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 way to go. Despite its size, the small island nation 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. Horton Plains National Park is a famous attraction in this region and it is one of the few national parks in the hill country. You and your partner can trek through the park which is about 9.5km and takes about 3 hours in total. On your hike, you will 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.
Climb Mini 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 gone through a surge of popularity and it is most famous for its Nine Arches Bridge, which is a viaduct bridge that was built in 1921. While you’re here, you can hike up Mini 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 Ella and Sri Lanka’s 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 Arugambay
Arugambay is a world-renowned surfer’s paradise. The town of Arugambay is on the east coast of Sri Lanka, despite being a popular tourist destination it has still managed to retain its rustic beachside charm. If you and your partner are pro surfers, then this is the place for you as there are some excellent surf points here, but if you are a beginner you don’t need to worry as there are plenty of surf schools dotted along the beach to help you! It is also incredibly romantic to watch the sunset from crocodile rock, so you and your partner should definitely do that.
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! You will be served a variety of curries and yellow rice on a banana leaf, and any foodie would love this experience. While you’re there you should also visit Delft Island. A three-hour ferry ride from Jaffna you will find the island of Delft which is full of colonial ruins but it is best known for being overrun by ponies as it used to house the stables during the reign of the Dutch.