Bentota approximately 63 Km from Colombo city & travelling is 2 hours. The natural coastal beach that spread to down south starts from Bentota River coast line. Visitors feel its natural beautifulness if they travel inland to sightseeing Lunuganga & Galapatha Temple. Famous artichture Mr. Jeffory Bawa's house in such a sceneric beautiful place.
Aluthgama is 400m to Bentota area usually all trains stop at both stations. Bentota river famous for water sports and costal side hotels, restaurants. 12th century Buddhist temple of Galapatha Viharaya reflects ancient Sinhalese art and craftsmanship.
Bentota beach has wide in sandy beach that ideal for bathing during the season August to March. Boat tour to mangrove islands of Bentota River are famous among foreigners.
Visitors should take advice and information from Hotel concierge or relevant employee is only recommended. Seeking valuable information such as Precious stone, shopping, spa centers from street people not accepted.
Galapatha Buddhist temple is date back to Anuradhapura kingdom era reign of second Parakramabahuof 12th century.Hand paintings, statues of Image house reflects Sinhelease art and craftmenship. Galapatha Historical Temple.
Kande Viharaya. Aluthgama. Largest Buddha Statue posing "Bhumi Sprsha Mudra" expressing touching right hand to earth posing Buddha's enlightenment. This Buddhist temple is date back to year 1734 when it was first established. The important Buddhist pilgrimage monuments such as Stupa, Boo Tree, Image House, four God temples including God Vishnu & God Kataharagama are famous for visitors.
Herbal and spice garden is a private property where some guest interested to visit.
It is just 2 km from Aluthgama bridge. Entrance is complementary & free demonstration for a visitor.They sell spice products.
The purpose of Bentota turtle farm is conservation project of Turtels. Visitors can touch turtals, centre for eggs protecting visitor free demonatration available. Releasing baby turtals to sea venu at sunset.
Most famous sight seeing from Aluthgama Bridge. The river bed along water sports centers are visinity of right side. These water soprts centres hire boats with lifegards. Some visitors prefer sight seeing boat ride to upward of river Bentara to watch crocadiles and mangrove trees.
Bentota beach is famous for watersports activities swimming and sunbath. Bentota beach hotels fill with forigheners and locals during the seson August to March every year.This beach is ideal place for afternoon drink with friends of its quite atmosphere.
Kalurata Temple is 45 km from Colombo city. Kalutara Buddhist temple has lage Stupa near "Kalu Ganga"(river Kalu) is one of the most sacred place for Buddhist pilgrimage.There is entrance to this huge Stupa. Kalurata is 15 km from Bentara town.