Dickwella Tourist Places to Visit in Dickwella, Sri Lanka, Asia

Dickwella Tourist Places to Visit in Dickwella, Sri Lanka, Asia

Dickwella also called as Dikwella is a small town situated in Matara district in Southern province of Sri Lanka is placed about 22 kms from district main town Dickwella and about 183 kms southeast of national capital Colombo. Dickwella is famous for long sandy beach and tallest Buddha statue (50 meters) of Sri Lanka.


Geography of Dickwella:

Dickwella is placed between latitude 05°58′ in the north and longitude 080°41′ in the east.


Prime Landmarks of Dickwella:

  • Dickwella Market
  • Dickwella Beach


Dickwella Market is the major landmark of Dickwella located few kilometers away from Dickwella Beach. It was redeveloped after the 2004 Asian Tsunami. Dickwella Beach is the top tourist attraction of Dambulla.


Connectivity to Dickwella:

Dickwella has got good connectivity with its nearby regions because of its proximity with country’s one of the major City Galle. Buses of major cities like Colombo, Galle, Kandy and Dambulla are easily accessible at Dickwella Bus Station regularly and one can hire Auto Rickshaws and Jeeps to reach nearby regions and tourist spots.

The nearest railway station to Dickwella is Matara Railway Station located about 21 kms away. Walgama Railway Station (25 kms), and Polwathumodara Railway Station (33 kms) are other closest railway stations to Dickwella.

Dickwella is served by Mawella Lagoon Airport situated about 6 kms from the heart of the town.


Cuisine, Culture and Shopping in Dickwella:

Dickwella is well known for numerous Buddhist festivals celebrated during May, June & July. Caparisoned temple elephants, dancers and musicians cultural programs are the major attractions of the festivals. These festivals are usually celebrated on day time and few festivals are celebrated on night time also. Dickwella houses Sri Lanka’s tallest Buddhist statue stands at a height of 50 meters.

Dickwella is home to variety of vegetarian and non vegetarian hotels serving food with lot of love and care. The food of Dickwella is similar to South Indian dishes and the rice is common among the locals.

The popular food in Dickwella include Hopper, Pol Sambola, Kiribath Pittu, Roti, Lamprais, Koola’ya, Weli Thalapa, Bibikkan,Undu Walalu, Aluwa & Aggala. Also Dickwella houses all the types of shops.


Tourist Attractions in Dickwella:

Buddha Statue:

160 feet Buddha Statue is the major identity of Dickwella and is considered as the tallest Buddhist Statue in Sri Lanka. The rooms behind the statue include vibrant images depicting pictures of Buddha’s life history.


Dickwella Market:

Dickwella Market is famous market situated in the vicinity of Dickwella Beach. It was renovated after the 2004 Asian Tsunami. Saturday is the market day.


Dickwella Beach:

Dickwella Beach is the most important tourist destination of Dickwella attracts tourists from all over the province for its calm and cool environment. It is considered as one of the best weekend picnic spots in Matara District.


Other tourist attractions near Dickwella are:

  • Kalutara temple
  • Galle Fort
  • Peace Pagoda
  • Galle Fort Light House


Best time to visit Dickwella:

The months May, June & July are the ideal to visit Dickwella, where several Buddhist festivals are celebrated with lots of joy.


Accommodation Options in Dickwella:

Hotels that situated in Dickwella are known for their quality Sri Lankan and Western food. The list of best hotels and resorts in Dickwella and Galle City (about 50 kms) is as follows:

  • Mount House Hotel
  • Premlanka Hotel
  • Dickwella Beach Hotel
  • Dikwella Village Hotel
  • Villa Peacock
  • Hotel Maliyadda
  • Hotel Eva Lanka
  • Surya Garden Guesthouse
  • Hotel Panorama
  • Nuga Sewana Eden
  • Aditya Resort
  • The Lighthouse Hotel
  • Tamarind Hotel
  • Fort Inn Guest House
  • Khalid’s Guest House

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