The Best Outdoor Activities in Sri Lanka

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Ride the Podi Menike Train from Colombo to Badulla

Sri Lanka / Fort Station, Colombo

The Podi Menike train leaves daily from either Fort Train Station in Colombo or from Badulla, and takes approximately 10 hours to complete its journey.

Josiah Roe
24 Saves

Summit Adam's Peak

Sri Lanka / Delhouse

At 2243m, Adam’s Peak is a unique mountain in that it is considered a sacred pilgrimage site for Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus alike.

Theodore Kate
21 Saves

Hike to World's End in Horton Plains NP

Sri Lanka / Knuckles Information Center

World's End in Horton Plains National Park is perhaps *the* tourist destination in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, featuring a 4,000' drop and breathtaking views of tea plantations and the Indian.

Josiah Roe
12 Saves

Hike Little Adam's Peak

Sri Lanka / Little Sri Pada TH, Sri Lanka

The village of Ella is a perfect little backpackers stop on southwestern edge of the central Sri Lankan hill country on the main train line between Badulla and the capitol, Colombo.

Josiah Roe
7 Saves

Hike Sigiriya's Lion Rock

Sri Lanka / Sigiriya Entrance

Sigiriya or Lion Rock is an ancient rock citadel located in Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle.

Will Cebron
5 Saves