If spotting dolphins and coral reefs seem to clichéd, try spotting the gigantic blue whales when in Sri Lanka. With excursions happening around the coasts of Dondra Point and Trincomalee, just sit back in your tour and enjoy the dolphins and whales soaring past you in their respective territories. With best sightings during summer, this is one of the most unique and best things to do in Sri Lanka.
Location: Trincomalee and Dondra Point
For: Family, kids, honeymoon couples and groups of friends
Difficulty level: Easy
Approximate Cost: Starting at Rs. 4,500 per adult
Why you should do it: You can’t always spot the mighty blue-whale swimming by you. It is one of the most amazing experiences in Sri Lanka and is highly recommended for all tourists. It is the only time what you see in movies actually comes true to life.
Tips: Talk to a number of tour operators before finalizing in on one. Summer is the best time for whale spotting so make your itineraries accordingly. The event is completely safe so do not get paranoid about the safety. Carry sunglasses, cameras, sunscreens, hats and wear comfortable clothing.