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Visit Tangalle

Visit Tangalle

Tangalle is a charming coastal town located in the southern Hambantota district. It is well-known for its turquoise blue beaches which attract a large number of travelers. Tangalle is famous for not only lovely beaches but also a variety of popular tourist attractions, ranging from ancient historical sites to bird sanctuaries and more. Situated approximately 195 km (121 miles) south of Colombo and 35 km (22.2 miles) east of Matara, Tangalle is a fishing port nestled on one of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful bays. The town enjoys a tropical climate, and its isolated beaches make it an ideal getaway for those seeking relaxation away from the city’s hustle and bustle.

Tangalle Beach, which stretches along the edge of the Indian Ocean, is lined with mangrove trees and features many stunning lagoons. With cozy accommodations and picturesque surroundings, Tangalle Beach is the perfect holiday destination.

Bird watching is a popular activity for travelers, and the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary is the ideal place for this. The Mulkirigala Rajamaha Viharaya, dating back 2000 years, holds cultural and historical significance, as the palm-leaf manuscripts found in one of its caves played a vital role in the translation of the Mahawamsa. Tangalle also offers several nearby tourist destinations, including the Dutch Fort, Turtle Watch Rekawa, Yala National Park, Udawalawe National Park, and Bundala National Park. Delux Holidays is here to make your holiday to Tangalle exceptional! Contact Tour Operator to Sri Lanka – Delux Holidays to visit Tangalle.

Interesting Travel Facts

It is situated approximately 195 km (121 miles) south of Colombo, and 35 km (22.2 miles) east of Matara.

Tangalle is famous for not only its lovely beaches but also for its many popular tourist attractions which range from ancient historical sites to bird sanctuaries and many more.

Tangalle today is the most popular holiday destination on the southern coast. Some claim that the name is a combination of the terms “ran” and “gala,” or “Gold Rock.”  The legend refers to the time when a certain holy person engaged in a ritual meal, and in gratitude for the meal given to him turned stones into gold.

The distance between Colombo and Tangalle is 146 km. The road distance is 183.7 km. The cost-effective way to get from Colombo to Tangalle is by bus.

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