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Hikkaduwa is a tiny town on the south shore of Sri Lanka situated in the Southern Province, around 17 km, about 11 miles north-west of Galle and 98 km, about 61 miles south of Colombo, is yours to tour with all-inclusive holidays to Hikkaduwa from Travel Center. The beach and night life make it a famous tourist destination. It is a famous global destination for board-surfing. The town was highlighted in an episode of Anthony Bourdain's television show No Reservations. This place is an extremely famous place for surfing in 1970s. Currently it’s just an exceedingly-touristic beach-town, comprising of a 5-kilometer main road that splits mid to high-end huge hotels on the beachfront and mid to low-end small lodging choices on the land side. Some of the many things you could do here are; visit the Hikkaduwa beach famous as the second best surfing location in Sri Lanka and the Hikkaduwa Coral Sanctuary situated a couple hundred meters away from the shoreline, the sanctuary has about seventy kinds of colourful corals. Book all-inclusive holidays to Bentota with Travel Center and discover the beauty of this stunning destination in Sri Lanka. Arrange your holiday to Hikkaduwa today!


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Time Zone

UTC+5:30 hours

Airlines Flying

SriLankan Airlines, Emirates, Jet Airways, Kuwait Airways, Qatar Airways


Sinhala, Tamil, English

Best Time to Travel

November to March

Modes of Transport

Bus, Boats, Car, Train, Tuk tuk

Currency Exchange Rate

1.00 GBP = 213.44 LKR

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Madu River

A remarkable site you should tour, edging the coast town Balaptiya, Madu Ganga runs by corresponding an exceptional beauty to the district. It’s unique in its allure, hundreds of islets, acacias, local marine birds & fish produce a green heave in-front of your eyes.

Coral Sanctuary

Hikkaduwa’s overused ‘coral sanctuary’ widens out from the shore of ‘Coral’ resorts at the north end of the peel to a bunch of rocks a few hundred meters offshore. Eggs are collected or purchased from local citizen and hidden in the sand hatchery.

Thotagamuwa Rajamaha Viharaya

Situated in the small town of Thelwatta you would find this Temple located on the land side. This important Temple is famous among both local and foreign tourists, which is a complex that has stone structures, paintings and old wood carvings.

Poseidon Dive Station

Popular as one of the historic diving sites in Hikkaduwa, the Poseidon Dive Station offers all the benefits for a brilliant diving encounter among a spectacular aura. Tourists could rent diving gear from the various diving hubs situated in Hikkaduwa.

Tsunami Photo Museum

The Tsunami Photo Museum, a tumbledown, and a personal museum halfway amid Hikkaduwa and Ambalangoda tells the tale through pictures and newspaper articles of that terrible day back in 2004 when the Indian Ocean tsunami hit Hikkaduwa and Sri Lanka.

Hikkaduwa National Park

Extending down the northern tip of the beach, it’s a pleasurable and simple way to get a look of some of Sri Lanka's aquatic animals. Snorkelling equipment could be hired from locations surrounding the park, and Glass-bottomed boat tours are also obtainable.

Seenigama Vihara

Around 2km north of Hikkaduwa, placed on its own island. It’s one of only two temples in the country where sufferers of robberies could look for justice. With the oil they light a lamp in their houses and chant a hymn.

Hikkaduwa Lake

Hikkaduwa Lake, with its monitor lizards and countless birds, makes for an enjoyable trip away from the beach. Boat trips could occasionally be arranged on the lake; ask around. To arrive there travel down the Baddegama Rd.

Gangarama Maha Vihara

Gangarama Maha Vihara is located just off Baddegama Rd, this fascinating Buddhist temple that has plenty of famous academic illustrations that are the handiwork of one man over almost a decade. The monks are willing to show you around.

Sea Turtle Hatchery

If you're in Hikka, you have to visit the turtle hatchery. It's a site where a tiny number of turtles are nurtured and looked after in huge aquariums. Situated on the beach extent in Hikka, north of the railway station. Simple to find the exterior walls are covered in colourful turtle themed paintings.