Situated in the district of Kalutara, the coastal city of Beruwala is diverse in culture. Historically it was one of the first cities in Sri Lanka that Muslim traders first settled in and the Muslim culture in Beruwala can be traced as far back as the 8th century AD. Guests at Heritance hotels one of the finest 5 star hotels Sri Lanka possesses have to take a tour around the serene city and visit the Kachimalai Mosque, Beruwala Lighthouse, Galapata Temple and much more.

The Kachimalai Mosque is the oldest Islamic mosque in Sri Lanka and has always been a popular attraction to culture curious visitors. For serious trekkers the climb to the lighthouse is a must! The picturesque beauty the international light house offers is well worth the effort. The Galpatha Temple is a unique delight to every history and architectural buff. Built during the 12th century, the art and design of this shrine never fails to captivate its audience. To really catch a glimpse of the locale, do stroll around the fishing harbour and be a witness to the everyday life of a local fisherman.

Another intriguing factor about Beruwala is the fact that it’s a gem business hub. Those who are fascinated with rocks must make a trip to the China Fort – gem trading fair at Beruwala.
Demure and distinct the city of Beruwala never ceases to enchant.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Shazzana Hamid is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary. Disguised as Lavinia Woolf she writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+