Hummmaya is an iconic location situated in the small fishing village called KudaWella near the southern coastal area of Sri Lanka. It is a place where sea waves blow upwards through the rock hole with a whistling sound. This natural process highly happens in the off-season of fishery activities when high waves occur in the sea. Hummanaya means the sound in the Sinhala language which is why this place has got the name “hummnaya”.

Introducing to Hummanaya Blow Hole


Location and the best time to visit Hummanaya blow hole

The Hummanaya blowhole is located 1.1 kilometers from the small fishing village of Kudawella. which is 28 kilometers away from Matara,6km away from dickwella, and 12 kilometers away from Tangalle.In the southern province. The route to the main point has fallen through the walking.

The best time to witness this natural spectacular is during the southwest monsoon season from April to September when the sea is rough and the blow hole is most active.

For The Location


Understanding the phenomenon of Blow holes.

Hummanaya is a natural blow hole and it is caused when sea water rushes through a submerged cavern and is pushed upwards. The seawater flows underneath the shore Nd then comes out of this hole due to pressure. The water fountain created by the geological features shoots up every couple of minutes depending on the nature of the sea, with the spray often reaching as high as 25M to 50 M. One of the unique aspects of Hummanaya is its unpredictable timing. unlike eruptions are influenced by the tides and the intensity of the waves. The timing and the height of the water spouts can vary greatly from one moment to the next adding an element of surprise for visitors.

Phenomenon of Blow holes
Phenomenon of Blow holes

Safety Measures and Guidelines

Hummanya is a wonder of nature with scary feelings.In the peak season, water blows through the hole at a high speed, that seen is very iconic but we should watch it carefully, that speed can harm badly to visitors badly if they are caught by water. The area around the blow hole can be slippery and dangerous especially when wet. Safe barriers have laying visitors can watch the blow hole safely from there.

safety fence
safety fence

Nearby attractions to Hummanaya

Hummanaya is located in the south coastal area of Downsouth. The southern coastal area is a paradise for tourists, there are few of the many attractions and travel points to blow Hole

  • Dickwella beach
  • Tangalle
  • Mulkirigala Rock Temple
  • Ussangoda national park
  • Mirissa
  • Matara
  • Yala national park
  • Weligama
  • Katharagama
  • Unawatuna

Tourist guide to Hummanaya

When season comes hummanaya full with tourists, its better to watch this place on peak time as mentioned above.Any person can go their without paying money to tourguides and all the details has display in the point,Parking facilities has arranged by villagers and the charge some money nearly RS.250/- ($0.78) as parking charges,

Opening times 8.00 A.M

Closing Time 19.00 P.M

Tourists Attractions
Tourists Attractions

Closing time of ticket issuing 18.30 P.M

Ticket pricies

  • Foreigners – RS.500 ($1.55) as to date 01.01.2024
Ticketing counter
Ticketing counter
Tourist guide
Tourist guide

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