Capital City: Galle
Land Area: 5,544 km2 (2,141 Sq Mi)
The beautiful beaches that surround the south of the island are part of the southern coast of Sri Lanka, ‘going down south’ has become a fond phrase that the tourists soon learn from the friendly people of this island. The beaches at Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna are particularly inviting.
The golden sands, shimmering water and beautiful waves along with watersports that include snorkelling and surfing make it a much sort after destination. The historic city of Galle is equally enchanting with its grand fort, fascinating colonial-era and enchanting history. Matara, Tissamaharama and the Yala National Park, probably the most visited in the country, offer safari packages and stay-overs allowing one to discover the large variety of plant life, fascinating animals, such as herds of elephants, leopards, monkeys and crocodiles. Nature lovers will find this a dream come true