Top Adventures in Sri Lanka

  • Ride the Podi Menike Train from Colombo to Badulla

    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. From Colombo and the coastal jungle, after the first couple of hours the train begins its slow ...

    180 miles 6226 ft gain

  • Summit Adam's Peak

    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. The official pilgrimage season runs from approximately December to May and during this time the trail...

    7.8 miles 3320.2 ft gain

  • Hike Sigiriya's Lion Rock

    Sigiriya or Lion Rock is an ancient rock citadel located in Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle.  The enormous rock towers above the surrounding jungle, offering expansive views from the top and cutting an impressive figure into the countryside.  To get...

    1.5 miles 660 ft gain

  • Hike to World's End in Horton Plains NP

    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 Ocean some 50 miles way.The park itself sits on...

    6 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike Little Adam's Peak

    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. No trip to Ella is complete without a quick hike to the top of Li...

    1 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike to Adam's Peak/Sripada

    Backstory: I'm Sri-Lankan by ethnicity, but was born and raised stateside/Singapore. I've always wanted to do this hike, and finally got the chance to with my family this past December. Getting There: To get to Sri Pada, you need to get to Hatton ...

    5 miles 7358.9 ft gain

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