10 Best Places To Visit In Sri Lanka For Honeymoon

If you are planning to get married in the near future and dreaming of a visit to Sri Lanka for a honeymoon, this article is going to help you find many important facts about Sri Lanka as a destination for honeymooners. This tropical holiday destination is a multi-faceted holiday destination with remarkable natural wealth. The travelers find here a wide range of tourist attractions, from wide sandy beaches to thousands of years-old ancient temples to national parks and green-capped mountains.

This tropical holiday destination disappoints no one who chooses it as the place for a memorable vacation. Especially, it will not disappoint newlywed couples as it offers a large number of romantic places to visit. Sri Lanka provides a large number of places for those who like a happening place and like to spend some quality time with their partner. Sri Lanka is a year-round holiday destination; however, the northwest (from October to April) is considered the best time of the year to visit Sri Lanka.    

10 Best Places To Visit In Sri Lanka For Honeymoon

The island of Sri Lanka is a beautiful tropical country steeped in history and culture, from the Sri Lankan cultural triangle, imposing Buddha statues and stupas older than the Pyramids of Giza to the 16th-century best-preserved colonial city in Asia known as Galle Fort in southern Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka was named one of the best friendliest holiday destinations in the world by CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER; this is one of the many international accolades that Sri Lanka has received over the recent past. Other than the cultural and historical arena, Sri Lanka’s tourist attractions are steeped in many other areas, such as wildlife holidays, nature tours, adventure holidays, family trips, and honeymoon holidays, and they are scattered across the island, giving visitors a chance to uncover the history, culture, stories, wildlife, and nature that have made Sri Lanka what it is today.

The below-mentioned 10 attractions in Sri Lanka are perfect spots for honeymooners to visit during their holiday. We have carefully filtered these 10 places by analyzing the feedback received from our previous travelers. All of these places have romance reeking out. If you plan to visit Sri Lanka for a honeymoon trip, these places allow you to have some lovely memories with your loved ones.

  1. Bentota Beach
  2. Viharamahadevi Park
  3. Bentota River Safari
  4. Hikkaduwa Marine Sanctuary
  5. Peradeniya Botanical Garden
  6. Galle
  7. Tooth Relic Temple
  8. Udawalawe National Park
  9. Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  10.  Galle Fort

1. Bentota Beach: A Romantic Walk

It is one of the most romantic beaches on the island and a large number of honeymooners visit this romantic beach. Bentota beach is known for its wide sandy beaches with swaying palms. It is one of the best places for a stroll and has a stunning sea view, sun, and sea bath.

2. Viharamahadevi Park: A Honeymoon Selfie

Viharamahadevi Park is amongst the best places to visit in Sri Lanka for a honeymoon. This spacious greenery is located right in the middle of Colombo and is included in many Colombo city tours. This is one of the most popular places in the city for couples and wedding photographers, Viharamahadevi park is primarily popular for its walking paths and kid’s play areas. Take a leisurely walk amidst the gigantic trees, plants, and creepers beside the picturesque, tranquil man-made lake.

3. Bentota River Safari: Cruise Down

A honeymoon trip to Sri Lanka is not complete if you fail to go on a river safari in Sri Lanka. River safari is one of the best ways to enjoy beautiful nature while spending a breezy, beautiful evening on the river with your loved one. The boat trip goes through many mangrove lagoons, which means there is a good chance of spotting many animals, such as monkeys, crocodiles, monitors, and a large number of avian fauna species.

4. Hikkaduwa marine sanctuary: exploring coral reefs

Hikkaduwa marine sanctuary is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island. The shallow sea bed off Hikkaduwa harbors a large number of corals, exotic fish species, sea turtles, and many more. In order to see the coral, you do not need to jump into the water in Hikkaduwa; hire a glass-bottom boat instead, which allows you to have a closer look into the sea bed as you are sitting in the boat. 

5. Peradeniya Botanical Garden: For Nature Lovers

If you are on a trip to Sri Lanka, whether it is a honeymoon trip or a family trip, Peradeniya botanical garden is a place that you can’t forget. Peradeniya’s botanical garden is the biggest of its kind on the island and attracts a large number of travelers every day. The garden has a large collection of exotic trees, plants, and creepers. The botanical garden is only 15 minutes away from Kandy. The garden is filled with many thousands of trees, plants, and creepers. The botanical garden is not only best for spotting flora but also for having a picnic, spending a romantic picnic among the thick green foliage of Peradeniya, and enjoying the calm and quietness. The best time to visit the Peradeniya botanical garden and most tourist spots is from November to April, as the northwest monsoon is in force.

6. Galle: Romance

Galle is a popular city in southern Sri Lanka and it houses the best-preserved Dutch fort in Asia. Most honeymooners think that it has to be on the list of Sri Lanka honeymoon destinations. Galle is also popular for its pristine beaches, patches of forests, sea sports, and retreats. Enjoy a relaxed morning on the white sands with your loved ones. Just south of Galle is Ruhmassala and a jungle beach with stunning beaches with an extensive green cover that is suitable for a nature walk. Also, don’t forget to drop into an Ayurveda spa center and feel the rejuvenating power of the Ayurveda healing system. To enjoy a relaxing evening absence of the crowd, Galle is one of the best Sri Lanka honeymoon places and a great location to barge in with your partner after the sunsets. It is one of the cutest places to visit in Sri Lanka for a honeymoon.

7. Tooth Relic Temple: Seek Blessings

The sacred tooth relic temple is an iconic tourist attraction in Sri Lanka’s hill country. It is very popular among the people as a place to invoke blessings on you. The newlywed couple makes a visit to this Buddhist temple and engages in religious activities to invoke a blessing in their lives. This UNESCO World Heritage Site reflects Sri Lanka’s typical architecture and culture and it is locally known as “Dalada Maligawa.”. The Temple of the Tooth Relic is among the must-visit places on a honeymoon trip to Sri Lanka to make a beautiful start to their new life together.  

8. Udawalawe National Park: Spotting Wild Elephants

Bask in the gigantic Udawalawe reservoir and tranquil settings of Udawalawe national park making it one of the most appealing places for leisure seekers. The National park sits at the foothills of Sri Lanka’s hill country. This wildlife park is among the most popular national parks on the island and is popular as the best place to witness wild elephants. However, unlike most other national parks, such as Yala, the number of travelers who visit Udawalawe for safari is comparatively low; perhaps it is not the best place to see leopards. Spend your time on a romantic wildlife tour through the Udawalawe national park and spot hundreds of playful wild jumbos. The national park is conveniently located near the southern and western coastal belts, allowing easy access for guests staying in most beach resorts.

9. Sigiriya Rock Fortress: Enjoy the Views

Enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside and the Sigiriya lake, standing at the height of the Sigiriya rock fortress. Adorned with the 5th-century garden of King Kashyapa, which is with swimming pools, granite caves, paved paths, paintings, and manicured lawns. Sigiriya is one of the oldest gardens in the world, with roots dating back to the 5th century AD. The rock fortress was aboded by king Kashyapa during his tenure (5th century AD) as king of Sri Lanka. At the pinnacle of the rock was the king’s palace with his swimming pool, which is one of the best viewing spots in Sigiriya.  

10. Galle Fort

Do you like to have a romantic night with your spouse on your honeymoon in Sri Lanka? How do you like holding hands with your spouse and taking a stroll along the Indian ocean while enjoying the soothing breeze? Well, if it sounds good, then Galle Fort is the place for you. The Galle Fort is located in the southern province of Sri Lanka and is sandwiched between the Indian Ocean and Galle City. The panoramic view from the fort of the beautiful city and the Indian Ocean is something to behold for the entire life of most.  Galle is considered to be one of the most romantic places to visit in Sri Lanka for a honeymoon.

Now you have an idea about the best places to spend a dazzling honeymoon, have you decided to visit Sri Lanka for the honeymoon with your partner? Plan a trip to Sri Lanka and make your holiday romantic and dreamy.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sri Lanka For Honeymoon

Q. What is the most beautiful place in Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka is a multi-faceted holiday destination; we cannot name only a few places that are worth your attention. From Bentota Beach to the Kandy Temple and Peradeniya botanical garden, there are a large number of magnificent places in Sri Lanka that you can see on your honeymoon.

Q. What can couples do in Sri Lanka?

A. Couples can take a whale-watching trip off southern Sri Lanka or take a safari to spot wild animals in Yala or Udawalawe if they are interested in wildlife. If the couple values leisure on the beach, then it is none other than west-coast beaches. Having a picnic at the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens would also be a very pleasing activity, as would sailing the Madu rover or taking a romantic walk at Galle Fort.

Q. What can you see in Sri Lanka in 3 days?

A. There are many possibilities when it comes to 3-day tours in Sri Lanka; you can do a 3-day cultural tour, a wildlife trip, a beach holiday, a nature tour or a combination of those trips.

Q. What can you do in Sri Lanka at midnight?

A. You can go bowling, go fishing, and visit Gardens at the Bay at midnight in Singapore.

Q. Where should I stay in Sri Lanka for my honeymoon?

A. Some of the best places to spend a honeymoon trip in Sri Lanka are Bentota, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, and the south coast. 

Q. How much does it cost to have a honeymoon in Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka is one of the best holiday destinations for a honeymoon. The cost of the honeymoon holiday package to Sri Lanka differs mainly depending on the accommodation. However, the honeymoon holiday package to Sri Lanka starts at INR 13,000.

Q. Is food expensive in Sri Lanka?

A. Food and drinks are very affordable in Sri Lanka. If you are eating at the hawker stalls, it would be really cheap. However, restaurants can be quite costly. 

Q. Do we need a visa to visit Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka is a south Asian nation and offers unique places to visit and amazing experiences. Yes, every traveler needs to have a passport and visa.