Batticaloa – A day in Thoppigala or Kudumbimalai

This is a drive to Thoppigalaai rock from Batticaloa. On the way you enjoy bird watching, climbing Thoppigala rock and visit to the military museum and a lunch made by a local family. Observe wildlife, interacting with villagers & discover their activities. Discounts are available for children and for budgeting meal option. Read below & contact us. (updated on : 03 Sep 2020)

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Intro

Let’s guide you inland, in-depth, to off-the-beaten-track rural villages. Luxuriant paddy fields, untamed wildlife, secret ponds, mighty rocks, cultivation areas and more are just part of the experience. Be welcomed by real villagers in real villages, share a moment of their life, taste their food and get to know them.

A day in Thoppigala (Kudumbimalai) will start by leaving the main road for the previously war affected inland rural area. After visiting the military museum, you will climb the 1,750 ft high Thopigala mighty rock and enjoy a breath-taking view of the peaceful surroundings. For lunch, you’ll be invited to share the usual village food of a local family, and will surely have a small walk around to see the villagers’ activities and hidden pond. Wildlife might surprise you on the way, with its lazy buffaloes, grazing cattle and wild birds. You might even observe a few crocodiles, if they are ready for a photo shoot.

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Terms and conditions

Booking : Book online, call us or drop us an email.
Price :
 The price may slightly go up or down at the time of booking.
Payment : Full payment is settled prior starting the tour/excursion.
Days of the tour or the hours of excursion : The tour or the excursion is completed within mentioned time.
Per hour vehicle detention fee : 3 USD - Tuk Tuk / 5 USD Standard car & van
Weather : If weather conditions are unfavourable activities will be adjusted accordingly.
Today's Marine Forecast : Sri Lanka Department of Meteorology / Buoyweather
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Refund : Refund will be determined after reducing third party's and our costs.

About this activity

Best season : All year around
Available : Daily
Arranging time needed : 1 day
Hottest month :

Starting point : Our driver will pick you up and drop you off again at the end at your accommodation in Batticaloa.
Activity starting time : 8 AM
Finishing time : 5 PM
Total Kms cycle: 20 app

Restrictions : Do not touch corals please / Be a responsible and ethical snorkeler and diver / No flash photography of ancient paintings / Cover your knees and shoulders before enter any temple. / Do not leave plastics behind / Please do not feed wild animals.

Price includes : Vehicle / Local guide / Lunch made by a local family / All Gov taxes

Discounts : Above price comprises a gourmet meal (more curries, 1 sea food curry, more fruits for dessert). Discount can be offered with budget lunch option, which will generally be rice and fish curry.

Child discount rates : Aged 0 - 2: free of charge / Aged 3-5 years: 4000 Rs discount / Aged 6-11 years: 3000 Rs discount / Normal rate applies to children over 11.

Feedback us : Our drivers and service providers are advised not to promote any other activities or nudge you for shopping. Please leave your feedback on Google.

Optional : A well-spoken local animal expert / historian could be arranged with an additional fee.

You may bring : Water / Hat and sun glass / Sun cream / Camera


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