This is a significant tourist spot in Galle, Sri Lanka. Beach destinations in the country such as Unawatuna attracts a great deal of tourists thus a monumental natural phenomenon like the Rummassala hill in the neighborhood is a bonus for all those who are looking for a nature lovers.
This is a glorious hilltop that towers behind the popular Unawatuna beach, offering spectacular views of the Southern coast of the country. Thus tourists visiting Unawatuna beach or those staying in hotels and resorts in the area such as Cantaloupe Hotels may easily hike Rummassala.
It was referred to as ‘Buena Vista’ in the colonial times, directly translated as pleasant view. Rumassala was used as a watering point by the colonials. The crafts were stocked with fresh water from the hill top.
According to the ‘Ramayanaya’ the Indian Monkey Warrior God, ‘Hanumantha’ went in search of herbs to cure their army during the battle with the Sri Lankan King ‘Ravana’. Unable to find the herbs in the island Hanumanta was compelled to go to go back and bring back a part of the Himalaya Mountains. The Rummasala hill is said to be a chuck that fell during his journey.
Deriving from the Himalayans or not, the Rummasalla hill is home to a vast variety of reptiles, mammals, insects, medicinal plants, and indigenous birds and animals. It appears as a beautiful emerald tower by the picturesque ocean.
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