If you are looking for a quick getaway, but with as many experiences as you can pack in to it then Sri Lanka is the place to visit. A country that has a myriad of adventures to offer within a short distance, you are sure to be spoilt for choice.
Here are some fun little getaways you can try in the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka:
Explore the Heart of the City – Colombo
Spend the day exploring the commercial city of Colombo and discovering the different cultures that have infused together to create the bustling hub of the country. Things to do include a visit to famous architect Geoffrey Bawa’s Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple & Seema Malaka Shrine. Drop in at a Hindu Kovil and the The Wolvendael Church as well and see the religious harmony within the country. Take a relaxing walk in the Independence Square and then go around the city spotting famous structures like the Old Parliament House, Town hall, Nelum Pokuna Performing Arts Theatre and BMICH. End the day with a splash of shopping at the Dutch Hospital.
Beach and Sea Explorations
If the beaches are the reason you came to Sri Lanka then head on over to Alankuda and relax. You can get an experience of whale and dolphin watching. Discover the fishing town of Negombo nearby. Visit the historical town of Kalpitiya and spend the rest of your short stay immersed in all things sea – from snorkelling to sailing and kayaking.
Cycling Through Time
If you are a history buff and love immersing yourself in places that have withstood the passing of time, then why not cycle through the remnants of an old and ancient kingdom in Polonnaruwa? Discover the significance of this kingdom in the history and culture of the country and get some exercise while at it.
Explore the coast with a visit to Galle Fort. Take in the beautiful landscapes and the aged architecture of the interior of the fort and tick off a UNESCO World Heritage Site from your bucket list. After that little exploration, pay a visit to the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery and discover the measures being taken to safeguard these gentle creatures.
Royal Day Outing
Visit the “hill capital” of Kandy and immerse yourself in a religious kingdom of old that is still very much true to its roots. Visit Sri Dalada Maligawa that houses the sacred tooth relic of Buddha. Walk through the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and discover the flora of the country in one place. Explore the tiny little shops and the bustling markets for a truly local experience.
The best way to go about on a quick getaway is through a tour company like Diethelm Travel Sri Lanka. This takes away the hassle of planning transportation and stays away from you and leaves you to enjoy your getaway in peace and relaxation.