Commonly referred to as ‘cave exploration’, caving is now a popular leisure activity in Sri Lanka.

In the recent past, numerous caves found in the island has touched the heart strings of many local and global tourists. With an impressive range of caves located throughout the central and southern region of the country, caving in Sri Lanka is a once in a life time experience for amateurs as well as experts. Sri Lanka has ancient caves that can be explored by amateurs as well as by experts.

The fascinating activity of Caving is relatively new to Sri Lanka , but with an impressive range of caves located throughout the country it’s an unusual experience not to be missed! Known to the experts as ‘speleology’, caving involves the exploration, surveying, mapping and photographing of caves situated around Sri Lanka . With some of Sri Lanka’s caves dating back approximately 500 million years.

This fact is not a surprise as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ is home to the second largest caving structure in the world – the Waulpane Cave, nearby the Udawalawe National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. The Andirilena Caves, Pannila Calcarious Cave, Waulpane Cave, Rawana Ella Cave, Sthripura Cave, and the Bogoda Cave are the more renowned caves of Sri Lanka and these are just few of the total number of caves found in the country. Balangoda, Kitulgala area has few extra ordinary caves that are favorites of enthusiasts, the activity involves exploration, surveying, mapping and photographing of caves.