Go Crocodile Spotting on the River Nilwala

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Distance from our house for rent in Mirissa to Matara 7km

Crocodile Spotting boat trips on the Nilwala river or Matara ganga as it’s also referred to by the locals are becoming quite a popular attraction.

Be warned this is no crocodile show… it’s dangerous crocodiles lurking in their natural habitat, so make sure you are aware and well briefed of the dangers and go only with experienced guides. We strongly advise about taking any risks whilst trying to capture any ...

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Visit the forts in Matara

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Distance to Matara from ‘our house for rent in Mirissa’ 7km / 20 mins

Matara Fort

Matara, 160km from Colombo, is a busy, sprawling commercial town. The main attractions are its ramparts and well-preserved Dutch fort. The smallish Dutch rampart occupies the promontory separating the Nilwala Ganga from the sea. Built in the 18th century to protect the VOC’s kachcheri (administrative office). Wander the few streets and you’ll see the odd colonial gem – though its real charm is that it is quieter ...

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