Best Places to Visit During Vacations in Sri Lanka

Posted by Brightsun India on January 23rd, 2020

Sri Lanka is one of the most colourful and diverse countries in the world with an array of stunning landscapes, from blissful beaches to tropical jungles and lush tea hills, as well as dynamic cities and towns. The best part about this country is that it’s small enough to explore several destinations in a single trip, so you can immerse in different cultures and admire lots of beautiful sites. Brightsun Travel India offers an excellent range of cheap flights to Sri Lanka from India and we’ve compiled a list of the top destinations that you should visit and maybe even base your stay at here.


Colombo is Sri Lanka’s bustling capital renowned for its impressive architecture, mouth-watering cuisine and some of the best shopping destinations in the country. This city is the gateway to many great beaches and therefore a popular stopover destination, though it’s worth taking out plenty of time to explore its temples, museums, art galleries and interesting blend of modern appeal and old-world charm. Colombo’s major sightseeing landmarks include the Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, the ancient Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct and the Buddhist Gangaramaya Temple.


The charming town of Bentota is situated on Sri Lanka’s Southwest Coast, boasting a beautiful stretch of tropical beaches lined with palms, the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and backdrops of lush greenery. Bentota is an ideal spot to base your stay in Sri Lanka as it’s home to lots of impressive resorts and boutique hotels. There are also some incredible water activities you can enjoy here, as well as beach shacks serving up fresh seafood and the enriching Sea Turtle Protection Association.

Nuwara Eliya

This scenic city is blessed with abundant natural beauty… Admire verdant tea plantations, waterfalls, national parks, mountains and many other scenic marvels. Nuwara Eliya is also a cultural hotspot which resembles a typical British country town; it’s nicknamed as Little England with colonial structures, a golf course, Tudor-style accommodation and a post office. The city’s nearby Seetha Amman Temple is definitely worth admiring which is set amidst the mountains, as is the Pedro Tea Factory and Hakgala Botanic Gardens.


The laid-back Sri Lankan city of Kandy is considered as the country’s cultural capital, located in the highlands with tea hill settings and a rich heritage; it’s a former capital of the ancient kings. Here there are lots of sacred temples, traditional festivals, native flora and fauna and exotic rainforests. Kandy is an important tea production destination within proximity of many major tea growing regions in Sri Lanka. Highlight attractions include the Sacred Temple of the Tooth - the country’s most important Buddhist relic and the intricate Lankatilaka Temple.


Galle is a major yet relatively small city of Sri Lanka with boundless tourist appeal. It’s serene, scenic and colourful, and the old part of the city Galle Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which comprises of centuries old Dutch monuments, churches, mosques, museums and mansions. The narrow laneways here are lined with boutiques, cafes and restored hotels, so it’s a charming place to base your stay. Secure cheap tickets to Sri Lanka from India with Brightsun Travel and look forward to discovering this pleasant little region.

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