Hambantota is considered as a rain less area and combination of tropical wet and dry climate. Therefore, Hambantota is most popular for salt production. Salt is produced by using sea water. Hambantota is one of the quickest development cities in every kind of fields. In ancient it called Mahagama, Ruhuna and Dolos dahas rata. Mattala airport, Magam Ruhunupura International conference hall, hambantota port and the southern express highway show the development that the city has faced. The wind farm, which was located along south-eastern coast of Hambantota was the country's first wind farm and the wind farm generated up to approximately 4,500 MWh of power a year. Further, Mattala Rajapaksha International airport, is the first greenfield airport in island. It is located in Mattala which is designed to facilitate for over 800 foreign passengers at peak hours and several local passengers per every 1000 km² inside the buildings.
Mirijjawila botanical garden is the first bortnical garden in Sri Lankan dry zone. It was established to improve the landscape of dry zone and provide knowledge and training on botany and floriculture. However, the main purpose is promoting tourism and medical herbs. The dry-zone botanical gardens consist of plants, trees and herbal plants that are grown in the dry zone, a butterfly garden, a plant nursery, a student park, a plant conservation unit, a flower garden and ornamental bushes. The garden is a best attractive destination for both local and foreigners.
An enormous part of the Sri Lankan southeast corner is Yala National Park. They stretch from the jungles inland to the beaches on the Indian Ocean. Yala National Park is rich in birdlife and around 130 species have been recorded. Sri Lankan leopards are said to be a distinct sub-species from their Indian neighbors. Leopards can be seen throughout the park, through best period for enjoying the sights of leopards is during January to July. Yala is home to considerable population of elephants which varies seasonally. The park provides jeeps with soft-tops which gives the opportunity to view wild life.
Hambantota port which is known as Magapura mahinda Rajapaksa port is the Sri lanka’s second largest port, after the port of Colombo. The mouth of the natural harbor at Hambantota has a 22-metre depth and the port will be used by ships travelling between the busiest east-west shipping routes that are located at about 10nm from Hambantota. Further, Hambantota is close to the Asian and European international shipping routes – the Suez Canal and the Strait of Malacca. These routes through Hambantota are used by about 36,000 ships, including 4,500 oil tankers.
Bundala national park is very famous in Sri Lanka. This is the best place for watching migratory birds. This park has redesigned as a national park on 4th January 1993 by the government of Sri Lanka. In 2005 the national park was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the fourth biosphere reserve in Sri Lanka. you can explore Bundla park by safari jeeps
Malala-Ambilikala Lagoons were located inside the Bundala National Park, Hambantota District in the Southern Province, Sri Lanka. These are two interconnected coastal water bodies. these Lagoons are two of the three key lagoons located within the Bundala Ramsar wetlands
This Martello Tower in Hambantota, is a small circular shaped fort, enthused by the Martello tower. . The Martello tower is 7.6 m, with a base diameter of 12 m and 1.2 m thick walls. The tower was built between 1804 and 1806 to protect the harbor and settlement at Hambantota. The ground floor contained a storeroom and magazine.