TREKKING IN SRI LANKA
 
  Sri Lanka is an Island nation in South Asia popularly referred to as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean; it is home to around twenty million people. Because of its location in the path of major sea routes, Sri Lanka is a strategic naval link between West Asia and South East Asia, and has been a centre of Buddhism and culture from ancient times.

The natural beauty of Sri Lanka’s tropical forests, beaches and landscape, as well as its rich cultural heritage, make it a world famous tourist destination.

Nestling off the southern tip of India, the tropical island of Sri Lanka has enticed travellers for centuries with its palm-fringed beaches, diverse landscapes and historical monuments. In Sri Lanka Trekkers can experience the rolling hills, green valleys, cascading waterfalls, natural and forests, tea plantations, paddy fields, village life, flora & fauna… all in a one day walk, if you want if you are in a hurry stay with local families and experience their everyday routines. Trekking makes you to feel that can truly say that you’ve visited Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is still quite unexplored by tourists. People from all over the world have rapidly begun to realize the potential of this Island as a premium adventure sport destination. Since the eradication of terrorism the adventure season now covers almost the entire year. Sri Lanka is a perfect land for a large scale of activities because the nature varies from beautiful beaches to Sky touching Mountains and from the deepest jungles to thousand year old cities. The wide choice of adventure sports ranges from exotic tours that mix various activities like trekking, hiking, camping, mountain biking and white water rafting.
 
Trekking Sri Pada (Adams Peak) 
  Climbing of Adam's Peak or Sri Pada is a popular climbing route in Sri Lanka. It is also important from religious point of view since it has been a place of worship for last 1000 years. A huge footprint lies at the summit. Buddhists regard it as the mark of Lord Buddha, Hindus think of it as being of Lord Shiva while claim it to belong to Adam. The peak provides interesting view at dawn. From town of Dalhousie, one normally takes around four hours to reach the peak.
 
Nuwara Eliya 
The British were responsible for deforesting Nuwara Eliya, located at the altitude of 2000 metres, as hill resort to seek refuge from humid hot climate of the rest of island. Nuwara Eliya is the land of famous Ceylon tea; the heaving mountains of Nuwara Eliya are carpeted by green tea plantations, punctuated with gushing streams and waterfalls. Town of Nuwara Eliya is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the highest mountain in Sri Lanka. Most famous place within Nuwara Eliya is Horton Plains, the highest plateau in the Island; a national park.  


Nuwara Eliya still carries the influences of the British Empire: a mixture of colonial architecture, gabled roofs, immaculate lawns with rose bushes and moss-covered gravestones. Horton plains national park with Sambhur, Leopard, Bear Monkey and more fauna and flora is a must to visit. The Horton Plains shockingly ends and drops off to nearly 700 metres. It’s a hair-rising sight and it relieves the Trekkers fatigue. It could be reached from Kirigalpotta and Thotupola peaks, both standing high over Horton plains.

 
Piduruthalagala
Mountain of Piduruthalagala or Mount Pedro is the highest mountain in Sri Lanka. Located in Nuwara Eliya, it is covered by plantations of green tea. Rhododendron bushes decorate this mountain and it is inhabited by wildlife. Waterfalls scattered over the peak make hiking on Mount Pedro more fulfilling. However, for security reasons, it has been prohibited to climb to the top.

Hunnasgiriya
Hunnasgiriya is 1184 metres peak lies in Kandy district. Lower slopes are covered with tea plantations while on higher altitude; one can see sub- montane forest bursting with bamboo and wild strawberries. Top of the hill is occupied by moss and ferns vegetation. The hill has been inhabited by several endemic bird species as well as deer, monkeys and giant squirrels.

Namunukula
Namunukula mountain range is of nine peaks, rises above the tea plantations in Uva province. Once you reach to the top you can see as far as Welimada Basin, the town of Katharagama, Uda Walawe National Park and even the southern coast. While trekking on Namunukula range you can see plenty of flora and fauna. For the people who are fond of eco-adventure hiking on Namunukula range can be highly rewarding.

Kottapitiya
The trekking tour to Kottapitiya could be started from Polonnaruwa. You can walk 8 kms along the ancient tank called 'Parakrama Samudraya'. You would cover a section walking along the Amban Ganga river and rest through paddy fields and small villages. Hiking to Kottapitiya would be a pleasant experience for you.  
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