An Insider's Perspective
Udaya leads the sales team at Sri Lanka In Style, and particularly enjoys designing adventure and wildlife trips. Find out why below...
"From the misty mountains, to the hidden valleys, across lush green tea estates to end up starring at the stars on lying down on the bank of a river, Sri Lanka is the fountain to quench the thirst of any adventurer".
Which national park would you recommend for families?
Wilpattu, the largest park in Sri Lanka, covered with arcs of large trees, plentiful with natural water tanks and bordered by the north east coast. The park itself is beautiful and is the one of the best in Sri Lanka to spot leopards and sloth bears with dozens of other flora and fauna. Since it was open to the public recently the wildlife here is very raw and untapped unlike the other national parks of Sri Lanka.
Your top three Sri Lankan adventure activities?
Take a walk from Haputale to Hatton through tea estates, past planters bungalows, natural water streams and Horton Plains.
Camp at Yala on the banks of the Menik River listening to the cries of animals and embark on a game drive early morn to spot some leopards.
Climb Adam’s peak from the Hatton base, witness the sun rising up from the peak of the mountain and descend to the Ratnapura base. Then explore the Sinharaja Rainforest the day after.
Your best adventure/wildlife experience in Sri Lanka?
Camping at Yala and then driving up to Haputale to trek onwards to Hatton and relax at Tea Trails.
Carry plenty of water, some good music, sunglasses, caps, basic first aid and insect repellent and you should be fine. :)