Tangalle

Tangalle is a lazy fishing town situated on one of the finest and largest bays of Sri Lanka. With a palm fringed bay, beautiful coves and vast golden beaches Tangalle is a tranquil alternative to the more vibrant tourist beach destinations. The popular bays here are Goyambooka, Medaketiya, Pallikkudawa and Medilla. Medaketiya is a beautiful quiet beach with fine white sand. The most popular tourist attraction in Tangalle is the stunning Mulkirigala rock temple. The best months to visit this scenic town is from November through April.

Highlights

Mulkirigala Rock Temple

20KM north of Tangalla lies the large rock of Mulkirigala, reminiscent in shape to Sigiriya. The rock houses an impressive series of cave temples dating from the third century, similar to those of Dambulla.

 

Dondra Point

The Dondra Point is situated in the southern most point of Sri Lanka facing the Indian Ocean. It is considered as one of the main ports for whale watching.

 

Bundala National Park

The Bundala National Park is widely known for the various species of Sri Lankan birdlife that reside or migrate here. It is notable for its water birds as every single species is said to visit here.

Turtle Watching at Rekawa

A record five of the seven species that inhabit the world can be seen at Rekawa Turtle Sanctuary making it one of the best places in the world to see marine turtles. Safari walks here take place at night.

White Sandy Beaches

Trinco is home to some of the best beaches on the island. Relatively unspoilt and clean, these white sand beaches stretch long distances against a turquoise blue waters. Notable beaches are Marble Beach, Nilaveli and Uppaveli.