Just 28 km away from Arugam Bay a drive through a patch jungle path leads to the Okanda beach, where surfing and encounters with the wild elephants and leopards come hand in hand. Okanda is a point break for regular surfers. There are about three line-ups in Okanda, the last one is ideal for experienced surfers and the front two is for intermediate surfers. However the rocky cliffs standing just next to the waves could be threat to the amateur. The beaches at Okanda are also ideal for sunbathing and sunset surfing at Okanda is a life time experience.
Okanda-Kudumbigala region is the first Heritage Conservation Zone or a sacred grove of the country, where traditional laws shall take precedence over modern laws. Sacred groves are operated under the patronage and guidance of the villagers themselves as the custodians of the living tradition.
Depending on individual faith, people believe the whole region in and around Okanda are purified with the spirit of God of Kataragama, Skanda, Murugan or Al-Khidr, the Green Man of the Qur'an, the teacher to Moses. The multicultural nature of the region enables Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians to practice their faith in the safety of a sacred area. Hills, certain old trees, rocks and points along rivers are landmarks in a culture where everything is sacred and connected with mythical exploits.
Things To Do: Surfing, sunbathing, photography, sightseeing, exploring, wildlife
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Palm Groove Holiday Inn
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Tel : 0632248457
The Blue Wave Hotel
The Blue Wave Hotel Road, Arugambay , Pottuvil 05
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Tel : 0463492992
Star Dust Beach Hotel
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Tel : 0632248191
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