If golden sands, turquoise waters, lush forests and ancient architecture are your obsessions, your compass will surely point towards Sri Lanka. Explore the exclusive Sri Lanka Packages curated by Pickyourtrail because NOW is the best time to venture out this beautiful country. Sri Lanka, sitting in the Indian Ocean is a graceful island with an intriguing culture and awe-inspiring sights. Get ready to stroll around the windswept beaches, explore the ancient Buddhist temples and hike through dense rainforests. Take up an elephant safari while exploring the vast landscapes of Sri Lanka. Choose the right Sri Lanka Tour Packages and take in most of Sri Lanka's gems- Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Colombo and Bentota. Right from the very first "ayubowan" you hear in the airport till the last "Bohoma Istouti", you will surely feel like being at another home.
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- Climb the 1600 years old Sigiriya Fortress
- Experience a thrilling & adventurous Camping at Yala National Park
- Gamble away your money at a Casino in Colombo
- Tour the tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya
- Trek the Horton Plains to witness a mesmerising sunrise
- Savour the lush greenery on the train ride from Kandy to Ella
- Play with Elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
- Go for a whale watching cruise from Galle to Mirissa fishery port
- Go for a wildlife safari at Yala National Park
- Experience a catamaran cruise in Trincomalee with barbecue on board
- Scuba dive in the clear waters of Hikkaduwa
- Trek Adam’s Peak to discover the sacred footprints of Buddha
- Plunge into White water rafting at Kitugala
- Take a Ramayana tour of Sri Lanka
- Go for a Hot Air Balloon ride at Kandalama
- Snorkel at Bar Reef for 3 straight nautical miles
- Witness a gorgeous sunset at the famous Rope swing in Dalawella
- Surf in the warm waters of Weligama beach
- Trek the Knuckles Mountain for lush green vistas
- Kayak in the still waters of Kalu Ganga
- Canoe in the calm and serene waters of Samanalawewa reservoir
- Explore the stunning heritage site of Dambulla cave temple
More activities to include to your Sri Lanka Packages
- Visit the historic & archaeological site of Old Dutch Fort in Galle
- Discover the city of Anuradhapura that houses the Bodhi Tree
- Take a stroll down a Turkey Hatchery in Bentota
- Experience Caving at Batatotalena
- Hike the Diyaluma Falls to the top
- Go for a picnic at Viharamahadevi Park
- Get spiritual enlightenment at Gangaramaya Temple
- Discover the bustling nightlife of Colombo
- Take a dip in the scenic Glen Falls
- Visit Ministry of Crab to savour best of Sri Lankan cuisine
- Go for some adrenaline pumping Kitesurfing at Kalpitiya
- Lose your heart to the sparkling sapphires and rubies at Gem Museum
- Sink in the golden sands and turquoise waters of Bentota beach
- Shopping Beautiful Handcrafted Items at Lakpahana
Places to visit on your Sri Lanka Holiday Packages
Enjoy a perfect Chaiyya-Chaiyya time while travelling to this city of emerald sceneries. Nuwara Eliya is the most wonderful spot in your Sri Lanka trip package. Visit the nineteenth-century slope station Nuwara Eliya will truly take you back in time. Explore the men of honour’s clubs, counterfeit Tudor structures and the mesmerizing rail rides. Get refreshed while visiting the well-maintained tea ranches, cascades, and mountains on your way. If adventure is your cup of tea, you can also do trekking in Kandy and explore the magnificence of nature.
Polonnaruwa deserves a place in your Sri Lanka packages if you are an animal lover. With a number of sanctuaries and unspoilt assets of nature, this quaint city has a lot to beautify your trip. Experience the old city life at the vestiges of Polonnaruwa. Click amazing pictures near the archaeological structures such as acquainted tombs, statues and stupas. Come in close association with the rarest species at the sanctuaries in Polonnaruwa and cherish the memory for a lifetime to come.
Get ready to find happiness in the shapes of waves and tides. Because your next stop is going to be full of chasing sunshine, sinking in golden sands and getting a lot of Vitamin-Sea. Here's the most engaging stop on your Sri Lanka tourism packages from India where you can spot heaven a little closer. Experience whale-viewing at the little town of Mirissa while sunbathing on a lounger. You can also go on an angling expedition with the fishermen and see the whales and other enormous aquatic friends here.
Yala National Park
Get amazed by the four-footed sprinters at the Yala National Park. This park boasts the pride of housing the highest population of panthers in the world. Also, the place is filled with lush green fields, woods, tidal ponds, and coastline. When nature is ready to show its utmost beauty under one roof, missing out this place in your Sri Lanka travel packages is truly a crime. Enjoy the natural delight amidst the unspoilt nature and untamed wildlife.
Last but not the least, the final league during your Sri Lanka Trip from India is Colombo. It is considered as the happiest and happiest city of the country. With a lot of entertainment options and attractions, you can live the best days of your life in this city of positivity. Though Colombo has a lot to explore, you can get its complete essence within a day as it is a close-knit city. This extra-ordinary capital city is undoubtedly the best place to visit during your Sri Lanka Travel.
A UNESCO world heritage site in Sri Lanka, known for its mesmerising sunrise views, Adam’s Peak is a must visit on your Sri Lanka tour packages. Climb up the slope at night to watch a spectacular sunrise, the best you will find in the whole of Sri Lanka. Adam’s peak is known for Sri Pada - sacred footprints which are in the form of a rock creation and in Buddhist tradition are believed to be the footprints of Buddha. Although this place holds a lot of spiritual and religious importance, it is also a beautiful site to savour some amazing lush greenery.
Popularly referred to as the city of temples in Sri Lanka, Jaffna is for everyone looking for a spiritual retreat. Nallur Kovil is the most visited temple of Jaffna and it generally finds too much crowd. This temple is surrounded by a couple of other temples as well, which can be visited on your Sri Lanka Packages if you fancy. Nagadeepa Vihara Purana temple is also another beautiful temple in Jaffna known for its beauty and glory. The temple can be reached through a boat, and is a perfect place for meditation and to enjoy some peace and tranquil. Jaffna fort, considered as the symbol of history of Sri Lanka is yet another famous attraction that finds a lot of tourist footfall.
If you love water sports and fancy the underwater life, then Trincomalee beach is the right place for you. The beach is ideal for scuba diving and with instructors being readily available at the beach you can get the best underwater experience on your Sri Lanka vacation. All adventure lovers, you know where to head to.
One of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura is famous for its Bodhi Tree, the tree under which it is believed that Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. It was Sanghamitra who brought the cutting of the tree to town, and since the time Lord Buddha achieved enlightenment, the tree has been called the Tree of Enlightenment. Anuradhapura is also known to house many artistic temples. So this place is a must visit on your Sri Lanka tour packages for all spirituality seekers.
Horton Plains National Park
Located 2100-2300 meters above sea level, Horton Plains is a UNESCO world heritage site, and is an ideal place for all nature lovers and hikers. It is a lovely place with fresh air and breathtaking scenery, with beautiful stops providing the most stunning views of nature. The stops on the trekking paths are Little World’s End view point, Great World’s End view point and Baker’s Waterfalls. The trek takes about 4 hours and it is advisable to do the morning trek on your Sri Lanka Packages, as the weather is cool and pleasant.
Udawalawe National Park
Udawalawe National Park is a must visit if you love elephants. The National Park was formed to provide a sanctuary to the wild animals that were displaced during the construction of Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River. The Park lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces and offers mesmerizing vistas of lush greenery. You can spot leopards, turtles, crocodiles, water buffalos on your safari. The Park also is home to several bird species like pelicans, herons, a stork, kingfishers, eagles etc making it one of the best places to visit on your Sri Lanka tour packages.
Dambulla Cave Temple
A beautiful preserved cave with a magnificent architecture that houses over 150 statues of Buddha, Dambulla Cave Temple is one of the best temples in Sri Lanka. A UNESCO world heritage site, Dambulla cave temple is also known as the Golden temple of Dambulla and is a must visit on your Sri Lanka Packages. The temple is located on a large rock that can be reached by a 20 minutes walk that includes a climb of 364 steps. The temple is composed of five caves of varying size and magnificence and are lit in a way that complements statues, stupas and buddhas.
Old Dutch Fort of Galle
A fort that dates back to the 16th century, The Galle Old Dutch fort is the best preserved sea fort of South Asia. It was built by Portuguese and then extensively fortified by the Dutch. More than 400 years old, the fort still maintains its polished look owing to various restoration works done over the years by the Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. You can go to the top of the fort and marvel at the beautiful vistas of the endless sea on your Sri Lanka Tour Packages.
Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
A sprawling 147-acre of gardens with over 4000 species of plants and about 10,000 varieties of trees, Peradeniya Botanical Gardens in Kandy are absolutely stunning. Renowned for its collection of orchids, the gardens are visited by about 2 million local and foriegn tourists every year. The lush greenery of the garden is refreshing and a perfect place to picnic with your family on your Sri Lanka vacation.
One of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka, Unawatuna Beach is the go to place for a calm and tranquil experience. There are plenty of bars and restaurants on the beach where you can head to enjoy some drinks and have fun. During day time, you can rent sun loungers and umbrellas and sit by the beach to relax and rejuvenate.
Things to do on your Sri Lanka Packages
Udawalawe National park
If elephant is your spirit animal, your Sri Lanka travel will surely surprise you. You’ll see elephants wherever you go in this country. You can spot them while chipping away at a tea estate, going out of control in national stops, and driving the Esala Perahera to march in Kandy. However, to meet them in person and feed them, make way to the Udawalawe National park on your Sri Lanka Tour Packages where you will get an opportunity to see elephants meandering indiscriminately.
Sigiriya is one of Sri Lanka’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. With the age-old stone top fortification in one hand and urban lifestyle, on the other, the place will always win your heart. Since the climate is impressive throughout the year, you can visit Sigiriya whenever you want. Explore the Imperial castle and a Buddhist religious community and take in a bit of Sri Lanka's tradition. Apart from historical attractions, you will also be impressed with the best seasoned finished gardens on the planet during your Sri Lanka Packages.
Visit tea empire
To all the Chai lovers out there! The Hill Country's Haputale Mountains will be your favourite spot on your Sri Lanka Holiday Packages. It is in this place, Sir Thomas Lipton propelled his tea domain. Head to Lipton’s Seat – Mr Lipton’s preferred spot and satisfy your tea cravings here.
City of Kandy
If you want to know more about Sri Lanka's history and indulge in its tradition, the gates of Kandy are open already. Being the last capital of the antiquated rulers of Sri Lanka, Kandy was a well-known escape for frontier executives hoping to get away from the warmth. With a brimming lake view and lush greeneries, this pretty city can never be missed in your Sri Lanka Tour Packages. Also, do not miss visiting the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, which is housed in Kandy’s abounding sanctuary complex.
A big shout out to all the foodies out there! If you are keen about tasting different cuisines around the world, Jaffna Crab Curry of Sri Lanka can never be missed. It is viewed as the best on the planet. On your Sri Lanka Packages, witness the skills of the culinary specialists who take as much time as necessary to pound the coconut, making the glue toasty and rich. In the southern parts of the country, Look for the most delicious Squid Curry, cooked rapidly in coconut cream and lime juice.
Relax by the sandy beaches of Arugam Bay
Sugar soft sands, turquoise blue waters surrounded by coconut palms, surfers riding by in a jiffy and peace and tranquility being the state of the air, beaches of Arugam bay offer utter solitude. From once upon a time being one of the top surf destinations in the world before the Tsunami stuck in 2004, beaches of Arugam Bay undoubtedly are a must visit on your Sri Lanka holidays.
Ride from Ella to Kandy by train
One of the most epic train journeys to experience in Sri Lanka is the train ride from Ella to Kandy. It is a breathtaking beautiful journey overlooking the vast tea plantations, cruising through farms and villages and crossing bridges. Purchase your ticket and consider sitting by the open doorway, hanging your legs over the edge and savouring breathtaking vistas as they pass by. It is undoubtedly the best thing to do on your Sri Lanka vacation.
Whale watching at Mirissa Fishery Port
Go on a whale watching cruise from Galle to Mirissa Fishery Port and find mischievous dolphins playing in the water and creating a majestic spectacle. Dondra point, a point close to Mirissa is the main spot to witness blue whales. You can also witness Bryde’s Whale, Killer Whale and Pilot Whale if you are lucky. Whale watching in one of the best things to do in Sri Lanka and hence it is a must have on your Sri Lanka tour packages.
How to Reach Sri Lanka
The beautiful island of Sri Lanka can be reached through both air and water. The Bandaranaike International Airport is the primary airport in Sri Lanka, located about 30kms from the capital city Colombo. The airport connects various Indian cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Tiruchirapalli, Delhi and Mumbai to the island.
Sri Lanka Travel - Covid-19 Rules
There is no quarantine required upon your arrival in Sri Lanka, however, you must carry a Covid Negative Test report from an accredited laboratory, approximately 96 hours before the flight. An COVID-19 insurance cover must also be purchased before travel for a value of at least $50,000 for 1 month and also a Health Declaration Form (HDF) should be submitted prior to boarding the flight, on-board the flight or upon arrival in Sri Lanka. You also need to pre-purchase PCR tests before arrival depending on the duration of your stay. The first test would be conducted at the time of arrival at your hotel, before check-in, the second would be conducted 5-7 days after and if your stay is more than 7 days, then a third test would be conducted as well. Find more details here on Sri Lanka COVID-19 regulations.
Best Time to Visit Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has a lot of similarities with your girlfriend. The country has some serious mood swings in its weather which are truly unpredictable. Just kidding. However, in a nutshell, the variations in the weather patterns mean that the best time to visit Sri Lanka is every day of the year. If you are concentrating on the western parts or southern coasts of the country, then you’re best of going between December and March. Alternatively, if the east and north are your destinations, the best time of year to visit Sri Lanka is from April or May to September.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sri Lanka Tour Packages
What are the best Sri Lanka Packages offered at Pickyourtrail?
What to pack for your Sri Lanka trip?
Any type of casual and western outfits are allowed in Sri Lanka. Since the country is predominantly hot, cotton and light natural fabrics such as linen are ideal.
How to dress before visiting a temple in Sri Lanka?
While visiting a temple you want to dress appropriately in Sri Lanka. Women are advised to wear long skirts, dresses, salwar or loose trousers and modest blouses covering their shoulders and knees. Men are required to wear long trousers or dhoti in temples.
What is the ideal time to spend on a trip to Sri Lanka?
It is ideal to spend a week and take in the most from this beautiful Island. One can spend 1-2 days in Colombo, followed by a couple of days in Kandy, 3 days in Nuwara Eliya and 2 days at Bentota beaches.
What is the best way to get around in Sri Lanka?
If you are good at driving, a car hire will be the perfect mode of transport on your Sri Lanka Packages. You can hire a rental car for 10 hours a day and venture out the attractions. However, relying on Public transport is not advisable since live traffic is uncertain.
What are the languages spoken in Sri Lanka? Can I survive with English?
Sri Lanka is a multicultural pot has several groups of people namely Indo-Aryan, Dravidian and Austronesian. Sinhala and Tamil are the most spoken languages in Sri Lanka. Since the languages spoken are deeply influenced by the various languages in India, Europe and Southeast Asia, one can manage on their Sri Lanka Trip Package with the English language as well.
What is the currency used in Sri Lanka?
The Sri Lanka Rupee is the common currency used in Sri Lanka. It is symbolized by Rs or SLR to indicate in written format.
Is Sri Lanka a safe place to visit?
Despite having been through a few decades of civil war that ended in 2009, Sri Lanka has always proved to be an incredibly safe and peaceful destination for travellers. You will surely be astonished on your Sri Lanka Tour Package by the wonderfully friendly and welcoming people of Sri Lanka. However, it is always advised to keep your belongings safe at common gatherings and public places against pick-pocketers. Apart from these rare cases, the Island will surely feel like home for travellers.
What are the best temples to visit on your Sri Lanka trip?
Sri Lanka being a spiritual country has a lot of temples touched with a flavour of utmost spirituality. With mesmerizing architecture and soul-soothing atmosphere, you will surely feel elated with the peacefulness offered here. Some of the important temples that you should not miss during your Sri Lanka holiday packages are as follows:
- Gangaramaya Temple – Colombo
- Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic – Kandy
- Naguleswaram Temple – Kankesanturai
- Thirukonamalai Konesar Temple – Trincomalee
- Shaktipeeth Shri Shankari Devi Temple – Trincomalee
- Kataragama Temple – Kataragama
- Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Temple – Peliyagoda
- Cave Temple – Dambulla
- Muthiyangana Temple – Badulla
- Maviddapuram Kandaswamy Temple – Jaffna
- Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil – Colombo
- Munneswaram Temple – Chilaw
What are the best places to shop in Sri Lanka?
How does a trip to Sri Lanka become complete without some bit of a shopping? Srilanka has a wide range of shopping options right from roadside handicraft shops to high-end malls. Filling your cart and exploring the markets will surely be the best workout on your Sri Lanka trip. Some of these include:-
- Crescat Boulevard – For local brands
- Franciscan Sister’s Jam Room – One-stop for all
- Pettah Floating Market – Unique market experience
- Dutch Gallery – Stunning antiques
- Galle Fort – Spices and food products
- Mlesna Tea Centre – Top tea paradise
- Olanda Furniture – Home decors
- Orchid House – Handicrafts and therapeutic items
- Barefoot – Designer clothes
- Rangala House Art Gallery – Art attack
- Lakpahana – Handcrafted items
- Selyn – For the love of accessories
- Exotic Roots – Interior Decor
- Jayamali Batiks Studio – Skillfully printed textiles
- Paradise Road – Gift Items
- Arcade Independence Square – Brand basket
- Ratnapura – Lovely jewels
- Laksala – Souvenirs for your friends and family
- Majestic City – High-end shopping
- Odel – Lifestyle products
What are the best adventure activities to take up on your trip to Sri Lanka?
Pack your Srilanka tour with amazing activities like wildlife safari, mountain biking, lagoon cycling. If you would like to have a Splashtastic time, enjoy Surfing, snorkelling, scuba Diving at Hikkaduwa, white water rafting in Kitugala and whale watching at Marissa Fishery Port. Touch the sky while enjoying hot air ballooning at Kandalama. Bring out the adventure junkie in you while Rock Climbing and trekking in Bambarakanda. Make your loved one feel special by booking a catamaran cruise trip at Trincomalee or Boat Trip in Madu River. You will never be tired of exploring the nail-biters that are hidden in your Srilanka Package.
Which are the best beaches to visit on your Sri Lanka Packages?
There are around 30 beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka. The Island nation has different beaches according to the likes and comfort of tourists. If you want to spend a tranquil time in the blue waters, head to the Unawatuna beach or Negombo beach. If you wish to experience a touch of Maldives in Sri Lanka, Bentota is all yours. For the whale watching enthusiasts, Mirissa is the right pick. Go on a walk with the turtle toddlers at Koggala and indulge in the untouched beauty of nature at Hikkaduwa. Visit Weligama or Induruwa for capturing some Insta-worthy pictures. If you are an architecture enthusiast, make way to Galle. Apart from these beauties, there are several other beaches in Sri Lanka tour packages that will surely make you go AWE!
What are the best souvenirs to buy on your Sri Lanka trip?
Ceylon Tea, Gems and Jewellery, Wooden Raksha masks, Sri Lankan paintings, Buddha and Elephant figurines, Batik print fabrics, Porcelain tableware, Ayurvedic beauty products, Sri Lankan sarees and sarongs and Spices are some of the best souvenirs to buy on your Sri Lanka tour.
Does Sri Lanka offer visa on arrival for Indians?
At the current date, Sri Lanka offers a free visa on arrival for Indian tourists just like many other nationalities. However, Indian citizens will need to apply for an ETA (Electronic travel authorisation), a web-based system where you can get your visa granted within 30 minutes.
What to eat in Sri Lanka?
- Fish ambul thiyal a scrumptious dry fish curry sautéed in a blend of spices made with the special ingredient dried Goraka and served with rice.
- Kukul Mas curry is a chicken curry cooked in spices that are first tempered in hot oil and then added to the chicken that is cooked in various spices. The main ingredient that adds flavour to the curry is the coconut milk. The curry is generally served with hot rice or roti.
- Kottu is another delicious local dish which is basically fried roti chopped and cooked with a selection of ingredients adding spice and flavour to the Roti and is served with a curry sauce.
How much does it cost for a trip to Sri Lanka?
At Pickyourtrail get Sri Lanka tour packages that start as low as 19,788 INR for a 4 nights Sri Lanka holiday to 26,924 INR for a 7 night Sri Lanka tour. Customise your itinerary according to your budget and choices for we have deals for all pocket sizes.
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