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Hikkaduwa

An infamous  beach holiday resort for young travellers discovered in 1970s

Hikkaduwa, as a beach holiday resort, began by chance in the 1970s when young travellers visiting Sri Lanka for rest and relaxation after journeying through India discovered the surf and beach coves of this fishing village. They stayed in local homes and gradually guest houses were opened to accommodate this unplanned influx of visitors who didn’t want to stay in formal tourist developments.