Leave early morning from Negombo to Kalutara visit Kalutara Bodhiya and Stupa, and leave for Kosgoda Turtle hatchery. Our next stop is Hikkaduwa we will visit Hikkaduwa coral sanctuary, after breakfast we will leave for Galle and visit around Galle Fort and leave from Galle to Unawatuna beach. We will spend some time in Unawatuna and we drive back to Negombo
Kalutara situated Western Province in Sri Lanka, and 88.4 km from Negombo. Kalutara got its name from the Kalugaga or black river, in the 11th century .The town was temporarily made a capital on the order of a south Indian prince. The region was later planted with coconut trees. The location also boasts fortification dating back from the times when Portuguese, Dutch, and British vied from control of the area. As you cross the 38 meter double-span bridge over the river, there are shrine and a Bo tree on your right and on your left a Buddhist temple built in the 1960 which holds the distinction of being the only Stupa in the world that is hollow.
Sri Lanka first and original turtle hatchery situated in Kosgoda. Reputedly the best beach for turtle watching and signposted off the Galle road. The turtle hatchery operated by the wild life protection society of Sri Lanka. Was established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka's turtle s from extinction. The hatcheries buy turtle eggs from the fishermen, that they collected eggs at night along the long sandy beach. Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings, after being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old. Usually during the safer hours of darkness. The main laying season is October to April, some turtle eggs can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.
Hikkaduwa is small town with narrow beach, on the south coast, about 17 km north- west of Galle. Tourist can enjoy day relaxing at the beach and dining on delicious Sri Lankan and western food. Fresh fish is the specialty. International surfers are attracted to the coast and divers come to explore the nearby coral reefs. Coral is the key word in Hikkaduwa, glass bottom boats offer fantastic views of coral reefs just off shore. There are well populated by a variety of fish and turtle which can be easily seen even when snorkeling not for far from shore. There are lot of beach restaurants, hotels and guest house, bars and shops
Galle is the capital city of southern province of island, it's about 157 km from Negombo, was founded by the Portuguese in the 15th century. Magnificent Dutch fort is the most popular attraction of the town. Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in south and southeast Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural style and south Asian tradition. Built by the Dutch beginning in 1663, 36-hectare fort occupies most of the promontory that forms the older part of Galle. Many old Dutch buildings are still intact inside the fort. UNESCO has recognized fort as a world heritage site.
Unawatuna is a beautiful and quiet beach resort just 6 km south of Galle. A golden beach which is protected by coral reefs, safe swimming wreck and reef is diving and some surf points making Unawatuna a more and more popular travel destination.