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Points of Interest in Kalutara - A cultural town boasting of sheer magnificence!

For the culture bums out there, Kalutara will serve you well and make all your dreams come true. There are too many things out here to explore that involves religious significance, culture, history and natural beauty. Here is a list of the places you cannot miss out on.


The Kalutara Bodhiya

This town is well known in the country for its magnificent temple, which is a sacred site of religious significance for the Buddhists in the country. The locals here try to visit this temple at least once a year and it plays a massive role in their lives. Therefore, one must not miss out on the brilliant atmosphere, architecture and its significance when in Kalutara. Make sure this temple is on top of your itinerary. If you are looking for hotels in Kalutara, located close to this temple you can check out properties like Turyaa Kalutara which is only 10 minutes away.


The Richmond Castle

The next point of interest in the city is the ancient Edwardian mansion known as the Richmond Castle. This is a noteworthy place which took a decade to build, from 1900-1910. This is one of the major tourist attractions in this part of the country and the two-story building has around 16 rooms. Its architecture attracts all kinds of visitors. It is a great architectural feat undertaken in Sri Lankan history. The truly fascinating designs have incorporated floor tiles from Italy, glass designs from Scotland, fittings for bathrooms to its iron stairs from countries like England and so on.


Thudugala Ella Waterfall

Another point of interest deserving of your time is the waterfall in this region. This is one of the major landmarks of this country and many tourists who visit the city make it a point to head to this waterfall. You can pick up your swimming gear and take a very relaxing bath in these waters. The naturally formed pools are also very striking and not only attracts tourists but also locals and migratory birds. Do not be surprised to find the place quite crowded as it is very easy to get here via roadways and railways.


Kalutara Beach

If you have headed to Sri Lanka, to check out the pristine tropical beaches, this town will not disappoint. The Kalutara beach is one of the finest in the country and a place where many tourists head to for the ultimate relaxation. The scenic views are second to none. The unspoilt beach is the best place for you to chill and relax in. And if you're travelling with kids, this place is a must!


Holy Cross Church

This is a sacred religious site for the Christians of Sri Lanka. Having said that, people of all faiths come here to marvel at this notable iconic landmark of this region. The entrance faces the ocean which makes this Church very popular too. Even the architecture is extremely beautiful which draws visitors from all parts of the country and the tourists too!

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