Best Things to do in Sri Lanka 2019 – The Ultimate Bucket List

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The Ultimate Bucket List | Sri Lanka
The Ultimate Bucket List | Sri Lanka

From adventures in the mountains to sun-soaked shores and not forgetting thrilling encounters with creatures in the wild, Sri Lanka offers an unforgettable island getaway. Here are some of the best things to do when here.

 

Trekking in Ella

Trekking in Ella, Sri Lanka
Trekking in Ella, Sri Lanka

Nestled between mist shrouded mountains, Ella offers the perfect getaway amidst stunning natural backdrops. Trek up Little Adam’s Peak and Ella Rock, wander around emerald tea bushes and hike to Diyaluma Falls where you can enjoy a refreshing dip; outdoor adventures abound!

 

Exploring Kalutara

Explore Kalutara like never before | Travel Kalutara
Explore Kalutara like never before | Travel Kalutara

For some beachside adventure explore the south coast town of Kalutara. Things to do in Kalutara, Sri Lanka includes lazing on golden shores, visiting Richmond Castle and exploring the Kalutara Temple, close to Anantara Kalutara Resort. For more on what to do here, check out online blog sites like Travel Kalutara.

 

Surfing in Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay Beach | Photo by Etienne Boulanger on Unsplash
Arugam Bay Beach | Photo by Etienne Boulanger on Unsplash

The best surfing spot on the island, Arugam Bay draws surfers from all over the world. June to August is generally the best period for surfing, with surf spots such as Main Point, Peanut Farm Beach and Elephant Point providing lots of thrills on the waves.

 

Wildlife Safari in Yala

Safari in Yala | Sri Lanka
Safari in Yala | Sri Lanka: Image Courtesy: Kumendra Dharmadasa via Facebook

If you love wildlife, then a safari in Yala is a must. Here you get the chance to see the majestic Sri Lankan Leopard along with a host of other animals including elephants, sloth bears, monkeys and deer. There’s a range of colourful avifauna to keep birdwatching enthusiasts well occupied too!

 

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