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Photography Tours in Sri Lanka

Photography Tours in Sri Lanka

Ceylon Travel Dream photography tour includes for a limited person. A professional photographer will accompany the tour, as well as licensed local guides. Because small groups are less disruptive to local cultures and environment, they allow for more interaction with locals, greater flexibility, and better one-on-one assistance. Solo travelers receive a single room at no extra charge. Note that non-photographic friends and partners are welcome. They will be fully catered for.

Best Photography Location in Sri Lanka

Negombo Beach

The beach-side town of Negombo, just north of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo is home to the six-metre-long Angurukaramulla Temple Buddha. The Dutch made Negombo an international hub for cinnamon, and you'll see remnants of European influence all over the city. Now Negombo is famous for its fish - as well as its fishermen. Photographers can't miss the Negombo Lagoon scenery. It connects to the sea through a narrow channel and is lined with fishermen's houses and grassland, dotted with coconut plantations and rice paddies. You can snap cormorants, herons, and egrets. Or you could time your visit to see fishermen returning from a hard day's work. It's a stunning shot of their oruvas (outrigger-canoes) sweeping into shore.

Wilpattu National Park

Yala is the most visited park by tourists. We recommend Wilpattu, which is located on the west coast. Wilpattu, Sri Lanka's largest national park is a great spot for landscape photography. You can spot wildlife such as sloth bears and spotted deer, elephants, monitor lizards and dugong... in this area. It is also one of the most important protected areas of the country. Pay attention to the last one. The landscape is mostly lowland forest with a lot of villus (natural rainfall lakes). The park's western portion is more dense and covered with copper-red loamy dirt. Visit the park between February and October for the best experience. Check out the opening hours to find out when they are open.

Adam’s Peak

The 2,243m tall conical mountain is located in central Sri Lanka and offers stunning sunrise views for landscape photographers. Many make the pilgrimage to the top because it contains the Sri Pada, a sacred footprint, which is located near the summit. It appears that the Sri Pada was once a sacred site for Buddha, Lord Shiva and Adam in different religions. It is a great place to take photos in Sri Lanka, as Adam's Peak is a biodiversity hotspot and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a trip to Haputale and the Lipton's seat, which is 2,000 metres high, for a spectacular view that rivals Adam's Peak. The summit affords a spectacular view of the southern Sri Lankan coastline. There is also a small cafe that allows you to see the world as Sir Thomas Lipton did over a century ago.

Kandy City

The second-largest city in Sri Lanka, Kandy, was an independent Buddhist kingdom that existed until the 19th century. There are many ancient Buddhist sites still to be found, including the sacred Temple of the Tooth (Sri DaladaMaligawa), which was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in 1988. Kandy's centre is centered around a lake (200 year-old artificial reservoir), and is surrounded by hills full of tropical plantations, particularly tea. The vibrant city is full of colonial-era architecture and Kandyan architecture. Slow shutter speed is the best way to capture the locals' fast pace of life. Kandy's Botanical Gardens can help you regain a sense calm.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

King Kassapa One transformed this hilltop rock into a peaceful spot with hundreds of intricate frescos, beautiful water gardens, and carved a Lion's mouth around its entrance. The 360-degree view of the jungle from Sigiriya is very popular, but landscape photographers agree that the best vantage point for photo tours is from Pidurangala, the neighboring rock summit. This angle of Sigiriya will amaze you and take you away from the tourist trails.

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