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Places to visit

Hummanaya (Blow-hole)

The "Hummanya" blow hole is a well-known appeal site in the deep South of the country and it certainly lives up to expectations. Seeing it was an exhilarating experience and one that shouldn't be missed. It’s very close to the Tangalle City. Within 20mins you can reach to the site from Tangalle City.

About a 20-minute hike along newly built shallow steps brings you to the spot. All along the way little kiosks sell cool drinks and the fresh catch of the area – fish! The batter fried preparation of different kinds of fish, was delicious.

Even from far away can hear the sounds of the blow hole. There are intermittent periods of silence and then there are sounds similar to the faraway rumbles of thunder – “Ho-ho-ho”. This is when the pressure builds up. Then after a while one hears the delightful sound of the spray as it hisses high up-almost 120 feet into the sky at times. Once in every 10-15 minutes or so, the water pressure builds up to give out the stunning spray.


Ussangoda is a place of natural attractiveness and a designated archaeological site, situated on the Colombo – Kataragama road near Ambalantota Nonagama Junction in Hambantota District of Sri Lanka. You can reach to the site within 30mins from Tangalle City. It is also a nature reserve and is situated in the southern turtle breeding zones. Ussangoda is a area of high ground by the sea and spreads over a significant area. But unlike the reset of the land surrounding, it is only covered with grasses and a few smalls’ pockets of pigmy forests. The summit of Ussangoda area pans like a plateau for a significant length.

Ussangoda is note for unusual placement by soil structure, flora, location. There are many folk stories related to this site which include different takes about the land.

Ussangoda is a legendary landing place of Ravana, the evil king of Hindu mythology who piloted his special peacock chariot across the skies. The area’s landscape is unusual, and its red earth is barren – possibly the result of a meteor that struck in ancient times.

Ussangoda provides a panoramic view of the beach and the sea. The coverage of this place is approximately 20 acres and very little grows on the barren red earth. Scrub jungle surrounds Ussangoda from the land side and on the sea side the plateau drops a sheer 60 feet over a rocky escarpment out to the open sea below.

Mulkirigala Rock Temple

Have you ever been to Sigiriya? Most of you are sure to have done so, and even those of you who haven’t, would have at least seen a picture of Sigiriya. Why are we talking about Sigiriya? All of you may know what Sigiriya is like, and the best introduction to the Mulkirigala Raja Maha Viharaya is to describe it as "Little Sigiriya". Then you can create an image of this place in your mind.

The Mulkirigala Raja Maha Viharaya is situated at Mulkirigala in the district of Hambantota. That is 21 km from Tangalle. There is a story about how the name of this temple originated. According to the legend, King Saddhatissa was hunting in this area when a Vedda informed him of a rock on which a temple could be built.

The king agreed to this idea and called the place Mu Kivu Gala (the rock he mentioned). Thereafter, the place had come to be known as Mulkirigala. It is also mentioned that a Naga Raja built a tunnel, connecting this temple to the Umangala temple in Hakmana.The Mahavamsa (a historical report about Sri Lanka) records that King Saddhatissa constructed the Mulgirigala (the common use of Mulkirigala) Viharaya in the third century. Around the same period, this temple received royal patronage.Then Mulkirigala Viharaya came to be known as Mulkirigala Raja Maha Viharaya. This place is also known as Muhundragiri, Muvathitigala and Mulagiriya.

The first ever historical evidence suggests that Prince Rohana, the brother of Prince Bhaddakachchana, made the Mulkirigala area his homeland, around 500 B.C. History shows that one of the 32 bo sprouts from the original bo tree brought over by Sanghamitta Theri was planted at the Mulkirigala Viharaya. You ascend the rock steps to reach a series of natural caves with numerous wall paintings and Buddha statues.

To reach the top of the hill, where the stupa is situated, you have to climb 533 steps. Sound tiring, isn’t it? But once you start climbing, you won’t feel tired, because the environment will comfort you, and give you a boost. Also, along the way, you will find many people offering you Belimal or Woodapple drink to quench your thirst.

It is well worth making it the summit, for there are magnificent views to be had of the surrounding countryside.

Yala National Park

Yala National Park is world famous as one of the best parks to observe and photograph leopards. It is a one of Sri Lanka‘s premier echo tourism destinations, Yala National Park is situated in deep South of Sri Lanka close to the Kirinda and Tissamaharamaya. You can reach to the park one and half hour drive from Tagnalle City.

Yala national park spread over 1,259 Sq.Km and shares its northern frontiers with the Lahugala Elephant Sanctuary. Kumbukkan Oya in the North East and Menik Ganga and tributaries on the West, flow through the Park providing a source of water to the animals even during the driest months of the year. The park is divided into 5 blocks. The area consists of scrub jungle and brackish lagoons with stunning rock monoliths scattered throughout the park. The many different habitats provide a unique experience to anyone visiting the park and support a great variety of animals. The often low-density vegetation provides ideal conditions for safaris as it allows a clear and unobstructed view of the wildlife.

Yala National Park has a substantial elephant population along with many other species like spotted deers, wild buffalo, sloth bear, mongoose and crocodiles. Also more than 130 species of birds can be seen, ranging from the lesser flamingos to Paradise Flycatchers, Crested Hawk Eagles and the rare Black necked Stork.

Outside of the park there are several other attractive birding locations, including the ancient hermitage of Sithulpahuwa, Debarawewa wetland and Palatupana saltpans. The coastline forms a major nesting ground for marine turtles. The drier season falls between May and August and the park closes for a short time during September and October.

Bundala National Park

Bundala National Park is located about 250km southeast of Colombo in the Hambantota district. Nearly one hour drive from Tangalle City. The park falls within the southeasters arid zone of Sri Lanka, with a general climate that can be classified as hot and dry.

Bundala is one of the most important wetland in Sri Lanka for both local and migratory birds. The park covers some 6,216 hectares and during the wintry weather months more than 160 species of birds can be found within its boundaries. The bio diversity of this park is enormous: Over 350 plant species have been recorded from the park, including 6 endemics and 7 species that are considered nationally threatened.

It is also home to 32 different species of mammal, 5 of which are classified as threatened. The bird life is also diverse. For keen bird-watchers, the complex wetland system harbours a rich bird life (Over 150 species), including several species of migratory waterfowl.

This coastal area also attracts four out of Sri Lanka’s five sea turtle species, which come ashore to lay their eggs. This park is much less visited than Yala, so largely avoids the weekend crowds.

A couple of days spent here is ideal before heading off to the nearby Udawalawe Wild life Park and Yala National Parks , or in conjunction with a beach stay at Tangalle.

Bundala is the only National Park in Sri Lanka, where you get to watch both species of crocodiles existing in the country. A vast concentration of estuarine crocodiles live in the lagoon areas and in the estuary of the Kirindi Oya River.

Whale watching, Mirissa

Whale watching is latest trend in sri lankan tourism. Whales lanka is going to be most attractive tour operator in weligama. So we would like to invite you to join us to have great experience in whales and dolphins. November to April is the season for whales in south of sri lanka which they are staying around dondra point .whales comes from northern sea of the word when there is winter.

Whales prefer to stay in warm water. So they travel though cold current to warm water. And the whales stay Where they find plenty of feed. In southern sea around weligama and mirissa is a paradise of small fish which whales like to feed. As the elephant is the largest animal on the land, the whale is the largest creature in the sea. Though the whale lives in the sea, look like a fish and lives like one, it is not really a fish so, we cannot call it the largest fish in the sea. It is an animal like the elephant but as it is in the sea it can be called a sea animal.

A full grown whale is 15 Meters long and it is round and fat, it look very huge.

Whales do no breathe in the water like fish. Whales can not stay under water all the time, but whales are every 10 to 15 minutes come up to blow.

Whales blow out the water which rises in a big fountain and breathe in air. Then whales sink down again under the surface. While traveling on a ship, one could see a whale at some distance with its long black back above the surface of the sea and the fountain of water spouting up from its head. Blue whales growing up to some110 feet in length weighing up to some 180 metric tons. Sperm whales, the largest carnivore mammals, mostly feed on squid and octopus in the deep sea bed.

Rekawa Turtle Sanctuary

Rekawa (7 km east of Tangalle) is one of the places where turtles come to lay eggs and, since 1996, has been protected by the Turtle Conservation Project (TCP). This non-government organisation is quite distinct from the turtle hatcheries established on the south-west coast in accordance with the legislation passed in 1972 protecting the various turtle species. Instead of collecting the eggs when they are about to hatch, and looking after the baby turtles for a few days, the TCP protects the actual nesting sites without any intervention apart from discouraging predators.

There is a visitors centre, which provides a magnificent opportunity to watch this ritual, inscribed for millions of years in the genetic heritage of sea turtles. Turtles lay their eggs (when they also hatch) at night between 19.00 and 03.00. The best time to go is between January and July when an average of 17 turtles a day come onto the shore at Rekawa. (They come in smaller numbers during the rest of the year.) Of the seven species of marine turtles in the world, five nest at Rekawa, with over 97% being green turtles. A visit it highly recommended.

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