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Dondra Head Lighthouse, Dondra

Categories: Lighthouses, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
Climb to the top floor of Dondra Head Lighthouse and enjoy the views of the coastline. The 49 m (161 ft) tall lighthouse contains seven floors, having been designed in 1887 by Sir James Nicholas Douglass, and constructed by his brother, William Douglass. Palm trees surround the lighthouse, and together with the ocean create a peaceful atmosphere. As you enter, feel the history of the building, and don't hesitate to ask the staff some questions before climbing up the spiral staircase to the top. Before you head to Dondra, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Dondra travel itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Dondra has to offer, including Dondra Head Lighthouse.
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  • Unfortunately, we could not go upstairs because it seems that currently the access is somehow limited. Anyway, the view around is great. Not so easy to reach without tuk-tuk but one may try anyway. Ve...  read more »
  • Quite a long walk from the bus station in Dondra to find the lighthouse CLOSED to the public. You can't even get close to the 'southernmost tip of Sri Lanka'. Small beach, busy with locals and no cafe...  read more »
  • Not only the lighthouse, but even the compound is currently off bound. At best you can spend time outside the walls, or go back a turn and spend time at the cove. Its a good place, esp during low tide...  read more »
  • A very nice spot for a pick nick. Great view and a nice place to take some photos. Unfortunately the light house is closed for visitors.
  • Good place, good view. It cost 500 rs per person. 5 minutes for the climb. You can also take good photos near the lighthouse
  • The Southern tip Sri Lanka. The lighthouse is reached after a few minutes walk from the main road.
  • its superb place.... nice location.
  • Nice view , shallow clean water for bath
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