The pearl of the Indian ocean was always one of our top destinations to visit. We were so happy to have the chance to explore the country. In fact, our Sri Lanka bucket list was full of things to do and see.
Considered by Lonely Planet one of the top places to visit in 2019, Sri Lanka is a busy country with so many things to offer. From the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Sigiriya and Kandy to the delicious food made by locals, fine quality tea which grows just on this island, Sri Lanka will be forever in your heart.
Here you will find our personalized Sri Lanka bucket list, a catalogue with all the things to do and see.
25+ Unique experiences in Sri Lanka
- Explore Colombo
- Ride a tuk-tuk
- Kandy Temple of the Tooth
- Elephant Safari
- Galle Fort
- Climb up Pidurangala Rock
- Learn to surf in Weligama
- Experience Sri Lankan food
- Hike UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sigiriya Fortress
- Visit Jaffna
- Enjoy the view from Pitawala
- Hike Ella Rock
- Take the famous blue train from Kandy to Ella
- Visit Nine Arch Bridge
- Climb up Adam’s Peak
- Take a palm swing
- Visit coconut tree hill in Mirissa
- Go whale watching
- Try delicious hoopers
- Visit a Ceylon Tea Plantation
- Explore Little England, Nuwara Eliya
- Stroll around Negombo
- Visit Dambulla Cave Temples
- Stroll around the Royal Botanic Garden in Kandy
- Admire Red Mosque in Colombo
Colombo was the first stop of our Sri Lanka itinerary and it needs to be in your Sri Lanka bucket list. The big and chaotic city is a must-see as, with its particular charm, you will love spending some time around Colombo.
There are a couple of interesting spots worth visiting in Colombo like the impressive Red Mosque, the local market, the Galle Face Green and other more.
If you are looking to spend 2 days in Colombo you can read our ultimate itinerary.
Colombo is the financial centre of the island and one of the top destinations for tourists with its vibrant atmosphere, a mixture of modern life, traditional colonial buildings and ruins, Colombo is absolutely unmissable.
If you don’t feel comfortable to stroll around by yourself, consider hiring a local guide. It is cheap and makes you feel safe, rather than just enrich your visit with insider tips. Check how to book a guided tour here.
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