Richmond Castle – A Landmark of Kalutara

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If you desire to witness the glory and charm of Sri Lanka’s old architectural marvels you really should visit the famous Richmond Castle which is located in Kalutara.

Richmond Castle
Richmond Castle | Image Credit : The National Archives UK [No restrictions], via Wikimedia Commons

How to reach Richmond Castle?

Richmond Castle is conveniently located in the famous city of Kalutara in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. It is quite easy to reach this site from Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. You will be able to enjoy immense ease of travelling in the region if you stay at centrally located Sri Lanka beach resorts that offer tours in the area. Places such as The Blue Water Hotel and Spa are great options to consider in this region.

Owner of Richmond Castle

The owner and creator of the Richmond Castle, was a major landowner turned philanthropist, Padikara Mudali Nanayakkara Rajawasala Appuhamilage Don Arthur de Silva Wijesinghe Siriwardena. Perched on a small hill, this regal mansion effortlessly enthrals all who visit it and pass by it! It speaks volumes about the rich grandiosity of this long-forgotten era in Sri Lanka.

Interesting facts

The majestic castle has 99 doors as well as 34 windows. The glass panes used in the windows are truly works of art! They depict grapevines in their elaborate designs. It is said that two shiploads of teak were imported to Sri Lanka to built this incredible masterpiece.

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+

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