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Sri Lanka

Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, cheap prices, fun trains, famous tea and flavorful food make Sri Lanka irresistible.


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Best Things to Do

From remarkable train rides to world-class surfing, here are the best things to do on a visit to Sri Lanka.

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Things to Know

Poised off the southern tip of India, Sri Lanka is defined by its rich culture and friendly people. Here's what you need to know for a trouble-free trip.

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Traveling around Sri Lanka by train is one of Asia's favorite adventures, but there are many other ways to explore. Here are the best ways to get around.

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Visa Requirements

Here’s our guide to navigating the entry requirements for visiting Sri Lanka as a tourist, with information on visa types, costs and how to apply for one.

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Money and Costs

With travel experiences that don't break the bank and incredible hospitality, Sri Lanka is a great place to visit for those on a budget.

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Best Road Trips

Hire a car and driver or rent a motorcycle to road trip through Sri Lanka – it’s the best way to explore the temples, national parks and beaches.

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The top 6 road trips in Sri Lanka for island adventures

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