Take a relaxing breath as you enter the beachy panoramas of Arugam bay. Swaying palm trees, lulling waves, nostalgic aromas and luxurious accommodation are the prime features of this wonderful town.
The Arugam Bay area is home to a number of quality surf breaks, the most popular of which being 'Main Point' located towards the south of the bay. This is a right hand point break, with a rock/reef bottom, and has a number of sections with occasional barrels. Other breaks in the area include Whiskey Point and Pottuvil Point to the north, and Elephant Rock, Peanut Farm and Okanda to the south.
These wonderful waves have garnered Arugam bay a place in the list of "top ten surf spots in the world". The panoramic views of the sun dipping below the horizon s sure to pull at your heart strings! Although surfing, sunbathing and all things beachy is what Arugam bay is mostly known for, it is also packed with wonderful sanctuaries that will bring you even more close to nature Tourists can admire the diverse animal kingdom of Sri Lanka and the bustling and colorful bird life by visiting Yala and Kumana national parks. You are just a plane ride away from an embellished and unique platter of adventure, vistas, gastronomy and hearty welcomes.
Colombo the commercial capital of Sri Lanka is situated on the country's west coast. It is a fascinating city with a good blend of the traditional and modern, along with a touch of the east and the west.The streets of Colombo buzz with life as people get about their chores in the colourful sprawling market places, and the streets lined with colonial buildings as well as modern high rise office and apartment blocks.
During the day Colombo has many interesting places to visit, some of them being the Colombo Museum, which is the oldest and largest museum in the country, National Art gallery and other private galleries, Zoological Gardens with its fine collection of animals, birds, reptiles and fish from all over then world, interesting places of worship which includes Buddhists temples, Hindu temples, Mosques and Christian churches, the Independence Memorial hall with its intriguing architecture, stone carvings and paintings and many more places of interest.
The nightlife in Colombo throbs with interesting nightclubs, bars and casinos. There is also a wide range of elegant restaurants serving a range of cuisine as well as the street side boutiques that serve mouth watering, spicy Sri Lankan food.
Tangalle is a regionally important fishing port, situated on one of the largest bays in Sri Lanka, which is protected from the ocean by an enclosing reef. It is a center of tourism and a popular holiday destination on the south coast. In the town center there is an old Dutch fort which is used as a prison today. The Dutch and subsequently the British used Tangalle as an important anchorage on the southern coast of the island. The Dutch Fort, Rest House and Court House are a few remaining examples of Dutch architecture in Tangalle.
Matara historically belongs to the area called Ruhana, one of the three kingdoms in Sri Lanka (Thun Sinhalaya). First Indians who arrived to the island country according to the Mahawansa settled in the area, along the banks of Nilwala river. Matara was ruled by Sinhala kings for thousands of years and this is evident by the ancient temples and shrines built by them such as temples in Dondra (Devinuwara) and Weherahena. The temple in the middle of the town is also built by ancient kings and now it is a very popular sacred place among the Buddhists in the area. In 16th and 18th centuries Matara was ruled by Portuguese and Dutch
Galle is a town situated on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is an exquisite city filled with colonial Dutch and Portuguese history and architecture and once a major port. The imposing Fort is a tourist's treasure; it houses the national Maritime Museum, the National museum and the more recent (1938) lighthouse. Galle was known as Gimhathiththa before the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century, when it was the main port on the island.
Sigiriya (Lion's rock) is an ancient rock fortress and castle/palace ruin situated in the central Matale District of Sri Lanka, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures. It is a popular tourist destination, also known for its ancient paintings (frescos), very similar to those in the Ajanta Caves of India. The Sigiraya was built during the reign of King Kassapa I (AD 477 - 495), and it is one of the seven World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.
Tissamaharama is situated in the deep south of Sri Lanka 264 km from the capital city of Colombo. This ancient capital of Ruhuna which dates back to the 3rd century BC was built during the reign of King Kavantissa, farther of the heroic King Dutugemunu. Located on the banks of the serene and scenic Tissa Weva, it is a must stop for visitors proceeding towards Kataragama and the Yala National Park.