The small town of Hikkaduwa is
a place to relax and enjoy some great time while in the Sri Lankan south
coast. It is blessed with white sand beaches and blissful coral reefs. As a
result, it emerges as a major tourist puller from all over the globe.
Along with the beaches comes the option of some excellent surfing and other
water sports. The waves are conducive for both learners and experienced
surfers. The board surfers love to be here. Apart from it, there are over 18
scuba diving locations and various other sea adventures.
Snorekelling is perhaps the best way to explore the coral sanctuary while
sailing on the glass-bottomed boats. Two parts that are known for sailing
are- Narigama and Thiranagama.
After an adventurous outing, you can go bird watching in the woods or just
pay visit to a Buddhist temple.
A vibrant night life is the latest to be offered by Hikkaduwa. After a day
of some adrenaline boosting adventure, relish the night hours in the midst
of joy and jubilation.
How to reach Hikkaduwa:
You can board a train to reach Hikaduwa from Galle.
It is well connected to cities like Colombo and Galle through the bus route.
What to do in Hikkaduwa:
The best time to be in this city is during the festival
season. The major festivals are Nallur Kovil Thaer Thiruvizha (Chariot
Festival), Thai-Pongal (harvest festival) and Theepavali.
Distance from major cities:
History of Hikkaduwa:
Until the early 1960s, Hikkaduwa was a small fishing
village. But it saw a change soon and got transformed into a major holiday
destination of Sri Lanka.