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The beach of Hikkaduwa is situated 98 km from Colombo towards the south of Sri Lanka. This fun coastal town, 14 km away from Galle was the first (1960’s) of Sri Lanka’s beautiful beaches to be discovered by tourists. Snorkelling and diving in the clear waters are a major past-time along this stretch and is the most environmentally friendly way to see the colourful fish that dart around.


The seaside town of Galle is 116 Km away from Colombo by road or rail, down the south coast of Sri Lanka. Both routes are picturesque, following the coastline closely for much of the way. You can also take the Southern Expressway if you need to reach the city by half the time but there is not much scenery to admire.


Unawatuna can be reached by the Colombo-Galle (A2) main Motor road, the Southern Expressway as well as by the southern Railway line that presently runs from Colombo to Matara via Galle.


The Weligama bus station is in the centre of the town of Weligama, which is one block inland from the bay. Weligama railway station is another block inland from the bus station. Directly opposite the railway station is the small post office of the town. Close to the post office are a few local banks.


Koggala is a strange strip of abandoned holiday resorts, 5 star hotels and ATM machines. The beaches are definitely not crowded while the Koggala River and Koggala Lake attract many nature lovers. Koggala is a wide stretched village on Sri Lanka‘s South Coast with beautiful beaches and some of the best surf spots on the island.


The palm fringed bay and picturesque coves of Tangalle are a natural treasure. This is a lazy town littered with gentle reminders of the Dutch days of the 18th century and beautiful villas looking out over the shimmering sands of Seenimodera. Located 195 kilometres form the beautiful capital of Colombo and 35km east of Matara, is a pleasant fishing port situated on one of the finest and largest bays in the island, which is protected from the ocean by an enclosing reef.


Hambantota can be reached by scenic A2 coastal motor way (241km) from Colombo as well as by A8 motor way and A18 (221km) motor way travelling through the country side.


The main shrine devoted to Skanda popularly described in eulogies as God having six faces and twelve arms whose assistance is sought for worldly gain. The history of the shrine dates back to 2 century BC. The annual procession held in July or August is the main event of the shrine with fire walkers and Kawadi dancers. Offering to the got are made at 4.30am 10.30am and 6.30pm daily.


Ahangama is a small town in Sri Lanka. It is located within Southern Province.


hungalla is a small coastal town, located in Galle District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka.


Elpitiya is a town in Galle District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka.


Ambalangoda is a coastal town located in Galle District, Southern Province of Sri Lanka.


Balapitiya is a coastal town, in south west Sri Lanka. It is located in the Southern Province in Sri Lanka.


Dickwella, also known as Dikwella and as Dikwella South, is a small coastal market town in the Matara district in Southern province of Sri Lanka.


Dodanduwa Beach located 4km south of Hikkaduwa, a famous beach resort in the south western coast of Sri Lanka.


Habaraduwa is a small town in Sri Lanka. It is located within Southern Province.


The village itself centres on a Buddhist shrine dramatically perched atop huge round rocks right at the shore.


It is located within Southern Province.


Talpe is located in Southern and has 3,000 inhabitants which represent 0.12 % of the population of Southern.


Matara is a major city in Sri Lanka, on the southern coast of Southern Province, 160 km from Colombo.


Mirissa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in the Matara District of the Southern Province.

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