Top 5 Adventure Sports in Sri Lanka

Top 5 Adventure Sports in Sri Lanka

February 9, 2015
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Top 5 Adventure Sports in Sri Lanka

What do we know about Sri Lanka other than the inviting land with rich culture, amazing landscape, visually appealing beauty, vast palms with high waterfalls? The best thing about Sri Lanka is other than tourism it offers a perfect adventure holiday that you must not give a miss. Get your Sri Lanka visa and explore every corner of this beautiful island in the true spirit of adventure. Join in the adventure holidays and experience the never publicised activities in Sri Lanka. Here is what you must try when you get your Sri Lanka tour packages.

1. Diving and Snorkelling

What if a bunch of fishes rise in front of you underwater? With the sense of awe, explore the thrilling discovery of hunting the fishes passing by you. Often referred as the ‘pearl in the Indian Ocean', Sri Lanka offers world-class scuba diving and snorkelling tours. It is a paradise of turquoise coloured water, abundant fishes and coral life that makes it the ultimate underwater experience. If you are looking for a perfect place for diving adventure, here are some diving sites you must visit in Sri Lanka - Kirinda, Kalpitiya, Weligama, Hikkaduwa and Trincomalee, commonly known as Trinco.

2. Cycling and Mountain Biking

To make sure your cycling is an experience in itself, go on a peddling tour to some of the interesting trails in the lowlands of Sri Lanka that will take you through a beautiful landscape of tea, rubber and spice plantations or even the ancient capital of Polonnaruwa. Also, if you are seeking more of a challenge, prefer cycling on the hill country locations that cover mountains, valleys, wilderness, archaeological cities and pristine rural cities. This will be a unique experience which you cannot match with any destination.

3. White Water Rafting

For a next level adventure, why not go on a white water rafting in the picturesque Kelani River. One of the main rivers of Sri Lanka, it is one of the best adventure venues to try out water rafting. With no exceptions, everyone can enjoy a ride of lifetime with life jackets and other safety gears. During the river run, you will experience a thrilling shoots of water as you bump through a rocky gorge. Enjoy to the fullest and shout your way loud as the river and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted.

4. Trekking and Hiking

If you are keen on hiking, then there are plenty of opportunities for you waiting in Sri Lanka. Located in the hilly countries, Sri Lanka provides a superb base from which you can try out a variety of hiking and trekking tours through jungle, paddy fields and mountains. Trekking in Sri Lanka gives you the most prominent way to explore secrets of this islands beauty. With proud history of over 2,500 years, the breathtaking diversity of scenery will capture your heart and soul like never before. It is rightly said, ‘If you are trekking in Sri Lanka, every step there is something new to discover.’

5. Rock Climbing

Known to be challenging both mentally and physically, rock climbing is one such sport you must try in Sri Lanka. To take part in the new discoveries, Sri Lanka offers many opportunities from new climbing routes to complicated ones for the mountaineers. The Ella Adventure Park, Habarana, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Horton Plains and Buttala are some of the places that provide rock climbers a unique sense of excitement. Rock Climbing is not only limited to professional climbers, but also has a great opportunity for an amateur climber. Team up together as you go on a discovery mission to explore the magnificence of nature.