Sightseeing Negombo (Sri Lanka): The Village Udappu (Udappu)
The village Udappu (Udappu, Udappuwa) is a small fishing village on the coast 65 km North of Negombo. It is sometimes visited by the rare tourists passing during the trip and Negombo to the North, including in Anuradhapura or Trincomalee. So be prepared for the fact that in the village you will find yourself in the centre of everyone's friendly attention. But, surprisingly, this attention is limited to only smiles of the local people or annoying kids. No one would be Intrusive to suggest you to buy something or ask for money.
In the centre of the village is the main temple of Sri Partha Sarathi Temple dedicated to the goddess Draupadi. Due to this temple the village and earned the attention of the curious traveller. In front of it a large area where there are lots of events of local importance. At the end of July - beginning of August, the temple becomes the center of the annual festival in honor of the goddess Draupadi, the final part which is the traditional men walking on hot coals.
In different parts of the village there are several small temples, which are open only in the morning or evening, and in principle, nothing special in itself is not. And in the village there is a fish market, but to visit it must be very early in the morning, and see there is nothing special.
🚶 How to get there: the village is located 65 kilometers from Negombo to the North (the village on the interactive map of Negombo). With the main road A3 will need to turn to the side road Udappuwa rd. and drive another 5 kilometers. The road will lead you directly to the centre of the village, where the main temple is located.