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About the south coast region of Sri Lanka

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The sweeping golden sands and lapping blue waters continue along the southern perimeter of the island providing a peaceful escape to visitors of the towns dotted along the coast.
Cities: Galle | Hikkaduwa | Mirissa | Tangalla | Udawalawe | Yala

Major Cities of Interest

Travel Sri Lanka Galle

Galle

 
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Travel Sri Lanka Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa

 
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Travel Sri Lanka Mirissa

Mirissa

 
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Tangalla

 
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This area: ICC WORLD TWENTY20 SRI LANKA 2012 | Luxury Tented Safaris | Sri Lanka Beaches | Sri Lanka Bird Watching | Sri Lanka Dolphin Watching | Sri Lanka Leopard | Sri Lanka Whale Watching | Sri Lanka World Heritage Sites | The British Touch in Sri Lanka (Colonial Heritage) | Yala National Park
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Travel Sri Lanka south_coast_homepage_galle.jpgGalle - 115km south of Colombo the port of Galle is Sri Lanka's fourth largest town and has scarcely altered since Dutch occupation in the 1600's. Visitors can enjoy a pleasant evening stroll along the circuit of the imposing fort walls after spending a day diving, exploring interesting wreck dives around Galle.

Travel Sri Lanka south_coast_homepage_beach.jpgUnawatuna - Just 10 minutes by tuk-tuk, Sri Lanka's famous three wheeler taxis, lies the picturesque golden beach at Unawatuna which has recently been acclaimed to be the best beach in the world. Beyond Unawatuna lies numerous beautiful stretches of beaches, picturesque coves and tiny bays where visitors can enjoy watching the stilt fishermen at work.

Travel Sri Lanka south_coast_homepage_yalla.jpgYala West National Park - The park is home to an abundance of wild animals including elephants, leopards, buffaloes, monkeys, crocodiles, deers, sloth bears and over 100 different species of birds allowing visitors to experience a truly adventurous safari.

Travel Sri Lanka south_coast_homepage_katara.jpgKataragama - Set deep in the south east of the island are the hills of Kataragama, one of the most important and holiest pilgrimage sites for Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims. The town of Kataragama is 18 km from Tissamaharama, and the devout perform pilgrimage here before making any plans for the future, even bringing a new vehicle here on its first journey to be blessed. Visit during festival times in the months of July/August and you would see thousands of pilgrims practice self-mortification in fulfilment of vows to the Gods. Kataragama is truly a spiritual place.


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Tours to the south-coast Region, Sri Lanka

 
Sri Lanka Soft Adventure Tour and Beach HolidaySri Lanka Soft Adventure Tour and Beach Holidayfrom £909 
Sri Lanka is home to a range of ecologies that a few countries can boast about; this is why, with the aid of our experienced holiday specialists, an adventure themed holiday by us will be like none other you ever experienced before. Be it white water rafting , exploring the deep jungles of Sri Lanka’s heart land or exploring the caves of historical significance to the great saga of the Ramayana in the highlands, we can assure you that if it is adventure you desire we will plan a holiday that you will remember forever.

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Elephant Tour HolidaySri Lanka Sri Lanka Elephant Tour Holidayfrom £1139 
If you are looking for holidays with elephants, elephant tours Sri Lanka will introduce you to the much loved Sri Lankan elephant. Come and discover the elephants of Sri Lanka, from rescued elephants at a sanctuary to the wild elephants in their natural habitat.

Excursions of the south-coast Region, Sri Lanka

 
Sri Lanka Jeep SafariJeep Safari south coast
  
 

Sri Lanka Yala National Park TourYala National Park TourYalasouth coast
 Yala National Park or Ruhuna National Park is the second largest and most visited national park in Sri Lanka. It is one of the best parks in the world to observe and photograph leopards.
 

Sri Lanka Uda Walawe National Park SafariUda Walawe National Park SafariUdawalawesouth coast
 The Uda Walawe National Park has around 500 wild elephants populating the area in large herds, it is an ideal place to see these majestic pachyderms in their natural surroundings.
 

Sri Lanka Galle FortGalle FortGallesouth coast
 Galle is famous for its Dutch Fort built in the 17th century, which is now a World Heritage Site.
 

Sri Lanka England vs Sri Lanka 1st TestEngland vs Sri Lanka 1st TestGallesouth coast
 Come and experience world class cricket and join England as they take on Sri Lanka in the 1st Test match of the England tour of Sri Lanka 2012 at the Galle International stadium on March 26th 2012.
 

Sri Lanka Turtle Observation Camp at RekawaTurtle Observation Camp at RekawaTangallasouth coast
 The small fishing village of REKAWA has a pioneering conservation project to protect the turtles that returns to the Rekawa beach every year.
 

Sri Lanka Glass Bottom Boat tour at HikkaduwaGlass Bottom Boat tour at HikkaduwaHikkaduwasouth coast
 Hikkaduwa, the region is a famous tourist destination for its pristine beaches and corals. The Coral Garden here is considered to be the best out of all such coral gardens found in Asia. It is carpeted with colorful corals and populated by countless colourful tropical fish.
 

Sri Lanka Snorkeling at HikkaduwaSnorkeling at HikkaduwaHikkaduwasouth coast
 Hikkaduwa, renowned for its beach and the corals and it is a popular tourist destination. The Coral Garden here is considered to be the best out of all such coral gardens found in Asia. It is carpeted with colorful corals and populated by countless tropical fish and turtles.
 

Sri Lanka Whale and Dolphin Watching at MirissaWhale and Dolphin Watching at MirissaMirissasouth coast
 Increased sightings of dolphins and both blue whales and sperm whales off the southern coast of the island have now opened up a window of opportunity see these mammals in their natural habitats.
 

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