Best places to visit in Sri Lanka – Part Two

by Travelbag on 27 November 2015, 12:11PM

Intro2

Sri Lanka is a wonderful place to spend a week or two, so if you holiday here you’re bound to have a great time. This is the second part of our guide to the best places to visit during your holiday to Sri Lanka. In part one we covered off Kandy, Colombo, Sigiriya, Mirissa, Rekawa and Yala National Park. In part two, we have even more great suggestions for you…

Galle

You simply must visit the city of Galle. You’ll want to see Galle Fort and spend time in the New Town. You’ll really enjoy strolling around the city, soaking up the atmosphere and admiring the old buildings, churches and mosques.
When you visit Galle Fort, you can walk on top of the walls, admire the views and watch newlyweds pose for photographs. At the southern end, you can see Flag Rock which is the best place to see the sun go down and you can also see a beautiful lighthouse. There are plenty of museums to check out and the Galle International Cricket Stadium too, if you’re a cricket fan.

Intro1

Uda Walawe National Park

If you want to get up close and personal with elephants, then the Uda Walawe National Park is a good place to visit. Why not take an open-top safari and see how many elephants you can spot? It’s home to four hundred – and there are even more at the nearby Elephant Transit Home.

The Department of Wildlife Conservation rescues orphan elephants and looks after them at the Elephant Transit Home until they are ready to be released back into the wild. If you want to see first-hand the good work they do you can, we recommend visiting at feeding time!

Intro3

Knuckles Mountain Range

If you enjoy hiking or mountain biking, then you should head to the Knuckles Mountain Range in central Sri Lanka. There are lots of trails to try, taking you through forests, alongside rivers, paddy fields and waterfalls. It really is beautiful and the whole area is now a conservation area. You might also want to go for a hike around Haputale or Nuwara Eliya.

Intro4

Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura is the capital city of the North Central Province and is a great place to spend a day or two of your holiday. It’s a place full of history and you can see monuments and ruins from former palaces, temples and monasteries. There is so much to see that you’ll struggle to do it by foot so why not travel around on a tuk tuk?

If you enjoy museums, then two of the best are The Folk Museum and the Archaeological Museum. You’ll learn so much about the history of Sri Lanka if you visit either of these museums and they are the perfect place to visit when the weather isn’t great.

Popular places to visit in Anuradhapura include the Bodhi Tree Temple, Ruwanwelisaya and Lovamahapaya. If you want to shop, then head to the New Town where you’ll find shops and market stalls. There are lots of monkeys in Anuradhapura who will steal your camera and other belongings if you’re not careful so be on your guard!

Intro5

Thinking about booking your tropical getaway? If you needed any more persuading, read about the 10 reasons to book a holiday to Sri Lanka. Or take a look at our best deals


Top Tips for Driving Australia’s Great Ocean Road

Read More

Introducing Rixos Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi

Read More

Best Holiday Destinations for 2019

Read More

10 Reasons to Book a Holiday to Sri Lanka

Read More
Post of the month
by Tourism Australia More

Email sign up

Register to receive holiday offers, cheap flights deals, hotel offers and more.

Travelbag Travel/Leisure London

01 Jan 00:00 Read More
Travelbag's Twitter
Common Tags
48 hours in 5 Reasons abseiling Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi UAE Activities Adventure Holiday Africa Alaska America Antigua Architecture Argentina asia Atlantis The Palm Auckland Australasia Australia bahamas Bahrain Bali Bangkok Barbados Beach Holidays Beaches Birdwatching Bora Bora Brazil bungee jumping Byron Bay Caibbean California Cambodia Canada Cancun Cape Town Caribbean celebrity Celebrity Holidays Chicago Chile China City Breaks Coffee Competition Corfu Cruise Holidays Cruises Cuba culture cycling Days Out Dining Dining Abroad Dominican Republic Dubai Dubai Hotels EdgeWalk Europe Events Exotic Holidays Explorers Way Family Holidays Festivals Fiji Fishing Florida food Girlie holidays Gold Coast Greece Hanoi Hawaii Ho Chi Minh City holiday reading holidays Honeymoon Hong Kong Hua Hin India Indian Ocean Indian Ocean Luxury Holidays Indonesia Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Journey Jumeriah Beach Kenya Khao Lak Kiwi Koh Samui Krabi kuala lumpur Laos las vegas last minute Legendary Pacific Coast Literature los angeles Luxury Holidays Macau Majorca Malaysia Maldives Mauritius Mauritius Hotels Melbourne Mexico Miami Middle East money Montreal motorhome holidays museums music Myanmar Nature New York New Zealand Northen Territory Oman Orlando Patong Pattaya Perth Perth Beaches Phuket Qatar Quebec Queensland Queenstown quiz Rail Rail Travel Reading on holiday Relaxing on holiday rollercoaster Royal Jubilee Safari Samoa Samoa Hotels scenic Scuba Diving Self-Drive Seychelles Shopping Sightseeing Trip South Africa South America Southern Spirit Spain Sports Sri Lanka St Lucia sun city Surfing survey Sydney Tahiti Tasmania Texas Thailand Things To Do Tips Tokyo Top 10 Top 5 Things to Do Toronto Toronto Dining tour Train Travel Travelbag Trip of a lifetime UAE UK United States USA USA Roadtrip Vancouver Vietnam Vietnam Beaches Virginia Wellington west coast Western Australia whale watching whales Wildlife Winter Sun
Archive
  • 2018
  • 2017
    • December
    • November
    • October
    • September
    • August
    • July
    • June
    • March
    • February
  • 2016
    • December
    • November
    • October
    • September
    • August
    • July
    • June
    • May
    • April
    • March
    • February
    • January
  • 2015
    • December
    • November
    • October
    • September
    • August
    • July
    • June
    • May
    • April
    • March
    • February
    • January
  • 2014
    • December
    • November
    • October
    • September
    • August
    • July
    • June
    • May
    • April
    • March
    • February
    • January
  • 2013
    • December
    • November
    • October
    • September
    • August
    • June
    • May
    • April
    • March
    • February
  • 2012
    • November
    • October
    • September
    • August
    • July
    • May
    • April
    • March
    • February
    • January
Please Wait...


We use cookies Read more

Cookies: We use cookies to improve your experience on this website. By continuing to browse our website, you are agreeing to use our site cookies. See our cookie policy for more information on cookies and how to manage them.

Great Deals

X
Just pop your email in below to subscribe

Please enter a valid email address

An error has occurred please try again later


Follow us on

Call us on

By choosing to subscribe, you will receive emails only from Travelbag.co.uk. We will not share your data with any third parties.Please read our Privacy Policy for all newsletter sign-up information.