A holiday in Kalutara is not only about secluded sandy shores and thrilling water sports; it has a plethora of attractions with a rich cultural and historical significance.
Kalutara was a hotspot among Arab traders in ancient days for its valuable spices. In addition, it has the world’s only hollow Buddhist Shrine and spectacular architectural works like the Richmond Castle.
Located by the side of Black River, the Kalutara Bodhiya is visited by tourists and non-Buddhist locals as well. You can buy a bunch of beautiful flowers from the sellers and enter the main dome of the temple. After visiting this tranquil place, you can consider staying at a close by Kalutara resort such as likes of AVANI Kalutara Resort.
The serene Kalugala Monastery lies in a beautiful lush rainforest with rivers running through it. With around one hundred monks living in various caves, this beautiful hermitage attracts many a tourist to view the rich biodiversity of the forest. It is a perfect spot to fill your soul with inner harmony.
Pristine beaches and water sports
Kalutara beaches are known for dazzling shores and large sea waves making it ideal for body-surfing, swimming and diving in the sea. You can also look for turtles and join fishermen to draw fishes out of the nets. Doing some windsurfing in nearby Bentota is recommended during your holiday in Kalutara.
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+