Sri Lanka holidays
Kalutara is approximately 42 kilometres south of Colombo and known for basketmaking and producing excellent quality mangosteens (delicious, sweet fruit). The town itself is bisected by a busy major road with small shops, business, markets etc. on either side. The Gangatilaka Vihara, the Buddhist shrine situated by the bridge across the Kalu Ganga has a hollow dagoba, the inside of which is decorated with a frieze of paintings. By the road there is also a sacred Bodhi Tree where drivers can stop to make offerings.
The Anantara Kalutara offers simplistic elegance on a secluded beachfront on Sri Lanka's...