Somawathi is a temple complex in Polonnaruwa district, surrounded by jungle.
One of the lesser-known attractions of Colombo, the Maritime Museum has the potential to be interesting. For now, it is mostly dingy and poorly-lit.
Not so much a safari as a long boat ride, sailing on the picturesque Koggala Lake is an immensely enjoyable weekend experience.
Located near Passara, Badulla, Namunukula peak is the 12th highest in Sri Lanka
This rarely open museum has an interesting collection of stuff seized by the customs department, from leopard skin to ivory to bugs.
Meemure is an isolated village in the Knuckles range in Kandy. It's rich in natural beauty.
This bowling alley in Excel World is nothing fancy, but fun enough.
Lipton's Seat, located in Dambethenna Estate in Haputhale, has amazing panoramic views and is a worthwhile hike.
N'Eliya is one of the best vacation destinations to get away from the city and relax, and taking a walk through the Victoria Park is one of the best ways to do just that.
The Mari Amma Kovil is a small, beautiful Hindu temple in Pasikuda that's about seven centuries old. It's still in very good condition, attracting devotees of mostly Goddesses Mari and Kali.
The Elephant Rock is a nice, sort-of-private beach in Pasikuda, marked by a small elephant shaped rock, with plenty of shore to chill on unlike most of Pasikuda now.
Yala is Sri Lanka's wildlife central, and thousands of people flock the National Park every year for a chance to spot wildlife, especially the elusive Lankan leopard.
Here's a guide to going sailing on a yacht and snorkeling in Pasikuda, thanks to Sail Lanka - and it's surprisingly not too pricey either.
The National Postal Museum is a surprisingly well maintained collection elaborately detailing Sri Lanka's ...well you guessed it - postal history.
The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one of the most popular excursions and tourist destinations since it's inception back in 1975. It's a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the…
Ruwanweliseya is the most venerated and well-known stupa in Sri Lanka
Galle Face is Colombo's most frequented public park - it's crowded but still a great place to watch the sunset, fly kites and eat isso vade.
The Sri Lanka Magic Circle is a state recognized institute of magicians that has been around since the 1920s. We learnt more about the history of magic in Sri Lanka from magician Ronald de Alwis.
The Ratnagiri Temple is at the top of a little hill in Mirissa. It's a beautiful secluded space with a great view of the ocean and in-land forests.
The Mirissa beach is arguably the cleanest, most photogenic beach on the island.
The rock island is basically a giant grassy land-mass in the ocean by the Mirissa beach - it's an amazing sight and an ideal spot to watch the sunset.
The Negombo fort is from the 17th century, back when the Dutch and Portugese tussled over Sri Lankan cinnamon trade. There's a bell tower and an archway left of it but most of the space is now a…
The Dutch Reformed Church of Kalpitiya is one of the oldest Protestant churches in Sri Lanka - it has tombstones in its floors and back garden, and is refreshingly simple compared to your…
The Dutch Reformed Church is one of the oldest Protestant churches in Sri Lanka. It has beautiful honeycomb style floors inside, and has a startling collection of stone carved tombstones worked into the…