Regions of Sri Lanka

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Visit The Eight Regions Of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a small island country with countless exciting experiences and attractions for you to discover. We have divided Sri Lanka into 8 regions to give you an idea of what to expect and the activities you can enjoy from each area. Each region of Sri Lanka is different and while you are planning your well-deserved holidays you should consider checking if you would like to visit all or just few of the regions. At The Earth Trip we can help you to create your perfect Sri Lanka itinerary featuring some truly unique attractions and activities tailored to your needs.

Each region can offer you a variety of authentic experiences.

Galle & the South of Sri Lanka is very well developed and has an established tourist infrastructure. There are a wide range of top hotels to choose from for your ideal holidays. The South features some renowned National Parks for big game safaris, including Yala and Udawalawe. The South of Sri Lanka also has a large selection of attractions to visit, including Galle city and numerous temples, not forgetting its famous beaches.

Negombo & the Northwest offers the beaches of Negombo and Kalpitiya which are very pleasant. Kalpitiya is known for diving and whale watching. You may also spot the elusive leopard at Wilpattu National Park.

Colombo & the West is a region where you may decide to spend a couple of days exploring the capital of Sri Lanka.

Kandy & the Knuckles Mountain Range is a must-see region. It is the cultural capital of Sri Lanka featuring the sacred Temple of the Tooth.

Nuwara Eliya & the Hill Country and tea plantations offer you breathtaking views where you can trek for hours and days whilst absorbing the beautiful landscape.

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The Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka is home to wonderful and mysterious ancient cities and kingdoms. Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura and Sigiriya offer must-see attractions. With over 3000 years of history, lost cities and the caves of the golden temples of Dambulla, there are numerous reasons to visit this region.

Jaffna & the North of Sri Lanka are still not too touristic as a civil war happened there in the past. You can see some fantastic temples, in addition to visiting several other fascinating attractions.

Trincomalee & the East of Sri Lanka has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. There are some stunning hotels and great attractions in Trincomalee, Nilaveli and Pasikuda.

Colombo & the West

The West Coast, between the cities of Colombo and Galle, is blessed with miles of palm-fringed golden beaches and tranquil mangrove-lined lagoons. Here you can find hundreds of hotels that will match even the most sophisticated tastes. Colombo, Sri Lanka‘s capital city is a bustling commercial hub, located on the country’s West Coast and with [...]

Galle & the South

In many ways, the South encapsulates traditional Sri Lanka. Stretched out along a great arc of sun-baked coastline from Galle in the West to Tissamaharama in the East, the area remains essentially rural. An island of a thousand sleepy villages sheltered under innumerable palms, where the laid-back pace of life still revolves around coconut farming, [...]

Nuwara Eliya & the Hill Country

Nuwara Eliya, Haputale, Bandarawela and Ella are Hill Country towns surrounded by a blanket of vast tea estates. The most famous Hill Country panorama is the evocatively-named World’s End in Horton Plains National Park. Read More Located in the Badulla District of the Uva Province; Ella is a rather quiet place nestled in lush greenery. [...]

Jaffna & the North

Jaffna has it all- friendly people, a rich culture, salubrious climate and a picturesque environment which all make it an authentic traveller’s paradise. The North of Sri Lanka is a world apart from the rest of country. The region had always been closer to southern India than to Colombo and was repeatedly settled and invaded [...]

Kandy & the Knuckles Mountain Range

Kandy, also known as the Cultural Capital of Sri Lanka, is spread around Kandy Lake. From Kandy city, you can easily access the famous Sri Lanka Hill Country that is carpeted with the world famous Ceylon tea plantations. Sri Lanka’s second largest city of Kandy is a beautiful historical city in the citadel of the [...]

The Cultural Triangle

The Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka is one of Asia’s major archaeological centres, home to four of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. It is perfectly located in the centre of Sri Lanka. The ruins and temples date back to the 4th century B.C. The Cultural Triangle used to be the home of ancient Kingdoms. The [...]

Trincomalee and East

Trincomalee is one of the finest natural deep-water harbours in the world and is located 257 kilometres North East of Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. Trincomalee is home to the fine beaches of Nilaveli, Uppaveli, Pasikudah and off-shore Pigeon Island. Recently Trincomalee has become popular as a whale watching destination too. If you [...]

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