The main highlight of the site is the bodhi tree that’s said to be an offspring of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. Also, the white stupa that can be seen from miles away is another interesting feature.
Kalutara Bodhiya is located in Western Province of Sri Lanka, on the Galle Colombo main road; getting to the site from the capital is easy. This is also a major tourist attraction, and so, it has given rise to resorts like Avani Kalutara Resort. The abundance of accommodation makes finding a Kalutara resort that suits your budget less challenging.
The sacred bodhi tree is revered by all the Buddhists in Sri Lanka; it is placed at the helm of Sri Lankan Buddhism. The tree is a sapling of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, and according to history, it is one of the 32 sprouts.
The stupa is an unmistakable feature of Kalutara. The monumental, white stupa embodies several religious artefacts in its cavernous inside.
Do not turn your back to the Buddha statues; the locals consider it to be a sign of disrespect. While you can take pictures, certain areas remain a question. Also, make sure you are clad in suitable attire.