Hikkaduwa, Galle

Hikkaduwa, a picturesque coastal town in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka, is part of the Galle District. Renowned for its vibrant beach life, coral reefs, and laid-back atmosphere, Hikkaduwa is located approximately 17 km northwest of Galle and about 100 km south of Colombo. This popular destination attracts both locals and international tourists with its blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and modern amenities, making it an attractive place for living, vacationing, and investment.

Hikkaduwa is famous for its stunning beaches, perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and surfing. The coral sanctuary here is a marine biodiversity hotspot, ideal for snorkelling and diving. The town also offers a lively nightlife with numerous beach bars, restaurants, and cafes lining the shore. Hikkaduwa's inland areas feature lush greenery and tranquil lakes, providing a serene contrast to its bustling coast.

In recent years, Hikkaduwa has seen substantial development in infrastructure and real estate. This growth is fueled by the town’s booming tourism industry, excellent connectivity, and the allure of a beachside lifestyle. Hikkaduwa offers a unique mix of relaxed beach living with the convenience of urban amenities.
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City Insights

tick iconWell-connected via the Southern Expressway and the coastal railway line.
tick iconCoastal town in Southern Province, famous for its beaches and coral reefs.
tick iconThe domestic economy is predominantly driven by tourism, with a growing real estate market.
tick iconKnown for its historical temples and as a key site affected by the 2004 tsunami.
tick iconA vibrant mix of local traditions, with numerous cultural and religious festivals.
tick iconA diverse community with a blend of locals and expatriates, fostering a multicultural environment.

Known Landmarks

  • Hikkaduwa Beach Hotel

  • Hikkaduwa Bus Stand

  • Hikkaduwa Railway Statiom

  • Post Office - Hikkaduwa

  • Seenigama Devol Maha Dewalaya


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Bus Routes

528Galle - Hikkaduwa
529Wellagama - Hikkaduwa
751Elpitiya - Hikkaduwa
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Nearest Train Stations

0kmHikkaduwa Train Station
3.8kmThiranagama Train Station
5.2kmKumarakanda Railway Station

New Developments

tick iconIntroduction and construction of modern and luxury apartment complexes such as Ocean Breeze Hotel Residencies.

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What’s great here?

tick iconExcellent road and rail connections to Colombo, Galle, and other major cities.
tick iconRegular bus and train services available.
tick iconProximity to major cities and districts such as Kalutara and Colombo.
tick iconAccess to beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife.
tick iconAvailability of water sports, diving, and snorkelling activities.
tick iconRelatively 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 low crime rates.
tick iconActive community policing and tourist safety measures.
tick iconPristine beaches and well-preserved coral reefs.
tick iconOffers a blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and modern amenities, making it an attractive place for living, vacationing, and investment.

What needs attention?

tick iconTraffic congestion and overcrowding in certain areas during peak tourist seasons.
tick iconA need for improved pedestrian safety and street lighting on the inner road networks.
tick iconNeed for more healthcare facilities to cater to the growing population and tourists.
tick iconA need for increased security measures during peak tourist seasons to manage petty crimes.
tick iconA need for improved waste management systems to handle the increasing tourism and local activities.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute4 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities4 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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