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Places to Visit in Belihuloya

When you travel to Belihuloya, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Belihuloya, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Belihuloya to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Belihuloya things to do can include exploring Belihuloya attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Attractions in belihuloya


Controlled and maintained by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, the Lighthouse is 12 m high and is built on top of a concrete solid base. The Lighthouse was constructed in 1952 and from this Lighthouse you can enjoy outstanding views of the Indian Ocean.


This tower is an eminent landmark and is four storied. It is the entry to the famous Pettah Market of Colombo. It was built by Bhikhajee and Munchershaw Framjee Khan of Bombay in memory of their father Framjee Bhikhajee Khan.


The grand Royal Palace of Kandy is the last majestic palace that was built in this island country. It once consisted of the Magul Maduwa (royal conference hall) and the Temple of the Tooth that holds the artefact of the tooth of Lord Buddha.


There are many themed rooms featuring different puppets. Each room features a traditional Sri Lankan folklore. There are puppet shows that take place and would prove to be really entertaining for the kids.


As the name of the museum indicates, there are a host of German toys that are present in this museum. From model cars to doll houses and trains, tin soldiers to school rooms, this museum will not disappoint any kid or even any adult.


His monastery is located 3km to the west of Haputale. The visitors are permitted to see the living room and library of the famous English tea planter, Sir Thomas Lester Villiers. Adisham is one of the only 18 monasteries in the world that belong to the Sylvestrine Congregation.


The colourful Hindu Amman Temple at Sita Eliya is believed to mark the spot where Sita was held captive by the demon king Ravana. On the rock face across the stream, there are circular marks that are said to be the footprints of Ravana’s elephant.


St. Mary’s Church is one of the oldest structures in the Archdiocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The building is a century old and is one of the iconic buildings in Colombo.


This museum is a significant tourist attraction in Colombo and was established by Sir William Henry in the year 1877. It is the largest museum in the country and displays some great artefacts of literature. It will make you aware of the history of this port city.


All the history of Dutch colonial rule in Sri Lanka is present in this museum. The tourists would come across a host of artefacts like ceramics, arms, furniture and coins. It would tell the tale of the Dutch colonial rule.


It is located in Pettah and is also one of the most iconic places in Colombo. It houses the old municipal boards of Colombo. It was recognised as the office and chambers of the Colombo Municipal Council.


This spectacular falls is located 14 km towards Haputale, which is near Kalupahana. This is the highest falls in Sri Lanka and March and April are the best months for viewing the falls.


Sri Lanka’s third highest waterfall is located five km to the east of Koslanda. Although the stream leading to the waterfall is narrow, the force the water falls at is something to be astonished about.


After 6 am, the whole view of the place changes as you will be able to see tea-plantation villages and toy-towns. The spectacular view from the World’s End is the one thing you cannot miss out on.


The Pattipola train station is the highest train station in Sri Lanka. This is one of the famous landmarks in and around Belihuloya.


Sri Lanka’s second and third highest mountains, Kirigalpotta and Totapola cast their shadows on this national park. The plateau, 2000 m high, is embellished by grasslands interlinked with thick forest.


This national park is one of Sri Lanka’s recent and smallest national parks. There is a dense patch of montane forests and is known for its extensive birdlife that includes 10 Sri Lankan endemics.

Activities in belihuloya

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Fat-tyre fans will find lot of steep dirt trails converging into the hills from the periphery of town. A relatively demanding, but undeniably spectacular bike riding might be the best experience of your lifetime. A 10km day trip through the lush blanket of tea plantations to the Labookellie Tea Factory is another thing you cannot miss out on.

Food in belihuloya


Restaurants and hotels like Risara Bakers, St. Andrew’s Hotel and Grand are the epitomes of providing the tourists with the most lip-smacking dishes available in the country. Lots of other activities are also carried out in the restaurants like pool playing and other such activities.


Some of the dishes that are available in the restaurants and hotels are samosas, dosas, idlis, Asian cuisines, continental cuisines, continental cuisines and many other delicious dishes. The Sri Lankan dishes are also available in these restaurants.

Night Life in belihuloya


Nightlife is not at all much in this outskirt of the city but the Lakeview Pub is going to offer with dark timber, moody, darts, billiards and a lake view terrace. All these activities make it a popular spot for tourists. One can, obviously, take a long drive.

Shopping in belihuloya


The New Bazaar Street will provide you with a host of opportunities to buy garments from. Buy clothes for winter or summer or even for trekking purposes. Professional trekkers would not be disappointed as the gears available in this market are all for professional trekkers. Ladies can go for shopping on their own and buy clothes according to their choice and taste. There are kids garments too that their might be interested in. Local markets selling vegetable and fruits are also available on all days.

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