Top 8 Adventurous Things To Do In Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is an island that promises all kinds of adventures. This little nation of the magnificent vistas and awesome adventures has something for all the adventurers that go seeking their adrenalin fix to Sri Lanka. There’s everything from surfing to paragliding to whale watching to hiking to be done while in Sri Lanka. Tripstar Lanka is one of the top travel agents in Sri Lanka which provides unique service for the best rates.
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1. Whales Watching in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka may be the only country you can see the world’s biggest land mammal, the elephant, and its largest marine mammal, the blue whale, in a single day. The whale-watching – already increasing by 20 per cent each year – will expand at an even greater rate here in Sri Lanka. View more info on Blue Whales Watching in Sri Lanka
2. Surfing in Sri Lanka
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, Sri Lanka is a surfer’s paradise you must visit. The most popular spot for surfing in Sri Lanka is Arugambay beach on the south-east coast. Located at 314 km from Colombo, Arugambay is one of top 10 surf spots in the world. This spot is popular with beginner and intermediate surfers, with sandy breaks that cushion one’s fall and reasonably sized pipes. For expert surfers, the west coast offers beaches with bigger and more formidable pipes. You can get surfing lessons here at reasonable prices as well. More information visit www.arugam.info
3. Scuba Diving & Deep Sea Diving in Sri Lanka
You can obtain a 4-day scuba diving course from a Sri Lankan Professional Diving School by the beach. Beginner divers aren’t allowed to go too deep or range too far, but there are many wrecks around the coast that you can explore comfortably with a guide. Check out the lush Staghorn Coral Reef, Leather Coral Reef, Irrachchal Reef and watch out for the Northern Indian Ocean blue whales as you dive. Some diving sites in Sri Lanka are better than those found in the Maldives.
Deep Sea Diving
The Sri Lankan coast is famed for its many buried ships. Several of these wrecks have been discovered, but many are still lost. This provides great motivation for people to come here to go deep sea diving, in the hopes of locating the SS Norviken or the British Sergeant that are still missing.
Several wrecks are located fairly deep in the sea such as the SS Rangoon, H.M.S Hermes, The Earl Of Shaftsbury, H.M.S Conch, H.M.S Diomede and so on. The Great Basses & Little Basses Lighthouses off Kirinda and Yala have some Surat Silver Coin wrecks to explore as well.
4. Hiking & Trekking in Sri Lanka
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There are many opportunities awaiting in Sri Lanka for nature lovers. Horton Plains, Adams Peak, Lipton Seat, Knuckles mountain range and Corbett’s Gap are few of the most popular places. To explore the nature beauty of the country you must definitely go for this kind of tour.
5. White Water Rafting in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s waters offer you fabulous White Water Rafting experiences, such as the Kelani River in Kitul gala, which has 5 major and 4 minor rapids. White Water Rafting tours can be arranged by several tour companies in Sri Lanka.
Make sure you rent the best possible equipment. Combine White Water Rafting with Canyoning and adventurous confidence jumps for more fun.
Not only the Water Rafting activities such as mountain-biking, cultural sites and sites of fruit orchards and lowland tea plantations can be experienced at the Kitulgala.
6. Jeep Safari in Sri Lanka
Along jeep safari through the many National Parks of Sri Lanka is an adventure by itself.
The Udawalawe National Park is famous for wild Elephants ( approximately 400). Yala National Park, Wasgomuwa National Park, Kumana National Park, Willpattu National Parka, Minnariya and Kaudulla are the best for wildlife tours in Sri Lanka.
When you hire a Jeep Safari to make sure you get the guidance of your tour company, otherwise you will end up by paying a big amount to Safari People.
7. Mountain Biking in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is full of quiet back roads, highlands, misty tea plantations, dense jungles, national parks and so on, all of them strewn with lumpy and uneven roads. The country’s varied and diverse topography makes it ideal for the mountain bike adventurer. You can easily load your bike on a train to cross areas that you cannot bike your way through. A lot of the terrain is uphill, bumpy, rocky and definitely gravity-defying. It’s best to carry all the spare parts you need before you travel to Sri Lanka.
7. Kitesurfing & Windsurfing
Kitesurfing is all about getting on a surfboard and grabbing hold of a large kite for the added push. The lush and beautiful 1600km of Sri Lankan coastline is open for you to kitesurf, full of great wind conditions ideal for kitesurfing, such as Negombo, on the west coast. You can rent equipment from any water sports providers in Sri Lanka. The season is from the start of May to the end of September.
Most beginner windsurfer enthusiasts head to Bentota on the south-west coast to experience windsurfing. The tranquil waters here are best for beginners to train on, before heading to the ocean. North of Trincomalee on the west coast is where the Yala monsoon brings strong winds and rough seas. It’s best to hit the waters before the monsoon hits; the best times for windsurfing are between November and April for the west coast and from May to October for the west coast.
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