The island country of Sri Lanka is known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean. With diverse landscapes and cultures spread across the different regions of Sri Lanka, there really is somethng for everyone. This list is quite adventurous and involves a few hikes and all things action! The culture and food of Sri Lanka are incredibly unique and will captivate you throughout your adventures.
The most popular surfing beaches of the island are Hikkaduwa of South Western coastal belt and Arugambay (International surfing competition venue) of Eastern coastal belt of Sri Lanka. Since the early 60’s Sri Lanka attracts surfers from all over the world.
Sun Shine Water Sport Centre is one of the most popular and well equipped Water Sports Centres in Bentota, as they provide everything from windsurfing, to water-skiing, body boarding, banana rides, jet-sking, deep sea and river fishing, snorkeling, diving and even river cruises.
Kumana National Park is renowned for its avifauna, particularly its large flocks of migratory waterfowl and wading birds. The park is 391KM southeast of Colombo on Sri Lanka's southeastern coast. There are approximately 20 lagoons and tanks to support the Park’s extensive bird-life.
Cycling in Sri Lanka is an excellent way to enjoy the lovely sceneries of Sri Lanka. The network of main roads and innumerable country roads, gravel paths, foot paths, cart tracks, dirt tracks and estate tracks make the all corners of the small island accessible to the cycling enthusiasts holidaying.
Up, up and away in a beautiful hot air balloon, where you can soar between 500-2000 feet above pristine green forests, ancient irrigation systems, rock temples and statues and ancient ruins, to name a few of the magnificent sights you’ll see on your journey through the clouds.
In addition to the elephants, sambar deer, Sri Lankan axis deer, chevrotain, wild boar, Asian spoonbill, grey-headed fish eagle, painted stork and openbill stork are common visuals at the park. Aside from these, one could rarely capture the glimpse of leopard and sloth bear in the forest.
Inside the jungles of Kitulgala there are plenty of camping opportunities which can be coupled with White Water Rafting, Bird Watching, Jungle Walks, River bathing and many adventure activities. If you are looking at an adventure and leisure base close to Colombo, Kithulgala is the place.
Take a real village walk through the rustic rural community of Sigiriya and Habarana accompanied by an expert guide. It’s not merely a walk only but an authentic encounter with the local village folk; experiencing their lifestyles, their culture and their hospitality.
Balpitiya is a little town in the district and would be quite unimportant; except for the location of a river. The Madu River is very rich in biodivesity. It passes through the wet zone of Sri Lanka opening up into the large Madu Lagoon on its way to the Indian Ocean.