Hummanaya Blow Hole – An attraction like no other!

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Located at the down south region of Sri Lanka, The Hummanaya Blow Hole is a must visit attraction during your time in the country. Read on to know more about this amazing attraction and the region surrounding it.

What is a Blow Hole?

Found mostly along the coastal areas, a blowhole is a geological feature. This strange yet amazing phenomenon occurs when underwater caverns fill up with sea water. Then due to the build-up of pressure and through ‘hydraulic action’, water bursts out as a fountain which will be a spectacle to watch.

Blowhole| Img by: Shaakunthala via Wikimedia CommonsCC BY-SA 3.0

The blowhole in Hummanaya

Considered to be the second largest in the world, this blowhole sprays water to heights up to a whopping 25 metres. With more and more travellers visiting this destination, it has now been developed as a major tourist attraction with an information centre on the marine life around the region and a viewing platform.

Getting there

Hummanaya is located approximately a kilometre away from a small fishing town known by the name Kudawella, in the southern province of Sri Lanka. you can reach this site from Matara town by bus or a tuk-tuk.

Accommodation options

There are a lot of accommodation options you could choose from near towns such as Matara and Dickwella. A Dickwella resort known by the name Soul Resorts could be an option worth considering if you plan on staying longer on your visit to Hummanaya.



Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+


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