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Established as a destination for pristine, golden beaches and a rich cultural heritage, Sri Lanka is also home to a plethora of adventure sports and other activities, with different areas of the island teeming with its own unique offerings.
For those looking for their next adrenaline rush, one could commence by hitting the shores of Arugam Bay with its rolling waves located on the remote South-East coast. A popular haunt for surfers, it is also one of the top 10 surfing destinations in the world and is host to international surfing competitions each year. Adding a twist to this sport, Negombo on the West coast also offers kite-surfing with great wind conditions, especially during the months of January to March.
Head further inland to challenge the rapids of the Kelani River in Kitulgala - from battling it down some heavy-duty rapids to gently coasting down the river. Inland fishing, canoeing, kayaking, rafting and even raft building can also be experienced with some aerial roping and rock climbing thrown in that would thrill even the most ardent adventurer.
Sri Lanka's mountainous terrains are amongst the finest in the world for biking. Through the slopes, valleys and the tea plantations wind trails that will lure any mountain biker during which one could also explore tea estates, pre-historic caves, rainforests and ancient temples.
The country’s lush biodiversity also offers wildlife enthusiasts great opportunities to see the amazing variety of local and migrant birds in Sri Lanka as well as elephants, leopards, bears, crocodiles, elks and wild boar in their natural habitat in the National Parks and lagoons. 
A number of hotels and adventure resorts offer special packages for all adventure sports and activities which can be customised according to one’s needs and are also well-equipped the latest gear required for such activities.

 

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