Renowned for its historical significance and the natural beauty Kalutara is a popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka. One of the historically significant places that existed here is the Kalutara fort. Read on to know more about this iconic structure.
Kalutara was one of the first cities in Sri Lanka that was captured by the first colonizers – The Portuguese. Subsequently, after capturing Kalutara, the Portuguese decided to build a fort which was completed in the year of 1622.
Reaching Kalutara and accommodation facilities
You can easily reach Kalutara from Colombo by train which will certainly be a unique travel experience. Being a popular tourist destination Kalutara is home to a number of accommodation options the likes of AVANI Kalutara Resort along with many others.
Since there isn’t much you could see at the site where a magnificent fort once stood, there are a number of other places you could visit and things to do in Kalutara. The Kalutara Maha Bodhya, the Richmond castle and the beach are some of the places that you can visit during your time here.
The fort today
The Fort was located near the Kalutara Maha Bodhiya, in the western coastal regions of the city. Much of the fort’s structures being destroyed, upon visiting the place what you could only see is the remains of the fort.
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+