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Light House Road, Dondra 81000, Sri Lanka
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All reviews southernmost point sri lanka head lighthouse indian ocean worth the climb beautiful view tuk tuk nice place coconut palms definitely worth a visit huge waves better deal port town southern tip of the island scared of heights port authority ground level
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Reviewed March 11, 2019

If you're in Dondra it's worth spending a little time at the lighthouse. The surroundings are very picturesque and it's only a short walk from the temple with the poorly treated elephant. We got a tuk tuk for 100Rps - and walked back into town,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mikethecoach
Reviewed March 6, 2019

This consider as tallest lighthouse and located in southernmost point in Sri Lanka. Currently it operates by Sri Lankan port authority. It has build in 1890 and 160' in height. Sorrounding area is safe to take bath. In order to get real experiance you should...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank niranga w
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

We stopped by the lighthouse and were pleasantly surprised how lovely the view was! There is also a little shop at the entrance and a lovely lady let us keep our belongings (surfboard) in the shop while we explored the area. A must see if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank whitt_34
Reviewed October 9, 2018

The Dondra Head Lighthouse is visible for miles around. A place to admire from a distance rather than visit unless you have time on your hands.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank hdias
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

The nicest Srilankans we met were in Dondra. Beautiful setting for a big lighthouse. Shame you can’t climb it easily anymore (permission needed from harbour master but couldn’t locate).

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank angelalomas
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Dondra Heads was once the capital of the country and a significant Hindu port town. Prior to its destruction by the invading Portuguese the town boasted over 1000 statues and temples covered with brass, copper and gold. The pillars of the largest temple are spread...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 838titusd
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Nicely maintained grounds and worth a visit to see the south most point in the island. The lighthouse itself is beautiful. The ocean around it is also nice and relaxing to hang around in the grounds The office area was unmanned and shabby. We went...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Sam1976Colombo
Reviewed May 21, 2018

While not a "must see" if you have the opportunity to stop on your way across the south, stop in so you can say you were at the southern most tip of Sri Lanka- next stop, Antarctica. For us, our next trip upcoming is actually...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 1dancing_fool
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

A must visit point along the coast of Sri Lanka but climbing to the top of the lighthouse has a process that needs to be followed where you need to get prior approval from the harbour master. Apart from that it's a very picturesque location

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CatalystGopro
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

One of the most beautiful lighthouses i have seen in my life. Unfortunately, due to government restrictions, it is not possible to climb it up. Location itself is very quiet and nice. You can swim and snorkel without the crowds at the beach just next...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Venture18611585494
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Response from niranga w | Reviewed this property |
Try below number 0412 222 595
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vishwa119
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Response from angelalomas | Reviewed this property |
No you can't climb it unfortunately.
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