Although Sri Lanka is a small island country, it is counted among the best places to get started with newlywed life. Sri Lanka is jam-packed with an array of unique experiences. From history to adventure, wildlife, temples, shopping malls, lively nightlife, mouth licking delicacies, white sandy beaches, and thrilling water sports, It has got all to fascinate you. This country will surely make your honeymoon memories more long-lasting and cherished. Every part of this captivating is blessed with a plethora of things to do. We have picked the top 5 most amazing things to try out when in Sri Lanka.
- Seek Blessings at Gangaramaya Temple
Visiting the magnificent Gangaramaya temple is one of the top things to do on Sri Lanka honeymoon packages. Praying and soaking in the spirituality of this holy temple will give a blessed start to your newlywed life. Situated in the capital city, It is one of the most prominent Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. The temple is renowned for its immense religious significance, and unique fusion of architecture. The architecture of this temple is one step ahead of all temples in the country as it is a unique blend of Indian, Chinese, and Thai styles. The temple houses a huge Buddha statue and several imposing buildings such as Vihara, Pagoda, the Bodhitree, the Vihara Mandiraya, the Seema Malaka, the Relic Chamber, and many. At present this temple is also a learning center having 40 more centers under control. Thousands of devotees and tourists visit this temple throughout the year. Pay a visit to this temple and spend some time in the serenity of the place.
- Hop on a train from Kandy to Ella
The train ride from Kandy to Ella is perhaps the most scenic train ride in Sri Lanka. A must have experience in the country, Kandy to Ella train is a captivating one of its kind journey. This train ride will take you through lush green tea plantations, mountains, valleys, cascading waterfalls, clouds, mist, and dense jungle. Breath-taking visuals, dramatic landscapes, and natural charm will take your breath away. It will be one of those journeys which you and your partner will wish not to end. It is a 9-hour ride from Kandy to Ella which actually starts from Colombo. You can hop off at any station and point you want to explore. This is also the best way to explore Sri Lankan people and culture.
Make sure to book your reservation tickets in advance before the day of the ride.
- Relax on the beaches of Arugam Bay
Arugam Bay is a hidden gem nestled in the Dry Zone of the Southeast coast of Sri Lanka. The beaches of Arugam Bay are untouched and unexplored located away from the hustle bustle. As this place is less crowded, it offers more opportunities for couples to relax and spend secluded quality time. Take a romantic hand-in-hand stroll on the soft sand gazing at the crashing sea waves against the shoreline.
Though Arugam bay is popular for being the finest beach for surfing in Sri Lanka. Known as a surfer’s paradise, It is rated among the top 10 surfing destinations in the world. Along with relaxing at the beach, you must try surfing on the beach with your better half. Do not miss out to catch glimpses of romantic sunset that is truly a delight to the eyes.
- Indulge in water sports at Hikkaduwa
If you couple are thrill-seeker and aqua adventure lovers looking for new experiences to feel the adrenaline rush in the waters, Hikkaduwa is a place for you. Trying all the water sports in Hikkaduwa can not be missed by adventure lovers. It is a seaside resort town located in southwestern Sri Lanka. Known for water sports and coral reefs, Hikkaduwa offers extreme as well as leisurely water sports to indulge in. Scuba diving, snorkeling, whale watching, surfing, glass-bottom boat riding, and sailing are some best water sports to excite your nerves.
- Explore the capital city of Sri Lanka – Colombo
Capital city Colombo is the prime tourist destination in Sri Lanka. Your honeymoon trip to Sri Lanka is incomplete without exploring its capital city. From architecture to history, monuments to museums, temples to amusement parks, Colombo is waiting for you with a myriad of places to visit and things to do. Packed with a rich colonial heritage, this capital city is among the best places to learn about Sri Lankan culture, tradition, and people. The city also boasts amazing nightlife experiences in bustling casinos and thriving nightclubs.