ideal and liberal place with luxury life style, for those who want quick access to and from the country’s international airport.
Negambo is also home to the country second largest fish market. The “Lellema” at the north end of the town’s lagoon. There are daily auction, which give tourists a chance to meet the area’s fisherman and even organize fishing trips into the lagoon and the ocean beyond. Other nearby attractions open to visitors includes Muthurajawela marshland, which is part of a 6,000 hectare (14,826 acre). The protected mangroves of the Nagambo lagoon. Is home to over 190 species of wild life.
Culture vultures will find bustling Negambo town a historically interesting place that’s strongly influenced by the Catholic Church. for the more natural-minded the narrow strip of land to the south of the lagoon, as well as the many deferent canal, make for good bird watching water sports and diving are also popular among visitors with a few-well-preserved coral reef and 50 years old shipwreck that serves as an artificial reef for many varieties of fish.
Negambo city is about 2 meters above sea level and Negambo’s Geography is mix of land and water. The Dutch canal flow in the heart of the city of Negambo. The northern border of the city is formed by the Ma-Oya River which meets the Indian Ocean. Negambo features a tropical rainforests climate under the Koppean climate classification.
Negambo Lagoon is a larger estuarine lagoon in Gampaha District, south-west Sri Lanka. The Negambo lagoon area of 3164 hectares. The lagoon is fed by a number of small rivers and canal. its linked to the sea by a narrow channel to the north, near Negambo town. The lagoon is surrounded by a densely populated region containing rice paddies, coconut plantations and grassland. The land is used for fishing and agriculture. Dutch fort in Negambo
Close to the seafront near the lagoon are the wins of the Old Dutch fort. Which has a fine gateway in scripted with the date 1678? Also here is a green called the esplanade, where cricket matches are a big attraction. A structure that harks back to Sri Lanka’s Colonial Days when the nation was once under the rule of the Portuguese and then the Dutch. The city was encircled by an earth wall. Eventually the Land mass on which the Old Dutch fort Gate, Negambo was constructed was regularly washed by the sea.
Negambo Multi Religious City
Since the beginning of European Colonization, the township of Negambo has a majority of Roman Catholics along with Buddhist, Hindus and Muslims. Negambo has been given the name little Rome due to the highly on rate Portuguese-era Roman Catholic Churches such as St. Mary’s Church found within the township. This holy building is lavish and grand in nature, standing tall amidst other structure in the town.
The Katuwapitiya Church, the sea street church and the Grand street church are the three biggest parishes in Negambo. There are over twenty Roman Catholic Churches in the city.
Angurukaramulla temple with its 6 meter long reclining Buddha. Is also worth seeing. Abhayasekara Ramaya temple, Sri Sudharshanaramaya, Dutugamunu Viharaya and Asapuwa are famous Buddhist templrs in the city.
There are so many Hindu temples in Negambo. Kali temple, Ganapati temple, Murugan temple, Muththumari Amman temple, Karumari Amman temple are some of them.
Seven Jumma Mosques in Negambo and the Negambo Grand Jumma mosque is one of the biggest in Sri Lanka.
There is branch of the church of Jesus Christ of latter Just west of the intersection of Ave Maria Street and old Chilaw Street. There are also Methodist, Baptist and other Anglican Churches in Negambo.
The Dutch showed their love of canals here like however else Sri Lanka. Cnals extend from Negambo all the way south to Colombo and orth to Colombo and north to Puththalam, a total distance of over 120km. you can ride the bicycle the canal side paths for some distance. Enjoying the views and small village along the way.
Begin or End
Negambo as it is very close to the airport. Negambo is convenient place to either begin or end your trips to Sri Lanka. You can relax on beautiful beaches. View incredible sunsets and enjoy western and Sri Lankan Food. Sea Food is very popular and is caught fresh daily by Negambo fisherman. Visit a fishing village and the bustling early morning fish auction as the catamarans come ashore with their bounty of fresh seafood.
Negambo by night also has comparatively lively atmosphere with a scattering of independent bars and restaurant down the coastal strip. Experience the western coast of Sri Lanka, Which truly is paradise.