Uda Walawe rainwater reservoir – 4 km

1Udawalawe reservoir is a man-made rainwater reservoir with a surface area of 3400ha providing irrigation for farmlands downstream & generating hydroelectric power to the tropical island of Sri Lanka. You will be reaching the park by following the road along the 4km bund across the Uda Walawe rainwater reservoir.

The park is home to jungle cat, sloth bear, porcupine, pangolin, macaque, langur, jackal, leopard, sambar, spotted deer, barking deer, wild boar, mongoose, bandicoot, fox giant flying squirrel, water buffalo, crocodile and water monitor lizard.

 

Uda Walawe national park – 5 km
1UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK which is the main attraction of Kottawatta Vilage is a major eco tourism destination in Sri Lanka. The 30,821 hectares dry zone game park has an annual rainfall of 1524 mm and an average temperature of 29.4°C.It is most famous for the many elephants that live there (about 400 in total). During a visit, it is not unusual to see whole herds of adults and young elephants– feeding or bathing and playing in the water! In addition to this main attraction, the park is home to many water buffalo, water monitor lizards, sambar deer, monkeys and the occasional leopard, as well as being an exciting location for bird enthusiasts.
Uda Walawe Elephant Transit Centre  2 km

1In 1995, Department of Wildlife in Sri Lanka, in an attempt to support the orphaned calves from the other areas of the island, set up the Elephant Transit Centre at Uda Walawe National Park itself with the support of Born Free Foundation. Twenty of the 32 calves are “foster parented”. As in the famous Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, herein too you would have the joy of seeing the baby elephants being bottle fed. Although it is fun to watch baby elephants being bottle-fed every three hours, since the jolly good fellows are kept in pens, you will not get right amongst them & caress them as you do with good little fellows at the famous Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage of Sri Lanka. At the age of five, the young elephants are returned to the wild: living free. While some are born free in the wild some are born in the captivity at Uda Walawe Elephant transit Centre.

Maduwanwala Walawwa – 33 Km

1Maduwanwela Walauwa (walauwa refers to an ancestral house) also known as the Burutha Maligawa (“satinwood castle”), was originally built in the 18th century by Maduwanwela Maha Mohottala during the Dutch occupation. The Walauwa has been home to six generations of the Maduwanwela family. The current layout of the ..

 

Madunagala Hot water springs 21 km

1Madunagala Hot Springs is a wonderful creation of nature in all its natural beauty. Historically, these hot springs flowed into a natural water hole which has become the most attracted tourist destination in the island of the southern province. This is monitored and controlled by the Southern Province Tourism Board. Changing rooms, western toilets and small shops with snacks and beverages are close by to the destination as benefits for the visitors.

Wawulpane caves

1On the opposite side of the main road, in the Kolonne Regional Secretariat area of the Sabaragamuwa Province, lies the Wavulpane limestone cave. Three hundred metres above sea level, it has stalagmites and stalactites. This cave derives its name from the many thousands of bats living in it. So make sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting soiled!

 

Suriyakanda Morning side forest reserve

1Located in the eastern part of the Sinharaja forest, Morningside has also been declared a Man and Biosphere Reserve (MAB Reserve) under the UNESCO World Heritage Convention

 

 

Sankapali Temple 3 Km
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Sankapali temple is a popular historical temple which is having number of evidence of Kandyan Kings era. Also it is having a a picturesque scenic location. One side is adjoined to a dense jungle which is a part of the mountain, Because of the existence of the charismatic Devalaya (believed to be added in Kandy era) it was also known as “Kuda Kataragama”. Folklore said this temple was built by Fussadewa, one of the famous ten- giant heroes in the army of King Dutugemunu, hoarding his lucky conch shell.

Nearby Travel Destinations which are most popular
We can arrange day tour to these destinations or round tours covering many destinations.
Ella – 2 hours drive

11Ella which is one of the most popular travel destinations is blessed with some of the most beautiful views, you could find in Sri Lanka.Only 2 hours drive from Kottawatta Village, this small town is used as a base for plenty of trekking expeditions to the surrounding countryside. Whwn you climb top yo the Little Adamspeak where you seem to be standing at the edge of the world, everything around you seems to disappear at your feet. Some of the other places you could see in Ella are the Ella Gap, Ravana Ella Falls, Little Adam’s Peak and Bambaragala Peak among the other many varied pleasant walks with stunning scenery. The train trip to Ella from Kandy is one of the scenic train tours in South Asia.

Haputale – 2 and half hours drive

11Haputale is a one of the unique places in Sri Lanka. You will be standing on a Mountain top being able to see Landscapes of North, South West and East. The South geo plane run towards distance sea and north runs to far Mountains of Nuwaraeliya and Ella. The eastern plane is one tea plantation that disappears into far sky and green valley of Buduruwagala Paddy fields and forest. The Climate is cool in this Tea City. The train trip to or from Haputale is one of best experiences you will make in Sri Lanka.

Nuwaraeliya – 4 hours drive

11Surrounded by hills and tea plantations, the town of Nuwara Eliya enjoys spring-like weather throughout the year. A favorite retreat of the British during colonial times, the town is dotted with English country style houses and half-timbered bungalows. No surprise it’s earned the name “Little England” and it makes the place a must to include in your travel itinerary. Nuwara Eliya offers many activities for tourists including visits to tea plantations golfing, horse riding, boating, hiking and exploring the beauty of the landscaped gardens and waterfalls.

 

Tissamaharamaya – one hour and 15 minutes –
65 km

1The historical towns of Tissamaharamaya are located South East in the Hambantota district. Tissa is dominated by lotus filled lakes, lush green paddyfields and gigantic Dagobas (Buddhist temples) that dates back to the 2nd century B.C. Modern Tissa is a bustling city with the main street lined with banks, shops & little cafes and kiosks. Refreshing breeze from the large reservoir sweeps the town. The town in turn is bounded by a beautiful expanse of paddy fields. In the midst of paddy fields stands most impressive of Tissa’s dagobas (stupas). The combination of cluster of dagobas & two beautiful tanks lend Tissa a certain distinction & a sense of history making it in sharp contrast with the other towns of southern coast.

Kataragama1 hour and 45 minutes – 85 km

11Kataragama is a place frequented by adherents of all religions in Sri Lanka and this city now declared a sacred city.The annual procession held in the months of July-August is the main pageant and is as colourful as any other pageant in the country.It has, as the concluding event, the performance of fire walking by the devotees. Kavadi dancing is another attraction in the pageant. There are devotees who perform this dance to fulfil vows even on other occasions.

Yala 2 hours 90 km ( Katagamuwa Entrance )

11Yala National Park or Ruhuna National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. It is situated in the southeast region of the country, and lies in Southern Province and Uva Province. The park covers 979 square kilometres (378 sq mi) and is located about 24km northeast of Tissamaharama and 300 km (190 mi) from Colombo. It had originally had been designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu it was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its variety of its wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants and aquatic birds.

Mirissa2 and half hours drive

11Mirissa is a small beach town and a fishing port located on the Southern tip of Sri Lanka. Mirissa Beach is sandwiched between the towns of Welligama and Matara and it is about 35 KM or 45 minutes drive from the fort city of Galle. It it 150 km from Colombo – the capital city of Sri lanka.Mirissa is reported to have the prettiest beach on the South coast. With clean sand, calm water and safe swimming.While the main focus in Mirissa is the beach, it is recently being very popular for whale watching. Visits to Mirissa fishery harbor and fishing tours are very popular activities.

Tangalla One and half hour drive

11Tangalla is a medium sized town celebrated for its sweeping bays and beautiful sandy beaches. It is one of the nicest spots along the coast, particularly if you just want somewhere to relax and soak up the sun. The town itself is an easy-going place with some reminders of Dutch days. Heading southwest there is a whole series of smaller bays and beaches. From a distance it looks idyllic, but up close it is another story.

 

Rekawa – turtle farms & mangroves – one hour drive

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Unawatuna3 and half hours drive

11Unawatuna is a coastal village in Galle district of Sri Lanka. Unawatuna is a major tourist attraction and famous for its beautiful beach and corals.Unawatuna Beach was named the world’s best beach by The Discovery Channel in 2004. That may be a stretch today, but Unawatuna is undoubtedly the best beach in Sri Lanka-none other offers the same combination of golden sand, a protected bay that offers the country’s best swimming, the famed beauty of the headland with its temple and sunset, and the laid back atmosphere of Unawatuna.


Galle2 hours and 45 minutes

11Galle known as the capital city of the Southern Sri Lanka is about 116 km from Colombo. Boasting of a proud history that goes back 100 of years to the period when the country was occupied by foreign rule, This city with its rich history still maintains the old world charm and romance with its legendry Dutch Fort built in 1663 which is situated in 36 hectares of land.The Fort now a UNESCO declared World Heritage Site; with its stunning view of the ocean is a most enjoyable and nostalgic place to visit. Galle also offers other attractions like the coral reefs,golden beaches, tropical rain forests, archeologically interesting buildingsand artifacts and much more.The beautiful beach of Unawatuna which lies just 6km from Galle is home to a wide variety of fish andturtle and exotic coral reefs.

Kandy – 4 and hour hours drive

11Kandy is the English name for the city of Maha Nuvara (Senkadagalapura) in the centre of Sri Lanka. It lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy Valley,which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea.Kandy is one of the most scenic cities.in Sri Lanka; it is both an administrative and religious city. It is the capital of the Central Province (which encompasses the districts of Kandy, Matale and Nuwara Eliya) and also of Kandy District.Gampola is a large town located near Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka.Ambuluwawa,Gadaladeniya Viharaya, Lankathilaka Viharaya are the main attractions around Gampola.