Colombo is a popular stop for those looking to take in the culture without breaking the bank, but Sri Lanka has much more to offer than just that one city. The history and natural beauty are major draws. Sri Lanka is home to one of the largest concentrations of pygmy blue whales on earth. You can go on a unique safari that offers diving with blue whales, giving you a chance to get very close to them. Surfers will be happy, too. Arugam Bay’s Main Point is known for its sweeping (400m – 600m) right hand point break.