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Sri Lanka Heritage

Gigantic stupas, palatial structures made of stone, all bear muted testimony to the epic history of this island in the Indian Ocean. History of sri lanka spans over a period of 2000 years, which is livid with many a colorful incident of regency and their doings. Times of wars, events of religious significance, coups and trysts with foreign elements color the odyssey of chequered history of "serendib" as sri lanka was known then.

If one ponders over the above, it would seem that "serendipity", which means all that pertain to the island of "serendib" is unique, unparalleled due to the fact that it's history being an epic itself. As the time went by, winds of change swept across this isle establishing many a new monarchy and this made new kingdoms while deserted ones were eaten by wildness.

There are many places of archeological importance in sri lanka today and this being the result of before mentioned.

Whale & Dolphin Watching

Whale and Dolphin watching is an easy sport that you can take up during the months of December to April. All you need to take is a boat, few kilometers from the shore, which we can help you arrange. Experienced local guides can show you a good time in watching whales and dolphins off the coast of Mirissa.

Pods of Dolphins can be seen accompanying boats frequently during the said months. Blue and Sperm Whales in large numbers frequent the coastline of Sri Lanka during this period and can be viewed near Mirissa beach, and just close proximity to the hotel.

Keep sun-lotion and a hat/cap and/or sunglasses in hand.

Whale Watching Trip Rates US$ 65 per person (3 to 5 hours of trip)

Boat is fully insured and equipped with communication equipment, Life Raft and Life rings . Life jackets also provided. Bottled water and picnic breakfast will be provided during the trip.

Sri Lanka Wild Life

Safaris located in towards the country, include those at Udawalawe and Yala. You can do full-day or half day trips. You can hire jeeps (4WD open-top) and a guide is a must who will join you at the starting point. Both Udawalawe Safari Park and Yala Safari Park are open from 6am to 6pm.

You can see leopards, elephants, monkeys, reptiles including crocodiles, birds and more.

Yala National Park has beaches, scrubland and jungle areas. Visitors are allowed to visit and are guided along the designated areas. Yala has a high density of leopards in the world, seeing them needs a bit of patience, and these animals are in the endangered list of animals.

Udawalawe Safari Park is located in the dry zone, and is famous for elephants and as a bird watching area. It is in higher ground than Yala, Uda Walawe Reservoir within its expanse. You can camp out and enjoy as well.

Turtle Hatchery

There are 18 hatcheries found along the southern coastal line; of them, nine hatcheries are found in the district of Galle and one is found in the district of Hambantota (Darwin's Cabana). According to statistics from 1996 to 1999, nearly a hundred thousand sea turtles were hatched and released to the sea from these hatcheries. A growing interest is manifest in the field of turtles everywhere in the world. While an infinitesimal minority of carnivores are bent on destroying this disappearing breed of marine turtles for their flesh and shell, a preponderant majority of people in many countries are keen to protect them and provide them sanctuaries.

Marine turtles were roaming the oceans for about 190 million years. Among the many different varieties of this species only eight of these ancient reptiles are found living today.

The following five different species visit Sri Lanka beaches to nest:

» Induruwa: Green Turtle, Olive Ridley Turtle and Leatherback Turtle

» Kosgoda: Loggerhead Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle and the three species found in Induruwa

» Akurala: Green Turtle

» Mavela: Green Turtle and Leatherback Turtle

» Kahandamodara: Unknown species of turtles visit the area.

» Usangoda: Leatherback Turtle.

» Ambalantota: Green Turtle and Leatherback Turtle

» Bundala: Green Turtle, Olive Ridley Turtle, Leatherback Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle and Hawksbill Turtle

» Yala: Green Turtle, Leatherback Turtle and Olive Ridley Turtle.

» Kandakuliya: In this area, thousands of Olive Ridley Turtles are found every year. So far no nesting has been found.