It holds importance as an archeological site and a turtle breeding ground. The unique thing about this village is that the soil here is brick like hard and red in colour. This barren land is said to be so because of some meteorite which might have hit this area in ancient times. The myth related to this is that, in Ramayana, when Hanuman was returning after meeting Seeta, his tail was set on fire by Ravana. In turn Hanuman burnt some part's of Ravana's Kingdom and Ussangoda was one of them.