and the art of Sri Lanka should be sought in its remote places, far away from trampled trails. And although in recent years Deep South
of the country is experiencing a real boom in the construction of tourist infrastructure facilities, this is a little influenced the traditional way of life of local residents.
The home region of Lankarus
, as we have repeatedly written, is a rich area, a real fountain for lovers of contrasting landscape and natural recreation in a variety of landscapes, ancient monuments, unique microclimate of the semi-dry zone. Traveling to Ruhuna
is possible year-round: this area is not subject to pronounced the influence of the south-west and north-east winds. This is a significant advantage for the tourist industry, which continuously receives guests all year round, without looking back at the monsoon rains of other regions of the country. There are almost no precipitations and annual temperature differences, like in the west, east of the island or in its mountainous part. From Tangalle
stretches a unique «Belt of the Sun» where you can enjoy the dazzling rays on the chic equatorial beaches for at least 350 days a year!
is so densely populated that it is not always easy for a tourist to understand where one village ends and another locality begins. The Deep South
of the country is not so densely populated, but here, especially in coastal areas, these boundaries are almost erased.
However, in the area of Ruhuna
there is one of the unique places where the separation of two settlements occurred due to a natural reason — because of the people who are separated by the lagoon. So there were two settlements — on the left bank — Rekawa
, on the right bank — Kahandamodara
. The Urubokka Oya River, originating in the Ranna area, flows smoothly into a picturesque water basin, forming a lagoon and its runoff directly to the Indian Ocean, exactly at the point between the eastern Rekawa and Modara and Galawagagoda regions in Kahandamodara
) is a small seaside town 35 km. east of Matara. This is a fairly well-known settlement thanks to the oldest fish
port, which is located in one of the best and largest bays on the island, and which protected from the ocean by a closed reef. With beautiful beaches, good opportunities for swimming and more than reasonable diving, it's no wonder that for several years this holiday destination has become a hit among vacationers in Sri Lanka, having won the lion's share of tourists on the bored and crowded, bustling west and south-west coast.
today is the most popular destination on the southern coast. Some say that the name comes from two words «ran» and «gala,» that is, "Gold Rock
." The legend refers to the time when a certain holy person participated in a ritual meal, and in gratitude for the food given to him turned stones into gold. Others argue that the name of the city means "Protective Rock
", because long since the city was protected from the waves of the ocean by a long stony slab that projected into the sea through the mouth of the bay.
We have already shared with you the the description of wonders of Ruhuna — Sri Lanka's ancient territory in the deep south. The necklace of pearls Ruhuna has one very bright and charming — it's great Kahandamodara
. This settlement is located south of the A2 highway between Ranna and Nonagama at Hambantota
district, just 15 km. from the town of Tangalle
Whatever is said about the high rate of urbanization of the island, even in densely populated areas remained untouched corners of nature, pristine beaches and it is traditional way of life. Here, even in comparison with neighboring noisy, dirty and indifferent Tangalle
with its not the best beach, is another Sri Lanka
. Just 20 minutes drive from this stifling town, and you're in an unusual place.
An outstanding trip to your dreamland… Destination is found!
Why are we so sure? Okay, let's check it by getting just at least three positive answers to the following questions:
1. I adore summer
2. I'm always committed to the sea shore
3. I love birds' singing every morning in front of my window
4. Tropical nature and greens is what I prefer on vocations
5. Discovering exotic animals and reptiles attracts me
6. Boat fishing is my hobby
7. Comfortable accommodation for me is a must to be
8. Excursions in my mother tongue are very preferable