Route & dates
Matara— 1 day
A commercial capital in the south, Matara offers a real taste of Sri Lanka, which the southern coast's beach resorts often lack.Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Matara. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): kick back and relax at Polhena Beach, view the masterpieces at Art Batiks, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Matara, thenmake a trip to Dondra Head Lighthouse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Matara Paravi Duwa Temple.
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If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport and Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport. In April, daytime highs in Matara are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Matara
Dondra Head Lighthouse
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