West Coast

Seethawaka Botanical Garden

This wet zone botanical garden covers a land area of 79 acres (32 ha) while the climate is quite cool and temperate. The wet zone plants are well nourished since there is a stream that flows through the garden. The gardens are yet to be expanded to 105 acres in the future.

Brief Garden

Located ten kilometers inland from Bentota, Brief Garden is the legendary garden and country home of Bevis Bawa and was the garden which inspired his brother, renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa to create Lunuganga.

Diyasaru Park

Diyasuru Park is an urban wetland park which is located in Sri Jayewardenepura, the administrative capital of Sri Lanka, at the vicinity of the Parliament. It is an ideal place to relax in busy and crowded and noisy Colombo. The park is spread over an area of 60 acres.

Henarathgoda Botanic Garden

Henarathgoda Botanical garden is situated in close proximity to Gampaha Municipality opened in 1876. It is surrounded by beautiful paddy fields, a man-made green environment, secondary forest & a beautiful water streams.

Beruwela Beach

Beruwela , an old town and home of Sri Lanka’s first Moor Muslim settlements. Possessing the ‘Golden Mile’ beach which is a mile long stretch of golden sands lined with many hotels and restaurants, this town promises to deliver an atmosphere of a tropical paradise.

Kite Surfing Kalpitiya

This is a bit of a no-brainer, because Kalpitiya is consistently rated as one of the best places in the world for kite surfing! The season runs from May to September, but you can also visit during the “winter” season from November/December to February – when we visited in early February there were nearly 100 kite surfers in the shallow lagoon.

Dolphin and Whale Watching Kalpitiya

Kalpitiya is one of the best locations in Sri Lanka for dolphin and whale watching. Kalpitiya gives you an opportunity to watch hundreds of dolphins swimming alongside and diving under your boat.

The Kalpitiya Fort

The history of the Kalpitiya peninsula during the Portuguese period. It was a strategic military base and an ideal place from where to control the lucrative salt and cinnamon trades as well as the pearl diving.

Adam’s Bridge

The epic legendary tale of Ramayana reveals a story regarding a bridge connecting India with Sri Lanka. It does exist although encased with many misconceptions about its origins.

Mannar Bird Sanctuary

Mannar Bird Sanctuary is situated in Mannar in the northern province of Sri Lanka. This wetland area of 4,800 hectares was declared as a sanctuary in the year 2008. It is a popular sanctuary in the Northern Province especially for the migrating waterfowl.

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