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Is Tangella similar to Matara ?

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Is Tangella similar to Matara ?

Got the bus to Matara yesterday & spent a couple of hours walking around. Didn't see another non-Sri-Lankan at all. To be honest, I found it a bit grim & wouldn't go back there again.

Just wondering if Tngalla is the same ?

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1. Re: Is Tangella similar to Matara ?

Hi there,

Quite different. The real beach side of Matara (Polhena) is already more touristy than what you probably saw near the city centre, and Tangalle has plenty of tourists. Spread out between the west side with a few scattered resorts and enough restaurants and the east side with a more packed tourist infrastructure. Still lowkey however compared to west coast, a bit at Mirissa-level.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Is Tangella similar to Matara ?

Thanks Erikdr. I didn't try Polhena.

Will visit Tangalla shortly.

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3. Re: Is Tangella similar to Matara ?

Hi erik

How long is tangalla to uda walawe national park? Whats the best way to get there? Are there any worth while places to see on the way?

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4. Re: Is Tangella similar to Matara ?

The distance from Tangalle to Udawalawe is approx. 80 km - 2 hours drive. The best way to get there is hiring a car/van with driver.

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5. Re: Is Tangella similar to Matara ?

Thank you! Appreciated!

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Thank you! Appreciated!

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