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  • Choose to visit Waikkal and Marawila, an extension of the sandy beaches of Negombo to the North.

    The close proximity to many cities and places of interest on the North western coast of Sri Lanka, Waikkal and Marawila are the ideal vacation destination to make day trips from and to engage in other interesting excursions.

Choose to experience Waikkala, Marawila

  • A tour of the architectural heritage from the different European influences

    • A short trip to Negombo will be like stepping in to “little Rome”. The Dutch Fort built in 1672, as well as centuries-old Portuguese and Dutch homes and other buildings add to the “culture” of Negombo. A half day tour of Negombo will give you a glimpse of the colonial architecture present even today. St. Mary’s cathedral church in the town of Negombo has its own unique ceiling frescoes. The Katuwapitiya Church, The Sea street church and the Grand Street Church are the three biggest parishes in Negombo amongst twenty or more Roman Catholic churches in the city giving Negombo the feel of “little Rome”.
  • A ride along the Dutch Canal

    • The 100Km long canal running through Negombo towards Colombo was used as a supply route by the Dutch administration, old churches and fishing villagers. Today, the canal is used by outrigger canoes and modern water-crafts for trade and tourist purposes.
  • Bird Watching in Muthurajawela wetlands

    • A 2 – 3 hour wildlife boat tour on the marshes of Muthurajawela (with a guide) is the perfect tour for bird watching. Muthurajawela is a tract of land set aside for wild life, human and industry! Situated about 15km south of Negombo, the marsh is in the land set aside for wildlife containing a large shallow lake with inlets and islands. The lake links the river and the sea, making the water brackish. The mangroves and the marshes make for the best combination for bird life, monkeys and estuary crocodiles.
  • Visit the famed Munneswaram Kovil in Chilaw

    • Munnesweram Kovil situated a short distance away in Chilaw, is a Hindu temple that is highlighted in the ancient Indian Epic, Ramayana that is dedicated to Shiva and also is associated with Kali. The temple is one of five ancient temples (Ishwarams) dedicated to Shiva in the region.
  • Excursion to Yapahuwa – the 13th century capital of Sri Lanka

    • Yapahuwa was the capital of Sri Lanka in the 13th Century and had housed the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha for 11 Years. The Palace and the temple built by the reigning kings at the time, was later converted to a monastery. The rock fortress which resembles the Sigiriya rock fortress contains a few caves with Buddhist shrines and inscriptions. Some of the defense mechanisms used by the kingdom at the time can still be seen amongst the ruins.
    • Description: Beach district north of Negombo
    • Area:
    • Population:<0.1 million
    • Time zone: GMT + 5.30
    • Currency: Rupees (LKR)
    • Demography: Predominantly Sri Lankan Sinhalese but also multi-cultural
    • Geography: Beach district with lagoon and wetlands
    • Climate: 25 - 80°C / 39 - 103°F
  • Choose to Stay at

  • 4 Star

    • Club Hotel Dolphin
  • 3 Star / Economy

    • Ranveli Holiday Resort
    • Club Palm Bay