For the keen hiker, there is a plethora of opportunities awaiting in Sri Lanka's diverse. Hiking and trekking in Pidurangala Rock near Sigiriya, trekking in Ritigala Hills and Mihintale hills are taken up by the passionate nature trekkers while visiting the cultural sites of Anuradhapura, Mihintale.

Boat Riding

Nuwara Wewa is the largest of the three man made reservoirs in Anuradhapura. Nuwara Wewa is believed to be built by King Vattagamini Abaya popularly known as King Valagamba in the first century BC. You can enjoy the view of lush green paddy fields, and pristine white Buddhist temples (Ruwanveli mahaseya) on a boat cruise by remote rural villages.


Anuradhapura can be seen by tuk tuk or private car, but cycling is a far more peaceful way to explore the historical city. There are relatively large distances between various sites and cycling will be the best way to travel. Paddling through the ruins, villages, paddy field and lakes will give you an active experience on your visit in Sri Lanka.


The Wilpattu National Park is both the largest and the oldest National Park in Sri Lanka. It is one of the best places to go to spot a Sri Lankan leopard in its natural habitat and Wilpaththu is known for its populations of Sri Lankan Elephants, Sri Lankan Sloth Bears, and a host of other wildlife, all nourished by a rich ecosystem that includes a wide array of exotic flora and fauna.