Kalutara Bridge – Connecting the Past & the Present

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The island of Sri Lanka is a country that is immensely blessed with Mother Nature. Also, it is an island heavily impacted by the colonialism of many colonial rulers including the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British. There are some landmarks which were inherited during the colonial period all around the island that adds to the charm of the country. On that note, Kalutara Bridge is also one such remaining connection between Sri Lankan heritage and colonialism. Moreover, there are many attractions around the vicinity of Kalutara Bridge including Kalutara Vihara, Kalutara Bodhiya and Richmond Castle. If you wish to explore the pleasures in this area, AVANI Kalutara is a beautiful Kalutara hotel, Sri Lanka for accommodation.

Kalutara Bridge holds significance for its existence as it is the link between the western border of the country and the southern border. It is 38 meters long and it was built in the early 90’s when all colonialists vied for the area. The trip from the western end of the bridge to the southern end is like departing from a city to a village as Kalutara still possesses some of the rural charms.

At the southern end of the bridge lies the sacred Kalutara Vihara which no one forgets to offer a small sacrifice while passing by. It is three stories high and it stands upright in grandeur and modesty, a contrasting combination. Furthermore, it was built back in the 1960’s and it is known as the only stupa that is hollow. If you’re crossing the Kalutara Bridge, you should not forget to stop by this peaceful setting and indulge in the peace of mind it offers.

Finally, there are many more points of interest lying about the Kalutara Bridge that would make your visit a memorable one. Yet, do not forget to enjoy a walk along the sandy Calido beach bordering Kalutara.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.

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