Madurawala Tourism Development Foundation and Madurawala Community Base d Ecotourism Project | Madurawala Community Based Ecotourism Project has been launched in July, 2017
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Madurawala Community Based Ecotourism Project has been launched in July, 2017

“…..Ecotourism at its best in Kalutara District…..”

Madurawala and Anguruwatota are located in the Western Province, Kalutara District. From Kalutara to madurawala is just 30 KMS. Madurawala is accessible from Neboda-Horana Road or Horana-Kalutara Road. The Madurawala Village is located around 52 KMS from Colombo. Madurawala is located in close proximity to Anguruwatota Ancient Village which is part of the ancient Kingdom of Sitawaka and Raigam Kindom. These regions are once the liberation centers of Sinhalease fought against Portuguese. (Sinhala: සීතාවක) This kingdom was located in south-central Sri Lanka. It emerged from the division of the kingdom of Kotte following the Spoiling of King Vijayabahu in 1521, and over the course of the next seventy years came to dominate much of the island. Sitawaka also offered fierce resistance to the Portuguese, who had arrived on the island in 1505. This kingdom was the abode of the rulers of Sitawaka Rajasinghe and regional leader of Mayadunne in 1594. During the Portuguese and Dutch periods in Sri Lanka (1505-1796) Anguruwatota was a famous stop over for the rafters which ferried all sorts of spices from the upstream of Kaluganga (Kalu River) to Kalutara. In and around of Anugurwatota there are a lot of ancient Buddhist Hermitages that history goes back to before the Christian era.[/vc_column_text]

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Madurawala Tourism Development Foundation and Madurawala Community Based Ecotourism Project

“Developing tourism while conserving the environment, culture and heritage, and supporting the local community”

Madurawala Tourism Development Foundation and Madurawala Community Based Ecotourism Project

The driving force behind the Madurawala Tourism Development Foundation and Madurawala Community Based Ecotourism Project is Rev. Hatiyalwela Chandananada –an erudite Chief Incumbent of Sri Sumangala Temple, Ampitigala, Madurawala, Anguruwatota, Sri Lanka. He has founded these two organizations in this rural village with the sole intention of promoting people-friendly tourism with a view to assure economic and social benefits to the community living around in this rural locality. He believes tourism should be used as a tool to conserve environment, biodiversity and to assure maximum socioeconomic benefits to the host community in minimizing poverty and preserve age-old cultural and heritage. Madurawala Community Based Ecotourism Project is being supported and promoted by Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF), the pioneer National Ecotourism Society of Sri Lanka with the support offered by Sustainable Tourism Agents of Rural Societies (STARS) under Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

The Madurawala Community Based Ecotourism Project now offers the flowing diverse ecotourism packages for the domestic and international visitors who are looking forward for an authentic, lifetime ecotourism experience:
  1. Culture and HeritageTours
  2. Nature trekking
  3. Boating and cannoning in the river
  4. Visits to the rice fields, tea and rubber plantations
  5. Festivals and cultural events
  6. History and Archaeology
  7. River bathing
  8. Open fire cooking demonstrations with the village women
  9. Cycling
  10. Bird watching
  11. Organic Farming and Agro Tourism
  12. Village life tours
  13. Meet and talk to village artisans, black smiths, pottery craftsmen, handloom weavers and see all of them in action
  14. Traditional (indigenous) Ayurvedic Medicinal practices and Experience
  15. Spiritual Tourism such as meditation
  16. Community camping
  17. Nature Photography
  18. Cross-cultural experience

OUR MISSION

“Mission of the Madurawala Tourism Development Foundation is to use Ecotourism as a tool to conserve environment and biodiversity, to assure maximum socioeconomic benefits to the community in minimizing the poverty, preserve age-old cultural and heritage of the community for the next posterity and to provide in-depth education and information about quality development of tourism for all stake-holders”

Promoted and Managed by: Madurawala Tourism Development Foundation

 

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Madurawala, Anguruwatota, Kalutara District, Sri Lanka +94 0725673163 / +94 0774245022 www.discovermadurawala.com / mail: discovermadurawala@gmail.com

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