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Top 5 things to do in Tangalle - A charming holiday itinerary

Tangalle in Sri Lanka has loads of amazing things for you to do while you are on a holiday there and here is the top of the list highlights.


Get yourself pampered

There are many Sri Lanka luxury resorts that can be found in Tangalle and they cater to the needs of luxury travellers who visit the place from all over the world. This place has always been a popular holiday destination by the coast and finding yourself a luxury hotel here will not be that hard with properties like Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort.


Sample the local food

Being in a coastal part of the island, seafood is obviously the priority when it comes to the staple dishes here. This place is most popular for this kind of food and you can rest assured that you will be served juicy, spicy and amazing Sri Lankan dishes. The local hotels here are some best places in the country to try the many kinds of seafood dishes so make sure you keep aside time during your holiday in Tangalle to experience the food scene. The popular dishes you must try here are the prawn curry and crab curry.


Visit the Mulkirigala Raja Mahavihara

This ancient temple can be found about 20 kilometres away from the beachside town. This temple requires a visit since it is known to be one of the most historical archaeological sites in the country. The people of a country also call this the Little Sigiriya as this temple is also built on a giant rock. Upon visiting this archaeological temple, you will find many paintings and statues that show you the details of the life of Lord Buddha. The southern part of Sri Lanka does not have many religious attractions and highlights; therefore, it makes this temple that much more special.


Visit the Yala National Park

National Parks are the most popular attractions people tend to explore when they are on a trip in Sri Lanka and no trip to the southern part of the country is quite complete without you checking out at least one or two of the National Parks in the area. The Yala National Park is about 2 hours away from your beachside holiday. This is one of the most popular national parks in the world and you will be able to find about 220 kinds of birds and about 45 kinds of animals here.


Turtle watching

Known to be one of the most fun activities to do when you are residing in a beachside destination in Sri Lanka, turtle watching is an experience you will not forget soon in your life. The best time of the year to spot the Turtles at these local beaches is from April to July. Green turtles, hawksbill turtles and leatherback turtles can be easily spotted on the shores of these areas laying their cute little eggs by the dozen. Out of these types, the leatherback turtle is the rarest species to be spotted in this part of the world.