Tangalle is a beach town in the Southern Province of Hambantota District of Sri Lanka. The town is famous for its natural beaches, parks and mostly tourists come here to fulfil their desire of surfing in an uncrowded beach. Many foreign tourists come here for the refuge of finding solitude and peace on the beaches and above all, entertain themselves with the pristine beauty of Sri Lanka. Since the town is lined up along the smashing tides of Indian Ocean so, you have many options relating to finding a beach that suit your style.
- Stay in a beautiful resort by the Ocean in Tangalle.
- Enjoy canoeing on Rekawa Lagoon and also watch turtles wandering around at this place.
- Watch the sunset at the Tangalle Beach.
- Enjoy the calm of Silent Beach of Tangalle.
- A wilderness visit to the Udawalawe National Park.
Tour Itinerary - Tangalle City Sightseeing Tour
Day 01 : Drive from Colombo – Tangalle
As per the itinerary, you will be picked up from your hotel room in Colombo and afterwards, you will follow a long 3 hours journey on the road admiring the lush green beauty that is Sri Lanka. On reaching Tangalle, the representative will ask you to follow some check-in formalities as it would require handing some identity cards and showing the Passport.
You will refresh yourself from the previous road trip by relaxing in your hotel room for about an hour. Then, your tour representative will guide you through your sightseeing tour of Tangalle. The first place you will visit will Rekawa which is famous for its blue lagoon and here, you can enjoy canoeing, kayaking as this lagoon is filled with birds and fishes. The Kayaking will give a nature’s pleasure as you will rowing along the beautiful mangrove trees lined up the water body.
Rekawa is also a very popular spot for watching turtles wandering freely and you can capture many rare sights of them. Many people have capture sights of giant leatherback here at this place.
Next, you will visit the Tangalle Beach from where this large town got its name. The Tangalle beach will give you proper deserted vibes and also, you will find yourself tucked away in the picturesque beauty of Tangalle. You will spend the rest of the evening here at this beach and also, witness the surreal beauty of the sunset.
After the sunset, you will wander in the street market that this beach facilitates every day. Maybe, you can buy yourself some precious souvenirs. Later, you will be transferred back to your hotel room where you will enjoy the overnight stay while marveling the beautiful sights of the beach.
Day 2 :Sightseeing in Tangalle – Back to Colombo
Next morning, first, start your day with a hot cup of tea and a nice Sri Lankan breakfast. Then, you will first visit the Silent beach of Tangalle where tourists wander because of its unique feel and captures many different wonders here. The light blue water wrecking up the white sand of this beach makes it a very beautiful beach and the tranquility here at this place can calm anybody’s whirling senses.
After an hour of exploring this beach, you will proceed for a spiritual place in Tangalle and it is famous because of its unique architectural beauty – Mulkirigala Rock Temple. It is one of the oldest temples of Tangalle and it was built on 205 m high rock and further, surrounded by four other rock hills. The temple holds a great significance in the Buddhist community and is also been recognized by the UNESCO community who care after this temple.
Lastly, you will proceed towards Udawalawe National Park which is a wilderness beauty of Tangalle and here, you can connect yourself with the forest beauty of nature. The park is one of the oldest parks of Sri Lanka harboring the animal species who got displaced from their actual place when the Udawalawe reservoir was constructed. Majorly, elephants can be seen wandering in this national park but other rare bird species also live here.
After this, you will be transferred back to your hotel room in Colombo.
- Pick-up and drop will be from your hotel room in Colombo.
- Breakfast, Dinner in Sri Lankan style.
- All the transfer in and around the city will be via a privately shared vehicle.
- Any personal expense like camera fee, baggage fee, etc.
- Any type of partake in activity at these places.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.What is Tangalle known for?
A. Tangalle is a coastal town famous for its pristine beaches, ancient historical sites, bird sanctuaries etc.
Q.What are the must visit places in Tangalle?
A. Here are some must visit places in Tangalle: Tangalle beach, bundala National park, Hiriketiya beach, Rekawa beach, Silent beach, Murkiligala rock temples etc.
Q.What is the must have experience in Tangalle?
A. The best and must have experience in Tangalle is the unique tuk tuk safari.
Q.When is the best time to visit Tangalle?
A. April to July is the best time to visit Tangalle.
Q.Which is the easiest route to Tangalle beach?
A. The easiest route for tangalle beach is from Ella. From ella you can get train service or a public bus service to Tangalle beach.