Things to do in Koggala

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Things to Do in Koggala

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  • Francois T
    Johannesburg, South Africa914 contributions
    This is an amazing place if conservation is close to your heart. It is not big and it is not fancy and if you don’t pay attention you will walk past without noticing but we really enjoyed it. It is also a massive wake up call and reminder for what we as humans do to destroy the environment and habitat of some creatures. We had a great guide, and the stories are filled with passion and emotion. It is not great to see all the animals in the state they in, but understanding that they in the best care possible give some comfort. It is not expensive to visit and a great opportunity to donate some extra to a very worthy cause. Well done to the team and people involved in this journey.
    Written 4 April 2022
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  • CLIFF P
    Brighton, UK45 contributions
    Had two trips out onto Koggala Lake recently, one via a local boat owning family and one via Kola Cafe. Lake is very peaceful and Temple Island well worth a visit. We left out Cinnamon Island and fish foot massage. We saw monkeys and fruit bats, but surprisingly few birds, compared to other similar places we've visited over the years. When arranging a price, be clear as to how long you want to go for and where you want to visit, as this will prevent confusion. Best times of day - morning from around 0900 and late afternoon.
    Written 2 February 2022
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  • nir0sh
    Colombo, Sri Lanka911 contributions
    This is a small island situated at Koggala Lake but famous due to “Madol Duwa”-Children’s novel written by Mr. Martin Wickramasinghe. Main characters of “Madol Duwa” were Upali and Jinna who ran away to this island and lived at Madol Duwa until they reunited with family. The distance from mainland to Madol Duwa is minimal (about 20 minutes) but they overcharge for the boat ride.
    Main attractions of the island are the well and “Sekku Gala” (සෙක්කු ගල). There are foot pathways through mangrove trees. Some of the trees have sign boards. As it is frequently visited by travellers pollution is also common.
    I have visited at Madol Duwa as a part of visit to Koggala Lake.
    Written 10 August 2021
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  • TravelerRanitha
    Moratuwa, Sri Lanka466 contributions
    Couple of years back, this was one of the main attractions in downsouth.. But now it's has become commercialized
    Written 9 March 2020
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  • FMH1971
    Fresnaye, South Africa179 contributions
    It seems as though everybody has the same thing to say about this place. The products are an absolute scam and a rip off. We did however find the garden and explanation of the various products and what they are good for quite interesting. I do think that part is true but the products that they are selling do not work at all.
    Written 6 February 2017
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  • sharonWestYorks
    west yorks288 contributions
    We arranged a trip to Ella from Koggala with Dinesh via email and WhatsApp. Prior to the trip he came to our hotel to finalise our plans. He arrived in an air conditioned very clean minibus. We visited a lake, driving around the perimeter of a safari park saw wild elephants and mongoose. We visited a fruit/veg Market then travelled to 9 arch Bridge partly on foot to watch the trains. Dinesh booked our hotel the Sygreen half board. The views of the mountains from our balcony was amazing. The next day he dropped us at the train station for the iconic train journey of the bridge. He met us at the end of the journey to return us to our hotel via a supermarket. This was a fantastic trip really well organised by Dinesh. He is really knowledgeable and good company. We really recommend him and his prices are good
    Written 30 March 2022
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  • Gergely N
    11 contributions
    Ashi was a really great partner on our side. He always was trustful and he was always there on time. Thank you for the amazing experience!
    Written 29 March 2022
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  • Tatiana S
    1 contribution
    Me and friends had vacation in Sri Lanka last February. We travel a lot and we have a lot of experience in communication with guides. Without exaggeration, I will say that Gayan is one of those few guides that you want to return to. We can definitely recommend him to all come to Sri Lanka without any doubts! Gayan - you are a professional in your field, thank you very much for the positive mood!!!
    Written 19 March 2022
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  • ilovebeingaway
    London, UK21 contributions
    A wonderful spa hidden away on Lake Koggala but easy to reach being just 5 minutes from the main road.
    The fact my friend and I have visited every day for four days (with more visits planned!) is testament to how good the treatments are. We are obsessed with the deep tissue massage- it's AMAZING.
    The treatment rooms are hidden in the garden and therapists are of the very highest quality, it's the perfect spot. I'm a big fan of massages and have them frequently and this is up there with the very best. A MUST visit
    Written 13 March 2020
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  • AndreasGermany
    Germany1 contribution
    Starting from pick-up till the end, support was excellent.

    Everything was well arranged. We were absolutely thrilled with the service provided by Chammy tours!

    Best rates
    Best vehicles
    Best service
    Best tour guides
    All was best. Recommended!
    Written 26 September 2021
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  • brenda e
    Chelmsford, UK61 contributions
    Gamunu was a fabulous guide who really put himself out to make our trip so memorable. He was so reliable and his charges were extremely reasonable. Can’t wait to go back and use his services again.
    Rob and Bren Ellis
    Written 31 January 2022
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  • Resort754468
    Fuente del Rey, Spain8 contributions
    A beautiful, clean Golf Course with very good preparation⛳️👍
    Its located nearby a very nice area with Guesthouses like Mallis Guesthouse. Also there is very beautiful beach.
    Written 12 January 2020
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  • Tenb
    1 contribution
    We had a great tour through Galle-area, made a wonderfull boattrip around the lake; visiting the cinnamonisland! Appointments were perfect, price was very very worth what they offered. The driver came on time and he was a safe driver. Their hospittality is great. We ended with a marvelous bbq with fresh fish, seaview and Nice memories!
    Written 9 August 2019
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  • ImranM78
    Colombo, Sri Lanka45 contributions
    An excellent experience with Spa Naturel. Every little detail was looked into with care. If you are in Koggala area, visit the spa naturel for a quality ayuruvedic experience!
    Written 30 November 2017
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