Sri Lanka is famous for its biodiversity, white-sand beaches, wonderful resorts, and historic sites; Hambantota is one of the places in Sri Lanka which encapsulates all these aspects of the Sri Lanka in one place. The neighbouring cities that have many excellent tourist attractions are very easy to reach from Hambantota. Some of the wonderful places to visit in Hambantota are:
Yala National Park is the 2nd largest national park in Sri Lanka and is one of the most popular national parks in the country. There are more than 32 species of reptiles and numerous kinds of birds. It’s a wonderful opportunity to witness the myriad wildlife of Sri-Lanka. You might even get to see a leopard.
If you are looking for something more relaxing, then head for Mahapelessa Hot Springs and soak yourself in one of their hot water tanks with seven different water temperatures so one can select from which to take bath depending on what temperature you can stand.
Mirijjawila Botanic Garden has a huge variety of plants; it is a wonderful place to visit for plants lovers. Even though it has an incredible variety of plants it is nor widely visited so you should eb able to escape the tourist hoards when you visit here.
Sithulpawwa Buddhist Monastery is one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in Sri Lanka – if you climb to the top you will be rewarded with a panoramic view over the surrounding area