Prices of Sri Lanka Popular Tourist Attractions – Tourist Site Entrance Fees
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).
You can call us anytime during your trip if you encounter any problems. Your driver can call us on your behalf so our team can step in and help immediately.
Entry fees for the attractions in Sri Lanka:
Anuradhapura — 3500 LKR
Mihintale — 500 LKR
Aukana — 400 LKR
Dambulla — Free of charge
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 + 12% 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
*Please note that above rates can change any time
Free of charge for children under 5 years old.