Ruwala Resort is ideally located to explore all the attractions of the North-West of Sri Lanka, and even further inland to the heritage cities of the Cultural Triangle. We can, of course, arrange excursions to any location of your choice around Sri Lanka too.
Close to the resort are the historic Dutch Fort and the Dutch church, situated in the nearby fishing town of Kalpitiya itself. Located at the tip of the peninsula, it was formally a Dutch trading port.
The abundant Salterns and mangroves in the area also offer plenty of possibilities for exploring – especially for the nature lover.
St. Anne’s Church – a 17th century Catholic Church and one of the most revered historic churches in Sri Lanka is only 5 km away.
The Munneshwaran Kovil is a historic Hindu temple renowned for its miracles and draws devotees from around the island.
Anawilundawa Wilderness Sanctuary is a haven of picturesque marshes with lush vegetation and natural ponds covered with lotuses. A large number of endemic and migratory bird species can be seen here.
Navadankulama tank is also famous for a wide variety of waders and other water birds.
Wilpattu National Park- Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest National Park and home to wild Elephants, the elusive Leopard, the Sloth Bear and a multitude of fauna and flora is only 2 1/2 hrs away.
For those interested in the islands history and heritage, tours further afield can be arranged too:
The Cultural Triangle – Consisting 4 of the 7 World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka, the ancient cities of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and Sigiriya are well worth a visit.
Kandy – The last kingdom of Sri Lanka, where the tooth relic of the Buddha, venerated by Buddhists all over the world is preserved in the Temple of the Tooth, is another historic location not to be missed.
*Note: All excursions are on prior reservation, and all activities/excursions are subject to availability, and of course, to weather and ocean conditions. The above activities are not included in the rate, and will be charged for, separately.