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Dondra Head Lighthouse

Light House Road, Dondra 81000, Sri Lanka
+94 41 2 222595
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Sri Lanka's Oldest Dondra Head Lighthouse With 360 Degrees Paranoiac View on the Sea & Land with Vegetation..

Dondra Heads was once the capital of the country and a significant Hindu port town. Prior to its... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Titus D
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Sri Lanka
Need pre approval to climb up

Nicely maintained grounds and worth a visit to see the south most point in the island. The... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Sam1976Colombo
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Colombo
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Light House Road, Dondra 81000, Sri Lanka
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+94 41 2 222595
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"worth the climb"
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"nice place"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dondra Heads was once the capital of the country and a significant Hindu port town. Prior to its destruction by the invading Portuguese the town boasted over 1000 statues and temples covered with brass, copper and gold. The pillars of the largest temple are spread...More

Thank Titus D
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Nicely maintained grounds and worth a visit to see the south most point in the island. The lighthouse itself is beautiful. The ocean around it is also nice and relaxing to hang around in the grounds The office area was unmanned and shabby. We went...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

While not a "must see" if you have the opportunity to stop on your way across the south, stop in so you can say you were at the southern most tip of Sri Lanka- next stop, Antarctica. For us, our next trip upcoming is actually...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

A must visit point along the coast of Sri Lanka but climbing to the top of the lighthouse has a process that needs to be followed where you need to get prior approval from the harbour master. Apart from that it's a very picturesque location

Thank CatalystGopro
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

One of the most beautiful lighthouses i have seen in my life. Unfortunately, due to government restrictions, it is not possible to climb it up. Location itself is very quiet and nice. You can swim and snorkel without the crowds at the beach just next...More

Thank Scooodles
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

The most southerly town in Sri Lanka is Dondra (= City of the Gods). About 1km further south is the splendid Dondra Head Lighthouse, the most southerly point of the country. The lighthouse is land based so that you can touch it, photograph it, walk...More

Thank mikeclapham92
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Beautiful location, unfortunately not possible to climb up there. According to our guide the government closed down the possibility for tourists to enter the lighthouse

1  Thank Ylvalie
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

I had to visit this lighthouse as I had visited the northernmost point in Sri Lanka near Point Pedro and I had to say I also visited the southernmost point in the island. The views over the ocean are great and the lighthouse is imposing....More

Thank rohansourjah
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

The Southern most lighthouse in Sri Lanka must also be the talles one. It is a nice place and worth passing by and feel the place

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Dondra Head is well worth visiting as you will gain the feeling of remoteness, being on the southern-most tip of this beautiful island, with nothing but ocean between you and the Antarctic. Dondra is only a short drive from Matara town and has a pleasant...More

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