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Hambantota (Sri Lanka)

Hambantota is a coastal city in the south of Sri Lanka. It stands on a sandy headland where a huge fleet of outrigger fishing canoes draws up, and the horizon is almost always dotted with their small triangular sails. With sweeping sandy beaches on either side, it is also a convenient base for exploring the nearby Bundala National Park and, somewhat further away, the Ruhuna National Park and the temples at Kataragama.

Hambantota is an enchanting seaside resort where there is a network of tourist hotels, Inns, restaurants lined along the seashore and it’s interior. Also, the district has many salterns, national parks, bird sanctuaries, historical, cultural, and archaeological sites.

Things to See & Do

* Bundala National Park
* Ruhana National Park
* Temples at Kataragama
* Wildlife Safari
* Bird watching

General Information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
Language – Sinhala, Tamil
Population – 12,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT plus five and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 94

Travel Links – The Hambantota International Airport is an international airport currently under construction in the town of Mattala. After completion, it will be one of two international airports in Sri Lanka.

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