5 Activities You Should Not Miss in Sri Lanka

Exotic, alluring and simply beautiful, Sri Lanka has been intriguing travellers’ curiosity, and probably you, in particular. Not sure what you can do in this country? While there are plenty of activities for you to enjoy the holiday, here are five that you definitely should not miss. Check them out below.

Go on a hiking trip

From luscious tea terrace to rocky mountains, there are many gorgeous hiking trails in Sri Lanka. Hiking is a great way for you to explore Sri Lanka scenery and challenge your physical ability. Apart from lush greenery, bright blue sky and fresh cool air, you may come across rivers and numerous waterfalls where you can take a refreshing dip. If you stay around Kandy, don’t forget to check out the beautiful Knuckle Mountains Range with its various trails.

Visit Galle Fort

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A UNESCO Heritage Site, Galle Fort is one of the most well-preserved forts in South Asia. The fort was built by the Portuguese in 1588 and extensively fortified by the Dutch in the 17th century. A visit to the fort will give you a glimpse into Sri Lanka’s history and understanding of European and South Asian architectural traditions from the 16th to 19th century.

Observe wildlife in its natural habitat

Home to a number of national parks and nature reserves, Sri Lanka makes a perfect place to explore wildlife. You will find exotic birds, elephants and leopards, deer and many more animals up close. For those who are into marine life, there are great diving and snorkelling spots around the country. Exploring the wild is an inspiring experience that is worth every moment of your time.

Drifting in Sri Lankan sky in a hot-air balloon

How about slowing floating in the sky and experience this country with a bird’s eye view? The hot-air balloon will carry you to various scenic places, from the cultural triangle to wildlife parks, the mountains and rainforests. Silent, peaceful and captivating, this experience is easily the highlight of the entire trip that will stay in your heart forever.

Indulge in a villa stay

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After a great day exploring wildlife, hiking the mountains or diving under the sea, what’s better than relaxing at a private villa, where you have everything catered to your own needs? Sinking into a comfy bed every night, waking up refreshed with breakfast prepared at the time you prefer, taking an invigorating dip in the private pool, isn’t that what a holiday’s supposed to be? Last but not least, the villa staff will go the extra mile to make sure you have a satisfying stay. Need an excursion or a BBQ party? You’ve got your wish granted.