Hummanaya

 Hummanaya

Hambanthota district has made tremendous strides at a pace to Hummanaya in other names Kudawella Blow Hole, ranked among the top tourism destinations in Hambanthota District Sri Lanka. it is a rare geological experience made at Kudawella village of Southern province, Sri Lanka. You may hear the sounds of the blow hole on your way from Dickwella to Kudawella. It is just 1.1 km from Dikwella to Kudawella.

This curious feature of Ho-ho-hoo sound makes you hurry to reach the destination. Kudawella Blow hole area is embellished with rocky cliffs. There is a rock boulder in the middle of the rocky cliffs with a breakage in the middle. When the sea waves hit the rock, the water force passes out through the hole at the bottom of the rock and shoots about few meters high into the air. It needs two powerful sea waves from two different directions to be waddled each other. A windy climate will worth very much. If so you will be astonished by the ‘jet of water’. It is a must to say that this scenery is breathtakingly mysterious in monsoon rain season. Perchance it will take about 10-15 minutes to get ready for a new shoot up. This stunning blow hole is almost visited by tourists. Most try to capture this thrilling experience into photographs. But it is quite hard to be done. If you are taking your kids, make sure to look after them well. If the sea waves are rough and strong it blows up about 25- 30 meters up into the air. Hummanaya is not a calm and quiet place. Actually, it is another hustle a bustle of nature. Nowadays this marvelous fountain area is being developed to attract many more tourists. On your way to Hummanaya, you can buy different kinds of fried fishes, cool drinks and different kinds of Sea food from stalls. Salayas, Kumbalawas, Thalapaths and much more are cooked and adorned, referring to various cooking recipes. So don’t forget to feel the taste of the sea food at Kudawella Blow Hole area. Local handicraft makers are selling their goods at the nearby stalls.
R.L Brohier who was a journalist and a traveler have noted the Hummanaya in his records of Ceylon in 1965. (‘The hoarse gurgling roar gathers in volume then suddenly a pillar of water churned into a dazzling whiteness gushes out somewhere up the cliff and for the moment you stand aghast’-R.L Brohier)