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The Top 5 Most Thrilling Water Sports in Sri Lanka - Exhilarating Indulgences in the Paradise Island

As you travel the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, be sure to enjoy the water sports listed below. You will be able to make your tour truly remarkable this way!


White water rafting

Adrenaline junkies who visit Sri Lanka rarely miss out on an adventure upon the rushing waters of Kelani River. White water rafting is an experience of a lifetime for sure. Those who indulge in this exhilarating adventure create memories that will remain unforgotten for years! In the charming little town of Kitulgala, you will get the chance to enjoy this remarkable experience. There are lots of water sports centres in the area so you will be able to enjoy it with ease. The water sports centres maintain high standards as well and white water rafting is considered to be a safe experience for anyone above the age of 10 with good health. After your adventure you can even enjoy a birding tour in the forests that surround the Kelani River and enhance the thrill of your day a little more.



If you love to witness the majestic beauty of the underwater world, you should do snorkelling in Sri Lanka. It is one of the best ways to admire the charm of the marine creatures in the country. As Sri Lanka is a small island surrounded by the gorgeous Indian Ocean, there are plenty of places that offer great opportunities for snorkelling. Hikkaduwa is a great place to do snorkelling as the corals which line the shores here provide habitats for large numbers of marine creatures. Even Pigeon Island is a splendid area to enjoy snorkelling in Sri Lanka.



Diving is yet another great way to explore the mystic depths of the great blue oceans. There are lots of great diving spots in Sri Lanka that you can explore. Unawatuna in down south is one of the most popular places among divers in the country. There are lots of great water sports centres here which offer great facilities. Even apprehensive beginners can enjoy the experience without a worry on mind through the professional guidance offered by the water sports centres.

If you want to arrange an adventurous tour in Sri Lanka, you can get in touch with professional tour companies like Walkers Tours. This way you will get the chance to enjoy the many delightful activities offered by the country with immense convenience.



Surfing is one of the most enjoyable water sports in the world. The small island of Sri Lanka is a haven for surfers too. Especially the enchanting Arugam Bay offers some incredible opportunities to ride the polished waves of the sea. Arugam Bay is frequently listed among the top 10 surf spots in the world too. There are lots of international surfing competitions happening here as well.


Kite surfing

When you visit the charming city of Kalpitiya, you will get the chance to enjoy the exhilarating thrills of kite surfing. The area has been beautifully converted to a tourist resorts and many great water sport centres are now operating in the region, offering adventure sport enthusiasts, bliss sublime.

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