Visit spiritual Mihintale
Mihintale

Visit spiritual Mihintale

This hilltop temple was the place Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka. Climb the 1,840 stairs to acclaim the giant Buddha at the top.

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Diving in Pasikudah Bay
Pasikudah Bay

Diving in Pasikudah Bay

Explore the eerie shipwrecks in the shallow waters of Pasikudah Bay, or head up the coast into deeper waters to dive through sunken second world war ships.

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Train to tea country
Ella

Train to tea country

Take the rickety train through the hills to the village of Ella, where you can enjoy hiking, waterfalls and — of course — tea.

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Sample diverse Sri Lanka cuisine
Colombo

Sample diverse Sri Lanka cuisine

From Jaffna crab curry to breakfasts of hoppers (fermented rice crepes), Sri Lankan food has a distinct identity depending on where you visit.

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Travel back in time in ancient Anuradhapura
Anuradhapura

Travel back in time in ancient Anuradhapura

Part of the Cultural Triangle, Anuradhapura’s ruins allow you to explore a city more than 2,200 years old. Don’t miss the Twin Ponds.

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Get lost in the caves of Dambulla
Dambulla

Get lost in the caves of Dambulla

Explore the five main caves of Dambulla stuffed with statues of Buddha and Hindu gods. The walk up offers great views of Sigiriya Rock.

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