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Photo Credit: Anantara Kalutara Resort

Kalutara is a large coastal town in the Western Province and is in the close proximity to Colombo. Located about 40 kilometers away from the capital, Colombo, It is also considered as a resort paradise. The tourist, as well as locals, prefer Kalutara as a beach getaway as it is close to the capital and can save travelling time if you are staying in the capital.

Hotels in Kalutara are of varying types from motels to guest houses to luxury five-star hotels. If one is seeking a luxury experience, an ideal place as recommended by most visiting Kalutara would be, AVANI Kalutara Resort. The resort is a perfect hideaway for the busy city routine.

Located in close proximity to the estuary the design of the resort is a blend of contemporary design and traditional Sri Lankan architecture. Friendly staff, spacious comfortable rooms, great food all make the resort stand out.

Apart from the amazing beach, Kalutara has to offer there are other things in the town to keep oneself occupied. The Kalu Ganga which is one of the major rivers in Sri Lanka meets the sea in Kalutara.There are boat safaris offered on the river which takes one through the mangrove vegetations in the close proximity.

The Kalutara Maha Bodhi is situated right pass the Kalutara bridge and sits on the bank of Kalu Ganga. A famous Buddhist temple. Many people stop by and pay homage to the temple before continuing their journey. The beaches in Kalutara are sandy and are perfect to just lie back and relax.

Kalutara is not too far from Bentota where there is plenty of options for those interested in water sports. With the varying amount of activities to engage in Kalutara has always been a popular holiday destination for families.

Shehara Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world.Google+