7 Cool Adventure Parks In Sri Lanka
- NIYATI SHINDE
- Aug 25, 2016
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The island nation of Sri Lanka packs under its hood a lot many offerings for travellers. From bustling tourist attractions to serene beaches, from markets where you can shop till you drop to restaurants where you can indulge in sinfully delicious food- the country has it all. Boasting of impeccable hospitality, Sri Lanka ensures that all its visitors, young and old, have a gala time. If you are someone who gets a kick out of undertaking adrenalin pumping activities, or if you and your children are in search of fun places, you have to visit one of these adventure parks in Sri Lanka.
1. Ruwala Resort:
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A heady amalgamation of a relaxing resort and pulsating adventure park in Sri Lanka, the Ruwala Resort is a must visit for people who want to enjoy a peaceful yet thrilling vacation . Located in the quaint fishing village of Thihaliya, on the banks of the Kalpitiya lagoon, the resort is spread across 9 acres and offers adventure activities such as snorkelling, kite surfing, dolphin and whale watching, deep sea fishing and kayaking.
Where: Kalpitiya Road, Thihaliya, Eththale, Sri Lanka.
Thrill Factor: Snorkelling, Horse Safaris, Kite Surfing.
2. Ella Jungle Resort:
The Ella Adventure Park and Resort in Sri Lanka is located bang in the middle of a forest thus making it a surreal place to visit. Apart from providing accommodations in lodges that look right out of a storybook, the resort organises adventure activities that range from waterfall rappelling to trekking to rock climbing to even 4 wheel drive excursions. After you are done tiring yourselves on these adventures, you can soothe your senses at the meditation and yoga sessions that the resort organises for its guests.
Where: Ella, Sri Lanka.
Thrill Factor: Warakara waterfall trek and rappelling, 4 Wheel Drive tour to Monaragala Archaeological sites.
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3. Leisure World Theme Park:
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An entertaining adventure park in Hanwella, the Leisure World was the first ever amusement park in Sri Lanka. The park is popular with locals as well as foreigners. Also home to a water park, there is a separate section dedicated only to little kiddies where they can splash around in shallow waters and even hop on a cute toy train. What’s more you ask? Well, the Leisure World theme park in Sri Lanka also houses a Tropical Rainforest which consists of over 50 varieties of plants and trees.
Where: Avissawella Road, Seethawaka, Kaluaggala, Hanwella, Sri Lanka.
Thrill Factor: Aqua Trail, Thunder Cruise, Maverick- 12, Octopus.
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4. Guruge Park:
One of the best theme parks in Sri Lanka, the Guruge Park is an amusing destination for the entire family. In the park’s premises you will find attractions such as a replica of Adam’s Peak-Sri Lanka’s fourth highest mountain, a Bird and Animal Park, statues representing the Dutugamunu Battle, a paintball arena and even a Gem Museum. Visitors also get to enjoy horse and pony rides.
Where: 266 Ganemulla Road, Ja- Ela, Sri Lanka.
Thrill Factor: Everything about this charming place is worth experiencing.
5. Che Adventure Park:
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One of the best adventure parks in Sri Lanka, Che Adventure Park provides one day as well as 2 day packages. Accepting only group bookings, the place has activities such as archery, air riffle shooting, water rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing, paintball and trekking. The park also organises barbeque parties and drinking games.
Where: Salawa Kapugoda Thotupola, Hanwella, Sri Lanka
Thrill Factor: Mountain biking, water rafting, archery.
6. Dream Paradise:
Recently inaugurated, Dream Paradise in Veyangoda is quickly emerging as a favourite adventure destination in Sri Lanka. Officially named the New Saniro Dream Paradise, the park is home to plenty of rides including 2 roller coasters. The park also has a functional toy train that delights young and old alike.
Where: Naiwala, Udugampola - Divulapitiya Rd, Veyangoda, Sri Lanka
Thrill Factor: Beach Bike, 9D cinema experience, roller coasters, rifle shooting.
7. Excel World Entertainment Park:
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A one stop destination for adventure, gaming, leisure and delicious food, the Excel World Entertainment Park is a must visit for travellers who are in the capital city of Colombo. The entertainment park has everything imaginable under its roof- a 12 lane bowling alley, a pool parlour, a gaming arcade, a designated play area for kids which has 6 rides and even an in-house food court. Excel World Entertainment Park also hosts a seasonal snow world which brings the charm of the Arctic to the country!
Where: 338 T B Jayah Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Thrill Factor: Bowling, Carousal, ‘Naughty Castle’ for kids.
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Note: Timings are subject to change. They might differ on weekends and during holiday season. Please check the official websites of the adventure parks before planning your visit.