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Southern Province

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Dolphin & Whale Watching
Among Sri Lanka's nine administrative units, Southern Province remains a top tourist destination for both domestic and foreign visitors. A holiday in Southern Province usually includes visits to important natural attractions, such as wildlife sanctuaries sheltering hundreds of species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Visitors looking to enrich their Southern Province itinerary with a few cultural sites generally head to Galle, which thrived as a major port during the Dutch colonial period. Today, this provincial capital lures travelers with its historic 16th-century fort, as well as a good selection of museums, temples, and churches. Use our international travel planner: Southern Province and all its delights await.
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Popular things to do in Southern Province

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Galle Fort ©
World heritage site
Galle Fort Galle
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
Jungle Beach ©
Beach
Jungle Beach Unawatuna
3.4
Duration: 3 hours
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach Hikkaduwa
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Bentota Beach ©
Beach
Bentota Beach Bentota
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Wildlife in Southern Province

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling Unawatuna
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching Mirissa
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Safari
Safaris Tissamaharama
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling Hikkaduwa
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Southern Province

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Mirissa Beach ©
Beach
Mirissa Beach Mirissa
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Beach
Mihiripenna Beach Unawatuna
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Beach
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) Tangalle
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Narigama Beach ©
Beach
Narigama Beach Hikkaduwa
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Southern Province

Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
World heritage site
Sinharaja Forest Reserve Galle
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching Kalametiya
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Nandana Tea Factory ©
Farm
Nandana Tea Factory Akuressa
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Spa / Wellness
Spas & Wellness Unawatuna
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Southern Province

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Made In Ceylon ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Made In Ceylon Unawatuna
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Cara Jewellers ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Cara Jewellers Galle
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
Sooriya Weaving ©
Factory Outlet
Sooriya Weaving Galle
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
Sk Swarnakala ©
Antique Store
Sk Swarnakala Unawatuna
3.8
Duration: 4 hours

Beaches in Southern Province

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Kalametiya Beach ©
Beach
Kalametiya Beach Kalametiya
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Unawatuna Beach ©
Beach
Unawatuna Beach Unawatuna
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ahungalla Beach ©
Beach
Ahungalla Beach Ahungalla
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Medawatta Beach ©
Beach
Medawatta Beach Matara
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Freedom Surf School ©
Surfing / Windsurfing / Kitesurfing
Freedom Surf School Weligama
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Tony Sri Lanka Tours ©
Day Trip
Tony Sri Lanka Tours Ahungalla
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Matara ©
Religious Site
Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Matara Matara
Duration: 30 minutes
Handunugoda Tea Estate ©
Farm
Handunugoda Tea Estate Ahangama
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min