We loved Sri Lanka. It was one of those countries that we felt sad leaving. There is a lot of things to do in Sri Lanka. While visiting this gorgeous island located off the southern coast of India, we met inspiring people, saw splendid sites as well as taken pleasure in outstanding adventures. You will too when you visit Sri Lanka.
The island nation of Sri Lanka is called the treasure of the Indian Ocean. With varied landscapes and also cultures spread across the different regions of Sri Lanka, there is something for everyone. This list is quite adventurous and also includes a few hike’s and all things’ action! The culture and food of Sri Lanka are incredibly unique as well as will captivate you throughout your adventures.
- Climb Sigiriya
Climb Sigiriya is Sri Lanka’s Seven World Heritage Sites, this rock-top fortress dates back to the 5th century AD. The atmosphere is more spiritual than militant: in its time it has served as an imperial palace and also Buddhist monastery.
The site is also regarded as among one of the most vital urban planning jobs of the initial millennium, as well as is residence to some of the earliest designed yards on the planet. Lookout as well for the mirror wall, a masonry wall that was so well-polished that the king could see his reflection in it.
- Get up-close with elephants
You’ll see elephants almost everywhere you enter in Sri Lanka: working on a tea plantation, running wild in national parks, as well as leading the Esala Peraha parade in Kandy in all their bejeweled and sequined glory.
Uda Walawe National park offers you your ideal opportunity of seeing elephants wandering free. Created to protect the landmark of the enormous Uda Walawe Tank, this park is home to around 400 pachyderms and has extensive stretches of meadow along with scrub jungle as well as riverine woodland. It is one of the best places to visit bird watching in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is a beginner surfer’s paradise. Hikkaduwa on Sri Lanka’s southwest coastline is the preferred place where we attempted surfing. The sandy break cushions your fall, as well as the waves, are not the gigantic intimidating pipes seen in Hawaii or Australia. Also, specialist surfers can enjoy themselves in Sri Lanka though.
- Whale Watching at Marissa Fishery Port
Be a part of the amazing whale viewing cruise ship from Galle to Mirissa fishery port. Dondra Point which is close to Mirissa is the bottom line to see heaven as well as sperm whales you can witness Blue Whale, Bryde’s Whale, Killer Whale, and Pilot Whale. Whale viewing is among the best things to do in Sri Lanka.
- Kandy to Ella Train Journey
Some journeys should never end and the journey from Kandy to Ella train is among them. The train takes you from Kandy to Ella is one of the most gorgeous journey, the picturesque charm and the green landscape will certainly take your breath away.
The train will take you through the tea plantations, waterfalls, mountains, clouds and also haze which will make you feel as if it is a scene picked up from a beautiful movie. You can also enjoy delicious food from the local hawkers who sell freshly cut mangoes and also pineapple pieces sprayed with cinnamon, crispy papadums.
- Spot Wildlife on Safari
If you’re a wildlife enthusiast, you’ll also enjoy leopard spotting on safari at Yala National Park. A more difficult to reach to but the less crowded alternative (without the numerous jeeps) that’s known for its leopards is Kumana National Park. It has elephants and a lot of birds also. Also, avid birders definitely shouldn’t overlook Bundala National Park.
- Rent and Drive a Tuk Tuk
Our experience of hiring & renting a tuk-tuk was hands down on the best things to do in Sri Lanka.
We chose to hire out our tuk shortly after arriving in Colombo and also used it for our entire 4-week journey around Sri Lanka.
It is what enabled us to see and do everything we wanted and to discover so many off-the-beaten-path adventures that we wouldn’t have found otherwise.
- Ride in A Hot Air Balloon (Dambulla)
We discovered that, during our stay in Sigiriya, several travelers choose to hire out a hot air balloon which takes them high above both Dambulla and also Sigiriya each evening.
It’s easily one of the most enchanting things to do in Sri Lanka and, when we next visit you will most definitely take in the time to book into a hot air balloon ride.
- Colombo – Enjoy Nightlife
Enjoyable live music, delightful food, bustling casinos, as well as flourishing nightclubs is what nightlife in Colombo is all about. And with gambling being a legal activity in this wonderful island country, trying a hand at a table game or rolling the live roulette are few of the favorite things to do in Colombo for the residents along with the travelers!
- Glen Falls – Take a Dip
Devon Falls, Laxapana Falls, Ramboda Falls, and Glen Falls are some of the most gorgeous falls in Sri Lanka that one can see while on their means to Nuwara Eliya from Kandy or other neighboring places. Taking a rejuvenating dip in these scenic falls or simply loosening up on their shores are several of the very best things to do in south Sri Lanka holiday package.
- Scuba Diving
There are heaps of spots to go diving in Asia, and the adventure activity is winding up more common in Sri Lanka as well. There are a few diving institutions and also plunge areas along the west drift, a location where marine life is endless. There are some wreck locations to unwind.
One of the most effective areas for diving is off the coast of Hikkaduwa, a preferred seaside town on the South East Coast. Right here you can learn to dive, get your PADI (Expert Organization of Diving Instructors) certification or go on sophisticated dives if you currently have plenty of experience.
- Kite Surfing
Kite Searching is the fastest growing water sport in the world. It is not windsurfing, it is not wave boarding, it is not surfing and it is not kite flying. It is the blend of these techniques with various other influences to create the wildest brand-new water sport for many years. It has now arrived in Sri Lanka, which has several excellent locations for safely practicing the sport.
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