Sri Lanka is no longer seen as just a Beach Holiday Destination. Its verity of
Adventure activities have been identified by the Adventurers Travellers and
within the past few Years SriLanka has emerged as a Holiday Destination for
Hiking and Trekking-
Horton Plains, Kirigalpottha and Thotupola Kanda are some great places to
walk and Hike up in the Hills in the cooler Climate, through the Cloud Forests.
You get to see some Wildlife unique to these Hills such as Purple- Faced
Monkey, Horned Lizard, Samba Deer and a lot of Birds including SriLankan
White-Eye and the Black Eagle.
The Knuckles Mountain range has so many different Climatic Zones and this
isolated range of Majestic Mountains, is a Paradise for Hikers.
The Hantana Mountain range, close to Kandy is one of the most isolated, but
one of the best hikes in the Country. The range has seven peaks. On a good
clear Day, the beautiful city of Kandy can be seen from the first Peak.
The Sinharaja Rain Forest is Unique to SriLanka with so many endemic species
of Flora and Fauna. This one of the few virgin Rainforests in the Words and has
been declared as a Unesco Word Heritage Site.
This is an amazing climb close to the well-known Nine-Arch Bridge in Ella. You
walk along the Train Track before starting the Hike. Once you get to the top
through the Forests and little Villages, you get to see the 180 Degree view of
The isolated back roads of SriLanka with stunning Scenery have attracted the
Bikers who sometimes, ride from one end to the other end of the Country.
They Cycle through the little Villages and Rice Paddy fields, stop at little local
Shops for a Coconut or some local specialities.
White Water Rafting, Waterfall sliding, Hot Air Ballooning, Zip lining, Camping,
Surfing, Diving, Snorkelling and Canoeing are some of the popular Activities.