Often considered the beginning point of Sri Lanka’s famous south coast, Kalutara offers more than just idyllic beaches to enjoy. Here are some ‘must do’ activities in Kalutara that will make your getaway even more memorable!
Action-packed Water Sports
Bordering the ocean and home to a lagoon and river, Kalutara is an ideal place for some water sports. Thrill seekers can look to try jet skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, waterskiing, wakeboarding and windsurfing, while taking banana boat rides is amongst the fun things to do in Kalutara for kids.
Guided Cycling Tours
For some pedal-powered sightseeing, sign up for a guided tour travelling via bicycle. Offered by local accommodation providers the likes of Avani Kalutara Resort, such tours usually include visiting such sites as the Kalutara Temple, Richmond Castle and the Thudugala Waterfall.
Visit the Kalutara Temple & Bodhiya
A well-known Buddhist site, the Kalutara Temple has the unique feature of having a hollow Buddhist stupa; inside one will find a series of murals showcasing scenes from the life of Lord Buddha. Across the road is the Kalutara Bodhiya, a sacred bo tree which is very much a part of the rich Buddhist heritage.
A Kalu Ganga Cruise
The Kalu Ganga (or Black River) runs through the town and is ideal for a laid-back cruise; take in the serenity of mangrove environments, witness local wildlife and depending on the time, marvel at a magical sunset.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+