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12 things to do with friends in Sri Lanka for an Instagrammable travel shot

Sri Lanka, an island country with diverse landscapes and cultures spread, is a genuine solitaire of the Indian Ocean. There is something for everyone visiting this tropical island. Sri Lanka is a vast region and incredibly unique with its culture and food. At the same time it’s pretty adventurous that can captivate one traveller very easily. There are so many best things to do with friends in Sri Lanka for an unforgettable and memory-filled Vacation.

12 Things to do with friends in Sri Lanka

Plenty of places have become viral hotspots; below is the list of favourite 12 things to do with friends in Sri Lanka

  1. Hike Little Adams Peak
  2. Ride the Kandy to Ella Train
  3. Safari in Kaudulla National Park
  4. Famous Rope swing in Dalawella
  5. Surf at Hikkaduwa
  6. Hike to Diyaluma Falls
  7. Get a Tattoo in Galle
  8.  Explore the Markets
  9. Hike to the top of Pidurangala Rock
  10. Climb Sigiriya Rock
  11. Visit Nine Arch Bridge in Ella
  12. A road trip along the South Coast

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1. Hike Little Adams Peak

If you enjoy hiking, Hike at Little Adams Peak is one of the top things to do with friends in Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka, Ella is a hiking hotspot with phenomenal views, tea plantations and fantastic mountain ranges. Little Adam’s Peak is the perfect trek If you want to enjoy an unforgettable sunset and some of the best views with well-maintained paths and stairs to viewpoints. At the top of Little Adam’s Peak, multiple spots are perfect for photos and the epic scenery of the 360-degree views. The ideal way to spend the sunset in Ella is to go for a short hike at Little Adam’s Peak, giving you unbelievable views.

2. Ride the Kandy to Ella Train

One of the top things to do with friends in Sri Lanka is Riding the Kandy to Ella Train. One of the most epic and incredible train journeys in Sri Lanka and the world is the Kandy to Ella train journey with breathtaking views on both sides of the rail. The scenery changes throughout the trip, while the train winds through the mountains overlooking farms and villages and the vast tea plantations giving one the best views and is an incredible feeling.

Ella, SriLanka
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3. Safari in Kaudulla National Park

Sri Lanka has many national reserves offering great experience; still, Kaudulla National Park is truly an immersive wildlife experience. While in Sri Lanka, a safari in Kaudulla National Park is undoubtedly an unmissable experience and never-miss things to do with friends in Sri Lanka.

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4. Famous Rope swing in Dalawella

Looking for a fantastic spot for a fun afternoon or a sunset and chill place to hang out with your friends in Sri Lanka, then the palm tree rope swing at Dalawella Beach is the place for you. In the south of this region, near the famous town of Unawatuna on Dalawella Beach, is one of the most talked-about spots in Sri Lanka, the Famous Rope swing in Dalawella.

5. Surf at Hikkaduwa

Around each corner of the south coast of Sri Lanka is a surfers paradise with a searing sun and endless waves making the south the perfect surfing destination with both the jungle and surf in such proximity. One of the obligatory things to do with friends in Sri Lanka is to head out into the water and surf; Hikkaduwa surf beach is the spot to stop by with a chill vibe, with bars and huts lining the beach.

Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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6. Hike to Diyaluma Falls

The perfect spot for a full-day adventure is Hiking to Diyaluma Falls, the 2nd biggest waterfall in Sri Lanka. Throughout the Hike, you will witness multiple falls and a series of natural pools. This Hike is an absolute highlight not just for your trip to Ella but Sri Lanka as a whole with beautiful and unique views; one can swim as it’s a lot of fun to do, and the Hike isn’t too hard to get there.

7. Get a Tattoo in Galle

When in Sri Lanka with your friends, one thing to go nuts for is Getting a tattoo, which is always an exciting experience. There are plenty of different tattoo studios in Sri Lanka. One of the fantastic things to do in Sri Lanka that one definitely won’t regret and is a lifetime of experience is to get inked in Galle.

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8. Explore the Markets

Sri Lanka is filled with multiple markets all over, all of which are great to explore and shop. Trying your hands and taste buds with new fruits, taste some local dishes and of course, meet and greet the local vendors, this is surely one of the top things to do with friends in Sri Lanka.

9. Hike to the Top of Pidurangala Rock

Pidurangala Rock is adjacent to Sigiriya Rock; while Sigiriya Rock is rich in history and has some pretty dramatic features; Pidurangala Rock has a much more natural feel. Pidurangala is a popular spot for the best viewing spot of Sigiriya Rock. Many travellers wake up to Pidurangala for its sunrise and head to the top of Sigiriya Rock, to capture the sunset.

Pidurangala Rock, Sri Lanka
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10. Climb Sigiriya Rock

Sigiriya Rock, 370 meters above sea level and 200 meters higher than the jungle below, is a truly astonishing feat of architecture and is referred to as the world’s eighth wonder. The fortress makes this place a very historic site that has been subjected to many wars and invasions. The fort comprises abandoned palaces, ponds, waterways, canals, stairs and walls, making it one of the most popular tourist things in Sri Lanka.

11. Visit Nine Arch Bridge in Ella

The Nine Arch Bridge in Ella spans 91 meters at the height of 24m and is on the Demodara loop. During the British Colonial period, The bridge, locally also known as ‘Ahas Namaye Palama’ meaning nine skies bridge in Sinhala, was built at Gotowala between the Ella and Demodara stations. Several cafes in the hills with vantage points of the bridge make a spot for the best photos and accentuate the arch

Nine Arch Bridge
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12. A road trip along the South Coast

A perfect road trip is to the south coast of Sri Lanka; from Unawatuna to Mirissa to Tangalle. Here one can grab a bike and cruise your way with Palm trees and epic beaches lining the shore. There are so many tropical beaches along this coastline. It is undoubtedly one of the best things to do with friends in Sri Lanka.

Now that you know how to get that ‘Instagrammable’ travel shot and where to enjoy in Sri Lanka with your friends. Why not go ahead and book your holiday? For that, head out to the Pickyourtrail to book your Sri Lanka getaway; you can also Reach out to us via Whatsapp and we would help you craft your perfect package.

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