THINGS TO DO

p1080548Visit Negombo: The Dutch captured the town from the Portuguese in 1640, lost it, and then captured it again in 1644. The British then took it from the Dutch in 1796. Negombo was one of the most important sources of cinnamon during the Dutch era, and there are still reminders of the European days.The busy centre of Negombo town lies to the west of the bus and train stations.

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BeachNegombo’s beach, which stretches north from the town right along the hotel strip before fading into a palm tree distance in front of the big hotels is extremely pleasant. Although the sea can be rough during the monsoon, you can swim in the sea most of the year.

 

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Fish Market – Fishermen take their uniquely designed canoes and go out to sea to fish around the cost of Negombo. It’s a beautiful sight as they return home into the lagoon after a fishing trip. There is a fish auctions by the beach and they sell their freshly cought fish at a market near the Negombo Fort.

Religious Building – Negombo is dotted with churches so many locals converted to Catholicism that the town is known as Little Rome. The fading pink chamber of St Marys Church, in the town centre. East of town the Angurukaramulla Temple, with its 6m-long reclining Buddha, is also worth seeing. The island of Duwa, joined to Negombo by the lagoon bridge, is famed for its Easter passion play.

Day trip to Colombo – Galle Face, Independent Square and Arcade Shopping Centre, National Museum, Colombo Markets, Religious Buildings, etc.

Nature and Wildlife Tours: Turtle, Dolphin and Whale watching; Jungle Safari’s to Yala, Wilpattu and Udawalawe national parks.

Fishing – Fishing area is not far away from the Home. We will be very happy to arrange fishing excursions (sea, river or lake) on request.

Shopping – The Negombo town is quite large and consists of many local shops and markets, supermarkets, banks etc.
As Sri Lanka is an exporters of finished garments, you can find designer labels at low prices. Ja Ela  (10 mins) and Wattala (15 mins) are the other shopping towns not too far away from our Home. Also, Colombo city (30 mins) is easily reachable for all your shopping needs.

The Kelaniya Temple –  The temple is 30 mins drive from our house. The temple is the largest in the area and reveals ancients historical traditions. A couple of hrs trip can be arranged upon request.

Kayak river trips

Cycling tours

Walking tours