Kataragama the sacred pilgrim point of literally means ‘The Faraway Abode’. Everyone from which ever faith is a devotee here; they dance to the rythem of the Kavadi drums, torture themelves by piercing their bodies with spikes and hooks, roll in the burning sand, and walking on glowing embers soles un- burnt. Its observed that Hindu devotees from India made their annual pilgrimages to pay their homage to ‘God of War Skanda’.
Kirinda Light House and the temple built in memory of little princess who drifted here from Kelaniya to become the Queen of Kavan Tissa (Queen Viharamaha Devi), who ruled the southern region from his capital Magama.
Jeep Safaris to Yala, Bundala, Lunugam Vehera and Uda Walawe National Parks. Sri Lanka is one of the least known destinations for wild life in its own habitats.
Kumana Wetland Sanctuary is one of Sri Lanka’s principal bird sanctuaries is within the Yala East national Park. In the mangrove swamps of Kumana, thousands of aquatic birds are seen throughout the year, particularly in the period between October and April. Nesting sometimes a few feet above the surface of the water are Pelicans, Painted Storks, Spoonbills, Herons, Open Billed Storks and White Ibis. The mangroves of Kumana are loaded with hundreds of nests of aquatic birds. Kumana is a paradise for bird watchers looking for migrant and local varieties.
- Excursions to Camping Sites in the Wild Life Sanctuaries could be arranged through the Hotel.
- Excursions to Arugam Bay (Location of International Surfing Competitions) en-route visiting Lahugala Nature Reserve well known for elephant gathering.
- Excursions to Buduruwagala and Sithulpawwa ancient sites. Buduruwagala remains reflecting a distinct Mahayana influence which prevailed in this region between the 3rd and 9th century AD.
- Excursion to Maligawila, situated 17 kilo meters off the main Kataragama – Buttala Road from Kumbukkan Oya junction. The colossus Buddha statue found here is in such a perfection of form and made wholly of a single block of dolomite marble standing 36 feet from pedestal to crest is a mysterious creation. It is believed that this was sculpted elsewhere and brought to the present place during 7th century AD and erected by the use of unknown technology with its awesome height.
- The newly built and picturesque shrine dedicated to God Kataragama at Okanda, the eastern entrance to his abode.
Pool With Under Water Music
Being the largest swimming pool out of all the hotels in the region with a Children’s Pool provides ample space /facilities to engage in Water Polo games.
A’La Carte Restaurant
Well equipped to cater to the clients from the countries such as Europe, Indian, Far East and Sri Lanka with a seating capacity of 120 pax.
Ayurveda Centre is capable of satisfying clients interested in Ayurveda treatments and experienced staff
are at your disposal to provide you the treatments.
Best in the area with state of art equipment , to cater to the demanding visitors serious about maintaining their body fitness.