|Sri Lankan Rupee (Rs)
|US$1 = Rs310.64
|D, G, M
|India Standard Time (UTC+05:30)
|Rice and Curry, Hoppers, Kottu Roti, String Hoppers, Lamprais
|September - April
|May - August
A beach town with colonial-era buildings and a lively fish market. The proximity to the airport makes this a great first stop. Don't miss Angurukaramulla Temple!
An ancient city with historic ruins and temples. Don't miss exploring Mihintale.
A UNESCO World Heritage site with a massive rock fortress and ancient palace ruins. Don't miss Pidurangula.
Home to the famous Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Lively city known for the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and the annual Esala Perahera festival.
Take the famous local train from Kandy. A charming hill town with tea estates and scenic views. Visit Lipton's Seat from here.
Certainly very touristy, but worth visiting to hike up Ella Rock for sunrise.
Home to a variety of wildlife, including elephants, crocodiles, and birds, this is a good place to do a safari if you have little time and a low budget.
A popular beach destination famous for whale watching.
A historic fortified city with Dutch colonial buildings.
Huge, busy city with a bustling market and colonial architecture. If you find it too busy here, head back to Negombo before flying out.
Sri Lanka is known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean and is home to the oldest living tree in the world, the Sri Maha Bodhiya.