The legendary Mountain consisting of herb and rare medicinal plant s believed to be a piece from the Himalaya range of India, with trickling water streams to cool your feet and your own private hiking trails ending up to the rocky outcrops of the Galle Harbour.
The very beautiful and serene crescent shaped golden sand beach of Unawatuna with the surf playing at your feet and dolphins jumping in the horizon.
Scuba Diving – Unawatuna
Unawatuna is a wonderful place for scuba diving and snorkeling. Explore the fantastic marine life such as coral, ship wrecks, myriad tropical fish, coral fish, angle fish and puffer fish just off the coast of Unawatuna.
An exotic diving location, located off the coast of Unawatuna. It lies just south of Galle, 125km from Colombo. It is a highly sought-after bay on Sri Lanka’s less-developed South coast. Cheery, modestly-sized and enduring in popularity. It is a haven for those who crave a beautiful beach and entertaining evenings. This small bay is graced with golden sands and a calm turquoise sea.
The Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 16th century from 1649 on-wards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. UNESCO declared the Galle Dutch Fort as a world heritage site.
Source – Courtesy of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galle_Fort
Hiyare Rain-forest & Reservior
The Hiyare Reservoir is a natural reservoir in the district of Galle, Sri Lanka . This reservoir is a major source of drinking water to the city of Galle . The catchment zone of the reservoir consists of about 600 acres of a rather well preserved lowland rain forest and its conservation is therefore of significance.
Further, Mahadola, which is a major stream that enriches the river, originates here.
The scuba diving and Coral garden Center of the area. in glass bottomed boats one can visit the correls to observe jewel like sea fish darting in and around the corals mesmerizing and feasting your senses.
Mirissa Surfing & Whale Watching
The latest discovered spot on earth to watch the largest mammal on earth the “whale”. on their long journeys to the Australian seas where they are breeding they pass very close to the beaches of Mirissa and Dondra head further down south. Unlike in other parts of the world where one can observe a single species, but at Mirissa you can observe several including the Blue Whale, Sperm Whale etc.
The “Ritual Mask Making Center” where one can watch the colorful and mystical devil masks being carved out of soft wood found on the river bank estuaries.