The Cape and the lighthouse Dondra

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Дондра, Шри-Ланка Dondra

Dondra (Dondra Head, Dondra Lighthouse) is a headland near the town of Matara, which is the southernmost point of Sri Lanka. There is also a lighthouse built in 1889.

The Cape is popular with tourists as a place for a short stop in order to visit the southernmost point of the island and see the lighthouse. Further distance of 8 thousand kilometers of the Indian ocean stretches, and then begins Antarctica. South point, incidentally, is not at the lighthouse, and about 500 metres from him. To reach it on foot along the shore, or go to it on the main road.

The lighthouse will have to walk to a height of about 10 floors. At the top you can go on a circular observation deck, which offers stunning views. If you come here, definitely try to get up, it's worth it. To get to the lighthouse can pay remuneration to the lighthouse Keeper. He may request and RS 500 but you can bargain to 200. If the door to the lighthouse is closed, wait a bit and preen around, the overseer will appear after some time.

🕐 Working time: around the clock, but the lighthouse only allowed during the day

⇪ How to get: Dondra is located about five kilometers East of Mataram (see Dondra on the map). Better get here in a rented transport are also imported some tourists sightseeing tours. If you wish you can reach here by bus from Matara main bus station. With other resorts in the South of Sri Lanka (Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Mirissa, etc.) can also be reached by bus but have to change bus in Matara.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: the entrance to the lighthouse paid, price negotiable, to the superintendent. He asked for 500 rupees (refer to the Currency of Sri Lanka), but you have to bargain.

Photo Gondry

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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 http://nashaplaneta.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=2631 ...
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 trains (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. ...

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