Fun Ways To Test Your Love In Sri Lanka
If you and your partner are always trying to find adventurous holiday destinations, you should look no further, Sri Lanka is the ONLY place to be. Despite its size, the island is a thrill-seeker’s paradise offering various activities such as surfing, diving, hiking and even ziplining! Here are fun ways to test your love in Sri Lanka.
Hike Around Hatton
The hill country is considered as one of the most romantic spots on the island since it is so picturesque, but it is also a great place for the more outdoorsy. Hatton is a small city in the Nuwara Eliya district best known for its tea and it is a good base for you to plan your trip around. Challenge your partner to trek Horton Plains National Park! Start your trek at 6 am and cover a 9.5 km trail around the park, where you’ll come across Baker’s Falls and World’s End which are the park’s biggest attractions.
If this isn’t challenging enough, you can climb Sri Pada/Adam’s Peak instead, which is a 7359ft mountain that holds religious importance to Buddhists, Hindus, Christians and Muslims. The best time to climb Sri Pada is between December and April, and it is advised that if you leave after midnight you can reach the summit just in time for sunrise.
Here are a few more romantic places to visit in Hatton.
Climb Little Adam’s Peak in Ella
Ella is a famous town situated in the hills of Sri Lanka and it is very pretty as it is surrounded by lush green hills. Ella has recently shot to fame as the Nine Arches Bridge became a social media sensation overnight. While you’re here, you can hike up Little Adam’s Peak; a mountain that is similar in shape to Adam’s Peak, but much smaller, the whole hike taking only an hour. Another thing you can do is go ziplining through a valley where you will get a bird’s eye view of the island’s misty green mountains.
Kitesurf in Kalpitiya
Positioned on the west coast of the island, Kalpitiya is the ultimate watersports destination. One side of Kalpitiya overlooks the Kalpitiya Lagoon while the other overlooks the Indian Ocean, and the lagoon is an excellent spot for kitesurfing. The kite surfing season runs from May to October, and the winds make it desirable for experienced surfers, but there are many water sports centres with qualified instructors to help beginners. Kalpitiya is also home to Sri Lanka’s largest bar reef which is an excellent spot for surfing and both you and your partner are sure to enjoy this.
Surf in Arugam Bay
Arugam Bay is a world-renowned surfer’s paradise. Set on the east coast of Sri Lanka, this popular tourist town has still managed to retain its rustic island charm, complete with beach shacks for you to lounge in, with a cool beer in hand! If the two of you are pro surfers, then Arugam Bay is sure to steal away your heart and your boards. Beginners fret not! You can still challenge each other to learn a new skill by surfing on the shallow side of the bay, with the help of the surf schools dotted along the beach! It is also incredibly romantic to watch the sunset from Crocodile Rock, making it the perfect way to end your day. Or, here are some cute spots for date night in A’Bay instead.
Sri Lanka’s northernmost city, Jaffna, was once a ravaged war-torn city that is now recuperating and definitely a must-visit on your trip to Sri Lanka. While you’re there you should try the food at Hotel Rolex– definitely not a hotel but a hole-in-the-wall that serves some of the best street food in Jaffna! Feast on a variety of mouth-watering curries accompanied by fragrant yellow rice that’s served on a banana leaf! It’s a must-try experience, especially if you’re a couple of foodies. Here’s a rough guide on travelling to Jaffna that might be useful to you.