Jungle Beach – Hidden beauty of Southern coast!

Year and Month 2016 June 05
Number of Days Two
Crew 10 (Family)
Accommodation Hayleys Holiday Bungalow – Galle
Transport Van
Activities Scenery, Photography
Weather Sunny
Route Day 1 – Mawanella -> Kadawatha -> Southern Highway -> Galle -> Bungalow -> Galle Fort -> Back to Bungalow.

Day 2 – Rumassala -> Jungle Beach -> Back to Home

Tips, Notes and Special remark
  • Hayleys Holiday Bungalow is available only for the Employees
  • Visit the fort in the evening – Sunset
  • Visit Jungle beach early morning – less crowd
 
Author Ramzy

It was an unplanned trip. We got Hayleys Holiday Bungalow for spend a weekend. this gave me the opportunity to visit Galle and the see the attractions around. We were able to visit Galle fort and Jungle beach during the trip.

The Map - click to enlarge

Galle Fort

Galle 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 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.

The fort has a colorful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of “an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort or the “Ramparts of Galle”,

Wikipedia

Guide map of the fort - click to enlarge The front view
The Entrance The Moon Bastion with Clock Tower
View from Sun Bastion The Sun Bastion
The Tunnel Entrance .
Galle Cricket Ground At Star Bastion

When starting to walk around the Fort it is recommended to start from the Entrance in front of the Cricket ground. Then you can walk and cover all the bastions or Ramparts.

Clock tower under maintenance Gun powder store
The Flag rock Bastion Galle Harbor view
Rumassala

Walk path ends at the Lighthouse. There a path to go to the beach near the lighthouse.

The Light house Rock
Top part of the tower The Beautiful beach – Safe place
The Coconut Mosque near the lighthouse
Beautiful views Waves
. A house inside the fort
The Anglican Church The Maritime Museum
The Alternate entrance .
Full view An open place
The Courts Getting ready to shoot
Police Barracks .
Inside the fort Sunset
Sunset Colors

We visited the fort in the evening on the Day1 and the early morning on Day2.

The place we stay was so close to the fort.

Hayleys Holiday Bungalow - Galle ,

Jungle Beach – Rumassala

The beach is located nearly 7.5km from the main city, Galle and few kilometres from Rumassala, Unawatuna area.

Golden sandy shore and rich bio diversity background stoles every heart. When you enter the beach you can see the sun bath facilities around the cafeteria. If you need to relax yourself peacefully, print some more steps forward and you will get lost yourself in the deserted area of the beach. Although it is smaller in size, treat its guest well. Jungle beach is suitable to enjoy swimming without waves. The beach is rich in coral reefs and marine biology. In ancient days the place is used to take fresh water before starting great voyages. The stone inscriptions and residues around the area describe them well. The visitors love the beach as well as the pathway to the beach. Because the way to jungle beach was filled with many uncommon birds, animals, plants and helps to feel the jungle experience! As the Rumassala rock is a part of Himalaya range which was brought by “Hanuman” to heal the injured battalions in order to obey the request of King Rama, it contains many medicinal herb plants.

http://www.allceylon.lk

The road to the jungle beach starts in front on Holcim factory after the small bridge.

The Entry point Path
. Here we go..
The First look Rumassala view
They are ready .
Beauty… The sandy beach
Nice locations The Full view
. .
Here they are… Milky waves
. .
Nice creations Little guy’s joy….
Trying to build confidence… .
Ohh… Resting…

The Jungle beach is an excellent place to visit as family. It’s neither a known tourist destination nor the local tourists. Protecting the place is the responsibility of all of us.

Visit and enjoy…

Thanks for reading.

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