Are you travelling to Sri Lanka this year for 6 days and wondering how to spend 6 days in Sri Lanka? Complete with wildlife parks, stunning temples, beautiful mountain ranges, cascading waterfalls and dozens of historical sites, there are an endless list of things you can do in Sri Lanka. Here are 6 must-do activities and experiences you need to consider before leaving the beautiful island.
Whale Watching in Mirissa
With blue, enticing waters stretching for miles on end, head over to Mirissa, the sunny coastal southern town of Lanka for some adventure! Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa is a popular excursion between the months of December to April; the peak season and best time for spotting the giants of the sea. Sri Lanka’s tropical waters are home to around 26 whale types, from Bryde whales to the largest animal in the world; Blue whales. Boats leave the harbour by 6am each morning and make it to mid-sea by 9am, where you’ll be greeted with whales and dolphins. Enroute to the depths of the ocean, you’ll find pods of dolphins excitedly leaping in and out of the water along your private cruise. Remember not to throw any food or trash into the ocean as it can be quite fatal for these animals.
Snorkelling in Pigeon Island
Get a closer look at the majestic life that thrives beneath the ocean’s surface and head over to pigeon island for some snorkelling. Pigeon Island is best known for snorkelling adventures as there are a myriad of sea creatures to witness. From parrot fish to sea turtles, reef sharks and many more, the waters here are thriving with life. Rent a pair of snorkelling gear and venture into the deep blue for your adventure.
Sri Lanka is fortunately blessed with a plethora of wildlife species, whether you’re looking for the largest animal in the world or the largest mammal on land, the island has both. From blue whales and elephants, crocodiles and peacocks, water buffaloes to wild boars and leopards to sloth bears, there are a number of species that live within the safe spaces of national parks and jungles. Parks like Yala National Park, Wilpattu National Park, Minneriya National Park, Wasgamuwa National, to name a few are some of the most popular places to visit. Olanka Travels will plan your excursion to any of these parks. Grab your binoculars and get ready for a day of adventure as you do your best to spot as many animals as possible!
The island is laden with stunning temples located around the island. The most beautiful and sacred temple in Sri Lanka is the Sri Dalada Maligawa, in Kandy. The temple is the holiest as it is said to hold a sacred tooth relic of the Buddha. Although the tooth relic is kept safe in a golden casket, it is paraded through the streets of Kandy every year in a grand religious parade known as the Kandy Esala Perahera. Some of the other temples to visit is the Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo, the Dambulla Cave Temples and the collection of ancient temples located in Anuradhapura. When visiting these sacred places of worship, remember to dress appropriately; knees and shoulders should always be covered and footwear must be removed before entering the premises.When taking pictures, remember not to take any of the statues or worshippers, as this can be incredibly offensive. Speak in soft tones and avoid using profanity within the premises.
The famed Sigiriya Rock Fortress has attracted people from around the world to witness its majestic glory; and it’s no surprise why either. Built by a patricidal king, the rock fortress offers spectacular views from the summit, complete with advanced water gardens, wall murals of apsaras and ruins of a kingdom left behind. With 1,200 steps to reach the top, Sigiriya is one of the highly recommended things to do in Sri Lanka. The rock fortress has been marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so ensure not to leave anything behind or tamper with anything. Plan your tour to Sigiriya with Olanka Travels to ensure you have enough time to see the best parts of the island.
So now you know how to spend 6 days in Sri Lanka, Contact Olanka Travels to arrange 6 days tour in Sri Lanka.