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Most Offbeat Things To Do In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a country that all globetrotters love immensely. Squeaky clean beaches, mouth-watering food, lush flora and of course, the tropical glamour that this country contains is simply non- nonpareil! Although mostly famous as one of the largest producers of tea, this land has a whole lot of other things to offer. So, let’s check out some really cool and unusual things to do in Sri Lanka.

Things To Do In Sri Lanka

Ride in a Sri Lankan Train

Although, this might sound like a regular thing to do, but don’t get it twisted. That is so not the case with train rides in Sri Lanka. On the contrary, these train rides offer an unprecedented experience.

As you traverse along in a train, you’d come across stunning scenic views that takes you through beautiful small villages, screaming waterfalls and streams, vast tea plantations, expansively thick forests and so much more. Not to mention, these train rides come at affordable prices and are clean as well. We are sure Sri Lankan trains could be one heck of a ride.

Visit the Oldest Buddhist Temple in Sri Lanka

Girihadu Seya
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Here’s one of the coolest things to do in Sri Lanka.Visit the ancient temple known as Girihadu Seya, a hilltop temple which is possibly the oldest Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. The name of the temple ‘Girihadu Seya’ translates to ‘A stupa on the rocks’. The temple is totally one of the most obscure spots to visit in Sri Lanka. And that is why only a handful of tourists are able to cover this temple during their tropical expedition.

Learn to ride a Tuk-Tuk

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Probably, one of the most offbeat things to do in Sri Lanka is to learn to ride a Tuk –Tuk in this spicy country. All you need to do is to visit Galle which is a must hit spot while you’re here. There’s a full day Tuk-Tuk course available in Galle, so you can pride in calling yourself a pro! Also, drop by the magisterial Galle fort, another must cover in your itinerary!

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Climb to the Highest Point in Sri Lanka

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Mount Kirigalpoththa is the second highest mountain in Sri Lanka and is available for all rock climbing freaks who love to get extremely wild with nature.  With a height of stupendous 2,388 metres (7,835 feet)’, it’s isolated location makes it one of the most offbeat experiences to pursue. The three day hike starts from Horton Plains National Park and is a great mix of rocky climbs and flat terrain, so, you better be ready to witness Sri Lanka like never before.

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Watch Sri Lankan Elephants playing in the wild

Elephants in Sri Lanka
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There are many national parks in Sri Lanka such as Kaudulla National Park, Yala National Park, Uda Walawe National Park and Minneriya National Park etc. Each national park has ample things to offer but watching Elephants playing in open is truly unparalleled. And, if these massive and beautiful mammals aren’t enough for you to drool over, you could also watch rare lizards, crocodiles and exotic birds doing their thing in the wild.

Visit a Tea Factory

Sri Lanka is a massive-massive tea producer and quite possibly one of the majors. Not to mention, drinking tea is also a regular routine of the Sri Lankan culture. Drop by one of the aromatic tea factories for quite an unusual experience that could also teach you a thing or two! And, while you’re at it, enjoy free sips of some of the world’s finest tea.

Explore the Sri Lankan Wilderness

Sri Lanka is a land of astounding landscapes and screaming waterfalls and mesmerizing wilderness. Exploring the natural Sri Lanka is an indescribable experience.  Some of the most gorgeous waterfalls include Baker’s fall, St Clair’s Falls, Ramboda Falls, Kirindi Ella etc. You can also climb Pidurangala Rock which is one of the most famous offbeat spots of the nation. Also, Pidurangala Rock allows you to see Sigiriya Rock.

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Sri Lanka is stuffed with some of the most stunning waterfalls that you can visit enroute Nuwara Eliya from Kandy and other nearby places. Diving into one of these will definitely give you the much needed thrill you have been seeking n your Sri Lankan expedition!

So, this is our list of the most offbeat and unusual things to do in Sri Lanka. See you there!                                                                                                                  

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