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Top things to do in Sri Lanka - Island getaway ideas

Sri Lanka has a lot of things to do regardless of what kind of Traveller you are and here are some of the best things you can do while you are on this island.


Taking a trip on the train

This country is known for having some of the best views during a train journey and Sri Lanka is certainly an amazing experience because you will also have various routes to choose from. For instance, if you are planning on travelling from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya, you can go there on a bus or choose to go by train which will definitely be a long journey but also give you better views and more memories on your way to your destination. No tour in Sri Lanka is complete without a scenic train journey and to get the best seats during the peak season in the country it is better if you plan your trip with the help of tour agents like Walkers Tours.


Exploring the tea estates

If you are going to be spending a few days in the hillside of Sri Lanka you will definitely come across a tea estate or two. If you have the time, make sure you visit the tea factory and find out how they make tea from the beginning stages to the end. Most of the tea factories will also have gift shops and tea stores where you will be able to find freshly made tea packets. Tea also make for great gifts to give your loved ones back home after a trip to Sri Lanka. After all, Sri Lanka is known for its tea. Various kinds of tea estates can be found around the hillsides of Sri Lanka and they will have different kinds of tea for you to taste test.


Diving, snorkelling, and surfing

Being an island nation, Sri Lanka has plenty of water sports to offer to its travellers. If you are the kind of Traveller who likes a few adventurous activities as a part of your holiday then you can go snorkelling, surfing or diving in any one of the coastal destinations in the country. The south of Sri Lanka is popular for having various water sports activities for its travellers in addition to things like whale watching and dolphin watching. The waters around Sri Lanka also have a great many shipwreck diving sites that will provide a challenging and adventurous experience for professional drivers.


Hot air balloon ride

This is a newly trending thing to do when in Sri Lanka and it is certainly one of the best ways to explore the aerial beauty of this country. Most of the hot air balloon rides begin just before Sunrise so that you will be able to witness the nice and the amazing view it offers right from the clouds. The best place to go hot air ballooning is on the mountainside as it gives you better views.


Go on a trek or hike

Being home to many hills in most parts of the country, you have a wide choice of treks and hiking trails to choose from. If you want a great climb with a rewarding view on top of the summit, climbing the Ella Rock in Ella is one of the best things to do.

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