The SpaceEasy access to all landmarks in Matara with a comfort stay & self catering as well as your own home & quick access to all banks, supermarkets, restaurants, pastry shops, Beach Park, Church, cab services, shopping and medical care just within 5 minutes. Guest AccessAbout Matara
Matara, located 160km from Colombo in its southern part, attracts the tourists for its natural scenic beauty and most attractive beach in coastal area with corals.
In Matara, one can stroll through lush paddy fields, aromatic tea estates and and fragrant spice plantations. Matara is centreplace in the southern province of Sri Lanka.
On excursions from Matara one can visit places like Weligama and Mulgirigala Rock Temple...
City Travel Guide
Matara Fort: The Dutch fortified a Portuguest garrison around 1640, now known as Matara Fort. The Fort consists several structures of colonial times, oldest of whom is the Dutch Church. Matar fort was built to support the Main Fort across the stream.
Weligama: Resort town of Weligams is 15km off Matara. Weligama is known for its beaches. Weligama Rest House is among the oldest in whole country. For guiding the ships, a 40m high lighthouse was built in 1890.
Mirissa: Most famous and reliable are for whale watching & surfing beach in Matara.
Dondra/Devinuwara: The shrine devoted to Hindu god Vishnu at Dondra/Devinuwara is popular among the locals. A popular event in the temple is held in July / August every year. Locals gather here in big numbers to celebrate the occasion.
Tangalla: Located 48km off Matara, Tangalla is a nice place for a beach holiday. The hamlet straddles a freshwater lagoon. Tangalla is also a fishing harbour. Known for long stretches of white sand, the coast has several small sandy coves.
History In past Matara was called 'Mahathota' which translates as 'Great Ferry'. Weerabamapanam made Matara is capital and named it 'Mapatuna'. From time to time Matara has been ruled by foriegn rulers. The Portuguese administered Matara from 1790 to 1795 while the British ruled it from 1796 to 1948. The Dutch were also dominant force in Matara for some time.
River Nilawala Matara is located on the banks of River Nilwala, the third longest river in Sri Lanka. It joins the Indian Ocean at Thotamuna. Main crops along this river are tea, rubber and paddy.
Travelling To/In Matara One can take train or buses for travelling from Colombo to Matara. Although number of trains is limited, buses are available at frequest intervals. The journey takes around four hours. The railway lines to south end in Matara. Bus stand is located about 500 m from railway station. For travelling within the city popular mode of tourist transport are Three Wheelers. Traditional mode of local transport are carts.
SINHARAJA RAIN FOREST Sinharaja Rain Forest, declared a natural world heritage site and a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, is an undisturbed and distinct lowland rain forest in Sri Lanka. Covering the area of about 11187 hectares, the humid evergreen forest is located in the southwest zone of the country. Sinharaja has got the average annual temperature of 23.6%. It receives rainfall from both the monsoon, in the months of May to July and October to December. The rain forest has become a popular tourist destination for its eco value, bird watching, research and for curiosity.
Paradise for Eco Lovers Sinharaja Forest has always been a paradise for eco lovers. It is the last remaining portion of the rain forest in the country. Its diversity of flora and fauna has attracted eco scientists. The forest is a treasure trove of endemic species, including trees, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and insects. Purple-faced Langur is the commonest larger animal found here. Deer species likesambhur, monk deer and barking deer are also found. Leopards are rarely sighted. Dense vegetation doesn't suit bigger animals like elephants.
Endemic Flora and Fauna Rare endemic birds found in Sinharaja are the Red-faced Malkoha, the Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, the Ashy-headed Barbbler, and the White - headed Starling and the Green billed Coucal. Approximate 60% of the trees are endemic, most of them rare. The forest is known for its endemic population of birds. Several species of butterflies live in the forest. Logging, game hunting and gem mining still pose threat to Sinharaja Forest. Interaction with GuestsFull time staying at the unit with guest The NeighborhoodIdeal for single or couple accommodation, with a 450 Sq feet floor area per each unit. The unit is situated 100ft above sea level for protect the guests from any natural disasters and within the walking distance to the beach (75m). This is the most prestigious area for living at Matara along with a quiet environment and green landscapes. Getting AroundEasy access to all landmarks in Matara with a comfort stay as well as your own home & quick access to all banks, supermarkets, restaurants, pastry shops, Beach Park, Church, cab services, shopping and medical care just within 5 minutes. Other Things to NoteFacilities
All 3 units are fully furnished with A/C & non A/C bed rooms with solar powered hot water in the bathrooms. In addition there is an equipped kitchen with Mini Refrigerator, Hot & Cool mineral water dispenser, Microwave oven, Bread toaster, Electric heater, Rice cooker, Cooking pans & all type of plates, that you need in a kitchen & for dinning as at your own home.
Wide triple bed with 8 inches spring mattress for a comfort sleep is in the bed room with dressing table, cupboard, Iron & a dining table. Even we have already provided organic cotton long pillows, fully cotton handloom linen, towels & others for your need with a self service laundry with a fully automatic washing machine. In addition we are providing a guest beg as per the request.
Full HD television with free Satellite TV connection with local & international channels and unlimited Wi-Fi zone with a stand fan is at living area.
Separate entrance and parking available for each unit& Guests can enjoy the 1200Sq feet private green garden which ideal for sun lounging, reading or simply relaxing. It’s with fixed tables, chairs & blooming plants as you can use for an outdoor dining with our providing BBQ grills as per the your requests.
Prices start from US$ 175 per week,
Package A (Second floor)– US$ 200 per week
This package is inclusive, free light Sri Lankan/Western breakfast with a fresh juice for two persons, 20-litre mineral water with hot & cool dispenser, LP gas, electricity and hot water at the above mentioned fully equipped top floor area with all facilities & equipment's with an A/C bedroom.
Package B (Ground floor & First Floor)– US$ 175 per week
This package is inclusive, free light Sri Lankan breakfast for two persons, 20-litre mineral water bottle, LP gas, electricity and hot water at above mentioned fully equipped floor areas with all facilities & equipment's with a non-A/C bedroom.
We can arrange for you,
3.Day outings & tour packages,
4.Safari @ Yaala,Sinharaja & Kannaliya rain forests