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Kalutara Holidays

This Kalutara holiday offers a cultural and beautiful experience for those seeking a tranquil and laid back atmosphere. Calida Beach boasts picturesque, postcard views of nature at its finest. The long stretch of pure white, sandy beach lies between Kalu River and the Indian Ocean, and is a sight to behold.

At the heart of this place is its serene and peaceful nature. Surrounded by clear blue seas and never ending palm trees. It is easy to soak in the beautiful ambiance of this up and coming resort town. For an even more relaxing time, be sure to try out Ayurveda treatments, Sri Lanka's traditional massages.

Kalutara is known exclusively for its mangosteen fruits and basketware industry. Experience the finest tasting mangosteens you will ever have. Accompany this with a glass of arrack, a local beverage of Sri Lanka made from coconut flowers. If you want to impress others, why not learn how to basket weave at the renowned basket centre?

All year summer climate makes it an ideal destination to soak in the rays and Sri Lanka's rich culture. Kalutara is home to the world's only hollow Buddhist shrine, Gangatilaka Vihara and the sight is uniquely ornate. Inside the temple features 74 captivating murals depicting the Buddha's life story and brings to life Sri Lanka's religious beginnings.

Have a distinctive experience through the local wildlife and go to the famous Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. Have a once in a lifetime experience and see new born turtles hatched from their eggs.

A must see place to visit is Richmond Castle, a spectacularly built plantation mansion which blends Indian and British architecture. Enjoy the history of Sri Lanka's gem industry. The moonstone demonstrates the beauty found within Sri Lanka, a stone which is locally believed to have been blessed by the moon.

From the tranquillity of the beaches to unique architectural surroundings, this holiday is a place of natural beauty which needs to be experienced.

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