Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery – Sea Turtle Conservation Project

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Antony Stanley from Gloucester, UK, Turtle Sanctuary, Kosgoda (9824634943)CC BY-SA 2.0

A beautiful beach destination in Southern Sri Lanka, Kosgoda features all characteristics of a memorable holiday. When it comes to things to do in Kalutara while you enjoy that perfect beachfront holiday range from a visit to a turtle hatchery, a visit to the Madoldoowa Island, and try some diving and snorkelling in the clear cool waters surrounding this paradise island.

Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery is one of the most frequently visited attractions in down south Sri Lanka. The project of the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery started back in the year 1988 and has been successfully operating under the guidance and leadership of Dudley Perera. With the main intention of monitoring local sea turtles and conserving their nesting sites, the project has indeed contributed substantially to the good work of preserving the endangered species of local sea turtles

The Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery also ensures that collected eggs of the turtles are protected well before they hatch, as these eggs quite often fall prey to roaming predators. The tiny baby turtles will tug at your heart strings and you will certainly fall in love with the way they waddle along the golden shores, leaving dotted footprints on the firm white sands. If you are looking for accommodation along the coast and from where one can make visits to the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery you can stay in resorts such as the Anantara Kalutara Resort. Many hotels in the vicinity provide its guest’s trips to the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery so you will be spared the trouble of finding your way to the place.

The Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery is open from 9 am to 5 pm so visitors can easily make a visit at a time that is convenient for them. It is not too hard to locate the place as you will be passing it when you travel to Galle from Colombo on the Galle Road.

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.


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