Ahungalla

Ahungalla is clearly the most beautiful stretch of coast between Bentota and Galle on the west coast of the island. It is known for its swaying coconut palms, green vegetation, clear blue sea and golden sandy beach which all provide tourists with an atmosphere of utmost relaxation. Basket ware and handicrafts can be bought from local street side vendors and the area around Ahungalla is famous for its traditional hand carved masks made from light wood and painted with vegetable paints. The roadside stalls, attractive jewelry and seafood are typical of the other such tropical beaches in the west and prove to be a major attraction among tourists as they are interesting cultural lures. Accommodation is excellent here as the town plays host to some of the most luxurious hotels on the west, with breathtaking views of the vast Indian Ocean making it absolutely worthwhile to travel to Sri Lanka. It is an ideal location for swimming, turtle watching, sunbathing, snorkeling and a variety of other water sports. The variety of birds and elephants in the surrounding jungles also give a thrilling wildlife experience to the visitors.

Things to do in Ahungalla

  • Take a mangrove river safari
  • Visit the mask museum
  • Go turtle watching
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