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List of Things to do in and Around Balapitiya – Absorb the Goodness that Balapitiya has in store

The little town of Balapitiya is known above all for its quaint charm. Bordered with some of the most beautiful beaches, Balapitiya is a perfect place for relaxation and some fun as well.


Head over to the Madhu River

Balapitiya may be known for its beaches, but it is also home to a long sparkling river known locally as the Madhu Ganga. Boasting crystal clear waters and lush banks, the mere sight of this river can do wonders to the soul. The many small stone islets that you find further adorn these picture-perfect waters. To explore Madhu Ganga indulge in a riverboat ride. This scenic expedition showcases the river and all of its inhabitants in the clearest of manners. Furthermore, the mangrove forests found on either side of the banks create small tunnels through which the boats cruise. Along the way, you will encounter a sacred shrine, a crocodile farm and a cinnamon plantation all of which are quite fun to explore.


Visit the Kowilawatta Temple

The sacred side of Balapitiya is just as interesting as every other attraction that this place has in store. The Kowilawatta Temple is a good place for those interested in learning a little something about Buddhism. This is one destination that chronicles the entire life of Lord Buddha in a collection of colourful paintings. The place as a whole has a serene ambience making it excellent for some quiet reflection. If you want a dose of spirituality in Balapitiya, the Kowilawatta temple is a great place to visit.


Indulge in some water sports in Bentota

Since Bentota is located in close proximity to Balapitiya you can always cover this city, especially if you want to try some water sports. Water sports are a huge fad in southern Sri Lanka and if you try a couple of them you will know why it enjoys the popularity it does. Especially if you would like a dose of adrenaline during your quiet and relaxing Balapitiya holiday, then you definitely must try all the fun that these water sports have in store. Some of the most popular activities include jet skiing and banana boating.


Indulge in an Ayurvedic Massage

Sri Lanka as a whole is a great place for relaxation and the best part about Balapitiya and even the south, in general, is that there are specific resorts that are centred on wellness. If you are looking for a good Ayurvedic massage coupled with some rejuvenation, places like Amba Ayurveda Boutique Hotel is worth considering. Since it is an Ayurveda resort in Sri Lanka you can expect that pleasant ambience in all aspects of your stay.


Relax by the beach

Balapitiya is blessed with a beautiful coastline that has sparkling blue waters and pristine golden sands. You can simply chill by these waters, indulge in a swim or spend some quality time playing with the family. Since the beaches are quiet they are ideal for some family fun.

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