Top things to do in Thalpe & Koggala

Top Choice Plantation in Thalpe & Koggala

Handunugoda Tea Estate

This exquisite tea plantation in the hills above Koggala offers (free) highly informative tours of the estate. You'll sample and learn how they produce over 25 varieties of tea here, including the fabled Virgin Whit…
Top Choice Museum in Thalpe & Koggala

Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Art Museum

This interesting museum includes the house where respected Sinhalese author Martin Wickramasinghe (1890–1976) was born (the traditional southern structure dates back 200 years and has some Dutch architectural influe…
International in Thalpe & Koggala

Wijaya

This boutique hotel's restaurant is one of southern Sri Lanka's most renowned places to dine out, famed for its pizza cooked in wood-burning ovens. Bar staff whip up mean cocktails and the seafood specials also win …
International in Thalpe & Koggala

Mumbo Jumbo

A fine new beachfront place run by a young team who know their way around a menu. It's perhaps a tad pricey, but the seafood is excellent: try the crab with black pepper sauce or mahi-mahi with cashews. There are fr…
Lake in Thalpe & Koggala

Koggala Lake

Next to the road, Koggala Lake is alive with birdlife and dotted with islands, one of which features a Buddhist temple that attracts many visitors on poya (full moon) days, another that contains an interesting cinna…
Buddhist Site in Thalpe & Koggala

Kataluwa Purwarama Temple

Rarely crowded, this feels like the temple time forgot. Dating from the 13th century, it has some recently restored murals, including some large ones depicting foreigners in flowing robes. A friendly monk will open …