Breakfast at Hotel
Start you journey to South West coast, on your way stop by and visit Katharagama, a popular pilgrimage destination frequented by adherents of all religions in Sri Lanka. The main Shrine is devoted to Skanda, popularly described in eulogies as God with six faces and twelve arms whose assistance is sought for worldly gain. The history of the shrine dates back to 2 century BC.
And the Kiriwehera Temple Beyond the Maha Devale is a meeting hall on the north side of the square. From the east gate, a Tulip tree avenue leads 500m past further lines of stalls selling lotus flowers to the Kiri wehera dating from 1 BC. It is a milk white large stupa with a well maintained peaceful courtyard. The temple elephant is often seen shackled to the trees here, being fed a copious diet of palm leaves. Its only unusual feature being the two sets of square walls which enclose it. A modern statue of King Dutugamunu stands behind the dagoba.
Continue to Bentota
En-route spend to time in a beautiful fortified city, down south. Galle-a UNESCO Heritage site.
Discovering the old and the new. Discovering people amidst a wonderful mix of architecture and culture.
Taking a stroll down the old town with interesting street names would be like a walk down memory lane, reminiscing Ceylon in the Colonial days.
Impatient to find out what you will explore here? Here you go!
Portuguese constructed and Dutch fortified majestic Galle Fort and the landmarks within the premises such as the Galle National Museum depicting history and the life of the Galle inhabitants; the Fort Library - the treasure trove of rare books; Galle maritime Museum, heritage houses in the narrow alleys, eateries and art galleries and the mix bag of boutiques and shops in every nook and corner selling antiques, souvenirs, jewellery, arts and crafts.
This excursion will have you walking quite a bit. Still you would have plenty to see a second time around too.