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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Yala Tree House

Indulge yourself in the perfect hideout at Yala national reserve in the deep down south of Sri Lanka. It would no doubt simulate the experience of a hawk on a treetop where you would enjoy the rich fauna and flora around you. 

Rather than you going to the wild to catch a glimps of landmark species steriotypic to the area, curious beasts such as the Sri Lankan leopard (kotiya), Sri Lankan elephant (aliya), sloth bear (walaha) and million and one native and migratory birds would parade around you to see who you are. 

Apart from the pristine environment that we offer without a pocket emptying cost we also offer facilities that you do not want to miss even when you are in the wild. We assure you safety and quality and you wouldn't want to miss this is a once in a lifetime experinece in the land like no other, the most peaceful country in whole of South Asia. 

We have several packages available to suit your reqirements. We welcome you to check the other pages to have much more details. 

Yala Safari

A Safari jeep with elevated seats facing forward will be arranged for your safari to Yala National Park where maximum 6 people can fit in to.
Luxury Jeeps are also available with elevated seats facing forward where maximum 6 people can fit in to one jeep.
You would decide whether you travel in the morning, afternoon or full day safari acccording to your tour itinerary.

Only $50 per person (All included)


You may decide what you want to have and where you want to enjoy your meals here, We ccould reach your requirements in a grand scale with our experienced help team.
You may have the choice of having an asian traditional meal or a western meal that will fit for you.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay surf beach is located 314 km from Colombo, 2 ½ km south of the small town of Pottuvil in the Ampara district of Dry Zone South-east coast of Sri Lanka.

Reaching Arugam Bay Sri Lanka

Arugam Bay can be reached from Colombo via Moneragala in 7 hour drive along the A4 main road.

Arugam Bay Beach Sri Lanka

Arugam Bay Beach, a wide sweeping sandy beach in front of the village of Arugam Bay is an attraction for swimming all year-round.

Arugam Bay's first international surfing competition was held by ISA (International Surfing Association) in the summer of 2004 despite the shocking destruction of the Tsunami On December 26, 2004, ISA returned again in 2005 to give the battered local economy of Arugam Bay a boost. The long, consistent right hand point break at the southern end of the Arugam Bay beach makes it the finest surf spot in Sri Lanka.

Arugam Bay Beach with its coral reef being home to an abundance of tropical fish affords delightful snorkeling opportunities.

Arugam Bay Surroundings

The beach isn’t the only attraction at Arugam Bay. The countryside of the village of Arugam Bay brings about loveliest sceneries that span over mangrove, jungle, lagoon, river, rice fields and dunes. Over and above such a landscape is a pair of National Wildlife parks that are home to mammals including Elephants and rich in birdlife. Moreover, the historical and archeological site of Buddhist temple called Magul Maha Vihara reveals the history of the site with its stone inscriptions.

Arugam Bay Surfing season

The surfing season in Arugam Bay starts in April and ends in October. During the season the wind is predominantly offshore.
Average water temperature: 28 degrees
Average air temperature: 32 degrees
Surf spots at Arugam Bay
Arugam Point, a long right hand break close to Arugam Bay, which has (on a good day) 2m waves and a 400m ride. Thirty minutes north of Arugam Bay by three wheeler taxi, Potuvil Point, bit smaller than Arugam Point, breaks off a long sandy beach.

South of Arugam Bay is another surfing point. Thirty minutes by three wheeler taxi and twenty minutes walk, Crocodile Rock, whenever there’s a sufficient swell, a fine spot for beginners and intermediate surfers.

Unawatuna Beach Sri Lanka

Unawatuna Beach Sri Lanka

Unawatuna beach is a picturesque semi circular bay beach that stretches no more than kilometer. As the numerous other fine beaches in the south western and southern beaches of Sri Lanka,Unawatuna too his fringed by lush groves of coconut palm trees. However it has a rare geographical occurrence: on either end of the bay are headlands. And on the headland to the northwest makes an exceptionally scenic and rare spectacle; a gleaming white great globe of a dagabo sits prettily.

Turtles in Unawatuna

At Unawatuna, with a bit of luck the tourists may witness turtles laying eggs along the shore. Diving also affords the opportunity to enjoy the sight of Turtles at what they are best at: swimming without end.

The Twin Reefs at Unawatuna

Protected by a double reef over the bay creates a natural pool that make bay safe for swimmers. From the midway of the stretch the swimmers are able to reach to the Rock island. Galapiteala reef and Napoleon Reef, multi level dives brings in the opportunities to enjoy an exceptional marine life: Napoleon Wrasse, Bat Fish, Golden Moray Eels and numerous other colorful species of fish.

Diving, Snorkeling and Surfing at Unawatuna

Besides swimming, Unawatuna beach is also famous for snorkeling and surfing in view of the reef. The wrecks of sunken ships make Unawatuna beach popular among the scuba divers too. A boat ride of 20 to 30 minutes takes the diving enthusiasts to locations of wreck dives.

The wreck of “Rangoon” British steamer sunken 100 yeas ago, still lying upright with its masts intact, is a popular diving site. Sunk within the same area is the “Tango”. The other location, a wreck of a cargo ship called “Lord Nelson” is about ten years old. Diving schools at Unawatuna are at the service of the diving enthusiasts: they assist, equip and guide the tourists to engage in diving at the beach.

Jungle Beach at Unawatuna

Jungle Beach, (4 km from Unawatuna) is a small stretch beach with the forest right behind it, as the name suggests has its share of wilderness. An ideal beach to enjoy in snorkellin, it can be accessed from Unawatuna beach proper from Boat. A minor road too leads to the Jungle beach from Unwatuana.

Yala/Udawalawa National Park

Yala National Park is located in the south eastern region of Sri Lanka and extends over two provinces of Hambantota district of southern province and Monaragala district in Uva province. The entrance to the park is at Palatupana, 12km from Kirinda. The distance from Colombo to the entry point of Palatupana is 305 km.

Reaching and access the Yala National Park

The gateway to Yala National Park is Tissamaharama. A 20 km drive via Kirinda takes the visitors to the Palatupana. At Palatupana, the well-designed visitor center provides the information to the tourists and assign a tracker to all incoming vehicles. The park provides jeeps with soft –tops which affords better opportunities in viewing wild life. Dawn and dusk bring about the best timing for safari tours in the Yala National Park 

Climate at Yala National Park

Being located in one of the arid regions of Sri Lanka, the Climate of Ruhuna National Park is usually hot and dry. The mean annual temperature is 27 Celsius, although in the dry season the temperature could go as high as 37 Celsius.The main annual rainfall is during the North east monsoon from November to January while unpredictable inter-monsoonal rains occur in March or April. February is a driest month, but the main dry season spreads from June to October.

Wildlife at Yala National Park

Of all the National Parks in Sri Lanka, Yala National Park affords the greatest opportunities to sight the Sri Lanka’s broad variety of wildlife: colorful painted stork in troops are seen perched at the shores of lagoon where the crocodiles too have chosen to doze off; lovely fantailed peacocks in their resplendent blues and greens parade about amidst the woods where monkeys hang, leap and chatter; in the bush jungle are the Elephants; crossing the tracks and wandering off into the thorny scrub jungle is the star attraction of the park: the leopard.

A total of 32 species of mammals have been recorded. The threatened species are sloth bear (Melursus ursinus), Leopard (Panthera pardus) kotiya, elephant (Elephas maximus), water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), Wild boar (Sus scrofa), spotted deer (Axis axis ceylonessis), sambar (Cervus unicolor) and golden jackal (Canis aureus).

Horton Plains

World's End

On the southern edge of the Horton Plains at an altitude of 2140m is famous World’s End, an escarpment that fall sheer 900 meters. The man-made modern irrigation reservoir contained within the national park of Udawalawe brings in a lovely view of the low lying plains of the southern Sri Lanka. On a clear morning the World’s End affords the view running to the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The panoramic and distant views are bound to get obscured by the mist from around 10am onwards. As such an early morning arrival at the escarpment would stand in good stead. Especially in the rainy months of May to July, the mist is particularly thick.

Horton Plains
the coldest and windiest location in Sri Lanka consists of ecosystems such as Montane evergreen forests, grasslands, marshy lands and aquatic ecosystem. At an altitude of 2,100 meters above sea level, Horton Plains spreads across over 3,169 hectares of the highest tableland of the island. In view of the large number of endemic flora and fauna species,Horton Plains was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 30th July 2010. The escarpment with a depth of 900 meters called World’s End and Baker’s Falls are the highlights of the Horton Plains.

Ecological importance of Horton Plains

Horton Plains, its surroundings, forests and the adjoining Peak Wilderness constitute Sri Lanka's most important catchment area of almost all major rivers. The plains are also of outstanding scenic beauty and conservation importance, containing most of the habitats and endemic plants and animals representative of the country's wet and Montane zones. The western slopes support the most extensive area of Montane cloud forest surviving in the island. Horton Plains is not merely a destination for nature tourists. Since the rich biodiversity of Horton Plains is still grossly underexplored, it affords invaluable opportunities to those engaged on educational and research activities. Protecting Horton Plains is a call of duty for all Sri Lankans.