The district of Kalutara has many iconic locations to explore on your vacation here. Given in this article are a few ‘must visits’ that are famous among foreign visitors.
The Kalutara Bodhiya happens to be a greatly revered site of worship for many devout Buddhists across the nation, who flock there to venerate the ancient tree.
The Rambukkana Raja Maha Vihara is an iconic temple that has a mystery slab with inscriptions that date back to the 1st century. Locals and tourists both visit this temple, as it is an ancient heritage site in Sri Lanka. The place is simple yet pretty and has a sense of peace and tranquillity about it.
The Lenawara Rajamaha Viharaya is an important heritage site in Kalutara district; it holds prominence in terms of cultural and religious history in Sri Lanka. Built during the reign of King Parakramabahu VI, this temple is a must visit if you are interested in learning about the deep-rooted cultures of the island.
Kalutara district is blessed with not only golden sand tropical beaches but serene forest reserves. There are tranquil Buddhist monasteries that are located in these verdant jungles to spread Lord Buddha's teachings and facilitate people who seek solace in Vipassana meditation.
Sri Lanka’s newest Buddha statue is reportedly the biggest in all of South Asia and is definitely something to check out in Kalutara.
Panadura Rankoth Viharaya is a prominent epi-center of the Buddhist revitalization in the 19th century and stands proudly today holding a distinguished place among the temples in Sri Lanka.
Kalugala Monastery located in the deep woods near Agalawatta is a tranquil forest haven where you should visit to relax your mind and find solace from chaos.
Kande Viharaya is known to draw pilgrims from all over the island on special occasions and is visited by both Hindus and Buddhists alike.