The Southern Province of Sri Lanka is a small but panoramic geographic area consisting of the districts of Galle, Matara and Hambantota which has mostly been populated as pristine destinations. Important land marks of the southern Province include the Farm fringed sandy Beaches, the wild life sanctuaries of Yala, Birds sanctuary of Bundala, ancient cities of Thissamaharama, Kirinda, Mathara, and Galle, Hambantota Habour, International Cricket Stadiums at Galle & Suriyawewa and Maththala International Air Port, Udawalawa National Park, The Holy City of Katharagama, Southern Express Way are easily accessible. With its long and event full history, Rich culture and the Bountiful gifts of nature, Southern Province is a veritable treasure –Trove for those interested in Delving in to the Region’s glorious past ,savour its cultural miscellany or enjoy its natural beauty. Most of the places can be reached easily by road. A few places may require a little walking. The ultimate reward will be an unforgettable experience.
Over the past few years, it has become a major tourist destination. The coastline, with its great opportunities for sunbathing, swimming and surfing, has taken over the minds and hearts of people all over the country and across the world. Places such as Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna have become major party destinations. Crowds of people from Colombo would travel on a regular basis to these destinations to relax and a have a good time with friends.