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Visible for miles around

The Dondra Head Lighthouse is visible for miles around. A place to admire from a distance rather... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reigate, United Kingdom
Southern most tip of Srilanka

The nicest Srilankans we met were in Dondra. Beautiful setting for a big lighthouse. Shame you... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Light House Road, Dondra 81000, Sri Lanka
+94 41 2 222595
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dondra Head Lighthouse is visible for miles around. A place to admire from a distance rather than visit unless you have time on your hands.

Thank hdias
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The nicest Srilankans we met were in Dondra. Beautiful setting for a big lighthouse. Shame you can’t climb it easily anymore (permission needed from harbour master but couldn’t locate).

Thank angelalomas
Reviewed 4 July 2018

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
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

1  Thank Sam1976Colombo
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

Thank 1dancing_fool
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
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
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
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
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

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