One day tours in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, the Beautiful tropical holiday destination in Southern Asia has become the hottest holiday destination in the region. The island is blessed with an astonishing diversity of natural attractions and historical attractions. The holidaymakers in Sri Lanka undoubtedly visit most of these historical and natural attractions. Being a small country all the interesting sites are packed into 65610 km² of land and can be easily reached within several hours of drive. Travel companies such as Seerendipity Tours provides the travellers with One day tours in Sri Lanka, allowing them to explore interesting places within their short Sri Lanka trip. Following are some of the most demanding one day tours in Sri Lanka.
Colom bo city tour is one of the most popular one day tours in Sri Lanka. Colombo is the most populated city on the island and located on the west coast of Sri Lanka. It has a unique and interesting blend of the old & new. Colombo is the commercial centre of the island and heart of the Sri Lankan economy since the early 1800’s. It was the capital of Sri Lanka during British colonial ear. The city was developed under the British administration. The old colonial charm still remains in the city and a large number of Colonial buildings stands together with modern high-rise constructions. Colombo is a good place for shopping even designer label, handloom and cotton clothing & linen, leather wear, gems & jewellery. Colombo is the home for many historical places such as Kelaniya temple, Gangarama, Simamalaka and Viharamahadevi Park.
Colombo is the largest city in the country with fifteen administrative regions; Colombo 1 to Colombo 15. Colombo provides many attractive places within its borders. There are many Buddhist and Hindu temples that are dating back to many 100s of years. There are many monuments built during the Colonial era too. Today Colombo is most famous for its Shopping malls and Pitakotuwa.
Drive along the beautiful western and southern coastal belt of Sri Lanka and visit colonial city of gall and best preserved Dutch fort in Asia. The Dutch fort is dating back to 17 century, showcases typical Dutch styled constructions. Shop for exquisite handmade lace, en-route many beach hotels for a break at Kalutara, Beruwala, Bentota (popular for water sports), Hikkaduwa (Famous for corals), Ambalangoda (masks and batiks).
Galle is the largest city in southern Sri Lanka with nearly one million populations. Galle is one of the world heritage sites in the island owing to the Galle Fort. Galle Fort is the best preserved fortified city built by Europeans in Asia. Some of the other attractions in southern Sri Lanka are Turtle hatchery, Gemstone mining in Meetiyagoda, mask factory, Hikkaduwa coral reefs and stilt fishermen.
The “city of Gems”, here is the most valuable gemstones are being discovered on the island. The city is not only rich in gems but also history and nature. Ratnapura is the venue of many interesting places for travellers such as Saman Devala, Gem museum, Sinharaja rain forest, Maduwanwela walauwa and Udawalawe national park.
Whitewater rafting and kayaking
Kitulgala famous for its primaeval rain forests and natural beauty is one of the best places for adventure holidays in the country. Kitulgala 2 hours drive from Colombo was the place where the award-winning film Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed. Whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain climbing, mountain walking, mountain biking are some of the adventures can be performed in the area.
Kanneliya Rain Forest – the bio-diversity hotspot
One of the oldest forest cover in the island. Excursion in Kanneliya Forest Reserve allows you to walk around the reserve in the buffer zone. Forest reserve located in Galle more than 100 km from the commercial centre of the island (Colombo). Even though Kanneliya is not as big as Sinharaja rain forest, it’s richness in Bio-diversity compared to be similar to Sinharaja rain forest.
Whale and Dolphin watching in Sri Lanka
The excursion usually starts early morning and after 2-4 hours journey with a comfortable vessel, you come to the whaling protected area in the Indian Ocean. Apart from whales, one can see the dolphin and a large amount of coral while passing the great reef.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
First, of its kind in Asia, elephant orphanage is started in 1975 with five elephants today it is the home for largest elephant herd in the world. The elephant herd is comprised of more than 85 elephants including few orphans and a few sick animals. Best time to visit the orphanage is the feeding time; from 09.15 and from 13.15.
One of the most beautiful cities, which is located about 500 meters above the sea level. The picturesque city is full of green and the home for the biggest botanical garden in Sri Lanka. The city hosts a large number of constructions dating back to many centuries from Present. Kandy is regarded as the cultural centre of the country, where the culture and tradition of Sinhalese best preserved. Dalada Maligawa is the most important religious site for Buddhist in the country is visited by hundreds of thousands of people every day. Here you have the opportunity to visit the temple of the sacred tooth relic, Botanical gardens, shop for gems, jewellery and traditional handicrafts and Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
Kandy being the cultural centre of the country is a must visited the place. Kandy is one of the most picturesque cities in the island with Temple of the tooth. Temple of the tooth considered to be the most sacred temple for the Buddhist in Sri Lanka. Elephant orphanage, tea factory, spice garden, botanical garden, gadaladeniya, Embekke being considered as other important places around the city.
Kandy / Nuwara Eliya tour
This two-day tour with an overnight stay in Kandy covers the mountains and Kandy. One will come to the tea country in Sri Lanka. One can sip a fresh cup of best Ceylon tea in a tea factory. Small England which located 1900 m above the sea level is also in the itinerary. Kandy being the most famous city for Buddhist in the country contains many historical places.
The forest track in Sinharaja reserve
Sinharaja rain forest, the natural world heritage in Sri Lanka is a place not to be missed by the people who love the nature. This primaeval forest harbours a large array of Fauna and Flora with high biodiversity. The forest reserve harbours a large number of animal, vertebrate, bird, amphibian and fish species. This one-day excursion is offered you as an alternative to the Sinharaja adventure tour. The track leads you through the picturesque natural vegetation, waterfalls, streams and mountains.