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6 Fun Things to Do in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka Beach

Amazing Things to Do in Sri Lanka

For those looking for an exotic, one-of-a-kind holiday destination, Sri Lanka should be top of the list. It has a unique charm that continues to captivate many holidaymakers. This country should definitely be part of your bucket list, especially given the many activities you can enjoy to make the most out of your trip.

Things to Do in Sri Lanka
Beach of Arugam Bay – Things to Do in Sri Lanka


Whether you are a beginner or a novice, many places in the country with nice swells perfect for a surfing session. The best time to travel is from April to October, which will bring the best waves.

Some of the best spots that you should check out include Arugam Bay, Madiha, and Hikkaduwa. If you do not know how to surf, the friendly locals can teach you how to master the basics within just a short span of time.


Golf in Sri Lanka
Golf in Sri Lanka

From challenging to beginner-friendly golf courses, you will have lots of choices when in Sri Lanka, many of which offer commanding views.

Some of the places that every golfer should visit include Victoria Golf and Country Resort, Royal Colombo Golf Club, Eagles’ Golf Links, and Nuwara Eliya Golf Club.

Many of the golf courses also offer accommodation and a wealth of activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Check out for information on golf holidays.


Elephants at Yala West National Park
Elephants at Yala West National Park – By Adbar – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

It is impossible to visit Sri Lanka without exploring its diverse wildlife. With this, there is no wonder why going on a safari is one activity that you should not miss.

The country boasts of a high rate of biological endemism for both plants and animals. Elephants, buffaloes, and leopards are just some that you will see in the wild.

There are many national parks that you can visit, including Yala West National Park, Uda Walawe National Park, Wasgomuwa National Park, and Horton Plains National Park.


Sri Lanka Beach
Sri Lanka Beach

Sri Lanka is known globally for its pristine and unspoiled beaches. Some of the best beaches can be seen here. Hikkaduwa Beach is one of the most popular, which is known for scuba diving and snorkeling.

Unawatuna Beach also deserves a visit, which is home to an abundance of resorts and commercial establishments. To view spectacular sunsets, one of the best beaches in the country where you should head is Negombo Beach.

Whale Watching

Whale Watching
Whale Watching

Wake up early in the morning, ride the boat, and see whales in action. Many of those who visit Sri Lanka include whale watching in their itinerary.

The humpback and blue whales can be seen freely, enjoying the ocean. Some of the best locations for this activity include Dondra Point and Kalpitiya.


The Lion Gate
The Lion Gate By Cherubino – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

From ancient cities to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, history buffs will find plenty of attractions that they will surely appreciate in Sri Lanka.

The ancient cities of Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa are just two of the places that are steep in terms of history, providing you with the opportunity to be taken back to a time when civilization had not yet peaked.

The historic town of Galle is also worth exploring, as well as the city of Kandy. For more information on holidays in Sri Lanka, visit Ampersand Travel.

Check out our complete list of affordable hotels and resorts via Agoda, or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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