Kalutara is a resort town located approximately 40km south of Colombo, Sri Lankaâ€™s capital. Kalutara is a semi-urban city with a diverse population. Once an important spice-trading center, the cityâ€™s name is derived from the Kalu Gang River (Black River). In the 11th Century, the town was temporarily made a capital on the orders of a South Indian Prince. Things to do in the region include visiting its many attractions such as the 38-meter long Kalutara Bridge which was built at the mouth of the Kalu Gang River and serves as a major link between the countryâ€™s Western and Southern border. At the southern end of the bridge lies the 3 stories-high Kalutara Vihara, a Buddhist temple built in the 1960s which holds the distinction of being the only shrine in the world that is hollow and is one of the best places to visit in Kalutara. In addition to serving as a tourist resort town, the town is also renowned for its mangosteen fruits.
keeping with the Buddhist culture. Beautiful to look at and pilgrims who had
come to worship added to the special place tourists were admiring. The oil
lamps and offerings of flowers at the temple provided a very Eastern
atmosphere. Architecturally pleasing and somewhere which is well worth seeing
and part of the land.
Richmond Castle: The locals are quite proud of this building - there is obviously a lot of history and it's well explained but the building itself is not in very good condition. Fa Hien Caves: Fa Hien Cave is a cave in the district of Kalutara, according to a village legend named after the Buddhist monk Faxian .However, there is no archeological or historical evidence to support this legend. The cave is important for the Late Pleistocene human skeletal remains discovered there in the 1960s and 1980s.
Kalutara Beach: The beaudtiful beach view,But sea is quite rough.