Thangalle is a popular beach destination on the south coast .Located 195km form the capital of Colombo and 35km east of Matara, is a nice fishing port situated on one of the finest and largest bays in Sri lanka . This is good for swimming and more than reasonable for diving,It is believed that the name is gain from ran-gala or golden rock, Approaching THANGALLA from the west, you will meet Goyambokka and Pallikkudawa, situated on a double bay south of the town.There are larger bays beyond the town and the harbour, Medaketiya and Medilla. Medaketiya has fine white sand, excellent safe swimming. There is a stunning rock temple of Mulkirigala,beautiful beach,some dutch fortsThe best months to visit this scenic town start from November through to April.