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“Sunset from top”

Dondra Head Lighthouse
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Dondra
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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14 reviews
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“Sunset from top”
Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Unforgettable! Worth the climb and 400 Rp/person bribe to the lighthouse officer... We stayed 1,5 hours on top.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Worth the climb”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

We arrived at the Dondra Lighthouse just before sunset, paid our Rupees 500 each and then climbed the 200 steps up to the top. I was well worth the climb and although the sunset was disappointing we felt it was worth the money too

Visited March 2014
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Beijing, China
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“Great view”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

You need to climb more than ten floors, and you need to pay for the climb. But the view of the top is definitely worth it.

Visited February 2014
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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“Southern tip of the island”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Visitors to the Dondra lighthouse will experience being at the most southerly tip of the island with only ocean between them and the Antarctic. The tall lighthouse is open to visitors for a fee and from the top one has the spectacular views of both ocean and land. For those who dislike heights, Dondra is still a special place with a rocky shore where one can enjoy views of the sea and local fishing activities. July/August is the usual time of the Dondra perahera when the place becomes exceedingly busy.

Visited February 2014
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Matara, Sri Lanka
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“Paradise”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

This is located on Dondra Head near the southernmost point in Sri Lanka and is the tallest lighthouse in the country.Lighthouse is operated and maintained by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority. You have to get permission(from Sri Lanka Ports Authority)to climb to the top.

Visited January 2014
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