Aluthgama Kande Viharaya
Kande Vihara is a major Buddhist temple in the Kalutara District. The temple has got its name ‘Kande vihara’ as it is built on top of a hill located near the Aluthgama town. This iconic temple is home to one of the world’s largest Read More
The Bentota River Safari is popular activity that has to be on the ‘to do’ list of every Sri Lankan holiday goer. This unforgettable activity lasts for over two hours and gives the visitors a chance to travel the secretive passages of the mangrove forests
Kosgoda Turtle Farms
There are a few lovely Turtle hatcheries down the coast, especially in and around the Kosgoda area. They are sustainably run by the locals, with international volunteers helping out throughout the year. Read More
This experience is just brilliant. If you swing by during the day you’ll get to see all the adorable little hatchlings as well as the older and wiser turtles doing their thing in the tanks. The real fun is being part of the release! This takes place almost everyday around sunset. The staff will pick out the ones fit for release, put them in little buckets and hand them to you.
Ambalangoda is a coastal town located in the Galle District, which is in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. Governed by Ambalangoda Urban Council, the town is famous for its ancient demon masks and devil dancers. Here you can visit some very unique mask museums. Read More
The traditional masks are carved from light Balsa like Kaduru wood (Nux vomica). Kaduru trees grow in the marshy lands bordering paddy fields. The wood is smoke dried for a week in preparation. The hand carved & hand painted masks in traditional dance dramas are vibrant & colorful. The colourful & vibrant naga raksha (Cobra demon) mask of the Raksha Kolama (Demon dance), consist of a ferocious face with bulging, popping & staring eyes, a bloodthirsty carnivorous tongue lolling out of wide mouth armoured & armed to the hilt with set of fanglike teeth, all this topped by a set of cobra hoods.
Matugama is a semi urban town surrounded by mountains, tea estates and paddy fields. The town is located 64 km to the south of Colombo. Its’ water streams and water falls make the area very pleasant and relaxing.
Lunu Ganga & Brief Garden
Brief Gardens, the famous garden and country residence of Bevis Bawa, who had inspired his brother, Geoffrey Bawa to build Lunuganga. An amazing place consisting bathing fountains, sculptures and ponds among a stunning landscaped area that was once a rubber plantation. Read More
Sprawling trees hold high their vast canopies and provide shade for springing undergrowth. Ancient Frangipani trees throw down a carpet of fragrant blossoms. To recreate the little gardens of Eden is not an easy task, but it was this challenge that the two famous Bawa brothers have taken on in their masterpieces at Lunugala and Brief. The late Geoffrey Bawa – the ‘father of Asian architecture’ lovingly created the serene world of Lunuganga. Flanked on two sides by the Deduwa Lake, this 15 acre estate just inland from Bentota, was transformed into a unique blend of Italian Renaissance classicism and heady tropical wilderness. Here pavilions, courtyards, little passageways, statues and ponds vie for attention, and yet are in perfect harmony with their surrounds and each other to evoke a lasting sense of tranquility
Light House Island
This lighthouse is located on the Barberyn Island, which is an island that measures 3.25 ha in size and is situated about 0.8 km away from the town of Beruwala. This town is on the south-west coast of Sri Lanka and is around 56 km south of Colombo. Read More
Barberyn is an island that is reminiscent of a tropical paradise, with its beautiful 100 foot tall lighthouse, swaying palm trees, thick tropical foliage, and bright blue sea. There are a few ruins that give it an exciting aura of mystery. It’s a great place to picnic, have a nice swim and spend a relaxing day at. Since not many people take the effort to talk to the fishermen and negotiate a reasonable price to ferry them over; there are not many visitors disturbing the peace and calmness of the island. If proper permission is obtained, you may even be able to camp out and spend a night or two.
An Unesco World Heritage Site, this historic city is a delight to explore on foot, an endlessly exotic old trading port blessed with imposing Dutch-colonial buildings, ancient mosques and churches, grand mansions and museums. Read More
Built by the Dutch, beginning in 1663, Galle’s core is the Fort, a walled enclave surrounded on three sides by the ocean. A key part of the Fort’s appeal is that it isn’t just a pretty place. Sure, tourism now dominates the local economy, but this unique city remains a working community – there are administrative offices as well as courts, export companies, schools and colleges.
Most travellers are utterly seduced by Galle’s ambience, and it’s undoubtedly southern Sri Lanka’s one un-missable sight
Fish market / Harbour– Beruwala
Beruwala is a charismatic fishing town located in the southern coastal region of Sri Lanka. Among many places of interests, the fish market is a must visit place, where you can indulge in a unique experience. It is a place where the whole days catches are brought in and sold wholesale as well as retail. Read More
To get the full market experience you need to arrive here early during the time the fishermen arrive at the market. If you get the timing right you will be able to see a variety of freshly caught seafood ranging from prawns, lobsters, and crab and fish, from small to ginormous sizes,