City of Gems
01.06.2009 30 °C
Ratnapura City Tour and Udawalawe National Park - Urban to Adventure
Interesting places to visit:
Gem mines and Rathnapura gem bureau museum, laboratory and art Galleries, rubber factories. Visit to the old temple Maha saman Devalaya.
Mountain trekking - via Mahawela estate to see natural forest with waterfalls and swimming pools interesting Fauna and Flora including beautiful Butterflies.
A visit to urban rain forest park called pompakelle (15 hectares)
Ancient temple Delgamuwa Viharaya in Kuruvita where the Sacred Tooth Relic was deposited in the time of Portuguese period in 15th century A.D.
Udawalawa National Park
This is very attractive safari,Udawalawa national park is of undulated land with hilly outcrops, grass lands, riverine forest and a wide variety of animals of which Elephants, Deer, Monkeys and submerse are among those frequently seen large herds of elephants are seen grazing in the mornings and evening. The avian life is plentiful with birds of prey hawks and eagles being most common. The vegetation in keeping with the geographical location consist of both dry zone and wet zone forest. This is an ideal safari for those who looking for a safari within a few hours drive from the resort and their is a fair chance of observing a variety of wild life in a single day.