Star Fort

Star Fort

Excursions
The Matara Fort was built in 1560 by the Portuguese and was substantially re-built by the Dutch in 1640, following the capture of Galle. The fort, which consists of a large stone rampart, occupies the promontory, which separates the Niwala Ganga (River) lagoon and the ocean. The star fort is located in the city of Matara and it is also named as the Star Fort because of its shape in the star format. The fort has its historical and ethnic importance too and it was used historically in wars when it served to protect and secure the other main fort in the city of Matara. There are many historic and other aspects attached to the fort. The star fort located walking distance from the Nawathana Hotel.
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Stilt Fishing

Stilt Fishing

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Stilt fishing is a method of fishing unique to the island country of Sri Lanka, located off the coast of India in the Indian Ocean. The fishermen sit on a cross bar called a petta tied to a vertical pole and driven into the sand a few meters offshore.
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Whales and Dolphin Watching

Whales and Dolphin Watching

Excursions
South coast is famous for Whales and Dolphin watching. You can reach Mirissa harbor withing 15 minutes and join Whale and Dolphin watching tour. You may spot the Blue whales, Sperm whales & dolphins in few nautical miles off the Mirissa shore. The 27 species of cetaceans including the common blue whales, sperm whales, killer whales, dwarf whales, melon headed whales as well as the elusive blue whales haunt the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. Dolphin and Whale watching is not a seasonal activity in Sri Lanka.
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Yala National Park

Yala National Park

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Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public, and also adjoining parks. The blocks have individual names such as, Ruhuna National Park (block 1) and Kumana National Park or 'Yala East' for the adjoining area. 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 300 kilometres (190 mi) from Colombo. Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its…
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