothing short of a visual feast. In addition, Kalpitiya is a marine sanctuary, with the major attractions being Spinner dolphins and an endangered species of Sperm Whale. So, if you’re looking for an unforgettable sunbathe on sandy beaches or a swim in the sea for fun-filled events, Kalpitiya is a must-visit destination for your romantic trip to Sri Lanka.

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Plan your trip with Pickyourtrail

Sri Lanka is one of the most scenic and affordable honeymoon destinations in the world, with a wonderful mix of nature and romance. Sri Lanka has it all, from stunning beaches to ancient sites, tropical animals to an exciting adventure. It has a plethora of options when it comes to Things to do in Sri Lanka for Couples. Book your vacation with Pickyourtrail, a Global travel agency.  You can explore their travel guides or check out the preset Sri Lanka Tour Packages or completely customise a vacation from scratch. Log on to www.pickyourtrail.com for more information. 

Also read: The Ultimate Guide to Honeymooning in Srilanka

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