One can experience a different kind of walk at the Mangrove Sanctuary. It is highly recommendable local conservation effort protecting a swap full of snail, crab, birds and monkeys. Even though there is little infrastructure at the moment, it is well worth taking time out of the beach, to pace the raised walkaway through the tangled roots and trees. When visiting the local communities, it can be seen that many residents live in areas that are full of Mangroves in Galle. Mangroves are highly important for the resident’s livelihood. When visiting Galle, one of the best hotels to stay over is the Jetwing Lighthouse. It is located on the fringe of the former Dutch Colonial town of Galle stands the Jetwing Lighthouse, it is a testament to the iconic work of the Sri Lankan legendary architect Geoffrey Bawa. Jetwing Lighthouse is known for their exceptional facilities and services. The dining options at Lighthouse are scrumptious, and the guests can enjoy their privacy on the private terraces of each room, while looking out at the sparkling Indian Ocean. Jetwing Lighthouse has the privilege of being a member of the Small Luxury Hotels in the world.
Mangroves Sanctuary in Galle is well worth a visit, as there is a lot of marine life, reptiles and bird life that can be seen. Some Mangroves in the area have even protected and saved many lives during the natural disaster that happened on the 2004, December. The mangroves also work as natural shields against extreme weather conditions storms and surging and rising sea levels. Mangroves bring with it many ecological benefits, one of them is that it provides a nursery for fishing. Mangroves absorb pollutants, reduce siltation of lagoons, protect nearby eco systems such as coral reefs and sea grass levels and serve as the feeding grounds and the habitat for juveniles of marine fish.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.