Hikkaduwa Tourism

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Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Sabyasachi Mukherjee4.3/5

11 reviews

Amazing destination, best of Sri Lanka

I have never seen such crystal clear water at any beach. The shore line is beautiful dotted with a number of great hotels . The greatest attraction here is the snorkeling with colourful fishes and huge turtles and not to mention the corals. Though most of the corals has been destroyed by the last sunami . If snorkeling sounds risky, you can go out into the sea in glass bottom boats. And see the fishes and the corals. And don't forget to take bread crumps to feed the fishes . Hikkadwa is around 2. 5 hrs drive grom Colombo if you take the new highway. The other road is very congested and takes much more time. Start early from Colombo and plan for atleast two days there. There is nothing mutch to see here other than the prestine beach. A long walk along the beach in the morning or evening is very refreshing and can spring many surprises in the form of different aquatic animals if you keep an eye out for them along the rocky and coral shore

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  • Amazing destination, best of Sri Lanka
  • Amazing destination, best of Sri Lanka
  • Amazing destination, best of Sri Lanka
  • Amazing destination, best of Sri Lanka
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Hemanth Anantharamu

Hemanth Anantharamu4.3/5

56 reviews

Clear Pristine Aquatic experience

Hikkaduwa lies on the Southern coast of Sri Lanka, it's a 4 hrs drive from Colombo (a must do if you want to experience the local cusines, mask museums and beaches of Sri Lanka). You can also take a train (Unreserved) from Colombo which should take 3.5 hrs (Trust me it's a breathingtaking view from the train as you travel along the coast, since the beach can be viewed from the train's window all along the way to Hikkaduwa).

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Hikkaduwa is a small town and there isn't much options in terms of food for except if you are staying in a good resort. It's a town along the highway to Matara, it's a quiet and simple town.

Activities & things to do: The one thing that attracts tourists over here is the clear and pristine waters and the silent virgin beaches. Just 5 mins from the beach into the waters on a see through bottom sea boat, you would get to see some lovely aquatic life and corals, if you are just lucky you could end up seeing a turtle as well.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: You can either travel by train or by road. Travelling by train is inexpensive for backpackers and those adventure enthusiastics, tax's are expensive in Sri Lanka, however if you are one of those who cater to luxury then travelling by road is the best option, you get to see one of the most beautiful landscapes and beaches of Sri Lanka.

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  • Clear Waters
  • Gushing waves

Recommended Duration in Hikkaduwa

Number of days to spend in Hikkaduwa as recommended by our travellers.

2 days

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Getting to Hikkaduwa

visa

Visa: On arrival

Cost: USD 3 (₹ 214 approx)

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Transit

Transit time: 6 hrs from major cities

Cost ₹ 14,400 per person

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