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  • Overview

    Set on a sheltered bay in the far south of Sri Lanka, the fishing town of Tangalle makes a lovely base for a leisurely break. Once settled by the Dutch, it has a mild climate and such beautiful stretches of sandy beach that tea planters would visit whenever they could: it provided a mellow escape from their chilly plantations in the hills.

    Tangalle offers great seafood and surfing, but there are plenty of cultural diversions too. The Mulkirigala Rock Temple, just twenty kilometres out of town, dates back 2000 years. Set high on a crag and reached by winding steps, this clutch of cave temples is richly decorated with Buddhist statues and wall paintings.

    There are also excellent opportunities for wildlife watching. Rekawa beach is a nest site for five species of turtle, while the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary along the coast, is a haven for rare birds such as the Glossy Ibis and the Black-capped Purple Kingfisher.

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Set on a sheltered bay in the far south of Sri Lanka, the fishing town of Tangalle makes a lovely base for a leisurely break. Once settled by the Dutch, it has a mild climate and such beautiful stretches of sandy beach that tea planters would visit whenever they could: it provided a mellow escape from their chilly plantations in the hills.

Tangalle offers great seafood and surfing, but there are plenty of cultural diversions too. The Mulkirigala Rock Temple, just twenty kilometres out of town, dates back 2000 years. Set high on a crag and reached by winding steps, this clutch of cave temples is richly decorated with Buddhist statues and wall paintings.

There are also excellent opportunities for wildlife watching. Rekawa beach is a nest site for five species of turtle, while the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary along the coast, is a haven for rare birds such as the Glossy Ibis and the Black-capped Purple Kingfisher.

Local Information

Language:
Sinhalese, Tamil and English
Currency:
Sri Lankan rupee
Local time:
GMT +6 hours
Local airport:
Bandaranaike International Airport
Flight time:
10 hour 45 minutes

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Featured hotels

Amanwella

5 star superior boutique

Surrounded by pretty fishing communities, Amanwella enjoys an enviable location in an unspoiled corner of Sri Lanka.

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Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

5 star

Found on a stretch of beach with gloriously fine sand, amidst many acres of established, verdant gardens, and with stunning views of the shimmering Indian Ocean.

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Featured hotels

Amanwella

5 star superior boutique

Surrounded by pretty fishing communities, Amanwella enjoys an enviable location in an unspoiled corner of Sri Lanka.

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

5 star

Found on a stretch of beach with gloriously fine sand, amidst many acres of established, verdant gardens, and with stunning views of the shimmering Indian Ocean.

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Local Information

Language:
Sinhalese, Tamil and English
Currency:
Sri Lankan rupee
Local time:
GMT +6 hours
Local airport:
Bandaranaike International Airport
Flight time:
10 hour 45 minutes

Weather

40

30

20

10

0

J F M A M J J A S O N D
8 9 9 8 6 7 7 7 8 7 7 7
Average daily hours of sun

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