In recent years, Kirinda Beach in the very east of Sri Lanka’s Southern Province has deceloped into a new holiday destinations. A wide range of accommodation is available now. Several high-standard hotels have modern pools and are situated at the beach front. The popularity of Kirinda is not surprising. It not only offers nice sandy beaches but it’s a perfect starting point for safaris in Yala and Bundala National Park. Both of them are quite as near as from Tissamaharama, the tradtional starting point, and even nearer than from Kataragama, which has been the traditional alternative to Kataragama. Of these three headquaters for safari enthusiasts, Kirinda is the only one at the seashore. So not surprisingly, more and more holiday makers, particualrly families, fall in love with Kirinda, which offers both wildlife excitement and beach relexation. Kirinda in the very east of Hambantota District has a dry climate that differs much from the seasons of Sri Lanka’s southwest coast beach resorts in Galla District. There is much less annual precipitation in Kirinda, and the dry season falls into the northern hemisphere summer months, which are monsoon in the area of Bentota and Hikkaduwa.
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