ELEPHANT TRANSIT HOME
Sri Lankan elephants are an endangered species and their survival in their natural habitats is threatened due to human activities. Elephants in the wild are constantly being killed, and many elephant calves become orphaned. In order to support these orphaned elephants, the Department of Wildlife Conservation set up the Elephant Transit Home within Udawalawe National Park with help from the Born Free Foundation. The facility was established under the 29th Amendment to the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance Part II.
As of 8 February 2009, 39 orphaned elephant calves were being looked after. The elephant calves are released to the jungle after they become strong enough to survive in their natural habitats. As of 2008, sixty-five elephants had been released to the jungle.
It’s just 4km from Le GreenUdawalawe and only 10minutes drive. We are organizing the tour by a three wheeler TukTuk] .
- Morning at 9.00 AM
- Noon at 12.00 PM
- Evening at 3.00 PM
- Evening at 6.00 PM
Please contact us to get charges for the transportation.
The Udawalawe Dam is a large irrigation dam in Udawalawe, in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. The dam consists of an embankment section and a gravity section, combining the total dam length to approximately 3.9 km (2.4 mi). The dam is also used for hydroelectric power generation, powering three 2 MW units, commissioned in April 1969.
The water level of the reservoir is controlled by the five tainter gate spillways located at the eastern end of the dam, with two additional spillways located more towards to the centre of the dam. The reservoir measures approximately 8.6 km (5.3 mi) in length, with a maximum perpendicular width of 7 km (4.3 mi).
From Le Green Udawalawe it’s just walking distance of 5 minutes, you can use foot cycles for a windy visit throughout the greenery pathway.
Ridiyagama Safari Park is 500 acre safari park, zoo in Ridiyagama area of Hambantota District, Sri Lanka. The Ridiyagama Safari Park is a project by the Department of National Zoological Gardens, opened to the public on March 28 this year. The project’s key aims are to provide a suitable natural habitat for excess animals of the Dehiwela Zoo, conduct breeding programmes on threatened animal species, and to educate people on animal conservation. It would be divided into six zones, where carnivorous animals will be in 4 zones and herbivores animals will be in 2 zones. Meanwhile, carnivore animals such as lions, tigers and leopards will be in 2 zones of the carnivore section.
Area: 202 ha
Hours: Open today · 8AM–5PM
No. of species: 22 species
No. of animals: 22 species
It’s just 38 KM from Le Green Hotel and 45 minutes drive. We will organize the tour as per the guest request with a hotel vehicle. Please contact us for further details and prices.
MORNING SIDE - SOORIYAKANDA
This destination close to Sinharaja. Actually, it’s not a forest but it’s a part of a forest. It’s a beautiful site. The climate is wetter and mist has laden throughout the day. The area was named as ‘Morning side’ as it feels like it is morning all day. The morning side always shadowed in the evening. The land being located in the east part of the Rakwana range. There you can see tea plantation located between the Sinharaja forest side and the driveway from Rakwana to Deniyaya. Morning side is the home to most of the lowland endemic birds of Sri Lanka as well as the highland endemics. You may here birds are mostly heard rather than seen.
It’s just 55 KM from Le Green Hotel and 1 hr 30 minutes drive. We will organize the tour as per the guest request with a hotel vehicle. Please contact us for further details and prices.
SANKHAPALA TEMPLE & TOMBSTONE OF PUSSA DEVA
Sankapala Raja Maha Viharaya stands majestically on a rocky mountain as ample evidence to prove that this temple has been blessed by the saintly monks who spent their time in peaceful meditation.
Situated in the Ratnapura district belonging to the Atakalan Korale Thambagamu Pattu Pallebedda Village the Sankapala Raja Maha Viharaya lies in the outskirts of Ratnapura – Hambantota main road near the 24th milepost. From here a distance of about 150 yds, is the rock mountain wherein the ruins of buildings, a Bo tree, a dagoba, and a cave Deralaya has been found.
Traveling about three quarter mile from Sri Sankhapala Rajamaha Viharaya towards Pallebedda one would come across on that rock where ruins are present. The people of the village believe that this is the place where Pussa Deva has been cremated.
It’s just 24 KM from Le Green Hotel and 30 minutes drive. We will organize the tour as per the guest request with a hotel vehicle. Please contact us for further details and prices.
WAULPANE LIMESTONE CAVES
The Wavulpane limestone cavern of Sri Lanka is an ideal testimony to the unique charm and elegant beauty that oozes out of each attraction of the island. Its mesmerizing natural splendour perfectly fuses with the unique bewitchment each visitor experiences at this amazing site. Located in the District of Ratnapura, the Wavulpane Cave is one of the only limestone caves of Sri Lanka and it safeguards an enormous multitude of appealing and artistically captivating stalactites and stalagmites.
The Wavulpane cave site actually consists of one main cave structure and another dozen various caves, each with its own beauty and charm. Tourists, especially kids, would be struck with the ethereal appearance of these caves and plunge in to a frenzy of exploration and adventure. Situated at over 900 feet above the sea level, the Wavulpane cavern harbours a magnificent internal waterfall. At around 150 feet or 45 metres in height, this waterfall is simply known as the “Wavulpane Ella” and botanists have identified over 100 endemic species of flora in and around the waterfall.
It’s just 35 KM from Le Green Hotel and 45 minutes drive. We will organize the tour as per the guest request with a hotel vehicle. Please contact us for further details and prices.