On this page, you will find all tourist attractions in Sri Lanka in one place. The tourist sites on the island are so diverse that international visitors will have hard time choosing from untouched jungle, numerous safari parks, spice gardens, tea plantations, elephant orphanages, forts from the colonial period, picturesque train rides and many others.
Panoramic train ride from Kandy to Ella represents the most beautiful train ride in the world. Our visitors have certainly seen photos of this scenic train ride as if they had been used in many travel channels, travel agencies marketing campaigns, travel blogs and billboards all around the world.
Colombo is the capital city of Sri Lanka. It is also the biggest city in the island, with approx. 2 million inhabitants. Name Colombo comes from Sinhalese word Kolom Tota, which means the sea port. Colombo was an important center even before the European colonialists came to Sri Lanka. It was a part of the Chinese Silk road and many Arab traders moved to Colombo in the 7th century with an aim to control the trade flow toward the west.
Yala is a national park in Sri Lanka. Our visitors may enjoy the pure wildlife here. Yala is divided into five blocks (two blocks are open to public at the moment), which takes up the territory of 130.000 hectares. Yala Park abounds in forests, prairies and lagoons located close to the Indian Ocean coast. Who says that safari is exclusively the provenance of Kenya? We can assure you that you will enjoy Yala and safari in this park, which will make you feel as if you were in the heart of Africa.
Millennium Elephant Foundation is a privately owned foundation that provides care, medical treatment, food and shelter for the elephants in Sri Lanka. During the tour visitors will be able to learn about elephants, their eating habits, their natural habitat, elephant’s behavior in the wildlife etc. A guide will wait for you at the entrance and will explain everything while showing you the most interesting facts about elephants in a small museum located at the entrance to the Millennium Elephant Foundation. Visitors will have the opportunity to feed the elephants, ride and even take a bath with elephants in a small river.
Adam’s Peak or Sri Pada is one of the highest peaks in Sri Lanka, with its 2, 243m. For Sri Lankans this is a holy place and an important pilgrimage site. According to the Sri Lankan legend Buddha visited Sri Lanka in 550 BC putting his right foot in the northern royal city Anuradhapura and his left foot on the top of Sri Pada mountain. The first man who arrived on the top of Sri Pada was the king Vijayabahu with his troops in the 11th century. This place has religious significance for Hindu people who consider that footprint belongs to Lord Shiva but for Christians as well, who claim that the footprint is Adam’s first step after having been exiled from the Garden of Eden.