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Kalutara City Sri Lanka

Kalutara city Sri Lanka is a resort town located just 40km south of Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital city. The city was once an important spice-trading center, and the city's name is derived from the Kalu Gang River (Black River). History of the city shows that during the 11th Century, the city was made temporarily made a capital on the orders of a South Indian Prince. The area was later planted with coconut trees, whose by-products are used for both internal and external trade. The city’s location also boasts of walls dating back from the times when Portuguese, Dutch and British vied for control of the area.

A visit to the Kalutara city Sri Lanka visitors would find a 38-meter long Kalutara Bridge built at the mouth of the Kalu Gang River which serves as a major link between the country's Western and Southern border. At the southern end of the bridge lies the 3 stories-high Kalutara Vihara, a Buddhist temple built in the 1960s which holds the distinction of being the only shrine in the world that is hollow. The city is a big draw for the tourists.

Kalutara city Sri Lanka is anextensive city of Kalutara lying on the palm strewn beach which is an ideal get away for a holiday. The city is a busy and well developed area offering all the amenities one would expect on a holiday. The city is well-known for its mangosteens and basket wear. The city’s outlying areas closer to the beach are quiet and relaxed, but equipped with all the quality services. The city enjoys a long and fascinating history and is a great place to explore the culture of the island, while the beach resort of the same name is a place to get away from it all and explore nothing more than the crystal blue water which is one of the holiday maker’s favorite aspects of this resort.

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