Hambantota is a fast developing city in the
south of Sri Lanka. It is now home to the Mattala Rajapaksa International
It takes less time to reach Hambantota nowadays thanks to the Southern
Highway. There are many places of interest to visit in Hambantota such as
the picturesque small fishing village of Kirinda with its charming beach and
interesting history. The Tissa Tank dates back some 2300 years built during the
ancient Sri Lankan Ruhuna kingdom period. It is a great place to get a feel for
Sri Lanka`s history while also being a bird lover`s paradise. Hambantota is
also the location of Sri Lanka`s first dry zone botanical garden in the village
Further places of interest include the
Madunagala Hot water wells and hermitage, the Bundala Bird Sanctuary and a
little further away the Yala and Udawalawe National Parks. Sri Lanka`s largest
salt pans are located in Hambantota plus visitors to the area will be able to
see the majestic windmills as the wind farms are also located in the area.
MOST POPULAR HOTELS IN Hambantota
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From $47 per night
Situated in Udawalawe the Elephant Safari Hotel offers guests picturesque views from the chalets that each come with a private balcony. Guests can enj...
Centauria Lake Resort in Embilipitiya is a comfortable hotel offering star class facilities. The rooms are air conditioned and have amenities such as ...
From $120 per night
Jetwing Yala as the name indicates is located near the popular Sri Lanka national wildlife park Yala. It gives guests the double benefits of a relaxin...