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For adventure lovers and thrill-seekers who are heading to Sri Lanka, this is my ultimate list of activities to try and places to visit on your Sri Lanka trip!
Hike Sigiriya (Lion’s Rock)
Sigiriya is a UNESCO heritage ancient rock fortress that you can visit in Dambulla, Matale, a district in Central Sri Lanka. One of the coolest things to do at the huge rock formation is to climb up its 1200 steps and take a breathtaking view of the dense jungle beneath. When you are done at Sigiriya, you can camp closeby and go over to Pidurangala Rock, which is next door, for another great climb. you can easily hike Sigiriya from Colombo it only takes about 2.5 hours to travel from Colombo to Matale by bus!
See Leopards on Safari at Yala National Park
If you dream of going on a safari in Sri Lanka, look no further than Yala National Park. Located in southeast Sri Lanka on the edge of the Indian Ocean, the massive park is full of forestry and wildlife and is a sanctuary for elephants, crocodiles, leopards, and hundreds of different bird species. However, Yala National Park is most famous for its leopards! Further inland, there are some old and ruined Buddhist monasteries that you can make a pilgrimage to.
Ride the Train to Ella
Next on this list of adventurous places to visit is the picturesque little town of Ella. You will find her tucked away between dazzling waterfalls and rolling hills in the open Sri Lankan countryside. The first thing you should do is get on the train heading from Ella to Kandy. The vistas on the journey are magnificent, especially the view of the Nine Arch Bridge. Once in Ella, you should also hike up to the top of Ella Rock for an incredible view of the surrounding countryside!
Swim in Diyaluma Falls’ Natural Infinity Pool!
f you are a truly adventurous traveler, then you’re probably on the lookout for the coolest off the beaten path places. If that’s you, look no further than Diyaluma Falls. One of the most breathtaking places you will find in Sri Lanka, this 220m high waterfall is Sri Lanka’s second tallest waterfall. Here you will not only find breathtaking views, but also a natural infinity pool! Diyaluma Falls is located in the Badulla District and you can get to it via a 2-hour tuk-tuk from Ella.
Why Outdoor Adventure
If you’re looking for an adventurous destination full of hiking, history, wildlife, incredible food, and beautiful scenery, look no further than Sri Lanka! Spot leopards and elephants on safari, try surfing and diving, hike mountains and waterfalls for incredible views, and explore historic Buddhist relics.
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