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Where to go in Kalutara 2019?

The town of Kalutara is towards the Southern part of Sri Lanka. Here is where you should visit if you plan on travelling here in 2019.

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Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle

This is an architecturally significant landmark in Kalutara. The story of the beach in Kalutara Richmond Castle is fascinating and what's more is that the structure of the castle is iconic. The inspiration for this castle was from the palace of India. The owner of the castle was a governor back in the 1890s. The castle is around 10 minutes away from the town centre of Kalutara. The castle spreads across more than 40 acres and the interior of it has elements of Edwardian and Palladian architecture. There are 15 rooms in the palace and a large saloon. The garden has fruit and spice groves. The moldings, glass windows, and the teak floors remain as the highlight of the castle. The Richmond castle is open to the public from 8 am to 4 pm daily.

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Kalutara beach

Kalutara beach

Kalutara is blessed with a beautiful beach strip. There are many fishermen residing in Kalutara and it is a wonderful sight to see them come back to shore from a night of hard work. You can also get a glimpse of the livelihood of the locals as well. The beach strip is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Kalutara that you shouldn't miss out on.

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Bentota beach

Bentota beach

The beach of Bentota is only a few kilomteres away from Kalutara. The beach is just as beautiful as Kalutara and it is the perfect place to watch the sunset with your friends.

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Beruwala beach

Beruwala beach

The Beruwala beach is another beach strip that cannot be missed by those who visit Kalutara. The weather is perfect and there is lush green vegetation on the side of the beach. You can take a dip in the ocean or simply lay on the beach and catch a tan in here. The beach isn't very crowded and is the best place to relax.

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Mask Workshop

Mask Workshop

The Ariyapala Mask Workshop is in Amabalangoda, a town famed for crafting the art of making masks. You can visit here after an hours ride from Kalutara. There is not just a shop, there is a museum that showcases the history of masks in Sri Lanka and how they affect the culture of the country. You can see for yourself how the masks are made and also buy a few as souvenirs for your trip home. The masks make excellent home decor and are the best way to add culture to your living space.

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Thudugalla Ella

Thudugalla Ella

The Thudugala Ella Falls is the closest waterfall to the sea. There are many tourists and locals coming the fall to witness its beauty. The fall is proof that Kalutara is not only about the beautiful beaches. Many travel directories such as Travel Kalutara include the Thdugalla beach into the itinerary. Don't miss out on the falls as it is refreshing to feel the cool drops of fresh water against the warm weather of the island.