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Hambantota Sri Lanka

Hambantota is the main town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka. This underdeveloped area was hit hard by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and is undergoing a number of major development.

In ancient times this region was the centre of a flourishing civilization, with fertile fields and a magnificent irrigation network. It played an important role in building the nation as well as nurturing the Sri Lankan Buddhist culture. Close to Hambantota, the temple of Tissamaharama was built to house a sacred tooth relic.

Activities in Hambantota


If you prefer cycling but aren't so keen on struggling with uphill climbs, there are many interesting trails in the lowlands of Sri Lanka that take you through a beautiful landscape of tea, rubber and spice plantations or even the ancient capital of POLONNARUWA .

Scenic Flights

The scenic flight in Colombo gives you a unforgettable tour in Colombo City by sea plane with an optional tour to go over Parliament in Colombo and many Temples in the City.

Photography and Filming

Sri Lanka a breathtakingly beautiful island set in Indian ocean, where the sun shines 12 hours a day.Sri Lanka offers a wide variety of locations.We offer exotic and extraordinary locations that are normally inaccessible such as naturally beautiful settings, majestic hills, mist clad mount

Attractions in Hambantota

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium

The proposal for a new International Cricket Stadium at Sooriyawewa was part of the government's programme to develop sports in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka as part of the government's plan to transform Hambantota into the second major urban hub of Sri Lanka, away from Colombo.[1]

Bundala National Park

Bundala National Park is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka. Bundala harbors 197 species of birds, the highlight being the greater flamingo, which migrate in large flocks.[1] Bundala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and redesignated to a national park on 4 January 1993.[2] In 1991 Bundala became the first wetland to be declared as a Ramsar site in Sri Lanka. In 2005 the national park was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the fourth biosphere reserve in Sri Lanka.[3] The national park is situated 245 kilometres (152 mi) southeast of Colombo

Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary

This site is met with 1 km away from Ranna on he Ranna-Kalamatiya road. The Bird Sanctary in Kalametiya was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1938 (2.500 hectares) but this was abolished in 1946 due to the opposition of local residents. A considerably reduced area was once again declared a sanctuary in 1984, The Sanctuary includes the Lunama and Kalamatiya lagoons. Karukalli Saltern and the surrounding marshy areas. Kalamatiya area records about 15] species of birds of which 54 are migratory. There are four nationally threatened birds found within the Sanctuary - Indian Reef Heron, Glossy Ibis, Sri Lankan Jungle Fowl and Black-capped Purple Kingfisher with Jungle Fowl being the only endemic species. 38 species of reptiles, a large number of which are nationally and globally threatened. 41 species offish, about 20 species of mammals with 4 endemic (Shrew- Hikmeeya, Toque Monkey - Rilawa. bicoloured, Spiny Rat -Katu Miya and Tree Mouse) and a large number of plants have been recorded within the Sanctuary.

Kumana National Park

Kumana National Park in Sri Lanka is renowned for its avifauna, particularly its large flocks of migratory waterfowl and wading birds. The park is 391 kilometres (243 mi) southeast of Colombo on Sri Lanka's southeastern coast.[1] Kumana is contiguous with Yala National Park.[2] Kumana was formerly known as Yala East National Park, but changed to its present name in 5 September 2006

Mahapelessa Hot Springs

Natural hot springs are located in three areas of Sri Lanka. First is the hot spring nestling in the eastern province at Kanniya – off the Trincomalee-Anuradhapura road , while the next is at Maha Oya (also in the eastern province) on the Badulla-Batticaloa road and finally the third one is in Mahapelessa Hot spring (also known as Madunagala Hot Spring), lying in the deep south of the Hambantota district. The world over such hot springs were named as healing mineral thermal waters.

Birds Research Center & Resort

amed as the largest bird research centre in Asia, the Birds Research Centre and Resort is home to over 200 species of birds. Opened to the public in March 2014 by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Centre is spread across an expanse of 50 acres (20.24ha) out of which 18 have been utilised so far. A breeding ground for rare and exotic bird species-some endangered-the Centre acquires birds through the assistance of foreign bird breeding centres and by exchanging species with zoological gardens around the world. The objective of the Centre is to encourage students to conduct research in ornithology while creating awareness about wildlife, especially birds, among local and foreign visitors.

Dry Zone Botanic Gardens - Hambantota

Sri Lanka's first-ever botanical gardens in the dry zone, soon to be the largest in the island, is now being developed at a 300-acre site at Mirijjawila, Hambantota. On the Suriyawewa-Hambantota Road, the Gardens is aimed at conserving the massive green patch and bio diversity in the area, according to National Botanical Gardens Department Director General Dr. Cyril Wijesundara.

Mirijjawila Botanic Gardens

Mirijjawila Botanical Garden is one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. The other botanical gardens are Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Hakgala Botanical Garden, Henarathgoda Botanical Garden and Seetawaka Botanical Garden.This land was covered with thorny shrubs and abandoned chena lands, when it allocated for this purpose in 2006. Three water tanks named Kohombagas wewa, Malitthangas wewa and demataththa wewa, are constructed in the garden premises to preserve the moisture of the land.

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