Kalutara, famous for its rich history and cultural background set against the golden beaches of the region, makes the city quite a popular destination among locals and tourists. There are many hotels and resorts that offer premium comforts to travellers in Kalutara, which enhances the appeal of the city.
Perfect “family time” is always guaranteed at Kalutara Beach. Sri Lanka has many other marvellous attractions in the Western and Southern Provinces, which are quite easy to reach from the city. Among these attractions, undoubtedly the most famous one is the Kalutara Bodhiya. It is one of the most prominent places of worship among the Buddhists in the country. It is one of the 32 saplings of the famous Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya in Anuradhapura, the oldest Bo Tree in Sri Lanka. A large number of devotees visit this sacred place of worship throughout the year.
Richmond Castle, Thudugala Ella Waterfall, Fa Hien Caves, Holy Cross Church, Ranjith’s Carving and Batik Museum & Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple are some of the other famous landmarks in the region; these definitely should be included in your travel itinerary when visiting Kalutara. The area is famous for growing delicious mangosteens which were introduced to the country from Malaysia back in the 19th century.