Tourism / Sri Lanka / Koggala


Koggala - a small, but very popular resort, located to the south of Colombo. Its main attraction - a luxurious five-kilometer beach that attracts tourists of all stripes. Here love to bathe and entertain families with children, and party-goers, was stunned by the love the couple, fans of active water sports and beach just a typical couch potato.

In addition, on the coast of diving center with experienced instructors (open from October to March), which attract tourists with trendy certificates PADI.

And Koggala interesting for its lake, which stretches along the beach line for many kilometers.

Getting there

Koggala is just 12 km from Galle - the beautiful old town, which has excellent connections with the capital and other major transport nodes in Sri Lanka. You can get there and a taxi or bus (schedule better clarify on the spot). Colombo 130 km to get to the airport is to take a car, at the worst - the bus through Halle, but it's not very comfortable.

It is said that Koggala came to light only because of popular local writer Martin Wickramasinghe.

Hotels Koggala

On the coast, a marvelous beach Koggala are some nice hotels, for example, Koggala Beach or one of the best hotels in Sri Lanka The Fortress 5 * with the famous all over the country spa. But you can easily find a cozy guest house or guest house on the site.

Entertainment, excursions and attractions Koggala

In Koggala is an interesting museum of folk art and culture with an extensive and very rare collection of objects of culture and life from different regions of the island. The exposition is divided into 25 parts: manually created things, music, art, architecture, medicine, clothing, religion and so on..

It is said that Koggala came to light only because of popular local writer Martin Wickramasinghe. In his most famous novel, "Madol Duwa" referred to a tiny island near the resort, which brought popularity and this little town.

Of course, it is interesting and "prikurortnoe" lake of the same name, which liked shore birds of all colors and stripes. This is not just a very beautiful place with a rich flora and fauna, but also a popular resort in the eco-tourism fans. The lake is also famous for its hermit hermitage that are scattered on the surface of the water throughout the islands. This - the sanctuary of the first Sri Lankan Buddhists, so it is no wonder that there tend to visit many pilgrims from all over the island. Tourists can repeat their way, a tour catamarans.

In addition, it is necessary to call in a couple of villages Sinhalese, which are located around the Lake Koggala. In order to get acquainted with the exotic local life and make some memorable photos.


From Koggala popular excursions in Halle (12 km long and no more than 20 minutes), where you can look at an old fort, the church, the city inherited from the Danes, as well as several museums. Nearby is the Buddhist island off Ratgama Lake - a place of indescribable beauty and tranquility. Other popular excursions include a trip to the turtle farm, the garden of spices, to the temple Kalutara and in Weligama, where you can master the surfboard.

Where to stay: in Tangalle, which is famous for its marvelous sandy coast; surfers - or in Weligama Hikkaduwa (the latter, by the way, and enjoy divers); in Unawatuna, which according to the Discovery Channel is included in the "top ten" best beaches in the world. Koggala interesting for its lake, which stretches along the beach line for many kilometers. What to see: one of the oldest cities of the island of Ceylon Anuradhapura, "Lion's Rock 'Sigiriya, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy, cave monasteries Dambulla, Dutch fort of the 17th century in Galle, a city-museum of Polonnaruwa, and the mountain resort of Nuwara Eliya, also often referred to as "little England". Finally, it is worth to spend a couple of days in the vibrant and bustling capital of the country - the city of Colombo. You may also be interested in Vietnam, India, Indonesia, China, Japan. The most popular destinations and resorts of the country: Bentota, Galle, Negombo, Kandy, Colombo.