Galle (formerly Point de Galle) is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 kilometers (74 mi) from Colombo. Galle is the provincial capital and largest city of Southern Province, Sri Lanka, and is the capital of Galle District.
Mangroves play a crucial role in mitigating soil erosion in wetland ecosystems. Unfortunately, human activities pose a significant threat to their survival. Nevertheless, considerable efforts are being undertaken to rehabilitate degraded mangrove habitats. A notable example of such an initiative can be observed in the restoration of the Koggala Lagoon. As a sustainable traveler, you can make a valuable contribution towards the protection of mangrove ecosystems.
• Dutch & the English fort
• Turtle hatchery
• Catamaran ride around Kurulu Duva in the Koggala lagoon
• Visit the plant nursery and the mangrove information center
Dutch & the English fort
in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological, and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 432 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by the Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka
Turtle conservation project
This project is situated in Induruwa, in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. The main purpose of the project is to incubate turtle eggs and release the baby turtles to the sea.
Catamaran ride around Kurulu Duva in the Koggala lagoon
Visitors are taken on a catamaran ride around the island, Kurulu Duva, to witness the restoration of the mangrove fence under the project. Along the way, there is an opportunity to see various mangrove species and other birds.
Visit the plant nursery and the information center
The natural mangrove saplings get destroyed due to various reasons, so they are collected and looked after until they grow up to a certain level before being planted at the lagoon. You will be taken to the nursery where the mangrove seedlings have been prepared for planting. Further insights on plant seedlings and involvement in planting can be obtained by visitors, who will be also able to work with the locals on the project. At the information center, visitors are provided with insights into the mangrove plant species and the mangrove ecosystem in Sri Lanka.
Pickup Time : approximately 08:00am from the first hotel.
Inclusive of : Entrance Tickets, Boat Safari, Transportation, Lunch