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January 2017

Hiking and Trekking

January 1 - December 31

For the keen hiker the mist covered rugged mountains and hills of Sri Lanka offer exciting and invigorating opportunities for the die hard and not so die hard adventurers. The mysterious Horton Plains National Park offers some excellent hikes characterized by  forest patches, grasslands and some high altitude vegetation of the central highlands. The hike brings you to witness the majestic view of the southern plains from the World’s End and on a clear day you could easily see the Indian…

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Camping

January 1 - December 31

Camping is the ideal way to enjoy being close to nature. But, imagine being pampered with all the comforts available at a luxury hotel in the heart of the wilderness, amongst the variety of flora & fauna Spending the night in the heart of a National Park or Rain Forest in the midst of wildlife & nature, you will have no fear, no feeling of insecurity, but feel your mind drift out into the wondrous nature that surrounds you, gaze…

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Scuba-diving and snorkeling

January 1 - December 31

MAIN DIVING LOCATIONS IN SRI LANKA Kalpitiya [North West of the Island] February through April is the best time for diving off Kalpitiya. The Bar Reef with nooks and crevices surrounds Kalpitiya and is ideal for spotting Moray Eels, large Groupers, and Sting Rays. The underwater currents in the seas off Kalpitiya are generally not strong, but are influenced by small tide changes of two high water and two low water tides.  The underwater temperature is approximately 75°F so no…

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Sport Fishing

January 1 - December 31

Sri Lanka is an excellent location to participate in, and enjoy the exciting sport of inland and deep sea fishing. Inland fishing can be arranged at any time of the year due to the relatively smooth flow of water on inland waterways around the Karukkopone Lagoon where the Barramundi and Mangrove Jack (both sort after Sport Fish) are found.  However, as with all sea-based activities, deep sea fishing in Sri Lanka is also seasonal, with the Western and Southern coasts…

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Surfing

January 1 - December 31

Sri Lanka has become a very popular surfing destination having been internally recognized by professional surfers. Arugam Bay – listed as one of the top 10 surf points in the world was home to 2004 National Championships. This area is being re-developed following the cessation of hostilities in Sri Lanka Kitesurfing is the up and coming extreme sport and Arugam Bay is the centre for coaching and German kite-sellers. Hikkaduwa, Midigama and Polhenna Beaches in the south and west are…

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Wind Surfing

January 1 - December 31

Sri Lanka has many extensive water bodies that can be used for windsurfing. The west coast town of Bentota is popular for windsurfing with water and wind conditions best during the season from November to April.  For beginners of windsurfing, the more tranquil waters of the Bentota River or any of Sri Lanka’s many tanks and lakes offer an ideal training zone before heading out to the challenge of the ocean. On the East coast the best winds are from…

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Whitewater rafting

January 1 - December 31

If you’re looking for the thrill of an action-packed adventure on the water, why not go for a white water experience in the numerous rapids found in Sri Lanka? This activity is great fun for first-timers and experts alike, with a wide range and grading of rapids on some of Sri Lanka ‘s more turbulent waters such as the Kelani river. Kitulgala in the hill country, southwest of Kandy provides an ideal base from which many white water rafting tours…

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Caving

January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2020

Caving is a relatively new activity to Sri Lanka which has become quite fascinating among tourists. With an impressive range of caves located in different parts of Sri Lanka, it could be stated that this is an usual experience not to be missed. Caving (known to the experts as Speleology) involves the exploring, surveying, mapping and photographing of caves. Batatotalena Cave at Sudagala is an incredible site where the skeletal remains of a prehistoric man has been found and Wavulpone…

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Getting Wedded in Sri Lanka

January 1 - December 31

The ultimate wedding destination Whether you call it a destination wedding, location wedding, wedding elopement or even a “weddingmoon” – it can be turned into a magical experience of your desire. Moreover, whether you are from Sri Lanka or not, – this minuscule island with myriad facets is fast proving to be the favored place to those who wish to marry away in paradise. Marrying away from home amidst an exotic surrounding is no longer an exclusive realm of European…

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Bird Watching

January 1 - December 31

Sri Lanka’s abundant bird-life makes the island a true Ornithologist’s paradise.  Of the 456 recorded species, 250 are resident and 33 are endemic to the country.  With such a variety of environments ranging from wet to dry zone, forest to jungle, and hill country to low lands, there’s no end to the fascinating locations in which to spot many of these beautiful birds.  Most of the endemic birds (such as the Sri Lankan grackle) are restricted to the wet zone,…

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