Tourist information about dikwella South

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General information about dikwella South

Пляж Диквеллы 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 rental, 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.

The tourist seasons in dikwella South by months*

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

* best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit

Current weather in dikwella South and forecast

The Beaches Of Dickwella

Пляж Диквеллы The Dickwella Beach

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 a hotel on foot, 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.

Find and book accommodation in Dickwella/Tangalle can on these sites or via the search form. All sites have Russian interface and Russian-speaking customer support, numerous real guests reviews. And in Agoda and Booking are bonus system:

Hotels and beaches of Dickwella on the map

Map of Dickwella hotels on the entire screen.

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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.

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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.

By train

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 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 (aka 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(a little more than 50 miles) 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.

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Attractions In Dickwella

Храм Wewrukannala Raja Maha ViharayaThe Wewrukannala Temple

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 (at a height of 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.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin November 23, 2014
The site provides information on southern resorts:
All about Weligama
All about Mirissa
About Dikvella
About Koggala
In this topic, we are discussing questions rest on the southern resorts of Sri Lanka.
In Unawatuna there is a separate issue ...
Angelicas 29 Nov, 2014
Thanks for the info big, I couldn't find proper information about Weligama and Mirissa. Undecided that Mirissa obviously suits us more. ...
admin November 29, 2014

To health ;) . Soon about Tangalle and Kogalla still be added. ...
rose 3 Dec, 2014
How to get to cinnamon plantations in Koggala?
And about the spice gardens tell, please, - except in Matale, because they are still in there somewhere? Maybe there's a smaller garden, not as expensive, but with all the same trees? ...
admin 3rd Dec, 2014

You, apparently, about cinnamon island? If so, there carry on a boat during a Safari on the lake. But not encouraging on this score. Though I did not swim myself but had read enough reviews what is Scam and what sort of high prices. Not worth to buy anything there, as in the garden of spices there. All write that the prices are very high, and the same can be bought on markets or in supermarkets much cheaper. I personally was convinced when I visited the spice garden somewhere in the vicinity of Kandy.
By the way, not only in the gardens trying to breed our brother. Once on the market in Galle some"random good passer" was trying to lure to the trays with a frantic prices on spices. All very nicely laid out there, spices extols and 100 meters in the same market it is sold almost half. So that stands out, especially when you want to apply "well-wishers". ...
Dimitry Lymar 7 September, 2015
I fly to Sri Lanka for the first time in mid-September.Now how can we reach Tangalle to Nuwara Ella, want to climb Adams Peak. ...
admin September 7, 2015

If you're talking about the buses, as far as I know, directly any way. You either need to go via Matara or Colombo. I would go through Colombo, as I am sure that there are buses run more frequently than in Matara, but can themselves be checked. Ie, take the bus from Tangalle to Matara, there at the bus station and go looking for the bus to Nuwara Eliya, if such in the near future, take the bus on to Colombo, where she will quickly switch to N. Uh. At the time it will take half a day. ...
Sergey.Givaykin 8 September, 2015

It is not clear where you plan to get to the Peak of Adam, or To Nuwara Eliya. From Ovary the Peak is also need to go and go
If you want to climb Adam's Peak, then you need to go to Nuwara Eliya and Hatton and from there again or bus or tuk-tuk. And the bus to Hatton is from Colombo, are often. On the way from Tangalle is guaranteed to spend the whole day.
Via Matara to-Peak common way longer, and well, considering the road... But if you still need to get to Novara, then in Matara, there will be, at best, towards evening. ...
admin 9 September, 2015

You're right, Adam's Peak the best of Hatton, just there doing nothing at all because, in principle, N.Uh. a good place to crash to just walk around there a day and then to the peak. But it is the author of the question to solve, of course.
About to reach in half a day I really got excited. So if you estimate one hour to go to Matara, then 5 hours to Colombo, and plenty to N.Uh. If early Wake up (5 hours), we can before dark and drive. Still advise to go to Colombo on a small private buses-Express (such seats 20) but not in the usual large. They go nonstop and very quickly all places sedentary. Not sure there are such from Matara, Galle but on this 3 hours before Colombo was reached. If anything, from Tangalle to Galle there are direct buses (as well as to Colombo), but as I recall is slow. ...