Tours | Unawatuna Beach
From the Unawatuna beach an excursion to the Ruhunu National Wild Life Park could be arranged. Travelling along the west-southern coast of Srilanka, with beach hugging road where there are many cultural and interesting things to look out for,one can approach this wild life haven to witness beautiful and awe inspiring wild life sometimes encountering a wild elephant or two who would come right on to the 4 wheel drive jeep one could travel inside the park. inquiries, “email@example.com” or mobile 0094-775776902
Unawatuna is an excellent ground for breeding turtles.many varieties of marine turtles wade into the shore to lay their nests & eggs.the loggerheads & the leathery turtle visits the shore oftenly & the green turtle visits the shore less.newborn turtles are cared here until the little baby turtles are ready to be released back to the ocean. if you happen to come during such realease time you too can participate in the presrvation act to release tiny turtle hatchlings.
Unawatuna beach, a crescent shaped shallow beach situated further south to the famous town of galle and its famous harbour and towering roomassala mountain. It is protected by a natural reef from the open sea and due to the semicircle shape of it forms a perfect natural swimming pool with aquamarine colour gentle waves crashing on the golden sandy beach.
In addition to the blue whale watching at the neary town of mirissa, fisher folk plant sticks into the shallow water and sitting on a crotch on the stick small variety of fish are caught. these fishermen known as “stilt fishermen” spend many an hour catching the fish one by one. they look like a flock of one legged birds with their straw hats and the fishing rods. since recently you too can join them but must be warned to learn to sit on a piece of stick (maybe about 8 inches) for more than an hour or so.
This builiding was built first in 1588 by the portuguese,in the bay of galle on the south east coast of sri lanka.then it was extensively fortified by the dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards.the heritage value of this magnificent fort has been recognized by the unesco & has been declared as an archeological reserve by it.still it appears nicely due to the great job done by the archaeological department of sri lanka.it is built on a small rocky peninsula,belonging to the sea as much as to the land.it covers an area of 52 hectares (130 acres).the dutch church inside the fort h
Beautiful rare species of birds could be seen at koggala, marshy areas & rumassala hillock.this is a very popular activity of tourists who comes to visit unawatuna.they photograph & video these beautiful birds.there are over 60 species of endemic birds around the area.birds such as egrets, herons, terns, kingfishers, sandpipers & rare species such as the lesser whistling duck, the black bittern, the white breasted waterhen, the asian palm swift & the turnstone loten’s sunbird.
This river traversed by boat takes one to a completely different environment full of mangrove trees intervining over your heads forming a canopy in the river channels. a bird watchers paradise these channels wind through fish breeding ground and many other flora varieties could be observed along the river ride. the kirala tree which bears a tasty fruit (made into a tasty drink by locals) are used in “devildance” mask carving at a near by town called ambalangoda.