A tranquil spot, in a beautiful setting
Ahungalla, set on a beautiful stretch of coast between Bentota and Galle, is known for its swaying coconut palms, clear blue sea and golden sandy beach. Basket ware and handicrafts can be bought locally, but this area is famous for brightly decorated, traditional hand-carved wooden masks. The accommodation here is excellent, as the town plays host to some of the most luxurious hotels on the west coast. It is an ideal location for swimming, turtle watching, sunbathing, snorkelling and a variety of other water sports. The surrounding jungles are the perfect place to spot elephants and some of the wide variety of birds that fill the area.
Here we have selected a few of the sights and experiences that you really should see on a visit to Ahungalla.
Visit the Mask Museum
The Ambalangoda Ariyapala Mask Museum, exhibits and sells, wooden masks worn during ritual folk dances and operas. The hand-crafted masks worn during ritual folk dances and operas. The hand-crafted masks are associated with legends, and depict people, birds, snakes and demons.
Visit a Turtle Sanctuary
Visit a local turtle sanctuary, and see recently hatched baby turtles, as rehabilitated injured adults, being released into the wild.
Kande Viharaya Temple
Visit the Buddhist Kande Viharaya temple, which dates back to the 18th century, It is filled with centuries old inspiring sculptures, meditative statues and colourful frescoes.
A selection of tours to Ahungalla
Sri Lanka & The Maldives Tailor Made Beach
Ahungalla Beach Stay
9 day tour from £1,357
A week of luxury, relaxing on palm-fringed beaches