Kalutara is a major city that is located around 40km south of Colombo, the island’s main metropolitan area. With coastal splendour and much heritage, it is has quite a lot to offer.
Kalutara Chaitya and Bodhiya
The Kalutara Bodhi tree is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Sri Lanka, since it is descended from the original bodhi tree under which Lord Buddha gained enlightenment. It is situated in the same area as the Kalutara Chaitya which is an ancient Buddhist stupa.
Although it is not exactly a castle, this is a beautiful Edwardian mansion that is situated in Kalutara. It was built somewhere between 1900 and 1901 by a wealthy and influential individual during the colonial times. It’s a sight to behold since it features both Eastern and Western architectural influences.
This is a beautiful stretch of pristine beach that separates the Kalu River from the Indian Ocean. A visit to this beach has become one of the most essential things to do in Wadduwa and you will find many resorts situated nearby such as Blue Water Club Suites.
The Lunuganga Estate
One of the most renowned Sri Lankan names from recent history is Geoffrey Bawa, an architect who rose to international fame. This is the gorgeously landscaped country home of an iconic figure, and boasts rare flora and masterful landscaping making it a sight to behold.
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