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5 Unique Ideas for a Proposal in Sri Lanka

Do you hear the chime of wedding bells in the near future? Is it time to pop the BIG question to your significant other? Before you drop down on one knee, here are 5 unique ideas to take into consideration for your proposal in Sri Lanka that’ll make it hard to say no!

Up, up and away!



Floating amongst the clouds with a fortress in the background is as romantic as it sounds, making it the perfect setting to pop the BIG question. Hot air balloon rides in Sri Lanka, especially in Sigiriya, offer the best views of endless green landscapes and acres of lush fields and forests. The best season for hot air ballooning in the island is from November to May, when the winds are light, and the skies are clear and blue, while the months of March and April are the most ideal.

Sail away



While whale-watching in Mirissa is a must-do experience on its own in Sri Lanka, combine the awe of spotting the world’s largest animal by getting down on one knee. A luxury catamaran cruise coupled with a champagne breakfast creates the perfect setting for your proposal. Gentle seas are the ideal condition for a calm proposal – we wouldn’t want either of you falling due to rough seas, the best season for whale watching in the south is between November to April.

Glide along gentle waters



If you get sea-sick, why not opt for a gentle boat ride instead? The island has several gentle lakes and rivers where you can enjoy a scenic boat ride. Whether you’re in the hills, the city or along the coast, there are numerous options to choose from which provide the ideal setting for a proposal. Some of the most famous boat rides are:

  • Lake Gregory in Nuwara Eliya
  • Madu River in Bentota
  • Diyawanna in Colombo

A Heli-Experience



Are you the type to go ALL OUT for the one you love? A helicopter ride around the city or other scenic locations in the country will add just the right amount of glam to your special day. Top destinations to take a helicopter ride to:

  • Sigiriya
  • Trincomalee
  • Dambulla
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • Tangalle

Get Wild



A perfect experience for couples whose love for wildlife and adventure are almost as deep as their love for each other. From glamping in surreal venues to camping in the great outdoors, a proposal under a blanket of stars is sure to get a resounding YES from your partner.

  • Glamping – Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Yala
  • Camping – Pitch a tent in Horton Plains National Park.

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