1. Rafting at Kithulgala
Kithulgala, which is located in the wet zones of the country is affected by two monsoons making it one of the wettest places in the country. This weather makes it one of the most popular destinations for Sri Lanka tours involving white water rafting.
For those seeking adventure away from the rushing rivers, the jungles surrounding the river offers an excellent trekking and bird watching experience. 23 of the 27 endemic birds of Sri Lanka can be seen here with the addition of leeches which means that leech repellent is a must.
Apart from trekking and white water rafting, Kithulgala and its environs also offers a host of other activities such as confidence jumping, stream slides, water fall trekking, adventure based training programs and much more, guaranteed to thrill adventure seekers.
2. Knuckles trekking and camping
Knuckles is a mountain range situated in the Mathale district in the central province of Sri Lanka. It gets its name because of its resemblance to the knuckles of a closed fist.
The range offers a variety of adventure based activities to get your blood pumping. The most popular activity here is trekking and those who make it all the way to the top receive a treat in the form of breathtaking vistas of the surrounding country side and greenery. Breathe in the fresh air and simply feel all your troubles melt away.
Also do not forget to drop by the village Meemure. This traditional village is a hidden gem that is largely untouched by the rest of the world. Visitors who go there usually take a gift as an offer to the village head.
3. Hiking at Horton Plains
Horton plains is a national park situated in the central province wilderness. A beautiful and untouched expanse of land that is home to various endangered species. Hiking paths are laid through forests and plains and you could even come across a deer or two as walk by.
At the southern edge of Horton plains is Worlds End, a sheer drop of 900 meters to absolute nothingness. The perfect place to see a breathtaking view of the southern side of Sri Lanka.
Horton plains and worlds end are best visited in the morning hours between 6 am and 10 am before the clouds take over the skies. Packing a small meal is recommended as you will come across beautiful locations to stop and have a quick picnic.