Hikkaduwa is a very famous beach and is located 100km south of Colombo. Especially during the high season this is the place to go for party lovers as there are many bars and clubs nearby. October to mid of April is the best time to visit Hikkaduwa. The nearby reef is a great spot for snorkeling.The Chaaya Tranz is one of the best picks in Hikkaduwa. Hikkaduwa Beach is characterized by some of the most plush hotels and night clubs. This feature often attracts many foreign tourists.
This beach is Famous
We can enjoy at the beach side cafes and party late in one of the best nightclubs
It is a part of the local community in celebration of the Hikkaduwa Beach Festival
We can learn some facts about the turtles and the coral life at the Coral sanctuary where the turtle eggs are buried in the sand for hatching.
We can take a boat ride on a glass bottomed boat to have a look at the most beautiful aquatic life in the coral sanctuary
Unawatuna is one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka which is famous for calm blue waters and the biggest tourist terminus in Sri Lanka. It is a lovely banana-shaped beach of golden sand and surrounded by green palm trees. Late August and early September are the best time to visit as the rain start to set by mid-October.The unique selling point of this beach is that one could spot a whale shark if lucky.
This beach is
Enjoy some water sport such as snorkeling and scuba diving
We can see beautiful golden sand beach
We can worship at the Temple Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya
Relax at the Thaproban Beach House and enjoy some authentic Sri Lankan cuisine
This beach is famous for turtle nesting
Mirissa Beach is a very famous place to go whale watching. The best time to visit isDecember to March to see turtle hatching, or through August to October. There are so many tour companies that deal with dolphin watching and whale watching and we can see different types of so many dolphins and whales in mirissa. Blue whales, Sperm whales, Fin whales and Orca have all been spotted off Mirissa.
This beach is Famous for:
Mirissa is one of those beaches in Sri Lanka which is best for swimming.
This is very famous for dolphins & whales, if you visit in December, you may spot turtles laying eggs too.
West side of the beach is known for watersports, a small coral reef and especially surfing
We can travelling the boat and go fishing with the locals near the coral reef.
Enjoy a relaxing Ayurvedic massage in Ayurveda centers in Mirissa
Galle is one of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka and it
tops the list of beaches in Colombo. The best time to visit this beach in September to March. This beach
has wonderful history and the attractive environment of Galle often pulls so many
poets, foreign artists, and writers.
This beach is Famous for:
We can take experience the rich Sri Lankan culture by watching the tour of the Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex
We can visit the old town of Galle to see its architectural beauty
We can reach the Sinharaja Forest and you can visit if you want to see Sri Lankan wildlife
We can see deep sea fishing tours and whale watching tours are in this beach
Arugam Bay is the most famous for its surfing destinations in the world and many events are held each year under the support of Sri Lanka Tourism Authority to promote this beach. The Many of them make Arugam Bay is the surfing period, which is from April to October. Arugambay is located on southeast corner of the island in closeness to Kumana national park, which is one of the best places for birdwatchers, and Lahugala sanctuary another destination to observe elephants in Sri Lanka. Arugam Bay is one of the world’s top surfing destinations and it is peppered with small cosy hotels. One area of the beach is full of fishing boats as that is the living of the coastal area, but this does not disturb the surfers and they are always playing well.
This beach is Famous for:
You can rent all the basic equipment from the near shops and occupy in this activity and Arugam Bay is identical with one of the best surfing points across the world.
You can visit lagoon with relaxing journey through the hidden treasures of Pottuvil lagoon.
Some seasons you would be surprised to see millions of migratory birds.
Pidurangala is a huge rock creation located a little kilometer north of Sigiriya in Sri Lanka. It has an exciting history closely linked to that of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Hiking to the top of Pidurangala Rock is more energetic than climbing Sigiriya. If you are fit and adventurous it is a climb worth making. It will take you around two hours.
Pidurangala area has been homebased to monks for over 2,500 years who lived in the nearby caves. The area came found importance when King Kasvapa (477 – 495 AD), who built Sigiriya, transferred monks living around Sigiriya Rock to the larger monastery at Pidurangala.
How to reach Pidurangala from Colombo Sri Lanka
from Colombo to Pidurangala its around 180 km journey.
Colombo –> Katunayake –> Giriulla –> Kurunegala –> Dambulla –> Sigiriya –> Pidurangala is the best routing according to the google map
The places that you can see in Pidurangala includes;
Bikku Residence Building
Cave of the Recumbent Buddha Image (On the Pidurangala Rock)
Ruins of Dagabas (On the Pidurangala Rock)
Entrance fee for the foreigners: 3USD
It takes about one hour to hike Pidurangala Rock, and about a half hour to come back down. Allow time to enjoy those wonderful views.
It’s better to ware hiking boots and a proper dress code is required to enter to the premise.
I can recommend to hike the Pidurangala Rock in the late afternoon because the rock will chunk most of the sun as you make your way up. The best thing is you can catch the sunset from the top (although you’ll have to walk back down in the dark). Other option is to hike early in the morning before the sun gets too hot.
Midway through the hike, you will reach the Pidurangala Temple, which takes you back in time while not quite matching the history of Sigiriya Rock.
The Royal Cave Temple is survived only by a few remains. A rock wall still stands to show the foundation of what was once a rock temple. A huge reclining Buddha, lays inside the temple. It has been reconstructed with bricks but much of the original structure remains.
360 images from google
Sigiriya view – pidirangala
Sun set – pidirangala
Temple – pidirangala
Video about Pidurangala
Hiking Pidurangala Rock // Sri Lanka Travel Guide - YouTube
Trincomalee is famous for Whale Watching place in Sri Lanka and which is also one of the popular things to do in Mirissa in the opposite season. The whale season in Trincomalee runs from March until August in the year.
Fernando’s is one of the most popular laid-back bars in the town of Trincomalee. It is located right on the beach this chill out bar offers some good music and drinks. Most people enjoy the last moments of the sunset in a hammock in the more evening.
Visit Sri Pathrakali Amman Kovil in Trincomalee
This is a beautifully colored Hindu temple is located in town and easy to visit. Some days are your lucky days because you can to experience a real ceremony in their places.
Yala National Park is located in the south eastern area of Sri Lanka. It is extended over two provinces of Hambantota district of southern province and Monaragala district in Uva province. The entrance to the National park is at Palatupana, 12km from Kirinda. The distance from Colombo to the entry point of Palatupana is 305 km and the entrance to Yala National Park is Tissamaharama town.The park provides jeeps for visitors, which gives the opportunity to view wild life and it is known as Safari tours. The best times are dawn and dusk for Safari tours in the Yala National Park.Yala is the second largest national park in Sri Lanka. It consists of five blocks is the most visited spreads over an area of 1260 square kilometers. The mean annual temperature is 27 Celsius , the temperature could go as high as 37 Celsius in the dry season.
Animals in Yala National Park
Yala was selected as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants, aquatic birds and Sri Lankan leopards .
44 species of mammals are occupant in Yala National Park with including Sri Lankan elephant. It has one of the highest leopard densities in the world. The elephant herd of Yala contains 300–350 individuals of elephants. Sri Lankan leopard, Sri Lankan sloth bear, Sri Lankan elephant and wild water buffalo are threatened species in this national park. Toque Macaque, Red Slender Loris, Golden Palm Civet, Fishing Cat, Feral, Domestic Stock are among the other mammals that can be seen in Yala.
Yala National Park is one of the 70 Important Bird Areas in Sri Lanka and there are 215 bird species of the park and six are endemic to Sri Lanka. Crimson-fronted barbet, Sri Lanka junglefowl , Sri Lanka grey hornbill, Sri Lanka wood pigeon, black-capped bulbul and brown-capped babbler are endemic to Sri Lanka.
The reptile fauna recorded from the park is 46 and five of them are endemic. Sri Lankan flying snake, Sri Lankan krait, Boulenger’s keelback, painted-lip lizard and Wiegmann’s agama are the endemic species.
There are 18 Amphibians species that have been recorded from Yala while Adenomus kelaartii and Bufo atukoralei are endemic to Sri Lanka.
How to reach for Whale Watching Kalpitiya from Colombo Sri Lanka
Dolphin Wadiya in Kalpitiya
Dolphin Wadiya in Kalpitiya means the greatest and well skilled Dolphin & Whale watching. It is a snorkeling tour operators in Kalpitiya. If you want to something for your travel the experienced team provide Boat service ,Diving tools, Snorkeling tools Diving instructions for visitor who visit the Kalpitiya.
You can be seen Blue Whales which largest mammal in the world, Cuvier’s Beaked Whales, Sperm Whales, False Killer, Bryde’s Whales , Killer Whales, Dwarf , Melon Headed Whales and the elusive Indian Blue Whales in Kalpitiya. You can see November to December and March to April the whales in Kalpitiya.
Features in Kalpitiya
We can see the largest coral reef in Sri Lanka is only an hour’s boat trip from Kalpitiya. This beautiful reef is home to an unbelievable variety of tropical fish as well as offering sighting of manta rays, reef sharks and the occasional turtle. Diving and Snorkeling are not possible during the period of May to November. The best times are therefore between late November and early May. The underwater currents in the seas off Kalpitiya are generally not strong, but are influenced by small tide changes of two high water and two low water tides.
You tube video in Kalpitiya
KALPITIYA, SRI LANKA 2017 - DOLPHIN WATCHING IN PARADISE | VLOG #43 - YouTube
Jaffna District, the northernmost region of the Island of Sri Lanka, and it is a cultural town of the Tamil people of Sri Lanka. It is one of the oldest territory sites in Lower South Asia, populated by Tamil speaking people. It is in close proximity to the sub-continent of India and separated from it by the Palk Strait and the Bay of Bengal.
Places to visit in Jaffna
Temples in Jaffna
The Nallur kovil is about 1 Km from Jaffna town. Nallur Kandasamy Kovil is Jaffna’s premier place of Hindu worship. It has golden arch and it is elaborated by gopuram attracts hundreds of worshippers and pilgrims. The beautiful and ceremonious temple which is valuable a look. When enter the temple, men will need to remove their shirts and all people must be barefoot to walk the temple grounds.
Nagadipa Purana Viharaya
Nagadeepa temple in Jaffna is one of the three places where Lord Buddha has visited in Sri Lanka and it is an important end for Buddhist worshipers. The ancient vihara were built by the two kinds of Naga, Mahodara and his brother Chulodara. The valuable throne which was offered to the Buddha, later it was returned by him to the Kings of Naga and after the throne was enshrined in stupa and constructed the temple of Nagadeepa.
Selva Sannithi Temple
Selva Sannithi Temple is located in Thondaimannaru in the division of Vadamaradchy in the district of Jaffna. Selva Sannithi Kovil to be Jaffna’s most compatible environment for sadhana. This temple of Selva Sannthi at Thondaimannaru is about 20 miles north of Jaffna Town.
The temple of Nainativu Nagapoosani is an historic and ancient Hindu temple, it was located 36 km from the ancient capital city of Jaffna, Nallur, in Sri Lanka. It is donated to the Parvati who is known as Nagapooshani and her consort.
Kandarodei is an ancient Buddhist place and it is located in the midst of Palmyra trees near to Chunnakam and it is 8 km away from Jaffna Town and there are small pagodas are situated in the Kandarodei temple land, those pagodas are seen as ash-colored, some pagodas have only the foundation. A Bodhisaththva statue, Buddha statue, a stone scripture and some coins believed to be in the 1st and 2nd centuries were found in this area. They are preserved at Jaffna museum.
Naguleeswaram is a Hindu Temple, is situated near to the Keerimali pond and is very popular among Hindu’s.Keerimalai is famed for its natural water spring where sicknesses and illnesses are cured miraculously after bathing in it. The nearest place is Kankeesanthurai and located northern tip of the Jaffna peninsula around 15 Km away from Jaffna Town.
Dambakola Patuna is an ancient temple in Sri Lanka where Sangamiththa theraniya landed while bringing the Bo saplings used at Sri Maha Bodiya and it is situated around 20 Km from Jaffna Town. A statue of Sangamiththa theraniya is constructed in this temple. The Tamil name of this place called Mathagal.
The Sangilean Thoopu is located about 2.7 Km from Jaffna bus stand. Last king of the kingdom of the people in the northern part of the country was Sankiliyan during the existence of Nallur Rajadhani. But with the arrival of the Portuguese rule in Sri Lanka the fall of the kingdom was expected. This arch is found in the land where the earlier Tamil King Sangiliyan’s Palace stood. Now there is an entrance-arch, but this is said to be part of a later Dutch building.
Vannarpannai Vaitheeswaran Kovil
Selva Sannithi Temple
The Library of Jaffna was one of the best in Asia before being burned down by some Sinhala radicals. Now It is open for public viewing and most of it is restored, it is one of the epic buildings in Jaffna and it was very closed to the town
Jaffna ancient fort is the second largest existing fort in the Island and it was located on the south side of the Jaffna peninsula at the water’s edge of the lagoon. In 1619 the Jaffna fort was built by the Portuguese and re-built and expanded by the Dutch during the second half of the 17th and the 18th centuries to facilitate trading activities of Sri Lanka’s northern region indicate not only of Jaffna’s strategic importance to Europeans but its significance throughout Sri Lanka’s history.
The spindly Clock Tower has a Moorish domed top, an architectural interest which makes it look like it belongs somewhere in North Africa. It was straight in 1875 to honors a visit by the Prince of Wales.
Charty Beach is located some 23 Km North of Jaffna Town and it is clean status beach, located in Allaippiddy
The shallow waters and the very calm waves making it an ideal for safe sea bathing and this is a One of the best beaches in the Jaffna peninsula. You can see blue water in the sea beaches and a great place to visit to have a break during the travels and many homes for rent to stay in this area, and it is around 15 Km away from theTown.
You tube vedio
Things to Do in Jaffna Sri Lanka | Let's Do Tourism - YouTube