ADVENTUROUS THINGS TO DO IN SRI LANKA

Top 6 Adventurous things to do in Sri Lanka

1. Trekking and Hiking
If you’re fond of mountains and if trekking excites you then Sri Lanka is your best answer. Sri Lanka is home to many gorgeous mountains. There are multiple tours for trekking and hiking that are organised quite frequently. You could take one of those or just go on your own with a group of friends or family. You’ll see a range of exotic wildlife species that will leave you spellbound. Some of the place that’ll quench your hiking thirst are Adams Park, Kunckles Mountain Range, Hortain Plains, Ella, Ohiya, Corbett’s Gap etc.

2. Scuba diving
For all you water babies, Sri Lanka is the place to be! It offers multiple water sports and activities to satisfy the water lover in you. Scuba diving happens to be one such water sport offered by Sri Lanka. Head to the Staghorn Coral Reef, Leather Coral Reef or even the Irrachchal Reef to experience the beautiful marine life that Sri Lanka has to offer. You could also take a professional scuba diving course to stretch your water experience longer.

3. Whale Watching
Sri Lanka is home to the world’s largest living marine mammal, that is, the Blue Whale. The ideal time to go whale watching is from December all through April. The sights of whales and even dolphins jumping and playing will be one like no other. You’ll return home very satisfied.

4. White Water Rafting
The pristine waters of Sri Lanka make for a great rafting experience. If you’re fond of the water and adventure, then water rafting is the thing for you. It lets you unleash experimental side to enjoy mother nature in its full glory. Based on how adventurous you are, you could either take the minor rapids or the major ones. Just ensure you don’t compromise on the quality of the rafting gear and equipment you rent. Kithugala, located under 100 kilometers from Colombo, in Sri Lanka, is one of the most famous places to experience white water rafting.

5. Windsurfing and Water Surfing
The Arugambay beach in Sri Lanka is located on the south east coast, in the district of Ampara. It is undoubtedly one of the best surfing spots in Sri Lanka. It also happens to be one of the top ten surfing spots in the world, so you know you’re in for a real ride! You can take the A4 through Colombo to reach the said area. Arugambay has lent itself to not only amateur surfers but also to professional surfers for surfing competitions. April through October is the best time to visit this place and make the most of it. Bentota, in the south west coast of Sri Lanka, lets you enjoy windsurfing. November until April is the ideal time to indulge yourself in windsurfing.

6. Bike tours in the Mountains
The topography of Sri Lanka is so diverse, making it ideal for a plethora of different adventure sports and activities. Mountain biking happens to be one of them. The rugged roads, tea plantations, uneven roads, national parks and wild jungles cater to all your adventure needs. Don’t forget to carry some food, water and cycle spare parts while biking, just in case of any emergencies.

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