Plan the Perfect Family Trip in Sri Lanka

an aerial view of a beach with blue waves crashing on the shore

Awarded as the best country to visit in the world by Lonely Planet in 2019, Sri Lanka is an exotic location perfect for vacations for families. Beautified by unmatched beaches, exotic wilderness and of course the emerald tea plantations, it is home to a number of fascinating landmarks that make family holidays to Sri Lanka worthwhile. From adults to children, Sri Lanka has something striking for all!

Famous Family Trip Places in Sri Lanka


Galle is one of the most popular destinations in Sri Lanka. It is celebrated for its Portuguese architectural buildings, beaches, ancient forts and museums. Galle Dutch Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most popular tourist attractions. What was originally constructed by the Portuguese, was later renovated by the Dutch. There are a number of things to do around the fort, which make it a must-visit for families. To enlighten your knowledge of history, visit the National Maritime Museum. It is known to preserve a range of artefacts in the form of coins, bronzes and cannons that depict a bygone era. For a more leisurely stroll and to embrace the calming panoramas of Sri Lanka, visit the Galle Lighthouse. The lighthouse treats you to marvellous vistas and enamouring backdrops.

an evening view of a lighthouse located on the shore of a beach
a sea turtle swimming in the sea

To keep the excitement quotient high, take your family to the iconic Sea Turtle Hatchery to witness the life cycle of sea turtles or the many beaches that let you embark on water sports activities or blissful saunters.

When travelling with family, you should always keep their comfort in mind. To experience luxury during your stay, book the perfect sojourn at Owl and the Pussycat Hotel in Galle on your family trip to Sri Lanka.


Apart from Galle, do not miss out on visiting the majestic capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, with your family. Take the road to the National Museum of Colombo to learn about the many hidden historic facts about the capital. It protects a number of traditional crafts, tools and artefacts that explore the depths of the land, both culturally and historically. Apart from the museum, several other landmarks that demand a visit with your family are Viharamahadevi Park and the famous Colombo Fort.

view of a beach with sun setting in the horizon
a panoramic view of Pidurangala Rock covered in lush greenery from all sides


An adrenaline-pumping location that guarantees a fun-filled time with families. It is an ancient city that features a number of tourist spots that you can visit. Some of the most popular attractions include Sigiriya Rock, Pidurangala Rock and Sigiriya Museum. If you wish to get closer to wildlife, book a day tour at Minneriya National Park and Kaudulla National Park. If you are planning to visit Sigiriya during the months between November and April, make sure to hop on a hot air balloon with your family. It is one of the best activities that you can do with your dear ones. Fly across the sky as you gaze upon the city below you!


Surrounded by majestic mountains, Kandy is a large city known for being a pilgrimage destination. It is the proud parent of the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Temple of the Tooth Relic, which is the sacred tooth of Lord Buddha. Many backpackers make a stop at Kandy to absorb its sacred air and witness its awe-inspiring vistas. Apart from the iconic Tooth Relic, one must also plan a visit to the breathtaking Botanical Gardens, Kandy Lake and Udawattakele Forest Reserve. These are some of the places that any nature lover would love to experience. Make sure to keep your cameras ready at all times!

a white statue of Buddha on top of a building