Arugam bay is a popular destination for surfers. It is rated in the top 50 surfing points in the world. Once it was a small Muslim fishing village. In 1976, four Australians came to this land who were looking for a new place to surf. Since there were no hotels, they stayed at a hut where fishermen worked during the certain seasons. One ended up staying and married to a local girl, and opened a guesthouse. There were many misfortunate incidents during 1980’s due to the civil conflicts, but now it is a safe destination to be.
Arugam bay is also known for dolphin and whale watching. The best season for those is between June and September. It is possible to observe those beautiful mammals without going out to the sea.
It is a ruin of a Buddhist temple with fairly preserved stone statues.
It is a ruin of a Buddhist temple. There are three statues standing and looking at each other. These ruins are from over 2000 years ago.
It is a small town along the beach of Arugam. This area is also known for surfing, but also untouched nature ruins of Buddhist temples and Hindu temples.
It is a small town along the beach of Arugam. This area is also known for surfing, but also untouched nature ruins of Buddhist temples and Hindu temples. At Crocodile Lake, you can often spot crocodiles. A ruin of Buddhist temple, Kudimbigala, has a pagoda on the giant stone. There are many caves used for meditation from 1st Century. A spot Murugan Devale is standing, where you can see a spectacular panorama view.