Budget Tour Operators in Sri Lanka

Excellent Lanka Travels is one of the best budget tour operators in Sri Lanka tourism industry, arrange budget tours at the best price holiday tour packages to suit any budget. We arrange safe and sound accommodation with comfort for budget, standard and luxury hotels.

Sri Lanka is one of the best countries in the world, to spend holiday in pleasure, it has many attractions to interest you with botanical gardens, national parks, knuckle mountain ranges, ancient cities, beautiful beaches, waterfalls.


Holiday in Sri Lanka Paradise Island

Sri Lanka is home to a spectacular array of wildlife as in the Yala, Kumana, Udawalawe, Wilpattu and Gal-Oya National Parks famous for large herds of Elephants and other animals including water buffalo, spotted dear, wild boar, mongoose and grey langur as well as a wide variety of birds. Sri Lanka has some of the finest Beaches in Tangalle, Weligama, Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Bentota, Trincomalee and Nilaweli. Also many cultural and heritage sites to be visited.

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Flora Sri Lanka
Fauna Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa is a pretty little town of the sun and waves, on the southern end of Sri Lanka. The place is renowned for its coral reefs, beautiful beaches and surfable waves. The coral reefs also mean that lots of colorful sealife live in the shallows supported by the coral organisms, the polyps. Sri Lanka s only marine sanctuary is located in Hikkaduwa....Continue reading

Madu River Safari

In the Southern region of Sri Lanka lies the Galle district. Balpitiya is a little town in the district and would be quite unimportant, except for the location of a river. The Madu River is very rich in biodivesity. It passes through the wet zone of Sri Lanka opening up into the large Madu Lagoon on its way to the Indian Ocean....Continue reading

Hikkaduwa Boat Ride

In Hikkaduwa, the overexploited coral sanctuary stretches out from the string of Coral hotels at the north end of the strip to a group of rocks a couple of hundred metres offshore....Continue reading

Sea Kayaking

A sea kayak or touring kayak is a kayak developed for the sport of paddling on open waters of lakes, bays, and the ocean. Sea kayaks are seaworthy small boats with a covered deck and the ability to incorporate a spray deck....Continue reading


A land like no other, Sri Lanka is rich with tropical landscape, chilly highlands, historical architectural masterpieces, manmade lakes and a rich culture. Surrounded by the magnificent and picturesque Indian Ocean, the country offers visitors the complete island experience right throughout....Continue reading

Surfing and Windsurfing

Surfing and Windsurfing is a popular water sport among foreign tourists who visit the palm fringed pristine beaches of Sri Lanka. The most popular surfing beaches of the island are Hikkaduwa of the South Western coastal belt and Arugam Bay – which is an International surfing competition venue – of the Eastern coastal belt of Sri Lanka....Continue reading

Scuba Diving

There are many Scuba Diving sites in Sri Lanka that spread out across the Western, Southern and Eastern coasts of the island. These locations are of such variety and beauty enabling even amateur scuba divers as well as the experienced ones revel in the opportunities presented.... Continue reading

White water rafting

White water rafting is a challenging recreational activity and an exhilarating water sport. Yet contrary to the public belief White water rafting is not a sport that demands great physical strength....Continue reading


Sri Lanka s amazing wildlife sanctuaries offer an unprecedented view of raw Mother Nature. The variety of species found in them are one of the largest in the Asian continent....Continue reading

Elephant Back Safari

Elephant Rides in Sri Lanka brings in many joys. The majestic beasts, the locations in close proximity to the cultural attractions and the terrain, rich with bird life. All of these add up to bring about memorable experiences to the tourists holidaying in Sri Lanka....Continue reading


Dating back to the First Century BC, the Golden Temple of Dambulla has been the centre of pilgrimage for Buddhists and Hindus alike for 22 centuries. It is Sri Lanka s most popular historic site. The Cave monastery, home to Buddhist monks is covered with exquisite 2,000 year-old murals depicting the life and times of the Lord Buddha....Continue reading

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea fishing is a great adventure sport if you are keen on spending a few hours at sea. Since Sri Lanka is surrounded by the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean, it offers travellers ample room for various water sports activities including deep sea fishing....Continue reading

Hot Air Ballooning

Immerse yourself in the ride of a lifetime. Enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the beautiful countryside of Sri Lanka. There are few pleasures as amazing and unforgettable as drifting gently over breathtaking views of this tropical paradise. It is an experience you will never forget....Continue reading

Cycling and Mountain biking

Cycling and Mountain biking in Sri Lanka is an excellent way to enjoy the lovely sceneries of Sri Lanka. The network of main roads and innumerable country roads, gravel paths, foot paths, cart tracks, dirt tracks and estate tracks make the all corners of the small island accessible to the cycling enthusiasts....Continue reading

Rock Climbing

The large craggy rocks and mountains are immovable. They stand tall through time, only changing a little with the weather and ages, and represent a challenge to mankind. Scaling the heights and climbing them has proved a thrill immeasurable, as it allows a climber to establish his dominance over the elements....Continue reading

Hiking and Trekking

Sri Lanka s diversity of terrain provide the opportunity for amazing treks and hikes, especially in the Central Highlands....Continue reading

Adams Peak

Adams Peak is Sri Lankas fourth highest mountain at 2244m and is located 40km northeast of Ratnapura. Adams Peak or the Sri Pada is an important pilgrim site. Buddhist believe the impression on the summit is the footprint of lord Buddha himself....Continue reading

Alankuda Beach

Alankuda Beach is a stretch beach recently developed in the Kalpitiya peninsula off the north western coast of Sri Lanka. Alankuda Beach is a starting point for off shore Whale Watching and Dolphin watching at Kalpitiya. Alankuda Beach offers a range of water sports – sailing, wind surfing, kayaking, canoeing, kite surfing and snorkeling....Continue reading

Dalada Maligawa

In the Central Highlands, almost dead centre in the little island of Sri Lanka lays Kandy City. The crown jewel of the city is the famed Sri Dalada Maligawa, also known as the Temple of the Tooth....Continue reading

Dawatagaha Mosque

Dawatagaha Mosque in Lipton Circus, Colombo, has become a byword in every Muslim home and no Muslim passes the shrine of the saint without paying his respects....Continue reading

Gangaramaya Temple

The Most Visited temple in the city, the Gangaramaya Temple which organizes Sri Lanka's largest and the most colourful Vesak festival annually, has a history of 120 years. It was established in 1885 by Venerable Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Nayaka Thera at a time when Buddhist and cultural resurgence were much needed....Continue reading

Gardens Avissawella

The latest addition to the 5 botanical gardens in Sri Lanka, the Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanical Garden in Avissawella was opened to the public towards the latter part of the year 2014....Continue reading

Gardens Gampaha

The Gampaha Botanical Gardens spreads over 43 acres of beautiful landscape with the lake developed beside the garden. It is generally a well tended garden displaying a wide range of plants....Continue reading

Gardens Ganewatta

Medicinal Plant Garden at Ganewatte offers an ideal site for cultivating a large number of medicinal plants. The garden is 52 acres in extent. About half of the land is occupied by coconut cultivation and 22 acres are occupied by a collection of tropical plants that are used for medicinal purposes....Continue reading

Gardens Hakgala

There are five botanical Gardens in Sri Lanka – Royal Botanical Gardens, Hakgala Botanical Gardens, Henarathgoda Botanical Gardens, Mirijjawila Botanical Garden and Seetawaka Botanical Garden. The Hakgala gardens are the second largest in Sri Lanka....Continue reading

Gardens Mirijjawila

Dry Zone Botanic Garden is currently being established at Mirijjawila in the Hambantota District in an area of 300 acres. This is the first Sri Lankan botanical garden developed by local experts for the conservation of dwindling species of trees and shrubs, medicinal herbs, etc....Continue reading

Gardens Peradeniya

Royal Botanical Gardens Peradeniya – Botany is the scientific study of plants. There are over 315,000 plant species around the world. The number continues to increase as new species continue to be discovered. Botanical gardens aim to collect, cultivate and display as many plants as possible....Continue reading

Kalkuda Beach

Kalkuda beach is located 282km east of Colombo in the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. Passekudah beach is located just south of Kalkuda beach....Continue reading

Kelaniya Temple

Kelaniya Temple built on the banks of the Kelaniya River is one of the most sacred sites of Sri Lanka. It is believed Buddha together with 500 Arahats – Supremely enlightened beings – visited Kelaniya on the Wesek day of the Buddhist Era 2531 and expounding of the Dhamma, the Buddhist doctrine to the inhabitants of the island....Continue reading

Ketchimala Mosque

High on a rock in Beruwala, tall, white and towering, surrounded by coconut fronds, stands Ketchimalai mosque. The ancient historic site has been a place of reflection and prayer for centuries, calling unto it every year, scores of pilgrims from all over the island....Continue reading

Koneswaram Temple

Saivites throughout the continent venerate Konesvaram temple in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. It is built atop Swami Rock, a rocky cape overlooking Trincomalee, a classical period harbour port town. The primary deity is the Hindu God Lord Shiva in the form of Konesar....Continue reading

Lankaramaya Temple

Tale of the temple Lankaramaya in Sri Lanka is a legend. The year 103 BC was a memorable year for the King Walagamba of Anuraddhapura. As the rightful king he had been attacked by invaders of the kingdom, and during that year he hid out at a place called Silasobha Khandaka and planned their defeat....Continue reading


Lankatilaka is Buddhist temple of the 14th century in the Hiyarapitiya village, from the Udu Nuwara area of Kandy district in Sri Lanka. This historical temple was built by the Gampola king, King Buwanekabahu the fourth – 1341 – 1351AD – , in 1344 AD....Continue reading


Lovamahapaya is a building situated between Ruvanveliseya and Sri Mahabodiya in the ancient city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is also known as the Brazen Palace or Lohaprasadaya because the roof was covered with bronze tiles....Continue reading

Mahiyangana Viharaya

Yakkhas were living in Mahiyangana at the time. Buddha held a discussion on Dhamma with them. A Yakkha chieftain named Saman attained Sotapanna – liberation – after listening to Buddhas discourse and requested a token from Buddha that they could worship in his absence....Continue reading

Medirigiriya Watadageya

Medirigiriya Watadageya is one of the oldest ruins in South Asia, According to the historical records, Watadageya has build up before 1900 years. During the Polonnaruwa kingdom, it has build to protect the stupa from rain and sun. It is situated 40 km s away from Polonnaruwa....Continue reading

Naguleswaram Temple

Naguleswaram temple is a very ancient temple believed to be one of the five Iswarams of Shaivism. This temple was built where the Sadhu Nagulaswami used to worship a lingam representing the male attribute . The lingam is often placed on a base, the yoni, which symbolizes the female....Continue reading

Rankoth Viharaya

Polonnaruwa was the second kingdom of the ancient kings of Sri Lanka. Following the older tradition of the kings of the first kingdom, the Polonnaruwa kings too saw fit to leave their footprints in the form of stupas....Continue reading


Ruwanweliseya in Anuradhapura was built by King Dutugemunu in the 2nd century BCE. Since being restored the dome is clear and shines white in the sun. Its height is about 150 feet, with a diameter of 379 feet and is now being restored by the pious contributions of pilgrims, and the efforts of the Chief Priest....Continue reading

Samadhi Statue

Samadhi Statue is a statue situated at Mahamevnawa Park in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. The Buddha is depicted in the position of the Dhyana Mudra, the posture of meditation associated with his first Enlightenment, also called Nirvana....Continue reading

St. Lucias-St. Anthonys

St. Lucia's Cathedral and St. Anthony's Church are two of the catholic religious places in Sri Lanka most visited by devotees....Continue reading


Wolfendhal Dutch Reformed Church was introduced by the VOC with its first church ministrations held in Galle on 6th October, 1642. St. Benedict's Monastery is housed in the Adhisham Bungllow , a country house near Haputale, in the Badulla District....Continue reading

Sri Dalada Maligawa

The Sri Dalada Maligawa or The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a temple in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. It was built within the royal palace complex which houses the tooth relic of the Buddha, a tooth, which is venerated by Buddhists......Continue reading

Sri Dalada Maligawa

At the Sri Dalada Maligawa , Monks of the two chapters of Malwatte and Asgiriya conduct daily ritual worship in the inner chamber of the temple, in annual rotation. They conduct these services three times a day: at dawn, at noon and in the evening......Continue reading

Sri Dalada Maligawa

The tooth relic at the Sri Dalada Maligawa has played an important role in the local politics since ancient times and it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country, which caused the ancient kings to protect it with great effort......Continue reading

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. Sigiriya is one of the most valuable historical monuments of Sri Lanka. .....Continue reading

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya frescoes, painted on the rock face, are depicting nude females and are considered to be either the portraits of Kasyapa's wives and concubines or priestess performing religious rituals. .....Continue reading

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

The gardens of Sigiriya are among the oldest landscaped gardens in the world. Sigiriya has water gardens, cave and boulder gardens, and also terraced gardens. .....Continue reading

Anuradhapura Sacred City - Sri Maha Bodhi

Anuradhapura, is the first ancient capital of Sri Lanka which lasted for the longest period as the capital in the country.It is important to locals for religion,history,and the culture and world-famous for its well preserved ruins of the Great Sri Lankan Civilization......Continue reading

Anuradhapura Sacred City - Thuparamaya Dagoba

The Civilization which was built upon this city was one of the greatest civilizations of Asia and in the world. The city now a UNESCO heritage site, lies 205km north of the current capital Colombo in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka, on the banks of the historic Malwathu Oya......Continue reading

Anuradhapura Sacred City - Ruwanweliseya Da goba

Founded in the 4th century BC the City was the capital of the Anuradhapura Kingdom till the beginning of the 11th century AC. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia......Continue reading

Ancient City Polonnaruwa - Kiri Vehera

The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders to reunite the country once more under a local leader......Continue reading

Ancient City Polonnaruwa - Rankoth Vehera

While king Vijayabahu's victory and shifting of Kingdoms to the more strategic Polonnaruwa is considered significant, the real Polonnaruwa Hero of the history books is actually his grandson, Parakramabahu I, who advanced the city with agriculture and architecture......Continue reading

Ancient City Polonnaruwa - Vatadage

Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archeological relic sites in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the kingdom's first rulers......Continue reading


Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka,was built first in 1588 by the Portugese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. .....Continue reading


Galle is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka......Continue reading


Galle Fort been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for its unique exposition of an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries......Continue reading

Sinharaja Rain Forest

Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national park in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO......Continue reading

Sinharaja Rain Forest

The hilly virgin rainforest was saved from the worst of commercial logging, and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1989......Continue reading

Sinharaja Rain Forest

The Forest reserve is only 21km from east to west and a maximum of 7km from north to south but it is a treasure trove of endemic species including trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals......Continue reading

Central Highlands

Central Highlands comprises the Peak Wilderness Protected Area, the Horton Plains National Park and the Knuckles Conservation Forest......Continue reading

Central Highlands

Central Highlands was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2010 and it qualified because of its biodiversity......Continue reading

Central Highlands

Central Highlands of Sri Lanka encompasses the Adam's Peak......Continue reading

Kumana National Park

Kumana bird sanctuary is the habitat of many species of birds both local and migrant. Kumana is also home to some of the mammals found in the larger Yala national park on the west, such as elephants and leopards......Continue reading

Kumana National Park

The vegetation in Kumana consists mainly of mangrove trees, kumbuk trees and the karan fern, as well as the open marsh area. It is the habitat of birds such as pelicans, painted storks, cormorants, herons, egrets, spoonbills, white ibis, the rare black-necked stork and many mammals......Continue reading

Kumana National Park

One of the most significant features of the park is the 'Kumana Villu' - a 200 hectare natural swamp lake, fed by the 'Kumbukkan Oya' through a half mile long narrow channel. It is at this mangrove swamp that many water birds nest in May and June. The very rare black-necked stork has also been spotted at the swamp......Continue reading

Bundala National Park

Bundala National Park is located 251km southeast of Colombo, close to the City of Hambantota in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka......Continue reading

Bundala National Park

Bundala national park is a wetland sanctuary with thorny scrub jungle, brackish lagoons, salt pans and inter-tidal mudflats......Continue reading

Bundala National Park

Bundala National Park is famous for diverse aquatic bird life and a small population of elephants, leopards, deer, and sambur.......Continue reading

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park, the sixth largest animal sanctuary of Sri Lanka is located 180km from Colombo in south central sector of the island......Continue reading

Udawalawe National Park

Several species of mammals and many species of birds are found here in the Udawalawe National Park.....Continue reading

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park is a National park, next in popularity to Yala, where elephants could be seen even during mid day.....Continue reading

Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu National Park is located 25km north of Puttalam or 30km to the west of Anurdhapura......Continue reading

Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu reserve is situated 50km to the west of Anuradhapura on the northwest coast and it spans the border between North Central Province and North Western Province of Sri Lanka.....Continue reading

Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu National Park is the habitat of elephants, leopards, sloth bear, deer and sambur. It has several lakes that attract thousands of water birds......Continue reading

Gal Oya National Park

Gal Oya National Park is located 376km northeast from Colombo in Badulla District with part of it stretching into Ampara District......Continue reading

Gal Oya National Park

Gal Oya national park, 25,900 hectares in extent, is rich in flora and fauna and has many tourism attractions such as safari boat rides.....Continue reading

Gal Oya National Park

Gal Oya National Park is the habitat of many endemic species including birds and mammals such as wild boar, water buffalo, languor, leopard, deer, sloth bear and elephant......Continue reading

Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160m over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area......Continue reading

Dambulla Cave Temple

Major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Gautama Buddha and his life......Continue reading

Dambulla Cave Temple

Prehistoric Sri Lankans would have lived in these cave complexes before the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka as there are burial sites with human skeletons about 2700 years old in this area, near the Dambulla cave complexes.......Continue reading

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