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Thrills & Sports

With varying climates and Geography packed into a small island, Sri Lanka offers a range of adventures from the top of the mountains to the depths of the oceans. Other than taking a dip in the oceans or snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing are the most popular beach sports in the country. Scuba diving has long history in the country. Today the oceans filled with coral gardens, multitude of exotic fishes and ancient wrecks, Sri Lanka offers one of the best diving experiences in the world.

Although comparatively new to the country, surfing too has made its mark in the Southern and Eastern coasts of the island for the last twenty five years. Being an island it provides an year round options for surfing. The new underwater museums also would be a fascinating experience. The sea around Sri Lanka is also one of the most challenging marine game fishing locations while white water rafting, Kayaking and canoeing are some of the relatively new water sports practiced in the country.

With multitude of roads winding through expanding mountains, lush green forests, paddy fields, parks and sleepy villages, Sri Lanka also offers many opportunities to keen hikers and trekkers. Trail blazing through the tracks and paths on horse or elephant back too is a novel experience introduced recently.

Experience the thrills of crumbling rocks beneath the feet, head spinning heights and the earth expanding beneath when conquering many mountains of Sri Lanka or take over waterfall climbing with exciting climbs like the rock face of Bambarakanda waterfall, the tallest in the country. With many an adventure packed within few miles of each other, Sri Lanka is an adventure itself waiting to happen.   

If you relish in the adrenaline rush when you are in the water, the gentle swell of the Indian Ocean provides excellent opportunities for surfing, diving jet skiing, sailing and numerous other water sports. Arugam Bay on the Eastern coast is a popular surf destination bringing in many pro-surfers from all parts of the world.

With 103 rivers, lagoons, reservoirs, swamps and ancient canals, the perfect white-water rafting, canoe and kayak trips await the curious you. Experience killer falls and chilling rapids over frothy-white icy waters in Kithulgala,Sithawaka and Kothmale rivers. With two monsoons a year, these are the wettest part of the country. Situated on the banks of Kelani River Kithulgala one of the best known destination for White water rafting is surrounded by wet zone rain forest. It was the location for the Academy Award Winning movie, ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’.

With 103 rivers, lagoons, reservoirs, swamps and ancient canals, the perfect white-water rafting, canoe and kayak trips await the curious you. Experience killer falls and chilling rapids over frothy-white icy waters in Kithulgala,Sithawaka and Kothmale rivers. With two monsoons a year, these are the wettest part of the country. Situated on the banks of Kelani River Kithulgala one of the best known destination for White water rafting is surrounded by wet zone rain forest. It was the location for the Academy Award Winning movie, ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’.

An adventure enthusiast’s haven, Sri Lanka has many perfect year-round locations with the best topography and climate. Trekking, hiking, and rock climbing are exiting ways to explore not only the country, but also the people and traditions. When you start from one part of the country and make your way across the land, you will not only find a variety of different hiking spots, trekking paths, and excellent rock formations for beginners and pros, but you will also experience a change in weather and the climate from warm to cool and chilly. Ella Nature Trails, Horton Plains, which is at 2,134 m altitude is a refreshing land of high-altitude vegetation with much to sea on the trek like Baker’s Fall, World’s End-covered in the mist and clouds, a sudden drop that leads to nowhere.  

Engage in an age-old sport of golfing in the tamed Victoria Golf and Country Resort in Kandy, the Royal Colombo Golf Club and the Nuwaraeliya Golf Club.

Engage in an age-old sport of golfing in the tamed Victoria Golf and Country Resort in Kandy, the Royal Colombo Golf Club and the Nuwaraeliya Golf Club.