Hikkaduwa has the most beautiful and wide beaches in Sri Lanka, situated 98 km away from Colombo. A lot of worldwide travelers and surfers visiting Hikkaduwa also known as “hikka” during the season time (season starts in October and ends in April, the high season is from December to February) to spend their holidays and have a great time here on the beach with relaxation. It’s not just only about the Beach, you can find some beautiful nature resorts, lagoons, wildlife, waterfalls, ancient temples etc. around Hikkaduwa.
Hikkaduwa City Tour
Hikkaduwa is located on the Coastal or Southern Rail Line (connecting Colombo through to Matara). It is also located on the A2 highway, connecting Colombo to Wellawaya, which runs mostly parallel to the shore, through the town. Hikkaduwa’s beach and night life make it a popular tourist destination. It is a well-known international destination for board-surfing.
Hikkaduwa Turtle Hatchery
Eggs are collected or bought from local villagers and buried in the sand hatchery. If there is lot of sunshine they hatch after 48 days. If it is raining it can take up to 60 days before the turtles emerge from the eggs. They are then placed in the tanks and for first 3 days remain without food to cleanse them of material ingested form the eggshell. They are then given small pieces of fish for a further 7 days. Learning to dive down into the tank to take the food. When they an do this. They can be safely released into the sea where they can fish for themselves on the coral reefs.