The Dutch canal In Negombo Sri Lanka was the most important transportation link during the Dutch colonial administration in the country. Although it’s not used for its original purpose anymore the canal runs 60 miles through the town of Negombo and is a popular tourist attraction today.
Along with the Dutch Fort gate in Negombo the Dutch canal was built around the 1670s when the canal was the main supply route to the administration, religious foundations and the fishing villages. Tourists often love the experience of travelling through the canal before they arrive at the river. This ride often lets the guests enjoy the exotic birds in the area, various reptiles such as the water monitors and lizards.
As you travel through the canal, travelers love the sight of local lifestyle as they drift on the canal through coconut plantations and local farms. The local alcohol made of coconut known as toddy in the area is a favorite among the travelers to the area. The trip across the canal comes to an end at the Delta River and takes around 4 hours. A great way to discover this old Dutch city the ride across the Dutch canal is sure to leave you with some pleasant memories as you mingle with local culture , beautiful natural surroundings and old world charm.
If you are looking out for a Hotel in Negombo there are plenty of accommodation options within the city ranging from comfortable motels to star class luxury hotels. A Negombo Hotel that provides reasonable, stylish accommodation by the sea is the Club Hotel Dolphin. With its well-appointed rooms, offering a gorgeous view of the Indian Ocean that surrounds this beautiful island the hotel is well equipped to provide you with a soothing stay.
Negombo is an interesting town close to the international airport and provides a great atmosphere to kick start your vacation in the island of Sri Lanka. The beauty of this coastal area, along with the still apparent historic glory of this beautiful colonial city will definitely be a highlight of your journey. What a great place to first say Ayubowan!