5 Beautiful Things to Do in Sri Lanka on Your Next Visit

Atadage at Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka

My brief trip to enjoy the top things to do in Sri Lanka covered a lot of ground even though I was there for just under one week. Not knowing much of what to expect from this island nation, I was truly blown away by the incredible spectrum of attractions that this amazing country has to offer.

The following is a collection of five amazing attractions that I visited during my time in Sri Lanka. These represent some of my favorite experiences from my entire stay. 

The best part?

This list is just a small slice of the places to visit in Sri Lanka as there are even more amazing things to see and do that I did not have time to enjoy myself.

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16 Photos from a Sri Lankan Elephant Safari at Kaudulla National Park

Elephants at Kaudulla National Park, Sri Lanka

There were certainly several experiences during my Sri Lanka tourism that had me uttering “wow,” but there was one place where I kept saying it over and over again: Kaudulla National Park.

If you are looking to go on a Sri Lankan elephant safari, Kaudulla National Park is the place to do it during the months of September to November. What you get here is truly exceptional.

I pick my word choice on purpose there because I do not think there is any better way to describe the scene as you pull up to a group of several hundred elephants congregating in one small area.

In fact, as words do not do this scene justice, I'm going to let my photos do the talking in this photo essay from my experience.

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Afraid of Traveling to India? Go to Sri Lanka First!

We get it. The idea of traveling to India can be daunting. 

The country is a constant assault on your senses and many long-term travelers have had to cut their travels in this country short because they just couldn't handle the never-ending sensory overload that is India.

While I hope our previous articles about India have encouraged otherwise (especially this one about Varanasi), we now have a foolproof alternative to propose if you are still nervous about visiting this amazing country.

Go to Sri Lanka first.

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