Sri Lanka’s varied landscape offering sun, sea, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, jungles, and rough terrains set the scene for sporting activities of all types. As an island, it has the advantage of accommodating the best water sports activities all around the island’s coast. Surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, kitesurfing, windsurfing, sailing, jet-skiing, wakeboarding, and the list goes on for those who love the sea and Sri Lanka beach holidays. If you want river adventures, white water rafting, canoeing, and kayaking are available in the hilly forests of the island. For the ones who have a flair for the green and pitch, golf and cricket top the list of leisure activities in Sri Lanka. The island is internationally famous for its cricket and is one of the best places in the world to watch a match while spending a cricket-themed holiday. There are some impressive golf courses too to tee up with your friends. The villages and scenic country routes offer sightseeing by cycling.
Where you can experience
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This colonial legacy has earned Sri Lanka international fame, and it is the most popular sport in the country. Sri Lanka hosts many international tournaments, and holidaymakers too can enjoy the sport.
From highland golf courses to the capital’s legendary, Sri Lanka serves the golf enthusiast well. While some of these greens date back to the British era, the new ones are making a name for themselves.
Be it beach-bound or river-bound, opportunities for aquatic delights in Sri Lanka are plenty. From celebrated watersports in Hikkaduwa to white water rafting in Kitulgala, the options are endless.
Explore the unbeaten tracks with cycling tours in the lush green landscapes of the island. The mountain air of the central hills, the paddy fields of the central plains, and a scenic coast offer idyllic cycling trails.
Paragliding, Parasailing & Paramotoring
Nothing compares to the view below when you are soaring in the sky. Paragliding in Nuwara Eliya and Ella and parasailing and paramotoring in Bentota are few of the adventures
Hot Air Balooning
The heritage countryside of Sigiriya and Dambulla has magnificent vistas for hot air balloon rides in Sri Lanka. Set off at dawn for a sunrise balloon ride that will leave you inspired and refreshed for a new day.
Tips to remember
- Never attempt activities without supervision.
- Research the activity and destination.
- Always wear required safety gear.
- Review your fitness level in advance.
- Wear suitable clothing for the activity.
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