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Whale Watching in Mirissa

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Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa is one of the most exciting water activities you can do in Sri Lanka during your holiday.
Mirissa is the best place to start your whale and dolphin watching tour in Sri Lanka.
In warm Indian ocean you can see Blue whales, Bryde´s whales, Sperm whales, Fin whales, sometimes Killer whales, and Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and Striped dolphins. Sometimes you can see turtles and various fish species, for example Bluefin tuna and flying fish.

Wind Surfing

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Mirissa in South Sri Lanka is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southeast. Offshore winds blow from the north. A right hand reef break. When it’s working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rocks urchins.

Shopping in Galle and Weligama

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Another Sri Lanka UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is maze of narrow streets and period buildings, now a location of restaurants, boutiques and hotels. Wander round the ramparts, have a cup of tea on in the Great Hall veranda or enjoy an ice-cold beer or cocktail at sunset. There is a very European feel to the place with looming Dutch colonial mansions, a Lavazza coffee shop, Italian Pizzarea and some lovely modern rustic restaurants

Dutch Fort in Galle (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

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The Galle Dutch Fort is a rare historical jewel protected by dark, thick stone walls – with the endless ocean on one side. The roads inside the Galle Fort have hardly changed, like the squares on a chess board crisscrossing in regular patches. Straight and narrow lanes branch in and out inviting the visitor to a delightful walk into the 17th century.

Para Motoring in Koggala

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Kataragama Sacred Temple

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Kataragama, the domain of God Skanda (Lord Murugan Katirkaman, Kadirkamam, Subrahmanya, Kandasamy, Kadiradeva, Katiradeva, Katiravel, Karttikeya, and Tarakajith) located in the Deep South of Sri Lanka, adjoining the popular Ruhuna Yala National Park and ancient Sithulpawwa Buddhist Monastery, is a multi-religious sacred city that contains a Buddhist temple, Hindu shrine and Islamic Mosque. Kataragama, one of the solosmasthana (Sinhala: 16 principal sites of Buddhist pilgrimage), features in the history since the era of King Dutugamunu (161-137 BC), the Hero of the Nation. Mahawamsa, the great historical chronicle of Sri Lanka reveals the participation of warriors of Kshatriyas clan from Kataragama on the occasion of the arrival of the Bo sapling of Bodhi Tree, under which Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment in Bodh Gaya (Gaya district of the modern Bihar state of India) was brought to the city of Anuradhapura 2,300 years ago.

Weligama Beach

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Weligama is a great place to learn to surf. The waves can easily be surfed when they are small with no effort to get to the line-up over a sandy beach floor. There are a number of local surf schools and it is easy to rent a long board that will give you a better chance of catching a wave as a beginner. More advanced surfers will find the reef point break at Midigma or the reef right hander at Mirissa, more enticing. Both are about 3km away on either side of Weligama.

Stilt Fishermen Village visit

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Stilt fishing is fishing in relatively shallow water on a platform made
up of a stilt. This is a common method employed by Sri Lankan fisherman
when fishing in or around reefs not far away from the shore.

Weligama, or “sandy village”, is located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Situated 144 km southeast of Colombo, Weligama is a popular tourist destination that’s most famous for its stilt fishermen who, as the name suggests, fish while standing on stilts. Stilt fishing was the main source of income for residents of Weligama, but locals say it’s becoming harder and harder to make ends meet solely through this traditional way of living.

Biodiversity wetland ‘Madol-duwa’

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Madol duwa is a yet another island whereas became very famous through the ‘Madol Duwa’ book. This novel was written by Martin Wickramasingha. Martin Wickramasingha is identified as a most renowned writer in late 20th century. The story is developed around Upali, Jinna, Ranadewa, Dangadasa and Siripala. Their struggle to success their lives in the deserted island named madol Duwa, is elaborated through the story. Even the story was made in to a film in 1976.