Facts of Ahangama

City Name : Ahangama

District : Galle

Province : Southern

Elevation : 3

Distance from Colombo : 149

Nearest Major City : 25

Latitude : 5.97307491302490234375

Longitude : 80.36200714111328125000

Ahanagama is located 141 km south Colombo, in the southern coastal belt half way between Galle and Matara.
Ahanagama can be reached by Southern highway, Colombo-Galle-Matara main motor road (A2) as well as by the southern railway line.
Ahanagama is home to beautiful beaches and some of the best surf spots on the island. The surfing season at Ahanagama beach begins in November to last until April. The beaches between Ahangama and Galle provide several surf spots of fine, consistent surf.
Ahanagama beach is famous for stilt fishing: anglers sitting on a wedge of wood fixed onto pole struck into the sea-bed of the beach. Strings of anglers thus precariously seated could only be seen in the south western and southern coasts of Sri Lanka: a unique tradition of fishing in Sri Lanka.
Southern city-seaport of Galle, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of VOC Galle Dutch Fort. Kosgoda Turtle beach and turtle hatchery.