The Lighthouse of Dondra
Built in 1887, on the southernmost tip of Sri Lanka (called Devundara and Devinuwara), during the colonial period, using granite rock and steel imported from the UK and Scotland then painted white.
Shedding light on the Indian Ocean and the well-used nautical route off this coast, it is one of the four international lighthouses in Sri Lanka.
Octagonal in shape with picturesque yellow windows against white-painted bricks, the Dondra Lighthouse is fifty meters high on the edge of a shady and well-kept garden.
To reach the top you have to climb 196 steps.
The serenity of the lighthouse is very far from the regular bustle of the city, the coconut trees, the bougainvillea flowers and the gentle breeze blowing all around make it unique.
Where is it?
It is located 6 km southeast of the city of Matara.
It is probably better to ask for permission to climb to the top, and this could involve the payment of a sort of tax.
There is no ticket office or sign that indicates how much the entrance costs, but an officiating-looking guy will probably access you at the lighthouse door and a little discretion will help you.
Admission price: around 500 LKR-Sri Lankan Rupees
Is Sri Lanka a tourist destination for families with children?
Sri Lanka is indeed the perfect place for children and for people who like animals and nature.
This country is incredibly green.
It is impossible not to find elephant herds on safari or even on the same road traveling.
It is also very easy to see leopards, macaques and other types of monkeys, giant squirrels, jackals, etc. etc
Furthermore, walking with children and adults through the Peradeniya Botanical Garden is a delight. Along with the giant trees and millions of plants, we will also find monkeys and other animals in this immense place.
How can I communicate with Sri Lanka Eden Travels?
We use all the available and easy-to-use technologies to stay in touch with our customers.
Besides the email, the most used method, we are always available by phone and WhatsApp.
It is also possible to communicate via Skype or FaceTime or any other application available to the customer, but only with prior appointment.
We pay a lot of attention in being able to communicate to the customer all the necessary information to offer all the tranquility to you even while you are on Tour.
Living and working in Kandy, facilitates access to privileged information to create new routes and itineraries to Sri Lanka.
This allows us to design exclusive and unique journeys, reaching some places that only we know.
This is why we receive an excellent score in everything related to the design of customised and on-demand trips.
Moreover, we pay a lot of attention to everything related to the management of the booking and assistance, always in English, Spanish and Italian, of your trip to Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Beaches
Meanwhile, those who love exotic beaches, full of palm trees and coconut trees, offer beaches in the west of the country such as Bentota, Ambalangoda, Chilaw and Negambo.
You can also swim in the Indian Ocean in the east of the country on the beaches of Trincomalee, Pasikudah, Nilaveli …
If you like surfing you can practice at Arugam Bay, Weligama or Mirissa.
And of course, we have the beaches of southern Sri Lanka such as Tangalle, Unawatuna, Galle, Ahangama, etc. etc
If you like cities, we have Kandy, Jaffna, Galle Fort and Colombo where you can walk and shop among the wonderful shops and restaurants.
In a nutshell, we have a country with a wide variety of climates, places, cultures, religions, etc.
Where we will always find Sinhalese smiling and waiting for us with open arms.