Sri Lanka Tours and hotelscolombo.jpg Sri Lanka travel and tours

Contact us Now!

Tangalla (Tangalle)

Situated 195km from Colombo, Tangalla (also spelt Tangalle, but usually pronounced ten-gol) is one of the nicest spots along the coast, particularly if you just want somewhere to relax and soak up the sun. The town itself is an easy-going place with some reminders of Dutch days.

From Tangalla the white sands of Medaketiya Beach stretch for more than 3km northeast. Heading southwest there is a whole series of smaller bays and beaches. From a distance it looks idyllic, but up close it is another story. Tangalla suffered grievously from the tsunami. Thousands died in the area and hundreds of homes were destroyed, especially going northeast from the Kirama Oya. Scores of oceanfront guesthouses (with owners, guests and staff) were washed away along Medaketiya Beach. Rebuilding has been very slow, although at some point more places to stay should reappear along this gorgeous beach. In the meantime, everybody has their own tale of loss.

Tangalle is a town on the southern coast of Sri Lanka located in the Hambantota District. It has a mild climate, in comparison to the rest of the district, and sandy beaches.

The name of the town in Sinhala means "projected rock", a reference to the rocks which form the coastline in the town area, which contrasts with the sandy beach of the surrounding areas.

Tangalle is a regionally important fishing port and a centre of tourism. In the city centre there is an old Dutch fort which is used as a prison today.

The town also serves as a starting point for visits to the rock temple of Mulkirigala.


Testimonial:-Sri Lanka tour you offered was exactly the way we wnted it. Thank you fro your excellent service and patiance with our large group
Carles Ross - International Gallery USA



8 Wonderful Experiences in 8 Wonderful Days

GALLE DAY TOUR

Ramayana Trail in Sri lanka

Advertisement

Francaise

Our other Web sites

Dubai Tours Services Offers tours in Dubai
Alpha Tours Sri Lanka Tours and hotel reservations in Sri Lanka
Malaysia Travel & Culture Services

Please contact us to Tour Sri Lanka We are Sri Lanka tour operators offering special tours holiday packages from Colombo Sri Lanka We book Colombo Sri Lanka Hotels, Flight to Colombo Sri Lanka Read about sri lanka if you want to know Where is Sri Lanka

All rights for the content of this site are held with Travel & Culture Services Sri Lanka. Please contact us for permission to reproduce

Copying of text not permitted