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To-Do List Ahungalla – Experience the south

Ahungalla is a beach town located in the southern province in the district of Galle. It is a great place to visit if you are looking for an easy-going atmosphere, especially for those travelling with family. Here are a few things you'll love doing when in Ahungalla.


Hit the beach

Being a coastal town, the beach is the first thing that's going to come into your mind when thinking of things to do. The beach here, although famous among locals and foreigners alike, is quite laid back. This makes it perfect for a day in the sun with the family. The kids will have loads of fun playing in the sand while you simply relax. There are no sunbeds or umbrellas on this beach, so you'll have to either opt for renting out an umbrella and sunbed from the restaurant in the far end of the beach or simply sunbathe on a soft beach towel. Whatever it is you want to do by the beach, you are guaranteed a good timer here.


Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project

This is a place where turtles are rescued, care for and then sent back to their natural habitat. There are many types of turtles here and the employees and owners will share the wealth of information they possess on these creatures. You will even be able to care for them yourself and hold a few baby turtles in your hands too. Once again, this place is sure to be fascinating to the kids. Stay for a while longer and you'll be able to send the tiny hatchlings out to see and watch them proudly and bravely take on the ocean as the sun sets in the evening.


Madu River tour

This river is a short distance away on Galle Road, the river is unmissable. Take a boat ride along the calm river in the warm tropical heat and you'll feel like nothing could be better. Take your time spotting the many species of birds that come to the mangroves to sing their song. This is a well-known spot for bird watchers, as well as many indigenous species, have made the mangroves their habitat. There are also various species of reptiles in the river. This is one of the most popular activities among those stay at Ahungalla hotels the like of Heritance Ahungalla.


Snorkelling & Diving

With waters that are warm and clear, Bentota, located close by, has some of the perfect spots to go snorkelling or diving. The waters here suit all types of divers from beginners to veterans. If this is the first time you are attempting the feat, then find out about a few diving courses that are available in the area and pick out a reliable place. If you were unable to bring equipment along with you, do not worry, some of the beach resorts will be able to rent out some equipment or provide advice on where to rent them from. It's time to delve into a fascinating world underwater.

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