Adventure and experiential excursions await you at The Palace by Ocean. From a boat ride along the Madu Ganga to a deep-sea fishing cruise, there are many places to visit and things to do in this beautiful southern coastal town of Sri Lanka.
Things to do in Sri Lanka
Madu Ganga Tour
Madu Ganga Boat Safari is one of the most sought-after tourist attractions in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. Madu Ganga River Safari point is located in Balapitiya, where the river meets the sea.
Cinnamon Factory Visit
Cinnamon is one of the most ancient and widely used spices in the world. Ceylon cinnamon, “Cinnamomum zeylanicum” of the Lauraceae family is one of the most coveted cinnamon varieties in the world and is native to Sri Lanka.
You can now visit, Virgin Cinnamon International, which utilizes Cinnamon grown in its own Plantations situated in the deep south of Sri Lanka where the tropical soil conditions, bright sunshine, and other ecological conditions have come together to produce the ideal climatic conditions for the growth of some of the best and most flavoursome Ceylon Cinnamon.
Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
Turtles are reptiles of the order Cheloniid. Chelonians are characterized by the special bony shell or carapace, which is developed from their ribs and acts as a shield.
The Turtle Care Centre at Kosgoda beach is one of 18 turtle hatcheries along the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The centre is located in the southwestern coastal village of Kosgoda and was established in 1981. It is also very popular as all five species of turtles that visit Sri Lanka to nest in Kosgoda. The Kosgoda Turtle Care centre is a great place to learn and love nature while also having fun.
Famous Kothduwa Island Temple
Kothduwa Temple is a Buddhist temple situated on Kothduwa Island on the Madu River. This is a very popular tourist destination due to its location. The Madu River is known for its rich biodiversity, especially the mangroves. The Bodhi tree on the temple grounds is a sapling of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, which is believed to be the oldest tree in the world to be planted by a human.