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7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Kalutara – to keep you entertained

Got the urge to set off on a weekend trip to the coast for a beach holiday maybe? Kalutara is the best place for your requirement. The place has got something for every sort of traveller and ought to be experienced by both locals and visitors. Here are a few reasons why you should be visiting Kalutara, the next time you need a short getaway.


Kalutara Bodhiya

If you are a history and culture enthusiast, the Kalutara Bodhiya is a site that you cannot miss out on. The stark white stupa behind a massive green Bodhi tree is what you see when you first enter the city of Kalutara. This was once known as the Gangathilaka Viharaya and possess a history of 2320. During the rule of the invaders in Sri Lanka, the spot was once a fort and used for military purposes. Once Sri Lanka gained independence, the place was restored as a religious place of worship. This attraction is just 26-minutes away from Turyaa Kalutara Hotel.


Richmond Castle

When it comes to antiques and whatnots, if you are you the type that's interested, this age-old mansion is the place be. It's a huge complex but has a somewhat sad and lonely feel just as the story that surrounds it. Nonetheless, it is a well-preserved piece of history and boasts great architecture. The furniture inside the house is left as it was when it was once abandoned by its residents. Find out the story once you've visited to understand your surroundings better.


Fa Hien Caves

An astonishing set of caves indeed to explore, the Fa Hien Caves too hold some interesting facts to it. It was first discovered by a local archaeologist when he remembered that it was once inhabited by a Chinese monk during his travels in Sri Lanka and was used for meditation. But he was pleasantly surprised during his excavation there. There were remains of humans that dated back to the prehistoric era!


Thudugala Ella

For nature lovers, a visit to this beautiful two-tiered waterfall is a must. Reaching the waterfall is like a mini adventure or a treasure hunt. You've got to make your way through the rubber estate and then pass an old abandoned house that looks a little haunted but is not quite so. As you walk through the forest try to spot the lovely birds that will greet you with their sweet songs. When you hear the peaceful sound of water, follow it and you'll then find the wonder you've been searching for.


Water sports

If you need a few thrills to get your adrenaline pumping, then inquire with hotels in Kalutara about the availability of water sports and equipment. If you've got the knack for kayaking, then rent out your equipment and get going. Jet skiing too is a popular activity here. Try out water skiing and the likes for a special thrill. Kite surfing is quite popular here too.

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