Located on the south coast of Sri Lanka, Beruwala was the first place where moors (Muslims) settled down in Sri Lanka. This town was first established when the Arab traders visited Sri Lanka in the 8th Century A.D. A few things about the town that will impress you are
The Golden Sandy Beaches
Beruwala is famous for its golden sandy shores in Sri Lanka. Beach resorts are in abundance around the area and are easily accessible. Cinnamon Bey Beruwala is one of them. Enjoy the gorgeous Beruwala waves if you stay here.
Add a splash of colour to your holiday by taking a morning walk along the Beruwala harbor. The boats are a colourful sight as the fishermen unload their latest catch from that morning. The special thing about this harbor is the fact that it is an ancient port for fishermen sailing from the west of the Indian ocean. It is also believed that this was the first harbor that the Arab traders first settled in when they landed in Sri Lanka
Kande Vihare Temple, Aluthgama
As per its name, the kande vihara is a temple located on top of a hill in Aluthgama, which is just 6.3km from Beruwala. It was founded by a priest named Ven. Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala in 1904 and is still an important center for Buddhist education in Sri Lanka. Enjoy a relaxing evening engulfed by the warmth of oil lamps and the aroma of incense sticks at this temple.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+