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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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World heritage site
Galle Fort Galle
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
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Beach
Jungle Beach Unawatuna
3.4
Duration: 3 hours
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Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach Hikkaduwa
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
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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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Beach
Mirissa Beach Mirissa
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Mihiripenna Beach Unawatuna
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) Tangalle
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Narigama Beach Hikkaduwa
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Southern Province

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World heritage site
Sinharaja Forest Reserve Galle
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching Kalametiya
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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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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Gift & Specialty Shop
Made In Ceylon Unawatuna
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cara Jewellers Galle
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
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Factory Outlet
Sooriya Weaving Galle
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
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Antique Store
Sk Swarnakala Unawatuna
3.8
Duration: 4 hours

Beaches in Southern Province

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