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  Just 11 km from Polonnaruwa on the A 11 road is a nature and bird sanctuary on two ancient lakes – Giritale and Minneriya. Both locations are nature destinations by ancient tanks, wild life and farming communities. The focal point of Giritale is this ancient...

Realizing the threat to the turtles the world over, the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka started a turtle hatchery on the Kosgoda beach. It was established in 1981 to protect turtles that frequent Sri Lankan waters from extinction. Mother turtles swim over to...

  Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela was started in 1975 by the Department of Wildlife on a twenty five acre coconut land overlooking the river Maha Oya at Rambukkana. The orphanage was primarily designed to afford care and protection to the many baby elephants who become orphaned...

  Unawatuna has over long years been a tourist’s delight. It is a beautiful and serene beach resort just 5 km south of Galle. The tourism industry took great pains to restore Unawatuna to its former glory having suffered heavily in the 2004Tsunami. Hotels, guesthouses, restaurants...

  The quiet village of Talpe on the main Galle - Matara road offers an ideal place for sun, sea, surf and serenity. The coconut palm fringed beach is elegantly soft and white, making it ideal for sun bathing and strolling and the sparkling blue sea...

With a strip of abandoned holiday resorts and 5* hotels along the beach, one gets the impression that Koggala has once been a tourists’ paradise. Even though some of these buildings have been abandoned, tourists have always frequented the beaches and the Koggala River and...

  Weligama is situated along the southern coast of Sri Lanka on its southern tip, about 24 km from the historic city of Galle and 140 km from Colombo. One can reach Weligama Bay within a half hour's drive from Galle, passing along expansive coconut groves...

  Another destination for independent travellers and surfers on Sri Lanka's southern coast is Mirissa. It is a small fishing village with a beautiful beach and excellent surf points. The fish landing site carries a large number of fishing vessels which bring in their catch early...

  Matara is the first large and commercial city that one comes across moving south east from Galle and moving along the southern coast of Sri Lanka. It is about 160 km from Colombo. The sea frontage to Matara city gives a glamorous look with a...

  Dikwella is a charming scenic village on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Beaches are shallow, calm and beautiful. The village itself is inhabited by unsophisticated people who live a quiet tropical life. The area is yet unaffected by mass tourism. Dikwella is the place...