The Best Photography in Sri Lanka

Looking for the best photography in Sri Lanka? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Sri Lanka. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top photography spots in and near Sri Lanka

  • Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Ride the Podi Menike Train from Colombo to Badulla

    4.5
    180 mi / 6226 ft gain
    The Podi Menike train leaves daily from either Fort Train Station in Colombo or from Badulla, and takes approximately 10 hours to complete its journey. From Colombo and the coastal jungle, after the first couple of hours the train begins its slow climb into the mountains eventually reaching its h...
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  • Nallathanniya, Sri Lanka

    Summit Adam's Peak

    5.0
    7.8 mi / 3320.2 ft gain
    At 2243m, Adam’s Peak is a unique mountain in that it is considered a sacred pilgrimage site for Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus alike. The official pilgrimage season runs from approximately December to May and during this time the trail leading up Adam’s Peak is lit with sparkling ligh...
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  • Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Hike to World's End in Horton Plains NP

    6 mi / 500 ft gain
    World's End in Horton Plains National Park is perhaps *the* tourist destination in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, featuring a 4,000' drop and breathtaking views of tea plantations and the Indian Ocean some 50 miles way.The park itself sits on the southern plateau of the central highlands wit...
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  • Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

    Hike Sigiriya's Lion Rock

    1.5 mi / 660 ft gain
    Sigiriya or Lion Rock is an ancient rock citadel located in Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle.  The enormous rock towers above the surrounding jungle, offering expansive views from the top and cutting an impressive figure into the countryside.  To get here, it's about a 3.5 hour drive from the airpor...
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  • Ambagollapathana, Sri Lanka

    Hike Little Adam's Peak

    1 mi / 500 ft gain
    The village of Ella is a perfect little backpackers stop on southwestern edge of the central Sri Lankan hill country on the main train line between Badulla and the capitol, Colombo. No trip to Ella is complete without a quick hike to the top of Little Adam's Peak, or "Little Sri Pada" to locals. ...
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  • Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

    Hike to Adam's Peak/Sripada

    5.0
    5 mi / 7358.9 ft gain
    Backstory: I'm Sri-Lankan by ethnicity, but was born and raised stateside/Singapore. I've always wanted to do this hike, and finally got the chance to with my family this past December. Getting There: To get to Sri Pada, you need to get to Hatton then to Dalhousie. I'd recommend taking a train to...
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