To explore the natural beauty of the country, Train travel is the best way. The railway network was introduced by the British colonial government in 1864. The train still runs on that legendary route built in the 19th century. Still today a journey by train from Kandy and to the highlands of Nuwara Eliya, Ella is one of the most fabulous experiences Sri Lanka has to offer.
3rd class seats are pretty crowdy and are available in all trains.
2nd class seats can be found on inter-city trains.
1st class air-con seats are available on some inner-city routes.
Some Prefer routes for travel: Colombo to Kandy, Kandy to naanu oya, Naanu oya to Ella, Ella to Yala, Yala to mirissa, Mirissa to Benthota
Sri Lanka is a famous surfing destination that caters to all experience levels. There are waves for learning how to stand on a surf board. The country has different seasonal patterns on each side of the island; when one coast is choppy, the other is calm. The best surf points in Sri Lanka are located on the South and East Coast with Hikkaduwa and Arugam Bay being the busiest, but there are many “secret spots.
Prefer places to surfing:
Arugam Bay, which is listed as one of the top ten surf spots in the world. Waves of up to 6ft and rides of almost 400m, make Arugam Bay a paradise for surfers. The best time of the year for surf is between May and November when the predominant wind is offshore for at least the first half of the day. Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka is located 297 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 315 km from Colombo. Best spots to surf-Baby Point and Main Point, Pottuvil and Whisky Point etc.
There Surfing in Hikkaduwa is possible between November and April. Travelers and package tourist alike favor the beach party atmosphere of Hikkaduwa created by the surfing & diving scene. Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka is located 122 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 95 km from Colombo. Best spots for surf-North Jetty, Beach Break, Main Reef etc.
Another popular surfing area is Unawatuna Bay. some surf points making Unawatuna a more and more popular travel destination. Waves upto between 3 ft and 5 ft can catch in this place.Best spots for surf-Bonavista Bay, Kabalana Beach Break , Dalawella Reef
Hiking is usually done up in the Hill country where mountains and water falls are found in abundance. Jungles and nature reserves are also covered during hiking. hiking through the paddy fields, tea plantations, spice gardens, waterfalls, streams, dense forests, hills and mountains of the tropical island of Sri Lanka brings about a unique experience that cannot be obtained any other way. The attractive area of BANDARAWELA, in Sri Lanka 's mountainous terrain and the nearby town of Ella are renowned for their many walks, including Little Adam's Peak, Ella Rock and the Namunukula Mountain Range.
Prefer places for hiking:
sinharaja, kithulgala, pinnawala, belihul oya, ella, knuckles, sigiriya, Dambulla
Sri Lanka really is a scuba diving paradise. When it comes to scuba diving around Asia, Sri Lanka is one of the amazing scuba destinations that comes to mind. All underwater activities are conducted by well-trained and experienced UDI and PADI instructors to ensure your absolute safety and enjoyment. There are several dive sites along Sri Lanka's coastline, where scuba diving is mostly done; they are as follows-
Hikkaduwa, Kalpitiya, Negombo, Beruwala, Bentota, Unawatuna, Weligama, Trincomalee
Sri Lanka’s surrounding Indian Ocean waters are ideal for windsurfing. Windsurfing in Sri Lanka is also possible inland on lagoons and lakes in Negombo, Bolgoda and Bentota.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 south-west coastline, grab your sail and board between November and April, and the best wind and water conditions on the east coast, go from May-October.
Places for wind surfing
Trincomalee, Negombo, Bolgoda, Bentota
Sri Lanka is a perfect place to get acquainted with kitesurfing and learn all the ropes. The best wind and water conditions on the east coast, go from May-October. The main Sri Lanka kitesurfing season runs from the middle of May until the end of September.
Best kite surfing spots in sri lanka
Kalpitiya, Kappalady, Puttalam, Vella Island, Mannar
Sri Lanka is a birder's delight. The best times to visit for birdwatching is between October and April, when the migrant birds have landed. Sri Lanka is home to about 400 species of birds in which 23 is said to be endemic. 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.
Places for watch birds:
Sinharaja, Bundala, Adam's peak, Wirawila, kalametiya, Bodhinagala rainforest, Talangama wetlands, Palatupana saltains, Udawattekale sanctuary, Horton plains national park, Victoria park in nuwara eliya, Kelani valley forest reserve, Mannar and jaffna