• Elephant gathering, Sri Lanka

discover the best parks and attractions in sri lanka

The national parks all provide a fantastic opportunity to see diverse wildlife, much of which is endemic and rare. Yala is the most infamous, thanks to its wild elephants and high density of leopards, creating some thrilling safaris, but many more are growing in popularity. The cultural triangle is located in Sri Lanka’s heart and combines some fascinating sites from the ruins of Polonnaruwa to the rock fortress of Sigiriya. Then there are the coastal regions and their endless beaches, from whale watching retreat of Mirissa to the rugged and unexplored East Coast. Discover more in our list of attractions below and we can design an itinerary to incorporate your wishlist.

Sri Lanka is a tantalising blend of culture, wildlife and beach and her main attractions are spread across the island.

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Parks & Attractions of Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo

Colombo is a great place to spend the day exploring the cultural heritage of Sri Lanka and providing some quality boutique accommodation.

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Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Cultural Triangle

Combining the cultural sites of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Kandy, the Cultural Triangle is a must for anyone travelling to Sri Lanka.

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Beach, Sri Lanka

East Coast

A rugged and beautiful coastline and the base from which to set off on blue whale and dolphin excursions.

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Galle fort, Sri Lanka

Galle

This historic fort town of Galle is full of character with inspirational boutique properties and dramatic coastline not far away.

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Tea plantation worker, Sri Lanka

Hill Country

The central highland plateau with its emerald hillsides and exotic tea plantations make for a pleasant stay.

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Elephant gathering, Sri Lanka

Minneriya National Park

The central highland plateau with its emerald hillsides and exotic tea plantations make for a pleasant stay.

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Stilt fishermen, Sri Lanka

South Coast

A peaceful coastline the further south from Galle you travel. Stunning coastline with some first class properties.

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Asian elephant, Sri Lanka

Udawalawe National Park

Set to the backdrop of Horton Plains, Udawalawe National Park is renowned for its stable elephant population as well as sporadic leopard.

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Turtle, Sri Lanka

West Coast

The busier coastline with some large resorts as well as some cosy boutique properties as well to enjoy at the end of your travels.

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Sloth bear, Sri Lanka

Wilpattu National Park

Stretching from the north west coast to the central province Wilpattu National Park is home to elephant, sloth bears, water buffalo and leopard.

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Asiatic leopard

Yala National Park

With varied vegetation and bordering the coast, Yala National Park is thought to be home to the highest volume of leopards in any park worldwide.

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