From buddhist temples to beautiful surfing beaches, Sri Lanka is full of tourist traps that invite travelers to enjoy a wonderful vacation. Hidden in plain sight for a long time now, Sri Lanka has recently emerged as a great destination for every kind of travel, be it for honeymoon travelers or families. The cultural history, a myriad of attractions and rich history of the country is undeniably alluring. The place offers a lot to travelers willing to have fun and entertainment on their holiday. The warm and sandy beaches are just the perfect spot for tourists to relax and soak up the warmth of the sun. Even adventure enthusiasts can find their piece of cake by indulging in an array of water activities. Serving sightseeing purposes, the towns in Sri Lanka will leave you spoilt for the choices of attractions around. Be it the Nuwara Eliya plateaus or Arugam Bay, when in Sri Lanka all you need to have is fun! The towns of Sri Lanka also offer much to explore. Bentota is known for its magnificent beaches and natural beauty whereas Kandy is popular for it Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. There is yet another small town in the country, located in the Galle District and famous for it devil dances and masks? Yes! Ambalangoda is exactly what we are talking about.
The small workaday town is located approximately 107 kilometers from the south of Colombo. The town is majorly a tourist destination near Hikkaduwa and you will be completely amazed to find that there are a lot of things to do in Ambalangoda alone that travelers can easily spend a day here. From exciting water activities like scuba diving to shopping in the local markets, the town never fails to disappoint tourists from all around the world. Here are few among the many things to do when in Ambalangoda.
5 Things To Do In Ambalangoda Alone
If you are looking for an off-beat destination for your holiday, head to this off-beat destination and indulge in some fun activities, some of them are listed below.
1. Water Sports
As mentioned before, Hikkaduwa is not just about the beaches but the activities that litter the place as well. Hikkaduwa does actually have a wide range of water sports for you to try out, right from snorkeling to surfing and scuba diving. The list is endless and something you definitely need to try out. There are instructors around who can guide you on the process and help you accomplish the tasks easily than you could think of. If possible, explore one of the shipwrecks underneath for an even better experience.
2. Tea Zones
This might not seem like a lot but visiting the tea zones around in Hikkaduwa is actually quite an amazing experience in itself. You can actually indulge in a taste test and see the teas that tickle your palate the most. From there, you can choose the best one you like and buy it to take it back home. Some of the best kinds of tea you will find around include coconut tea, Kandy tea, lime tea, black tea and many more.
After you have arrived at Bentota and done scouting around for the top things to do in Bentota you might as well head to Ambalangoda. It is a coastal town, which is located at a distance of about twenty-four kilometres away from the city of Bentota. This town boasts of its ancient devil masks and devil dancers. It is located at an altitude of about thirteen meters above the sea level. The town has a plethora of antique shops who supply unique fancy jewellery items at unmatchable prices.
4. Tsunami Education Centre And Museum
This locally persevered center is made to educate local people about tsunami as well as it possesses many nerve-racking photographs of the 2004 disaster caused in the area due to the tsunami, including a portion of the dead bodies.
5. Galle Road
A heap of spots along the Galle Rd offers a wide range of handcrafted collectibles, comprising of plenty of signature high-quality kolam masks and more unique wooden figurines. You’ll go crazy to buy such beautiful stuff for yourself or as a souvenir.
Sri Lanka is truly a new discovered attraction and Ambalangoda seems to be yet another interesting destination. The sole reason of visiting Ambalangoda might just be to dig under the surface of Sri Lankan souvenirs and uncover the magical meanings hidden behind the ‘devil’ masks, but once you enter the town you will not come back before discovering the whole town. Either indulge in water sports like scuba diving, snorkelling and canoeing or ransack the local shops for antique souvenirs, the place leaves a lot of things to do in Ambalangoda alone if you happen to visit this town on your Sri Lanka trip with TravelTriangle. Moreover, do not happen to miss out on this town for you will surely have a lot of fun discovering this little hidden gem in Sri Lanka.
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