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Address: Kudawella, Dikwella, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 94716789932
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Only active depending on the sea

Whilst it is a little bit out of the way - it is the only natural blowhole in Sri Lanka. It can either be spectacular or fairly mundane depending on the ocean conditions. You will... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Dingo_dude
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Fremantle, Australia
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Fremantle, Australia
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262 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 724 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Whilst it is a little bit out of the way - it is the only natural blowhole in Sri Lanka. It can either be spectacular or fairly mundane depending on the ocean conditions. You will need to pay a small fee, which includes entrance to the visitor information centre (the centre is not worth the visit). The blowhole has a... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Pretty nice walk in the fishing village up to the blow hole. The sea wasn't in particular wavy state, but the blow was definitely visible:-)

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Thank Fabio C
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Make sure that you visit on a day with rough sea. Otherwise it will be just a normal sight. Nothing special. Crowded and noisy pathway with many street food joints on road side.

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Thank Tharanga D
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We stayed there for hours and there was nothing to see. The place is not maintained well by the money comes from the tickets. As I heard from the villagers it is not active on December. But the ticketing guy told me it's active and buy a ticket to see it. Misleading tourists.

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Thank Uthpala W
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

After paying 250 rps, the man at the counter informed us that December was considered off season so we would have to wait a while for the water to burst ... We waited over 30 minutes and only witnessed a couple of bursts ... We left disappointed

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Thank Marie R
Tangalle
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The “Hummanya” blow hole is a well-known attraction in the deep South of the country and it certainly lives up to expectations. Seeing it was an exhilarating experience and one that shouldn’t be missed.

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Gottingen, Germany
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We visited the Blow Hole because of a recommendation by relatives. It is a short climb up a couple of steps, and you then have to buy a ticket (500 rupies). When there is no water splashing out, the whole area seems kind of unspectacular, but we were very lucky and every other minute there was a big water fountain,... More 

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Thank Beccaela
Canberra, Australia
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358 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We were lucky when we went to the blow hole as it was in full display. Lots of steps to manipulate but definitely worth it.

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Thank slwityk
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63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

About 10 years ago this place was very decent and people friendly but now it has completly commercialised . Very difficult to watch a blow so get an expert opinion on the seasons where blowing takes place.beware of thieves and middlemen.

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Thank Chamath A
Norwich
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102 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This is a really fun thing to see and you can really feel the opower of the sea as it hits the rocks and throws the water into the air.

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