Hikkaduwa

Is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka located in the Southern Province, about 17 km north-west of Galle and 98 km south of Colombo. Hikkaduwa beach reputed as the second best surfing spot in Sri Lanka. Hikkaduwa Coral Sanctuary – located a few hundred meters offshore. The sanctuary has approximately seventy varieties of multi-coloured.

Weligama

Is a town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in Matara District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. The name Weligama, literally means “sandy village” which refers to the area’s sandy sweep bay. It is approximately 144 kilometres (89 mi) south of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 9 metres (30 ft) above the sea level.

Matara

Is a major city in Sri Lanka, located on the southern coast of Southern Province, 160 km from Colombo. It is one of the major commercial hubs in the country, and it is the administrative capital of Matara District. Parey Dewa (Rock in Water) or Parevi Dupatha Temple – is a relatively modern Buddhist temple located on Pigeon Island (a small offshore island) in front of the City. It is reached by an elegant Cable-stayed footbridge. The temple is set in attractive gardens and houses numerous statues of Buddha and a replica of the gold footprint found on Adam’s Peak. Weragampita Rajamaha Viharaya Temple Matara Bodhiya, a buddhist temple, which is the site of a sacred fig tree Matara fort/ramparts – The Matara fort was built in 1560 by the Portuguese and was substantially re-built by the Dutch in 1640, following the capture of Galle. The fort, which consists of a large stone rampart, occupies the promontory, which separates the Niwala River lagoon and the ocean. Dutch Reformed Church, Matara – constructed within Matara fort by the Dutch in 1706. It was extensively remodelled in 1767, following the recapture of the fort in 1762. Star Fort – located on the western or landward side of the Nawali River. The fort was constructed by the Dutch following the Matara rebellion in 1761, in order to protect the main fort from attacks originating from the river. Construction of the unique star shaped fort was completed in 1765. Nupe Dutch Market – was constructed in 1784 by the Dutch, about 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) from Matara fort. St Mary’s Church – located on Beach Road, the date on the doorway (1769) refers to the reconstruction following the 1762 Matara Rebellion.

Pasikuda

Is a coastal resort town located about 35 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa, Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka. It is a popular tourist destination. Pasikudah is easily accessible from Trincomalee and Batticaloa, both of which cities have star class accommodation.

Trincomalee

Is a coastal resort town located about 16 km North-West of Trincomalee, Trincomalee District, Sri Lanka. It is a popular tourist destination.

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