Kalutara is exceptionally attractive not just because of its gardens and the beach, but also because of its set of Buddhist temples with great historical values.
Guests who spend their vacations at Avani Kalutara Resort, be it foreigners or locals, never miss to visit the Kalutara Chaitya that they get to see as soon as they enter the city limits of Kalutara. This Chaitya is one of the very few hollow Buddhist stupas in the world.
Kande Vihara, when translated into English means the ‘Mountain Temple’ and yes, it’s true as this temple is located on the top of a hill.
Lenawara Raja Maha Viharaya
Travelling From any Kalutara resort to the city of Bandaragama is not that tedious, and once here you will find the Lenawara Raja Maha Viharaya. This temple is also a very old one which is situated on top of a hill.
Rankoth Temple is located in the city of Panadura and the Bo tree you find here is said to be older than the temple itself. The murals within the temple will help you learn more about the Jataka tales (folklore) during the time of Lord Buddha.