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47 things to do in Sri Lanka

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#1in KandyFeed flying foxes in KandyFeed flying foxes in KandyAnna Tet

Indian flying foxes are gregarious. They are friendly with people, but pitiless to sweet mango fruits.

LKR 1500Royal Botanic Gardens
#1in DambullaClimb Sigiriya Lion Rock in DambullaClimb Sigiriya Lion Rock in DambullaAnna Tet

Sigiriya rock used to be a king's residence in V century. Ruins of the palace and painted frescoes still reminds of exuberant royal past.

LKR 3900Sigiriya Lion Rock
#1in Nuwara EliyaWalk up to Eden in Nuwara EliyaWalk up to Eden in Nuwara EliyaAnna Tet

Piligrims of three different religions climb up Adam's Peak - they believe the Eden is nowhere else but here. Walk up to here too and see what the Eden is like!

FREEAdam's Peak
#2in KandyFeed a baby elephant in KandyFeed a baby elephant in KandyAnna Tet

Come to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage at lunch time - you'll get a possibility to feed a baby elephant with a feeding bottle.

LKR 2750Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
#2in Nuwara EliyaRide in a freight train in Nuwara EliyaRide in a freight train in Nuwara EliyaАня Пуш

Taking Sri Lankan railway track is not just getting between towns, it's adventurous and picturesque journey that is definitely worth trying.

#1on MannarFord the ocean on MannarFord the ocean on MannarMickey Collins

Got no money to fly from Sri Lanka to India? Go on foot! And don't take your stuff!

Adam's Bridge
#1in GalleGo stilt fishing in GalleGo stilt fishing in GalleLIFEisGOOD

Stilt fishing is an old Sri Lankan way of catching fish. But today it is rather performance for island's visitors than fishing industry.

Koggala Beach
#3in KandyTake a tuk tuk ride in KandyTake a tuk tuk ride in Kandyoddviser

Sri Lanka has a few tuk tuks per each tourists - to catch one here is like a piece of cake.

LKR 10
#2in GalleSwim with turtles in GalleSwim with turtles in GalleMickey Collins

Turtles on Sri Lanka swim and take shots with you for a good reason! They do this favour to get food! And they succeed in the trick!

FREEHikkaduwa Beach
#1in ColomboPlay cricket in ColomboPlay cricket in Colomboklia balo

Quite often you can see Sri Lankan people playing on streets with materials on hand! Join the team and play cricket with Sri Lankan people!

FREE
#3in Nuwara EliyaRide Sri Lankan train in Nuwara EliyaRide Sri Lankan train in Nuwara EliyaMickey Collins

Railway line from Ella to Kandy lies along tea plantations and mountains - take a ride in a Sri Lankan train and witness the pristine beauty!

LKR 30Ella
#4in KandyVisit the British Garrison Cemetery in KandyVisit the British Garrison Cemetery in KandyFelicity

Take a stroll around a 200-year cemetery where you can read soldiers' histories carved on the tombstones.

#1in KataragamaSee a peacock in KataragamaSee a peacock in KataragamaMickey Collins

Proud peacocks in Yala sanctuary flirt with peacock-hens out in the open - they fluff their tail and perform their mating dance.

LKR 1925Yala National Park
#1in TrincomaleeSnorkel with whitetip reef sharks in TrincomaleeSnorkel with whitetip reef sharks in TrincomaleeMickey Collins

Feel free and go snorkeling with whitetip reef sharks and turtles on the shore of coral Pigeon island.

FREEPigeon Island National Park
#5in KandyGive a wash to an elephant in KandyGive a wash to an elephant in KandyAnna Grishina

Elephants are given a wash two times a day in the Maha Oya river. You can join this activity and wash an elephant's back! It will be a delight for the animal.

LKR 2500Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
#4in Nuwara EliyaFind Buddha's foot print in Nuwara EliyaFind Buddha's foot print in Nuwara EliyaHarper Fuller

Buddhists believe that their god visited the Adam's Peak and left his foot print here, 1 meter long.

FREEAdam's Peak
#5in Nuwara EliyaHave a bath in the higest waterfall on the island in Nuwara EliyaHave a bath in the higest waterfall on the island in Nuwara EliyaMickey Collins

Take a bath in the place where the water of Bambarakanda connects with the river.

FREEBambarakanda Falls
#6in KandyVisit the Vedda settlement in KandyVisit the Vedda settlement in KandyAnna Tet

The Vedda tribesmen have not changed their way of living for 16000 years.

LKR 3000Dambana village
#7in KandySee dam water release in KandySee dam water release in KandyAnna Tet

Flood-gate opens automatically when the level of the water exceeds upper threshold of the dam - multiton mass of water falls from the height of 122 meters.

FREEVictoria Dam
#3in GalleWalk on the walls of old Dutch fort in GalleWalk on the walls of old Dutch fort in Galleoddviser

The territory is opened for visiting at any time. From this place you can admire magnificent sunset over the ocean.

FREEGalle Fort
#4in GalleSee Sri Lankan fishermen in GalleSee Sri Lankan fishermen in Galleoddviser

You can run into stilt fishermen on deserted beaches - coastline stretching from Unawatuna to Weligama village is their habitual place.

FREE
#5in GalleGo up to the top of lighthouse in GalleGo up to the top of lighthouse in Galleoddviser

The lighthouse starts working at 6pm. By day guards can allow you to come inside for a certain fee. So go up to find astonishing view of the ocean.

LKR 100Galle Lighthouse
#6in GalleSee snake charmer in GalleSee snake charmer in Galleoddviser

Street faqirs hypnotize cobra to the strains of flute expecting to get tips from spectators. You can run into them in touristy places.

FREE
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