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“ Zoeken Blogs Top 20 places to visit in Sri Lanka! – with photos, travel tips, itinerary and best hotel tips Top 20 places to visit in Sri Lanka! – with photos, travel tips, itinerary and best hotel tips  Sri Lanka is one of the “hottest” destinations in Asia at the moment. This still relatively unknown holiday destination is full of beautiful places. You will find fairy-like temples, historic cities, game parks where you can go on safari, bounty beaches, surf bays, mountains and valleys, tea plantations and much more! This makes it extremely difficult to select the most beautiful places for your Sri Lanka tour. We are happy to lend you a hand and list our Top 20 with the most beautiful destinations for your holiday in Sri Lanka, in random order. Don’t miss these sights in Sri Lanka! 1. Sigiriya The Lion Rock of Sigiriya is one of the most famous highlights in Sri Lanka. The photogenic rock is over 200 meters high and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. On top of this rock stood the palace of King Kasyapa in the 5th century. You can still see the ruins of the palace at the top, from where you have an amazing view over the vast green jungle. The rock owes its name to the lion, carved in stone, which guards the stairs. Now only the legs are left. At the foot of the rock you will find beautifully landscaped gardens, canals, a small museum and countless monkeys roaming around. The climb up, via almost 1900 steps, is tough but well worth it. Halfway up you can make a stop at the well-preserved murals of undressed women and at a smoothly polished mirror wall in which the king could admire himself. Travel tips Sigiriya Visit Sigiriya early in the morning when it is still cool. The climb is even harder in the afternoon heat. Although the late afternoon is a bit quieter in terms of visitors. From Colombo and Kandy you can also book a full day tour to Sigiriya, often including a visit to the Dambulla Cave Temples. Take into account crowds and a fairly hefty entrance fee of approximately $ 30. Best hotels Sigiriya Budget: Sigiri Tarushan Home Stay Homestay: Sigiriya Peacock Homestay Mid-range: Sigiriya Riverside Villa with normal rooms and tree houses! Comfortable luxury: Hotel Sigiriya 2. Ella Discover the relaxation paradise of Sri Lanka; Ella. A village with a wonderful vibe in a beautiful green, hilly environment. Ella is known as a backpacker’s paradise, but is also a great destination for luxury travelers during their Sri Lanka tour. In the vicinity you will find tea plantations, waterfalls, viewpoints and the most beautiful hiking trails. Climb Ella Rock (about 2.5 hours of hiking) for a great view and also hike up on Little Adam’s Peak (about 1.5 hours) for even more panoramas. Furthermore, the Rawana Falls, the Nine Arch Bridge and some temples and tea factories are worth a visit. Moreover, Ella is known for a famous train ride! The train journey from Ella to Kandy (around 7 hours) goes straight through the tea plantations and is one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. Travel tips Ella – Take beautiful walks in the surroundings of Ella, including Little Adam’s Peak and Ella Rock. – Take the train journey from Ella to Kandy (or vice versa) and enjoy the lush tea plantations where you can see the tea pickers at work. Tip: Make a stop along the way in Nuwara Eliya (see number 6) for a few nights to interrupt the train journey.   Best hotels Ella Budget: Ella Okreech Cottages Mid-range: The Chillout Ella Homestay: Ella Secret Paradise Comfortable luxury: Zion View Ella Sleeping in a treehouse: Ella Treehouse Pearl and Ella Eco Lodge both offer nice treehouse overnight stays! 3. Udawalawe National Park Do you want to spot elephants in the wild? Then Udawalawe National Park is the best place! The hundreds of elephants in the park ensure that there is a good chance of spotting a herd during a safari. But also crocodiles, monkeys, leopards, deer, swine and all kinds of reptiles and birds inhabit the Udawalawe savannas. Also visit the Elephant Transit Home, a shelter for injured and orphaned elephants. The home is supported by the British Born Free Foundation that fights animal suffering and by the Dutch non-profit organization World of Wildlife. The best time to visit is during feeding time. Travel tips Udawalawe National Park – Go on safari in Udawalawe. Jeep safaris can easily be booked online in advance, but you can also visit most hotels in this area or at the entrance to the park. Costs are around € 30 for a 6-person jeep regardless of the number of passengers. An extra tip is common. An organized safari tour to the Udawalawe National Park from Colomboor Galle is also easy to book online. – Entrance fees for the Udawalawe National Park are approximately € 15 per adult per day. Children 6-12 receive a 50% discount. Best hotels Udawalawe National Park Budget: Nature Park Udawalawe of Nature House Mid-range: Happy Elephant Resort of Nil Diya Mankada Safari Resort Comfortable luxury: Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort Unique overnight stay: Athgira River Camping sleep in a luxury tent on the river near Udawalawe ”
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Park
“Yala is a fantastic day trip. Experience nature at its finest whilst in Sri Lanka. Don't be surprised to see elephants on the trip down there. It's a full day and you need to leave by 4am to be able to catch the best opportunity to see a vast array of wildlife. You can have a great day there and be back in time for dinner at Puzzle Beach House. ”
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“Leopards, elephants, water buffalo, monkeys, jackals, crocodiles and hornbills; they all live in the very diverse nature reserve of Yala National Park. Yala, also called Ruhunu Park, is one of the best game parks in Sri Lanka to go on safari. Your chances of spotting elephants in the wild are quite high, with a population of a few hundred elephants. Due to the successful leopard project, you will also find a relatively large number of leopards in Yala. We spotted one on a broad branch in a tree, an amazing sight!   Travel tips Yala National Park – Go on a jeep safari in Yala and book a half or full day tour. Safaris can be arranged at most hotels and at the entrance of the park. The jeeps are often open on the side and have a roof for sun protection. – Entrance fees for the Yala National Park are approximately € 15 per adult per day. Children 6-12 receive a 50% discount. – Check the condition of the jeep with which you are going on a safari. The old jeeps are cheaper and less comfortable than the newer jeeps. The costs for a jeep safari in Yala are approximately € 25 to € 35 per jeep for half a day (regardless of the number of passengers). The driver is then immediately your guide. An additional guide can be hired for a surcharge. A tip for both the driver and any guide is common. Best hotels in Yala National Park Hotels can be found in the nearby town of Tissamaharama (20 km, a 45-minute drive from the Yala entrance) and at Yala itself. For optimum convenience, we recommend staying as close to the entrance as possible. This is often the more expensive option. Budget: Leopard City Hostel and Lakeside Cabana – both in Tissamaharama Mid-range: The Coconut Gardens in Tissamaharama Comfortable luxury: Cinnamon Wild Yala at the entrance of Yala   Unique overnight stays in Yala Sleeping in a treehouse: Yala Eco Tree House in Tissamaharama Camping in the park: Big Game Camp Yalain Yala National Park ”
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Place of Worship
“A beautiful temple with the best view! The ride there leads through lush paddy-Selds.”
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Museum
“Looking for some wild life? At Yala National Park you will Snd herds of elephants, wild bu]alo, sambar deer, leopards, peacocks, monkey sand many more. Go for a day trip or stay the night in one of the beautiful camps in the area.”
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“Bird life, small animals and a few elephants at Bundala (one and half hours)”
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Nature
“A few hours driving from Mirissa to a great destination where located in Hambantota District. It is a dry zone national park with consist of five blocks. Usually block one visit most of tourists and it has well spread roads to see the animals. Block two and three allows only four wheel jeeps. Yala is the recorded highest leopard density in Sri Lanka. It is a great pleasure to watch the amazing behavior of leopard, morning or evening is the best time for watching leopard. ”
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Nature
“The Hummanaya Blow Hole is the 2nd biggest Blow Hole in the world and can reach up to 25 m (82 ft) to 30 m (98 ft) in height. The name of this Blow Hole derives from the booming “Hoo” sound that you can hear right before the jets of water. It is known to be the most impressive during the monsoon season (May to November). After paying the “foreigners price” of 250 LKR ($1.60 USD).”
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Place of Worship
“Sithulpawwa rock temple is historically significant and identified as one of the greatest 2nd century sites of Buddhist scholarship. With a history of over 2200 years, this is an ancient place of worship in the Hambantota district. The modern name Sithulpawwa is derived from the ancient ‘Cittalpabbata’, ‘The hill of the quiet mind’.”
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Museum
“Another great tourist attraction in southern province of Sri Lanka because there is finest creation of Mother Nature. It could attract more people into its superb beautify also surrounding of the blowhole is great. This amazing place situated in Dikwella a fishery village close to Matara city. It is naturally made cave with a water pressure and sea water rushes through the submerged to the cave and it automatically pushed up with a great pressure. And finally it comes with a great pressure and it reaches over 25m height. The pressure of waves affect to increase or decrease the spray that comes thought out the small hole. Watching sunset in this place also truly amazing and making more tremen”
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Premise
“Habitat: Dry Monsoon Forest •What to see Elephant, Leopard, Sloth Bear, and general Wildlife •Time of departure: 05.30, or 14.30 hours •Duration of tour: 04 hours •Distance to site: 15 km and a 30 minute drive from the Hotel •What to bring and wear: Earth-coloured, comfortable clothes, caps or hats, cameras, spotting scopes, field guides, insect repellent, sun block”
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“In an environmentally friendly area you are able to see many species of birds you have never seen before.”
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“This beautiful national park is home to a wealth of birds and animals and you may even see the leopard.”
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Health
“to see relationships between humans and injured elephants with baby elephants ”
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Restaurant
“Want a quaint-sunset-on the beach dinner? This.Is.The.Place. Located on our beach, 3 minute walk, is this small local restaurant with amazing ocean and sunset views. There's only a handful of tables so pop in earlier to save one for dinner. ”
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Restaurant
“Great seafood in a local and charming restaurant, run by our friend Amal. Call in advance if you are going in larger group.”
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Restaurant
“Right on the waves of Red Beach around the corner this place is open until 10pm and has great drinks and food in outdoor setting.”
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Restaurant
“The father Sshes and the son cooks in this little beach hut in a secluded cove. Catch the sunset!”
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Bar
“Away from the more busy main beach in Tangalle this part of the beach is truly worth a walk. ”
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Restaurant
“You’ll find the best seafood and roti at this little locally owned restaurant close to Madeketiya Beach, Tangalle. The host is also very pleasant and accommodating. ”
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