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3 Beach Towns To Visit In Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka, the island formerly known as Ceylon, situated just 20 miles off India, is home to 20 million people and six World Heritage sites. Being the hot spot for ideal vacations, Sri Lanka offers you a plethora of experiences and activities that you can indulge in. Starting from scuba diving or visiting an elephant orphanage to traversing magnificent historical shrines and temples or exploring dense jungles, the island has it all!. And if beaches entice you, you’re going to absolutely love the beach towns. Sri Lanka tour packages are usually of 6-7 days and aren’t very expensive. And in these 6-7 days, it is absolutely crucial to cover as many beach towns as you can. Here are the 3 beach must-visit beach towns in Sri Lanka.

1 Bentota

Bentota is quite a popular tourist town and is home to some beautiful properties beside the beach. It is located between Galle and Colombo. Bentota is a train ride away from central Colombo. The best time to visit the beaches is as close to sunrise as possible. You visit before everyone else and glare at the changing colours of the sky.

2 Galle and Galle Fort

Built by the Portugesse in 1588, the Galle Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site. A fan of colonial feel would love to explore this fort. It is advised to take a guide for an afternoon to take you around the fort, explain its history and give you some fun facts about the fort. For example, 15 years ago, the properties within the fort were around $5000 and some of them are valued at $1 millon now! The Galle Fort is surrounded by some exquisite white sand beaches. They are quite small, but a very good option for families and tourists who want to enjoy an afternoon swim.

Galle Fort Beach
Galle Fort is built by the Portuguese in 1588, the Galle Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

3 Dalawella Beach 

The Dalawella beach is known to have one of Sri Lanka’s most epic palm tree beach swings. You come across Dalawella beach on your way to Matara from Galle. The famous swing is actually located at Dream Cabanas. If you stay at Dream Cabanas, then you will be able to swing for free until your heart’s content. This is a must-do activity.

Someone swinging on Palm tree at Dalwella Beach.
The Dalawella beach is known to have one of Sri Lanka’s most epic palm tree beach swings.

In a nutshell, a trip to Sri Lanka is aesthetically pleasing and a very fulfilling one. Also, your Instagram feed will be on fire! Sri Lanka tour package from India can be seen on the On His Own Trip website. Come be a part of our trip to the Gorgeous Sri Lanka!

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