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Exploring Buddhism – Kiri Vehera

The Kiri Vehera is an ancient stupa located in  Kataragama , Uva Province, Sri Lanka. This stupa possibly dates back to the 6th century BC and is believed to have been built by King Mahasena, a regional ruler of the Kataragama area. It is one of the most

Discover Nature’s Beauty – Tissamaharama Lake

The Tissamaharama Lake is a man made lake which is thought to have been constructed in the 3rd Century BC, either by  Mahanaga of Ruhuna  or his successor  YatalaTissa of Ruhuna , in order to irrigate paddy lands and supply water to the flourishing

Meteor Hit Red Landscape – Ussangoda

Ussangoda is located in Ambalanthota is a 45 minute drive from Golden Pearl Tangalle Beach and is a designated archaeological site. Ussangoda is a nature reserve located in the southern turtle breeding zones. There are folklore tales revolving around the…

Whale Watching In Mirissa

Sri Lanka is best known for its amazing sightings of fin whales, sei whales, sperm whales, orcas (killer whales), dolphins, flying fish, turtles, manta rays and whale sharks, which can all be seen during a whale watching trip a few miles off the South Coast of Sri..

Discovering Mulkirigala Raja Maha Viharatangalle

For those of you interested in Sri Lanka’s Buddhist temples, the Mulkirigala Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple in  Mulkirigala , 16km northwest of Tangalle and 25 minutes’ drive. It has been constructed on a 205 m high natural rock, enclosed

Wewurukannala Vihara Temple

Dikwella is 18km and 30 minutes’ drive from Tangalle where the most amazing temple called Wewurukannala Vihara is located. Its main focal point is an image of a seated Buddha. It is 160ft high, the largest statue in all of Sri Lanka and dates back to the time ..

Turtle Watching At Rekewa

Rekewa is about 10 km east of the southern coastal town of Tangalle and a 15 minute drive from Golden Pearl Tangalle Beach. Sri Lanka is globally recognized as one of the few places worldwide where you can observe marine turtles in their natural habitat. …

Explore Madunagala – Hot Water Springs

Another major attraction located in the Hambanthota district is the Madunagala Hot Water Springs located in Madunagala hermitage in the Southern province of Sri Lanka. A popular tourist attraction, the spring was first recorded by Leonard Woolf,..

Birdwatching Spot – Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary

One of the best locations for bird lovers to observe a wide plethora of birds is found in the Hambanthota district, a half hour drive and 23km from Golden Pearl Tangalle Beach. The Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary is an extensive area of wetland with brackish lagoons

Exploring The Wilderness – Yala National Park

With one of the highest densities of leopards in the world and perhaps the most famous national wildlife nature reserve in the Uva Province, Sri Lanka, is the Yala National Park. Known for its leopard sightings, sloth bears and wild elephants or the “big three” ….

Birdwatching At Bundala National Park

One of the best places to observe birds for the avid naturist and bird lover! Bundala National Park is located in the Hambanthota district and is an hour’s drive from Golden Pearl Tangalle Beach. Bundala is an internationally important wintering ground …

Breathtaking Sights – Hummanaya – Blow Hole

Hummanaya Blowhole is located in Kudawella, which is a small coastal market town in the Hambanthota district in the Southern province of Sri Lanka. It is the only known blowhole in Sri Lanka and it is considered to be the second largest blowhole in the…

Discover The Sinharaja Forest

The Sinharaja Forest reserve is located in the south west of Sri Lanka in the Sabaragamuwa Province and has been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is rich in biodiversity and wildlife. The Sinharaja Forest Reserve is the best-known rainforest in …

Explore Galle Fort

Explore the Galle Fort which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy the enthralling mix of Dutch, Portuguese and British history. It exudes old world colonial charm with a range of low rise European architecture, located amidst narrow lanes …