Activities For Dogs In Sri Lanka

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Introduction

Sri Lanka is a beautiful island country in the Indian Ocean, in South Asia. The Gulf of Mannar and the Park Strait separate it from India and its capital city is Colombo. The history of Sri Lanka is rich and is spans over 3000 years, even with some evidence of culture and life there as old as 125000 years. The cultural significance of Sri Lanka is vast, as the first Buddhist writings, Pāli Canon, are as old as 29 BC. It is a fascinating place in all aspects, and a beautiful country to visit, so if you’ve just decided to visit it with your best friend, here are some things you can do together. 

Stay and Chill

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Any Day
Moderate
Easy
24 - 72 hrs
Items needed
leash
treats
Activity description

When you arrive in Sri Lanka, naturally the first thing you think about is where to sleep. If you are not into the camp life and sleeping outside, you might want to research some hotels, villas, or bed and breakfast inns where you and your dog can stay, enjoy, and chill after a long day of exploring the island. It is important to do your research beforehand when you are going to a foreign country so as not be unpleasantly surprised when a hotel says that dogs are not allowed in. 

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Research
Use the good old power of the Internet to find the perfect place where you and your pup can stay. Find several options and find out if they are 100% dog-friendly. Some places may accept smaller dogs but not larger ones, so if your pooch is a tall boy, reach out to the hotels, villas, or inns, and ask specifically if you can stay there.
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Book it
When you and your dog agree on the place, book it and talk to the management about any special facilities your dog can frequent. Ask them if you are supposed to bring a bed for your pup, and ask if you should bring your own food and water bowls. Better to come prepared than for your pup to go hungry.
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Leash or no leash
The final thing you should find out about is whether you need to keep your dog on a leash at all times. Some places have that rule, and some don’t, so knowing in advance will help you plan your packing. Be a good guest and be informed, and always make sure that you have treats on hand so you can calm your dog down when they get too excited, so as not to disturb other guests.
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Pidurangala Rock

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Hard
2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
water bowl
water
Activity description

Pidurangala Rock is a huge rock formation in the north of Sigiriya in Sri Lanka. It is one of the main tourist attractions of this county because of the breathtaking view and the interesting history behind the place. Over there, you can find a temple which you can also visit and really soak up the culture and the historical significance of Sri Lankan people, all with your best furry friend by your side. Just make sure that your dog is on a leash if there are people around, and even if there are no people there, to avoid them getting lost or ruining the natural wonders that happened here. 

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Hike
Get ready for a long hike to Pidurangala Rock. It would be best if you were in good shape since this tour is not a walk in the park, it is quite strenuous and uphill all the time. Just a few minutes off the base you will be met by many stairs you need to climb, so bring some water and your hiking shoes and get ready to sweat.
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Boulder fun
When you reach near the top, you will see many large boulders, so huge that they will definitely be taller than you. Your dog will surely be astonished when they see a rock so large, so let them sniff it out, see their immense size, and investigate the plants around them. Your doggo will learn new things about the world and they will surely be happy that they did it by your side.
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Tangalle Beach

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
6 hrs
Items needed
Water
water bowl
leash
sun protection
Activity description

When in Sri Lanka, do as Sri Lankans do, right? When you are in a tropical country it would be such a shame not to visit one of the amazing beaches this country has to offer. You have about a thousand choices here, but one of the most beautiful ones is definitely the Tangalle Beach, in the south of Sri Lanka. You and your dog can be lazy in the sun, play in the sea, and get some exercise while frolicking in the water. The pristine water and the sandy beach will surely make you want to stay longer, and your dog will undoubtedly have loads of fun with you by their side. 

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Find it
First off, find the beach. If you are travelling from Galle, the cheapest way to reach the beach is to go by bus or train. See which one will take your dog on board. Get on a bus and get off at the bus station in Tangalle. After that, take a tuk tuk which can take you directly to the beach, or just walk there, although you might be safer taking the tuk tuk so as not to get lost.
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Swim
Have a little competition with your dog. Throw a toy or a branch in the water and race them to it. Whoever gets to it first gets a treat back on the shore. Splash around, dive, jump in the water, or just chill in the shallow end. Whatever you decide to do, you will surely relax and unwind, and realize that life is beautiful and should be enjoyed every day.
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Tourist Stuff

Of course, you can always be a tourist and take your dog on an exploration walk around the town you are in. You will see interesting houses, monuments, and temples that you don’t have back home, and your dog may make a canine friend or two along the way. 

Beach Walk

There is nothing more relaxing than taking a long walk on the beach, especially if the “person” you are with is your best friend. Take your dog, bring some food and water, and stroll down the beach at sunset, soak up the fresh air, and just relax. 

Conclusion

As you can see, Sri Lanka is a fun country very worth the visit. Not only is the culture fascinating, the history rich, and the people nice, the weather is also perfect year round. You and your dog can explore the new place, make new friends, and explore other cultures together, all of which will surely strengthen your already perfect relationship. You know what they say, friends who travel together, stay together!