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Updated by Pushpitha Wijesinghe on Jun 02, 2015
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10 Romantic Hot Spots to explore in Sri Lanka – The Land of the Lovers

The breathtaking island of Sri Lanka maybe small but it is covered with tranquilizing locations that gives romance a whole new meaning. To propose or spend an evening here, below are 10 of the best places.


Sigiriya Rock

Enchanting and magnificent, the mighty Sigiriya rock is one of the most romantic locations in the country. With 1024 steps to climb on, getting to the top of the rock feels like conquering the world; that too with your lover by your side has an exhilarating feel to it.


Peredeniya Botanical Gardens

Every day hundreds of couples in love occupy the many benches in the secluded areas around the enchanting Peredeniya Gardens. With large shady trees and an array of blooming flowers, the gardens stirs up the mood for romance any time of the year.


Gem Factory

There is something romantic about sparkling gems for it is connected with the feeling of tying the knot. Pay a visit to Kandy's gem factory and experience romance in the air.


Bera Lake

Located in the heart of Colombo city, the Bera lake has for years been considered one of the most romantic spots in the capital. Complete with a tranquil bridge and a location of spiritual significance, there is an aura of serenity that surrounds this location.



Nuwereliya is a city rather than a spot but every inch of this exotic town has some place or another ideal to pop the question. Adorned with sparkling lakes and enchanting gardens, Nuwereliya as a whole is one of the most romantic cities in the country.


The Galle Fort

The feeling of walking back time with the love of your life reflects emotionally the feeling of walking forward with this very same person. At the Galle Fort which is surrounded by many buildings that are centuries old, this feeling is only amplified.


Kalutara Beach

The rolling beaches in Sri Lanka are breathtaking and the golden sanded beaches of Kalutara are no different. In fact the secluded appearance of this particular beach kicks romance up a notch.


The Pigeon Island

Located all the way in Trincomalee, the Pigeon Island is a secluded little island that boasts a stunning collection of corals and pristine white sands. From the boat ride taking you to the island to the excursions that can be experienced here; the entire ordeal is romantic.


Hot Air Balloon atop Dambulla

If you are staying in one of the Heritance hotels you can organize an excursion up a hot air balloon where you can experience romance from a whole new level, literally! Being one of the finest Sri Lanka hotels, the excursion organized by them is just as perfect as everything else their hotels have to offer.


Boat Riding in Bentota Lake

Amidst nature in its finest form, a boat ride along the lake in Bentota is a popular activity among honeymooners. Pack a picnic and stop at interesting sights along the way and enjoy romance in an undiluted form.