There is a multitude of unique experiences waiting to be explored on the wonderful island of Sri Lanka. From watching elephants in National Parks to a sacred tooth, Sri Lanka offers a wonderful range of destinations to suit every traveller.
The 11 best places to visit in Sri Lanka
Discover the ‘Little England’ of Nuwara Eliya and the colonial-era walled city of Galle, or experience breathtaking scenery on a train journey to enchanting Ella. We show you the best places to visit in Sri Lanka.
Yala National Park
As the most popular national park in Sri Lanka, Yala National Park draws large crowds during the tourist season. It is one of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka and in all of Asia for big mammal sightings, and you will get a good chance of spotting one of Sri Lanka’s elusive leopards on safari with an experienced guide.
There are also Sri Lankan elephants to spot alongside spotted deer, sloth bears and aquatic birds. In total, the Park is home to 44 varieties of mammal and 215 bird species.