The forest and pool Kottawa in Unawatuna
The pool in Kottawa
A small rain forest, Kottawa Reserve Forest is only a few tens of kilometers from Unawatuna and Galle. He is not popular and almost unknown among tourists, because it's not a national Park with exotic animals and harvested and interesting scenic routes. But if you've never been to a tropical jungle (forest Rumassala in Unawatuna is not in the bill), and to go to this national Park is not possible, at least a little to satisfy their curiosity. There will hardly be able to see exotic animals like max will see insects and birds, but tropical vegetation in abundance. Yet there is the bathing pool filled with cool water from the Creek.
Although there is a conditional cash and pointers to the proposed routes, all have been abandoned, and the money for the entrance with you no one will, to do simply no. You can go a little bit deeper into the forest on the bike or leave it in the Parking lot at the road and go for a walk in the woods by yourself. However do not forget about security, including transport. Next always move enough local kids who are just out of spite can do something with transport. So it is better to leave vehicles at the site along the road where we Park large buses.
If you drive a little further down the road after the forest, about 600 meters (at the fork turn right), you can see tea plantation and a specialty tea shop.
Entrance fee / ticket Price: free entrance
Hours: around the clock, but to see the forest day should
How to get there: From Unawatuna to the forest is best reached by rented transport or tuk-tuk. Travel time is about 30 minutes and about 20 kilometres (forest map).
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🕒 October 16, 2018
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Re: All about Unawatuna, Galle and the surrounding areaadmin 19 November, 2014 "On the edge", next. On the bike the most. From the village a kilometer or two before the beginning of the forest, and there begins the path which has lead the group into the woods to the river (before the bridge) and beyond. I'm even on this track on a motorcycle drove once, though not good, just lost. ... Re: All about Unawatuna, Galle and the surrounding areaTravelenka.Com December 6, 2014And what beach would you advise (on any coast), which closely meets the requirements of: 1.calm water 2.deep (preferably 2 step and stepped on his chest in the water) 3.not crowded, with a lack of boats, etc. that prevent to swim 4.with shade in which to hide until the swim ... Re: All about Unawatuna, Galle and the surrounding areaadmin 7 December, 2014 Calm water, in my opinion, only in Unawatuna and Mirissa are and Dikwella. Yes, perhaps, under your requirements the best Dickwella suitable. If not South considered, Trincomalee can still see it, but there's wave season can be very large. ... Re: All about Unawatuna, Galle and the surrounding areaJulia December 9, 2014Are you sure that 500 rupees is guided? I here on one site even saw the picture of the plaque at the entrance to the forest, where it is written except for the price of 500 rupees and the price for the guide (although there are due to flash not visible). And no guide tourists are not allowed like ... Re: All about Unawatuna, Galle and the surrounding areaadmin December 9, 2014 Hello! You, apparently, about the Sinharaja forest? If so, then Yes, that's right, without a guide of course 500. I have not written anywhere that this is the price guide. Guides charge separately, and it is different, sometimes even you can bargain and pay the money to the guide in hand and not in cash. And without guides on the standard routes do not allowed. It is just necessary to understand that in the forest you find yourself free, and you can do anything you want to walk or to go anywhere (within reason, of course). But when you get to any of the trekking route, you will have the money to take over and guide. ... Re: All about Unawatuna, Galle and the surrounding areaJulia December 9, 2014And what is the actual difference visit with or without guide? I see something special? Trekking routes especially breathtaking and picturesque? And how long is the guide? If I go I will for what path to walk, and not just on the road, which probably leads to a village or somewhere else? ... Re: All about Unawatuna, Galle and the surrounding areaNatalichka 22, 2015I do not agree that in Unawatuna there is a liquor store. It is, if you go from the resort to the main road, walk 5 - 7 minutes towards the South (in the direction of Mirissa) if you look carefully, you'll see a small stall, full of concrete, the Windows and doors are thick lattice, there, in certain hours and sell alcohol. In the evening, always! Local rum - a miracle! Stumbled upon this stall quite by accident, we love to walk around the neighborhood, and that dogulyalis that is already beginning to get dark, turned back and saw the notice about this larocca. Men happy, having bought a bottle of Araki, immediately deal with it, drank. Went and we bought a few bottles of rum (with a margin). Pushes the coin into the narrow window and give you the desired alcohol.:))) Well, I found this stall in the first days of our holiday:)) when I came a year, once in the stall ;)). Rested in December 2012 and 2013. And yet, nearby, there are tea plantations that will take you any Tucker on his tuk - tuk. In addition to informative tour about the production of tea, you will buy there gorgeous Ceylon tea at a nice price, however, then you're welcome not to believe the hype that the tea that is sold in a supermarket in Russia "produced and Packed in Sri Lanka"!:))).Although, of course, the best in Unawatuna, this is the OCEAN with its incredible energy. All wonderful holidays!!! ... Re: All about Unawatuna, Galle and the surrounding areaadmin 22 July, 2015 You are right, the liquor store is there, just not in the village, but close. He we even marked on the map here http://nashaplaneta.net/asia/srilanka/unawatuna-karta.php in the form of an icon. Only liquor shops in Sri Lanka are not working during the holidays, so if you want to celebrate Christmas or new year, buy in advance. About tea plantations near Unawatuna is a divorce. These tea plantations are located only in mountainous areas. ...