Activities Near Me & Day Excursions
Places Near Me and day excursions
The National Zoological Gardens, Dehiwala – more commonly called Colombo Zoo – has a long history. In the early years of the 20th century, John Hagenbeck, brother of the famous animal trainer, Carl Hagenbeck had established the Ceylon Zoological Gardens as a company at Dehiwala. The 11-acre plot of land was used by the Hagenbecks as a collecting depot for captured wild animals destined for the Zoos of Europe. However, the company was bankrupt in 1936 and was purchased by the Government. Initially the Zoo came under the purview of the Government Agent of Colombo and was headed by a Superintendent. When it was made an autonomous department in 1946, the main aim was to satisfy people’s curiosity and thus the Zoo was more focused on entertainment rather than conservation.
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Dehiwala Zoological Garden
120 Quarry Rd
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The National Zoological Gardens, Dehiwala – more commonly called Colombo Zoo – has a long history. In the early years of the 20th century, John Hagenbeck, brother of the famous animal trainer, Carl Hagenbeck had established the Ceylon Zoological Gardens as a company at Dehiwala. The 11-acre plot of land was used by the Hagenbecks as a collecting depot for captured wild animals destined for the Zoos of Europe. However, the company was bankrupt in 1936 and was purchased by the Government. Initially the Zoo came under the purview of the Government Agent of Colombo and was headed by a Superintendent. When it was made an autonomous department in 1946, the main aim was to satisfy people’s curiosity and thus the Zoo was more focused on entertainment rather than conservation.
PINNAWELA ELEPHANTS - After breakfast, drive to Pinnawala where you will visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, where baby elephants are cared by man. Be sure to watch the morning feeding and bathing sessions, which are truly a sight to see. Drive back to Colombo.
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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PINNAWELA ELEPHANTS - After breakfast, drive to Pinnawala where you will visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, where baby elephants are cared by man. Be sure to watch the morning feeding and bathing sessions, which are truly a sight to see. Drive back to Colombo.
Day Excursion - Spice Garden & Kandy City Tour SPICE GARDENS/ KANDY HILL STATION/THE TEMPLE OF THE SACRED TOOTH RELIC/CULTURAL DANCE PROGRAM - After breakfast, drive to Kandy en-route you will visit an aromatic Spice Garden. Following drive to Kandy where you will enjoy a City Tour of Kandy, which includes the Upper & Lower Lake Drives, a Gem Museum, and the famous Kandy Market, among other very interesting sights. You will enjoy drive to Kandy, you will visit the beautiful Dalada Maligawa, "the Temple Of The Sacred Tooth Relic Of Lord Buddha", later in the evening you will really enjoy a Cultural Dance Program.
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Kandy
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Day Excursion - Spice Garden & Kandy City Tour SPICE GARDENS/ KANDY HILL STATION/THE TEMPLE OF THE SACRED TOOTH RELIC/CULTURAL DANCE PROGRAM - After breakfast, drive to Kandy en-route you will visit an aromatic Spice Garden. Following drive to Kandy where you will enjoy a City Tour of Kandy, which includes the Upper & Lower Lake Drives, a Gem Museum, and the famous Kandy Market, among other very interesting sights. You will enjoy drive to Kandy, you will visit the beautiful Dalada Maligawa, "the Temple Of The Sacred Tooth Relic Of Lord Buddha", later in the evening you will really enjoy a Cultural Dance Program.
Adventure Whitewater Rafting Kitulgala Kitulgala is located about 80 kilometers from Colombo on the A7 main road that runs to Nuwara Eliya via Avissawella. Kitulgala is a pleasant town set amidst green hills thick with tropical vegetation. The name Kitulgala itself is derived from the Kitul palm tree, groves of which are abound in the expanses. Kitul sap is concentrated and then crystallized to produce jaggery. Kitul sap is also fermented to make palm wine. After breakfast, a wonderful drive up the mountains viewing majestic waterfalls brings you to Kitulgala, where the classic movie "Bridge on the River Kwai" was filmed, over the raging river. Great Fun, Adventure, Excitement and the ideal Outdoor Experience! Find all these elements in Rafting, Hiking, Trekking and Canyoning (known as canyoneering in the U.S.) at "Kelani" River in Kitulgala, Sri Lanka and fall in love with the rapids, Water and Greenery that Nature has to offer you in this part of the Country! The Rafting Team 39 makes exciting and memorable days of whitewater and family-style rafting. Choose the offer which fits best to your style and energy. There is an unlimited fun and adventure for everyone... from novice to pro!
Rafting Team 39
Adventure Whitewater Rafting Kitulgala Kitulgala is located about 80 kilometers from Colombo on the A7 main road that runs to Nuwara Eliya via Avissawella. Kitulgala is a pleasant town set amidst green hills thick with tropical vegetation. The name Kitulgala itself is derived from the Kitul palm tree, groves of which are abound in the expanses. Kitul sap is concentrated and then crystallized to produce jaggery. Kitul sap is also fermented to make palm wine. After breakfast, a wonderful drive up the mountains viewing majestic waterfalls brings you to Kitulgala, where the classic movie "Bridge on the River Kwai" was filmed, over the raging river. Great Fun, Adventure, Excitement and the ideal Outdoor Experience! Find all these elements in Rafting, Hiking, Trekking and Canyoning (known as canyoneering in the U.S.) at "Kelani" River in Kitulgala, Sri Lanka and fall in love with the rapids, Water and Greenery that Nature has to offer you in this part of the Country! The Rafting Team 39 makes exciting and memorable days of whitewater and family-style rafting. Choose the offer which fits best to your style and energy. There is an unlimited fun and adventure for everyone... from novice to pro!
Colombo City Tour Enjoy an interesting City Tour of Colombo which includes important residential and commercial areas, shopping centers, and other various fascinating sights which adds to the mystical ambiance of being in this exotic land. The tour will also include visits to local temples, Gangarama Temple, Seema Malaka. Gangarama Temple is one of the most important temples in Colombo, Sri Lanka, being a mix of modern architecture and cultural essence. Seema Malaka is a Buddhist temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The temple is mainly used for meditation and rest, rather than for worship. Situated in the Beira Lake, the temple was originally constructed in the late 19th century.
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Colombo
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Colombo City Tour Enjoy an interesting City Tour of Colombo which includes important residential and commercial areas, shopping centers, and other various fascinating sights which adds to the mystical ambiance of being in this exotic land. The tour will also include visits to local temples, Gangarama Temple, Seema Malaka. Gangarama Temple is one of the most important temples in Colombo, Sri Lanka, being a mix of modern architecture and cultural essence. Seema Malaka is a Buddhist temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The temple is mainly used for meditation and rest, rather than for worship. Situated in the Beira Lake, the temple was originally constructed in the late 19th century.
Galle Fort in Sri Lanka: A UNESCO World Heritage Site The Galle Fort, or Dutch Fort as it is also known, is a fortification first built by the Portugese on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. The initial fortifications, which were built in the late 16th century, were quite basic. However the fort underwent extensive modifications in the 17th century by the Dutch, making it one of the most important archaeological, architectural and historic monuments to illustrate the European influence in South East Asia between the 16th and 19th centuries. According to a statement by UNESCO the site was recognized as a World Heritage Site for its unique exposition of an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries which is the criteterion number four for such recognition
Galle Dutch Fort
Galle Fort in Sri Lanka: A UNESCO World Heritage Site The Galle Fort, or Dutch Fort as it is also known, is a fortification first built by the Portugese on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. The initial fortifications, which were built in the late 16th century, were quite basic. However the fort underwent extensive modifications in the 17th century by the Dutch, making it one of the most important archaeological, architectural and historic monuments to illustrate the European influence in South East Asia between the 16th and 19th centuries. According to a statement by UNESCO the site was recognized as a World Heritage Site for its unique exposition of an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries which is the criteterion number four for such recognition
Here you will find lots of information about Sri Lanka's pioneering sea turtle conservation project - why Sri Lanka (and the village of Kosgoda in particular) is a prime turtle nesting site, why the conservation project is needed and how the project is operated by local people with the help of international volunteers
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Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
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Here you will find lots of information about Sri Lanka's pioneering sea turtle conservation project - why Sri Lanka (and the village of Kosgoda in particular) is a prime turtle nesting site, why the conservation project is needed and how the project is operated by local people with the help of international volunteers
WRECK DIVING IN SRI LANKA - While not as visually appealing or awe inspiring as the popular Cargo Wreck or Medhufaru wreck in Colombo this is a fun dive in its own right. The ship is broken into two pieces with the stern and bow lying about 40m away from each other. But the intact sections provide a haven for marine life with schooling snappers, large porcupinefish, angelfish, sweetlips and a variety of other reef dwellers. Black corals adorn the sides of the ship and thousands of anthias and damselfish swarm around the top like butterflies. With a maximum depth of 26m this is an easy relaxed dive with plenty of photo opportunities.
Island Scuba
WRECK DIVING IN SRI LANKA - While not as visually appealing or awe inspiring as the popular Cargo Wreck or Medhufaru wreck in Colombo this is a fun dive in its own right. The ship is broken into two pieces with the stern and bow lying about 40m away from each other. But the intact sections provide a haven for marine life with schooling snappers, large porcupinefish, angelfish, sweetlips and a variety of other reef dwellers. Black corals adorn the sides of the ship and thousands of anthias and damselfish swarm around the top like butterflies. With a maximum depth of 26m this is an easy relaxed dive with plenty of photo opportunities.
Pigeon Island National Park Floating in the great blue 1 km offshore, Pigeon Island, with its powdery white sands and glittering coral gardens, tantalises with possibilities. A nesting area for rock pigeons, the island is beautiful enough, with rock pools and paths running through thickets, but it’s the underwater landscape that’s the real star. The reef here is shallow, making snorkeling almost as satisfying as diving, and it’s home to dozens of corals, hundreds of reef fish (including blacktip reef sharks) and turtles. Note that the recent surge in tourism has damaged the reef to a degree, so don't expect a pristine marine environment. Close to the shore, some day trippers stomp all over shallow coral. The Pigeon Island National Park Ticket Office is on the beach in front of the Anilana hotel. As with all national parks in Sri Lanka, the various fees and charges are myriad and can add up. The local boat owners association, Nilaveli Private Boat Service, has a hut next to the park office where you can arrange trips. Most dive shops offer trips here, as do many hotels. The busiest times to visit are May to September.
Pigeon Island
Pigeon Island National Park Floating in the great blue 1 km offshore, Pigeon Island, with its powdery white sands and glittering coral gardens, tantalises with possibilities. A nesting area for rock pigeons, the island is beautiful enough, with rock pools and paths running through thickets, but it’s the underwater landscape that’s the real star. The reef here is shallow, making snorkeling almost as satisfying as diving, and it’s home to dozens of corals, hundreds of reef fish (including blacktip reef sharks) and turtles. Note that the recent surge in tourism has damaged the reef to a degree, so don't expect a pristine marine environment. Close to the shore, some day trippers stomp all over shallow coral. The Pigeon Island National Park Ticket Office is on the beach in front of the Anilana hotel. As with all national parks in Sri Lanka, the various fees and charges are myriad and can add up. The local boat owners association, Nilaveli Private Boat Service, has a hut next to the park office where you can arrange trips. Most dive shops offer trips here, as do many hotels. The busiest times to visit are May to September.
SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS Sigiriya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most dramatic, inspiring and beautiful historical locations in the world. Sigiriya is a fortress-palace which was built atop a towering rock in the 5th century, and a mythical past of feuding dynasties enhances Sigiriya’s striking setting. Legend has it that King Kasyapa murdered his father, Dhatusena, and claimed the throne for himself, despite the fact that he was not the direct heir – his mother was one of Dhatusena’s concubines. After killing the king, Kasyapa was fearful that his half-brother, Prince Moggallana, would return from exile in India and rightfully claim his crown. This fear drove him to build the majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, protected not only by the rock’s height and sheer sides, but also by stone barracks filled with soldiers and a crocodile-infested moat. He also developed an extensive, incredibly advanced system which allowed water to move between the top and the bottom of the rock, not only to ensure that he and his family had water to drink, but also to fill the beautiful water gardens which he created at the foot of the rock.
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Sigiriya
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SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS Sigiriya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most dramatic, inspiring and beautiful historical locations in the world. Sigiriya is a fortress-palace which was built atop a towering rock in the 5th century, and a mythical past of feuding dynasties enhances Sigiriya’s striking setting. Legend has it that King Kasyapa murdered his father, Dhatusena, and claimed the throne for himself, despite the fact that he was not the direct heir – his mother was one of Dhatusena’s concubines. After killing the king, Kasyapa was fearful that his half-brother, Prince Moggallana, would return from exile in India and rightfully claim his crown. This fear drove him to build the majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, protected not only by the rock’s height and sheer sides, but also by stone barracks filled with soldiers and a crocodile-infested moat. He also developed an extensive, incredibly advanced system which allowed water to move between the top and the bottom of the rock, not only to ensure that he and his family had water to drink, but also to fill the beautiful water gardens which he created at the foot of the rock.
The Dambulla temple has five caves and 157 statues of the Lord Buddha, many paintings on the ceilings and walls that emphasis the artistic talent of ancient days. The history of the caves, rock and temple dates from the 1st century BC. The fascination of these caves is not only the statues but also the many intricate and delicate paintings that cover the ceiling and walls, created with indigenous traditional paints. Because of the history, archaeological and artistic implications, the premises were declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1991. The temple has been in use for over 22 centuries and still holds a sense of benevolence and spirituality. Visitors may climb up steps to the temple and the view from the top of the rock is as inspiring as the temple’s golden interior. It is also believed to be home to prehistoric Sri Lankans as burial sites have been found with skeletons that are about 2700 years old. However, only after the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka did the caves flourish. It is traditionally thought that Valagamba of Anuradhapura had the caves converted into a temple. He was exiled from Anuradhapura at the time and was seeking refuge from South Indian usurpers. He spent 15 years in hiding within the caves before reclaiming his capital and as a way of thanking the gods built the temples with the caves he once hid inside. The statues and art found within the cave truly highlight the artistic abilities of those living in the past. It is well persevered and a walk through the caves will prove to be both insightful and a very memorable experience.
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Dambulla Royal Cave Temple
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The Dambulla temple has five caves and 157 statues of the Lord Buddha, many paintings on the ceilings and walls that emphasis the artistic talent of ancient days. The history of the caves, rock and temple dates from the 1st century BC. The fascination of these caves is not only the statues but also the many intricate and delicate paintings that cover the ceiling and walls, created with indigenous traditional paints. Because of the history, archaeological and artistic implications, the premises were declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1991. The temple has been in use for over 22 centuries and still holds a sense of benevolence and spirituality. Visitors may climb up steps to the temple and the view from the top of the rock is as inspiring as the temple’s golden interior. It is also believed to be home to prehistoric Sri Lankans as burial sites have been found with skeletons that are about 2700 years old. However, only after the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka did the caves flourish. It is traditionally thought that Valagamba of Anuradhapura had the caves converted into a temple. He was exiled from Anuradhapura at the time and was seeking refuge from South Indian usurpers. He spent 15 years in hiding within the caves before reclaiming his capital and as a way of thanking the gods built the temples with the caves he once hid inside. The statues and art found within the cave truly highlight the artistic abilities of those living in the past. It is well persevered and a walk through the caves will prove to be both insightful and a very memorable experience.
Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa is one of the most exciting water activities you can do in Sri Lanka during your holiday. Mirissa is the best place to start your whale and dolphin watching tour in Sri Lanka. Whale watching season in Mirissa is from November till April. Blue whale is the biggest animal in the world.
Raja & the Whales
Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa is one of the most exciting water activities you can do in Sri Lanka during your holiday. Mirissa is the best place to start your whale and dolphin watching tour in Sri Lanka. Whale watching season in Mirissa is from November till April. Blue whale is the biggest animal in the world.
Adam’s Peak, also known as Sri Pada, is a 2,243m (7,359 ft) mountain in the central highland region of Sri Lanka. Popular for Sri Lankans and tourists alike. The typical climb is started in the middle of the night so you can reach the peak for a breathtaking Adams peak sunrise. For Sri Lankans, Sri Pada is an important pilgrimage site. However, The religious significance of Adam’s Peak greatly depends on who you’re talking to… Buddhists – claim the footprint mark is the left foot of Buddha Hindus – consider the footprint to belong to none other than Lord Shiva Muslims & Christians – believe it’s Adam’s first step after being exiled from the Garden of Eden.
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Sri Pada / Adam's Peak
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Adam’s Peak, also known as Sri Pada, is a 2,243m (7,359 ft) mountain in the central highland region of Sri Lanka. Popular for Sri Lankans and tourists alike. The typical climb is started in the middle of the night so you can reach the peak for a breathtaking Adams peak sunrise. For Sri Lankans, Sri Pada is an important pilgrimage site. However, The religious significance of Adam’s Peak greatly depends on who you’re talking to… Buddhists – claim the footprint mark is the left foot of Buddha Hindus – consider the footprint to belong to none other than Lord Shiva Muslims & Christians – believe it’s Adam’s first step after being exiled from the Garden of Eden.
Welcome to everyone’s favourite hill-country village, and the place to ease off the travel accelerator with a few leisurely days resting in your choice of some of the country’s best guesthouses. The views through Ella Gap are stunning, and on a clear night you can even spy the subtle glow of the Great Basses lighthouse on Sri Lanka’s south coast. Don’t be too laid-back though; definitely make time for easygoing walks through tea plantations to temples, waterfalls and viewpoints. After building up a hiking-inspired appetite, look forward to Sri Lanka’s best home-cooked food and a reviving cuppa. Mini Adams Peak Mini Adams peak is the closest and easiest hike in Ella, Sri Lanka. We recommend this as a must do with full ratings, you would absolutely love the experience. Mini Adams Peak Mini Adams peak is the closest and easiest hike in Ella, Sri Lanka. We recommend this as a must do with full ratings, you would absolutely love the experience. Nine Arch Bridge The glorious Nine Arch Bridge between Ella and Demodara train stations is one of the engineering marvels in the early 20th century. Ravana Falls Ravana Falls is another must visit in Ella, Sri Lanka. Hill country of Sri Lanka is quite popular for beautiful waterfalls and Ravana Falls is right at the top.
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Ella
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Welcome to everyone’s favourite hill-country village, and the place to ease off the travel accelerator with a few leisurely days resting in your choice of some of the country’s best guesthouses. The views through Ella Gap are stunning, and on a clear night you can even spy the subtle glow of the Great Basses lighthouse on Sri Lanka’s south coast. Don’t be too laid-back though; definitely make time for easygoing walks through tea plantations to temples, waterfalls and viewpoints. After building up a hiking-inspired appetite, look forward to Sri Lanka’s best home-cooked food and a reviving cuppa. Mini Adams Peak Mini Adams peak is the closest and easiest hike in Ella, Sri Lanka. We recommend this as a must do with full ratings, you would absolutely love the experience. Mini Adams Peak Mini Adams peak is the closest and easiest hike in Ella, Sri Lanka. We recommend this as a must do with full ratings, you would absolutely love the experience. Nine Arch Bridge The glorious Nine Arch Bridge between Ella and Demodara train stations is one of the engineering marvels in the early 20th century. Ravana Falls Ravana Falls is another must visit in Ella, Sri Lanka. Hill country of Sri Lanka is quite popular for beautiful waterfalls and Ravana Falls is right at the top.
The Madu River area surrounding the river are all swampy marshlands covered in mangrove forests. When it comes to birds, cormorants and kingfishers are a common sight. For avid bird watchers, the mangrove forests are a dream coming true. There are over 111 bird species identified to inhabit the region. There are 31 types of reptiles, namely snakes, lizards and crocodiles. There are also over 50 kinds of butterflies and 25 kinds of molluscs found in the Madu River zone
Madu Ganga Fish Therapy
The Madu River area surrounding the river are all swampy marshlands covered in mangrove forests. When it comes to birds, cormorants and kingfishers are a common sight. For avid bird watchers, the mangrove forests are a dream coming true. There are over 111 bird species identified to inhabit the region. There are 31 types of reptiles, namely snakes, lizards and crocodiles. There are also over 50 kinds of butterflies and 25 kinds of molluscs found in the Madu River zone
Ministry of Crab is a high-end restaurant on Dutch Hospital premises that specializes in crab cuisine - the food is just plain mouth-watering and the service is good.
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Ministry of Crab
04 Hospital St
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Ministry of Crab is a high-end restaurant on Dutch Hospital premises that specializes in crab cuisine - the food is just plain mouth-watering and the service is good.
Realize Your Personalized Travel & Tour Dreams with Blue Dot Tours (Pvt) Ltd Enjoy the freedom of arranging your own customized tours to a price that fits your wallet. We are specialized in arranging the most fascinating tailored tour solutions to the destinations you always wanted to go at a price that fits your budget.
Blue Dot Tours (Pvt) Ltd
65 A Hotel Rd
Realize Your Personalized Travel & Tour Dreams with Blue Dot Tours (Pvt) Ltd Enjoy the freedom of arranging your own customized tours to a price that fits your wallet. We are specialized in arranging the most fascinating tailored tour solutions to the destinations you always wanted to go at a price that fits your budget.
Lovely Arugam Bay, a moon-shaped curl of soft sand, is home to a famed point break that many regard as the best surf spot in the country. It's a tiny place, with a population of a few hundred, and everything is dotted along a single road which parallels the coast. So in other words, the epitome of the laid-back beach scene that first drew surfers and sun-seekers to Sri Lanka. If you’re not a surfer, there are plenty of other draws: beachfront guesthouses, oceanside restaurants and a mellow, swing-another-day-in-a-hammock kind of vibe that’s totally removed from the brash west-coast beach resorts. Arugam Bay also makes a great base for several adventures in the surrounding hinterland. During the low season (November to April) things get extremely quiet and many places close altogether, but it can also be a serene time to visit, with few tourists and verdant landscapes.
Arugam Bay Beach
Lovely Arugam Bay, a moon-shaped curl of soft sand, is home to a famed point break that many regard as the best surf spot in the country. It's a tiny place, with a population of a few hundred, and everything is dotted along a single road which parallels the coast. So in other words, the epitome of the laid-back beach scene that first drew surfers and sun-seekers to Sri Lanka. If you’re not a surfer, there are plenty of other draws: beachfront guesthouses, oceanside restaurants and a mellow, swing-another-day-in-a-hammock kind of vibe that’s totally removed from the brash west-coast beach resorts. Arugam Bay also makes a great base for several adventures in the surrounding hinterland. During the low season (November to April) things get extremely quiet and many places close altogether, but it can also be a serene time to visit, with few tourists and verdant landscapes.
Tangalla is the gateway to the wide-open spaces and wide-open beaches of southeast Sri Lanka. It's the last town of any size before Hambantota and has some old-world charm. But you're really here to find your perfect beach, and there are several nearby.
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Tangalle Beach
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Tangalla is the gateway to the wide-open spaces and wide-open beaches of southeast Sri Lanka. It's the last town of any size before Hambantota and has some old-world charm. But you're really here to find your perfect beach, and there are several nearby.
The Hummanaya Blow Hole is the 2nd biggest Blow Hole in the world and can reach up to 25 m (82 ft) to 30 m (98 ft) in height. The name of this Blow Hole derives from the booming “Hoo” sound that you can hear right before the jets of water. It is known to be the most impressive during the monsoon season (May to November). After paying the “foreigners price” of 250 LKR ($1.60 USD).
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Hummanaya Blow Hole
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The Hummanaya Blow Hole is the 2nd biggest Blow Hole in the world and can reach up to 25 m (82 ft) to 30 m (98 ft) in height. The name of this Blow Hole derives from the booming “Hoo” sound that you can hear right before the jets of water. It is known to be the most impressive during the monsoon season (May to November). After paying the “foreigners price” of 250 LKR ($1.60 USD).
Hiriketiya Beach (20 minutes from Tangalle Town) is a small horseshoe-shaped bay with some of the nicest villas and clearest water on the south coast. This was our favourite beach within all of Sri Lanka. The bay was enclosed with tall skinny palm trees, crystal clear water and the waves big enough for beginners to jump on a surfboard.
Hiriketiya beach srilanka
Hiriketiya Beach (20 minutes from Tangalle Town) is a small horseshoe-shaped bay with some of the nicest villas and clearest water on the south coast. This was our favourite beach within all of Sri Lanka. The bay was enclosed with tall skinny palm trees, crystal clear water and the waves big enough for beginners to jump on a surfboard.
Rekawa Beach, 10km east of Tangalle town. This beach has a growing reputation as the turtle-watching beach and many people head down here during the season (April to September) to witness the turtles come to the shore to lay their eggs, a whole 120 of them! The tours run at 8:00 pm every evening by volunteers and locals from the non-profit Turtle Conservation Project and they do request 1000 LKR ($6 USD) to join the tour. If you don’t see the turtles, you can come back the following night without paying again. The whole process can take up to 2 hours from when the turtles first leave the ocean so be prepared to get comfortable on the sand!
Turtle Watch (TCP) Rekawa
Rekawa Beach, 10km east of Tangalle town. This beach has a growing reputation as the turtle-watching beach and many people head down here during the season (April to September) to witness the turtles come to the shore to lay their eggs, a whole 120 of them! The tours run at 8:00 pm every evening by volunteers and locals from the non-profit Turtle Conservation Project and they do request 1000 LKR ($6 USD) to join the tour. If you don’t see the turtles, you can come back the following night without paying again. The whole process can take up to 2 hours from when the turtles first leave the ocean so be prepared to get comfortable on the sand!
Mount Lavinia Beach, Colombo, Sri Lanka © Watch the waves breaking directly on the shore of Mount Lavinia Beach, which hosts a strip of high-end restaurants and hotels. Rent a hut here and feast on some of fresh seafood while admiring the sunset or gazing at starry skies. The waters lapping the beach are not suitable for swimming all year round, but you can still wade up to your hips or enjoy building sand castles and playing sports on the seafront. If you take a boat tour, you might catch a sight of dolphins. To visit Mount Lavinia Beach on your trip to Colombo.
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Mount Lavinia Beach
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Mount Lavinia Beach, Colombo, Sri Lanka © Watch the waves breaking directly on the shore of Mount Lavinia Beach, which hosts a strip of high-end restaurants and hotels. Rent a hut here and feast on some of fresh seafood while admiring the sunset or gazing at starry skies. The waters lapping the beach are not suitable for swimming all year round, but you can still wade up to your hips or enjoy building sand castles and playing sports on the seafront. If you take a boat tour, you might catch a sight of dolphins. To visit Mount Lavinia Beach on your trip to Colombo.
When it comes down to souvenirs and gifts for special occasions, Laksala is a great outlet to visit in Colombo. Established in 1982, this is the only devoted government franchise in the country. Committed to produce and provide visitors with a collection of different products, quality is always reassured. Laksala relies heavily on showing off local heritage and culture through arts and crafts and over the years, it has grown from selling handcrafts to precious gems and jewelry. Inside the store, you will find numerous items on sale, from stylish handbags made from rush and reed ware to intricate wood work products that will look fabulous on display in any living room. Paintings that express opulent historic events and even furniture made from local raw materials. If none of these products suit your taste, then do not fail to look through the garment section. There you might find yourself the perfect batik top and vibrant accessories that will suit your complexion. The store isn’t just confined to these departments, with a food section available for visitors you can browse through different bottled food products, exquisite spices (It is recommended if you plan on cooking a local dish at home, as all the spices sold are of premium quality and rich in flavour) and last but not least high quality tea.Find all of this and much more when you visit any of Laksala showrooms.
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Laksala
215 Bauddhaloka Mawatha
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When it comes down to souvenirs and gifts for special occasions, Laksala is a great outlet to visit in Colombo. Established in 1982, this is the only devoted government franchise in the country. Committed to produce and provide visitors with a collection of different products, quality is always reassured. Laksala relies heavily on showing off local heritage and culture through arts and crafts and over the years, it has grown from selling handcrafts to precious gems and jewelry. Inside the store, you will find numerous items on sale, from stylish handbags made from rush and reed ware to intricate wood work products that will look fabulous on display in any living room. Paintings that express opulent historic events and even furniture made from local raw materials. If none of these products suit your taste, then do not fail to look through the garment section. There you might find yourself the perfect batik top and vibrant accessories that will suit your complexion. The store isn’t just confined to these departments, with a food section available for visitors you can browse through different bottled food products, exquisite spices (It is recommended if you plan on cooking a local dish at home, as all the spices sold are of premium quality and rich in flavour) and last but not least high quality tea.Find all of this and much more when you visit any of Laksala showrooms.
It is a wonderful place to see a variety of dyed fabrics and designs. You will finds lots of jewelry and bag options too. If you are looking for quality gifts and souvenirs, here this is the place for it, in short a good place for the afternoon to Colombo.
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Barefoot
704 Galle Rd
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It is a wonderful place to see a variety of dyed fabrics and designs. You will finds lots of jewelry and bag options too. If you are looking for quality gifts and souvenirs, here this is the place for it, in short a good place for the afternoon to Colombo.
Avail yourself to the range of Mlesna's flavoured teas The Mlesna Tea Centre at the lively shopping mall of Majestic City carries a special range of Mlesna unique flavoured teas, such as jasmine, rose, early grey, mint, apple blossom and other fruit flavours such as melon, pineapple, strawberry, mango, orange and blueberry. The store also has a selection of Mlesna Tea packed in artistic containers that can be used as ornaments as well as in ceramic and porcelain cups and teapots.
Mlesna
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Avail yourself to the range of Mlesna's flavoured teas The Mlesna Tea Centre at the lively shopping mall of Majestic City carries a special range of Mlesna unique flavoured teas, such as jasmine, rose, early grey, mint, apple blossom and other fruit flavours such as melon, pineapple, strawberry, mango, orange and blueberry. The store also has a selection of Mlesna Tea packed in artistic containers that can be used as ornaments as well as in ceramic and porcelain cups and teapots.
Be it raw, roasted, salted or flavoured, cashews are the perfect snack to have in between meals. It comes packing a whole bunch of vitamins, minerals and has an incredible flavour. Rancrisp Cashews is one of the places in Colombo that you can grab a packet of some good old Cashew. They've got some interesting flavour range. Wide array of flavours available (deviled, salted, and curry leaves etc.)
Rancrisp Cashew
145 Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha
Be it raw, roasted, salted or flavoured, cashews are the perfect snack to have in between meals. It comes packing a whole bunch of vitamins, minerals and has an incredible flavour. Rancrisp Cashews is one of the places in Colombo that you can grab a packet of some good old Cashew. They've got some interesting flavour range. Wide array of flavours available (deviled, salted, and curry leaves etc.)
Want to go kitesurfing in Sri Lanka? KITESURF THE NATURAL LAGOONS OF KALPITIYA AND BASK IN THE SIMPLICITIES OF THE LOCALITY Ruuk Village – the ultimate oasis of tranquility, on the peninsula of Puttalam, just two and a half hours away from the Bandaranaike International Airport Colombo, Sri Lanka, humbly awaits your presence to grace the shores of the beautiful Kalpitiya lagoons. Step into a world of natural beauty, pristine and preserved; spread across a land extent of 9000sqm which a former coconut plantation was, now home to eight alluring cabanas thatched to strike a balance between your comfort and our impact on the environment.
Ruuk Village Kiteschool Teaching Zone
Want to go kitesurfing in Sri Lanka? KITESURF THE NATURAL LAGOONS OF KALPITIYA AND BASK IN THE SIMPLICITIES OF THE LOCALITY Ruuk Village – the ultimate oasis of tranquility, on the peninsula of Puttalam, just two and a half hours away from the Bandaranaike International Airport Colombo, Sri Lanka, humbly awaits your presence to grace the shores of the beautiful Kalpitiya lagoons. Step into a world of natural beauty, pristine and preserved; spread across a land extent of 9000sqm which a former coconut plantation was, now home to eight alluring cabanas thatched to strike a balance between your comfort and our impact on the environment.
Hot Air – Sri Lanka Ballooning Flying over the jungle you may see elephants roaming freely, variety of birds, wild life, water buffaloes standing in the paddy fields and monkeys swinging from the trees also the opportunity to see the wondrous sights from the air starting from Kandalama, Dambulla in the Cultural Triangle. An exciting hot air balloon ride by Sun Rise Ballooning. Not only will you experience the thrill of a wingless flight, but you will be able to see all of the area’s great attractions and breathtaking views !
Sri Lanka Ballooning - Sunrise Ballooning (Pvt) ltd
Hot Air – Sri Lanka Ballooning Flying over the jungle you may see elephants roaming freely, variety of birds, wild life, water buffaloes standing in the paddy fields and monkeys swinging from the trees also the opportunity to see the wondrous sights from the air starting from Kandalama, Dambulla in the Cultural Triangle. An exciting hot air balloon ride by Sun Rise Ballooning. Not only will you experience the thrill of a wingless flight, but you will be able to see all of the area’s great attractions and breathtaking views !