Explore Kalutara within one day – Unmissable places of interest

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Kalutara, located towards the south of the country, is the perfect destination for those seeking a relaxing holiday. Besides the wonderful beach, there are so many attractions just waiting to be discovered! Here are a few you might want to visit on your holiday here;

 

Kande Viharaya

Entrance to the Kande Viharaya

In the premises of the Kande Vihara Temple lies the massive statue of Buddha seated on a lotus flower.  This statue measures up to a height of 48 meters, it is a prominent sight to onlookers and gives out a certain tranquility.

 

Richmond Castle

richmond castle kalutara sri lanka
Exquisite architecture

This remarkable castle was constructed back in the early 1900s by the son of a rich planter. The edifice stands tall to date atop a hill on a 42-acre estate by the Kalutara Palatota road. This masterpiece of 1900s architecture has intricated interior and a lovely garden too!

 

Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project

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Turtle Conservation Project Sri Lanka

How about spending some time with these lovable creatures of the sea we call turtles? Head over to the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project and learn more about various species of turtles in Sri Lanka. For more information on what they do refer websites like Travel Kalutara.

 

Kalutara temple

Worshiping area withing the Chaithya
Worshiping area within the Chaithya

This one of a kind dagaba is known to be the only hollow stupa in the world! Inside is a smaller dagaba. The temple is a major tourist attraction. Places in Kalutara such as this magnificent religious monument are all around the district to explore!

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