Ahangama, Galle

Ahangama, a serene coastal town located in the Galle District of Sri Lanka’s Southern Province, is renowned for its pristine beaches, vibrant surf culture, and picturesque landscapes. Situated approximately 20 km southeast of Galle and about 130 km from Colombo, Ahangama is an ideal destination for those seeking a blend of relaxation and adventure. The town’s charm lies in its tranquil environment, rich biodiversity, and the warm hospitality of its residents.

Ahangama has grown in popularity among both tourists and locals due to its excellent surfing conditions, boutique hotels, and a burgeoning food scene. The town's laid-back vibe and scenic beauty make it a perfect getaway for surfers, nature enthusiasts, and those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

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City Insights

tick iconWell-connected by the A2 highway and Southern Coastal Railway line, facilitating easy travel to and from major cities.
tick iconLocated in the Southern Province, offering coastal charm with easy access to Galle.
tick iconDriven by tourism, agriculture (tea and cinnamon), and fishing.
tick iconA welcoming and diverse community, known for its hospitality and laid-back lifestyle.
tick iconA vibrant mix of local traditions, influenced by its surfing community and cultural landmarks.
tick iconRich in cultural heritage, with historical landmarks such as Kathaluwa Temple and traditional fishing practices.

Known Landmarks

  • Post Office - Ahangama

  • BOC Ahangama

  • Bus Stand Ahangama

  • Police Station Ahangama

  • Shariputhra Maha Vidyalaya Ahangama


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Bus Routes

569Ahangama - Makumbura
374Dikkumbura - Ahangama - Galle
350Galle - Ahangama - Matara
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Nearest Train Stations

0kmAhangama Railway Station
4.9kmKathaluwa Railway Station
3.7kmMidigama Railway Station
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New Developments

tick iconCurrently, there are no new developments reported in this area.

What’s great here?

tick iconExcellent road and rail connections to Colombo, Galle, and other major cities.
tick iconRegular bus services and nearby railway stations enhance accessibility.
tick iconAccess to beautiful beaches and vibrant surf culture.
tick iconA variety of dining options ranging from local eateries to hipster cafes.
tick iconOffers relatively convenient access to an array of public facilities and amenities that cater to the day-to-day needs of residents and visitors.
tick iconGenerally safe with an amicable community feel.
tick iconClean beaches and well-preserved natural landscapes.
tick iconProximity to green spaces like Koggala Lake and Handunugoda Tea Estate.

What needs attention?

tick iconTraffic congestion during peak tourist seasons.
tick iconLimited public transport options late at night.
tick iconNeed for more healthcare facilities to cater to the increasing population.
tick iconA need for more modern amenities, entertainment and nightlife options.
tick iconA need for enhanced security measures in crowded areas to mitigate petty crimes.
tick iconA need for better waste management practices to protect the natural environment.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute4 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities3.5 out of 5
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Safety & Security4 out of 5
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Environment4.5 out of 5

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