You may want to take a break, but having ahard time managingdays? No worries, your holiday doesn’t need to be too long to sight the best parts of this country, whereas our Sri Lanka itinerary 7 days will help you towitness them within a short time frame of one week.
Sri Lanka was unobserved for nearly two decades due to the civil war while been neglected by travellers due to security concerns. As the confliction ended in 2009, the country’s condition developed dramatically. Now, it has become one of the popular tourist destinations in the world. As well as the best travel destination in 2019 according to the lonely planet’s travel listing. The uniquely diverse landscapes of this country, welcome visitors from everywhere.
The balance of culture, historical sights, wind sweeping beaches, pleasant people, delicious cuisine, relaxing hill country, verdant jungles and contemporary metropolises offer spectacular journeys. No matter if you have visited before or visiting for the first time, there are so many places to encounter every time you visit Sri Lanka. Given the variety of sites to unwind and exciting things to do, travellers will have more opportunities to walk around and entertain. Follow this Sri Lanka 7 day tour to spend the best days of your life.
Say Hi to Negombo
It is the first most comfortable place to visit upon landing in Sri Lanka, which is only 6 km from the Colombo international airport. So, it will be an ideal place to recover from jet lag and kick-start your Sri Lanka tour package. Renowned as little Rome, the city consist of various religious sites and people who are best at hospitality. Negombo is regarded as a fishing city due to many fishing families living around, centuries-old fish market and long sandy beaches.
Places to see: Watch the sunset from the beach, feel the sea breeze, visit the Negombo lagoon which feeds many flora and fauna, hop into a catamaran ride via Negombo lagoon and worship at different temples and learn their customs.
Dig into the history and culture of Polonnaruwa
Have you ever noticed two different looks in one city? Go with it, Polonnaruwa is the best example. The town has two sections – old city; which maintain the historical appearance of the bygone ageand ancient edifices, the new town; which represents the heights of development with the high-grade infrastructure.See them all in Sri Lanka itinerary 7 days – You will feel as if lost in two different worlds.
Places to see: Dimbulagala Raja Maha Vihara, Parakrama Samudra, King Parakramabahu’s statue, Parakrama Samudra, Hetadage, remains of historic Stupa, Thivanka image house, Angammedilla national park and Minneriya national park.
Meet the legendry citadel – Sigiriya
A world heritage site that was appointed as the new capital of King Kashyapa (477 – 495 CE). It was built on a huge rock where the entrance doors are formed in the shape of a lion – named after Sinhagiri or Sigiriya. With the king’s death, the capital and the royal palace were deserted – See the ruins from the past.
Things to see: Travellers will come across the royal palace and its gardens, mirror wall, ancient paintings and frescoes through the climb. Apart from the rock climb; make your way up to the Pidurangala rock, travel across the Sigiriya village and drop by the Dambulla cave temple.
Discover the blessed city – Kandy
No matter you have minimum time and days; you must visit Kandy to complete Sri Lanka 7 day tour. Kandy will offer from nature to devotion. It is the cultural capital of Sri Lanka speckled with picturesque sights and sacred temples.
Places to see:The temple of sacred tooth which is homing the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha, Peradeniya Botanical garden, Kandy museum, watch the evening cultural show at the cultural club of Kandy, shop at the Kandy bazaar (you will find varieties of aromatic spices here), hike the Knuckles mountain, travel around the city by a tuk-tuk and visit the spice garden.
Adventure in the tea country – Nuwara Eliya
Nicknamed little England, Nuwara Eliya is the famous hill country region well-known for tea production in Sri Lanka. Once a primary reserve of the British rulers and hill country retreat, this spectacular land was their leisure ground. Some of the remaining buildings still recall the colonial features.
Places to see:Nuwara Eliya golf club, town post office, Gregory Lake, lover’s leap waterfall, Victoria Park, Seetha Amman temple, Horton Plains, Moon Plains, Bomburu Ella, Devon falls, Hakgala Botanical garden, Galway’s land national park, Stroll in the tea plantations, go for a cup of fresh Ceylon tea and train ride from Nanu Oya to Ella; not to be missed – It will give the best views of the central highlands.
Mingle in Colombo
The commercial capital and the heart of Sri Lanka was the ancient east-west trading harbour. With its tall buildings, contemporary amenities, well-civilised people, city highlights and busy roads, Colombo is in the limelight.Due to the rising demand and attractions, Colombo is a frequent destination included in any Sri Lanka tour package.
Places to see: Gangaramaya temple, Galle Face Green, Independence square, Bandaranaike Memorial Hall, Vihara Maha Devi Park, floating market, Pettah market (better avoid if you mind walking along the crowd), do some purchasing, taste food at the local or classy eateries and see the Beira Lake – The water is alien green, if you are sensitive to lousy smell then it is a “no”.