Sri Lanka is a small tear-shaped island on the Indian Ocean. The island might be small, but it is filled with so many fun things to do and new things to try. The coastal belt of the island is ideal for activities like surfing, whale watching, and diving. Here, you can fulfill whatever your adventurous heart desires. Here are some refreshingly Sri Lankan things you can try on your next visit here.
Hot air ballooning in Kandalama
Sri Lanka is a land of limitless beauty. Undoubtedly, it is best appreciated as you glide through endless Sri Lankan skies on a hot air balloon. Kandalama is a very famous destination among tourists for its natural beauty and charm. So, a chance to absorb those precious views on a hot air balloon is not to be missed.
Energize your soul at the Dambulla Cave Temple
This unique temple is located inside a mysterious cave up in a great mountain. The walls of this magnificent structure are adorned with ancient paintings depicting various scenes from Lord Buddha’s life. There’s a huge collection of golden statues inside the cave temple plus there is a massive golden statue, sitting atop the rock as well. This temple is a must-see and it’s only a 30min drive from hotels in the Sigiriya such as Hotel Sigiriya.
Climb the Sigiriya Rock
If you’re afraid of heights, maybe this isn’t ideal for you. But if you don’t mind climbing a narrow metal staircase along the outer edge of this huge rock you will not regret it. Once you reach the top of the rock, you can see the ruins of the ancient palace that once stood here and get a bird’s eye view of the lush green fields and lakes beneath you. Most Sigiriya resorts even offer excursions here.
Kite Surfing in Kalpitiya
Kalpitiya is a charming coastal town, which is not too popular among tourists yet. Although in recent years Kalpitiya has seen major development and there has been a dramatic rise in luxury accommodations in the area. It is also popular among avid kite surfers. Kite surfing is such a unique and fun activity, even if you’ve never done this before you should totally give it a try.