Things To Do
Only the best make the list.
Twin Waters is at the heart of a land seeped with natural and cultural splendour. The major attraction close by is the Anawillundawa sanctuary, a colourful birders’ paradise with an ancient tank system at its heart, where more than 130 bird species flourish.
You can fish, like a local, in the colourful reef, or, alternatively, this is perfect terrain for cycling. Pedal your way into an old temple, a rural community, a wild haven – or head into sheer, unknown adventure!
A Majestic Animal Sanctuary
It doesn’t take a long drive to the Wilpattu National Park, the biggest and most charismatic national park in the country. The hotel can also be a base to a foray to the ancient capital, Anuradhapura.
Religious & Architectural
From here, too, you can visit some architectural gems to imbibe the spiritual potpourri of Sri Lanka with its many inheritances.
There is the St. Anne’s Thalawila, the majestic Portuguese Roman Catholic shrine with its miracle statue; Munneswaram, a vast Hindu temple complex where you will feel the enigmatic mystique of this ancient religion; and a scattering of old churches where you can see tropical nature blending with European religious architecture from eras long forgotten.
You can make Twin Waters your base to discover some of the island’s most exciting places. Distances for some of the most iconic are given below.
- Chilaw (city centre) – 21.5 km
- Munneswaram Hindu Temple – 22.5km
- St. Anne’s Thalawila – 44.3km
- Dolphin watching at Norochcholai – 53.5km
- Wilpattu National Park – 73.5km
- Colombo – 104.5km
- Anuradhapura – 116.5km
- Kandy – 132.5km