15 Marvelous Places In Sri Lanka That’ll Cost You Less Than 50...

15 Marvelous Places In Sri Lanka That’ll Cost You Less Than 50 AED! – PART 2

Part 2 of 15 marvelous places in Sri Lanka that’ll cost you less than 50 AED is finally here! Excited to know which stunning tourist attractions and places made it to the list? Read on…. [Click here for Part 1 of 15 marvelous places in Sri Lanka that’ll cost you less than 50 AED]

9. Galle Lighthouse, Galle

How much: Free!

The picturesque Galle Lighthouse is Sri Lanka’s oldest light station. Built in 1848 by the British, the old structure did not escape the tragic toll of time and the present structure had to be rebuilt in 1939. Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa was the one behind the present light house’s simple yet striking design. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, visitors are not allowed to climb up the lighthouse, but you can still take in its surreal beauty from afar or walk up to it and picnic in its shadow.

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10. Bentota beach, Bentota

How much: Free!

Lined by luxury hotels and swaying palm and coconut trees, Bentota beach is for both - the reading-books-on-a-beach kind and the adrenaline-pursuing kind. Activities you can undertake at the beach include sunbathing, swimming, bodyboarding, snorkeling (on a non-windy day), surfing and windsurfing. To know the other exciting things to do in Bentota, click here!

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11. Kandy Lake, Kandy

How much: Free!

While in the stunning city of Kandy, if the fitness bug bites you, just wear your walking shoes and head over to the spectacular Kandy Lake. With a circumference of 3.21 kilometers, the Kandy Lake, which is situated in the heart of the city, has a charming walkway around it that lets you explore the beauty of Kandy at your own sweet pace. Located around the lake are the Temple Of The Sacred Tooth Relic, the Kandy Art Association, the unfinished historical cloud walls of Walakulu Bamma, the Royal Bath and several small eateries and juice bars.

12. Temple Of The Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy

How much: LKR 1500, approximately 31 AED

Locally known as the Sri Dalada Maligawa, the Temple Of The Scared Tooth Relic is a revered site of worship for Buddhists across the globe. This picturesque temple houses the sacred relic of the tooth of Gautama Buddha. And although the actual tooth relic is kept inside 6 dagobas (stupas) and is not shown to any visitors, you can still explore the temple premises as it has several interesting attractions within its compound. The Sri Dalada Museum, the New Shrine Room And Museum and the Tusker Raja Museum are some attractions that you can explore within the temple complex.

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13. Lake Gregory, Nuwara Eliya

How much: LKR 200, approximately 4 AED

Surrounded by lush green tea estates, the recreational area of Lake Gregory is a historical site located amidst the hills of Nuwara Eliya. A man-made lake created between 1872 and 1877 by British Governor Sir William Gregory, the banks of the lake recently received a face-lift and now visitors can undertake activities such as jet skiing, picnicking, windsurfing, swan shaped paddle boating, jogging, bicycling and horse riding at the lake. What a fun way to vacation in Sri Lanka!

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14. Pedro Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya

How much: LKR 250, approximately 5 AED

Pedro Tea Estate
It will be a crime to visit Nuwara Eliya, which is renowned for its tea plantations, and not visit a tea factory in the city! The Pedro Tea Factory is one of the oldest tea factories in Nuwara Eliya and you will find tea processing machinery dating back to the 1800s on display on the premises of the factory. A quick 20-30 minutes guided tour is organized by the factory and you will get to see the entire manufacturing process of tea- right from how tea is plucked to how final tea powder is categorized on the basis of its size (from mild green tea to super strong black tea dust powder).

15. Dambulla Cave Temple, Dambulla

How much: LKR 1500, approximately 31 AED

A sacred site, the Dambulla Cave temple is a cave monastery complex which is said to be the best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Also a site of pilgrimage, the Buddhist mural paintings as well as the Gautama Buddha statues along with the statues of ancient kings and gods are of particular importance and interest. Note that since it is a holy site, visitors, regardless of their gender, are expected to wear clothing that goes at least uptil their knees.

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Places that you must see in Sri Lanka, no matter what the entrance ticket cost:

1. Sigiriya Fort

How much: USD 30, approximately 110 AED

The Sigiriya Fort is possibly one of the most photographed attractions in Sri Lanka! It is an ancient fortress complex which used to be a monastery before it was turned into a palace by King Kasyapa in the 5th century BC.

2. Polonnaruwa Ancient City

How much: USD 25, approximately 92 AED

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Polonnaruwa Ancient City is a huge archaeological area where you will find well preserved places of worship and monuments as well as ruins of the palaces dating back to the 12th century.

3. Anuradhapura Sacred Area

How much: USD 30, approximately 110 AED

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city of Anuradhapura used to double up as the capital of Sri Lanka in the ancient days. Now, the antique remains of this mesmerizing city still manage to awe its visitors.

4. Yala National Park:

How much: Approximately 3500 LKR i.e. 73 AED. This price includes entrance fees to the park, service charges, jeep rental, jeep entrance fee and VAT.

Spread across approximately 979 square kilometers, the Yala National Park is home to several species of animals including leopards, elephants, crocodiles, sambars, spotted deer, sloths bears and peacocks, to name a few. You just have to explore this thrilling wild side of Sri Lanka while on your trip! Missed out on Part 1 of 15 marvelous places in Sri Lanka that’ll cost you less than 50 AED? Click here and start daydreaming about your pocket friendly trip to Sri Lanka!
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