> >The route is – Colombo,
> >Ratnapura, Pelmadulla (right), Kahawatte, Embilipitiya / Udawalawe
> >turn off, (left) Udawalawe, Thanamanwila (left), Wellawaya (right),
> >Monaragala, Siyambalanduwa, Lahugala, Pottuvil (right), Arugambay. 325km. Ideal time to leave around 3 am to avoid the traffic. The road is carpeted, dual track up to Panama from Colombo, and a car will be fine. However, if you wish to see the sites around Arugambay, then you will have to hire a 4×4 or come in a 4×4.
> >Sites to visit on the way.
> >Ratnapura Gem Museum
> >Udawalawe Park – Elephants
> Udawalawe Elephant Orphange
> >Buduruwagala Ancient Carvings on the mountain
> >Handapangala Elephants
> >262km mark – Ancient Pond 50m from the road.
> >Lahugala Park – Elephants
> >Tour Day one:
> >Panama – Crocodile Tank & Radella Tank
> >Kudumbigala Ancient Monastry
> >Okanda Kovil & Beach
> >Kumana Park – Bird Santuary
> >Day 2:
> >Crocodile Rock & Elephant Rock at Sinna Ulla – Beach & Surf
> >Peanut Farm – Beach & Surf & Sastraweli Temple area
> >Arugambay Main Surf Point – Sand Dunes
> >Pottuvil Point – Beach and Surf
> >Day 3:
> >Muhudu Maha Viharaya – Archeological Site
> >Magul Maha Viharaya – Archeological Site
> >Lahugala Park
> >Jungle Road to 4th Mile Post from Al-Aktar School
> >Whisky Point – Urani – Beach and baby Surf
> >Komari Lagoon
> >Kite Surfing
> >Nature Trails
> >Bicycle rides to Panama & Radella Tank
> >ATV rides on the sand dunes and jungles
> >Boat rides – lagoon and sea
> >Boat rides to see Dolphins
> >4 x 4 off road trails on sand dunes and jungle mud tracks
> >Bird watching – Kumana & Panama
> >Camping – Kumana & Panama
> >The above shows the highly diverse attractions available at ABay.
> >But you also need a guild familiar with all the sites and routes.
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