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Knuckles Mountain Range

As you might have guessed, this mountain range received its name after the knuckles of a clenched fist. Known as ‘Dumbara Mitiyawatha’ locally, this is a breath-taking sight from afar, with a host of natural delights wrapped in its landscape, all the while accompanied by …

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Sample a village meal

With just under 400 families making up the village here and no electricity or tap water to speak of, these people live a very simple life. However, their food is spectacular, and the freshest you’ll come across. Harvested straight from their fields which in turn …

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Nitro Cave

This is an intriguing location to explore in Meemure. What’s unusual about it is that it’s brimming with saltpeter, better known in the scientific world as potassium nitrate. In other words, this is the primary ingredient in the production of gunpowder, and was as such …

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White-water rafting

White-water rafting is to Kitulgala, what surfing is to Arugambay. For decades, locals and tourists alike have booked countless rafting trips on Kitulgala’s rapids, which is ideal for adrenaline-junkie and adventure enthusiasts. You can choose from a range of rapids, which in turn vary in …

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Surfing In Arugambay

Surfing in Arugambay You can’t talk about Arugambay without speaking of its most popular, and primary feature: surfing. Though places like Hikkaduwa, Mirissa and Weligama are also surfing spots, Arugambay is on a league of its own, and seasoned surfers know this all too well. …

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Camping

Kitulgala’s unique diversity makes it a fantastic camping spot, right in the middle of the rainforest. You can either choose to camp out and do absolutely nothing but relax, or engage in a host of jungle activities, including jungle treks and explorations. You can also …

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Belilena Cave

This cave in Kitulgala is of great significance not just to Sri Lanka, but also genealogy as a whole. It is here that skeletal remains dating some 32,000 years back belonging to the Balangoda Man as he’s known locally, a prehistoric human, were found. Aside …

Yoga

It’s always a good idea to take a breather every now and then, so when you’re not surfing or dancing, why not take a moment to re-centre yourself? Arugambay’s serene, remote locations makes it the ideal place to engage in rejuvenating yoga, refreshing you both …

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Panama Tank

Though there isn’t anything particularly culturally significant about the Panama Tank, it’s a prominent feature in the area, and is situated within a spectacular landscape that must be seen. With just the one, narrow road to travel down in order to reach it, you’ll enjoy …

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Kudumbigala Monastery

This Buddhist temple is found south of Arugambay, and is well worth the trip not just because of the end location, but the ride on the way. You’re likely to come across wild elephants, monkeys, buffaloes and more, who won’t bother you if you don’t …