Sri Lanka may be a land of idyllic wonder and enchantment, but don’t forget it’s also a destination for some exhilarating adventures! Here are some of the things intrepid travellers can look forward to.
Nothing gets the blood pumping on an adventure in Sri Lanka than white water rafting in Kitulgala or zip-lining in Ella. You can also enjoy trekking and camping amidst the Knuckles Mountain Range, exploring the Sinharaja Forest Reserve and climbing 5,000 to 6,000 steps to catch the sunrise at the summit of Adam’s Peak!
The exotic wildlife in Sri Lanka can be encountered at national parks; options include leopard safaris at Yala and Wilpattu, elephant safaris at Minneriya and Udawalawe and birdwatching at Kumana and Bundala. There’s whale and dolphin watching in Trincomalee and Mirissa too! Check out sites like Truly Sri Lanka for more insights on such experiences.
Fun Water Sports
Coastal areas like Bentota offer plenty of water sports be it jet-skiing, banana boat rides or wakeboarding. For snorkelling, Hikkaduwa and Pigeon Island, home to marine national parks are ideal while surfers will have a blast at Arugam Bay and Hiriketiya Beach. Additionally, the Barracuda Reef in Mount Lavinia and the shipwrecks in Pasikuda are perfect for diving excursions.
You can also have an Indiana Jones-like adventure exploring age-old cultural sites; walk amongst ancient temples at Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, climb to the summit of the stunning Sigiriya rock fortress and be awed by the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in the mountain kingdom of Kandy.