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"Sri Lanka, often seen as the tear drop in maps, truly lives up to its depiction. A visit to Sri Lanka will give you emotions of greatest happiness – sincere and friendly people who always go out of their way to help visitors, the sights that simply bring a tear to your eye, the nights that keep you wide awake with entertainment that spans all ages and tastes, the festivals of jaw dropping colour and light, the feats of ancient architecture and engineering, the history that spans years of the faith and love for the country.Whether you spend the time sunning in the beach, trekking the mountain paths, visiting the hill country or simply enjoying all she has to offer; from the moment you step into it, you will be one with nature and truly have a life changing experience. For when you go to Sri Lanka, you are not just visiting Sri Lanka, you are actually living Sri Lanka."
What to Do

Things to do in Sri Lanka. There is simply nothing a tourist could not do in Sri Lanka except for snow sports of course.


With an amazing nature & wildlife; Sri Lanka is an island of surprise and something new literally awaits you around every corner.


Share your knowledge about Sri Lanka, a geographically diverse country with a rich cultural history dating back 2500 years.


What and where to buy when you are in Sri Lanka. Find out the best shopping destinations and the best souvenirs available.

Food & Drinks

An amazing range of indigenous food, complimented by age old culinary traditions and fresh ingredients and spices.

Welcome to Sri Lanka Travel Guide!

Your online resource for travel information and guide to the “pearl of the Indian Ocean.”

Sri Lanka Travel Guide provides unbiased, up-to-date news, reviews and recommendations focusing on all the best bits of Sri Lanka. Browse through our pages for information on reliable ways to travel, the best hotels to stay in, fascinating tours of our island, breathtaking beaches, awe inspiring waterfalls, the amazing palette of Sri Lankan food and the colourful culture and lifestyle.

Our information is from independent sources who have experienced, first hand, what they are writing about. Their experience fuels them to inspire you. To take you through a journey of the country like you have never seen before. Visit our site forums to read real reviews from people who have been to Sri Lanka, ask questions for expert opinions and see Sri Lanka in a totally different perspective to other travel guides.

Bird Watching in Sri Lanka

When it comes to bird watching, there is no other place that has a true bird paradise other than Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka remains the ultimate country around the world where you can enjoy watching …

Night Life in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an Asian hotspot that is well known for its dynamic nightlife. This tiny country is home to many nightlife activities.  The varied culture is characterised by a broad array of nightspots in …

Sri Lanka’s Best Beaches

Sri Lanka is home to many of the most beautiful beaches in the world.  There is a Sri Lanka beach to meet all needs.  Some of the most popular and well known beaches are detailed …

Sri Lankan Sinhala & Tamil New Year

In the United States, the New Year is celebrated on January 1 of every year. While technically, December 31 is when the big celebrations occur and January 1 is when everyone takes the day off. …

Sri Lanka’s Southern Expressway

The Southern Lanka Express Highway (also known as the  or the Southern Expressway) is the first express highway and the largest road development project in Sri Lanka. The 126 km long highway links the Sri …

Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna Beach is a popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka which lies towards the south of Galle and is regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in Asia. Located just south of Galle …

Mirissa Beach

Located about 4km southeast of Weligama on the Matara road, Mirissa beach is a magnificent sandy beach with calm, clear waters. It is less crowded compared to the other popular beaches and gives you a …

Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa)

Sri Dalada Maligawa, known as the Temple of Tooth, is situated in the heart of Kandy city in Sri Lanka and cluster around Kandy Lake. Kandy is the last capital of the Sinhala monarchy five …

Kandy Esala Perahera 2011

The Historic Kandy Esala Perahera of the Sri Dalada Maligawa commenced on 04th August 2011 with the Kumbal Perahera and comes to a conclusion on the August 13th with the final Randoli Perahera. The day …

The Esala Perahera in Kandy (Kandy Perahera)

The famous Kandy Perahara (Esala Perahara / the festival of the tooth) is one of the most important annual Buddhist celebrations takes place in Sri Lanka and it is also considered as one of the …