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05 Best Adventure Places In Sri Lanka – The Adrenaline Junkies Fix!

As a tropical island, Sri Lanka is set-up with the perfect environs for some mind blowing adventure. From white water rafting on wild rapids to chasing waterfalls and zip-lining over forest covers; exploits are many on the island! Here are the best adventure places in Sri Lanka.


The Thrills Of White Water Rafting In – Kithulgala

Kithulgala is not far from the commercial capital Colombo; it's a pleasant 3 hour drive across winding roads. There you will come across some of the islands wildest rapids for loads of delicious white water rafting on the mighty Kelani River. Rub shoulders with fellow adventure buffs as you take on the rapids, savour the heart pounding thrills of being hurtled across a foaming and frothing river and appreciate the stunning environs surrounding you. Kithulgala is also perfect to explore waterfalls and even offers a few mild-runs for novice white water rafters to learn the ropes. To truly appreciate a holiday on the island, you must arrive with a resolve to travel Sri Lanka; to seek out the hidden pleasures the bio-diverse environs offer! And there is no better way than to hook with Nkar Travel House or any other established local tour operator, promising customers unforgettable adventures across Sri Lanka.


Explore The Deep In Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa is located on the popular south coast of Sri Lanka; the party central of the south, this lovely Bohemian type town is noted for its coral reefs. One of the best places for a scuba diving expedition to explore the treasures harboured below the waves of the Indian Ocean. Hikkaduwa is noted for its glass-bottomed boat rides too, in case not everyone in your group is ready to get wet. Party adventures are all part of the deal too, with the town's vibrant nightlife catering to night owls at many a beachside venue.


Ride The Waves At Midigama

And what good would an island be if it offered no surfing thrills? While Sri Lanka has plenty of top surfing destinations around its coastal belt, Midigama is best for the adventure loving professional surfer to tame a few breaks. It's the ideal surfer's paradise, boasting wide sandy beaches where one can savour island vibes after a thrilling day on the surf. This village too is located on the south coast just past the heritage city of Galle.


Trek To Corbett's Gap In The Central Highlands

The fabulous bio-divers environs of Sri Lanka is the perfect smorgasbord of experiences for the adventure lover; the central highlands taking you away from sand and surf offer a whole new gamut of exploits from trekking to mountain climbing. Corbett's Gap is found a short hike from the Hunnasgiriya-Meemure Road. There you can check out the Nitro Caves and explore the magnificent surroundings boasting a rich collection of flora and fauna. If you love exploring the wilds, Sri Lanka is home to some pretty cool destinations such as the Knuckles Range, Horton Plains and the holy mountain called Adams Peak. Hooking up with the best tour operator in Sri Lanka is crucial for the best encounters on the paradise island.


Dolphins, Kite Surfing and Water Adventures In Kalpitiya

Kalpitiya is located on the Northwest coast of Sri Lanka. Made up of a bay and lagoon, the location is very conducive for kite surfing. You will, in fact, come across a large number of kite-surfing schools there for the ultimate adventure zipping across the shimmering Indian Ocean. Kalpitiya is also, noted for its pods of friendly dolphins ever ready to put on a show and thrill the fascinated visitors.

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