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Koggala

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Best Time: December - March Read More

Ideal duration: 1 - 2 Days

Nearest Airport: Koggala Airport, Sri Lanka Check Flights

"Pristine beach and beautiful lake!"

Koggala Tourism

Koggala is a coastal town in the southern region of Sri Lanka. A relatively offbeat destination which is famous for its namesake Koggala Beach and Koggala Lake. Surfing is a favourite activity amongst visitors to Koggala Beach.

The lake, a freshwater lagoon, is dotted with small but scenic islands. With names such as the Cinnamon Island and Spice Island, they are indeed as appealing as they sound. A tour of Koggala is incomplete without a visit to the Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex, which has many instruments, puppets and costumes on display.

There are many turtle hatcheries at Koggala which are home to species such as the leathery turtle and loggerhead turtle. Tea connoisseurs would be delighted by a visit to the Handunugoda Tea Estate, renowned for the Virgin White Tea, which is untouched by hand from the tea bush to the consumer. The Kathaluwa Purwarama Maha Viharaya is a Buddhist shrine that houses 200-year-old paintings, some of them depicting the Jataka tales. Amid the pristine beach and beautiful lake, a trip to Koggala is perfect for a peaceful and relaxing vacation.

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Beaches and Lakes in Koggala

Compared to the other beach towns of Sri Lanka which are usually swarming with locals and tourists, Koggala is less busy, creating a much quieter atmosphere for surfing or unwinding. One can also observe stilt fishing, a traditional fishing method. A catamaran ride across Koggala Lake is a peaceful affair lasting around two hours, with stopovers at the Cinnamon Island, Temple Island and the Spice Island.

Home of The Virgin White Tea

A unique attraction near Koggala is the Handunugoda Tea Estate, where visitors can understand tea processing and its history. Also, one can sample and buy the exotic Virgin White Tea with a slice of chocolate cake on the side, along with other tea varieties. The distinctive feature of the Virgin White Tea is that it is entirely untouched by humans from harvesting to the consumer.

Restaurants and Local Food in Koggala

The restaurants at Koggala are as diverse as the tourist attractions here. The beachfront restaurants, in particular, offer stunning views of Koggala Beach as you enjoy a hearty Sri Lankan meal. Fresh seafood is a favourite among locals and tourists alike. The seafood delicacies include devilled prawn, fish curry and crab curry. Chinese and European fare is also available at these restaurants.

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