KALUTARA
 
  Kalutara is sited about 42km south of Colombo and once a spice trading post, Kalutara was controlled by all colonialists who ruled Sri Lanka. Its famed for quality bamboo baskets and mats and the most delicious mangos teens. A visit to the Kalutara Basket Society offers greater insight into the complicated weaving methods. It is a busy town and tourists can mostly be spotted at the Gangatilaka Vihara, a holy Buddhist shrine built in 1960s.

Kalutara's golden beach is fringed by coconut palms and is excellent for swimming. It isn’t unusual to spot cars stopping at the Bo Tree across the bridge where drivers make offerings in the belief that it promises them a safe journey.

The sprawling environs of Richmond Castle, once a plantation mansion, offers picnic and boating facilities and is a harmonious mix of Indian and British architecture. The ultimate mission at Kalutara is to hit the Kalutara Beach, fringed by swaying palm trees. A mere 8 kms away, the Wadduwa Beach offers more endless sands for your lounging pleasure.
 
The Gangatilaka Vihara famed as Kalutara Bodhiya. The huge Dagoba of the Gangatilaka Vihara is not old and was built in the 1960s. It is notable since its hollow interior is evidently the only one of its kind in the world. Inside its echoing interior there is a mini-Dagoba surrounded on each of the four sides by a golden Buddha.
 
 
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