entry fees attractions in Sri Lanka

What are the entry fees for attractions in Sri Lanka?

It’s important to establish a budget in advance for the places you are planning to visit in Sri Lanka. For this, you’ll need to know the entry fees for the various attractions around the island.

It’s important to establish a budget in advance for the places you are planning to visit in Sri Lanka. For this, you’ll need to know the entry fees for the various attractions around the island.

Compared to many European countries, Sri Lanka’s cost of living is low. Regardless, there are special tariffs and “tourist prices” in and around the popular attractions. These fees are clearly displaced at the entrances and exits to sights.

To estimate an average for expenditures on a visit to Sri Lanka, continue reading for an overview of entry fees to main attractions in the country.

Things to know:

Payments should be made in Sri Lankan Rupees (LKR)

Children aged between 6 and 12years get a 50% discount

Entrance for children under6 years is free

Credit or debit cards are not accepted and sometimes it’s hard to find ATM machines nearby

Some places may charge an additional fee for photographing or filming

Keep an adequate amount of cash on you so you can avoid any unpleasant surprises when it comes to paying entrance fees. Keep an estimate in mind. For example, the fee total for Cultural Triangle including Anuradhapura, Dambulla, Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa for an adult is about 12,700 LKR or 85 EUR (1 EUR = 150 LKR).

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Entry fees for the attractions in Sri Lanka:

Anuradhapura — 3500 LKR

Mihintale — 500 LKR

Aukana — 400 LKR

Dambulla — 1500 LKR

Sigiriya — 4200 LKR

Ritigala — 1000 LKR

Polonnaruwa — 3500 LKR

Kandy, the Temple of the Tooth (Dalada Maligawa) — 1500 LKR

Cultural dance show in Kandy — 1000 LKR

Peradeniya Botanical Gardens — 2000 LKR

Hakgala Botanical Garden — 1100 LKR

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage — 2500 LKR

Bambarakanda Falls — 150 LKR

Duhinda Falls — 200 LKR

Bogoda Wooden Bridge — 300 LKR

Adisham Monastry — 150 LKR

Horton Plains National Park — approx. 2100 LKR + service tax + 15% VAT

Sinharaja Forest — 644 LKR

Entrance fee to Yala/Udawalawe/Minneriya/Kaudulla for half day jeep safari — approx. 2100 LKR + service tax + 12% VAT

Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home — 500 LKR

Lunuganga Garden — 1000 LKR

Brief Garden — 1000 LKR

Sea Turtle Conservation Project — 500 LKR

Gangaramaya Temple — 200 LKR

National Museum in Colombo — 600 LKR

Mulkirigala Rock Temple — 500 LKR

Pigeon Island National Park — 1400 LKR + 125 LKR for the boat + service tax + 12% VAT

Ceylon tea museum Kandy — 750LKR for adult and 450LKR for child

Pidurangala — 500 LKR

Ritigala Forest — 308 LKR

*Please note that above rates can change any time

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