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Hoo-maniya blowhole

  Province Southern
  District Hambantota
  Nearest Town Kudawela
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  Introduction

Around 7km west of Tangalla is the fishing village of Kuduwela. Therein located Hoo-maniya blowhole. The fanciful name derives from the low, booming "Hoo" sound that precedes the jets of water. The blowhole is formed from a deep, narrow cleft in the cliff, around 20m deep & a meter wide, which funnels plumes of water up into the air in great jets by some terrific action of water pressure. It's most impressive during the monsoon - May to Nov.