Hambantota Attractions

Yala National Park

Yala National Park is recognized as the second largest and the most visited national park in Sri Lanka. It is located about 300km from Colombo. The park covers 1260 square kilometres and extends over two provinces of Hambantota district of the Southern province and Monaragala district of Uva province. Although only one-fifth of the area is open to the visitors. During the colonial time period, the park was used as a hunting ground. Yala park was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1900 and was upgraded to the status of national park in 1938. The national park has…

Leopard in Sri Lanka
Birds in Sri Lanka

Bundala National Park

Bundala National Park is situated at the edge of the country where the land, sea and wetlands meet. It is located 250 km southeast of Colombo in Hambantota District. The park is an important wintering ground for the Migratory birds in Sri Lanka. Being upgraded as a national park in 1993, the park is being recognized as an important nature hotspot by powerful organizations like the United Nations(UN). The 62-sq-km area park was designated as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005. Prior to this feat, Bundala National Park is declared as a Ramsar site in Sri Lanka from Ramsar…


Rekawa is a coastal waterbody which is situated in Hambantota district in the Southern Province. Located just 10 km east of Tangalle beach, it is an important sea turtle nesting sites in Sri Lanka. The lagoon is close to the Indian Ocean with a 3 km narrow inland waterway and a mangrove belt has encircled most parts of the lagoon. The Rekawa lagoon has a rich biodiversity with a variety of flora like mangroves and fauna like fish, crustaceans and birds. Rare Sea Turtles species like Hawksbill, Leatherback, Olive Ridley and Green turtles can be seen laying their eggs under the shores…

Sea Turtles in Sri Lanka


A visit to the Hummanaya also gives you an opportunity to take a dip in the Sea and a day of Leisure at the glorious Tangalle beach. Hummanaya Blowhole is the only known blowhole in Sri Lanka. Located close to the village by the sea of Kudawella in Southern Province, it is reputed to as the 2nd largest blowhole in the world. Since a strong humming sound is produced while being active, the place has been given the current name of “Hummanaya”. The place is also known as Kudawella Blow Hole and Hoo Manaya.  This magnificent creation of nature can shoot up…

Madunagala Hot Water Wells & Hermitage

Madunagala Hot Water Wells is situated between the paddy fields between Sooriyawewa and Ridiyagama. It is one of the popular tourist destinations in south Sri Lanka. Madunagala is also famous for it’s Buddhist Hermitage. The hot springs is indeed a wonderful creation of mother nature. There are around 10 hot water springs in Sri Lanka and most of the springs are situated in the Eastern Province. These hot springs flow into a natural waterhole constructed from stone tanks and basins. The Hot Water Spring has been well built in the recent past. The hot water is bubbled into…

Hot Water Wells in Sri Lanka
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium

Mahinda Rajapakse International Cricket Ground was established in 2009 and was built for ICC Cricket World Cup Tournament 2011. Also known as “Sooriyawewa International Cricket Stadium”. It provides ample space for 35,000 people at once. It is the second largest cricket stadium in Sri Lanka and is the third floodlit International Cricket Stadium. The stadium hosted two ODI matches of ICC Cricket World Cup Tournament 2011 and also hosted three T20 matches of ICC World T20 2012. Few of the Bilateral Series One-dayers and T20 matches were during the recent years. From the grandstand of this International Cricket Stadium, you…


Kataragama is a multi-religious city as it is a sacred place for various religious people such as Buddhists, Hindu as well as indigenous Vedda people in Sri Lanka. Even people from South India also visit this place to worship. This pilgrimage town is Monaragala District of Uva Province, 19 km inland from Tissamaharamaya. It is a small town which has clean tree-lined roads along with rows of stalls selling garlands & platters of fruit-coconut, mango and watermelon. The Kataragama pilgrimage is as popular as Adam’s Peak as it attracts not only Sinhalese Buddhists and Hindu Tamils but…

Ussangoda National Park


Ussangoda is proclaimed as one of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka and it offers you the chance to have a leisurely day, perhaps with a picnic basket enjoying the breathtaking views of the clear Indian Ocean. Ussangoda is situated in located on the Colombo – Kataragama road near Ambalantota – Nonagama junction in Hambantota District, Sri Lanka. It is a nature reserve and is covered with grass and a few pockets of pigmy forests and is bordering the Kalametiya Wild Life Sanctuary and the Indian Ocean.  The place has become very popular due to its…