This major city in Sri Lanka, located towards the south of Colombo is home to a few exciting attractions that are bound to interest most history fanatics. Want to know more?
1) Kalutara Vihara
Constructed in the 1960s and located towards the south of the Kalutara Bridge, the Kalutara Vihara is probably the town’s most popular and significant landmark. It features a gorgeous three storey high dagoba is often believed to have the world’s only hollow Buddha Stupa.
2) Kalutara Bodhiya
One of Sri Lanka’s most sacred Buddhist sites, the Kalutara Bodhiya is visited by countless people, both locals and tourists alike. It is one of the thirty-two saplings of the Sri Maha Bodhiya in Anuradhapura. If you’re on the lookout for hotels in Kalutara, there are plenty of great options to select from, such as Turyaa Kalutara for instance.
3) Richmond Castle
Built in the year 1896, this impressive mansion was once built for a well-known and very wealthy regional governor. It features wonderful architecture that is a mix of Indian and British styles and a host of gorgeous intricate carvings.
4) Calido Beach
A thin strip of land, the Calido Beach is a quaint little spot that runs between both the Indian Ocean and the Kalu River.