The Best Outdoor Activities in Sri Lanka

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

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
27 Saves

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
26 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
15 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
9 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
7 Saves

Hike to Adam's Peak/Sripada

Sri Lanka / Sri Pada/Adam's Peak

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.