15 destinations in Sri Lanka for First-Time Backpackers

1. Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu National Park has the most beautiful natural lakes known as Willis that are filled with water from rain. The number of visitors in this national park is very low but very peaceful for all the visitors. Various activities can be done on trip for backpackers like going on safari.

2. Minneola in Habarana City

Minneola in Habarana City is located in the district of Sri Lanka. Backpackers visiting the city have the most adventurous trip with a city filled with the culture of Sri Lanka. Here they have so many elephants to welcome all the backpackers.

3. Sigiriya

Sigiriya (‘Lion Rock’) shows the ancient culture of Sri Lanka to those visiting the area. The architecture of the rock is well laid out and amazing with all the creativity. The area is having many researchers researching on various topics here.

4. Kandy

Kandy is the sacred city of Sri Lanka. The hills surrounding the lake are an amazing adventure for the backpackers.

5. Unawatuna

Unawatuna is very famous and main attractions to see in the Sri Lanka. This destination provides the most amazing lifetime adventure to all backpackers. It has the most beautiful coral and a clean beach to have fun in while visiting this destination.

6. Dambulla Cave

Dambulla Cave temple is the destination for getting to know more about the culture and history of Sri Lanka. This destination is known to be one of the largest temples in Sri Lanka.

7. Yala National Park

Yala National Park is visited by many since it’s known to be one of the largest national parks in Sri Lanka. When vesting the park the rules must be followed as you must not carry any drugs, illegal weapons, and etc. In any way, you are not allowed to distract the animals with any device. If you broke the rules of this jungle park you can end up going to jail.

8. Temple of Tooth

Temple of Tooth is the temple of Buddhist and its one of the sacred parts of the Sri Lanka.

9. Pinnawala

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage has lots of wild Asian elephants at this destination. It has the biggest herd of various kinds of elephants in the world of three generations of elephants.

10. Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park is best for having Safari Experience in Sri Lanka. The park is home to many wild animals keeping them safe.

11. Adam’s Peak

Adam’s Peak is part of the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. It’s believed this is where Adam first had set its foot when he came to earth from the heaven.

12. Galle Fort

Galle Fort was built by Portuguese but it’s located in Sri Lanka. It has very amazing work of the architecture which is must see at this destination.

13. Horton Plains

Horton Plains National Park is popularly known as cloud forest with different kinds of wild animals. Not just animals but it have very different kinds of plants as well which provide the area to be green and nature-friendly.

14. Galle Face Green

Galle Face Green is located at the side of the beautiful ocean along the coast area. It attracts lots of people due to the ocean it is most visited by backpackers from around the world.

15. Zoological Gardens

National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka not only has different animals but also has various kinds of birds as well. The zoo has the vision to have a world’s best zoological institutions for research and education in Sri Lanka