Tourist information about dikwella South
General information about dikwella South
Dikwella (Dickwella, Dickwella, Dikwella) is a small town and seaside resort in the South of Sri Lanka (dikwella South map of Sri Lanka). Sometimes referred to Dickwella resort Tangalle or Matara, but this is actually a separate, though small, city and a full-fledged resort.
Dikwella is known for its beautiful beach, well protected from waves, and it is for a peaceful beach break here and tourists. Tourism is underdeveloped and there are only basic conditions for recreation in the form of hotels and restaurants. No entertainment, except for beach, exploring the city and travel on excursions to the South or across the island, not here. Tourist entertainment district and hotels there, and the rare hotels scattered along the shore. No travel agencies, motorbike rentals, entertainment on the beaches either. Restaurants and cafes in the coastal area is not much, but if you go to the city, you can find good inexpensive cafe, focused on local, along the main road.
The town of dikwella South is not so deaf and godforsaken place. It is quite a busy commercial and fishing town, in which there is a large market, several banks and ATMs (it is worth noting that in more popular and developed tourist destination Mirissa no Bank, no ATM there), supermarket Cargills Food, and several supermarkets. There is even a liquor store, what is not, for example, in Unawatuna. City life in the city is concentrated along the busiest Road Tangalle Road, which connects Matara and Tangalle. But it is only a little walk from the road towards the beach, as all this noise and bustle immediately forgotten, because the beach is very quiet and peaceful.
Weather forecast dikwella South, the seasons, when to go
Dikwella is a year-round resort.
High season is between November to April. At this time, almost no rainfall and strong waves.
Low season runs from may to October. At this time the probability of rain.
Seasons in dikwella South by months*
* best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit
The Beaches Of Dickwella
The main Dickwella beach has a length of two kilometers. The beach is beautiful and very uncrowded. It is tucked away in the Bay, which together with rocks and reefs protects it from the winds and waves, so this is one of the "bathing" of places in the South. The biggest waves at the beach, and less in the Western part (it's part of one side Matara). In the East waves not too much, but there are more stones.
One kilometre to the East (towards Tangalle) is a tiny beach Hiriketiya. Along the shore can't reach him, too many stones, and on the road before him two kilometers. It's just a Paradise beach in the Bay, deep into the land. Hotels and no infrastructure on this beach there.
Hotels Of Dikwella South
A separate tourist area in dikwella South, and yet the hotels are mostly scattered on the shore in different parts of the beach, with very little, only once or twice and obchelsya. A couple of hotels located across the main road Tangalle road from the beach. You should not expect to come here and just go look for that better at least be prepared to look after the hotels location on the map.
Budget guesthouses are to be found, and those that have offered price at the average level of hotels. You should expect to pay per room from $ 60 for two.
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Hotels and beaches of Dickwella on the map
How to get to Dikvella
The city is located 200 kilometers from Colombo international airport, and the only way to get there without many direct taxi. The trip will cost about $ 130 and will take time almost 5 hours. A little time can be shortened if you use a toll road Southern Express.
If you want to save money, you can get to Dikvella and much cheaper by bus or train, but will have to spend about 12 times and do several changes. Nothing difficult about this route, no, but we should start it in the morning to get to get to. If you arrive in the airport after lunch, we just do not have time to get to the darkness, and the night buses do not go.
Change of buses takes place at bus stations where you arrive, so the difficulty will arise only to find the right bus, what can always help local residents or drivers, you just need to call them right place.
So, to get from the airport to Dikvella, to start from the airport need take the bus to the bus/railway station in Colombo (how to do it, details here). There you need to take the bus to Matara. If not the nearest bus to Matara, drive first to Halleand there change the bus to Matara. In Matara would have to take the bus now to Tangalle or to Kataragama (Kataragama) and get off in dikwella South. If you are lucky, you can catch a bus from Colombo to Kataragama and immediately drive to Dickwella direct, but the bus runs infrequently. In Dickvale bus stops at the bus station in the city centre, but you can go to the previous stop (in the Western part of the resort). Further to any of the hotels here are easily accessible on foot.
If you prefer the train, you part of the way to be done by train. So, from Colombo to Matara daily walks of at least 7 trains to Halle and not less than 10. Schedule here https://www.eservices.railway.gov.lk. However, without travel on the buses is still not enough. First, from the airport need to get to the railway station in Colombo by bus №187. There in the box office to buy a ticket for the next train, better in the second class, because to go long (almost 4 hours), and the third class is then stoned to the eyeballs. The cost of a third class 130 rupees (refer to the currency of Sri Lanka and the exchange rate), the second class – 230, first 420. On arrival at the railway station in Galle or Matara bus station can be reached on foot, they are close. You can also do the rest of the way to Dickwella with the tuk-tuk.
Well, another way to get here is by plane through the airport Koggala (Koggala Airport). This airport is located in the South in the town of Kogalla, and there are flights on light airplanes and helicopters from Colombo airport company Cinnamon Air and Millennium Airlines (Simplifly), from the airport to Colombo-Ratmalana companies FitsAir and again Millennium Airlines. The fare one way from $ 230. The rest of the way to Dickwella(slightly more than 50 kilometres) can be done by taxi, bus or tuk-tuk.
Transportation in dikwella South
Dikwella is a small town, and it is easy to navigate on foot. For trips to neighboring towns, Matara and Tangalle, you can use the buses that constantly ply the main road Tangalle road.
Rental offices motorbikes and cars here we were found, but you can try to find motorbikes through the hotels or guesthouses. Per day rental simple scooter asking $ 10.
Attractions In Dickwella
In the resort area of Dickwella, no interesting places, but there are several worth visiting attractions. If you do not imagine a holiday without a tour, you should pay attention to landmarks all over the South, or to go on a trip to the cultural center in the triangle. Unfortunately, to find in dikwella South cheap group tours to the travel agents is impossible (they are here to do), and therefore have to plan the routes yourself, hiring a private guide with transport or hire transport for independent travel. By the way, find vehicles for rent in dikwella South, not a trivial task.
One of the most interesting places near Dikwella – the Wewurukannala temple. It is a place worthy of a visit not only from Dickwella, but also from any other resort in the South. Here is the biggest statue of a sitting Buddha in Sri Lanka (50 meters). But this is not what the temple is notable for tourists, and the corridor leading to climb on the statue. In this corridor presents a horrifying picture of the punishment of sinners. Read more about the Wewurukannala temple and photos here.
6 km on East from the city (in the direction of Tangale, see the map) is the bottom of a well – known place-a "blow hole" (Ho-o-maniya Blowhole). It is a rocky place on the shore, which was formed in such a way that when the wind blows in a certain direction, and waves crash on rocks, the water falls into a crevice between the rocks, and under great pressure shoots a huge fountain to a height of 20 meters. To see this spectacle, you have to wait until the right wind and waves. Unfortunately, the spectacular sight you can see not always: the best time is the monsoon season (may to November), especially June. For access to the rock charged 200 rupees.
Another interesting place is relatively close to the lighthouse, and the Cape of Dondra, the southernmost point of the island, and very picturesque place. Not to mention Mulkirigala, attractions Matara, a town and Fort of Galle, turtle sanctuary near Unawatunaand Yala national Park. All these places can be visited from Dickwella.