BENTOTA – HIKKADUWA – GALLE
(Approximately 4Hrs drive)
The Portuguese founded Galle. Located 116 km to the south of Colombo on the southwest corner of the island, in the 16th century. It is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South and South East Asia. Showing the interaction between European architectural styles and South Asian traditions. Galle has been declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO.
Hikkaduwa is one of the famous beach resorts in the south coast of the Island.The beautiful Coral Reef in shallow water, protected by a rock formation is an excellent place for viewing the corals.Tourists interested in viewing them can do so from the comforts of a glass bottomed boat.
This is one of the Hatcheries where the eggs are left in the nests on the beach. Well protected from predators and people until they are hatched and allow the young ones to go to the sea.
Bentota is the first National Holiday Resort developed by the Ceylon Tourist Board as a planned resort. There are 6 tourist hotels in the beach span of 5 miles with all the facilities a resort would require. Water sports facilities are available.
Ambalangoda is a coastal town located in Galle District, Southern Province of Sri Lanka. Governed by an urban council, the town is famous for its ancient devil masks and devil dancers.