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Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Located on the south coast of Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Its stunning beachfront, beautiful ocean, gorgeous coral reefs and ancient monuments will mesmerize you. Why wait? Here are some of the awesome things you can do in Hikkaduwa and its surrounds.

THE GALLE FORT

Galle has been the emporium of foreign trade since the dawn of commerce. The Dutch Fort, which has been declared a World Heritage Site, surrounds the older part of the town and is situated on a headland of which three sides overlook the sea …

WHALE AND DOLPHIN WATCHING – MIRISSA

Blue Whales, the largest creatures on Earth, as well as Fin Whales, Sei Whales, Sperm Whales, Orcas (Killer Whales), Dolphins, Flying Fish, Turtles, Manta Rays and Whale Sharks can all be seen during a whale watching trip a few miles away from …

SURFING

Hikkaduwa is one of the best locations for surfing and boasts of many prominent surfing schools for adults and kids. During the surf season, guests could ride waves of 2 to 6 feet in height. Hikkaduwa consists of deep water and flat reef’s …

SNORKELLING AND DIVING

Hikkaduwa has the largest selection of diving schools in Sri Lanka. The diving season is from November to April. There’s a good range of dives close by, including reef dives down to 25m at the labyrinthine Hikkaduwa …

KANNELIYA FOREST RESERVE

The Kanneliya-Dediyagama-Nakiyadeniya is the second largest primary forest area in Sri Lanka and is renowned for its watershed value. The forest occupies the area between the two rivers, Gin Ganga and the Nilwala Ganga. The natural vegetation of the Kanneliya-Dediyagama-Nakiyadeniya …

SRI DEVOL MAHA DEVALAYA-SEENIGAMA

Sri Devol Maha Devalaya is situated on a beautiful picturesque area in Hikkaduwa. This place of worship has a high historical and cultural value and is liked very much by the travellers as well as Sri Lankan devotees …

RUMASSALA

Rumassala, formerly known as Buona Vista, the only mound like region adjacent to the sea in Galle, is a unique place. Not only does Rumassala provide an exceptional view, as its former name implies but also affords the traveller the opportunity to see …

MOONSTONE MINE IN MEETIYAGODA

The beautiful island of Sri Lanka is home to the highest quality moonstone in the world. Gem deposits in Sri Lanka can be divided into two types- the more abundant sedimentary deposits caused by the …