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Best Places For Backpackers To Travel To In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places to visit. But like most backpacking adventures, it is difficult to get the most out of your holiday. If you’re unsure how you should take on this absolute jewel of an island, we have listed some of the best must-see places that will leave you wanting more. Here are some of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka!

Sigiriya Rock

If you want to get a quick view of Sri Lanka’s amazing panoramas, and get your history fix all in one place, Sigiriya Rock should be your first stop. At Sigiriya you’ll be able to visit palace ruins that still shows the violent and educational history of the country. Apart from breath-taking wall paintings and the Sanskrit mirror wall, you’ll also be able to climb to the mountain’s summit and take in the splendour of the surrounding countryside.

Nuwara Eliya to Ella Train ride

Ask anyone who’s been on the trip, and they’ll all tell you that the train trip between Nuwara Eliya to Ella is one of the absolute must-dos for visitors. The trip is colloquially known for being the best train trip in the world and will give you a 180 degree view of the stunning lakes and waterfalls, tea plantations and local villages that dot the Sri Lankan landscape.

Mirissa Town

Located on the southwestern coast of the island, Mirissa town is an excellent out of the way seaside town where you can relax on golden beaches, and if you’re lucky, share the beautiful water with some turtles. The area is also great if you want to see more of the local aquatic life, with whale watching opportunities widely available. Best of all, you can even swim with the whales, and have a once in a lifetime opportunity to take in their size!

If you want to find out more about these great places around Sri Lanka, or want to find out how you can visit all of the above spots in one trip, click here for more information about our awesome 12 day Sri Lanka tour!