Unawatuna, worth spot of Sri Lankan Tourism is basking on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. It can be toured within 5 km from Galle. Tourists visit the Unawatuna beach to spend their holidays and weekends leisurely. Unawatuna beach is protected by a natural reef in the Indian Ocean. Unawatuna is very much rich in bio diversity. Sea worshippers and Sun worshippers are warmly welcomed yet the sun rays won’t burn your skin. Significantly the fleet water can be enjoyed by snorkeling and diving at underwater. Perhaps you can have a tour for watching whales in the Sea within 20 min away from the bay by a boat. Though the beach is constituted of sheltered water for swimming, ship wrecks, and sea baths and diving within the coral reefs, this edifice is a paradise for the travelers.
This natural swimming pool is almost preferred by scuba divers. Either you can drink a coconut palm or bliss at Ayurveda spa treatments to refresh your mind and body. The Ayurveda treatments are served with local medicinal herbs and ointments. Thus you will be awakened with the offered spicy sea food meal. Nowadays Prawns, cuttlefish, lobster, crabs and tunas are very popular among the sea food menus. It should be highlighted that most of the restaurants, hotels, and rest houses at Unawatuna will kindly serve you to full fill your needs as you wish.
The Dagoba at Unawatuna is being worshiped by lots of visitors who arrive at Unawatuna beach. A panoramic view of the ocean can be seen from the Dagoba. The Indian chronicle ‘Ramanayana’ says a long legend about Sri Lanka and India. Once, the Sri Lankan king ‘Rawana’ visited India. On his way back he saw Princess ‘, Sita’. The king was attracted to her and he kidnapped and brought her back to Sri Lanka. Sita was the loving wife of Prince ‘Rama’. Therefore ‘Rawana’ and Indian price ‘Rama’ struggled to rescue ‘Sita’. This root cause called to a battle. In the moment Rama’s brother ‘Lakshman was injured on the battlefield.
Therefore Prince Rawana ordered the Monkey King Hanuman to bring some medicinal herbs from Himalayan Mountains. Yet Hanuman couldn’t identify the herbs he took a part from the Himalayan Mountains. Occasionally Hanuman was lifting a part of the mountain a chunk of the mountain fell down on the location of Unawatuna. Another chunk is at Rumassala. So that there is no doubt that there are many endemic medicinal plants nearby.