Eco-tourism activities at the project site are now in place. Responsible travel is promoted hand in hand with the promotion of the conservation of nature and culture in the area.

The natural attractions include established nature trails at the site and a trek to the adjoining Bambaragala forest reserve

The Natural Trails

There are 4 established nature trails, each taking the visitor through different aspects of the project and places of interest. Visitors can get detailed information from the guide, about each trail prior to making a choice.

  • The Yellow trail – takes you through  a riparian habitat
  • The Bambaragala Trail – to the conserved forest. This trail lies above the Galge
  • The Red Trail – butterflies and birds
  • The Green Trail – woody plants

Each of the above takes you through to a different experience. In addition, sign boards, jungle huts facilitate visitors while addressing the safety concerns. These sites are accessible on foot.

The Bambaragala forest reserve: A  hike up to the Bambaragala reservation is a must for the serious nature lover. Approximately 250 hectares in extent, the climb up to this pristine forest is an exhilarating experience. If the weather permits, a picnic lunch in the forest beside the rushing waters of Bambaragala is an unforgettable experience.

The night watch: For the patient naturalist, we have built a tower where one can spend an hour or two in the quietness of the night, observing the movement of the nocturnal such as porcupine, wild boar, otters etc.

Butterfly park: Plants to the butterfly park have been introduced with particular emphasis on food plants and nectarine plants of butterflies, in order to enhance the species richness of butterflies within the site.

Cultural attractions: Nedun Raja Maha Viharaya is situated close to the project site (approximately 5 Kms away) and has a very old history. The temple was built during the time of King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe, the last king of Sri Lanka. The temple comprises ancient shrine rooms with magnificent hand drawn pictures which belong to the Kandyan era.  A visit to the temple should be a part of the Mahausakande experience.

Community benefits: The project tries to maximize the benefits to the locals by selling their local items as food, sweet-meats etc. to the visitors and also employing nature guides from the local community.

Accomodation, Facilities and Food

Residential facilities for 12 persons are available at the Galge . Only one group will be accommodated at any one time.

Beds, mattresses and pillows are provided. Toilets and in-house bathing facilities for those who may not enjoy a dip in the dola (stream) are also available. Visitors must bring their own linen.

Pantry and cooking facilities with gas are available. Visitors must bring their own dry goods to rustle up a quick meal. Fruits and vegetables in season may be purchased. A cook is available on request from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. for Rs. 500/= per day.

Charges and Bookings

A minimum of Rs. 7500/= per night is payable on confirmation (whether your group is 3 or 12). Additionally Rs. 500/= per day for a guide who will remain with you until you leave.

Day visitors: Entry fee of Rs.200/= per person. A guide will be allocated to each group and Rs. 500/= is payable.

Students: If certified by head of institution, may use the facility at half rates but during the week only.

Bookings: Please contact +94716587322 for further details on bookings and to obtain a brochure.