Day Trips, Tours and Excursions from Jetwing Kurulubedda, Galle

Jetwing Kurulubedda, a unique boutique luxury hotel set up with nature to the front is reached by a short yet serene boat ride in the river called Kepu Ela, a tributary of River Ginganga. The river rich in birdlife and the wooded banks crowded with purple-faced leaf monkeys signal that you are being taken to an eco-retreat. At the end of a wooden walkway off the jetty at the bank of the river are two well sheltered luxury villas set up on stilts at a patch of green vegetation rich with birdlife. The two chalets in the middle of woods bordering river conservation are modern in design with a range of facilities including Air Conditioning, Cable TV, an up to date DVD collection etc. Jetwing Kurulubedda is very popular not only with the honeymooners but also with the nature lovers.

Jetwing Kurulubedda affords village experiences as well as luxury facilities: a boat ride to spice garden; bath at a traditional village well; a drink of fruit juice called Kirala (Genus - Sonneratia Species - caseolaris) grown in the wild by the river bank; Authentic Sinhalese rice and curry cooked of the rice from the surrounding paddy field and vegetables from the surrounding cultivated plots; an afternoon cup of tea brewed from the unblended product of single estate together with local pastries; a dip in the hotel swimming pool and a glass of wine from the cellar of the hotel

Location

Jetwing Kurulubedda is located just about a kilometre away from the famed Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel and is also a short distance away from the Galle Fort. This boutique hotel is nestled in the quiet Southern village of Mahamodara, adjoining a river. You can travel to Galle via the Southern Expressway or the Colombo - Galle main coastal road or take the Southern Railway. A short boat ride from the pier near Jetwing Lighthouse will bring you to Jetwing Kurulubedda or you can also enjoy a short drive if preferred.

Excursions

The city of Galle is famed for its Galle Dutch Fort and its interiors and strong ramparts. There are a number of narrow streets, public buildings, churches, museums and a lighthouse within the strong ramparts while you can enjoy a walk along the bastions during the evenings. Galle is also home to a beautiful natural harbour. If you need to enjoy a hip beach atmosphere you can easily head towards Unawatuna which has a vibrant nightlife and parties along the beach. There are many water sports including surfing, snorkeling and diving that you can indulge in.