50 Sri Lanka Photos to Inspire Your Next Trip

Sri Lanka is quite possibly one of the most beautiful countries I have ever been to. From the villages to the mountains, and the beaches to the fortresses.

There are so many things to do in Sri Lanka, in fact, the list is endless. The island of Sri Lanka is known as the gem of the Indian Ocean with an array of landscapes, architecture and cultures.

The different regions of Sri Lanka offer a varied insight into local life, and Sri Lanka is an island of friendly faces. 

When I visited last month I felt at home the moment I arrived. From hiking to tea plantations, and from beaches to temples, Sri Lanka has something for everyone. In Sri Lanka, there are so many things do and we had such an amazing time exploring this beautiful nation. 

So here goes, my favourite photos from my most recent trip to Sri Lanka…


10 Things to do in Sri Lanka

  1. Hiking Pidurangala Rock in Sigiriya Sri Lanka
  2. Elephants in Sri Lanka at Minneriya National Park
  3. Visit Nine Arch Bridge in Ella
  4. Taking a train ride from Kandy to Ella
  5. Hiking Riverston Matale and ‘The Knuckles’
  6. Sunrise at Mirissa Sri Lanka
  7. Trek through a Tea Plantation in Nuwara Eliya
  8. Explore Colombo
  9. Climb Sigiriya Rock
  10. Sunset at the Famous Rope swing in Dalawella
  11. Paddling at the top of Diyaluma Falls
  12. Hiking Little Adam’s Peak
  13. Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
  14. Dambulla Royal Cave Temple and Golden Temple
  15. Yala National Park


50 Sri Lanka Photos to Inspire Your Next Trip

Pidurangala Rock Kandy to Ella train

monks sri lanka World's End sri lankaKandy to Ella train

buddha sri lanka temples in sri lanka tuktuk sri lanka    Kandy Culture

Train Kandy to Ella

views from Pidurangala Rock

market sri lanka temple sri lanka colombo mount lavinia Riverston waterfall World's End sri lanka Pedro Tea Factory Pedro Tea Factory Riverston Matale rice paddies Pedro Tea Factory Kandy Culture show Kandy Culture show Kandy Culture coconut Kandy sri lanka Galle dutch fort

Pidurangala sri lanka

yoga at Pidurangala Rock drone Pidurangala Rock

Safari Sri Lanka

Safari Sri Lanka

minneriya national park

minneriya national park

minneriya national park things to do in sri lanka

Elephant Safari Sri Lanka Elephant Safari Sri Lanka

jetwing lake hike Pidurangala Pidurangala Rock sunrise

Pedro Tea Factory Pedro Tea Factory Matale rice paddies temple sri lanka praying sri lanka Kandy to Ella train journey

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Tours of Sri Lanka

BOOK | Sri Lanka Encompassed

Explore tea plantations and rock fortresses on this 14-day tour, which is designed to please. This tour is about more than just beaches and stunning views; it’s about the inspiring people you’ll meet along the way. You will visit major cultural sights within Sri Lanka, including the most scenic train ride in the world from Kandy to Ella. All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price. Includes expert guides, meals and transport.

BOOK | Sri Lanka and the Maldives Adventure

Fancy a trip to the Maldives following your adventure in Sri Lanka? This is the tour for you! This 14-day combo trip brings together the best of Sri Lanka’s cultural highlights and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sail the islands of the Maldives aboard a dhoni boat. Experience a safari in Udawalawe National Park, discover cultural treasures of Negombo and Kandy, and then spend an entire week cruising from one tiny and perfect atoll island to another, snorkelling in crystal-clear waters and stretching out on blazing white-sand beaches. From culture to paradise, this tour’s got it all.


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Other posts that may help you:

15 Epic Things to do in Sri Lanka

Hiking Pidurangala Rock in Sigiriya Sri Lanka

Elephants in Sri Lanka at Minneriya National Park

The World’s Most Beautiful Train from Kandy to Ella

Hiking Riverston Matale and ‘The Knuckles’ in Sri Lanka

Pedro Tea Factory Tour in Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka


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