Attractions

 

Katharagama

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Kataragama is a place frequented by adherents of all religions in Sri Lanka and this city now declared a sacred city.The annual procession held in the months of July-August is the main pageant and is as colourful as any other pageant in the country.It has, as the concluding event, the performance of fire walking by the devotees. Kavadi dancing is another attraction in the pageant. There are devotees who perform this dance to fulfil vows even on other occasions.

 

Yala National Park

Spread over 126,786 hectares, Yala Safari Park, also known as Ruhunu Safari Park, is second only to Wilpattu Safari Park, the largest wildlife reservation in Sri Lanka. Situated in the south-eastern low-land dry zone of Sri Lanka, Yala Safari Park is a combination of dry-mixed evergreen forests, bushland, open greenery, water holes, briny water lagoons and seaside forest areas. Drypatus sepiaria (weera), Salvadora persica (malittan) and Manilkara hexandra (palu) overshadow the other vegetation of this incredible safari park.
 
         
The assortment of wild life at Yala Safari Park include large mammals such as elephants, spotted barking deer, mouse deer, sambhur, wild boar, water buffalo, sloth bear (endangered) and the leopard. Other animal species such as jackal, civet, rusty spotted fishing cats, mongoose, black nape hare, grey languor and toque macaque (endemic) are resident at Yala Safari Park. A stunningly large amount of crocodiles belonging to endangered varieties frequent the massive water holes and lagoons of the safari park. The largest bird in Sri Lanka, the rare black-necked stork is among the 142 species of birds recorded at the park. The majestic tuskers and the grand leopards are some of the rare and beautiful animals of Yala Safari Park, probably the most magnificent wild life sanctuary in Sri Lanka.
 
 
Situlpawwa

         
Situated within the Yala Wild Life Sanctuary this monastery is one of the most complex as well as the most beautiful temples in Sri Lanka.It was once an ancient centre of Buddhism in Ruhuna. Situlpauva had served as a centre of Buddhist meditation and had accommodated thousands of monks.
 
Kirinda

         
Kirinda is a small but beautiful village on the southern coast of Sri Lanka . It has a beautiful beach and a Buddhist vihara built on huge round rock. The area is also close to the great and little basses reefs which provide some of the most spectacular scuba diving in the country.One of the most well known attractions in Kirinda is the statue of queen Viharamadevi. This is situated on the spot where she is said to have landed after being set adrift on the sea from Kelaniya. The rock temple mentioned above is largely believed to be the site of her landing.
 
Activities
 
  • Safari Tours to Yala – A dafari jeeo with special seating designed for easy   Animal sightings will be arranged on request.

  • Mountain biking through mini jungle settings will an ideal activity for adventure and nature lovers. Contact us to arrange you bilkes.

  • Camping in our own jungle setting or a location near the Yala National park can be arranged. ( prior request required )

  • Bird watching

  • Trek up the hill of Vedasitikanda 

  • River Bathing. 
 
      
 
      
 


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