Mahapelessa (Madunagala) Hot springs is one of the major tourists attractions in the southern part of the country. Lying in the middle of paddy fields this area was frequented by elephants until about 10 year ago.
Hambantota Abarana Ella Falls is located off the Pelmadulla-Embilipitiya-Nonagama Highway about 12 miles away, near Hedawinna-Pallerotte from where a deviation has to be made off the Muravasihena Branch Irrigation Field Channel.
Padikemgala Raja Maha Viharaya (Hambantota district) nestles in the Walawe basin, from where it is still closer to reach this historical Temple along the Embilipitya-Sooriyawewa Road.
Kataragama is one of the few places in Sri Lanka which is worshipped by most of the popular religious people in Sri Lanka. According to the Buddhists, Katragama is one of the 16 places visited by Buddha (solos maha stana) during his 3 visits to Sri Lanka.
Gotha Pabbatha Rajamaha Viharaya is situated on rocky outcrop near the mouth of the Walawe River in Godawaya which is a small fishing hamlet located between Ambalantota and Hamantota. The temple believed to have been built by Regional king Gotabaya (King Kavanthissa’s father) in the 2nd centaury BC.