Are you on holiday in the tropical paradise island of Sri Lanka and searching for some beach bliss? Well, one of the places you cannot miss while you beach hop is Kalutara. Here are some facts you ought to know on your trip to Kalutara.
Roaming the area
Getting to Kalutara from Colombo is rather easy, one can just hop a train from the main train station in Fort or catch a train ride from any other main station in and around Colombo. The Sri Lankan train experience is a definite do! Once in Kalutara, there are buses both public and private to get you to your destination. However, the tuk-tuk ride is yet another authentic experience you cannot miss!
As is the norm in Sri Lanka, the weather never fails to impress when it comes to sunshine, this is so in Kalutara as well. The usual temperature here would be 30ºC in the daytime with humidity levels rising up to about 90%, nights are often cool with an approximate temperature of about 20ºC. The best time to visit would be between November and March when the weather is just perfect!
The most significant attraction in Kalutara drawing both locals and tourists is the ‘Kalutara Chaitya’. It is the only hollow stupa in the world and is of importance to Buddhist devotees. Next is the Richmond Castle that has stood for over a century. The architecture is a collaboration of British and Indian styles, the result being a wondrous palace built in the year 1896. Also, visit the age-old Asokaramaya Temple in Kalutara.
Lankan beach experiences
The beaches in Kalutara are absolutely divine with its dark sand and frothy ocean waves. Check-in to a Kalutara resort the likes of AVANI Kalutara Resort for instance for an awesome beach stay in Sri Lanka. The waves are just fine for windsurfing, so why not go ahead and try it? Calido Beach is located to the north of the Kalu river estuary and is ideal for family hangouts.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+