A coastal town not too far from Colombo, Kalutara is perfect for your next getaway with the family. Here are a few reasons why you should pick it for your next vacation.
The gorgeous beaches
Home to many beach hotels in Sri Lanka, the likes of Mermaid Hotel & Club, Kalutara has gorgeous beaches for you to lounge on. Even if you wanted to try out some water sports, the Kalutara beaches are perfect for this too. With stretches of golden sand, the beach is truly amazing for some fun in the sun.
Thudugala Ella (falls)
Tucked away between a jungle and rubber estate the Thudugala Falls depicts sheer beauty. The cascading water brings about a sense of peace and tranquillity once here. Visit the falls if you want a refreshing change from the sunny beaches in Kalutara.
An outstanding architectural wonder of the 1900s, the Richmond Castle was previously owned by Mudaliyar Don Arthur De Silva Wijesinghe Siriwardhane who was the officer in charge of the Kalutara district at the time. It is said that he wanted to build his own mansion after visiting a certain Maharaja’s Palace in India and also to impress the lady he was betrothed to and her family.
Fa Hien Caves
These caves were given its name because of the Buddhist monk who took up residence here on his way up to Adam’s peak. Located in Yatagampitiya, the caves hold some of the oldest pieces of evidence for Mesolithic habitation in Sri Lanka.